Big Bear

May 21-22, 2016

Gatlinburg, TN

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Match Length

All matches will be best 2 of 3 games to 25 with the deciding game, if necessary, to 15. There is no cap!!!

Age Divisions

18's, 17's, 16's, 15's, 14's, 13's, and 12's
**Divisions must have at least 8 teams entered or they may be combined.!!!

Division Formats

All divisions will have formats designed to guarantee each team at least 5 matches in each division. One or Two wave format depending on number of entries.

Winners Receive Free* Entry

*Winning teams in age divisions with 12 or more teams will receive a free entry fee to the AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships or the West Coast AAU Championships. Any divisions with less than 12 teams, the entry fee will be discounted. All teams must register by the appropriate deadline  .
National AAU Volleyball playing rules and membership requirements apply.

Entry Fee

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$325 for 12's & Boys Division, $395 for all other Divisions

Registration

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Room for 136 teams. Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis based on entry fee post-mark.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds given after teams are accepted unless a division does not make. This event fills fast.

Additional Tournament Info

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There will NOT be a coaches meeting on Friday night. However, COACHES OR CLUB DIRECTORS MUST check in their teams (consists of signing the roster, picking up coaching credential pass(es), and playing schedule/tournament procedures) at the playing venue.

The complete schedule for the entire weekend and seeding will be posted to the AES web site by 8pm on Wednesday the week of the event, will be updated if any teams add or drop, so check the web site regularly that week.

Paid 1st official provided for all matches, paid 2nd official for all Gold Division Semifinal and Final Matches.

Courts #1-17 at the Rocky Top Sports World Gatlinburg,TN

Will be posted on AES website by 8:00pm on Wednesday the week of event and will be updated if any teams add or drop.

Please check website regularly that week.

Host Hotel & Stay, Play, and Save Policy

All teams participating in this event receive SIGNIFICANT savings if they stay in our Host Hotels.

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Check-in Locations and Times

Saturday,  from 7:15am-3:30pm inside the Rocky Top Sports World  across from where admission is sold.

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Admission

This year's event will have an admissions fee for spectators of $10 per day or $18 for a tournament pass. Children 6 and under are FREE!


**Credit cards will be accepted at the door.

Athletes will just need to show their jersey to gain admission to the Hall.

Teams will be issued a coaching credential pass for each ADULT they have listed on their roster in AES.


Spectators will be able to purchase a colored wristband at the door each day, beginning at 7am, that will gain them admission to the playing venue.

Facility Rules

There will be a NO TOLERANCE policy for misbehavior by players/teams and spectators in the venues.


Ball Handling is NOT allowed outside of the exhibit halls in the convention center.


Coolers and outside food and drink are NOT ALLOWED in the convention center. Only water and sports drinks may be brought inside the facility.


Violation of these policies or any other general misbehavior may result in IMMEDIATE dismissal from the facility for the remainder of the day.