Rocky Top Classic

September 8-9, 2023

Sevierville Convention Center - Sevierville TN


Two Day Tournament ( Friday & Saturday ) Middle School Saturday Only

The largest high school tournament in the southeast hosting 9 States will  run  on  a  two‐day  format,  beginning  late  Friday  afternoon  and  continuing  through Saturday so teams can experience great competition while still enjoying the fun and excitement of the Great Smoky Mountains. This is an awesome way to experience volleyball in an environment where every level, Varsity, JV and your Middle Schools all play under one Roof! 

Age Divisions

Varsity, Junior Varsity & Middle School

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. Middle School will only be playing on Saturday.

This is a sanctioned High School Event.

Room for 100 teams! Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis based on entry fee post-mark. This event really does fill fast....

Cancellation Policy: If you withdraw after June 1st, all fees will be forfeited. Please send entry fee made payable to PRVC by the same date (or register and pay online).


Online Registration & Entry Fee

Use this Section if you want to register AND pay online with a Credit Card.

Mail-in Registration & Entry Fee

Use this Section if you want to register by mail and pay with a check. Fill out the form online, print it out, then mail to below address with a check!

Make Checks Payable to:
Attn: Rocky Top Classic
P.O. Box 23738
Knoxville, TN 37933

Additional Tournament Info

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There will NOT be a coaches meeting on Friday. However, COACHES MUST check in their teams (consists of picking up coaches' and players' credentials and passes, and playing schedule/tournament procedures) at the playing venue.

Doors will open for Coaches Checkin starting at 2:30pm Teams will be allowed on courts at starting 3:00PM Friday and 7:00am Saturday

Spectator Ticket Sale will begin on Friday starting at 3:00.
Doors for spectator entry will not open until 3:30pm Friday and 7:20am Saturday
Two-day Tournament pass $25.00
All spectator 4 and under are Free

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. It will be updated if any teams add or drop, so check the web site regularly that week.

This event only uses paid TSSAA officials.

Courts #1-21 at the Sevierville Event Center @ Wilderness at the Smokies

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

First Wave - no earlier than 4 pm
Second Wave - no earlier than 6 pm

There will be a trainer available to tape ankles and assist with minor injuries as well as serve as a first responder to more serious injuries. PLEASE provide your own wrapping supplies.

Host Hotel & Stay, Play, and Save Policy

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

All hotels MUST be booked through the Director!!!

Due to the size of this event and the amount of hotel rooms that have been blocked off, please fill out the hotel request form to ensure discounts!

Information on all the available hotels is will be release after form is filled out.

Book rooms for a mini family vacation!


Please direct all questions to:




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Check-in Locations and Times

Friday, September 8th, 2023 from 3 pm-5:30 pm (according to your start time) inside the Sevierville Event Center.  202 Gists Creek Rd, Sevierville, TN 37876


Wilderness at the Smokies

1424 Old Knoxville Hwy.
Sevierville, TN 37876
Room rate Coming Soon for 2023

For Rocky Top Classic exclusive discounted room rates, Please see your coach for more information. 


This year's event will have an admissions fee for spectators of $25 for a weekend tournament pass. Children 4 and under are FREE!

Online Ticket pre-sales link will be available throughout your teams coach.

Cash only accepted at the  Convention Center venue.

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

Spectators will be able to purchase a colored wristband at the door each day, beginning at 3 pm Friday, 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 facility.

Coolers and outside food and drink are NOT ALLOWED in the facility. 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.