We invite everyone to join us for the best Presidents Weekend Tournament in the Northwest, now in our 19th year, the 2015 President’s Day Weekend Tournament has evolved into one of the best three-day tournament values in the Northwest.
Your entry fees are not paying for the rental of a big facility, convention center, or sport-court rentals — we are one of the last great multi-site tournaments. In attending the Northwest Juniors President’s Day Weekend Tournament, you can expect to find quality competition for teams of all ages and skill levels. This tournament will be held at various schools on over 24 courts in and around the South Seattle area (including Kent, Des Moines, Renton, Tukwila, Burien). The tournament is a three-day wave progressive pool play format similar to that of a National Qualifier.
Up officials are provided for all matches — all three days.
AM wave is from 8 AM – 2 PM, PM wave is from 2:30 – 8:30 PM.
This tournament provides an excellent opportunity for out of state teams to spend the three-day weekend in the great city of Seattle, playing volleyball against some of the best teams in the Northwest. In this economy, it is also a great opportunity for U17 and U18 teams not able or unwilling to participate in the Las Vegas Invitational. This event has been a huge success in years past and will offer great competition for all most groups at a reasonable price. With the increased popularity of the U16’s division over the past few years, this tournament will be the premier early season event for U16 teams in the Western United States. The tournament format will be pool play on Saturday and Sunday with playoffs on Monday — ALL TEAMS HAVE PLAYOFFS ON MONDAY. Play should continue no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, President’s Day, so plan accordingly
At the coaches meeting: Rosters that coaches or club directors submitted into AES will be printed out ahead of time for you to verify and sign. We will also collect your signed “Webpoint” USAV Rosters. We will ask that you submit a phone number on the BOTH rosters so that our Tournament Director can contact you throughout the tournament if needed. THESE ROSTERS MUST MATCH AND CHANGES CAN ONLY BE MADE TO THE AES ROSTER.
All coaches are required to carry their signed players’ Medical Release Forms with them at all times during the tournament. You do not need to submit these forms at the Coaches Meeting.
For questions about the 2015 President’s Day Weekend Tournament, please contact our Tournament Director, Tony Miranda via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 425-497-1051 ext. 102
Coaches, note that we do not have the ability to add waivered players to AES rosters. That can only be done at the AES/USA Volleyball level. If you have waivered players, we are aware that they will not appear on your AES roster. As long as they are on your Webpoint roster -- WHICH YOU DO TURN IN AT THE COACHES MEETING -- then they will be legal to play this weekend.
As stated in our tournament information, we n longer have a Friday night coaches meeting. You will have a coaches meeting on the first day of play at your play site. The meeting will occur 30 minutes before play begins. PM Wave teams please be patient, since this is the busiest time of the day for Tournament directors their first priority will be to get the AM wave pools finished and AM wave teams out.
At the coaches meeting, your TD will go over facility rules and format changes that have occurred since the schedule was published in AES. They will have your AES roster for you to sign and verify. YOU WILL ALSO TURN IN YOUR USAV WEBPOINT ROSTER, which is your official tournament roster. Please make sure both rosters have your head coach's cell number in case we need to get a hold of them. Both rosters will be turned into the Puget Sound Region office after the event.
For day 2 and day 3, you do not need to turn in a new roster. There will be a meeting before play begins only to go over the playing rules of the site.
2015 Wave assignments are provided as a reference only. Wave assignments are determined as we approach the entry deadline and are determined by the number of teams accepted into each division.
Actual playing schedules and gym rules will not be posted until the week of the tournament.
2015 Waves and Team Limits:
|AM WAVE||18 Open
|LOCATIONS||Kentwood HS (5)
Auburn HS (3)
|Five 12 Courts (4)
Lakeridge MS (3)
Auburn Riverside HS (3)
U12's Play Sunday & Monday at Highline College & Mt. Rainier HS
Registration is done through AES. You can visit www.advancedeventsystems.com to register your team.
Entry Fees will be processed through Advanced Event Systems (AES) where you can pay online or send a check to “Northwest Volleyball Foundation (NWVBF, 15801 NE 85th St., Redmond, WA 98052)). We will begin taking registrations starting November 1, 2014. Teams that enter by 12/31/14 will receive a discount. Registration deadline will be when all divisions are filled (typically mid-January). There are no refunds after January 2, 2015.
We have several hotels that have set aside rooms for participants in the 2015 Presidents Weekend Event. We are adding hotels as the need arises. We ask that you contact these hotels for your rooming needs. CLICK HERE to see the hotel listing.
As in previous years, in the U14’s and U16′ age groups we will use region Power League rankings (as of the January Power League) to determine which teams will be placed in the Open and Club Divisions. Teams should register for whichever division they think their team should be placed in. We have accepted a total of 80 teams in the U14 division and 56 teams in the U16’s Division. We will seed these age groups top to bottom. In the 14's team 40 will play Open and 40 will play club; in the 16's 32 will play Open and 28 will play Club. Seeding in an inexact science, and we do our best to ensure teams are placed in the appropriate division and have a great experience. By selecting “Open” or “Club” you are not guaranteeing your entry into that division, however it does give our tournament director an idea of which division you feel your team should play in. It also helps us seed teams from the Evergreen Region and Canada who do not have a Power League.
All Playing Schedules will be on the AES Event Page.
We typically post pools by Wednesday the week of the event after all rosters have been submitted into AES. From AES you will be able to print out pools and schedules. Since we no longer have a Friday night coaches meeting, we will note any tournament changes at the top of this page, and have the final version up by Friday afternoon. The coaches meeting serves as every team’s first warning regarding food, drink, and tournament rules. Rule violations at the tournament will result in an immediate penalty.
2015 Playing sites are finalized. Sites may change for Monday playoffs, check the AES playing schedule for final information.
18 Open (AM) & 16 Open (PM)
15 Open (AM) & 16 Club (PM)
14 Club (AM) & 14 Open (PM)
A PDF DUCUMENT WITH FACILITY RULES ON FOOD AND DRINK WILL BE POSTED HERE THE WEEK OF THE TOURNAMENT