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2016 President's Day Weekend Tournament

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2016 Presidents Weekend Tournament: Feb. 13-15, 2016

We invite everyone to join us for the best Presidents Weekend Tournament in the Northwest, now in our 20th year, the 2016 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.

RESULTS

Thanks to all teams for playing in our 20th Annual tournament!

We hope to have all the results posted by tomorrow. We are waiting for all final results to come in. Our tournament directors put in a lot of time (hopefully you thanked them on the way out) and are working to deliver final results.

~Tournament Staff

Wear Pink on Sunday

Don't forget to wear pink on Day 2 of our event. Just one small way you can show support, via the Sideout Foundation and the Dig Pink Tour.

Wear Pink on Day 2 of all Multi-day Tournaments

Show your team’s support by wearing pink on the second day of every multi-day event. Coordinate with your team to create your own shirts or visit Shop Dig Pink® to order shirts, jerseys and more. Don’t forget to take a team picture and post online with #DigPink. Check out the great prizes you and your team can win!

 

Playing Schedules

All Playing Schedules will be on the AES Event Page. ALL PLAYING SCHEDULES ARE NOW POSTED (as of 2/10/16):

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.


2016 Presidents Day Tournament Details

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.  It is 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

  • R1/Up Officials are provided all three days; teams must supply a second referee, lines people, and score keeping crew during their officiating assignment.
  • All pool play matches will be 2/3 to 25 points with a 27 point cap.  Game 3 is to 15, no cap.
  • U12 pool play will be 2/2 to 25; playoffs will be 2/3 matches.
  • 3 team pools, will be 3/3 to 25 unless a crossover format between two 3-team pools is used.
  • Playoffs will be 2/3 to 25, Game 3 to 15 — with no caps in any games.
  • Event tees are provided by Fine Designs and will be available at most sites

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.


2016 Wave Assignments

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.

Waves and Team Limits:

AM WAVE 16 Open (28 Teams) 16 Club (32 Teams) 14 Open (40 Teams)
PM WAVE 18 Open (28 Teams) 15 Open (32 Teams) 14 Club (40 Teams)
# COURTS 7 Courts 8 Courts 10 Courts
LOCATIONS
SATURDAY
Kentwood HS (5)
Glacier School (2)
Sumner MS (3)
Lake Ridge MS (3)
Kilo MS (2)
Fife HS (3)
Columbia JHS (3)
Lakota MS (2)
Illahee MS (2)
LOCATIONS
SUN/MON
Kentwood HS (5)
Mattson MS (2)
Auburn Riverside (3)
Lake Ridge MS (3)
Kilo MS (2)
Fife HS (3)
Columbia JHS (3)
Auburn HS (4)

U12's Play Sunday & Monday: Mt. Rainier HS (3) & Glacier School (2)
Play begins at 8 AM both days
Final Round Sunday, approx. 6 PM
Finals Monday, 4 or 5 PM

WAIVERED PLAYERS AND ROSTERS

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.

COACHES MEETINGS

As stated in our tournament information, we no 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.


Registration & Entry Fees

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, 2015.  Teams that enter by 12/31/15 (Eastern Standard Time) will receive a discount.  Registration deadline will be when all divisions are filled (typically mid-January). There are no refunds after January 2, 2016.

ENTRY FEES

  • U14-U18 teams: $450 before 12/31/15, $500 starting 1/1/16
  • U12 teams: $350 before 12/31/15, $400 starting 1/1/2016

TO REGISTER: 

  1. Go to Advanced Event Systems to register your team and club
  2. Click on Create Account if you are a new user. If you already have a password and username, skip to step 4. If not, fill out the club info and hit the submit button
  3. Next, fill out the Club Director info, creating a username and password and making sure to keep your username and password in an accessible spot for future use.
  4. Enter your username and password and login.
  5. Once logged in, add players and staff by clicking the appropriate link. AES integrated with USAV's Webpoint system, if your region uses Webpoint, WE HIGHLY recommend using the USAV Import link. This will save you time.
  6. If you are not from a Webpoint Region then you will need to manually enter or import players and staff
  7. Click Teams -- add teams
  8. Click on “Enter Events.” Here you can search for events by region and select our event. You will build your roster after you select the event, division(s) per team, then click BUILD ROSTER.
  9. Click on Continue. You do not need to build or submit your roster to enter the tournament, however you will need to do so to be fully accepted into the event.
  10. You can pay for your entry now or print out an entry form and mail with a check to Northwest Volleyball Foundation, 15801 NE 85th St., Redmond, WA 98052
  11. Any teams  that have not inputted their rosters by 2/8/16 may be dropped from the tournament. At minimum, they will be assessed a $25 late-roster fee, due at the coaches meeting .

Contact Information

Contact Information:

For questions about the 2016 President’s Day Weekend Tournament, please contact our Tournament Director, Tony Miranda via email at tony@volleyballnw.com  or by phone at 425-497-1051 ext. 102 

Seeding & Division Assignments

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 60 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 28 will play Open and 32 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.

2016 Playing Sites -

Saturday Gyms Sunday Gyms Monday Gyms
Kentwood HS (5) Kentwood HS (5) Kentwood HS (5)
Glacier HS (2) Mattson MS (2) Mattson MS (2)
Fife HS (3) Fife HS (3) Fife HS (3)
Columbia JHS (3) Columbia JHS (3) Columbia JHS (3)
Illahee MS (2) Auburn HS (4) Auburn HS (4)
Lakota MS (2) Auburn Riverside HS (3) Auburn Riverside (3)
Lake Ridge MS (3) Lake Ridge MS (3) Lake Ridge MS (3)
Kilo MS (2) Kilo MS (2) Kilo MS (2)
Sumner MS (3) Mt. Rainier HS (3) Mt. Rainier HS (3)
  Glacier HS (2) Glacier HS (2)

 

  • Kentwood High School (5 courts): 25800 – 164th Avenue SE, Covington, WA 98042 Directions
  • Mattson MS (2 Courts): 16400 SE 251 St, Kent, WA 98042  Directions
  • Auburn High School (4 Courts): 711 East Main St., Auburn, WA 998002 Directions 
  • Lake Ridge MS (3 Courts): 5909 Myers Rd. E, Sumner, WA 98390 Directions
  • Sumner MS (3 Courts): 1508 Willow St, Sumner, WA 98390 Directions
  • Auburn-Riverside High School (3 Courts): 501 Oravetz Road, Auburn, WA 98092 Directions
  • Fife HS (3 Courts): ‚Äč5616 20th St E, Fife, WA 98424  Directions
  • Columbia JHS (3 Courts): 2901 54th Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98424 Directions
  • Kilo MS (2 Courts): 4400 S 308th St, Auburn, WA 98001 Directions
  • Illahee MS (2 Courts): 36001 1st Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003  Directions
  • Lakota Middle School (2 Courts): 1415 SW 314th St, Federal Way, WA 98023 Directions
  • (Former) Glacier HS (2 Courts): 2450 S 142nd St., SeaTac, WA 98168 Directions
  • Mt. Rainier HS (3 Courts): 22450 19th Ave. S. Des Moines, 98198 Directions

A PDF DUCUMENT WITH FACILITY RULES ON FOOD AND DRINK WILL BE POSTED HERE THE WEEK OF THE TOURNAMENT