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2024 President's Day Weekend Tournament


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2024 Presidents Weekend Tournament: Feb. 17-19, 2024

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:

The 27th Annual Under Armour President's Weekend Tournament is an “all-comers” tournament.

Our U12-U18 Girl's Divisions will be a 3-day format with AM/PM Wave play on Saturday and Sunday and playoffs for all teams on Monday. (7 match minimum). 

Our Boy's Division will be a 2-day format with PM Wave play on Sunday and modified double elimination playoffs for all teams on Monday. (5 match minimum).


 

2024 Presidents Weekend Tournament: Feb. 17-19, 2024

 

We invite everyone to join us for the best Presidents Weekend Tournament in the Northwest, now in our 27th year, the 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 25 courts in and around the South Seattle area (including Kent, Des Moines, Auburn, Renton, Tacoma, Tukwila, Burien).  The tournament is a three-day wave progressive pool play format similar to that of a National Qualifier. 

For the second year in a row, we also offer a 2-day Boy's Tournament, to be held on Sunday & Monday. 

Up officials are provided for all matches — all three days. 

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 also a great opportunity for U17 and U18 teams not able or unwilling to participate in out of state showcase tournaments.  This event has been a huge success in years past and will offer great competition for all age groups at a reasonable price. With the increased popularity of the U14, U15, & U16’s divisions over the past few years, this tournament will be the premier early season event for these age groups 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 so plan accordingly.

  • 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. Exception: 3 teams pools that do not lead to a crossover match will play 3/3 to 25.
  • 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 throughout the weekend.

For the U12's through U18's Girls Divisions:

Three-day Tournament: Waves amended 12/5/23 (12's to PM, 15's to AM) to accommodate a larger U14 field.

  • 20- 30 courts in the South Puget Sound area (Sea Tac, Kent, Auburn, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma).
  • We will initially plan for 22 courts and expand if the field grows, and courts are available.
  • AM WAVE:
    • U14 Division: Up to 88 Teams Total; will be pre-seeded and split into Open (32 Teams) and Club (56 Teams). The Club Division will be split into Club A (28 Teams) and Club B (25 Teams) - the top 8 teams from each 1/2 will play in the Gold and Silver Divisions, all other teams will have playoffs in their "half".
    • U15 Division:  16 teams Total
    • Saturday and Sunday & first rounds of playoffs Monday. 8:00 Start all three days,
  • PM WAVE:
    • U18 Division: Up to 28 Teams Total
    • U16 Division: Up to 48 Teams Total; will be seeded and split into Open (24 Teams) and Club (24 Teams). 
    • U12 Division: Up to 28 Teams Total
    • Saturday and Sunday, second rounds of playoffs Monday. Play starts at 3:00 PM Saturday and Sunday, and 1 PM Monday.

Monday is Single Elimination Playoffs. AM Wave teams will start playoffs at 8 AM; PM Wave teams will start no sooner than 10 AM. All playoff matches will be 2/3 


 

REGISTRATION

 

U12 - U18 Divisions (3-day): $550.00 early entry for teams registered and paid by 12/29/23 at 9:00 PM PST. After 12/29/23, entry fee is $600.00 per team.

Boy's Divisions (2-day): $450.00 early entry for teams registered and paid by 12/29/23 at 9:00 PM PST. After 12/29/23, entry fee is $500.00 per team.

When paying by credit card, a credit card processing fee applies. If paying by check, registration & acceptance date will be when the check is received, not when a team is registered online. 

Entry fee is refundable if the tournament is cancelled. Payment is required for acceptance, and teams will be accepted first PAID, first in. Registration date does not determine order, nor guarantee acceptance. There is a $50 administration fee for teams that drop after payment. No refunds after the entry deadline unless the tournament is cancelled. 

For out-of-region teams, this is a stay and play tournament. Teams will be accepted after they pay AND after they have secured their hotel block (minimum 4 rooms per team).

Instructions for Canadian Teams

We typically get quite a few Canadian teams in our tournaments.  Roster verification is now handled by the USA Volleyball National Office; however, we encourage Canadian teams to connect with our Region Office so that the region can connect you with the proper contact at USAV. The National Office will collect your documents and contact us to inform us that your team is able to participate. Please do not procrastinate. The national office WILL NOT allow your team to play without proper documentation. 

Puget Sound Region Office: 425-673-4103, office@psrvb.org

 

HOUSING

 

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This is a Stay and Play event

2024 is the sixth year we have been a "Stay and Play" Event. Northwest Juniors will be using THS (Tournament Housing Services) to help you secure your accommodations. They have excellent customer service and have contracted with great hotels close to our venues. Out of town teams must secure rooms using THS in order to be accepted into the tournament. 

Please keep in mind, that by using THS as our housing service, we are able to continue to offer a great tournament at a reasonable price.

Booking Rules

For teams outside of the Puget Sound Region, you must book your hotels using this link. The minimum is 4 rooms per team. In order to get accepted, teams must:

  1. Register
  2. Pay for the event
  3. Book your hotel rooms

Once a team has completed these steps, they will be accepted to the tournament. 

We look forward to hosting your teams this year!

 

WAVE ASSIGNMENTS

 

Wave Assignments

We will update the division limits when we have a better idea of how many teams have entered each division.

GIRLS DIVISIONS: REVISED 2/4/24 
We are reconfiguring the gyms and will update again as soon as we have confirmation on availability of new gyms.

AM WAVE 14 Open 14 Club 15 Open
# COURTS 8 Courts 14 Courts 4 Courts
# TEAMS

32 Teams

56 Teams
(Split)
16 teams
Locations

Washington HS (4) 

Dakine SC (2)

PSVBA/AMHS (2)

14 Club-A
Franklin Pierce (4)

Sunrise Cts. (3)

14 Club-B

Highline College (4)

Columbia JHS (3)

Saturday:
Kentlake HS

Sun-Mon:

Kentwood HS

 

PM WAVE 18 Open 16 Open 16 Club 12 Open
# COURTS 7 Courts 6 Courts 6 Courts 7 Courts
# TEAMS 28 Teams 24 Teams 24 Teams 28 Teams
Locations

Franklin Pierce HS (4)

Columbia JHS (3)

Saturday: 

Kentlake HS (4) 

PSVBA (2)

Sun-Mon:

Kentwood HS (4)

AM-HS (2)

Washington HS (4)

Dakine SC (2)

Highline College (4)

Sunrise Cts. (3)

 

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 seeding. For Evergreen Region and Canadian teams, we encourage you to register in the division that you think suits your team. We reserve the right to move teams based on seeding and/or to balance the fields. 

Seeding in an inexact science, and we do our best to ensure teams are placed in the appropriate division and have a great experience. 

 

COACHES MEETING & ROSTERS

 

COACHES MEETING DETAILS

We will hold a coaches meeting 30 minutes before the start of play at your gym on Day 1.
We ask that ALL COACHES attend the meeting - even #4 teams in pool. At the coaches meeting, tournament directors will go over specific gym rules, introduce officials, and collect rosters. The coaches meeting serves as your team's first warning regarding food and drink rules in their gym. It is the coaches responsibility to convey these rules to their players and parents. 

Additional information on rosters:

  1. We will provide the AES rosters to our tournament directors, so there is no need for you to print them out.
  2. PLEASE REMEBER: You must bring your USAV roster with you to the coaches meeting. Only cross off the players that are not playing AT ALL this weekend. 
  3. You will sign and turn in BOTH rosters at the coaches meeting Saturday (Sunday for boys). 
  4. The AES roster is for our Tournament Directors Reference, The USAV Rosters get turned into our region office for verification after the event. 
  5. Because it is a multi-day tournament, you only turn in the roster on the first day.

COLLEGE COACHES:

We will have a team information booklet for all the teams in the 18 Open. They will be available for you at the U18 sites. 

Your cost: leave a business card so we know you were here!

ROSTERS:

If you need to make changes after the roster deadline, please email our tournament director (info@volleyballnw.com). The USAV roster is the official roster for the tournament, so if your AES roster cannot be modified in time, please at least sure your USAV roster is accurate (this includes making sure waivered players are on your USAV Roster) - this is the roster you turn in at the coaches meeting on Saturday and this roster must be accurate. Once you turn in your USAV roster, you cannot make changes.

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 USAV roster -- WHICH YOU TURN IN AT THE COACHES MEETING -- then they will be legal to play this weekend.

 

PLAYING SCHEDULE & FORMAT

 

We will use AES tournament software to manage the Presidents Weekend Tournament.

We ask clubs to enter thir rosters in AES by the roster deadline (usually the Monday before play begins). It has been our policy to not publish the playing schedule until all rosters have been submitted.

PLAYING FORMAT

Depending on the format and number of matches, pool play matches will be one of three formats:

  • 2/3 to 25 points with a 27 point cap.  Game 3 is to 15, no cap.
  • 2/2 to 25 with a 27 point cap in both sets.
  • 3/3 to 25 points with 27 point cap on all three sets.

Monday Playoffs will be 2/3 to 25, Game 3 to 15 — with no caps in any games.

TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ADJUST (SHORTEN) MATCHES IF WE ARE RUNNING LATE

Officials are provided, teams must supply a second referee, lines people, and scorekeeper crew. 

Event tees and prizes are provided by Fine Designs and will be available at all sites.





 

PLAYING SITES

 

Confirmed Gyms: 2024

SPECIFIC GYM RULES ARE LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

[FULL 2024 GYM LIST]

Gym Courts Directions
Washington HS 4 12420 Ainsworth Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98444
Franklin Pierce HS 4 11002 18th Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98445
Sunrise Courts 3 16719 110th Avenue E, Puyallup, WA 98374
PSVBA Facility (Sat) 2 4918 20th St E, Fife, WA 98424
Columbia JHS 3 2901 54th Ave E, Fife, WA 98424
Auburn Mountainview (Sun-Mon)  3 28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092
Dakine Sports Center 2 2818 69th Ave W, Tacoma, WA 98466
Highline College 4 2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, WA 98198
Kentlake HS (Sat) 4 21401 Southeast Falcon Way, Kent, WA 98042
Kentwood HS (Sun-Mon) 4 25800 164th Ave SE, Covington, WA 98042
Pierce College 3 9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98498

 

 

GYM RULES

 

GYM-SPECIFIC RULES: Updated 2/12/24

We will be using many of the gyms currently in use for the Puget Sound Region Power League, so most of these gyms already have established guidelines and Spectator rules.

As we get closer to the tournament, we will post facility rules for each gym. Here is a LINK to the Puget Sound Region facility rules page.


AUBURN MOUNTAINVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Sunday & Monday)

28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092

Facility Rules

  • Daily: $5 gate fee for all girls PSR hosted events. Cash only.
  • Gate fees are used to offset gym costs, residual monies collected are donated to the NW Juniors Scholarship program.
  • Under 10 and over 65 admitted free. Rostered coaches and players admitted free.
  • NO FOOD allowed in the gym
  • Outside chairs are NOT allowed
  • The commons will be available for team areas. You may set up a food table there, but we ask that every team clean up after themselves.

COLUMBIA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL

2901 54th Ave E, Fife, WA 98424

 

Facility Rules

  • Daily: $5 gate fee for all girls PSR hosted events. Cash only.
  • Under 10 and over 65 admitted free. Rostered coaches and players admitted free.
  • Gate fees are used to offset gym costs, residual monies collected are donated to the NW Juniors Scholarship program.
  • Please note that the common (foyer) area is very small. Teams are advised to plan accordingly and bring outdoor tents for their eating areas. 
  • Personal Coolers are allowed in the foyer and the hallway.
  • No food tables, no common food. 
  • No sports drinks or pop in the gym.
  • There is limited bleacher seating on one side of the gym. Personal chairs are allowed on the other side of the big gym and in the auxiliary gym, but please bring something like a blanket to place the chair on. At no time should spectator seating interfere with playing or bench areas. Please be courteous and share or vacate your seat when your athlete is not playing. 

DAKINE SPORTS CENTER

2818 69th Ave W, Tacoma, WA 98466‚Äč

 

Facility Rules: https://dakinevc.com/dakine-facility-details/

  • Daily: $5 gate fee for all girls PSR hosted events.
  • Under 10 and over 65 admitted free. Rostered coaches and players admitted free.
  • Gate fees go to offset gym costs at Dakine SC.

FRANKLIN PIERCE HS

11002 18th Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98445

Facility Rules

  • Daily: $5 gate fee for all girls PSR hosted events
  • Under 10 and over 65 admitted free. Rostered coaches and players admitted free.
  • Gate fees are used to offset gym costs at Franklin Pierce HS.
  • Personal food, lunch bags, or small coolers ARE allowed
  • NO food tables allowed
  • NO large coolers allowed
  • Electrical outlets are strictly off limits including charging camera's or personal phones
  • Team areas may be set-up upstairs only

HIGHLINE COLLEGE

2400 S. 240th St, Des Moines, WA 98198

Facility Rules

  • Not charging admission at this time.
  • HIGHLINE will not charge for entry.  But people will have to buy a 1 day parking pass for the parking on campus. $1-$2 at the kiosk in parking lot.. They will now be ticketing on the weekend. 
  • Bring your own chair and a towel blanket to put underneath to protect the floor.
  • No team table /picnic food in the gym. Tables and team food need to be outside. You may bring individual servings of food to eat inside, but must clean up after yourself. 

KENTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL (Saturday)

21401 Southeast Falcon Way, Kent, WA 98042

 

  • Daily: $5 gate fee for all girls PSR hosted events. Cash only.
  • Under 10 and over 65 admitted free. Rostered coaches and players admitted free.
  • Gate fees are used to offset gym costs, residual monies collected are donated to the NW Juniors Scholarship program.
  • Court 4 is the outside gym and has bleachers. Please do not bring outside chairs into this gym.
  • No drinks in the gym except bottled water
  • Outside chairs are allowed, no blanket needed as long as the feet of the chair have a rubber covering. No chairs are to be set-up in front of doors.
  • There is a commons/cafeteria area adjacent to the main gym for team and team food areas. Please do not bring your own tables. 
  • No team areas inside the gyms or in the lobby to the outside gym.

KENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Sunday & Monday)

25800 164th Ave SE, Covington, WA 98042

 

  • Daily: $5 gate fee for all girls PSR hosted events. Cash only.
  • Under 10 and over 65 admitted free. Rostered coaches and players admitted free.
  • Gate fees are used to offset gym costs, residual monies collected are donated to the NW Juniors Scholarship program.
  • Court 4 is the outside gym and has bleachers. Please do not bring outside chairs into this gym.
  • No smoking on school district property (inside or outside). Anyone caught smoking on school grounds will result in their team being disqualified from the tournament.
  • No drinks in the gym except bottled water
  • Outside chairs are allowed, no blanket needed as long as the feet of the chair have a rubber coverings. No chairs are to be set-up in front of doors.
  • No team set-up on bathroom side of the hallway (we must have a 6 foot wide area for people to get through and custodial).
  • No team areas on the “gym side” of the lobby
  • Do NOT park in fire lanes—fire department will come through and ticket cars. The Fire Marshall lives across the street from the school.
  • For Parking: There is parking in the front lot (off 164th), the lot behind the outside gym (off 256th) and another lot located behind the baseball field. The lot in front of the Performing Arts Center will NOT be available Sunday morning. There is a church group that needs those spaces. They will close the gate so that there will be no access to that lot or the front circle on Sunday morning.

PUGET SOUND VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY

4918-B 20th St E, Fife, WA 98424

  • Daily: $5 gate fee for all girls PSR hosted events.
  • Under 10 and over 65 admitted free. Rostered coaches and players admitted free.
  • Gate fees are used to offset gym costs at Puget Sound VB Academy.

Facility Rules (posted 1/19/23)


SUNRISE COURTS

16719 110th Avenue E, Puyallup, WA 98374

Facility Rules

  • Daily: $5 gate fee for all attendees. 
  • Under 10 and over 65 admitted free. Rostered coaches and players admitted free.
  • Gate fees are used to offset gym costs at Sunrise Courts.
  • Players and coaches, ONLY, on sport court. Court shoes only. No crossing through the courts
  • Players and spectators are welcome to eat and drink inside the facility, just not on the sport court
  • No gum is permitted
  • Spectator seating is provided, please do not bring chairs
  • No ice chests/coolers inside
  • Tailgating in parking area is NOT ALLOWED
  • Please park in Puyallup Juniors designated parking. If parking on the road, all wheels must be off of the roadway
  • The use of alcohol is strictly forbidden

WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

12420 Ainsworth Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98444

Facility Rules

  • Daily: $5 gate fee for all girls PSR hosted events
  • Under 10 and over 65 admitted free. Rostered coaches and players admitted free.
  • Gate fees are used to offset gym costs at Washington HS.
  • Personal food, lunch bags, or small coolers ARE allowed.
  • NO food tables allowed.
  • NO large coolers allowed.
  • Electrical outlets are strictly off-limits including charging camera's or personal phones.

Contact Information

Contact Information:

For questions about the 2023 President’s Day Weekend Tournament, please contact our Tournament Director, Tony Miranda via email at tony@nwvolleyball.com  or by phone at 425-497-1051 ext. 102 

 

BOY'S TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

 

BOYS DIVISIONS:

(updated 12/5/23)
Two-day Tournament: 

  • 3 courts at Pierce College - Up to 12 teams per wave
  • Boys U14-16 Division: 12 Teams Accepted
  • Boys U16-18 Division: 12 Total Accepted.
  • Teams will play pool play Sunday and seed into a Modified Double Elimination tournament on Monday. 5 Match minimum.

BOYS COACHES MEETING DETAILS

We will hold a coaches meeting 30 minutes before the start of play at Pierce College. We ask that ALL COACHES attend the meeting - even #4 teams in pool. At the coaches meeting, tournament directors will go over specific gym rules, introduce officials, and collect rosters. The coaches meeting serves as your team's first warning regarding food and drink rules in their gym. It is the coaches responsibility to convey these rules to their players and parents. 

Additional information on rosters:

  1. We will not require Boy's teams to input an AES roster prior to the tournament. 
  2. You must bring your USAV roster with you to the coaches meeting. Only cross off the players that are not playing AT ALL this weekend. 
  3. You will sign and turn in your roster at the coaches meeting Sunday. Only cross out players or coaches that will not participate at all during the event.
  4. Please make sure all information is accurate on the USAV Rosters. Coaches are not permitted to modify the rosters in any way other than to write in jersey numbers. The USAV Rosters get turned into our region office for verification after the event. 
  5. Coaches only turn in the roster on the first day.

Prizes:

We will have prizes for Gold and Silver Division winners.

PLAYING VENUE: PIERCE COLLEGE - FT STEILLACOOM

GYM RULES

9401 Farwest Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98498

[DO NOT GO TO THE PUYALLUP CAMPUS]

Use Parking Lots B & C 
[UPDATED 2/13/2024]
Guest Wi-Fi: Username = NWVolleyball; PW = Pierce2024

Facility Rules

Attendees are encouraged to use their best judgement regarding masks and social distancing while on campus.  Everyone must respect the wishes of other attendees.  Harassment or shaming of others, due to differing personal viewpoints, will be subject to immediately removal from the facility and a permanent ban from campus.

  • There will not be a gate fee for the boy's event.
  • Mask wear is OPTIONAL by all attendees and participants
  • Proof of Vaccination or Screening Questionnaires are no longer required
  • No communal food, no food tables and no big coolers allowed in the building. Teams can utilize Room 302 as a team/food area. Tables are provided, and players can have ther personal coolers/food in the room. NO TEAM FOOD TABLES OR TEAM COOLERS ALLOWED.
  • Personal food is allowed in the area outside the gym or in Room 302, but no drinks or food in the gym
  • No personal chairs allowed as there is plenty of bleacher seating

 

PAST CHAMPIONS

 

Congratulations to the 2023 Champions:

Division Champions
18 Open Seattle Volleyball Academy 16-1 (PS)
16 Open ThunderVanbc 16-1 (CA)
16 Club N/A
15 Open KC Thunder 15 Blue (EV)
14 Open Blue Royals 14 Royal (PS)
14 Club Dakine Warriors 12 Surf (PS)
12 Open SIVBC 12 Monsoon (PS)

Congratulations to the 2022 Champions:

Division Champions
18 Open DaKine 16 Surf
16 Open PS 15 Navy
16 Club DaKine 15 Ohana
15 Open Seattle Juniors 15
14 Open NPJ Seattle 14 National
14 Club NPJ Seattke 13 National
12 Open Blue Royals 12 Royal

Event Host


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