skip navigation

2021 Spring Classic Tournament - AAU Super Regional

Avoid the long lines at the event! 
Order your gear online - before or after the event. Store will remain open for up to a week after the end of the event.

COACHES: IMPORTANT TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

PLEASE OPEN AND PRINT OUT THE TWO DOCUMENTS BELOW

This is the waiver form that all coaches must present to secure their wrist bands. Teams can have up to 22 persons (coaches, players, spectators) in attendance on Saturday. All must sign (adults sign for players). Please be sure to indicate role. We will match the waiver form with the event roster and distribute Sunday's wristbands at the end of your wave Saturday. 

NO WAIVER FORM, NO ENTRY, NO EXCEPTIONS


This is as described. Rules for participants and spectators as they pertain to the SPRING CLASSIC EVENT. Facility, play, ref, check-in. All important information. 


COACHES NOTE THAT TEAMS WILL BE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE FULL OFFICIATING CREWS. THERE ARE LINKS AND ATTACHMENTS TO AAU RULES (they are the same as USAV) AS WELL AS SCORE KEEPING TUTORIALS. 

Note also that you will need an electronic hand whistle (mouth whistles are tough under a mask).

Please take these responsibilities seriously


Winners receive a FREE* entry into the AAU National Championships in Orlando, FL, Volleyball Festival in Phoenix, or the West Coast Championships in Las Vegas, NV!

ENTRY FEE

We encourage teams to enter early to guarantee Entry. 
Entry Fee: $400 per team
Entry Deadline: extended to 3/8/21, $40 late registration fee after 3/8

Divisions: 

  • U18 (16 Teams)
  • U16 (16 Teams)
  • U14 (16 Teams)
  • U12 (8 Teams) - added 2/11/21

REGISTER HERE

Admission

No charge for spectators on Saturday.


 Live streaming will be available on all courts. 

More details will be posted here as we get closer to the event.

Future Spring Classic Dates:

2022: March 12-13

Event Format and Play information changes

Teams: As of 2/19/21, we have made some changes to our format and event rules in order to accommodate the Phase 2 rules regarding competition. We are also adhering to facility rules set by the Hub in accordance with their County Health Department rules. 

Please read our updated rules below.

Spectators and team limits

Currently Saturday we will be allowing Spectators. Each team will have a maximum of 22 people allowed into the event. This includes players, coaches, and spectators.

Sunday there will be no spectators. Coaches will be issued wristbands only for the players and coaches on their roster. Chaperones are not part of team staff and will not be admitted on Sunday.

2021 Spring Classic: March 13-14, 2021

Under Armour Presents the 2021 AAU Spring Classic

 

This is an open entry event for teams looking for an alternative tournament that is not a National Qualifier. The event is for teams of all levels. This is the second year as an AAU Super Regional. We find that several teams attend post season AAU events, and this event gives you another opportunity to use your AAU Membership and - more importantly - a chance to earn free entry to one of THREE AAU Post Season Events. Securing AAU memberships continues to be a lower cost than USAV, making this a cost-effective alternative.

REVISED 3/8:

SATURDAY WILL BE WAVE PLAY:
AM WAVE: U16 & U18, 9:00 AM START
THERE WILL BE A BREAK BETWEEN WAVES TO CLEAN THE FACILITY
PM WAVE: U12 & U14, 4:00 PM START

PLAY WILL BEGIN AT 10:00 AM SUNDAY

The event will be held at the NW Sports Hub -- a 14 court facility in Centralia. Live streaming is available on all courts for those that cannot attend,

All Gold Division finals will be played on the feature wood courts at the NW Sports Hub. The Under Armour All-Tournament Team for each age group will be presented after each Gold Final. This will not be an option due to Facility rules during Phase 2. No playoffs or prizes will be provided. The AAU entry refund will still be awarded to the highest finishing team in each age division.

Our format calls for all divisions to get at least 6 matches, with 3 matches (minimum) on Saturday.

Team Totals & Format

U18 Division: 7 Teams 

  • Round robin on Saturday-Sunday, which guarantees all teams 6 matches
  • After round robin play, we will have two additional placing matches:
  • Gold Match (1 vs 2); Bronze Match (3 vs 4)

U16 Division: 9 Teams Saturday, 7 teams Sunday

2-rounds of 3-team pools on Saturday

  • R1 is 1-9
  • R2 is split into 3 groups based on place in round 1. All first place teams in Pool A, etc.

Sunday will be two pools for the 7 remaining teams

  • Gold Pool will be the top 4 places from Saturday
  • Silver pool will be the bottom 3 placers from Saturday

U14 Division: 12 Teams 

  • Saturday will be 4-team pools
  • Sunday will be 3-team pools (6 in D1, 6 in D2)
  • After Pool Sunday will be placing matches: for example AA1 vs BB1, AA2 vs BB2, and so on.
  • All teams will get 3 matches Sunday (2 pool, 1 crossover)

U12 Division: 6 Teams

  • Saturday-Sunday will be a 6-team round robin
  • Sunday after round robin will be placing matches: 1 v 2, 3 v 4, 5 v 6
  • All teams will get 6 total matches

Note that a minimum of 12 teams are necessary for a 100% entry fee refund by the AAU.

Door open and check in team rules will be added Wednesday. 

There will be NO admission charged for Spectators on Saturday


Map of area surrounding HUB. Parking and Entry instructions

Map of area surrounding HUB with parking and entrance instructions

Court Map and Assignments: Saturday


Court Map and Assignments: Sunday

AAU Membership Guidelines:

This event is licensed by the Amateur Athletic Union of the U.S., Inc.·   All participants must have current AAU membership numbers before competition begins (pending status is not acceptable).  Visit www.aauvolleyball.org to obtain membership (club, non-athlete and athlete membership required). Membership is not included in the event entry fee.  BE PREPARED:  Adult and Non-Athlete memberships are no longer instant and cannot be applied for at the event.  Please allow up to 10 days for membership to be processed.

Be sure and import your AAU numbers into AES using a data import. You will be required to turn in an AES roster at the coaches meeting with AAU membership verification. 

Waivered players cannot participate in this event.


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.  We will begin taking registrations December 9, 2020.

Registration deadline  is January 8th extended to March 8, 2021, and entry fee will increase by $40 after that time. You will receive a refund, less a $50 administrative charge if you drop before January 4, 2021. No refunds after January 8, 2021 unless the event is cancelled.

ENTRY FEES

  • $400 per team, early bird registration
  • After 1/8/21 3/8/21 an additional $40 will be charged for late entries

TO REGISTER ON AES CLICK HERE

4-Team Pool

ROUND PLAYING REF
1 1 VS 3 2
2 2 VS 4 1
3 1 VS 4 3
4 2 VS 3 1
5 3 VS 4 2
6 1 VS 2 4
 

 

 

 

 

3-Team Pool 

ROUND PLAYING REF
1 1 VS 3 2
2 2 VS 3 1
3 1 VS 2 3

Additional Tournament/ AAU Information

* Winning teams in age divisions with 12 or more teams will receive a free entry fee to the AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships, Volleyball Festival in Phoenix or the West Coast Championships in Las Vegas, NV.  In divisions with less than 12 teams, the entry to AAU Nationals will be discounted. All teams must register for the event by the appropriate deadline. All three tournaments are open to any team, no qualifying required. For complete rules and guidelines for Super Regional or Grand Prix events, please visit www.aauvolleyball.org.

 

For 2021 Super Regionals 
and Grand Prix Events
# Girls Teams
In Division
% of Entry Fee
paid for Nationals
WCC, or VB Festival
12 100%
11 90%
10 80%
9 70%
8 70%
7 60%
6 50%
5 40%
4 30%

 



Pools and Tournament Handbook

We will be using the AES Tournament Management Software, so all results and schedules will be posted live on AES. Please refer to the online schedule for updates. You can also download our Tournament Handbook (usually available at  least a week before the tournament) for specific AAU tournament and venue rules.


AAU Rules, Scorekeeping, Etc. for participating teams

 

 


NOTE ON ROSTERS:

Coaches/Club Directors:

We will be printing out AES rosters for all the teams and will have them available for you to sign at the coaches meeting. Some directors have emailed us that they are having some issues getting all their players through AES. Here is a response I received from AAU regarding rosters and membership verification:

"Through AES they should be submitting rosters with their AAU memberships verified.  They can do this by doing the import from AAU in their AES account.  If for some reason some of their members do not show up as verified, they can show you a copy of their AAU membership card to prove they have a 2021 membership."
 

It might also be a good idea to login to your AAU and print out a member list, just to be safe. With so many teams coming from out of town, I do not want there to be an instance where we cannot allow a player to play because they cannot prove their AAU membership. 

Additional Tournament and Venue Information

Tournament Hotels

We are working directly with the Lewis County Sports Commission to put together hotel packages for visiting teams. Click HERE to go to the NW Sports Hub page with hotel information for visiting teams. Mention that you are coming to an event at the NW Sports Hub to get special rates.

Tournament Hotels Include:

Centralia:

FAIRFIELD BY MARRIOTT

6223 197th Way SW
Rochester, Wa 98579

Phone Number: (360) 858-5757

The NEW Fairfield Inn & Suites Grand Mound Centralia is your home away from home while attending events at the NW Sports Hub! Located just minutes from I-5, our hotel is in a prime spot for guests traveling to the area. Enjoy complimentary hot breakfast, free WI-FI, heated indoor pool and whirlpool, and 24-hour fitness center. All rooms include a flat screen TV (stream your own Netflix!), plush bedding, and a k cup coffee station. We look forward to your stay!

LAKEVIEW INN

1325 Lakeshore Drive
Centralia, Wa 98531
          Phone #: (360) 736-9344  Fax #: (360) 736-1875

Lakeview Inn Centralia is located just 20 miles south of Olympia. This newly remodeled motel is conveniently located between Seattle and Portland right off I-5 at exit 81. The motel boasts of a wonderful view of Plummer Lake from all the rooms. Guest enjoy free Wifi, free continental breakfast and free parking. We provide clean motel rooms at cheap rates.

 

 

Motel 6 East

702 Harrison Avenue
Centralia, Wa 98531
                       Phone: (360) 330-9844   Fax: (360) 330-8056    
                                                         

We offer great nightly, weekly, and group rates, which include free Wi-Fi, on-site laundry facilities, a microwave and refrigerator unit included in all guest rooms, seasonal heated swimming pool,and we are pet-friendly with no deposit required.We are located 0.9 miles away from the NW Sports Hub. There is also restaurants and shopping within walking distance. We also have a local park right in our backyard.

Chehalis:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites (5.8 miles)

730 NW Liberty Place  
Chehalis, Wa 98532                          Phone: (360) 740-1800

The Chehalis Holiday Inn Express & Suites is located just 2 exits away (I-5 South, 5.5 Miles) from the NW Sports Hub. We are the newest hotel in Lewis County. We offer a Complimentary Full hot Breakfast, FREE WI-FI, Indoor Heated Pool, Whirlpool & Fitness center. All of our rooms include Microwave, Refrigerator, Flat Screen TV and Coffee Maker. We take pride in our hotel and exceptional service. Please consider us as your lodging choice when visiting the NW Sports Hub! 

 

Best Western Plus Park Place Inn & Suites (7.2 miles)

201 Interstate Avenue
Chehalis, Wa 98532

Our BEST WESTERN PLUS hotel is located just 7.2 miles from the NW Sports Hub.  Offering a Full hot breakfast with made to order omelets and for those leaving before 6:00 a.m. we offer "Breakfast To Go."  Inside this dog friendly, NON-smoking Chehalis Best Western guest will find each comfortable spacious accommodation comes complete with cable TV, expansive work areas, FREE high-speed internet access and all comforts of home.

Choose Best Western and "Stay With People Who Care" 

Contact Information

Contact Information:

For questions about the 2021 Spring Classic, please contact our Event Director, Tony Miranda via email at tony@volleyballnw.com or by phone at 425-497-1051 ext. 102