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2019 VOLLEYBALL FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 36th annual championships are June 27-30, 2019 in the Phoenix Convention Center. Teams play all 4 days. Welcome Party is June 26 (6-8 pm). Over 500 teams ages 12-18 from across the USA and around the world will compete.

Volleyball Festival 2019

Welcome To The Volleyball Festival Site...


INFORMATION BELOW IS FROM VB FESTIVAL WEBSITE

VF PLAYING WAVES - 2019 SCHEDULE

The most current schedule and results will be updated on www.advancedeventsystems.com.

In general, play will start at the below times for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday play. Sunday's last day of play start times depends on format and a team's performance during the tournament. 

  • AM (8am): 12s, 14s, 17/18s
  • PM (3pm): 13s, 15s, 16s

FESTIVAL THEME:

2019 WELCOME PARTY

Join us Wednesday, June 26 from 6-8 pm for the "Swing into the Jungle" Welcome Party!  The beauty and excitement of the jungle will be on full display at our themed dance party at the Phoenix Convention Center. Come dressed in your best jungle themed costumes to have a swinging good time and kick off Volleyball Festival 2019!


Festival On-site Team Check In - 2019

Team Check In will be at the Phoenix Convention Center, Room TBD.

    - Tuesday, June 25: 4-8pm

    - Wednesday, June 26: 9am-6pm.  

    - Late check in Thursday, June 27: 7am-1pm (must be at least an hour before you play or ref)

New for 2019, we will use a new Festival Waiver form that can be completed and signed online. Prior to Team Check in, all Players, Coaches and Chaperones on the Team Roster must fill out the FESTIVAL WAIVER FORM online (instruction details coming soon).

At Team Check in you need to bring:

    - A Medical Release Form (USAV form is ok) for all Players

    - A copy of your AES roster with AAU numbers verified (use AAU Import quick link on AES)

    - If AAU numbers are not showing verified, bring one of these three forms of verification:

        *AAU membership card copy; or 

        *AAU Club Listing (generated from AAU website Club Director Account); or 

        *AAU Team roster (generated from AAU website Club Director Account).

Once checked in, you will receive a Team Bag with goodies, souvenir programs and Team Credentials.  Anyone wanting to attend the Welcome Party from 6:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 26 will need their Credentials to enter. So if you are doing Late Check In, your players will not be able to attend the party without buying a ticket.

A Club Director or Team Parent can perform the Team Check In as long as they have all the proper documentation.


ADMISSION AND PASSES

For Information on the Admission options for 2019 Click HERE

 

 

REGISTERED PLAYERS, COACHES & CHAPERONES

All registered players, coaches and chaperones on team rosters with an AAU number are admitted free of charge to playing facilities and the Welcome Party at the Phoenix Convention Center.  Players and coaches must present their credentials for entry to playing facilities. Credentials are distributed in team registration bags at onsite check-in.

 

PRE-BUY ADMISSION PASSES

All-Access and Weekly passes are available online purchase HERE. Save $5 though Sunday, June 24.

Information Covered:

*** AVOID LONG LINES THURSDAY MORNING - BUY PASSES TUE. or WED. ***

Parents and guests not booking hotel rooms through Festival Housing can purchase admission at the Phoenix Convention Center Box Office windows at the following times and prices.

HOURS

  • Tuesday, June 26 (2pm-8pm)
  • Wednesday, June 27 (9am-8pm)
  • Thursday, June 28 through Saturday, June 30 (7am-8pm)
  • Sunday, July 1 (7am-4pm)

PRICING

  • Daily: $10 Adults; $8 Children (6-12), Seniors (62+) & active Military (with ID)
  • Weekly (4 days): $40 Adults; $32 Children, Seniors & active Military
  • All-Access (4 days + Welcome Party): $45 Adults; $35 Children, Seniors & active Military
  • Welcome Party only (Wed., June 27, 6-8pm): $10 Adults, Children, Seniors & Military
  • Kids 5 & under FREE

USE FESTIVAL HOUSING, GET FREE ADMISSION

Parents and guests receive complimentary All-Access Passes if they make a 4-night, or greater, hotel reservation through Festival Housing at one of the Festival properties.  The All-Access Pass grants admission to all playing sites and the Welcome Party Wednesday, June 27, 6-8 pm at the Phoenix Convention Center. If less than 4 nights are booked, you will receive Daily Wrist Bands for complimentary admission to all playing facilities equal to the number of nights on your reservation.  You will not receive an All-Access pass or complimentary admission to the Welcome Party.


FRIENDS & FAMILY

  • We ask that parents only book 2 rooms per reservation. 
  • Only Friends and Family booking through Traveling Teams receive complimentary admission to the Volleyball Festival. We have worked hard to negotiate the best rates and packages at the chosen properties.  If you find a better rate at one of the Tournament properties, please alert Corey Morgan at corey@travelingteams.com, and we will work with the property to try and match it. 
  • Friends and Family booking directly with the hotels, internet travel sites, travel agencies, etc. will NOT receive complimentary admission to Volleyball Festival events.
  • There is no room night minimum, EXCEPT at the Hyatt Regency, Marriott Renaissance and Sheraton Downtown, which have a 3 night minimum for all reservations (due to contractual guarantees at these properties).  This minimum may be removed at a later date if guarantees are met. 
  • All reservations must be associated with an attending club and team. If you are booking for a team, please use the Teams & Clubs procedures mentioned above.
  • Click HERE to see available hotels and rates or to book rooms.
  • All reservations require a credit card and are subject to a two night per room deposit. 
  • An Early Departure fee will be applied for early checkouts for all reservations.
  • Complimentary admission passes can be picked up at designated tables at the Phoenix Convention Center (room TBD) beginning the afternoon of June 25, 2019.

PARENT Block Information 2019

The teams will be staying at the Hyatt House Scottsdale/Old Town. We have set aside a block at this hotel for parents as well, with a pickup deadline of 3/31/19 or until filled. Instructions on how to secure a room from this block are posted below.

FROM TRAVELING TEAMS: 

Please have all individuals click on the link below and enter your teams Group Block Code to submit their information. 
Booking Deadline: 3/31/2019 12:001 AM
Your booking deadline may have been extended. If the above date has passed, please try your code for accommodations in your team's block.

Group Block Code: 8N0-7H6 Click HERE to access the block
Hotel: Hyatt House Scottsdale / Old Town
Hyatt House Scottsdale / Old Town
4245 North Drinkwater Blvd.

Room Availability: 

  • 2 BR / 2 Room Suite, $178.00, 2 total available
  • 1 BR Suite King Bed & Pullout Sofa, $128.00 6 total available

Phone: Contact Traveling Teams at 866-468-3268 ext. 808
Email: shelby@travelingteams.com 


Flight Itinerary 2019

Please Note: Matches have been scheduled as late as 4:30 on the last day of play, so keep in mind when scheduling your flight home the last day of the tournament. Please schedule your return flight after 6 pm

*If you choose to make your own flight arrangements, arrival and departure times should coincide with the group airfare, return flights must depart after 6 p.m.

ALASKA AIRLINES

GOING: Flt 656: June 25th SEA (9:45 a.m. )è PHX (12:45 p.m.) (non-stop)

RETURN: Flt 643: June 30th PHX (7:25 p.m.)èSEA (10:25 p.m.) (non-stop)

Club Itinerary: Members on club itinerary are listed here.

15 UA Grey

15 UA Blue

Airlines

Airlines

Meet at AIRPORT 

Departs at 

Arrives in Phoenix 

Meet at AIRPORT 

Departs at 

Arrives in Phoenix 

Lead: Jacqueline Probst

Lead:  Michelle Ray

Also on this flight:  

Coaches: J. Sanchez, C. Brown

Players: P. Kimmerly, B. Quilliam, A. Winder, C. Vonderhaar, E. Winter,

I. Bradshaw, J. Vuong

 

Also on this flight: 

Coaches: C.Hui, V. Chup

Players: K. Moen, R. Garcia, J. Cho, C. Hollingbery, A. Ray

 

 

 


Hotel Information 2019

The teams will be staying at the Hyatt House Scottsdale/Old Town

 4245 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, 85251

+1 480 946 7700

Teams: 

Team:

15 UA Blue

Team:

15 UA Grey

Room 1: 2 BR Suite

Vettiar Chup, Chris Hui, Jason Sanchez

Room 1: 1 BR Suite

Casey Brown

Room 2: Chaperone, 1 BR Suite

Michelle Ray

Room 2: Chaperone, 1 BR Suite

Jacqueline Probst

Room 3: Players - 2 BR Suite (up to 5)

R. Garcia, K. Huang, A. Ray

R. Westby, L. Aiello

Room 3: Players - 2 BR Suite (up to 5)

B. Quilliam, P. Kimmerly, E. Winter

C. Vondehaar, E. Soderquist

Room 4: Players - 2 BR Suite (up to 5)

J. Cho, C. Hollingberry

B. Jung, K. Moen

Room 4: Players - 2 BR Suite (up to 5)

A. Winder, J. Vuong,

I. Bradford, J. Hauge