Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I REGISTER?
Click here for Registration page with all details.
HOW MANY PLAYERS CAN I HAVE ON THE ROSTER?
3 on 3 team includes up to 4 players (3 starters and one sub). 5 on 5 team includes up to 6 players (5 starters and one sub).
CAN I PLAY ON MORE THAN ONE TEAM?
Yes, as long as they are not in the same division and you qualify for the playing level in each division registered. In addition, we will not be responsible for scheduling conflicts.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?
Early Bird— Deadline: June 29, 2020
- 3 on 3 Team Registration at $180 per team
- 5 on 5 Team Registration at $270 per team
Final— Deadline: July 13, 2020
- 3 on 3 Team Registration at $200 per team
- 5 on 5 Team Registration at $300 per team
CAN WE HAVE A TEAM WITH BOTH MALE AND FEMALE PLAYERS?
Yes, the Adult Divisions have a Co-ed format. Co-ed teams in 3-on-3 division can be comprised of two (2) females and one male or two (2) males and one female. Co-ed teams in 5-on-5 division can be comprised of Three (3) females and Two males or three (3) males and two females. Please note that in co-ed play, a female must contact the ball if the ball is contacted more than once. Nets for co-ed play are at men’s height. Female players can play in a “Male” division, but male players are not allowed in a “Female division.
In the Junior Divisions, if you have a mixed gender team, you will be placed in the male division.
WHAT ARE THE DIVISIONS?
ADULT DIVISIONS: Men’s, Women’s and Co-ed with both 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 formats. Four levels: Open (elite level), “A” (advanced), “BB” (Intermediate), and “B” (Recreational). (not all levels offered in all formats. See registration page)
MASTERS DIVISIONS: Men’s, Women’s and Co-ed with a 3 on 3 format only.
JUNIOR DIVISIONS: Boys and Girls with a 3 on 3 format only. Ages 12 – 18 (see registration page for details)
CAN WE CHANGE OUR TEAM NAME?
We can’t guarantee that your team name change will be reflected in the brackets, so it’s important that you give us your correct team name to begin with name changes can be sent up to 1-WEEK PRIOR TO EVENT VIA EMAIL… but again we cannot guarantee to accommodate your change.
CAN I CHANGE MY ROSTER AFTER I AM REGISTERED?
Yes you can adjust your roster until the start of tournament play, as long as the replacement is of the same playing level. Roster changes must be done at the Pre-Event check-in before your first game. Roster changes cannot be made online. It is the responsibility of all new players to fill out a player change/liability release form prior to their first game; otherwise, the team will forfeit games played with the non-registered player prior to the form being completed. Roster change forms are available by clicking here and/or at Pre-event check-in. We encourage you to fill out and email in to us in advance. However, you MUST also retain a copy and bring to the event and present to us as added protection for you as ALL changes must be on file at the event scoreboard BEFORE PLAY BEGINS. No exceptions!
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
All entry fees are non-refundable.
CAN I REQUEST A SPECIFIC TIME TO PLAY?
We can not guarantee that we can accommodate schedule requests. All requests will be considered but will not be accommodated should it impact negatively on the other teams scheduled in that division.
HOW DO I KNOW MY TEAM REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE?
Upon completion of registration a Confirmation will be sent to Credit card holder and/or Captain’s e mail. Please print out the confirmation for your records. To ensure a prompt start on Saturday morning, Captains should make sure all team members know their team’s name and therefore can report to the correct court promptly on Saturday morning.
WHAT ARE THE RULES?
Tournament Information and Event Rules can be found HERE.
WHAT DO WE GET IF WE WIN?
Prizes are awarded for First-Place and Second-Place in each level and division of play. In keeping with the amateur status of Spikefest, no cash prizes are awarded. Due to sponsorship solicitation, prizes are not known until event time. However, you can count on the same great prizes Spikefest is known for in the past.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER POLICY?
Play will continue through inclement weather as much as possible. If it’s necessary to stop play, it will be postponed in 30 min. increments until conditions are suitable to resume play. It’s very important that all teams remain close to the event site so that games may resume in a timely manner once the weather has improved enough to resume play! The event is not canceled until an official announcement has been made by Event/Tournament Director. If you leave the site before such an announcement you will forfeit the rest of your games. If event has to be cancelled the Alternate rain date will be activated.
WHEN DO WE GET OUR SCHEDULES?
See website for player check-in information and times
ALL TEAMS PLAY BOTH DAYS! – However, exact games times are not available as game times
are dependent on when prior games are completed. All related information can be gotten at the scoreboard tent on site.
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PRE-EVENT CHECK IN?
Player Check-In Information will be sent via email to captains and will be posted on the Spikefest website well before the event date.
WHO NEEDS TO COME TO PRE-EVENT CHECK-IN?
One member from each team needs to check-in at the pre-event check-in. Sending more than one causes confusion and delays.
IF I AM THE ONE DESIGNATED TO CHECK IN FOR MY TEAM, WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
To check-in please bring your registration confirmation email, you will need your team name and the Captain’s name. you will be required to sign off on the check in.
CAN I CALL THE PRE-EVENT CHECK-IN AND RECEIVE MY TEAM’S SCHEDULE?
We’re sorry but we can not allow teams to call and check-in.
WHAT IS THE SURFACE?
The surface is GRASS (except where specifically advertised as a sand tournament, or where in cases where we are offering both sand and grass tournaments).
WILL THERE BE FOOD AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE ON-SITE?
Yes, a wide variety of food and beverage items will be available for purchase.
CAN I BRING MY OWN COOLER AND TENT?
Players may keep a small cooler in their own vehicle, but no coolers over the size of 24 quart will be allowed in the athletic field area. In addition, no alcoholic beverages are allowed on site unless otherwise served on site by an authorized vendor. Please note all coolers may be searched upon entry or at any time during the event by event staff, security staff or law enforcement per venue regulations.
Tents – You can bring your own shade tent as long as it measures 10′ x 10′ or less and does not feature any business/corporate graphics. All tents and personal belongings must be removed at the end of play each day. Spikefest is not responsible for any loss or theft that may occur.
WHAT LEVEL SHOULD I ENTER?
The highest ranking of one of your team members is the level of play that your registration should reflect. For example, if a member of your team is an “A” advanced player and the remaining members are recreational or intermediate players, then you need to register at the “A” advanced level.
Please note that “Sandbagging” is not allowed and teams sandbagging will be ejected from the tournament.
Below are the guidelines for appropriate level to enter your team and avoid sandbagging. If your team breaks these guidelines and you are playing in a level that is truly below your ability… you are a SANDBAGGER (AKA the lowest form of creature on the Volleyball planet, a person who is a 6th grader and beats up a kindergartener and feels good about it).
Level B (Beginner)
- No jump serving,
- No consistent bump, set and spike
If you can do these things, you are in the wrong division. Go up to at least BB.
Level BB (Intermediate)
- No consistent Jump Serving
If you can consistently jump serve and place the ball down inside 10′ of the net line on your spike occasionally, you are in the wrong division. Go up to A.
LEVEL A (Advanced)
- Can bump, set spike consistently
- Can occasionally place the ball on a power spike less than 10′ form the net
If you do this consistently, you are in wrong division. Go up to OPEN.
OPEN (ELITE, VOLLEY GOD)
- We are the best, no limits
- Can jump serve consistently AND PUT THE BALL down inside 10″ of the net consistently with power.
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