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 Registration: through June 30, 2021
- 3 on 3 Team Registration at $180 per team
- 5 on 5 Team Registration at $270 per team
Late Registration: July 1 – July 13, 2021
- 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?
Mens, Womens, Co-ed: 3 on 3 and 5 on 5
- AA (Elite) – 3’s
- A (Advanced) – 3’s
- BB (Intermediate) – 3’s and 5’s
- B (Recreational) – 3’s and 5’s
MASTERS DIVISIONS: Mens 35+ and 45+, Womens 35+ and 45+ – 3’s
JUNIORS DIVISIONS: Boys and Girls 12’s, 14’s, 16’s, 18’s – 3’s
CAN WE MAKE CHANGES? ROSTER/DIVISION/TEAM NAME
When a team registers for Spikefest, the team representative will receive a registration confirmation email. The email will contain a link that enables the team rep to make changes as needed.
Changes may be made until 8:30am, July 17, 2021. Changes after 8:30am will need to be requested through the tournament director.
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
No refunds after June 1, 2021.
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 1st and 2nd 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 cancelled 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 matches. If the event has to be cancelled, the Alternate rain date will be activated.
WHEN DO WE GET OUR SCHEDULES?
Pools for day one will be posted on July 15, however, if we have any late entries, this will affect the pools and schedules. We suggest that players check the website, Spikefest.volleyballlife.com often to keep track of tournament schedule info! For day 2, refer to the same website to view brackets. Seeding from day 1 will be used to place teams in the brackets for day 2.
HOW MANY MATCHES DO WE PLAY?
Teams will change sides every TEN points scored.
Teams are guaranteed 3 matches on Saturday and 2 matches on Sunday.
Matches on Saturday will be 2 sets to 21.
Matches on Sunday will be best 2 out of 3 to 21 (3rd set, if necessary, will be to 15).
For the larger divisions, after 2 rounds of bracket-play, play-off matches will be ONE set to 21 until the championship. The final match in each division will be best 2 out of 3 to 21 (3rd set, if necessary, will be to 15).
HOW DO I CHECK MY TEAM IN?
Check-in will be July 16, 8:00am, through July 17, 8:30am. Check-in will be completed online. Check-in link will be available on July 16.
HOW DO I GET MY T-SHIRT?
The team representative will need to come to the Championship tent to pick up the t-shirts for their team 7:30-9am July 17.
WHAT IS THE SURFACE?
The surface is GRASS.
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 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.
CHOOSING THE APPROPRIATE DIVISION/WHAT LEVEL SHOULD I ENTER?
The player with the highest skill level determines a team’s level of play. A team member ranked as an “A” player who has “BB” ranked players on his team would register the team as an “A” team. No changes to level of play or division will be allowed on site. Sandbaggers go against the principles of Spikefest and offending players will be ejected from the tournament. Sandbagging is defined as a player who enters into a division below his or her ability.
Complaints regarding sandbaggers should be reported at the Championship desk to the Tournament Director.
Below are the guidelines for the 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 (recreational)
- Plays for fun
- Enters tournaments sometimes
- Does not have “big” hitters
Level BB (Intermediate)
- Can pass, set, hit consistently
- Plays in leagues and/or tournaments
- Competes well but not a crusher consistently
- Not a tall player but has good skills
Level A (Advanced)
- Competitively pass, set, hit consistently
- Has great skills
- Plays often in leagues/tournaments
- Hitters have power and physically big
- Competitive jump serve
Level AA (Elite)
- Highest level of competition
- This level is for the Elite player
- This level is for the crushers!
- Volley God!
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