Gasparilla Tournament Information

Match Length:
All matches will be best of 3 games to 25 with the deciding game, if necessary, to 15. There is no cap!!!

Age Divisions: 
2-day Divisions: 11 Club and 10 Club
3-day Divisions: 18 Open, 18 Club, 17 Open, 17 Club, 16 Open, 16 USA, 16 Club, 15 Open, 15 USA, 15 Club, 14 Open, 14 USA, 14 Club, 13 Open, 13 Club and 12 Club  
*2-day divisions run Sat-Sun and 3-day divisions run Sat-Mon!
**Divisions must have at least 8 teams entered or two divisions may be combined.

Levels of Play for JVC Tournaments:

  • Open Division (highest level of play)
  • USA Division (second highest level of play)
  • Club Division (third highest level of play)

Division Formats:
All 2-day divisions will have formats designed to guarantee each team at least 4 matches in each division. All 3-day divisions will have formats designed to guarantee each team at least 7 matches.

For this year's event, there will NOT be any tie-breaking games played.  In the case of a tie, the teams will be ranked by head-to-head results in case of a 2-way tie, or in the case of a 3-way tie: set percentage, and then, if necessary, point percentage.

Team Entry Fee:
$325 for 10 and 11 Club Divisions (2-day event Sat-Sun)
$575 for all other divisions (3-day event Sat-Mon)
$400 discounted rate for out-of-state teams for 3-day divisions and $300 for 2-day divisons
**Entry fees will be refunded up to 45 days prior to the first date of play.

Paid 1st officials provided for all matches. Match Pay for officials shall be $28 for Provisionals, $32 for Regionals, and $36 for Junior National/National.
CLICK HERE for officials' registration details for this and other JVC hosted tournaments.

Host Hotel & Stay, Play, and Save Policy:
All teams participating in this event must stay in the host hotels.
**Click on hotel information for specifics!

Once a club has registered for the Tourament, you will be able to book hotel room for the Club/Team(s)

Tournament Schedule:
Saturday wave times will be posted no later than December 15th.
A full tournament schedule will be posted on no later than 8pm on Wednesday, February 14th.

Spectator Registration Information and Cost:
Purchase your spectator wristbands in advance at
Wristbands will be available for purchase online approximately 10 days before the first date of tournament play and will remain open throughout the event.
Spectators will also be able to purchase a wristband at the door each day, beginning at 7am, that will gain them entrance to the playing venues.

$28 for a All Tournament wristband purchased online before 11pm the night before tournament play begins
$30 for a All Tournament wristband online OR on-site after 11pm the night before tournament play begins
**Children 10 and under are free
**Lost, forgotten or stolen wristbands will need to be re-purchased.

$10 for a Single Day wristband purchased online before 11pm the night before tournament play begins
$15 for a Single Day wristband purchased online OR on-site after 11pm the night before tournament play begins
**Children 10 and under are free
**Lost, forgotten or stolen wristbands will need to be re-purchased.

Team Check-in:
MANDATORY SportWrench Online Team Check in will open approximately 1 week prior to the event.  
There is NO coaches meeting on Friday night.
COACHES OR CLUB DIRECTORS MUST check in their teams prior to tournament play.  (consists of verifying the roster and receiving coaching wristband(s)).
Teams will be issued a coaching wristband for up to 3 ADULTS listed on the validated roster in SportWrench at Team Check-in.
Athletes will need to show their jersey to gain entrance to the venues. 

Team Check-in Locations and Times:
Friday, February 16 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Tampa Convention Center Championship Desk.
Saturday, February 17 from 7:00am-3:30pm near admission to each venue.

If a protest is to be filed, it must be done at the time of the incident, NO LATER. 
The first referee is obligated to acknowledge and record all protests. 
ONLY THE FLOOR CAPTAIN MAY FILE PROTESTS. The exception to this rule applies to the 14U and younger divisions, where the acting team coach may act. 
All protests will be handled by the Protest Committee and their decision is binding. A Protest Committee will consist of any two of the following: Tournament Director, Assistant Tournament Director, Head Official, Florida Region of USA Volleyball Board Member, National Official or a non-involved Club Director.

Cooler Storage/ Picnic Area:

- Outside food and beverage is prohibited on Tampa Convention Center property except in the designated cooler storage location.
- TCC offers convenient storage and picnic seating for food and beverage items contained in cooler(s) or similar storage device(s).
- Please refer to the map above for the designated location of the cooler storage area.
- TCC is not responsible for items left in the storage area and all items must be removed from the area at the close of the event daily. Any items left behind will be discarded.
- TCC offers healthy alternatives at our concession areas that include freshly made sandwiches, salads and daily specials that include a hot entrée.

Facility Rules:

  • Due to incidents in previous years, there will be a NO TOLERANCE policy for misbehavior by players/teams and spectators in the venues.
  • Ball Handling is NOT allowed outside of the exhibit halls in the Convention Center. 
  • Coolers and outside food and drink are NOT ALLOWED in ANY faciilty (store and consume outside).
  • Only water and sports drinks may be brought inside the facilities. 
  • The Tampa Convention Center is allowing coolers and outside food and drink to be consumed on the dock area just outside the back of the Exhibit Hall. 
  • Coolers and other large bags of food/drinks can be dropped off at the dock entrance at the Northwest corner of the building on Franklin Street. 
  • Tournament Staff will transport the coolers and bags up the dock to a designated area. 
  • The coolers and bags can then be accessed from the Exhibit Hall doors on at the back of the East Hall and consumed on the docks at the tables and chairs provided. 
  • Violation of these policies or any other general misbehaviors may result in IMMEDIATE dismissal from the facility for the remainder of the day.

Athletic Trainers:
There will be athletic trainers available to tape ankles and assist with minor injuries at each facility.  
Athletes must provide tape and pre-warp for any pre-existing needs.  Tape and pre-wrap are only provided by the tournament for emergency purposes.
EMT's will be in the Convention Center in case of emergency.