Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival Tournament Information

2019 Bid Information:

  • 3 bids for Girls 18 OPEN DIVISION
  • 3 bids for Girls 18 USA DIVISION
  • 1 bid for Girls 18 AMERICAN DIVISION

Levels of Play for JVC Tournaments:

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

Team Entry Fee Informaion
**Entry fees for Junior Divisions will be refunded up to 45 days prior to the first date of play
Junior Girls 
$325 for 12 USA
$450 for 13 USA
$675 for All 14's, 15's, 16's, 17's, 18's
Click here for 18s Qualifier information.  
**Foreign teams are not eligible to participate in the Girl's bid divisions (listed above) at the Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival

Junior Boys:
$450 for 15, 16 & 17 Club
$675 for 18 Club

Adult Men and Women: Information posted at www.yankee.org

Junior Divisions:  
2-day Divisions: GIRLS 12 & 13 USA and BOYS 15, 16 & 17 Club
3-day Divisions: All GIRLS 14's, 15's, 16's, 17's, 18's and BOYS 18 Club
*2-day divisions run Sat-Sun and 3-day divisions run Fri-Sun!
**Divisions must have at least 8 teams entered or two divisions may be combined.
***No matches will be scheduled to begin later than 8:30pm on Friday
****Foreign teams are NOT eligible to particiate in any USAV Bid Division (GIRLS 18 Open, 18 USA, 18 American) at the Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival.

Division Formats:
All 3-Day divisions will have formats designed to guarantee each team at least 7 matches.
All 2-Day divisions will have formats designed to guarantee each team at least 5 matches.

Roster Requirements:  
All Team Bench Personnel (Coaches, Asst. Coaches, Team Rep/Mgrs) MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF the following:

  • a current Membership
  • a current Background Check
  • IMPACT Coaching Certification
  • SafeSport Certification.

NEW 2019 TEAM CHECK IN PROCESS (READ ALL DETAILS BELOW):

  • MANDATORY SportWrench Online Team Check in will open approximately 1 week prior to the event.  
  • COACHES OR CLUB DIRECTORS MUST complete Online Team Check in for their teams prior to tournament play.  Paper rosters will not be accepted. 
  • Upon completion of Online Team Check in each coach assigned as a "Primary" staff member will now receive a unique QR code pass via text/email for access to playing venue(s).  There is a MAXIMUM of 3 “Primary” staff members per team.  Any additional members will have to purchase passes online for entry into the event.
  • Each Primary staff member will need to present their QR code pass (printed or on a mobile device) with the corresponding photo ID to gain entry into the venue(s) AT ANY TIME. 
  • Athletes will need to show their jersey to gain entrance to the venues. 

ONSITE CHECK IN LOCATIONS AND TIMES:
No need for onsite check in! Coaches bring your unique QR code pass and corresponding ID to the door for each entry, players just need to be wearing uniform! 
NO MORE WRISTBANDS to keep track of!

Match Length:
All matches will be best of 3 games to 25 with the deciding game, if necessary, to 15. There is no cap!!! 
**TEAMS MISSING ANY OFFICIATING ASSIGNMENT WILL BE PENALIZED ONE POINT PER MINUTE LATE, UP TO 25 POINTS, ON THEIR NEXT MATCH.

Seeding:
Seeding for the Girls 18 Open division will be done by USA Volleyball. For all other divisions seeding is based on teams' tournament finishes at the larger Jan and Feb events in the Northeastern US along with Regional and National Rankings.  We will also solicit recommendations and additional information directly from Club Directors for teams from outside of the Northeast for some divisions, especially in the Open divisions. 

Format Details:
**Flowcharts will be posted on Sportwrench.com once the event goes live

  • Girl's 14's, 15's, 16's, 17's and 18's Divisions 
    Friday and Saturday: Pool Play
    Sunday: Bracket Play
  • Boys 18 Club
    Friday: 3-team Pool Play (or first 4 matches of 4-team pools for a few teams)
    Saturday: Completion of the 4-team pools in AM and Pool Play for all teams in PM
    Sunday: 3 team Power Pools and/or Bracket Play
  • All other Girls and Boys 2-day Divisions 
    Saturday: Pool Play
    Sunday: Bracket Play with consolation matches or 3-team power pools
    **Note that the 12's division will play under the standard 14 and under rules using a Volley Lite Ball and a 7'0" net. NO Step-in line or special serving rules!

Tie-breakers
There will NOT be any tie-breaking games played EXCEPT in the 18s bid divisions.  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. Click here for 18s Qualifier information.

Officials:
CLICK HERE for officials information regarding the Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival and other JVC events.

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 your club has registered for the tournament, you will be able to book hotel rooms for your club/team(s).

Rules of Play:
The rules of play are as prescribed in the USA Volleyball Domestic Competition Regulations. (Note for the 2018-2019 season, the “Test” rules regarding what happens when an illegal player is found on the court will be in effect—see Rule Book for updated language. (DCR pg. 15).

Protests:
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, National Official or a non-involved Club Director.

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 facility.
  • Only water and sports drinks may be brought inside the facilities. 
  • In order to comply with the fire marshal, NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO BRING THEIR OWN CHAIRS INTO THE CONVENTION CENTER. 
  • 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 a athletic trainers available to tape and assist with minor injuries and serve as a first responder to more serious injuries.  
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.