Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival Tournament Information

2018 Bid Information:

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

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.

Junior Divisions:  
2-day Divisions: GIRLS 14 USA, 14 Club, 12 USA  and  BOYS 18 Club, 17 Club, 16 Club and 15 Club
3-day Divisions: All GIRLS 18's, 17's, 16's, 15's and 14 Open
*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 Bid Divisions (listed above) at the Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival.

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)

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

Division Formats:
All girls' divisions will have formats designed to guarantee each team in 18's, 17's, 16's, 15's and 14 Open divisions at least 7 matches
All teams in the Boys and remaining Girls USA and Club divisions at least 5 matches.

Tie-breakers
For this year's event, 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.

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 Division (2-day event Sat-Sun)
$450 for 14 USA, 14 Club (2-day event Sat-Sun)
$675 for All 18's, 17's, 16's, 15's and 14 Open (3-day event Fri-Sun)
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 18 Club, 17 Club, 16 Club and 15 Club (2-day event Sat-Sun)

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

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

Courts:
Courts #1-90 in Halls A, B and C at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC)

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).

Tournament Schedule:
Friday and Saturday wave times are posted on the tournament Waves and Schedule Page.
A full tournament schedule will be posted on www.SportWrench.com no later than 8pm on Wednesday, February 28th.

Spectator Registration Information and Cost:
Purchase your spectator wristbands in advance at www.SportWrench.com.
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.

ALL TOURNAMENT WRISTBAND:
$25 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.

SINGLE DAY WRISTBAND:
$13 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.

Spectators who register in advance online may pick up their wristband at spectator registration outside of Hall A, beginning at 12pm Friday, to gain entrance to the playing venue.   Spectators who did not register in advance online or need to register in person may pay their spectator registration fee and pick up a wristband in the Westin Hotel next to the Skybridge connecting it to the convention center starting at 7am each day. 
Lost, forgotten or stolen wristbands will need to be re-purchased.

Spectator Wristband Pickup and Registration Hours:
Friday, March 2nd: 7:30am - 9pm
Saturday, March 3rd: 7am - 6pm
Sunday, March 4th: 7am - 1pm

Team Check-in Details:
MANDATORY Online SportWrench Team Check-in will open approximately 1 week prior to the event.
Roster Requirements:  All Team Bench Personnel (Coaches, Asst. Coaches, Team Rep/Mgrs) MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF: a current Membership, current Background Check , IMPACT Coaching certification and a SafeSport Certification.
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 coach and player wristband(s)).
Teams will be issued a coaching wristband for up to 3 staff and up to 15 players 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:
MANDATORY Online SportWrench Team Check-in will open approximately 1 week prior to the event.
Roster Requirements:  All Team Bench Personnel (Coaches, Asst. Coaches, Team Rep/Mgrs) MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF: a current Membership, current Background Check , IMPACT Coaching certification and a SafeSport Certification.
Thursday, March 1st from 5:30-8:00pm
Friday, March 2nd from 7:30am - 9pm at the Boston Convention Center outside Exhibit Hall A at Team Registration.
Saturday, March 3rd from 7:00am-3:30pm outside the Exhibit Hall A at team registration.

Facility Rules:
Due to incidents in previous years at other venues, 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 the convention center.
Only water and sports drinks may be brought inside the facility.
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.