Showdown 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 Division: 12 Club 
3-day Divisions: 18 Club, 17 Open, 17 Club, 16 Open, 16 Club, 15 Open, 15 Club, 14 Open, 14 Club, 13 Open, 13 Club 
For JVC Tournaments: Open Division (highest level of play), USA Division (second highest level of play), Club Division (third highest level of play)
*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.

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.

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:
$350 for 12 Club Divisions (2-day event Sat-Sun)
$500 for all other divisions (3-day event Sat-Mon)
Discounted rates: $385 for 3-day divisions and $250 for 2-day divison ONLY for teams/clubs outside Tri-State area of FL, GA and SC  
**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.

$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.

$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:
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 4:30-6:30pm at the Convention Center Hall B
Saturday, February 17 from 7:00am-3:30pm near admission.

Facility Rules:

  • There will be a NO TOLERANCE policy for misbehavior by players/teams and spectators in the venue.
  • Ball Handling is NOT allowed anywhere off the volleyball courts inside the venue nor outside of the exhibit halls in the facilities. 
  • Coolers and outside food and drink are NOT ALLOWED in ANY of the facilities. 
  • Only water and sports drinks may be brought inside the facility. 
  • In order to comply with the fire marshal, NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO BRING THEIR OWN CHAIRS INTO THE VENUES. 
  • Violation of these policies or any other general misbehaviors may result in IMMEDIATE dismissal from the facility for the remainder of the day.

Rules of Play:
The rules of play are as prescribed in the USA Volleyball Domestic Competition Regulations. (Note for the 2017-2018 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).

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.

Athletic Trainers:
There will be athletic trainers available to tape 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.