Tampa United Slam Tournament Information

Team Entry Fee:
$325 for 10 & 11 Club Divisions
$450 for all other Divisions
$275 discounted rate for all out-of-state teams
**Entry fees will be refunded up to 45 days prior to the first date of play.

Age Divisions:
12-18 Open 
10-18 Club
14-16 USA
**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 divisions will have formats designed to guarantee each team at least 4 matches in each division. 
All teams will play 3 matches Saturday and 1 or more on Sunday.

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

Tie-breakers
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.

Awards:
Medals will be awarded to teams finishing first and second place in the Gold Division as well as first place in all Silver and Bronze division brackets or power pools.

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).

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

  • 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!

Officials: 
Paid 1st officials provided for all matches. Paid 1st and 2nd officials for Gold Finals.

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, 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).  Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the picnic area.
- 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. 
  • AT NO TIME MAY THAT FOOD AND DRINK BE BROUGHT INTO THE FACILITY FROM THE DOCKS!!!
  • In order to comply with the fire marshal, NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO BRING THEIR OWN CHAIRS INTO THE TAMPA 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 athletic trainers available to tape and assist with minor injuries at each of the playing venues.  Tape and pre-wrap is not provided by the tournament.
EMT's will be in the Convention Center in case of emergency.