Tri-County Event Series

Tri-County MLK Challenge - January 19-20, 2019

Tri-County Saint Patty’s Day Slam - TBA, 2019                 

Event Site(s):
Main Site - DS Sportsplex - 3650 SW 10th St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
Secondary Site (If necessary) - Boomers Volleyball Academy - 2921 Center Port Circle, Pompano Beach, Fl. 33064

Team Registration:
Team registration will open at noon EST Friday, November 3rd.
CLICK HERE to register.
*Room for ~80 girls teams. Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first serve basis based on receipt of entry fee

Team Entry Fee:
$0 for all Divisions for MLK Challenge (That's right this is a FREE Tournament)
     **IGNORE the $50 entry fee listed on SportWrench. Register your team(s) and you will be accepted right away. 
$250 for all Divisions for Saint Patty’s Day Slam and Spring Fling
    **Entry fees will be refunded up to 45 days prior to the first date of play.

Age Divisions (all events):
Girls: 18 Club, 17 Club, 16 Club, 15 Club, 14 Club, 13 Club, 12 Club
**Divisions must have at least 12 teams entered or age groups may be combined.

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 7:00am, that will gain them entrance to the playing venue.

$13 for a All Tournament wristband purchased online before 11pm the night before tournament play begins
$15 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 for all 3 events:
$8 for a Single Day wristband purchased online before 11pm the night before tournament play begins
$10 for a Single Day 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.

Saturday wave times will be posted no later than 60 days before each event
A full tournament schedule will be posted on no later than 8pm on the Wednesday before each event

Parking Information:

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:
Checkin for the MLK Challenge event will be on Saturday from 7:30am-3:30pm outside the playing venue.
Checkin for the other events will be on Saturday from 6:45am-3:30pm outside the playing venue.

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

Division Formats:
All divisions will have formats designed to guarantee each team the equivalent of at least 5 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.

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

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.

Facility Rules:
Due to incidents in other events, 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 court area
Coolers and outside food and drink are NOT ALLOWED. Only water and sports drinks may be brought inside the facilities.. 
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.
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.