Florida Holiday Challenge Tournament Information

Team Acceptance Details:
The Open division at the Florida Holiday Challenge is limited to the top 12 teams to ensure the highest level of competition for every match.

  • Teams that qualified for 2017 USAV Junior Nationals will automatically be accepted in the open division for the age group one year older than they played at 2017 USAV Junior Nationals. 
  • Additional teams for this division will be accepted based on the final 2017 Florida Region Rankings.
  • Exceptions may be made by the tournament committee for:
    1. Strong out-of-state teams
    2. Clubs entering all of their "1" teams in the Open Division for all age groups 13-18.
    3. Teams from clubs who did not play the 2017 season in that age group
    4. Teams from clubs who have combined/acquired other clubs since the end of the 2017 season
  • Teams registering for the Open division but not accepted into that division will automatically be placed in the USA Division.
  • Teams wanting to play in the Open Division MUST have their Entry Fee paid by November 8th for consideration for this division unless space is available after that date!

Teams entering the USA and Club Divisions will be accepted based on a first-come first serve basis based on registration in SportWrench and date of entry fee payment. 

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:
Girls: 18 Open, 18 Club, 17 Open, 17 Club, 16 Open, 16 USA, 16 Club, 15 Open, 15 Club, 14 Open, 14 Club, 13 Open, 13 Club and 12 Club
**Divisions must have at least 5 teams entered or divisions may be combined.

Division Formats:
All divisions will have formats designed to guarantee each team 5 matches in each division. All teams will play 3-4 matches Saturday and 1-3 on Sunday.

Tie Breakers:
As in previous years, there will NOT be any tie-breaking games played as we guarantee 5 matches to each team in this event and a number of divisions will have 3-team power pools on Sunday. 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:
Individual medals will be awarded for 1st-3rd in the Gold Bracket and 1st place in the silver and bronze brackets for each division.

Team Entry Fee:
$350 for 12 Girls club division
$400 for all other Girls Divisions
$300 entry fee for teams from outside of the Florida Region

Host Hotel:
This is NOT a Stay and Play event, though teams that want to stay in the Hilton Ocean Walk, Wyndham Ocean Walk and Plaza Resort Hotels MUST book through our block.

Officials:
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.

Schedule:
Saturday wave times will be posted no later than November 10th.
A full tournament schedule will be posted on www.sportwrench.com no later than 8pm on Wednesday, December 6th.

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 7:30am, that will gain them entrance to the playing venues.

ALL TOURNAMENT WRISTBAND:
$17 for a All Tournament wristband purchased online before 11pm the night before tournament play begins
$22 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:
$10 for a Single Day wristband purchased online before 11pm the night before tournament play begins
$12 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:
Saturday, December 9th from 7:00am-3:30pm at Daytona Beach Ocean Center, near admission.

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.

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 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.

Athletic Trainers:
There will be athletic trainers available to tape and assist with minor injuries at the Convention Center.  
Athletes must provide tape and pre-warp for any pre-ehisting needs.  Tape and pre-wrap are only provided by the tournament for emergency purposes.
EMT's will be in the Convention Center in case of emergency.