Girls volleyball tournaments are one-day or multi-day events organized
to provide opportunities for girls teams of all levels to compete against
each other within a specified amount of time.
There are girls volleyball tournaments that cover all types of skill levels
and disciplines, including high school tournaments, beach volleyball
AAU volleyball tournaments, sitting volleyball tournaments, and of
Before the beginning of a tournament, each team is given a "seed"
which is a "ranking" or "position" for the tournament which is usually
based on the team's winning and losing record coming into the
What usually happens is that once all the teams for a particular
tournament have been entered, then the organizers assign "seeds" to
The top seeds are the more powerful teams that have entered the
tournament with the best winning records while the lower seeds are
usually the weaker teams.
There are different formats in which tournaments can be played such as
double elimination, single elimination or pool play.
Tournaments can be played entirely with one format or as what happens
in many beach tournaments, they can be played as a combination of
one of these three formats.
So, in a 64-team volleyball tournament, the first several rounds of play
will be single elimination which knocks out a certain number of teams
immediately after they lose one time, until the top 16 remain.
When the 64 volleyball teams are reduced to 16 this would mark the
beginning of the playoff rounds.
Most organizers choose the double elimination format for the playoff
rounds in their tournaments.
In playoff rounds using the double elimination format, teams who win get
to stay in a winner's bracket to play against each other, while teams
that suffer their first loss in the playoff rounds are allowed to play
against other one-loss teams in the loser's bracket until they suffer a
second loss then they are out of the tournament.
In other words a team must lose two times before they are completely
out of a tournament.
Most tournament organizers offer prizes, cash, or points and/or rankings
for teams that finish in the top 16 positions.
The strongest team to work their way back through the loser's bracket
without losing a second match plays against the winner of the winner's
bracket in the volleyball tournament final.
Many organizers prefer to use the pool-play formula for their
tournaments because it's a way for them to guarantee the teams that
enter (especially when an entry fee is required to enter the tournament)
a specific number of matches they will play regardless of their win loss
It's not fun to pay a $50 entry fee to play in a tournament, then travel
across country to play in it, rent a room and rental car to get to the
playing site, and then after all that lose your first match in a single
That's called "one and done" and it does not feel good, trust me.
Pool play is an especially common format for junior level girls volleyball
tournaments where the goal is to get young volleyball players as much
concentrated competition and game time as possible.
In this format, teams are organized into groups which are called "pools."
So for example, let's say the first four top seeded teams in a
24-volleyball team tournament are each placed in a pool. Seed n.1 is in
Pool A, Seed n.2 is in Pool B, Seed n. 3 in Pool C and Seed n. 4 in Pool
Then Seed 5 goes in Pool A and so on...this is one way to fill the pools
for the tournament.
This is just an example, tournament organizers may not want four pools
of six but they may choose to have six pools of four teams in a 24-team
But as you can see, once organizers decide how big they want their
volleyball tournament to be and how many teams they want to have
entered, then they can choose to use one or more of these formats
which determines how many matches each entered volleyball team could
Playing in girls volleyball tournaments are designed to provide teams and
players a large amount of playing experience in a short amount of time.
Find more information on volleyball tournaments in the pages
Beach volleyball tournaments have seen a huge growth in popularity in
the United States due to dominance in the sport by three-time Olympic
gold medalists Misty May Treanor and her partner Kerri Walsh Jennings.
Get information about some of the most popular annual beach volleyball
tournaments in the United States. If you are an organizer or promoter
then list the information about your tournament on this page so our
readers can register.
There are numerous junior volleyball tournaments hosted annually in
large cities in the US.
USA Volleyball has sanctioned these tournaments which offer club teams
to enter players to participate in different age divisions.
Check out more information in this section.
The college volleyball tournament takes place every year from the end
of August to the end of September.
Immediately after collegiate players report back to school for a
two-week preseason training period, the college volleyball tournaments
season commences for four weeks.
Find out which colleges are hosting tournaments this year.
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