The month of April is spring time and marks the beginning of the season
for April volleyball tournaments held outside.
April is the month for qualifying girls junior volleyball tournaments.
If you are a new volleyball parent looking for more information about
how these qualifiers work check the usavolleyball.org site to read the
The Far Westerns span a full week of competition for girls club and open
volleyball teams around the country.
The first weekend of this tournament April 20-22 is dedicated to a
division for the 12s, 13s, 14s and 15s.
The second weekend April 26 - 28 is dedicated to club and open
divisions for 15s, 16s, 17s and 18s.
With 80 volleyball courts held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center
and Reno Events Center, parents should know that
over 70 college volleyball coaches from Division I and II (according to
University Athlete) attended this event.
Most of these coaches came from colleges in the states of Alaska,
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Georgia, Idaho, Nevada, Nebraska, with
quite a few from Texas,
Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Tournament Sponsor: No Dinx Volleyball
Big South Qualifier is a three-day tournament held at the very
beginning of April in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia World Congress
With more than 800 participating teams, the Big South hosts visiting
teams from American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
compete during the weekend.
Many NAIA, Division I and II college volleyball coaches attend the Big
South qualifier particularly from the states of Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maryland, Missisissppi, North Carolina, New York, Ohio,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia just to name a
few. (University Athlete)
Tournament Magic hosts an innovative Virtual Volleyball Showcase
where each volleyball court is videotaped and within a week the video is
uploaded to a web sire where volleyball players can get a url that they
can use to send to college coaches for volleyball recruiting purposes.
The idea is that players now have a way to showcase their talent
without college volleyball coaches being actually present at the Big
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Official Athletic Footwear: Mizuno
Dallas, Texas is the site of one of the largest April volleyball
tournaments, the is actually the largest junior volleyball qualifier in the
nation with more than 1200 teams participating .
Held inside the Dallas Convention Center, the annual Lone Star Classic
begins the first part of competition dedicated to several divisions for
13s, 14s and 15s on April 15 - 17.
A boys volleyball tournament is included along with the
start of competition for the 11s, 12s, 16s, 17s and 18s.
Parents will be interested in knowing about the first college volleyball
showcase scheduled each since the 2011 edition.
The showcase is a college tournament within the junior club tournament
which features Division I and II teams in a one-day volleyball
tournament which can be viewed by any of the 14,000 junior club teams
and guests of the Lone Star Classic.
The Lone Star Classic offers a Kid Zone where younger siblings of the
participating club volleyball players have a place to play in their own
Mizuno, Molten, Visit Dallas, American Diabetes Association, Advanced
The NorthEast qualifier is one of the popular April volleyball tournaments
which opens play with competition for the club division of 12s, and 13s,
open division for 16s, and open and club divisions for 17s and 18s.
Its the 14s and 15s and 16s takes place at the Baltimore Convention
One of the more popular April volleyball tournaments for college
volleyball coaches from Division I, II, III and NAIA to attend, they come
from all over the US particularly from Connecticut, Florida, Maine,
Maryland, North Carolina, alot from New York and Pennsylvania and
The first weekend of this qualifier is when play begins
for 12s club division, and open and club divisions for the 16s, 17s and
On the first three days the 13s club and 14s and 15s club and open
divisions get started with their competition.
The Show Me Qualifier tournament takes place in the Kansas City
Convention Center on Easter weekend making it one of the busiest April
volleyball tournaments in Maryland.
So for those volleyball players and families interested in attending
church services, a list of neighboring churches of various denominations
is available on the Show Me qualifier web site.
Tournament Sponsors: ASICS, Molten
The first part of the Mizuno Northern Lights tournament annually held
in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 8 -10 is dedicated to the club and
open divisions for 14s and 15s.
The second part begins on April 15 - 17 and opens play for club divisions
for 12s and 13s and open and club divisions for 16s, 17s and 18s.
Parents may be interested in checking out the video recruiting packages
or attending one of the free volleyball recruiting seminars offered by
Volleyball Recruits.net, a new USA volleyball sponsor .
One of the April volleyball tournaments that over 150 Division I and II
college volleyball coaches have registered to attend with quite a few
representing universities and schools with volleyball teams in Iowa,
Colorado, Minnesota, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, South
Dakota, and Wisconsin just to name a few.
Mizuno, Volleyball Recruits.net, Molten
Traditionally, this is one of the first junior girls volleyball tournaments of
the year, hosted by the South California Volleyball Association (SCVA)
which celebrated its 25th year of existence in 2011.
It's Vegas baby.
As one of the oldest February volleyball tournaments for girls club
volleyball the Las Vegas Classic attracts one of the largest number of
college and university coaches from all over the country for volleyball
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the site of the
President's Day Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic in Washington DC which
hosts 5500 girls volleyball players from over 600 volleyball teams that
come from around the country.
Presented by the Metro American Volleyball Club and the Greater
Washington Sports Alliance, clearly this is the largest President's Day
volleyball tournament held in the country with seven age divisions that
range from 11-unders teams to 18-unders teams.
The third day of the tournament is dedicated to Dig Pink Day where all
the participating teams wear pink uniforms to help raise money for
breast cancer awareness and research.
Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic Sponsors:
Under Armour, Water Marque, CHRVA, THS, Molten, USA Volleyball
This girls volleyball tournament is so huge it is hosted at two convention
centers, the San Jose Convention Center and the San Mateo Event
Oregon State University hosts the Fifth Annual Willamette Volleyball
Classic on May 6-8.
The event will be capped by an exhibition match between Oregon State
and Western Washington on Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in legendary
Gill Coliseum. Admission is free to the event and fans can pick up the
2011 spring poster for autographs post-match.
The junior tournament, which will attract four different age groups
(12’s, 14’s, 16’s, and 18’s), will draw 207 teams and over 5,000
coaches, friends, and family members to Corvallis and the Oregon State
campus during Mother’s Day Weekend. Thirty courts await the
participants across campus, with courts at Gill Coliseum, Truax Indoor
Center, Indoor Tennis Pavilion, McAlexander Fieldhouse, Dixon
Recreation Center and Langton Hall. Off campus, five courts will host
the teams at the Boys and Girls Club and Linus Pauling Middle School.
The public is invited to join in the fun and festivities throughout the
weekend. There is no admission charge for entrance into competition
venues or to Fan Fest.
On Friday, May 6, the tournament begins with the Queen of the Court
competition at 5:00 p.m. A select number of teams will take part in the
competition, allowing teams to get extra matches in before pool play
begins. Also, pool play will begin for the 12’s age group.
On Saturday, May 7, teams in all age groups will advance through a
morning wave of three-team pools to a second round of pools in the
afternoon. Pool play begins at 7:30 AM on Saturday. Based on
Saturday’s results, teams will advance into brackets on Sunday.
Bracket play will begin 8:00 a.m. on Sunday. Complete schedules will be
available in the Truax Indoor Center.
The hub of the Willamette Volleyball Classic is Fan Fest, located at the
Truax Indoor Center. Throughout the weekend, Fan Fest provides
hospitality, entertainment, and an exciting atmosphere for tournament
participants and fans alike.
A central tournament scoreboard will keep participants up-to-date on
each team’s standing in the tournament. Fan Fest will also feature an
interactive area for tourney participants as well as for younger fans,
including activities ranging from teaching volleyball skills to measuring
Fan Fest will have concessions and booths from tournament sponsors
such as ASICS, Wilson, Pepsi, University Hero, Jamba Juice and
Domino’s. Fest also includes a free inflatable interactive area for children
On Mother’s Day, (Sunday, May 8), the Willamette Volleyball Classic will
hold a specially catered Mother’s Day Brunch. Available to tournament
participants and the public, the brunch will be held from 10:00 a.m. –
2:00 p.m. in the beautiful second floor Founders Loge of Reser Stadium.
The menu features an assortment of buffet style foods and beverages.
Tickets are $20.00.
For more information, go to www.willamettevolleyballclassic.com.
June Volleyball Tournaments for Girls
No qualifying is required for this five-day tournament which is open to all
club and school volleyball teams.
Hosted at the Phoenix Convention Center, the 2011 theme is Pirate
Queens of the Desert.
Complete with an opening ceremonies, a daily newspaper a college
showcase a festival surviva guide and a raffle ticket giveaway for
Participating teams are guaranteed 14 matches over five days.
Title Sponsor: Nfinity
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