KC Martin Luther King Day Tournament
Confirmed College Coaches attending (there will be a lot more coaches attending from the area, but these are the ones that ordered the recruiting packet up to this point).
Dates: January 19, 20 & 21, 2013
Host: Heart of America Region — 548 S. Coy Street, Kansas City, KS 66105, (913) 233-0445, email@example.com
Divisions: Girls – 18 Club, 17 Club, 16 Club, 15 Club, 14 Club, 13 Club, 12 Club, 18 Open, 17 Open, 16 Open, 15 Open, 14 Open
Recruiting Combine: In conjunction with this tournament, NCSA & Championship Volleyball will run a Recruiting Combine. For more information click on this link.
Format: All Divisions: Pools of 4 teams on Saturday (if numbers allow). Repool on Sunday. All teams will advance to single elimination playoffs on Monday.
Officials: We cover all matches with a paid first official. Teams will need to cover the rest of the officiating duties.
Entry Fee: $550 per team (Must accompany Entry Form) Entry Deadline: Friday, December 14, 2012, as long as space is available.
How To Enter: There is a 4-step registration process for this event:
1. Enter your registration in AES and print out the registration form. Mail entry form and entry fee to the HOA office. Teams will be accepted conditionally into the event.
2. Make hotel reservations through the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Bureau (details on how to do this will follow later) or obtain a waiver for the hotel requirement.
3. Complete your team registration and get approval for competition from your region
4. Update your roster in AES
TEAMS WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED ALLFOUR REQUIREMENTS BY DECEMBER 10 WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE ACCEPTED TEAM LIST AND PUT ON THE WAITLIST IF THEIR DIVISION HAS FILLED UP.
Hotel Reservations: All hotel reservations need to be made through the Kansas City Visitors Bureau. Click this link to get to the housing registration page.
Tournament Withdrawal: Up till November 15: Accepted teams who submit a withdrawal in writing to the HOA office will receive a refund of $450. Between November 16 and December 31, accepted teams who submit a withdrawal in writing to the HOA office will received a refund of $250. After December 31, no refunds will be give nto teams withdrawing from the event.
Accepted Registrations: Click here to see the accepted registrations
Event Sponsors: ASICS, Molten USA
Tournament Ball: This event will use the Molten V5M5000 Flistatec Volleyball for all 13 and over competition. The 12′s division will play with the Molten VBU12-3.
Playing Site: All matches will be played at Bartle Hall, the Kansas City Convention Center.
Awards: There will be individual awards to champions and second place and both third place teams in each Gold division, Silver will receive 1st and 2nd place awards.
Playing Schedule: Will be available on AES
Rules & Regulations: USAV playing rules for the 2011-2013 season will be in effect. Mostl matches will be best two out of 3 sets. Some alternate match formats may be used to accommodate for 3 or 5 team pools if neccesary.
Officiating: All competing teams will be assigned to officiate in the tournament. Teams MUST provide certified referees and scorekeepers or will charged an additional fee. In addition, teams MUSTprovide the 2nd referee, scoreboard operator and 2 linespersons.
Failure to fulfill officiating assignments will result in the loss of 1 point per minute in their next match
Sanction: The tournament ishosted and sanctioned by the Heart of America Region – USA Volleyball. All teams and players must be registered with the USAV. Team and player registration numbers MUST appear on the Entry Form or the entry will be rejected. Teams using illegal players will forfeit all matches and be disqualified from the tournament and the case turned over to the appropriate Regional Commissioner for further action.