Over 330 teams will be competing in this year’s Winter Bump Volleyball Classic. We appreciate your participation in what has become one of the finest juniors volleyball tournaments on the East Coast. Following is general information for the tournament to help guide spectators, players, and coaches. Please make sure to forward the information to all necessary persons.
Winter Bump Elite Challenge Showcase – THREE DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER!
If you are not registered by this Friday, January 8th, you are not guaranteed the t-shirt color that matches your graduation year!
2016 – GREEN
2017 – PURPLE
2018 – GREY
2019 – RED
Associating a particular color to each graduating year allows college coaches to quickly determine the age of each athlete. If they are specifically looking for an outside hitter graduating in 2017, they will focus on athletes wearing purple. Because shirts have to be ordered in advanced, any players who do not register before this Friday will not receive the color t-shirt associated with their graduation year. We will have an alternate color for athletes that register late but supply will be limited and not guaranteed.
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The tournament will be using the following playing facilities:
Winter Bump Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
2101 Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Myrtle Beach Sports Center
2115 Farlow Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
*Both facilities share the same parking lot.
Winter Bump Elite Challenge Spartanburg
Upward Star Center
9768 Warren Abernathy Hwy.
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Team check-in will take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and Upward Star Center on Friday, January 15th from 6 – 8pm.
Starting Saturday morning from 7 – 7:45, and Saturday afternoon from 12:30 – 1:45 teams can check in at all playing locations.
Required: A coach or team rep must present a roster and JVA Coaches check-in sheet to receive player badges and coaches wristbands. A maximum of 15 player badges and 3 staff wristbands are allowed.
*Players must present badge at all times entering or leaving the tournament. Coaches must have the wristbands on. Lost or misplaced team wristbands or badges must be replaced for $25.
General Information – All Teams
Doors will open at 7am. There will be no coaches meeting at the start of the tournament, Teams should check in and report directly to their court. Tournament will have an AM and PM wave format. Specific team schedules will be available the week prior to the tournament. AM wave will start at 8:00 am and PM wave will start at approximately 2:30 pm. Pool play on Saturday and Sunday will be followed by playoff brackets on Monday. The event will use AAU competition rules. Libero will be allowed to serve. Division GOLD winners will receive a Champion t-shirt and medals. GOLD second place will receive medals. All other bracket winners will receive medals.
*** ALL LOCATIONS – TEAMS MUST BRING BALLS FOR WARM-UP***
All matches will be best 2 out of 3 (25-25-15) and all matches are starting at 0. There will be no cap. Warm-ups will be 2 (shared) 4-4.
In Myrtle Beach all ties will be broken by the computer on Saturday. On Sunday any 3 way tie to determine the GOLD bracket (only) will be a one game to 25 playoff. Tie for 1st, 2nd, 3rd will be a one game to 25 playoff. First will be determined by the computer and 2nd and third will play-off. 3 way ties for 2nd will require 2 play-off games. 2nd place gets a bye and plays the winner of 3rd and 4th.
In Spartanburg all 3 way ties affecting advancement (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be a one game to 25 playoff. First will be determined by the computer and 2nd and third will play-off. 3 way ties for 2nd will require 2 play-off games. 2nd place gets a bye and plays the winner of 3rd and 4th.
An R1 is provided for the matches. Teams are required to work matches including an R2 and should come prepared with whistle. A scorebook and pens/pencils will be provided. A working team is R2, scorekeeper, score flipper, libero tracker (if needed) and line judges. A coach who is not officiating must be present at the score table. Every effort should be made to keep play moving. Captains will be called within two minutes of the end of the previous match.
No Ball Handling inside any of the tournament facilities.
Food Tables / Coolers / Chairs
No food tables, coolers, or outside chairs are allowed inside the tournament facilities. Each location will have concessions and food options on-site. In Spartanburg (only) you will be able to set up tents and tables outside. They are very generous in allowing this so be sure to keep area clean.
Teams can bring water and snacks in backpacks. Myrtle Beach Convention Center does have outside picnic tables. Teams are allowed to bring food, eat, and clean the table immediately after. No team can claim the tables for themselves.
Shirt and Merchandise Sales
Shirt and Merchandise sales will begin Friday from 6 – 8 pm at Upward Star Center and the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Sales will continue Saturday, Sunday, and Monday at all playing locations until supplies are gone. Come early for best selections. Short sleeve event tee $20, long sleeve $25, Sweat Shirt $30.
(12 and under free)
A $10 per day or $20 weekend pass admission will be charged at each facility for spectators. Wristbands can be purchased on Friday from 6 – 8pm at Myrtle Beach Convention Center and Upward Star Center. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday admission tickets are available each day at all playing locations. Wristbands must be worn at all times and are non-refundable. Any lost or stolen bands must be re-purchased.
Myrtle Beach is $5 per vehicle per day. No parking fee will be charged at the Upward Star Center.
No Tolerance Policy
The Winter Bump will enforce a no-tolerance policy for unsportsmanlike behavior by spectators or players. This includes loud or rude comments to players, coaches, and officials. Any attempt to distract a server during the toss will not be tolerated. Consequences may include removal from the event or point penalties. Penalties do not require a warning if deemed severe.
Tournament will use AES for all tracking of results and play schedules for the Tournament. Schedules will post the week before the event. Each location has its own schedule. www.advancedeventsystems.com
For more info:
or call Alex Sing 843-283-5320