Congratulations, Over 280 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 players and coaches. Please make sure to forward the information to all necessary persons.
Team check-in will take place at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, North Charleston Convention Center, and Upward Star Center on Friday, January 16th from 6 – 8pm, Saturday morning from 7 – 7:45, and Saturday afternoon from 12:30 – 1:45.
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 to Convention Center 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 shortly. AM wave will start at 8:00 am and PM wave will start at approximately 3:00 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 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.
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.
Ball Handling / Outside Food Tables / Coolers / Chairs
No ball handling outside of court space at tournament facilities. This includes the lobby area. No food tables, coolers, or outside chairs are allowed inside the tournament facilities including the lobby or outside on the event property or parking lot. Adequate seating is available around courts. Teams can bring water and snacks in backpacks. Food is available in and around the each event location. 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. In Spartanburg, The Upward Star Center will have visiting food trucks. Team rooms are available for rent if desired. You should contact the facility directly at 864-949-5900.
Shirt and Merchandise Sales
Shirt and Merchandise sales will begin Friday at each location from 6 – 9 pm and continue Saturday, Sunday, and Monday until supplies are gone. Come early for best selections.
Ticket Sales (6 and under free)
A $7 per day or $15 weekend pass admission will be charged at each facility for spectators. Wristbands can be purchased on Friday from 6 – 8pm and all day Saturday and Sunday. Single Day admission is available each day. Wristbands must be worn at all times and are non-refundable. Any lost or stolen bands must be re-purchased.
Myrtle Beach is $3 per vehicle per day and Charleston 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.
North Charleston Convention Center
5000 Coliseum Drive
North Charleston, SC
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
2101 Oak Street
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Upward Star Center
9768 Warren Abernathy Hwy.
Spartanburg, SC 29301
Saturday schedules should post this weekend. Tournament will use AES for all tracking of results and play schedules for the Tournament. Each location has its own schedule. www.advancedeventsystems.com
Thank all of you for coming to the Winter Bump 2015. We look forward to having a great event.
For more info:
or call Alex Sing 843-283-5320