Tournament Format – Spring Smackdown

Split Age Groups – USA and American Divisions
  • 14 USA – Seeds 1-16
  • 14 American – Seeds 17-28
  • 15 USA – Seeds 1-12
  • 15 American – Seeds 13-20
  • 16 USA – Seeds 1-12
  • 16 American – Seeds 13-20
General Info
  • Match times are a goal.  Be prepared to play early.
  • Clean your Bench Every Match, please and thanks!
  • Warm-ups will be 4-4 for initial match and 3-3 for later matches. Serve within your time.
  • R-1(up official) will be provided while teams will provide R-2, Score/Flip, Libero Tracker, and 2 Line Judges
    • Have your team ready to officiate at the conclusion of the previous match; report to the R1 official.
Pool Play
  • All non-deciding sets will start at 4-4, no cap.
  • 4-team pools for 11s-17s play best of 3.
  • 18s play 2 sets only.
Bracket Play
  • All teams advance to the gold or silver bracket except teams finishing 5th in pool play.  5th place finishers will have no responsibility in the bracket and may check out after pool play.
  • All non-deciding sets during any bracket will start at 4-4.
  • Review officiating and playing assignments in AES; some teams will officiate the previous match before playing match one in the bracket.
  • Losing Team Officiates – AES will pre-assign both playing teams to officiate the next round of bracket.  AES will not determine the officiating team until after the previous match concludes and scores are entered; in most cases, the losing team will officiate on the same court.
Medals
  • 11s – 1st and 2nd in Gold – 1st in Silver
  • 12s – 1st and 2nd in Gold – 1st in Silver
  • 13s –1st and 2nd in Gold – 1st in Silver
  • 14s – 1st and 2nd in Gold – 1st in Silver
  • 15s – 1st and 2nd in Gold – 1st in Silver
  • 16s – 1st and 2nd in Gold – 1st in Silver
  • 17s – 1st and 2nd in Gold – 1st in Silver
  • 18s – 1st and 2nd in Gold – 1st in Silver