General Info

Great American Volleyball follows the rules of the FIVB.  
 
 
Junior Age Requirements
 
 

18-and-Under Division:
Players who were born on or after Sept. 1, 1998 or Players who were born on or after Sept. 1, 1997 and  a high school student in the 12th grade or below during some part of the current academic year

   
     
16-and-Under Division:
Players who were born on or after Sept. 1, 2000 
   
     
14-and-Under Division:
Players who were born on or after Sept. 1, 2002
   
     
12-and-Under Division:
Players who were born on or after Sept. 1, 2004
 
 
 
ALL tournaments are doubles teams only unless otherwise specified. The price is per team NOT per player.
 
*Obtain a Volley America Membership prior to registering for any GAV event.
All participants in Great American Volleyball events must be Volley America members.
Memberships are $15/season if purchased online and $20/season if purchased at an event.  The VA Membership is valid December to December. 
 
Volley America members receive the following benefits:
    • Included in the $40,000 Volley America Grand Prix.
    • Participation in our National Ranking System
    • Access to all Great American Volleyball and other Volley America events nationwide.
    • Accident/Medical Insurance
    • Access to any of our various e-Newsletters.
 
*Please be familiar with the policies below as they are important guidelines for check-in, refund, cancellations, and unexpected events.
 
  •  Beach access and parking fees are NOT included in a tournament entry fee.
  •  Check-in Policies
    • Check-in for Saturdays Tournaments is from 800am-830am.  
    • Check-in for Sundays tournaments is from 830am-900am
    • You may lose your spot in the tournament if you check-in after 8:30am on Saturday and after 9:00am on Sunday.
    • You will pay a $10 Late Fee if you check-in after 8:30am.  .
  • Online Registration closes at 3pm the Friday prior to the event.
  • Entry Policies
    • No Phone/E-Mail Entries will be accepted unless there is an issue with our website
    • The office closes at 3 PM on Fridays. Any emails or voicemails after 3pm on Fridays will not be received until Monday morning.
    • Remember: You may register On-Site at the Event if there is room and if you arrive early enough at check-in but it will increase your fee by an additional $10.
  • Inclement Weather
    • If it is raining, you must show up at the beach, check-in, and be prepared to play.
    • If you chose not to play and we conduct the event, you will lose your entry fee
    • Reminder: this is outdoor volleyball and the weather is a part of the game. Our commitment to those teams that may have traveled far and incurred expenses for lodging and more is to conduct the event if at all possible.
    • Sand does not become slippery like grass, and does not pose a safety concern. Be prepared to play!
    • Tournaments are not canceled because of rain. Extreme Cold and Rain, maybe!
  • Cancellation Policies
    • In the highly unlikely event that we do cancel an event due to a hurricane, severe lightning or a similar event, refunds will be given.
    • We will post on our Facebook & Twitter pages and email each registrant to advise you of any cancellations.  We will not make a decision on a cancellation anytime prior to 6am, the day of.  Beach weather is unpredictable and we want to make sure that we are making the right call.  
    • Please do not contact us with cancellation questions.  We will contact you.
  • Refund Policies
    • There are no refunds, except for official event cancellations!
    • Refunds will not be given for late arrivals under any circumstances.
  •  Divisions/levels of play:
Open: The strongest level of play.
AA:    "AA" players have strong all-round skills and planned strategies. Very competitive
A:       "A" Players are moderately experienced and can pass, set and spike consistently.  
B:       For beginner to intermediate. New to beach volleyball or want a more recreational level           
 
2016 Fees (per team of 2):

Divisions

Early Bird Registration

Pre-Registration

Walk-On

Juniors, B, A, AA

$60

$65

$70

Open

$70

$75

$80

Great American Volleyball tournament entry fees vary depending on when a team signs up for an event. We encourage early sign-ups because it greatly enhances our preparations for an event. Our entry fees are based on 3 tiers:
  • Early Bird - Teams that sign up before midnight on the Tuesday prior to the event.
  • Pre-Registration - Teams that sign up after midnight on Tuesday but before 3:00pm on the Friday prior to an event.
  • Walk-On - Teams can sign up on the day of the event but they will not be guaranteed a spot in the event.
 What do you get for your entry fee?
  • Event T-shirts
  • Great competition with players from all over the region.
  • Play on the highest quality equipment made
  • Fruit and water in our players tent
  • Chance to win awesome prizes supplied by our sponsors and GAV gear.
  • Food and drink specials at Signature events

Do you need a hotel for the night or weekend? Ramada of Toms River is our host hotel.   Please mention Great American Volleyball in order to receive our discounted rate. Suites are also available. Call (732) 905-2626 to book your room. 

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