Know your play and ref schedule before you arrive at your site location. All tournament schedules are easy to find with these 5 SIMPLE STEPS from our AZ Volleyball Mom.
Site directors keep track of pool schedules at AZ Region tournaments.
If you're like me, you probably follow the standings and like to know which teams you'll see at each tourney.
When my daughter started playing volleyball 10 years ago, we just showed up at the tournament site and checked the board for our pool schedule.
As it turns out, all of the documents are super easy to find on the AZ Region's website and I'd like to show you how to find them so you "know before you go!"''
Before you know it, you'll get a better understanding of "cross" pool play and bracket play when your athlete competes in bigger tournaments.
The most important thing to know is this... Which division does your team compete in? Junior divisions are Club, Championship, and Open. Once you know this, the rest is easy.
For the sake of this How To explainer, we'll use this weekend's upcoming Open tournament as an example.
For this example, we'll be looking for the Open Division. So we'll click on the Open Division link.
WHEN YOU FIND YOUR TEAM'S DIVISION PAGE, BOOKMARK IT ON YOUR COMPUTER OR MOBILE DEVICE. This way it's easy to find every time!
At this point, I've opened up the schedule for this Sunday's Open tournament.
For fun, scroll down and let's look at Pool 1. We'll figure out this pool's schedule together.
Now we have all the information we need to find the schedule for this tournament.
Let's get the pool schedule.
Go to the Tournament Documents page.
Pool #1 will play in a 6 Team, 2 Pools tourney with Cross play this Sunday.
So in the Documents List Filter, we'll look for "6 Teams - 2 Pools with Cross" document.
You may fill out this form here. Or you can download and save it for future use. I have this page bookmarked on my devices, too.
Fill in the basics including the location of the tournament and the date.
Then, start filling the teams.
Seed 1 is the #1 team in the pool. In this case, it's AZ Storm Elite 18 Thunder.
In Pool A, the next "seed" is Seed 4 which is PZAZ 18 Orange.
Instead of filling out the pools in the order of standings in the pool, you must fill out the seeds according to the pool play form. Be sure to double check seed order.
With all of the teams/seeds filled in, you can see your schedule.
For fun, let's assume we're the #2 seed in this pool.
#2 SEED is in Pool B and plays, refs, plays. For its final match of they day, they'll play the team from Pool A that finishes in the same position it finished in Pool B.
So, if the #2 SEED finished 3rd in its pool, it'd play the 3rd place finisher from Pool A.
Club and Championship divisions have different schedules.
If you ever have a question about schedules and where to find forms, please contact us. We're always happy to answer your questions!