Region Championships tournaments are here. The format is very different than our regular power tournaments. The tournament will start the 1st match at 8am and last most of the day instead of just half day. Lots of information follows. Please read it!!
Parents: There is no lunch break built into the tournament. Please bring food with you or send someone for food. Neither the coach nor the players should leave the site for food. Do not stop for lunch when moving to another site for bracket play. The bracket play will start when teams have arrived to start the tournament. Sites are in contact with each other to know when play has ended at each site. Penalties for being late to ref assignments or match play will be enforced. Several sites have snack bars open for business if food can't be brought with you.
PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ANY FOOD OR DRINKS INTO ANY GYM. ALL COOLERS ARE TO BE LEFT OUTSIDE. NO EXCEPTIONS ARE ALLOWED AT ANY GYM. ONLY WATER IN CLOSED CONTAINERS FOR PLAYERS AND COACHES IS ALLOWED IN THE GYMS.
NO COOKING OR HEATING OF ANY KIND IS ALLOWED AT ANY OF OUR SITES AS WELL.
NO ALCOHOL IS ALLOWED ON THE CAMPUSES OF ANY OF OUR SITES - NOT EVEN ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY FOR ADULTS ONLY. THE SCHOOLS ARE ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND DRUG FREE ZONES 24/7 - THIS IS A STATE LAW.
PLEASE CLEAN UP YOUR TEAM CAMP AREA. PLEASE BAG YOUR TRASH AND TAKE IT WITH YOU. DO NOT LEAVE WRAPPERS AND FOOD BEHIND. THIS IS ALSO A GOOD WAY TO MAKE SURE NO OTHER PERSONAL ITEMS ARE LEFT BEHIND.
Coaches: Come to check in with a CURRENT WebPoint roster (no handwritten rosters, no team lists) your picture ID and medical release forms for each player on your team. The roster submitted should be current and signed by the coach. Any player on the roster that is not there should be crossed off. Any player or coach not listed on the roster is not eligible to participate.
Division Play -
The seeding is based on the finish of the last power tournament. There was no movement up or down after the last tournament. Teams stayed in the order of finish for seeding of the Region Championships. The teams are then snake seeded through divisions into varying group sizes depending on the size of the division. Pool play may be followed by cross-pool matches. Based on their finish, most teams will need to travel to another site for their bracket play. For the most part, the brackets will be 6 or 4 team single elimination brackets with consolation games for place.
Parents: Please make a special effort to keep food and drink out of our facilities. We must also make sure to clean up after ourselves. This is THE major source of the reluctance of athletic directors to let us use gyms. We need to do a much better job keeping food and drink (including coffee and coolers) out of the gym!
( ) around a team name indicates that we know that team is not playing in this tournament.
The forecasted high this Saturday is 94º. Please arrive prepared with lots of water and ice, as school closures may affect the operational status of air conditioning.
If you don't have officials, please be prepared to provide a rostered adult to R1 during your team's work assignment. Region Championships utilize the highest number of courts all season at the same time, straining our pool of officials that are also working other events (Girls National Qualifier Tournaments, 18's Girls Junior National Championships, etc.).