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Boys RC - 12/7/19



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  • Coaches Meeting: 8:30 START Time
  • Tournament START Time:  9 am
  • Check-in should be completed at the tournament desk prior to the Coaches meeting. A picture ID for each coach on the roster is required along with a medical release form for each player on the roster. A current WebPoint roster is required to be signed and turned into the site director for use at the tournament. There is an 8 point penalty to the team's first match if the coach is not checked in BEFORE the Coaches Meetings AND/OR if the coach does not attend the Coaches meeting. Teams are not allowed to participate until completing the check-in process with all of these items.
  • Rosters are required to have correct jersey numbers. The rosters will be verified by the site director at check in. Hand written rosters will not be allowed (write-ins of players and/or coaches are also not permitted), nor will team registration forms suffice.
  • Format - This varies by division due to the specific number of teams (see below). Pool play may be followed by a cross-pool match of the corresponding finish in the other pool of the group, or will proceed directly to bracket play. Match play is best 2 of 3 sets to 25, 3rd set to 15, if needed. Pools of 4 will play a modified format with a total of 4 matches (1v4, 2v3, winner v winner, runner-up vs runner-up).
    1. 18s Division - Groups A-D, divided into 3-team pools (Pool A2 is 4 teams), followed by cross pool match within Group. Cross pool match determines bracket for afternoon play.
    2. 17s Division - Pools A-D, 3-team pools.  Pool play finish determines bracket for afternoon play.
    3. 16s Division - Pools A-D, Pool A1 is 3 teams, Pool A2 is 2 teams, Pools B-D are 4-team pools with a modified format. Cross pool match (Pool A only) or pool play finish (Pools B-D) determines bracket (4th and 5th place finishers in Pool A will both be in Flight 1) for afternoon play.
    4. 15s Division - Pools A-C, 3-team pools, (Pool C is 4 teams with a modified format). Pool play finish determines bracket for afternoon play: 1st and 2nd seeded into 6-team Gold Bracket; remainder are in 4-team Silver bracket.
    5. 14s Division - Pools A-D, 3-team pools (Pool D is 4 teams with a modified format). Pool play finish determines bracket for afternoon play.
  • Ties in pool play will be resolved with the following: 2 way tie = head-to-head; 3 way tie (at no time will head-to-head apply in a 3 way tie) = set % (sets won / total sets played). If needed, point % (points won / total points played) will be used to seed tie-breaker sets: 2nd and 3rd place finishers determined by point % will play a single deciding set to 25 (1st place finisher will be the work team); winner plays the 1st team (with other team as the work team).
  • 18s and 16s teams may travel to another site for their bracket.  Please GO DIRECTLY TO THE SITE so play can begin.  Bracket play will start immediately after pool play for 14s, 15s and 17s.
  • Awards - First place in the Gold Division will receive a Gold medal and a Championship t-shirt. Second place in the Gold Division will receive a silver medal. Third place in the Gold Division will receive a bronze medal.

Important Tournament Information - Please Read!

  • Reminder: Coaches, you are responsible for bringing your own team medical kit consisting of medical supplies and ice packs.  Sites are not responsible for providing these amenities.  They can only call 911 in the event a medical emergency occurs.
  • Any teams traveling to out of state qualifiers - A coach or other rostered certified adult is required to ref as an R2 for every match when assigned as the work team at National Qualifier tournaments.  It is strongly recommended (although not required) that a rostered adult R2 at least one match at every AZ Region tournament to remain proficient for qualifiers.
  • PLEASE!!! Let the Arizona Region Office know if you will not be at the tournament PRIOR to Saturday. There is a $100 fine for teams that "no-show". The point is that it creates a big problem if there is a team that does not show.
  • Coaches - please have your teams on site and ready to play at the start time even if they are to referee first round.  A "no show" at start time will change the division format immediately.  Everyone needs to be ready to play.
  • Purple Card policy will be in effect.
  • Coaches you must be available during ref assignments to help with scorekeeping and officiating.  You are also responsible for your parent's behavior and "team camp" area clean up.
  • Let us be reminded that facilities are one of the most difficult parts of putting together a successful season. To that end, we MUST treat them with the utmost respect. That means keep your coffee, food and coolers outside, NO COOKING OF ANY KIND (includes crockpots, hotplates, sterno heated chafing dishes, barbeques, anything that produces heat, etc) on the premesis, pick up all the trash around your bench area and your "camp" area, NO ALCOHOL on site, and park in designated parking spaces only. Please leave your televisions at home. Treat all facility personnel as if they have the authority to ask you to move your stuff because they do. Thanks for your help in making this a very successful season.

New for 2020:

  • Food and beverages in the gym policy enforcement-
    Any participant and/or spectator found with food/beverages (except for water in closed containers) in the gym will incur a 13 point penalty for their team in their next match. A report will be filed with the Region Office.  Further violations by the same team will result in a $200 fine for each occurrence.  The fine must be paid before the team will be allowed to continue participating.
  • Pack it in/Pack it out policy-
    Due to the amount of trash accumulated and left at tournament locations, the Region has enacted a pack it in/pack it out policy.  Whatever is brought to a tournament should be packed up and taken home to recycle, reuse, or dispose of at their own residence.  Site directors are spending more and more time cleaning up, facilities are spending more money for additional trash pickup following our events.  This policy will help to reduce waste and trash at AZ Region events.  In this day and age of "green", let's all do our part!

Trash and failure to follow facility rules are THE major sources of 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 and taking our trash home!

( ) around a team name indicates that we know that team is not playing in this tournament.