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 AAU Fort Myers Grand Prix

April 13 -14, 2024

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KEY DATES

Registration Open

Aug. 1, 2023

Registration Deadline

Mar. 22, 2024

Payment Deadline

Mar. 22, 2024

Roster Deadline

Apr. 10, 2024

LOCATIONS

Estero Rec Center

9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd

Estero, Fl

Wa-Ke-Hatchee Park

16760 Bass Road 

 Fort Myers, FL

Veterans Park Rec

55 Homestead Rd. S

Lehigh Acres

North FT. Myers Rec

2000 N Recreation Pkwy 

N Ft. Myers

DIVISIONS:     10's-18’s - Club Divisions ** NO AGE WAIVERS WILL BE ISSUED OR ACCEPTED**

WHERE:           Estero Rec 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. Estero Fl

                         Wa-Ke Hatchee Park & Rec  16760 Bass Road  Fort Myers, FL

                         North Fort Myers Rec  2000 North Recreational Pkwy. Fort Myers, Fl

                          Veterans Park Rec  55 Homestead Road South, Lehigh Acres Fl

WAVES:           Doors will open at 7 am each day

                        Estero Rec Center - Age Divisions- 12,14,16,18          AM  18 AND 12 PM 16 AND 12

                        Wa-Ke Hatchee Park & Rec  - Age Division  14's AND 15'S  AM  14  AND 15 PM 

                        North Ft. Myers Rec - Age Division  11's AND 15's  AM 11     PM 15 

                        Veterans Park - Age   Division 13's   AM AND PM  13

        

ENTRY FEE:    $ 450.00- Deadline for Entries March 22, 2024. Or when the Tournament is FULL.

Registrations received after the deadline are subject to $100 surcharge.  

  • Entry fee may be paid online at AES or send check to:

       S and S Events Inc. 7512 Dr. Phillips Boulevard 50-785 Orlando Fl, 32819

 

FORMAT:          Saturday Pool Play -Sunday Bracket Play- Depending on the number of teams per division. All matches will be best of 3 games to 25 with the deciding game, if necessary, to 15.  There is no cap. If there is a 3 team pool with our a crossover they will play 3 sets to 25 points no cap.

 

ADMISSIONS

Tickets must be purchased online. Once purchased a QR code will be emailed to you, this is to be presented for entry.  BUY TICKETS

AWARDS:

Awards will be given at this tournament and vary based on the size of each division. Check with Championship desk at the tournament for award details.

Winning teams of each Gold Round are eligible for FREE entry into one of our AAU Championship events, see details below. 

 

HOTELS:       

Please go through this website

The AAU organization has teamed up with a local non-profit, Lee County Sports Housing, to offer discounted hotel accommodations for this event. . We will continue to secure lodging accommodations for these events in order to provide participants with ore options and to me demand, so these housing links may update periodically. 

 

A team of local reservation specialists will share their knowledge of each hotel’s amenities; also the best beaches, attractions, shopping, and restaurants.

Reservation specialists are available Monday through Friday, 9AM – 5PM Eastern Time by calling 239-541-1800.

 Simply click on the link below and fill in your dates and click on “Check Rates” to view all of our hotels for this event.  Next to the hotel of your choice, click “View Rates” to see all room types and rates, click “Book Now” or “Hold Block”, fill out your information and Submit!  We have a new website that is super easy to use and you will receive your links for your blocks right away for your team to start booking!  

Discounted rates are only available by calling the above number or reserving directly: SEARCH NOW

Everyone is encouraged to reserve through this special housing link!

or call Lee County Sports Housing at 1-239-541-1800, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern.

REGISTRATION:  Registration for this event will open in August 1, 2023. The deadline for entry is

March 22, 2024 or earlier if capacity is reached. Registration for this tournament is done on Advanced Event System.

REFUNDS:     No refunds

OFFICALS:     The tournament will supply officials for all courts and matches.

 

TIE-BREAKERS: For this year's event, there will NOT be any tie-breaking games played.  In the case of a tie, the teams will be ranked by head-to-head results in case of a 2-way tie, or in the case of a 3-way tie: set percentage, and then, if necessary, point percentage.

 

ROSTERS / TEAM CHECK IN LOCATION AND TIME:  

  • Check in will take place at each playing site 30 minutes before you play.

  • AAU Rosters must be completed in AES by April 10, 2024 

  • A printed AAU roster by will be required at Check in. It must be AAU and not another organization. 

  • A printed Hotel survey will also be required at check-in. If you are staying locally please complete form and enter "local" for your hotel information. 

 

FACILITY RULES:  

  • Due to the incidents in the previous years, there will be a NO TOLERANCE policy for misbehavior by players/teams and spectators in the venues

  • Ball Handling is allowed on the volleyball courts only.

  • Coolers and outside food and drink are NOT ALLOWED in the playing facilities. Only water and sports drinks may be brought inside the facilities.

  • Violation of these policies or any other general misbehaviors may result in IMMEDIATE dismissal from the facility for the remainder of the day.

  • No noise makers allowed at event

 

ATHLETIC TRAINERS: There will be a athletic trainers available to tape and assist with minor injuries and serve as a first responder to more serious injuries.  Athletes must provide tape and pre-warp for any pre-existing needs.  Tape and pre-wrap are only provided by the tournament for emergency purposes.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: Sindee Snow, orlvb@aol.com, 407-466-9009  

 

AAU Membership Guidelines:

  • This event is licensed by the Amateur Athletic Union of the U.S., Inc.

  • All participants must have current AAU membership numbers before competition begins (pending status is not acceptable).  Visit www.aauvolleyball.org to obtain membership (club, non-athlete and athlete membership required).

  • Membership is not included in the event entry fee.

  • Players must meet AAU age classifications requirements 

  • All staff listed on the roster must be registered or members in good standing with AAU. 

  • BE PREPARED:  Adult and Non-Athlete memberships are no longer instant and cannot be applied for at the event.  Please allow up to 10 days for membership to be processed.

  • his is an AAU Licensed Event Rosters must be imported from the AAU Website.

GRAND PRIX GUIDELINES: 

*Winning teams of the Gold Round in each Age division (divisions vary by tournament) will receive a free entry fee to the 2024 AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships, or the West Coast AAU Championships, or the Volleyball Festival.  A minimum of 16 teams will be required to receive the full free entry. Divisions with less that 16 teams will receive a prorated discount based on number of entrants. 

*You must contact aauvolleyball@aausports.org after the event to let them know you are interested in attending one of the reduced entities events.

*All teams must register for the event by the appropriate deadline.  The National and West Coast Championships, as well as the Volleyball Festival are open to any team, no qualifying required.  For complete rules and guidelines for Super Regional or Grand Prix events, please visit www.aauvolleyball.org.

Roster Disclaimer

  • AAU Event Roster & Medical/Emergency Release Form Requirements:

  • All players listed on the roster must be registered or members in good standing with their respective member organization.

  • All players must meet age classifications requirements.

  • All staff listed on the roster must be registered or members in good standing with AAU.

  • Please enter correct player data on AES by April 10, 2024

Required Items:
1- Official aausports.org tournament roster
2- Hotel Survey

 

Registration: Please go to www.advancedeventsystems.com to register your team in the tournament.

Refereeing Responsibilities: Each team must provide a qualified down ref, scorer, libero tracker, and two line judges for the matches they are assigned to. Not providing an officiating crew will result in a forfeit of the first game of the next scheduled match.

 

Registration: Please go to www.advancedeventsystems.com to register your team in the tournament.

This is an AAU Licensed Event. All participants must be current AAU Members. AES rosters are required. Rosters must be imported from the AAU website. Entry fee may be paid online or send check to S and S Events Inc, 7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd Ste- 50-785 Orlando, Florida 32819

 

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