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 AAU Windy City Boy's Grand Prix

January 11 - 12, 2025

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KEY DATES

Registration Open

Aug. 1, 2024

Registration Deadline

Dec. 20, 2024

Payment Deadline

Dec. 20, 2024

Roster Deadline

Jan. 10, 2025

LOCATIONS

Midway Central Station at Dedford

Wintrust Sports Complex at Bedford Park

 

5499 W. 65 st. 

Bedford Park, Il

Oaklawn Park District

 

9401 S Oak Park Ave

Oak Lawn, Il

DIVISIONS:     

Boy's Divisions - Open: 18's, 16's, 14's       Club: 18's, 16's, 15's, 14's and 12's 

**No age waivers will be issued or accepted**

WAVES:            Waves TBD

 

ENTRY FEE:    $435.00 - Deadline for Entries December 20, 2024.

Please register on Advanced Events Systems and pay online or send a check to S and S Events Inc, 7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd Suit 50-785 Orlando FL 32819.

COACHES-CHECK IN  

We are using Online Check In for 2024 AAU Windy City Boys Grand Prix

On January 10, 2025, Online check in will be available to check in. Upload rosters. 

All Players and Coaches must have AAU membership.

All players must have regulation Uniforms.

Results on AES.

 

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. Pools will be posted by the Tuesday prior to the event

 

ADMISSIONS    Tickets available at the venue

WINTRUST  COMPLEX: 

You will be able to purchase your admission tickets ay the door only. NO pre-Sale Tickets. The fee is $10.00 per day (cash or credit.)

Tickets prices to be announced.  There are no weekend discounts, but a weekend pass allows spectators to bypass the ticket line quicker.    Wintrust Sports Complex accepts cash, debit, credit, and apple pay.   Please note there is a 3.5% fee on all credit card transactions in the facility.   Spectators can also enjoy the concession stand, full bar and restaurant as well as arcade and laser tag area.

MEGA PLEX: Cash Only



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:       

Windy City AAU has integrated the industry’s leading tournament management system, Event Connect. One of the many things this technology manages, is all overnight accommodations for traveling teams.  Our pre-negotiated tournament hotels will ensure that all participants are receiving our best group rates, amenities, cancellation protections and service. We ask that all hotel activity takes place on this network, which will provide the best experience possible.

For Team Managers or Program Directors looking for assistance in setting up your group block, please contact our Team Sales Department, at 1-888-723-2064 or by email at teamsupport@eventconnect.io  

For any assistance regarding changes to reservations or adding your player to the roster, please contact our Customer Success Team within the system through online chat, emailsupport@eventconnect.io and phone 1-888-723-2064

REGISTRATION:  Registration for this event will open in Aug. 1, 2024. The deadline for entry is

December 20, 2024  or earlier if capacity is reached. Registration for this tournament is done on Advanced Event System. Registration payments received after the payment deadline are subject to $100 surcharge. 

REFUNDS:  No refunds

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

 

TEAM CHECK IN LOCATION AND TIME:  

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

  • Printed AAU or AES Rosters will be required at Check in.

  • Printed Hotel Survey is also required at check-in

 

FACILITY RULES:  

  • 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.

 

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.

  • 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.

  • This 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 2025 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 January 10, 2025

Notes

  • 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 Boulevard 50-785 Orlando Fl, 32819

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