Inaugural Rock the Mountain Classic in Chattanooga — March 30 – 31, 2019

The Super Bowl in Georgia is wreaking havoc with volleyball tournaments.  Big South is over two weekends and slightly later than normal, which has created an opportunity to introduce our first Chattanooga-based tournament — Rock the Mountain Classic.

Divisions & Venues 

We will offer 11’s – 18’s, club and power divisions.  All divisions will compete in gyms within the greater Chattanooga metropolitan area.

Schedule will be posted not later than the Tuesday prior to the tournament.

Coaches Meeting/check-in

There will be no coaches meeting prior to the commencement of competition.  Rather, we post a coaches packet the week of the event which we ask that coaches download and review in its entirety.  We also ask that coaches check in to the tournament desk near the entrance to the facility at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of competition.

Hotel Accommodations – TBA – we will block out rooms convenient to the competition venues and announce them on this website once finalized.

Cost:  $395.

Registration will open on 10/15/18

Gate:  There will be a charge for admission of $5/day at all venues.

Food tables:  You may set tables up outside at most venues.

One note about food tables.  We would like to continue to allow them as a convenience to our customers.  While they present few problems during pool play on Saturday, they have become a source of aggravation on Sunday. What happens is that those teams that play early on Sunday take the available table space, and those who play later in the day arrive before the early-playing teams have left, spawning complaints and in many instances unacceptably rude behavior.   Accordingly, we ask teams to adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. If you play early, please remove your stuff from the tables and clean up behind you as soon as your team has completed play (NOT after they have completed their final reffing assignment).
  2. If you play later and arrive before food tables have cleared, please be patient.  It may take a few hours, but they will clear.  Feed your kids before arriving at the venue.
  3. If you simply can’t wait, set your table up outside.  Tailgating is a popular solution when the weather is nice.
  4. In all instances, please clean up the mess you have caused as best you can.

Team food tables at volleyball tournaments are a charming tradition that exists only in the South, but in venues that are space-constrained they seem to have become a source of aggravation rather than an amenity.  If teams adhere to the above guidelines we will be able continue the tradition at our tournaments, but if food tables continue to be the focus of complaints, frustration and rude behavior, we will simply do what the rest of the country does and disallow them. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

Artificial Noise — Please do not bring boom boxes, air horns, bells or the like into the gym.

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Tournament Logistics & Operations                     Briana Johnson, SVT Administrator briana@southernvolleyball.com                            (404) 683-9494

Scheduling & Registration Questions                   Michael Fletcher – Tournament Director       mfletcher@southernvolleyball.com                      404.936.6723

Housing Information                                               Denise Corrigan – Housing Director               corrigans5@juno.com                                              678.386.9766