For the past several years we have been contacted by clubs competing at Big South, asking if we could put together a scrimmage or other activity for the boys; something for the volleyball-playing brothers to do when their sisters are competing downtown.
In response to the growth in boys volleyball in the Southeast, this year we will again be offering something a bit more formal–a boys tournament for U18’s, U16’s and U14’s on Saturday, April 1st & 2nd: the third annual Battle Between Boys Belligerents. While we hope the adjective “belligerent”(“angry and aggressive”) doesn’t apply to our volleyball-playing boys, the noun (“entity who is engaged in a war”) isn’t far off.
Registration will be through SRVA.org. As of this writing in early March, we are expecting twelve U18 teams, 3 U 16’s and five U14’s. The U16’s will be pooled with the 18’s on Saturday, but will play in their own Championship Bracket on Sunday.
Location — Southern Volleyball Center
Waves — Though the Battle has previously been just a one-day event, demand dictates that we hold it over two days. We anticipate four, five-team pools on Saturday followed by Bracket Play on Sunday, with teams playing a minimum of two matches on Sunday.
Schedule: Will be posted on this website the week prior to the event.
Cost is $295. Registration is open through the Southern Region.
An entrance fee of $5/person/day will be charged.
Food tables will be allowed but we ask that you use the tables we will provide for you and limit yourselves to 1/2 table per team. Certainly you may set up tables outside and tailgate in that manner, weather permitting.
Coaches Meeting – There will be no coaches meeting at this tournament. Rather, we will give coaches one 2017 Boys Belligerents Coaches Packet per team upon check-in and we will also post it on line. This packet will contain a detailed description of each division’s format, along with information that will be of use for all tournament participants and spectators.
If you do not find the information you need on this page please feel free to contact Kurt Matthews at email@example.com and he can help point you in the right direction.