Kudzu Klassik — April 14 – 15, 2018

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2018 marks the seventh annual running of the Kudzu Klassik .   This tournament has tripled in size since its debut in  2011, and has become one of the season’s staples.

Registration will open on AES on October 15th.

The competition schedule will be posted on AES not later than the Tuesday prior to the event.

LocationSouthern Volleyball Center will serve as the tournament’s home base, with play also occurring at high school gyms in Atlanta’s northern suburbs. We’ll have a trainer on site at SVC, but if you need a trainer’s attention and will be competing at one of the other five locations, you’ll have to stop by SVC before or after you play.  If you need your ankles taped you must bring your own tape.

Hotel Accommodations

While we have no stay-to-play policy at this tournament, we have blocked out rooms for teams competing at this event.  Most hotels will offer a breakfast, kid friendly services, budget conscious rates, and amenities to enhance your stay.  Each hotel is strategically located just minutes from the tournament venue.

If your team will be playing at Southern Volleyball Center (SVC)

Fairfield Inn and Suites Alpharetta
11385 Haynes Bridge Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004

770-663-4000

$74/nt breakfast included

Please call hotel and ask for a room in the Kudzu Klassic block or click here for the on-line housing form:

If you need a block for your team, please call Susan Holbrook 678-300-6509

Cost — $375

An entrance fee of $5/person/day will be charged.

Coaches Meeting – There will be no coaches meeting at this tournament.  Rather, we ask that coaches download and review the 2017 Kudzu Coaches Packet.  This packet contains a detailed description of each division’s format, along with information that will be of use for all tournament participants and spectators.

Food tables are allowed. Please view the policies of each venue on the appropriate tab.

One last note about food tables.  We would like to continue to allow them as a convenience to tournament attendees.  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 those teams playing at SVC 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.  (Please don’t take a parking spot, though, as parking, too, is limited.)
  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.

Directory

Tournament Logistics & Operations                    Kurt Matthews – Tournament Operations
*Most questions should be directed here
kurtmatthews@southernvolleyball.com             404.895.1155

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

 

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