Kudzu Klassik — April 16 – April 17, 2016

2016 marks the sixth annual running of the Kudzu Klassik (the tournament that does indeed keep on growing).   This tournament has tripled in size since its debut in  2011, and has become one of the season’s staples.

This year the event will be held on April 16 – 17, which is the weekend immediately following most schools’ Spring Break, and the weekend prior to both SRVA Regionals and the JVA World Challenge.  You won’t find a better warm-up for either tournament.

Registration is open on Advanced Event Systems.

LocationSouthern Volleyball Center will serve as the tournament’s home base, with play also occurring at high school gyms in Atlanta’s north/northeastern 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, all teams who need accommodations are strongly encouraged to book hotel reservations through our hotel partners, which will be set up this fall.  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 venues.

Please click on the link that will appear on this website to reserve your room for the Kudzu Klassik Volleyball Tournament:

Rooms have been set aside at the following hotel:
Fairfield Inn And Suites Alpharetta
11385Haynes Bridge Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004
$79/nt – breakfast included

Please call hotel and ask for a room in the Kudzu Block

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

Cost — $375

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

Schedule/Waves — Will be posted early the week of the tournament on advancedeventsystems.com 

Coaches Meeting – There will be no coaches meeting at this tournament.  Rather, we will give coaches a Coaches Packet upon check-in.  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.

Food table policy will be released as we get closer to the date

One last 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.  (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.

If you do not find the information you need on this page please feel free to contact Kurt Matthews at kurtmatthews@southernvolleyball.com and he can help point you in the right direction. 


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