What a great way to start the 2015 Season! Set in the heart of suburban Atlanta, in the midst of a rich amenity base and competitively-priced hotels, the Southern Dream has become a tradition for the best clubs in the South. Throw in free parking, those food tables that are such a part of the Southern tradition, and–most importantly–the highest level of competition in South, and this season-opener is not only the most economical, but also the most competitive MLK weekend tournament in this part of the Country.
Not ready for Open/Power competition? No worries. The Southern Dream offers both power and club divisions, thereby minimizing the number of blow-out matches that occur on the first day of the tournament.
Registration — will open on AES on October 15, 2014
Schedule/Waves — Will be posted on advancedeventsystems.com the Monday prior to the tournament.
Coaches Meeting – There will be no coaches meeting at this tournament. Rather, we will give coaches one coaches packet per team 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.
Winners Invited to Beast — Winners of the Power Division of the Dream will automatically secure a Champion’s Exemption to the prestigious Beast of the Southeast Tournament of Champions in 2016. The only other way to secure an automatic invitation to Beast is to qualify for USAV Nationals. Yet another reason to be Dreamin’ on MLK weekend.
Spectators will be charged $5/day or $12/weekend for admittance to the tournament. Players, coaches and college coaches will be admitted without cost.
We are in the process of negotiating favorable rates with nearby hotels and will post that information as it becomes available.
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 housing bureau. 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.
Gwinnett Convention Center provides a separate room for those food tables that are so such a part of the culture of volleyball tournaments in the South. Food tables are allowed at Suwanee Sports Academy as well. The tables themselves will be provided at both locations. One per team, please.
If you do not find the information you need on this page please feel free to contact Kurt Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help point you in the right direction.