The goal of this tournament is to bring the best teams in the South together prior to their states’ Championship Tournament for a weekend of top-level competition. “Best tournament we have attended all year.” “Exactly what we needed coming in to the Regional/State Championship Tournament.” Those are some of the comments made by participating coaches last year, and our hope is to make the event more competitive and beneficial for participants with each passing year.
This is an invitational tournament and we will begin issuing invitations in December. In 2017 the following teams competed in one of the most competitive tournaments in the South. More than half went on to win their State Championship Tournament:
From South Carolina:
- St. Joseph’s Catholic
- Mountain Brook
- McGill Toolen
- The Webb School
and from Georgia:
- Johns Creek
- Calvary Day School
We will post the competition schedule early the week leading up to the tournament. Doors will open at 7 a.m. and play will commence at 8 a.m. sharp. We expect the last match to conclude by 5 p.m. The competition schedule will be posted the weekend prior to the event.
Housing – we have blocked out rooms at the nearby Fairfield Inn Haynes Bridge for $79/night with breakfast included. If you are in need of hotel rooms, simply contact the Fairfield and ask them for a room in the Southern Volleyball block:
Fairfield Inn Haynes Bridge.
11385 Haynes Bridge Road
Alpharetta GA 30004
There will be none. Rather, we ask that coaches upload and review the Coaches Packet 2017 Southern Invitational Coaches, please simply check in with the tournament desk upon your team’s arrival.
We will have a trainer on site commencing at 7:30 a.m. and for the entirety of the tournament. If you want your ankles wrapped please supply your own tape.
We will provide enough tables for each team to use 1/2 table for food inside the gym. Please do not bring your own tables into the gym, as we do not have room for them. Please also refrain from bringing heating devices such as crock pots in the gym.
If you desire more space and weather permits, tailgating outside is permitted and encouraged. If you avail yourselves of this option, please set up your tents in the grassy area in front and to the side of the building — NOT in the parking field and certainly not in front of our neighbors’ vehicles.
Children under 10 are admitted free. All others will need to pay a $5/person entrance fee.
There should be sufficient parking on site for this tournament. If the front lot is full, there is room — along with a second entrance — to the rear of the building. We have two overflow alternatives in the event that ours is full — across Hembree Road in the Alpharetta Public Works Building, or the building immediately south of SVC – in the Endochoice lot. Please do NOT park in the lot across the street serving AT&T, and do NOT park on the grass, in a reserved spot, or in a handicap spot (unless you display the proper credential), as violators will be towed.
We ask that buses park in the Public Works lot. A parking attendant will be on duty.
If you have questions or problems, please contact one of the following:
Tournament Administrator Briana Johnson (404) 683-9494
On-site Tournament Director Phil Teknipp (440) 413-7911