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 have begun to issue invitations. As of 1/26/17 the tournament is full. If you believe your team can hang with the best of the Southeast and you’d like to be wait listed, email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we have a slot. If you’ve been invited, please download the high-school-registration-form-2017, fill it out and return it to the address noted on the form along with your registration fee.
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 here about a week prior to the tournament. The schedule will also be posted on advancedeventsystems.com and results will be continuously updated during the competition.
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-revised-2016-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.
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.
Rooms have been set aside at the following hotel which is just 5 minutes from the venue:
Fairfield Inn And Suites Alpharetta
11385 Haynes Bridge Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004
$79/nt – breakfast included
Friday, September 29
Please call hotel and ask for a room in the Southern Volleyball Center Block
If you need a block for your team, please contact Susan Holbrook 678-300-6509
If you have questions or problems, please contact Kurt Matthews via email or telephone (404-895-1155).