Middle School Get-the-Kinks-Out Playdate 8/22/2020

This low-key play date is offered early in the season and is targeted for teams with little previous experience.  Each team will get three matches.

Though officials will be provided and score will be kept, this tournament will be less about competition and more about learning rules, rotations, score keeping, etc..  We will not be crowning a tournament champion.

This tournament is typically a learning experience for score-keeping parents as well.  To aid in the effort to teach parents this skill, we present the following link, which has very good instructions on score-keeping: http://aavball.com/coaches. Please ask your score-keeping parents to do their “homework” in advance, and then use the playdate as a low-pressure vehicle to get comfortable in their roles.


This playdate has filled to capacity each of the past six years we have offered it, so procrastinators beware.  You may reserve your slot immediately be emailing Briana Johnson, and we ask that you follow up by downloading, completing and submitting the 2020 MS tourney registration form, along with your registration fee.  If you aren’t in a position to pay the fee, please advise Briana and we will be happy to work with you.


All teams will play at Southern Volleyball Center.


  • The play schedule will be posted not later than the Tuesday prior to the event.
  • Doors open at 8:00 a.m.; competition begins at 9:00
  • to the extent possible we have endeavored to pair “A” teams with “A” teams and “B” with “B”.

Warm-up volleyballs — YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN!.  The tournament will furnish game balls only.

Food Tables — It’s going to be crowded.  We will provide enough tables for 16 teams to use 1/2 table for food inside the gym.  If the weather is nice, tailgating outside is permitted and encouraged.   If you avail yourselves of this option, please set up your tents in the grassy area in front of SVC’s premises- as shown in the picture below — NOT in the parking field and certainly not in front of our neighbors’ vehicles.  Please do not bring your own tables into the gym, as we do not have room for them.







Please — no electrical appliances such as crock pots

Children under 10 are admitted free.  All others will be charged a $5/person entrance fee.


Parking at SVC can be challenging.  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.

SVC has an overflow alternative in the event that ours is full — across Hembree Road in the Alpharetta Public Works Building.  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. Please realize that Southern Volleyball Center is not the only occupant of the building; we ask you to respect the property and the rights of the other tenants by:

  • NOT parking on the grass or any reserved or handicap spots.  If you violate this request you will be towed.
  • Staying away from trucks and trailers parked in the truck court to the rear of the building
  • Picking up your own trash when you break down and put it in the dumpster.

We look forward to a fun and instructive early-season event.  If you have questions in the meantime, please contact one of the following:

Tracey Brown                                 Phil Teknipp

(404) 234-1810                              (440) 413-7911

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