Volleyball Festival


6/22- Light Rail stations to use for trip from airport to Hotels/Convention Center. See PDF

6/19- REMINDER: *Mandatory Online VF Waiver*:
All players/coaches must complete the Online VF Waiver by Friday, June 21. It only takes a minute and has 6 boxes on the top and 10 on the bottom to fill-in. *Disregard the due date at the end of the form.

6/19- VF Travel Form- please complete by 6/21

6/19- Volleyball Festival Travel Info-2019_
6/11- Fri 6/28 is GO PURPLE day to help end Alzheimer’s. Click here if you’d like to donate to the cause.
6/11- A question came up about how many All Access passes you will get if you booked a room through the tourney. Here is their answer: “When making a reservation there is a prompt that asks how many players and how many non players will be in the room. This count determines how many passes will be provided per reservation. If there is anyone who wants to change that count, please have them reach out and we are happy to assist”. You can email them at corey@travelingteams.com.
6/10- *Mandatory Online VF Waiver*:
All players/coaches must complete the Online VF Waiver by Friday, June 14th. It only takes a minute and has 6 boxes on the top and 10 on the bottom to fill-in. *Disregard the due date at the end of the form.
6/10- Pre-Buy Admission Tickets:
Online Admission Tickets are available online  HERE .  Save up to $6 per ticket through Sunday, June 23. Starting June 24, online purchases are at normal box office prices. BUY TICKETS now to avoid long Day 1 lines.
Print-at-Home tickets can be redeemed at the Will Call pick up tables in Room 126B in the North Building of the Phoenix Convention Center.
Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Convention Center box office windows beginning Tuesday, June 27 at 2pm. Complete ticket window hours and prices are HERE. No service fees apply to box office purchases.
*Families that booked hotels through the tourney already receive FREE All-Access passes that can be picked up at tables in Room 126C in the North Building of the Phoenix Convention Center and should not purchase tickets.
6/10- Unsigned Senior Showcase:
Seniors and players rising into their Freshman through Senior years are invited to MarKi Recruiting’s Player Showcase 4 – 5:30 pm, Wednesday, June 26 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Cost is $120 and includes HD-Quality film of the skill court and the 6 v 6 portion of the showcase (View sample film). Deadline to sign up is June 20.
6/10- “Swing into the Jungle ” Welcome Party
Have a swinging good time from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, June 26 in the Phoenix Convention Center with fun games, face painting, prizes, and a DJ dance party. Wear your best Jungle themed attire for a chance to win the best costume contest! Admission is FREE for all players, coaches, kids 5 and under and those with All-Access Passes . Pre-buy tickets HERE for $5 through June 23 or at the PCC Box Office for $10.
*Your Admission Ticket gets you into this event.
6/10- Baller TV- All Courts-All Games
Can’t make it to the games? No problem. Baller TV is broadcasting from every court at the Phoenix Convention Center June 27-30. Click here for pricing plans. Sign up HERE to watch LIVE and OnDemand.

Previous Updates:
5/15- Team Flight Confirmation #’s sent to families
2/6/19- Parent Meeting- Volleyball Festival Time Line
2/1/19- Parent Hotel Blocks

Volleyball Festival Information:

Dates: June 27-30; Travel June 26

Teams: 14HP/16HP/17HP/18HP

Location: Phoenix Convention Center, AZ- 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004. See “B” on map below.

Player Fee: $750 per player. Payable in 3 payments of $250 due on 3/15, 4/15, 5/15.
Covers team flight to AZ, dorm, cafeteria, tourney entry, AAU memberships, 6/26 meal & Light Rail from airport, tourney give aways.

Playing Waves: 14HP/17HP/18HP- am wave; 16HP- pm wave.

Team Flight to Phoenix: Players/Coaches travel on Team Flight on 6/26 on SW#2337.
Flight departs Midway 11:35am, arrive PHX 1:10pm.
*Seats have been ticketed for the Team Flight on 6/26 to AZ and sent to families on 5/15.
*We will meet at the airport at 9:30am on the 26th at the drop off lane by the Southwest doors.
*Players/families will need to check-in their flight 24 hours in advance at www.Southwest.com
Click on Check-in, enter the confirmation # provided below and your name to reserve your boarding position.
*Group flights require that you use the kiosk or check-in desk to to get your actual boarding pass when you arrive on the 26th. You will not be able to print it at home. It is however important to check-in online the day before to secure your boarding position to get on the plane. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis on the plane.
*Rapid Rewards #’s may be added to players SW account after the flight is complete. Call 214-932-0333, give them confirmation # that you used to check-in. Once they confirm that you were on the flight they will credit your account.
*Team flight cost to Phoenix will be included in Player Fee; family members on flight will pay separately. Flight cost for family members is $165 per seat.

Coach Return Flight to Chicago: Return flight for player is parent responsibility unless you book a seat on the return Group Flight with the coaches SW#5525 leaves PHX 6:15pm, arrive MDW 11:35pm. Cost $165.
*Seats have been ticketed, confirmation # were sent out on 5/15.
*If booking your own return flight make sure it is for 6:15pm or later to avoid conflicts with competition.

 Player Accommodations: ASU Taylor Place Dorm, downtown Phoenix; 4 blocks from Convention Center.
See Map below,  locate “A” near top of map
Dorm Address: 120 E Taylor St, Phoenix 85004
Rooms include 2 twin beds, desk/chair, closet, bathroom. Bedding and 1 set of towels included. Laundry room on each floor. Players will use cafeteria meal plan for 2 meals a day during stay except final day- just breakfast. Building has 24 hr security guard + key card access for all doors and elevator. Sample room plan:

Map of Downtown Phoenix:

*Map Key: A= Taylor Place Dorm; B- Convention Center; #1= Hyatt; #2= Renaissance; #3= Sheraton
Parent Hotel Accommodations:
book on own or reserve through the tournament Group Blocks below.  Make sure you read through the policies & deadlines. Rooms reserved through the tournament receive complimentary admission to the Volleyball Festival.
Room Block Info for hotels listed below
-These Group blocks require a 3 night stay.
Note: Hotel blocks are for 6/26-6/30; if your arrival or departure dates are different, make sure that you confirm this when reserving a room.
-Phone: Contact Traveling Teams at 866-468-3268 Ext. 808
-Email: corey@travelingteams.com
-Booking Deadline: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:01AM EST
-Group Block Code: 8N0-U09

Hotel #1:
Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N Second St, Phoenix AZ 85004 (across street from Convention Center)
-Room Types Available:
2 Double Beds, avg Rate: $143.00 – 5 rooms available in block
1 King Bed, ave rate: $133- 5 rooms available in block
-Hotel Amenities: Phoenix Convention Center – 0.2 miles, Outdoor Pool, Fitness Center, Self Parking: $23 per day, Valet Parking: $33 per day, Check In 4PM – Check Out 11AM, * First and last nights room and tax due May 24th, 2019 – Non Refundable, * Cancellations made within 30 days prior to arrival will be charged a 2 nights room and tax penalty, * 3 Night Minimum Stay Required
-Check-in: Wednesday, 26 June, Check-out: Sunday, 30 June, 2019
Hotel #2:
-Renaissance Phoenix Downtown– 50 East Adams St., Phoenix AZ 85004
-Room Type Available: 2 Queen Beds, Avg Rate: $145.00
-Hotel Amenities: Phoenix Convention Center – 0.28 miles, Outdoor Pool, Fitness Center, Valet Parking: $35 per day, Check In 4PM – Check Out 11AM, * First and last nights room and tax due May 24th, 2019 – Non Refundable, * Cancellations made within 30 days prior to arrival will be charged a 2 night room and tax penalty, * Early departure fee applies for date changes made after check in *3 Night Minimum Stay
Hotel #3:
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel– 340 N. 3rd St,Phoenix AZ 85004
-Room Type Available: Single King Bed, Avg Rate: $124.00
Hotel Amenities: Phoenix Convention Center – 0.36 miles, Outdoor Pool, Fitness Center, Discounted Self Parking: $12 per day (normally $35), Discounted Valet Parking: $22 per day (normally $33), 10% Discount Off of Breakfast, Rollaway Beds: $12 per bed per day based on availability, Check In 3PM – Check Out 12PM, * Cancellations made within 30 days prior to arrival will result in a 2 nights room and tax penalty, * 3 Night Minimum Stay Required

 Raffle Fundraiser: The Festival makes free raffle tickets available to all teams to assist in their fundraising efforts.  Players sell the tickets for $5 each and keep 100% of their sales.  Turn in completed ticket stubs to Patti. Cash prizes are provided by the Festival (Ten $100, Four $250 and Two $500 prizes) and are drawn at the Festival.  Winners do not have to be present to win.

2019 WELCOME PARTY: Join us Wednesday, June 26 from 6-8 pm for the “Swing into the Jungle” Welcome Party!  The beauty and excitement of the jungle will be on full display at our themed dance party at the Phoenix Convention Center. Come dressed in your best jungle themed costumes to have a swinging good time and kick off Volleyball Festival 2019!

The tourney will have a Go Purple Day. Everyone is encouraged to wear purple to support the cause.

Metro Light Rail: Teams will travel via Light Rail from airport to Van Buren/Central Ave Station- short walk to dorm. Cost is $2 for adults, $1 for players. Teams may use Light Rail to Target Shopping area.
Coaches/players traveling alone will use Light Rail for return trip to airport.
Airport provides Sky Train from Terminal 3 & 4 to Light Rail station at 44th St & Washington. Trip is 5 min or less. Families arriving at Terminal 2 (United) will need to walk to terminal 3 for Sky Train access.
*People traveling on SW or US Airways may use free Early Bag Check provided at 44th St & Washington Light Rail in the Sky Train area for return trip if it’s open.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: Has 3 terminals. See map for airlines and Light Rail access.