Volleyball

Saint Cloud, Minnesota • June 21-22, 2014

Entry Fee
Team: $275 before May 1
Team: $325 after May 1
Two coaches are included in the team fee.  Make checks payable to: “Star of the North State Games.”
Entry Deadline: May 16, 2014, please note that some divisions may fill prior to deadline.

Competition Format
Festival format.  Round-robin pool-play Saturday to determine seeding into multi-level playoffs on Sunday.  All teams will be seeded into Sunday’s playoffs.

We will be offering “A/B” (combined) and “C” divisions for the 14’s, 16’s and 18’s.  Please register your team for the most appropriate division, with the “A/B” division being the most competitive division.  Returning teams:  Please use your experience in ‘10 Star of the North Games as a guideline for the best division for your team.  Teams that qualified for the “gold” playoffs should consider moving up a division.  Teams qualifying for the lowest playoff division should consider moving down.

Minimum of eight teams required to hold a division.  Tournament director reserves the right to reassign teams from one division to another.

Eligibility
USA Volleyball membership is not required. Open to all Minnesota residents.  For 12-U: Born on or after September 1, 2001 or were in 6th grade or under during the 2013-2014 academic year; For 14-U: Born on or after September 1, 1999 or were in 8th grade or under during the 2013-2014 academic year; For 16-U: Born on or after September 1, 1997 or were in 10th grade or under during the 2013-2014 academic year; For 18-U: Born on or after September 1, 1995 or were in 12th grade or under during the 2013-2014 academic year.  Entries must be postmarked on or before May 16, 2014.
Due to facility capacity, some divisions of the 2014 Star of the North volleyball tournament may close prior to the deadline.  Early registration is strongly advised.  Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.

Rules
Star of the North follows rules implemented by the National Federation of State High School Association, but are subject to modification. It is also available by request (call 763.785.5603) or on the website: www.starofthenorthgames.org.

Venues
Specific venues will be assigned after the close of registration.

Schedule

All matches for all teams will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday morning, June 21.  Schedules will be mailed to coaches and posted on the website on June 4.

Awards

Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three teams in each division.

All-Events Passes

Passes are required for admission to all Star of the North Summer Games events and may be purchased for $10 per person at headquarters or at any of the venues.  Admission is free for children 12 and under.  All athletes and up to two coaches per team receive a credential for free admission to all competitions and events during the Summer Games.

Sport Commissioner

Darla Heikes,
National Volleyball Center
2601 Viola Road NE
Rochester, MN 55906
Phone: 507.328.5200; Fax: 507.328.5239;

dheikes@rochestermn.gov

Sport Director

TBA

Additional Information

Contact the Star of the North Summer Games Office
763.785.5603 (metro) or 800.756.7827 (toll free)

E-mail address:  sgames@mnsports.org

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