GENERAL INFORMATION: The City of Oaks Challenge is an Open Entry tournament [first come, first served] sanctioned by USAV/Carolina Region.
- Entry Fees: 12U - 18U girls: $650; 15-18 Boys: $375; 14 Boys: $200
- Registration: Registration opens at 10am on Monday, October 10th.
- Hotels: City of Oaks Challenge is NOT a Stay-To-Play event, however, we have secured rooms through Team Travel Source to assist with booking.
- Late Registration: Late registration date is 12/10/2021 and there is a $25 late registration fee.
- Refund Policy: A full refund will be given provided we receive written/email notification by posted refund date. There will be no refunds for withdrawn or dropped teams after this date.
- Event Cancellation Policy: In the event that City of Oaks is cancelled due to public health guidance or executive order relating to COVID-19, Triangle Volleyball Club and the City of Oaks tournament staff will make every effort to refund the majority of each team’s entry fee (less any credit card processing fees) after an accounting of all recoverable expenses. Minimally, teams should expect that $50 of each team’s registration fee will be retained and considered nonrefundable in the event of a cancellation to cover tournament administrative fees.
To Enter Event:
- Visit AES to enter teams [Rosters are not required for tournament entry]
- Print and sign tournament entry form
- Submit entry form and payment via check or credit card through AES [All checks payable to "Triangle Volleyball Club", 121 Competition Center Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560]
- Team Selection Process: Teams are selected on a first come, first served basis.
- Girls 12U Winter Classic: Saturday Only. Will be played at Triangle Volleyball Club.
- GIRLS: 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17-18U
- All divisions will be played at the Raleigh Convention Center
- BOYS: 14U, 15-18U]
- All boys divisions will be played at Triangle Volleball Club
- Triangle reserves the right to offer an invitational division for selected age groups
- Teams must play within their age division [no playing up]
City of Oaks Challenge is sanctioned by USA Volleyball through the Carolina Region [CR teams note that the City of Oaks Challenge counts towards eligibility for CR Championships].
Last Matches (multi-day divisions only): Please Check Back Later
The junior girls 17s and 18s will play in a combined 17/18s division throughout the tournament. The junior boys MAY play in a combined division throughout the tournament. We use a power pool format in some girls’ divisions to allow the strongest teams quality matches right out of the gate on Saturday.
To the extent possible, teams will compete in 4-team pools. In the case where 3-team pools are needed due to division sizes, the following applies:
- Only one 3-team pool in the group: Teams will play 2 matches with 3 full sets to 25. This is considered 'match equivalent to 3.'
- Two or Three 3-team pools in the group: Team will play two regular matches (best 2 out of 3) and then have a cross-over match with another 3-team pool on Sat/Sun.
- TIE-BREAK MATCHES will be avoided. Ties will be broken using Set % > Point % > Coin Flip.
- Work Teams - will provide a scorekeeper, flipper, libero tracker, two line judges and an adult R2 for each of their work assignments.
Results at this time of year are limited. If your team has results, please make sure they are loaded into Advanced Event Systems [AES] as they will be considered for seeding.
Tournament Results and Schedule will be found on Advanced Event Systems (AES) and available early in the week of the event.
Team Check In
- Triangle Location: Team Check In for teams playing at Triangle will take place at Triangle location.
- Raleigh Convention Center Location: Team check in for ALL DIVISIONS playing at the RCC will take place at the Raleigh Convention Center.
- Players will not need credentials to enter the building with their team provided they are in uniform.
- Club Directors attending but not on a team roster can receive free entry. Please email email@example.com and we arrange entry.
Athletic Training - Certified athletic trainers will be located at both the Raleigh Convention Center and Triangle Volleyball Club. All supplies used to treat injuries are free, but athlete’s requiring pre-competition taping must provide their own tape or will be charged a fee.
Coach Conduct - In the spirit of good sportsmanship and our role as adults to serve as proper role models for our youth we will simply not tolerate coach misconduct at our event. Actions like berating officials, work teams, tournament staff, athletes (your own or the opposing team) and any other behaviors that negatively impact the competitive experience for our participants and their guests will be grounds for removal from the event.
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