Team Yakima


March 14-15, 2015

Updated information for 2015 coming soon.

Tournament format will be changed.

2014 Information below:

U12 Doors open at 8:00 AM, Coach meeting at 8:30 AM.  (Leave a few minutes early, there is road construction on the way to these schools.)

U14, U16 & U18 doors open at 7:00 AM.  Coach meeting at 7:30 AM. 

 March 15-16, 2014

Team Pools have been updated & posted to our Team Pools page.

2014 General Tournament Information

U12 Bracket  & Tournament Information

U14 Bracket & Tournament Information

U16 Bracket & Tournament Information

U18 Bracket & Tournament Infomation

Full Tournament Book - All Ages



The age division booklet and draft schedule will be emailed to Club Directors on approximately March 5.

If you have any questions or concerns about the tournament seeding, please contact Bob Braun at, or 509-966-6528 or 509-307-0300.

Contact Brenda Moore for information about tournament registration or hotel information.  Brenda Moore, or 425-894-7933 


All entries must be done through the computerized Advanced Event Systems (AES) program which is utilized for all Evergreen Region tournaments, as well as the Volleyball Festival and national qualifiers (such as PNQ).  If your club does not have an AES account, it must be established prior to attempting tournament entry.  Accounts are done on a "club" basis.  Log on to and click on "Create a New Account" for details.  After you have entered your team(s) through the AES program, you must fill out and mail the registration form with your payment.   Mail the completed form(s) to Team Yakima, C/O  Bob Braun, 316 N 42nd Avenue, Yakima, WA 98908.

Team rosters are due not later than March 1, 2014.  Mail to Bob Braun, 316 N 42nd Avenue, Yakima, WA 98908.  Coaches should have an up-to-date copy of their USAV roster with them at their first match on Saturday morning should there be any questions regarding eligible players and/or officiating certification.

Preliminary seeding will be done... if you have information that will help that process, please email Bob Braun.



Payment is due 10 days after being accepted into the tournament.  In some circumstances special arrangements can be made in writing with the tournament director.  However, all payments must be received before February 10.  

If you cancel before February 1, you will receive a full refund less a $20 administration fee.  If you cancel after February 1, you will only receive that same refund if there is a team on the waiting list who can take your place.



The coaches meeting will be at 7:30 AM at your initial tournament site for U14, U16 & U18.  Doors will open at 7:00 AM. Any last minute information will be disseminated.  There may be some changes/corrections announced.  This is a mandatory meeting, and it may be possible that your team may move to another site.  Tournament Headquarters will be East Valley High School.  For U12 teams, doors open at 8:00 AM, and coaches meeting is at 8:30 AM.


No electric croc pots, cookers, coffee makers, etc. allowed at any of the playing sites.  No pets allowed at any site.  Only water (and that means no coffee) allowed in any gym area. 

Please be respectful of other teams’ needs with regard to space for your Team Area at your play facility.

Some gyms have ample space for food table and leisure areas, and some do not.  We are using all of the facilities available to us in the Yakima Valley. 



Souvenirs will be at various multi-court venues during the tournament for sale of commemorative t-shirts and other volleyball items. 



Two rounds of pool play followed by single-elimination playoffs.   All U-14, U-16 & U-18 teams will play a full Pool 1 on Saturday starting at 8 AM,  followed by two or three rounds of Pool 2.  (U-12 teams start at 9 AM both days)  Sunday’s play will also begin at 8 AM and will consist of the conclusion of Pool 2 play followed by the bracket play. Most divisions should finish by 5 PM on Sunday.  Any 3-team pool will play three games of five. 

All teams will play two pools prior to beginning playoff brackets.  In the U-14 and U-16 Divisions, teams will be seeded into Power and Challenge Divisions.  This will allow all teams to compete at the appropriate level for their team and avoids the unrewarding mismatches that inevitably occur when stronger more experienced teams match up with less seasoned teams in the early round of the tournament.  The U-12 and U-18 Divisions will not be divided initially but will undoubtedly stratify after the first pool. 

The Northwest Jamboree is the major inter-regional competition of  the season, bringing together the top teams from the three USAV Regions that span Washington, Oregon, Northern Idaho and Montana.  At times in past years the Jamboree has also had entries from California and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.  It is the largest tournament of the year hosted by Team Yakima .  

This March 15-16, 2014 NW Jamboree is the 36th annual edition and we are happy that you can be a part of it.  Hopefully your stay in Yakima will be pleasant and that you will make plans to be here for next year's 37th Annual NW Jamboree! 

Future Jamboree Dates




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