NW JAMBOREE INFORMATION
March 15-16, 2014
Jamboree Tournament Entry Plans
U-12 24 Teams
U-14 48 Teams
U-16 48 Teams
U-18 24 Teams
GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
The age division booklet and draft schedule will be emailed to Club Directors on approximately March 2.
If you have any questions or concerns about the tournament seeding, please contact Bob Braun at email@example.com, or 509-966-6528 or 509-307-0300.
Contact Brenda Moore for information about tournament registration or hotel information. Brenda Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-894-7933
Registration for the March 15-16, 2014 NW Jamboree will be done via Advanced Event Systems (AES).
Entrance fee will be $285.
Teams will be seeded for NW Junior Jamboree in early March.
Applications will be accepted until February 15, or until the tournament is full. U16 & U14 filled in early January last year.
A copy of the pools will be emailed to the coaches or club directors, at the email address Bob Braun, the Team Yakima Tournament Director has on file for each team.
Booklet will be posted on the Website by early March.
The age division booklet and draft schedule will be emailed to Club Directors in early March.
On Saturday & Sunday all U-14, U-16 & U-18 team pools will start play at 8 AM.
All U-12 team pools will start at 9 AM.
Saturday play will include all of Pool 1 and two or three rounds of Pool 2.
Sunday will include the remainder of Pool 2 and Bracket play.
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 www.advancedeventsystems.com 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.
The coaches meeting will be at 7:30 AM at your initial tournament site. 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.
BASIC GYM RULES
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!