The Bellaire Volleyball Middle School Tournament will host 32 teams competing for a championship in the largest middle school tournament in Houston. The tournament format matches competitively comparable opponents and guarantees each team plays 3 pool games and 3 bracket matches. Tournament participants should plan to arrive by 7:30 AM.
Teams will play in only one division. The objective behind divisions and brackets within divisions is to create more evenly matched competitions among teams with comparable skills and experience. The objective is to increase the number of points being scored by both teams, create closer final scores and reduce the chance of “blow-out” competition. Forming 8 team brackets within divisions further enables evenly matched competitions.
Premier Division is for teams with a typical competitive profile for an 8th grade team where most players have competed in the prior year on the school team. Teams within the Premier division do *NOT* have multiple club players on their roster.
Classic Division is for teams with players at the very early stages of their volleyball experience and have a developmental skill set profile without any travel/club players on the roster. (Division will not be offered in 2016)
Paid admissions will be the same as previous year.
NFHS Volleyball Rules will apply to all matches with the following additions and clarifications:
UIL Compliance: Pool play and bracket play is within compliance of UIL rules regarding the number of matches played by a middle school team in a Saturday tournament. (Source: UIL 2014 Volleyball Manual). The Bellaire Volleyball tournament competition format is less than the maximum play allowed under UIL rules for a weekend tournament.
Concessions: No outside food or drinks is allowed inside venue. Players, coaches, and parents found violating this rule will be asked to remove the items from the gym area and may be asked to leave the facilities. Team members are allowed to bring inside their own water and sports drinks; but, ice chests/coolers and team tables must remain outside of the venue.
Trainer: No designated
trainer for this tournament. Coaches from each school are responsible for
attending to their player’s injuries. Baylor College of Medicine Sports Medicine will have trained sports medicine trainers available at the tournament to advise coaches and players if injuries occur.
David Hawes - Tournament Director - david@BellaireVolleyball.com
Ap Clarke - Bellaire Head Volleyball Coach - firstname.lastname@example.org