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Annual Spikin It Adult Grass Volleyball Tournament

2019 Spikin' It

Outdoor Grass VOLLEYBALL Event Presented by Gateway Region USAV 

July 20 & 21, 2019 - Kirkwood Fields has undergone flooding this Spring and Summer, and are unplayable at this time.  We are able to move our event to Mueller Soccer Fields with St. Charles Parks and Rec.   For Park Map (Field 11), click here!  For Address and Google Map, click here!

Still Accepting Entries! - Entry Fee - $30/player
Includes tournament tank top - guaranteed if registered by June 30th.  Tank top not guaranteed if registered after early registration deadline - 6/30/19.

Walk-ups may be accepted the morning of the event, depending on court space - no guarantees.

Saturday, 7/20

Men's Women's
Men's Open 2s Women's Open 2s
Men's Club 2s Women's Club 2s
Men's Club 4s Women's Club 4s

Sunday, 7/21

COED (4s) FOURS
COED Open 4s
COED Club 4s

WHAT IS IT?

Are you ready for some great volleyball FUN? Then enter your team in the 2019 Spikin' It Grass Volleyball Tournament. St. Louis’ LARGEST outdoor grass volleyball tournament - Spikin' It -  promises players an exciting tournament with divisions for all playing abilities.  Enjoy a great day of hanging out in the park and playing volleyball with hundreds of fellow volleyball enthusiasts!

WHAT DO YOU GET?

All Spikin' It players who enter & pay by JUNE 30 will receive a tournament tank top. First and second place teams in each division win prizes! CASH PRIZES for the Open division!  
Participants that register after the early registration period are not guaranteed a tournament tank top (SO REGISTER & PAY EARLY)!!!

HOW DO YOU ENTER?

Come join the fun. Enter & pay by June 30th for the discounted price of $25 per player. AFTER June 30th, entry fee is $30 per player, there is no guarantee that you will receive a tank top and teams will be accepted as space allows.

ALL ABILITIES

Male, Female & Coed Divisions
2-Player &  4-Player teams

WHERE IS IT?

We will be returning to the Kirkwood Fields for SPIKIN’ IT this summer! The Kirkwood Fields are located just east of the Kirkwood Athletic Association, off Marshall and Big Bend Rd near the Meramec River (2305 Marshall Rd)

  • From the north, due to construction at Big Bend and I-270, head south on I-270  and take exit 5A onto I-44E/MO-366 E/Watson Rd. Stay right to merge onto Watson Rd.  At the first stoplight, take a left on Geyer Rd. and follow it for a mile, then take a left on Big Bend Rd for about a mile, then take a left on Marshall Rd. Follow Marshall Rd for about a mile, the Fields will be on your right.
  • From the south, head north on 1-270 and take exit 5A onto MO-366 E/Watson Rd.  At the first stoplight, take a left on Geyer Rd. and follow it for a mile, then take a left on Big Bend Rd for about a mile, then take a left on Marshall Rd. Follow Marshall Rd for about a mile, the Fields will be on your right.

Event Entry - Online Registration

This event's registration will be managed online.  Payment may be made online.  Offline payment is available as well.  Payment is required to secure your team's spot.  Acceptance after the deadline is limited and dependent on availability. 

PLEASE PLACE YOUR TEAM IN THE APPROPRIATE SKILL DIVISION!
The Tournament  Director reserves the right to restrict team placement in specific divisions based upon the effort to produce an enjoyable, balanced competitive atmosphere for each team.


Tournament Format

Spikin' It consists of pool play to determine which teams will qualify for divisional playoffs. Teams play between 3 and 8 sets in pool play and a minimum of two teams from each pool advance to the playoffs - but we will try to take as many as possible.

In the 4 player & 6 player divisions, teams may roster additional players for a fee. In coed divisions, at least half of the players on the court must be female at all times.

Level Of Play Definitions:

Open: The most competitive teams with experienced and highly skilled players; one bracket, cash prizes.
Club: Competitive teams; high / low brackets for divisions with 8 or more teams.
Intermediate:  Geared towards players/teams who are seeking a little bit more competition.  Participants that play at this level have a reasonable knowledge of the rules.  Most players on the team should be able to pass and set with relative accuracy and should be prepared for hitting and blocking.
Recreation:  For new players or just-for-fun teams (teams with limited skills and abilities - no strong hitters or leapers). Jump* serves are prohibited (with downward trajectory*; jump float serves are legal).


Tournament Morning - Team Check-In

Due to the projected heat forecast, Team Check-in will be Saturday & Sunday mornings, between 7:00-7:30am - at Championship Tent.  Only after all the teams of a division are checked in, will schedules be released (to accommodate any late additions, or last minute drops) and play will begin.  Check-in will involve:

  1. Payment of any entry fees (if offline payment selected)
  2. Filling out a Liability Waiver if NOT a Current Gateway Region Member

Teams will NOT be considered “checked-in” until entry fee is paid, AND non-members on your team have filled out the Liability Waiver.  Again, pool play schedules will not be released until 7:30am, and all teams of a division are checked in.  If there are any late additions or last minute drops, please allow time to re-do and re-seed the pools.


NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Linus Shyu

Spikin' It Director

Phone: 314-849-1221

Tony Stratman

Outdoor Coordinator

Phone: 314-398-5495

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