Hang 10 Volleyball - Event Details

October 14, 2017
Grass Volleyball Event
October 14, 2017
415 Dimmocks Mill Road, Hillsborough, NC

 
HANG 10 VOLLEYBALL - SEASON FINALE - OCT. 14 SPONSORED BY MYSTERY BREWING COMPANY AND ARCHER GRAPHICS
Presented by Park & Sun Sports, Spalding, King of the Beach, Rider Sandals, Vincere, and Volleyball USA

Divisions: Reverse Coed Open; Reverse Coed AA; Reverse Coed A;

Online Registration is Closed

Details:

Hang 10 Volleyball’s SEASON FINALE IS HERE (SAD FACE)… 

Join us on OCTOBER 14TH for the final REVERSE COED 2s of the season at Gold Park in beautiful Hillsborough, NC. Please pass this information along to all of your volleyball playing friends.

RevCo 2s will be our normal format: short court, normal USAV outdoor volleyball rules (i.e., block counts as touch, no open hand serve receive, no open hand tips, etc.), and the let rule WILL BE IN EFFECT.

HANG 10 VOLLEYBALL THIS SEASON:

We had an awesome two-day tournament in September (RevCo Days) with 28 2s teams joining us on Saturday and 12 4s teams join us on Sunday.  We handed out over $2,200 in cash and prizes across all divisions. This brings the total we have paid out to over $16,360 (in less than two seasons)! We would love to make our payouts even bigger, and the way we do this is with even more teams! Please continue to help us spread the word about Hang 10 Volleyball. We love meeting new players and growing our volleyball community.

We had our loyalty program in effect this year as well.  At RevCo Days, 5 players had “perfect attendance” and received a prize pack that included, a new Spalding volleyball, a Park & Sun Sports water bottle and backpack, and plenty of Hang 10 Volleyball swag. We will always reward our loyal players, so make plans to be one next year!  

Being the first team to sign up (other than staff) pays. Our earliest registrants this year have been getting free gear too! We will implement this from time-to-time, so if you sign up first, you may get rewarded! 

If you played with us last year or in one of our tournaments this year and know the drill, please read the important change and announcements below. The rest of the information you can skip since you are a seasoned veteran.

IMPORTANT CHANGES/ANNOUCEMENTS:

Due to the sun setting earlier and daylight running out sooner, this tournament will be a 4-team pool ONLY tournament.  What this means is that the FIRST 8 SPOTS ARE GUARANTEED IN EACH DIVISION.  After the first 8 spots are filled, the next 3 teams that sign up will be on a waitlist.  If we get 4 additional teams signed up, then ALL 4 additional teams will be moved off of the waitlist to get us to 12 teams.  This process will be repeated to ensure that we have only 4 team pools.  If we do not get 8 teams in a division, we will still be able to play very quickly as we will split a 5-team pool over 2 nets, same with a 6 team pool and we will do a modified 7 team pool over 2 nets.  We want to have pool play go smoothly and efficiently so we can get a full day’s worth of play in before the sun sets.  UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS.  SIGN UP EARLY!!!!!!!

Online registration will END at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, October 13th. If you want to sign up after 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 13th you MUST e-mail us at hang10volleyball@gmail.com or message us on our page Hang 10 Volleyball, and we will let you know if we have room. Any late registrations will be subject to space in a particular division and teams may be required to play in a division other than the one requested. In other words, sign up early if you want to be guaranteed a spot. 

If you sign up by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 9th you will automatically be entered into a raffle for some sweet prizes such as Spalding volleyballs, Volley America swag, Hang 10 swag, Park & Sun water bottles and bags, etc. Did we mention SIGN UP EARLY

If you cannot make the tournament, please let us know as soon as possible.  It is really tough when we have to make a lot of adjustments last minute as we are trying to get started.  We spend a lot of time thinking through pools, formats, setting up, etc., so please be courteous of our time and effort. 

IF YOU ARE LATE (SEE BELOW) YOU WILL BE CHARGED $10 Too many of you are showing up late without letting us know.  We have been very relaxed about this, but this your only warning that you will be charged the extra amount if you are not checked in on time or let us know ahead of time.  Again, just be courteous.

To clarify our “sandbagging rule,” if you make playoffs as the third team off of your net or as a “wildcard” when we have utilized those formats, that DOES NOT count as “making playoffs” per the sandbagging rules.  In other words, for the sandbagging rule to reset you must make playoffs by being one of the top two teams off of your net.

Mystery Brewing Public House is now SERVING FOOD! AND IT IS GOSH DARN DELICIOUS!

Archer Graphics has come on as our newest sponsor! They are the go-to shop for all of your signage needs. 

Divisions:
Open, AA and A divisions. There must be at least 4 teams for a division to run. The tournament directors may combine divisions as necessary (however, we will make every effort to split out divisions for playoffs if divisions are combined for numbers reasons). In addition, the tournament directors reserve the right to move any team to another division for purposes of promoting fair play and/or to make the tournament run more efficiently.

Entry Fee:

Open: $70 per team. 

AA and A: $50 per team. 

Prizes:
Open: Cash payouts with the total purse equal to AT LEAST the total registrations received for the Open division. For example, if 10 teams sign up, the total purse for Open will be AT LEAST $700. The more teams that sign up the greater the minimum purse will be.

AA and A: Combination of cash payouts and/or prizes. Prizes are those that you actually want such as new Spalding balls, chairs, sports wagons, Yeti cups, canopies, etc.


After Tournament Parties:

After every tournament we will be having an after tournament player`s party at the Mystery Brewing Public House, which is less than a 5 minute walk from the tournament site. The Public House has a lot of Mystery Brewing Company beer on tap (the best beer in the state) and has a fantastic back patio. We regularly had 25+ people join us at Mystery for food and beer after the tournaments last year


Registration:

Online registration will be done through Volley America at: REGISTER HERE FOR THE OCTOBER 14TH TOURNAMENT.

Check-In:
Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. the day of the tournament, with play starting at 9:00 a.m. SHARP. If you are not checked in by 8:45 a.m. there will be an additional fee of $10 per player not yet checked in, unless you have made prior arrangements with one of the tournament directors.  Checking in requires you to actually come to the registration tent, talk with us and pay.  Showing up and socializing but not checking in will result in a late fee if you do not check in by 8:45 a.m.  We work really hard to make these tournaments as efficient as possible and we greatly appreciate your help in allowing us to do so!

Let Service Rule:

As we previously announced, the LET SERVICE RULE will be implemented for the ENTIRE 2017 SEASON. As a reminder, this is in principle similar to tennis service: if the serve hits the net in any way and lands in bounds (i.e., in the court or on the line), the server will be permitted to re-serve. If on the second service the serve again hits the net in any way (even if the re-serve lands in bounds) or is served out, it is a fault and the receiving team is rewarded a point and the ball (i.e., a side out in rally scoring). Of course, if the serve hits the net and goes out of bounds that is a fault.

Dogs:

Yes, you can bring your dog, and there is a dog park right by the field. However, all dogs MUST be on a leash at all times and that leash must have a dog on one end and you or an object on the other end. The fine people of Hillsborough apparently take this very seriously, so we prefer not to have to talk to the police about this again.

Language:

Please, please, please refrain from using profane language, and certainly do not scream it at the top of your lungs.  Gold Park is just that: a park.  There are always tons of children around and we do not want the police being called because someone cannot control his/her emotions at the tournament.  We have to apply for a special permit and go before the city council to get it approved.  If the city is getting reports that our players are screaming obscenities and generally not setting a good example for the town’s youth, we will not be permitted moving forward.  Please do not ruin it for everyone.

Which Division to Play In:

Open: This is for very experienced and elite players. You will often find former college volleyball players in Open. You can expect high velocity jump serves, hand setting and consistent blocking. Helmets are encouraged.

AA: This is for players that have very good knowledge and understanding of doubles volleyball. Players in AA are comfortable with doubles play and strategy. You can expect a very consistent level of play. This is the division that consistently hosts the most players in our tournaments.

A: This is for players who are newer to/still learning doubles volleyball but still have a good understanding of volleyball generally. Players in A are still learning doubles play and strategy, but exhibit good basic volleyball skills. 

If you have any questions, just message us on our page Hang 10 Volleyball or e-mail at hang10volleyball@gmail.com and we can help give you some guidance. Contacting us BEFORE registering goes a long ways.

Sandbagging:

Absolutely NO SANDBAGGING. You play at the highest division of either player. For example, a team consisting of an Open player and an A player will play Open. This will be strictly enforced. If you want to request to move down to a lower division, message us on our page Hang 10 Volleyball or e-mail us BEFORE SIGNING UP at hang10volleyball@gmail.com and we will consider requests on a case-by-case basis. 

Division winners MUST play in the next highest division for subsequent tournaments. For example, a team winning AA must play in Open the subsequent tournaments. This applies to a player individually, so even if you play with a person other than the person you won that division with, you MUST play the next highest division. It is not fun for anyone for the same team to constantly win the same division all summer long. Get out there and challenge yourself!

If a division winning team or individual goes winless in the next tournament after moving up a division or such team or individual does not make it to playoffs for the next two tournaments, then that team or individual can request to play in the previous division. Decisions will be made by the tournament director on a case-by-case basis.

The sandbagging rule rolls over from year-to-year. Basically, the division you played in last year is the division you should be playing in this year (unless, of course, you want to play in a higher division). If you won a division in tournament last season and did not qualify to request a move down, you MUST move up to the next division or continue to play in the higher division, as applicable. If there is a reason that you believe you should move down a division, please message us and we will consider requests on a case-by-case basis. Remember, this rule applies on an individual basis. We tracked everyone’s record in pool play last year, so do us a favor and just sign up for the right division. 

Volley America Membership:

Everyone must be a Volley America member. There are no exceptions. Membership is $15. Almost all the local tournaments are using Volley America this year. You can sign up for your membership here: GET YOUR VOLLEY AMERICA MEMBERSHIP. You can sign up for a membership at the tournament site, but it will cost $20, and we will make your login password incredibly long (like 50+ characters long). It is a pain for us to do it, so save yourself some money and us some time.

Volley America heard us and they have changed their membership from being through the end of the calendar year you signed up to being 365 days from the day you RENEW/SIGNUP for a membership. For example, if you signup/renew your VA membership September 1, 2017 it will be valid until September 1, 2018!


Equipment:
We have 12 new Park & Sun Sports nets and 12 sets of 2 inch Park & Sun Sports court lines. Every court will also have antennas. We purchased 12 sets of full velcro antennas from our newest partner Volleyball USA. These antennas are the best in the business, and we will have them on every single court. Each court will also have a new Spalding ball assigned to it. Please do not take our court balls home with you! 

Certain courts will also have ball stops. Please do not run into or otherwise knock down our ball stops. They are working hard for you!


Need a Partner:

Message us on our page Hang 10 Volleyball or send us an e-mail at hang10volleyball@gmail.com and we will do our best to find someone for you to play with

Sponsors and Partners:

We wish to thank our title sponsor Mystery Brewing Company and their Mystery Brewing Public House, and our newest sponsor Archer Graphics. In addition, we want to thank our partners: Spalding, King of the BeachPark & Sun SportsReflekt Sunglasses, Volleyball USA and Volley America.


Approximate travel times to Hillsborough, NC:

18 mins - Downtown Durham

20 mins - Downtown Chapel Hill

40 mins - Downtown Raleigh

40 mins - Downtown Greensboro

1 hour - Downtown Winston-Salem

1 hour - Downtown Lexington

2 hours - Downtown Charlotte


Reverse Coed 2s Rules:

-Women’s height net

-Girls hit front row 

-Guys hit behind the 10 foot line

-If a guy hits in front of the 10 foot line, a portion of the ball must be below the plane of the net when he makes contact

-Guys are not allowed to block

-Let Service Rule

-Block counts as a touch

-There is NO courtesy rule (seriously, just stop it)

-Other USAV standard outdoor rules

-Absolutely no “local rules” such as 2.78912 rotations of a handset is always a double

 


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