Joseph Volleyball Camps, Inc.
GENERAL INFORMATION

2015 Tampa United Slam Tournament Format and Information

Match Length:  All matches will be best of 3 games to 25 with the deciding game, 
if necessary, to 15. There is no cap!!!

Age Divisions:  18 Open, 18 Club, 17 Open, 17 Club, 16 Open, 16 Club, 15 Open, 15 Club, 
14 Open, 14 Club, 13 Open, 13 Club, 12 Club, 11 Club, 10 Club
**Divisions must have at least 8 teams entered or Open & Club may be combined.

Division Formats:  All divisions will have formats designed to guarantee each team at least 4
matches in each division. All teams will play 3 matches Saturday and 1 or more on Sunday.

Entry Fee:
  $325 for 10 and 11 Club Divisions, $425 for all other Divisions
                       ($275 discounted rate for all out-of-state teams) 

Officials:  Paid 1st officials provided for all matches, paid 2nd officials for all Gold 
Division Semifinal and Final Matches. Match fees for officials are $26 for Provisionals, 
$30 for Regionals, and $34 for Junior National/National.
 
Courts: Courts #1-25 Tampa Convention Center
 
Wave Start Times: Will be posted no later than February 1, 2015

Host Hotel & Stay, Play, and Save Policy:  All teams participating in this event must stay in the host hotels.  
    **Click on HOTEL INFORMATION for for specifics!

Tournament Schedule:
 The complete schedule for the entire weekend and 
seeding will be posted to the web site by 8pm on Wednesday, April 2 and 
will be updated if any teams add or drop, so check the web site regularly that week.

Admission: 
This year's event will have a small admission fee for spectators of 
$10 per day or $18 for a multi-day tournament pass. 
Children 10 and under are FREE!
**Discounted $16 Tournament passes will be available beginning April 5 through midnight of Friday, April 10 at www.buyvbtickets.com
  • Athletes will just need to show their jersey to gain admission to the Exhibit Hall. 
  • Teams will be issued a coaching credential pass for each ADULT they have listed on their roster in AES.
  • Spectators will be able to purchase a colored wristband at the door each day, beginning at 7am, that will gain them admission to the playing venue for that day.

Team Check-in: There will NOT be a coaches meeting on Friday night. However, COACHES 
OR CLUB DIRECTORS MUST check in their teams (consists of signing the roster and picking up 
coaching credential pass(s), playing schedule/tournament procedures) at the playing venue.

Team Check-in Locations and Times:
 
Friday, April 10 from 6-9pm at the Tampa Convention Center in the 
East Hall at the tournament desk.

Saturday, April 11 from 7:15am-3:30pm outside 
each venue where admission is sold

Facility Rules: Due to incidents in previous years, there will be a NO TOLERANCE policy  
for misbehavior by players/teams and spectators in the venues.
  • Ball Handling is NOT allowed outside of the exhibit halls in the Convention Center.
  • Coolers and outside food and drink are NOT ALLOWED in the Convention Center. Only water and sports drinks may be brought inside the facility.
  • In order to comply with the fire marshal, NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO BRING THEIR OWN CHAIRS INTO THE TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER.
Violation of these policies or any other general misbehaviors may result in IMMEDIATE dismissal from the facility for the remainder of the day.

Trainers: There will be a trainer available to tape ankles and assist with minor injuries at the 
Convention Center. We will also have EMT's in the Convention Center in case of emergency.