Welcome to the annual East Coast Girls Junior Volleyball Championships!
The entire tournament is being held under one roof at the David Lawrence Convention Center, on a total of 54 courts. Read on for detailed information on the tournament rules and format.
The ECC will provide warmup balls on all courts for the event. Coaches can leave their warmup balls behind. In fact, no outside balls or carts will be allowed inside the convention center.
In each round of pool play, unless otherwise noted, every match consists of best two of three rally scoring games to 25 points (no cap) against each pool opponent, with 15 point rally-scoring
third set (no cap), if necessary. (Scheduled 3-team pools will either play three 25-point games, OR best two of three games, followed by cross-pool playoff matches). Timed warm-ups of 2 minutes of shared court, 4 minutes for serving team, 4 minutes for receiving team will be used for the first matches of each wave. Thereafter, 3 and 3 minutes separately will be assured. THERE WILL BE NO SHARED HITTING.
In Monday’s divisional playoff brackets, all matches will be best two of three rally-scoring sets to 25 points. The third set, if necessary, will be rally scoring to 15 points.
After Initial matches in pool play (8:00/8:15 am in AM Wave, and 2:30/2:45 pm in PM Wave), teams should be ready to play “ASAP”. “ASAP” matches may start within ten minutes of conclusion of previous match. On Monday, teams should be ready to play on or before the scheduled match time, if possible. If playing teams, work team, and official(s) are ready, these matches may start early. The Championship Committee reserves the right to move matches with respect to court and time to expedite the competition.
Each age/division has a tournament “flow chart”, providing an overview of each specific format.The Flow Chart shows how teams advance in each specific age/division, and illustrates any special playing rules. With the online AES Tournament Schedule, you will find it very easy to determine when and where your team plays and works. Each Division has been assigned to either the AM Wave, starting at 8:00am, or the PM Wave, starting at 2:30pm on the first two days of competition. This format will allow the players, coaches, chaperones and parents to take advantage of other opportunities during the ‘off-time’ on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, all teams will compete in one or more matches in bracket playoffs. Final matches are scheduled to begin at 2:00pm Monday.
We strongly recommend that coaches and parents check the OFFICIAL SCHEDULE/LIVE RESULTS on their phones, using the AES Event Schedules & Results web site. If coaches have any questions regarding the schedule, they can consult with the staff at the Championship Desk. LIVE results, OFFICIAL play schedules, and Flow Charts will be posted at Advanced Event Systems. Please be sure to check your WORK schedule as well as PLAY schedule.
BeTheBeast will be recording and live broadcasting matches on all courts at the East Coast Championships. BeTheBeast owns the exclusive broadcasting rights at this event. Subscriptions for the live broadcast are available for purchase at BeTheBeast.com.
Chairs are provided around each court for all players, coaches and spectators. Please do NOT bring your own chairs.
Coolers will NOT be allowed into the Convention Center. Food and Drinks will NOT be allowed inside the exhibition halls or ballroom, but may be consumed at tables set up in the concourse area just outside Hall B. Food and Drinks will also be sold at the DLCC throughout all three days, located in the same area outside Hall B.
Good Luck to all participants! We hope you enjoy the competition and everything the Event has to offer.