Page Index

AAU Generated Rosters

Eligibility to Compete

Facility Care

Grand Prix

Officiating

Rules

Sportsmanship

Super Regional

State/G. Prix Qualifications

State/Grand Prix Hotels

Tournament Check in

Tournament Entry Forms

Tornamnet Entry Fees

Tournament Formats

Tournament Refund Policy

Tournament Schedule

 

Eligibility to Compete:


Each week the list of clubs eligible to compete in MJVBA events will updated. Only clubs deemed eligible to compete on the list may compete in tournaments.

To be eligible to compete in tournaments club must be a

  1. Current National AAU Member
  2. Current MJVBA Member
  3. Registered all athletes and non-athletes with the National AAU & MJVBA for current season.

REMEMBER: One unregistered person or club makes the event non-sanctioned and thus voids all insurance.

Click here to view a list of eligible clubs.

Clubs may enter tournaments after completing steps 1 & 2 but must complete step 4A & 4B prior to the tournament date.

Tournament Directors may only allow only clubs who have all  three steps to participate in their event.

Facility Care

Drinks: No red drinks of any kind allowed inside facilities

Seating: Spectators need to bring non-marking chairs.

Cooler & Food: regulations will vary by location facility

Electrical Outlets: may NOT be used at facility

Smoking: is not allowed inside or on the grounds of any facility

Tailgate parties: are allowed OUTSIDE (as long as you clean up after your group)

Water Only: is allowed inside all playing areas

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Grand Prix Tournament

The Grand Prix Spot Light Tournament is Sponsored by the National AAU.  Winners of the Elite Division in each age division will have all or part of their fee waived for AAU Nationals. The refund is a sliding scale 100%-30% based on number of teams entered in a division.10 teams equals full refund, 9 teams equals 90% refund, etc.

Winning the Grand Prix does not mean automatic entry into Nationals. The entry deadline for AAU Nationals is prior to the Grand Prix.  Winners who have entered and been accepted into the National Tournament will have their entry fee refunded.

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Officiating:


Teams officiate, line & score at all MJVBA events.

Tournament directors will impose a $100.00 fine for each officiating assignment you miss or delay. Check with your site director before leaving.  

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Rules:


USA Rules
Have you purchased your rule book yet? There is a difference between HS & USA rules. AAU plays by USA rules. If you do not already have a rule book go to www.usavolleyball.org & you can view & download a rule book or you can order a rule

book on-line. 

Click here for new rules for this year.

MJVBA Modifications

1. Libero needs to have a contrasting color jersey or sports vest.

2. Teams may play with only 5 players - every effort should be made to avoid forcing a team to forfeit due to lack of players.  However, if a team plays with 5 players, they must use a "ghost"   player.  The ghost may start in any position in the service order.

3. Libero is allowed to serve, in only 1 position in the service order (same as National Federation / HS rule). This action needs to be tracked by the scorekeeper & libero tracker.

4. Boys are allowed to play on 12U teams.

5. AAU tournaments are NOT required to use "match play" (2 out of 3).  Pool play may consist of only two sets with no deciding set. The number of points played per set may be less than 25 for 1/2 day 12 & under events only.

6. A point cap may NOT be used in any tournament.

 

Click here for a comparison sheet of the rule differences between NCAA (collegiate), USAV (USA Volleyball), NFHS (high School).

MJVBA 12 & Under Rules

  1. Net is 7' high
  2. Volleylite Ball is used
  3. A 2 meter step in line may be used in all one day events.

MJVBA 10 & Under Rules


USA Volleyball Rules with the following exceptions for 10 & under's:

  1. Court size shall be 6m x 6m on each side (instead of 9x9).
    Rationale: Players in a smaller space will be more likely to have success moving to, and contacting the ball.
  2. Net Height shall be standard women's height (7'4 1/4 ").
    Rationale: The intent is to have the ball clear the net at a higher point than 7' (used by the 12&under's) in order to allow the receiving team to have more time to move and play the ball.
  3. Players on court shall be 4 (instead of 6).
    Rationale: Fewer players on the court means that every player needs to contact the ball more often. It also is easier for a club to field a 4 player team rather than a 6 player team.
  4. Ball shall be the Volley-Lite or equivalent.
  5. The Libero rule shall NOT be in effect.
    Rationale: Young players need to learn to play all aspects of the game before specializing. A good Libero could dominate the game at this level.
  6. All non-deciding games shall be 18 points (starting at 7-7, ending at 25).
  7. All deciding games shall be 11 points (starting at 4-4, ending at 15).
  8. No player may serve more than 5 points in a row. After the 5th point in a row, there will be an automatic side-out (with NO point awarded) and the opponent will resume serving.
    Rationale: It isn't very much fun for either team to stand around and watch one player dominate the game from the service line.

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Sportsmanship:


One person practicing good sportsmanship is far better than 50 others preaching it. -- Knute K. Rockne

No Victory is worth the sacrifice of Ideals - Unknown

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated from coaches, players or fans. Remember, these are only kids officiating. Any display of unsportsmanlike conduct will result in your team/club being removed from the tournament and sanctioned by MJVBA.
  • Some teams/clubs have been banned from returning to certain tournaments because of bad behavior. Remember news travels fast.
  • Unfortunately we have had situations go as far as to have restraining orders issued against individuals.  
  • Remember it is the kids who get hurt in the long run.

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Super Regional

The AAU Super Regional is a National AAU Sponsored Event  Winners of the Open Division in each age division will have all or part of their fee waived for AAU Nationals. The refund is a sliding scale 100%-30% based on number of teams entered in a division.10 teams equals full refund, 9 teams equals 90% refund, etc.

Click HERE for Lakeshore Volleyfest/Super Regional Housing

Winning the Super Regional does not mean automatic entry into Nationals. The entry deadline for AAU Nationals is prior to the AAU Super Regional.  Winners who have entered and been accepted into the National Tournament will have their entry fee refunded.

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State Tournament Qualifications

Only Michigan, Canadian and Indiana teams my compete in the Association Championship/Grand Prix event. Teams must have completed all the AAU/MJVBA registration steps.

           

In addition to meeting all of the eligible to compete regulations listed above teams must also meet the regulations below.


18's-12s must compete in three Michigan MJVBA/AAU Tournaments events or compete in one of the AAU/MJVBA Power Leagues in order to be eligible to compete in the MJVBA Association Championship/AAU Grand Prix.  Power leagues are Lake Michigan/ Lake Erie/Dunes Club Power League (Winter or Spring) or the Lake Michigan Open Power league.

12 non-elite teams wil be at UMD on Saturday

12 elite teams enter the 18-12's tournament Saturday and Sunday in Grand Rapids.

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State Tournament Hotels

Click here for link not (active)

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Tournament Check-in Procedure

On the day of each event coaches must give the tournament director a copy of their AAU generated roster.

Tournament directors will keep your AAU roster.

Birth certificates will not be required at check-in.

If you have athletes playing under the MJVBA age modifications for 14,13 or 12's check for the additional required paper work on the age definitions page.

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Tournament Entry Forms & Procedures

On-line registration is available for tournaments with web links on the tournament schedule page.

US Mail forms must mailed with the appropriate entry form & fees directly to the tournament host. A separate entry form must be submitted for each tournament date and mailed to the tournament host.

A list of Tournament Directors will be emailed to all registered clubs.

   

     Regular Season Events

     

18-12 MJVBA Assocaition Championship/AAU Grand Prix  (Grand Rapids)

Itsy Bitsy Spiker Festival

12's NON-ELIIE MJVBA Association Championship/AAU Grand Prix (1 Day/UMD)

LakeShore Volleyfest/Super Regional

Logan Classic

Motor City Madness

MVA Winter Blast

MVA Spring Kick Off

   

MVA Spring Fling

 

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Tournament Fees

Regular Season Tournaments 18-12: $100

Regular Season Tournaments 10U: $25

12 MJVBA Chanpionship/AAU Grand Prix one day event UMD Non-Elite Teams $150

18-12 MJVBAChanpionship/AAU Grand Prix: $375 (18-13) $235 (12's)

Itsy Bitsy Spiker Festival $50

Hitten Mitten Border Challenge $150

Great Lakes Festival: $295

LakeShore Volleyfest/AAUSuper Regional $425.00 (13’s – 18’s), $275.00 (12’s)

Logan Classic $75

Motor City Madness ???

MVA Winter Blast $295

MVA Spring Kick Off $150

MVA Spring Fling $295

Lake Michigan Winter Open (elite) Power League $875

Lake Michigan & Lake Erie Winter Club Power League: $595

Lake Michigan & Lake Erie Spring Club Power League:$475

Team Attack Presidents Day Slam $285

Dunes March Madness/AAU Super Regional $500

Dunes April Classic:$400

Dunes May Classic $400

 

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Tournament Formats

All regular season tournaments will start at 9:00am unless otherwise noted on the tournament schedule page.


All regular season tournaments (not Grand Prix or states) will be a maximum of four teams per court. Teams will be guaranteed 4 matches.

All tournaments will provide teams with a minimum of 8 games (25 point rally score games).12's tournaments will have the option of 19-point games (state will be 25).

Warm-up balls & game balls are not provided by host site. Teams select one of their balls for a game ball.

It is acceptable to change the level or even age of a team as long as you notify the director 11/2 - 2 weeks before the event.

For all events teams should be entered in their proper age & level, i.e. it is not acceptable to enter a 12's teams in 14's so they can gain experience or it is the closest event. It is also not acceptable for teams to enter lower levels for any reason.

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Tournament Refund Policy

MJVBA has a no refund Policy for entry cancellations. Some teams have entered tournaments just to save a spot and then cancel out of the tournament at the last minute not only taking the spot away from a team who would have attended but also creating a nightmare for the tournament director. This policy has virtually eliminated this situation.

Of course there could be unforeseen circumstances that would warrant a refund.

Money will be refunded if you are turned away due to event being full or cancelled.

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Tournament Schedule:


Please visit our tournament schedule page.

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