Tournament Information


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 particpate in tournaments.

To be eligible to compete in tournaments clubS must

  1. Have a  current National AAU Club Membership
  2. All athletes must have current AAU Memberships
  3. All  Adults must have a current AAU non-athlete membership (not a AAU  adult athlete membership

Click here to view a list of eligible clubs.

Clubs may enter tournaments after completing steps 1 –  but must complete all steps  prior to the tournament date. Tournament Directors may only allow clubs who have completed both steps to participate in their event.

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

Facility Care

  1. NO outside food or drink other than #2
  2. PLAYERS may bring sack lunch in their bags.
  3. NO Team tables.
  4. NO Coolers allowed.
  5. Water only allowed  inside all playing areas.
  6. Electrical  outlets may not be used.
  7. Smoking is not allowed inside or on the grounds of any facility.
  8. Children must be under adult supervision at all times.
  9. SeatingAlthough some seating is provided spectators may also want bring non-marking chairs

Grand Prix and Super Regional Tournaments

Lakeshore Volleyfest, MJVBA Championships, Motor City Madness, Presidents Day Challenge

Grand Prix and Super Regional Tournaments are National AAU Events, Licensed by AAU.

Michigan Policy for winners: Winners in the up to 4 divisions per age will have all or part of their fee waived for AAU Nationals, or The Volleyball Festival. Reimbursement will be a sliding scale based on 16 teams in each age group or an average of 16 per division per age.

If the first place team has already won a free entry OR does not accept the free entry, the free entry will go to the second place team.  If a team wins 2 different AAU Grand Prix / AAU Super Regional Tournaments, the team may accept one free entry for each of the 2 listed events.

This is a team award and may only be claimed by the winning team. All teams must still enter the event of their choice by the entry deadline, regardless of the date of the Grand Prix or Super Regional. To receive the free/partial entry,  winners have to be registered for and compete in the event of their choice in a division equal or lower then one competing in the Grand Prix or Super Regional.  (No sandbagging

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MJVBA Championships AAU Grand Prix Tournament Qualifications

  • Only Michigan, Canadian and Indiana teams may compete in the MJVBA Championships/AAU 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 Michigan and Indiana teams must also meet the regulations below.
  • 18’s-12s must compete in compete in one of the Power Leagues  listed MJVBA/AAU Tournaments or  Two 2 day events listed on MJVBA/AAU Tournaments or Michigan teams only three of the one day events listed on MJVBA/AAU Tournaments


Teams officiate, line & score at most 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.

Rules for one Day Events and Power leagues

USA Rules

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

MJVBA Modifications
  2. Libero needs to have a contrasting color jersey or sports vest.
  3. Teams may play with only 5 players – every effort should be made to avoid forcing a team to dropping 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.
  4. 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.
  5. For ages 12 & younger “youth” VB allows boys & girls to play in regular season events only not Grand Prix’s or Super Regional’s
  6. 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.
MJVBA 10 & Under Rules
  • Net Height 7′
  • Ball – Volleylite
  • Court may be reduced to 52’6” X 29’6″ (USA Rule)
  • Recommended  for 10u and younger allow players to serve a maximum of 5 serves 
  • Recommended for  4 on 4 should use 20′ x 20′ court


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.

Tournament Check-in Procedure

  • Teams must turn in either an AAU Generated Roster or an AAU Imported to AES 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.

Tournament Entry Forms Fees & Procedures

  • Go to the Tournament Hosts Page to find specific information for each event including registration information
  • On-line registration is available for tournaments with web links on the Tournament Host Page.
  • Check the Tournament Host Page  for event links for more specific pricing and registration information
  • All events with a link to Advanced Event Systems – Teams must register on  Advanced Event Systems
  • A list of Tournament Directors will be emailed to all registered clubs.

Tournament Formats

  • All regular season one day tournaments will start at 9:00am unless otherwise noted on the tournament host web page. Click here for list of tournament host.
  • All regular season one day tournaments 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).
  • Warm-up balls & game balls are NOT provided by host site. Teams select one of their volleyballs  for a game ball.
  • Teams may request a change in level or  age for an event prior to the deadline date (a change is not guaranteed).

Tournament Schedule

Please visit the tournament schedule page.

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