Outdoor Juniors Tournament 2023

The Basics

What is it?

Mavericks Volleyball Club is hosting a tournament for Junior teams. There will be competitions for:

  • Under 14s 4-a-side Open (no restriction on gender ie all boys or all girls teams are allowed)
  • Under 16s 6-a-side Girls (female only players)
  • Under 16s 6-a-side Boys (male and female players permitted)
  • Under 18s 6-a-side Mixed (minimum 2 female players per team)

When is it?

The tournament will be held on Sunday 10th of September 2023. Registration will be at 9AM, then the competitions will run no later than 6PM. Exact times for each competition will be confirmed closer to the tournament date.

Where is it?

The tournament is being held at Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Haddon Drive, Woodley, Reading RG5 4LY. Free parking, toilet facilities and a cafe are available in Woodford Park.

Please read the venue rules below.

How do I enter a team?

All are welcome to register a team using this form if you are interested. The cost will be £30 for each Under 14 team, £40 for each Under 16 team and £40 for each Under 18 team.

Please email membership@mavericksvolleyball.club if you have further questions.

Terms & Conditions

Divisions and Pricing

  • Under 14 4-a-side Open £30/team
  • Under 16 6-a-side Girls £40/team
  • Under 16 6-a-side Boys £40/team
  • Under 18 6-a-side Mixed £40/team

Medals will be awarded to winners and runners up in each division. The divisions might be changed if not enough teams sign up.

Registration

  • Registration is open till 27th August 2023; 50% of the full entry fee will be deducted should a team pull out after this date
  • Registration is only completed once the payment is received and confirmation sent to the participating team
  • Each club entering one or more teams must send an accompanying adult to for the entire duration of their teams’ participation; details of adult and emergency contact must be provided on registration form
  • In the event of bad weather, the tournament might have to be postponed. In the case of cancellation the fees will be refunded

Rules for players

  • Players competing in Under 14 division must not have reached their 14th birthday as on 10th September 2023
  • Players competing in Under 16 division must not have reached their 16th birthday as on 10th September 2023
  • Players competing in Under 18 division must not have reached their 18th birthday as on 10th September 2023
  • Players can play for one team only
  • U14 Open teams can have a maximum of 5 players
  • U16 Girls and Boys teams can have a maximum of 7 players
  • U16 Girls teams must only contain female players
  • U18 Mixed teams can have a maximum of 7 players

Rules on court

  • The FIVB rules will apply
  • Team shirts are not mandatory
  • Match format and timing of the games will be confirmed closer to a tournament date.
  • U14 Open teams must have 4 players on court at any given time
  • U16 Girls and Boys teams must have a minimum of 5 players and maximum of 6 players on court at any given time
  • U18 Mixed teams must have a minimum of 5 players and maximum of 6 players on court at any given time
  • U18 Mixed teams must have at least 2 female players on court at any given time
  • All teams competing need to provide referees and scorers as per schedule (they do not need to be qualified and will only need to officiate within their own division)

Venue Rules

We are keen to foster a strong working relationship with the venue for future tournaments, so would really appreciate if everyone can follow their rules:

  • Alcoholic drinks and BBQs are not allowed
  • Dogs are permitted but must be kept on leash and away from the playing area
  • Please keep the place tidy by disposing rubbish in the bins