Union Challenge 2019
Club Directors and Coaches:
Welcome to the 2019 Union Challenge Tournament. Thank you for joining us and we hope to see you for additional events in 2019 and for years to come! Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make the Union Challenge and future events a great experience for you, your team, and your fans!
This will be your last correspondence related to the tournament; this letter and any future communication will be posted on the tournament’s website, www.unionvolleyball.com. It is important that every coach read this email in its entirety, as this was created in lieu of a coaches’ meeting.
If you did not input your roster on AES, you must submit a copy of your roster upon check-in.
GENERAL TOURNAMENT FORMAT
AGE SPECIFIC RULES:
The 11U division will abide by the normal serving line.
If by chance, this distance is not lenient enough for the two teams competing in the match, they can approach the official to allow more leniency on the service line. This would involve both coaches agreeing to this and would have to be done on a match by match basis.
ALL TIES WILL BE SOLVED VIA THE FOLLOWING PROTOCOL:
Teams tied for position shall not compete in a playoff set to determine seed. Rather, each team’s position shall be determined by the priority system described below.
o Match Percentage
o Head-to-head (ONLY used if it is 2 team tiebreaker)
o Set Percentage
o Point Percentage
o Flip a coin
All calculations are viewable on AES pools online. Please monitor scores as they are updated to be sure this information is accurate throughout the day.
Doors at all Facilities will open at 7:15AM
Ohio Valley Volleyball Center (OVVC): 1820 Taylor Ave., Louisville, KY 40213.
Southern Indiana Sports Center(SISC): 620 Park East Blvd, New Albany, IN 47150.
** Please use the specific ADDRESS in GPS instead of searching the name**
Hazelwood Middle School (HAZEL): 1021 Hazelwood Ave, New Albany, IN 47150.
Top Gun Tennis Center (TOP GUN): 1800 Elite Drive, Louisville, KY 40223.
Camper Chairs allowed
NO Parking at HJI on SATURDAY
Parking IS available at the end of Complete Court at “Kenney’s” and on the side of Elite Drive closest to Top Gun Facility.
Free parking is available at each facility. If there are no available spaces in the main parking lot by the time you arrive, we advise dropping the girls off at the entrance to the building and parking in one of the overflow lots. Please regard facility signage. Additionally, do not park in the fire lanes under any circumstances and do not park illegally and block someone in. Violators will be towed at the owner’s expense.
There is a gate admission fee of $6/day for adult spectators, $5/seniors and $5/students 8-18 (kids 7 and under are free). College coaches with proper credentials are admitted free.
No outside food, drinks or coolers will be allowed into ANY FACILITY. WATER ONLY. Please do not attempt to “smuggle” in food. All facilities will have concessions.
The UNION Challenge 2019 is a USAV Sanctioned event in the Pioneer Region.
If you have any suggestions or comments or general thoughts on how your tournament experience was, please feel free to contact us. We hope you’ll continue to compete in our tournaments for years to come!
Stephanie Cantway, UNION Tournament Director