Frequently Asked Questions
HOW CAN I REGISTER MY TEAM?
Find information on registration and payments on our Registration Page.
WHAT ARE THE REGISTRATION DEADLINES?
See our Registration Page for deadlines and other info.
HOW DO TEAMS CHECK IN?
All teams will check in at the venue's tournament desk up to 1 hour before the wave starts at your assigned location. All coaches must check their team in prior to play commencing. Copies of your AES & USAV team rosters are required. Canadian teams turn in also letter of good standing with your association.
WHAT IS THE PLAYING FORMAT?
Saturday and Sunday is pool play with 4-team pools. Best 2/3 sets. No Cap, win by 2. Monday is single-elimination bracket play.
The 18’s / 17s will have two divisions. 4th place teams in Div. 1 from Saturday move to D2 on Sunday. Div. 2 1st place teams Saturday move to D1 Sunday.
The 16s & 15s will have 3 divisions. Saturday 4th place teams from Div. 1 & Div. 2 drop a division. 1st place teams from Div. 2 & Div. 3 will move up a division.
For Monday bracket play only 4th place teams in bottom half division 1 of 18s & 16s will flip flop with only 1st place teams in Div. 2..
4th place teams in bottom half of Div. 2 will flip flop with 1st place teams in Div. 3
NOTE: some years there will be a crossover set to 15 pts. to determine team that drops or moves up.
ALL coaches should not leave arena with out checking play or ref status.
DO TEAMS HAVE TO OFFICIATE?
Each court will have an R1 provided. Teams must provide a R2, two line judges, a scorekeeper, a score flipper, & a libero tracker. Teams late for officiating will be penalized 1 point for every minute they are late, starting from when the last team finished their warm-up. Points will be assessed at the team's next match. Complete no show will incur a 15 point penalty for first 2 sets of their next match.
On the last day of the event in bracket play: Losing team ref’s next match on their court no matter the age group or division. When we get to matches after noon, the tournament head official & tournament director will try to get teams from Canada, Montana, Idaho & California on the road _ (winning teams that just played one of those teams may be asked to ref the next match. We will do our best to help with all situations as day moves on. NO TEAM is released to leave until approval from head official or tournament director is given, Violating team may be subject from not being accepted the following year. The club of the team will be fined $100,
WHAT ARE THE TIEBREAKER PROCEDURES?
Under no scenario will there be tie-breaking sets played. The tiebreaker procedures are:
Two teams tied: 1) Head to Head
Three team tied 1) set percentage in all pool play matches 2) point percentage in all pool matches; 3) coin toss
HOW ARE FORFEITS HANDLED?
Matches will be played immediately after previous match. After official calls for coin flip any team not present will incur a 1 point penalty for each minute they are late. After 25 minutes 1st set will be forfeited. Same procedure for 2nd set as stated above.
WHAT IF A COACH WANTS TO PROTEST?
Protests must be filed at the time of the incident - this is the ONLY opportunity to protest. The protest will be noted on the score sheet. The protest panel will be the TD, Head Official. Only rules or rules interpretation can be protested—NOT judgement calls.
HOW IS MHM SEEDED?
It is difficult since we are the first event of the year. Phone calls are made to help with seeding and since seeding has to be done and formatted on AES before regions have any power leagues, the criteria below is used. The earliness of our event is one of the reasons why we use two divisions; it allows teams that may be under-seeded or over-seeded to move. When seeding, we consider:
Current regional power league results
Preseason seeds by each region for the current year
Results from last years MHM Classic
History of clubs and teams in their regions & past MHM tournaments
WILL THERE BE ENOUGH SEATING?
Venues will have plenty of seating provided. Leave your personal chairs at home or in your car.
All teams must keep all bags and personal items at the west end of the Moshofsky Center behind Cts. 13, 14, 15, & 16.
WHAT FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE AT EACH LOCATION?
Moshofsky has about 12 food vendors inside the from coffee, bbq, noodles, mexican, yogurt, crepes & more. Fine Designs will be doing custom MHM t-shirts, hoodies, pants & other items. The Duck Store is also located in the Mo Center for Duck stuff. There are tables and chairs indoors to be used for all food purchased from the vendors at “The MO”. NO FOOD anywhere else in the facility. All coolers must be kept outside the arena under the large tent.
Bob Keefer Rec Center has a coffee truck & BBQ truck our front. Fine Designs will also be on location selling custom event apparel. All coolers outside in the large tent just outside front doors. No tents in the parking lot. Tents can be set up in the very large grass area.
Matt Knight Arena, there are a number of food outlets within 5 minute walk of the Arena
Mac Court has lots & lots of room for teams to set up a table & cooler with food. Coffee shops-food about half mile away.
IS OUTSIDE FOOD ALLOWED?
Outside food is only allowed in the designated areas at all 4 playing sites. No outside food is allowed inside the Bob Keefer Center.
Mo Center - NO FOOD OR SNACKS EVER IN THE CAMPING AREA. A 10-point penalty for each offense can be administered by the tournament staff.
There will be an outdoor tent at the Moshofsky, providing protection from the elements for teams coolers & tables.
There will be no outdoor tents allowed at Bob Keefer Center parking lot. Please plan accordingly.
There is no cooking of food allowed at any of the 4 play sites or Autzen Stadium RV parking areas. Please leave your tailgate supplies in the RV or at home.
WILL ADMISSION BE CHARGED?
There will be no admission charged at any of the facilities for this event.
WILL A TRAINER BE ONSITE?
There will be a trainer at all 4 playing sites from 7:30am - 9:30pm - General taping should be done by their team staff. Trainers may be available for some taping, only if there are no injuries being taken care of. Please be patient as injuries take priority. Players should bring tape with them or $5.00 fee will be charged.
WHERE CAN I SEE THE SCHEDULE FOR THE TOURNAMENT?
The event schedule and format is handled through AES, an online service used for multiple tournaments throughout the USA. Click the “SCHEDULE” link in the top navigation bar for the updated info. NOTE: If the schedule link doesn’t bring you directly into the tournament schedule, this is because the schedule is not currently available. You can also google advanced event systems. PLEASE ONLY INQUIRIES ABOUT SCHEDULE FROM COACH OR CLUB DIRECTOR
WILL TOURNAMENT APPAREL BE AVAILABLE?
A huge selection of colors, sizes, and logos will be available from Fine Designs at The Mo Center and the Bob Keefer Center. Aries Apparel will be located at both these locations, with many volleyball knicknacks, etc.
ARE COLLEGIATE COACHES ALLOWED TO RECRUIT AT THE EVENT?
Yes, collegiate coaches can attend the event.
University Athlete is used as the event’s recruiting information tool.
Registration for collegiate coaches ($10/each) will be available via a link on our home page after team registration has closed.
A list of collegiate coaches scheduled to attend will be available on our home page prior to the event.
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
firstname.lastname@example.org for anything not covered on the website.