Frequently Asked Questions

What level should I play?

AA – Features experienced outdoor players that serve well (strong jump serves), mix of aggressive swings and well placed shots when attacking, good serve receive/ball control, female players that can block areas of the court.

A – Skilled players that excel in several, but not all areas of the game. Level features seasoned players that serve and pass well, good attacking skills and general placement of the ball. Rallies tend to last longest in this division as the defense matches the offense.   

BB– Often features newer players and teams that already have the basic fundamental skills, or experienced veterans looking to continue to play. A strong serve or attacker tends to control play in this division.  

B – Beginning players looking  breaking into the outdoor volleyball scene.

Juniors – Teams composed of players who have not yet entered their senior year of high school.  

 

Will I have to move up if I win?

In every division besides AA, If you and the same partner play again during the summer season, you will be asked to play one level up the next tournament that you sign up for together. If you play with a different partner, you may remain in your current level unless that partner has also won that level in the current season. Provided you do not break pool in the new level, you will be allowed to move back down, but will be asked to move back up should you win again in that level.  If you and your same partner win a division and play the very next tournament together at the next level, you will receive half off your team fee.

 

 What does coed-Reverse mean?

Men and women playing together on a women’s height net (7’4”). Men must take off behind the ten-foot line when attacking the ball. Only women can block.    

 

What does my tournament fee pay for?

6-8 games of pool play, pizza and water, park fees, and prizes for the finalists in each division. 

 

Are there cash prizes?

Cash prizes are awarded to Men's, Women's, and Coed AA Divisions. Cash prizes will not be given unless there are 4 teams registered in the division. We will guarantee a prizepool of $300 with a 4 team minimum. Prize money will increase with 8 or more teams in a level. All other levels will receive prizes wih the exception of Cash Days.

 Collins Park Prize Structure

 Teams  1st Place  2nd Place  3rd Place 4th Place
4  200 100    
5  200 100    
6  200 100    
7  250 100    
8  275 125    
9  300 150    
10  350 150    
11  370 180    
12  400 200 50 50

 

What are your prizes?

Prizes vary. In the past, we have given out volleyballs, tee shirts, long sleeve tees, towels, chairs, water bottles, coolers, movie tickets, and free entries. If you have suggestions for prizes, please contact us with your ideas. All first place teams will receive a prize. In all divisions with 4 or more teams, the second place team will also receive a prize. In the event a silver division playoffs is run, only the first place team will be awarded a prize.

 

What if not enough teams register for a division?

If not enough teams register in your division, you can move to the next level. At the conclusion of pool play, your team and others teams who registered for that division, will have their own playoffs. Prizes will be given to the 1st place team only.

Unfortunately, if only 1 team is signed up a division, there will be no playoff in that division and therefore no prizes. That team will be allowed to compete in the higher level and be eligible for playoffs in that division. If there is no higher division to play in, a team can move down and play pool play, but will not be eligible for playoffs.

 

Will you cancel due to rain?

We will play in occasional rain, but do not allow play during thunderstorms. We base our decisions not only on the forecast, but on the current weather radar. All weather decisions will be posted on our Facebook page by 7:30 a.m. the morning of the tournament.

 

What happens if it rains during the tournament?

If during the course of the day, we have a weather incident, we will delay play and see if the forecast clears. In the case we do have to call the tournament after play has begun, no refund will be given except to a team that did not complete a pool play match. This is due to the fact that we are still responsible for park fees, food, drink and worker costs. In the case where a division has finished all pool play matches or is in the midst of playoffs, we will make every effort to distribute prizes fairly among the remaining teams.

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