Frequently Asked Questions

Is coaching allowed for juniors?

Adults that may be coaching a team must contact the director prior to the event and agree to the following guidelines:
> Coaches are only allowed to speak to their team and may not advocate for their players in disputes. Players must represent themselves.
> Coaching cannot delay play. Coaches can only have contact with their players during a timeout or in between sets.
> Coaches must stay on their team’s side of the net at all times and behind where the ten-foot line would be.
> No person shall make comments to an opposite team that could be interpreted as distractive or demeaning.

What are the juniors age divisions?

> 2024 AVP America Juniors Age Requirements

How can I contact someone the week of the event?

> Emails sent through this site are monitored until the Friday the week of the event. You can contact a live human at the Volleyball of the Rockies main number, 303, 745-2255.

I didn’t get a response to an email question?

> Every effort has been made to provide all the information you need on this site. If you email a question that is answered somewhere on this site you will not receive a reply. Please make sure you review all the different sections before sending your question. If your question is not answered somewhere on this site, and the Registrar can answer the question, you will get a reply. If the Registrar has to forward your question on to the Promoter or Director you should expect a reply from those individuals.

What rules and/or formats are used?

> All divisions: FIVB rules apply. Men's and Women's Open sand divisions will play FIVB modified pool play, 32 teams per gender, 8 pools of 4: 1st round - 1 vs 4 and 2 vs 3 in each pool, 2nd round - winner vs winner and loser vs loser in each pool, 3rd round - 24 team single elimination bracket, 1st place in each pool gets a bye, 4th place teams have lost 2 matches and are out. All rounds will be match play; rally scoring (21/21/15); Other sand divisions divisions will be pool play followed by an elimination bracket. Full tournament details will be announced the week of the tournament. Tournament Director may adjust this format at any time depending upon weather or other situations that may delay play.

What division should/can I play in?

> For our grass rankings and policies click here

Can a co-ed team play in a Men’s division?

> No. Co-ed teams are not allowed to play in a men’s division.

If my partner is injured can I pick up a substitute?

> There are no substitutions in doubles. You must finish the tournament with the partner you started with or drop out of the event. If you have used your timeouts you can select to play as an individual until your partner recovers if that is a possibility.

What ball will be used?

> MOLTEN, MOLTEN, or perhaps if you have one....a MOLTEN.

I signed up online but the division closed?

> Vail Doubles closes out divisions in multiples of 6 which allows to run 6 team pools on either 2 or 3 nets.  If a division is closed out, you may play up a division or get on the waitlist.

Can I check if my team made it in?

> All registrations are done through Volleyball Life and you can confirm your registration there.

What if my team has to cancel?

> Occasionally teams or players have to cancel. Below is our cancellation policy:

Sand Open
$50 at any point after you register
No refund after Monday at noon, week of the event.

All Other Sand Divisions
$10 at any point after you register
$25 before Monday at noon, 4 weeks prior to the event.
$50 before Monday at noon, 2 weeks prior to the event.
No refund after Monday at noon, week of the event.

Grass Divisions
$10 at any point after you register
$25 before Monday at noon, 4 weeks prior to the event.
$50 before Monday at noon, 2 weeks prior to the event.
No refund after Monday at noon, week of the event.

What if a division closes before my entry is received?

> Since all registrations are online through Volleyball Life, this can no longer happen.

How can I enter before a division closes?

> Just sign up in a timely fashion.

How many teams are accepted in each division?

> Typically,  we only limit the sand divisions (28 teams per gender). Other divisions will be capped as the event approaches in order to fit logical sizes.

Can I contact the Tournament Director?

> Tournament Director and Registrar:
Grant Windhager & Cristian Martinez,
Volleyball of the Rockies at 303 745.2255, M-F, 8-5pm, MST

What membership do I need to play?

Membership Requirements:

-Open Divisions

AVP Silver Membership + VOTR Bronze minimum


-All Divisions (excluding Sand Open)

VOTR Gold or AVP Silver Membership (must have renewed by April 3rd, 2024) + VOTR Bronze minimum

Membership details Click Here