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NASA Bash Tournament

NASA Bash 2017: Feb 25-26

 

The NASA Bash JVA Southern Challenge Tournament - North Alabama's largest club volleyball competition – is sponsored by Huntsville Hospital and TOC Sports. NASA has once again partnered with the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) and is one of a select group of 12 JVA Challenge Series which are 2-3 day tournaments hosted by JVA member clubs and designed to provide visibility for JVA across the country. JVA Challenge Events are sanctioned by JVA and therefore teams of any affiliation are welcome to play: AAU, USAV, JVA.

The Bash will again be held in beautiful downtown Huntsville in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center, where the region's best teams will compete on 18 courts all under one roof.

Registrations will be online at AES (Advanced Event Systems) starting Monday Nov. 7, 2016. Teams will not be considered accepted until payment is received. Payment deadline is Dec. 9, 2016. Payments by check to NASA VBC, 16023 Michelle Dr SE, Huntsville AL 35803. If your fee is not received by this date your team will be replaced with a wait-listed team. Teams will not be accepted only by registration time stamp. Please see the Acceptance Criteria for additional information. 

 

Club Directors: All rosters must be updated/current in AES, by Friday, February 3, 2017.

 

 

Hotels & Lodging

As you make your plans to attend the NASA Bash, please consider booking your rooms through the Von Braun Center. Their representative, Marie Arighi, will be happy to help you secure group rates for your team at area hotels. Much like a personal travel agent, she can give you insider information about the Huntsville area that hotel websites can't provide, and she can offer your team access to exclusive hotels, like the Embassy Suites, which only book through the Von Braun Center this busy weekend. Plus, booking rooms through the Von Braun Center helps us keep tournament costs low.

Contact Marie Arighi for great rates:
  Marie Arighi
  Director of Sales and Marketing
  Von Braun Center
  256-551-2379 (Direct Phone Line)
  marighi@vonbrauncenter.com

 

Tournament Venue

The Von Braun Center (VBC) 
Von Braun Center
700 Monroe St, Huntsville AL 35801

Directions and Parking Map Available at this link.  Parking rate is $5-$10 per event.
There are multiple events the weekend of the BASH, including Huntsville Havoc hockey. Please check the parking map and leave plenty of time to arrive and park.  

Team Checkin

Teams MUST check-in Friday, February 26 from 5:00-8:30pm at the tournament desk in the Von Braun Center.  If you are unable to check- in at this time, please contact nasabashdirector@gmail.com by Friday, otherwise your team will be considered a no-show and a replacement may be found. At check-in, NASA will provide a coaches' packet and admission tags for the team and coaches listed on the roster. The head coach must sign copies of the team roster. One copy will be retained by the Tournament Director. Head Coach is required to provide the second copy to the referee PRIOR to EACH match. Please take your roster with you at the end of play on Saturday. We will only print new rosters for coaches on Sunday for a fee of $1. Please write a contact number for your team on the roster. Coaches must be carrying medical release forms for all their players. There will not be a coaches meeting.
 

Tournament Admission

Admission wristbands may be purchased at the door or at pre-sale on Friday, February 26 from 4:30 to 6:30pm at booth in the Von Braun Center South Hall lobby -- since Saturday morning lines are long, suggest sending one person to pick-up your tickets on Friday! CASH SALES ONLY

Ticket booth doors will open at 6:30am on Saturday and Sunday at the Von Braun Center. There is a charge for admission of $8 per day; $15 for a weekend pass -- CASH SALES ONLY. Children 10 and younger are admitted free. NASA will provide team players with admission bag-tags at check-in. Please note that NASA will not be able to replace lost wristbands. Coaches, players or spectators who lose their wristbands will be required to purchase a replacement for admission.

 

Trainers

Our Sports Medicine Club Sponsors, Huntsville Hospital Sports Center and TOC Sports, are providing certified trainers during the Bash. Please look for their tent and the trainer table near court 2. Emergency medical staff are also onsite at the same location.

 

College Recruiting

We once again expect college coaches to be recruiting at the tournament. For teams that wish to have their recruitable athletes included in a recruiting package, please make sure player information is entered into AES on the roster to include: Name, Jersey Number, Position(s), Height, L/R Handed, and Graduation Year, and if available, Jump Height/Reach.

College Recruiters, please contact nasabashdirector@gmail.com with your school and contact information. If pre-registered, lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Bash Concessions, etc.

 

FOOD & DRINK
The Von Braun Center (VBC) will again offer a variety of food and concession items.  Absolutely no outside food or drink is allowed.  Separate drink carts and coffee stations throughout the venue open at 7AM. Players may bring their own water bottle in their gear bag.

CHAIRS
Outside chairs are allowed; however, the VBC provides numerous courtside chairs as well as a large team gathering area in the South Hall.

COOLERS
The VBC policy prohibits coolers in the convention center.  Please leave them in your cars.

LOST and FOUND
The tournament desk will hold lost and found items for the duration of the tournament.  The VBC & NASA are not responsible for any unattended valuables. Lost and Found is located next to the Results Computer stations.
   

 

Sponsorship

Please visit our Bash Sponsorship page for information on how your business can be recognized courtside at the tournament!

Inclement Weather Policy

NASA Big Spring Bash will not be cancelled due to weather. It is the decision of each coach and/or club whether their team should attempt to travel to a tournament during inclement weather. Teams deciding not to attend the NASA Big Spring Bash will not receive a refund of their tournament entry fee. In addition, those teams must notify the NASA Tournament Director prior to the tournament that they will not participate should they decide to not to attend.

 

Questions?

For more information about NASA's Big Spring Bash, please contact the Tournament Director at nasabashdirector@gmail.com