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.
Teams will not be considered accepted until payment is received. Payments by check to NASA VBC, 219 Wildflower Court, Huntsville, AL 35811. 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.
The Von Braun Center (VBC)
Von Braun Center
700 Monroe St, Huntsville AL 35801
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.
You can purchase tickets on site by waiting in line (cash only), or pre-purchase from the GoFan app.
Tickets may be purchased at the ticket booth for $10 per day or $20 for the weekend, cash only.
GoFAN tickets MUST be validated by the tournament staff at the ticket booth prior to entering the venue. No validation will be done at the court entrances.
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
13 Club (1 Pool)
We have partnered with TRAVELING TEAMS® to secure discounted room blocks at a variety of tournament approved hotels close to our venues. It is highly encouraged that all teams traveling to this event reserve their hotel accommodations through TRAVELING TEAMS®. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and helping us to continue to offer an amazing tournament for the southeast!
Our Bash 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.
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 email@example.com with your school and contact information. If pre-registered, lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.
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.
Outside chairs are allowed only in the lobby area, per the VBC Security; however, the VBC provides numerous courtside chairs as well as a large team gathering area in the South Hall.
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.
Please visit our Bash Sponsorship page for information on how your business can be recognized courtside at the tournament!
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.
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Huntsville, AL 35802
NASA Volleyball is proud to partner with amazing organizations that support youth sports and health. We are thankful for our long term partnership with TOC Sports and Huntsville Hospital for sponsoring the NASA Bash Southern JVA Challenge Tournament. And our partnership with the Huntsville Sports Commission in 2021 for also sponsoring the NASA Bash. And for Rally Volleyball who manages junior and adult indoor and sand volleyball in Emerson, GA and also sand volleyball in Huntsville at the new sand courts at the John Hunt complex.
Founded in 1990, the purpose of the North Alabama Spiker’s Association (NASA) Volleyball Club is to promote volleyball in the North Alabama area, to prepare our players for the next level of competition, and eventually to attract college recruiters.
NASA will strive to develop, through intense training, the skills both physical and mental, to compete in volleyball at the collegiate level. The Club will provide a positive, well-balanced competitive environment in which young women develop skills to be successful in volleyball as well as life endeavors.
Additionally, through wholesome, competitive volleyball experiences, the club will develop young women emotionally, physically and spiritually to meet the challenges of life. It is of the utmost importance to provide personalized training to each athlete so they have the opportunities for more playing time among their respective school teams. NASA will do everything possible to obtain the maximum exposure to collegiate-level coaches to help our student athletes continue their volleyball careers as well as their education.
The primary mission of NASA is to have a positive influence in the life of all of our players.