Pre-Tournament Manual


The Pre-Tournament Manual is a comprehensive guide to the 2018 USA Volleyball Open National Championships. It includes information regarding entry requirements, registration instructions and general tournament information. Below are required forms and additional information to help you prepare for the event. All teams are responsible for the information contained in the manual.

Chapter 1 - Quick Facts (pdf) 
Schedules, entry deadlines, roster additions, team check-in, team representative meeting, competition volleyballs
Chapter 2 - General Tournament Information (pdf) 
Seeding, forfeits and withdrawals, officials, team duties, awards, all-tournament, alcohol policy, practice opportunities,
ball and ball cart check-out for warm-ups, ball handling, sports medicine, equipment approvals, event merchandise, vendor licensing, resources 
Chapter 3 - Competition Rules (pdf) 
Competition regulations, protests, uniforms, net height, play structure, match protocol, coaching
Chapter 4 - Team and Player Eligibility (pdf) UPDATED 3/12/2018
Membership, non-US team participation, participation in two tournaments, age and identity falsification, gender determination, Open tournaments,
Club tournaments, Sitting tournament, Masters' tournaments, Seniors' tournaments
Chapter 5 - Entry and Registration Process (pdf) 
Application procedure, entry fees, refunds, entry limitations, guaranteed entries, code of conduct, rosters, ranking, change procedures, entry verification,

Chapter 6 - Travel info and discounts (pdf)
 Hotels, air and ground transportation, things to do in Dallas


AES Registration Instructions - English  (pdf)
Foreign Team insurance summary (pdf)
USAV 2017-19 Indoor Volleyball Domestic Competition Regulations
USAV Guidebook

 Required Forms - send to
Foreign Participation Form (one form required per each individual foreign participant)
Foreign Summary Form (one form required per Foreign Team)
Seeding Form (Required for ALL teams)