NIKE Tournament of Champions September 28-30, 2017
Phoenix, AZ

Coaches' Information


The head coach or a designated representative must register between 5:00 P.M. and 6:45 P.M. on Thursday, September 28 in the Lower Level of the Conferene Center (in the lobby area of the Grand Ballroom). At this time you will receive tickets to the Opening Ceremonies; tickets to the NIKE Coaches' Party (see below); coaching credentials; and important schedule information.


Each athletes' parent must have signed a waiver of liability prior to competition.  Click here to view and sign the waiver. 


The 2017 Opening Ceremonies will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Arizona Grand Resort at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday evening, September 28. All players and coaches are expected to attend. Doors open at 6:55 P.M. and seating is first come, first served.

Attire is dressy casual: skirts or dresses for ladies and slacks and collared shirts for gentlemen (jackets and ties optional). Full dinner will be served. 

 Players are encouraged to arrive between 5:45 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. for photo opportunities outside the Pavilion.

Important: We are purchasing tickets for all athletes and coaches under the assumption that you will attend. If your team is a "no-show" at the opening ceremonies your school will be billed for the exact cost of the tickets. Unfortunately, we are unable to absorb the cost of dinners for teams that do not show up - no exceptions.


Please note that the event does not provide volleyballs for warm-up.


Certified athletic trainers will be available at all playing facilities. Players wishing to be taped must provide their own pre-wrap and tape; none is available on-site.


Teams will provide two line judges, one down ref, and two table workers as scheduled.


The great NIKE Coaches Party will be held Friday, September 29 from 8:00 P.M. until late in the Lobby Bar at the Arizona Grand Resort. Please join your fellow coaches for free food, beverages and a chance to win terrific prizes.


Players and coaches with credentials will be admitted to venues free of charge. Spectators may purchase a daily pass for $20 (adults) or $10 (children and seniors); or a 2 day tournament pass for $30 (adults) or $15 (children and seniors). CASH ONLY.


Court One (COU)

9100 S McKemy Street

Tempe, AZ 85284

PE West (PEW @ Arizona State)

451 East Orange Street

Tempe, AZ 85281

Salvation Army KROC Center (KROC)

1375 E Broadway Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85040

Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFC @ Arizona State)

400 East Apache Blvd.

Tempe, AZ 85283



Games will be best of three to 25. No caps.

If a third game is required, it will be played to 15. No caps.

Warm-up will be 10 minutes.  Each team will have five minutes for hitting and serving.

Teams will have two timeouts per game.

 All games will be conducted in accordance with NFHS rules.


 Match record within pool.  If tied then…

 Head to head result between tied teams. 

If tied three ways…

Set percentage: sets won divided by total number of sets played in the pool.  Team with highest set percentage wins.  If still tied…

Point percentage: each team’s total points scored divided by total points scored by opponents. Team with highest set percentage wins.  If still tied…

 Coin toss

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