BOOM Boston Volleyball Festival 2017 Info

UPDATE 3/1/17 (hotel information is listed below in prior post):

The schedule is out. Please follow this link to the BOOM team schedules and next games: https://events.sportwrench.com/#/events/f90d02b75/clubs/2413

18-1 will be playing in 18 Club – first assignment 12PM Friday

16-1 will be playing in 16 Open – first game 6PM Friday

16-2 will be playing in 16 Club – first game 8AM Saturday

Spectator Registration for Wristbands
-This year spectators can register for their wristband in advance online at https://tickets.sportwrench.com/#/events/463480711
-Spectators can either print their registration at home and bring the copy to the North Lobby entrance above Hall A to be scanned or have the code scanned at the North Lobby entrance above Hall A from the email to their mobile phone.
-On-site spectator registration MUST be purchased in the Westin attached to the convention center (BCEC) just outside the skybridge doorway connecting the two facilities.

Tournament Pass
-3-day Tournament Pass Registration wristbands are available for purchase at a discounted price of $25 through midnight on Thursday, March 2nd
-After March 2nd 3-day Tournament Pass Registration will be $30 whether purchased online or on site.

One-day Passes
-One-day Pass Registration wristbands are available for purchase at a discounted price of $13 through midnight on Thursday, March 2nd.
-After March 2nd one-day Registration will be $15 whether purchased online or on site.

-CHILDREN 10 and UNDER ARE FREE.
-Lost, forgotten, or stolen wristbands will not be replaced!

Tournament Sites
All matches will be played in Halls A, B, and C in the BCEC on 85 courts. There will be over 25 vendors present, including Mizuno, Pura Vida, Sportwide, Ultra Ankle, Gatorade and Molten!

A link to directions and Parking info is on the tournament web site at www.jvctournaments.com

Playing Facility Rules
-Coolers and outside food and drink are not allowed inside the convention center and except for individual sports drinks and water.
-Outside chairs are also not allowed in the BCEC. We have about 70 spectator chairs per court provided.
-Directions to the facility are updated on the web site at www.jvctournaments.com

Tie-breakers
There will NOT be any tie-breaking games played for the Junior Girls 12-17’s and 18 Club divisions or the Boys Divisions as we guarantee 5 to 7 matches to each team in this event, depending on the division. In the case of a tie, the teams will be ranked by head-to-head result (in case of a 2-way tie), or, for 3-way or larger ties, set percentage, and then, if necessary, point percentage.

Cool Pocket Guide provided by the Housing Authority:

http://thscompany.campayn.com/stakmails/web_version/3ba350fbdfb25744249e5c7c59df661c94662790bd30a1d942538b0ddf64f61e/Stakmail/125417/42496186

Sitting Court
At this year’s event we will have a sitting court near in the center of Hall B near the BC Skybridge. Teams and spectators are welcome to “try their luck” and compete against some of our Paralympic athletes from Rio who will be on site at the event! The sitting court is sponsored by the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, MA.

Athletic Trainers
We have athletic trainers scheduled during match play at all times to take care of minor injuries and supply ice. Athletes will need to bring their own tape and pre-wrap if they need an ankle or other body part taped before a match.

Good luck and have fun BOOMers!!

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Hello BOOMers!

Here are the details on the Boston Volleyball Festival Tournament.  This is a 3 day event (Friday-Sunday) for our 18-1 and 16-1 teams and 2 day event (Saturday-Sunday) for our 16-2 team.  There will be 14/15/16/17/18U teams, boys and adults on around 50 courts.  All teams will be at one venue for this event, note start times below.    PRIORITY #1 – BOOK your hotel room now (see below).  Please do before  Thursday 1/12 6pm.  If any players or parents need help with rides, want to share rooms, etc. please let Lisa and coaches know so we can assist with arrangements.

Boston Volleyball Festival Fri-Sun 3/3-5:

18-1 playing 18 Club (Friday 12PM wave start)
16-1 Elite playing 16 Open (Friday 6PM wave start)

Boston Volleyball Festival Sat-Sun 3/4-5:
16-2 playing 16 Club (start time not noted yet, however plan for Sat AM wave start and being at facility 1 hour before start in case you decide to drive down Saturday morning)

Tournament location:
Boston Convention and Exposition Center
415 Summer Street

Boston, MA

Please view this link for spectator information, schedule, rules on facility (e.g. no chairs, no food).   The detailed play schedule should be posted by 3/1/17.

Hotel Information:

This is a again a Stay and Play event, which means we are required to book hotel rooms through their housing authority.  A block of rooms for all teams have been reserved and need to be booked by Thursday 1/12 6pm.  Here is the booking and hotel information:

Embassy Suites Airport PRM
207 Porter Street
Boston, MA
(617) 567-5000

Cost $163/night (excluding taxes and hotel charges), though Boston a bit higher than Connecticut Embassy includes a full free breakfast and free happy hour and snacks in afternoon.

Book your room following the below steps:

  1. Visit the THS website home page, www.thsweb.com
  2. Enter the Parent Password (P13591611933260) in the Parent Reservation Passcode box at the top of the page
  3. You will then be logged into a page that allows you to enter your personal information to the rooming list.

Any cancellations can be done 3 days in advance of the tournament.   Only one night minimum required.  The housing authority noted a requirement for one night deposit upfront in which may be charged 31 days prior to tournament.  I don’t recall them doing it in the past, however wanting to give you a heads up in case they do.

Hotel Amenities include:

  • free full breakfast
  • happy hour
  • fitness center
  • indoor pool
  • hot tub
  • guest laundry
  • restaurant
  • lounge/bar
  • gift shop
Important note:

This is another great volleyball weekend away and great time for team bonding.  Please talk with coaches prior to making plans outside of the tournament times as team dinners, meetings, pool plans may be in the works.  Parents willing to help coordinate should also let coaches know.

Thank you and have fun!  We look forward to watching our BOOMers play!