BOOM Winterfest Info 2017

Update 1/9/17:

Winterfest Tournament is this weekend….woohoo!!  Few important things below.
  • BOOM Team Schedules.  At the end of each day they reseed and post next days schedule. Schedule link:
  • The Winterfest Players Showcase, Friday night, registration will close at 5pm 1/9/17.  No late entry. All showcase player information will be sent to the college coaches on Tuesday 1/10/17.
  • I (Lisa) plan to be there tomorrow night to take player measurements which we include with all multi-day tournaments.  All teams plan to stay a few minutes after practice tomorrow (Tuesday 1/10) to do so.  If coaches allow me to take you during practices I will, however practices are the priority.
  • Winterfest will have trainers, you must bring your own supplies (e.g. sports tape). 
  • Spectator admission wristbands are open to purchase today.  Information and link to purchase bands can be found on this site:

Posted December 2016:

Hello BOOMers!

Here are the details on the Winterfest Tournament.  This is a 3 day event with 16/17/18U teams on 25 courts with an overflow venue of The Den.  All BOOM teams will have an early start on Saturday morning as they are in the AM wave.  There will be a girls’ college coaches showcase and Girls Regional HP tryout on Friday Jan 13th as well as free parent’s clinic to learn about DI, DII and DIII college recruitment from college coaches.  PRIORITY #1 – BOOK your hotel room now (see below).  Please do before Wednesday 12/28 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.

Winterfest #2 Sat-Mon 1/14-16 (Friday night is a showcase and parent clinic)

18-1 playing 18 Club (Sat AM wave start) – CT Convention Center
16-1 Elite playing 16 Open (Sat AM wave start)  – CT Convention Center
16-2 playing 16 Club (Sat AM wave start)  – CT Convention Center (some pools are at the Den on Saturday for 16 club)

Tournament location:
Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT
Note: The Den if overflow needed for 16 Club, which 16-2 is playing.   Schedule, when posted, should include address for facility

Please view this link for spectator information, schedule, rules on facility (e.g. no chairs, no food).   The detailed play schedule should be posted two weeks prior to the tournament.

Hotel Information:

A block of rooms for all teams have been reserved and need to be booked by Wed 12/28 6pm.  Here is the booking and hotel information:

Hampton Inn & Suites East Hartford
351 Pitkin Street
East Hartford, CT
(860) 282-2500

Cost $139/night (excluding taxes and hotel charges)

Book your room using one of the two block links:

Any cancellations on or after that 12/29 are non-refundable. 2 Night Minimum Stay Required.

Hotel Amenities include:
  • Refrigerator In Each Room
  • Pool: Indoor
  • Microwave In Each Room
  • Internet: Complimentary WIFI throughout hotel
  • Fitness Center
  • Breakfast: Complimentary Full Breakfast Buffet
  • Parking: Complimentary (Self)
Important note:
This a great volleyball weekend away and great time for teams to bond off court.  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!