Big South National Qualifier
April 3-5, 2015 Information Page

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The Big South Tournament website is here
Big South Facebook page is here.

Click here to see a nice Campus Map.
Here was even a better map!

The GWCC is a huge building.  The map of the complex is here.

There will be a significant walk no matter where we stay or park. 
(More on parking below)

Our Playing Site

The Georgia World Congress Center

285 Andrew Young International Blvd Nw, Atlanta, GA 30313-1513

It consists of 200 acres in the middle of downtown Atlanta. The 3.9 million square feet facility is surrounded by landscaped plazas, public parking lots and two landmarks: the 71,250-seat Georgia Dome and 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park.


Playing Schedule For 2015

Competition will begin on Friday, April 3, 2015. A wave play format will be used with the morning wave beginning at 8:00am and the afternoon wave beginning at 3:00pm.

Confirmed start times will be posted on this web site once available, sent to all Net Gazette Newsletter recipients, and posted on all of our social media channels.

All play should be concluded on Sunday by 4:00pm. However, we recommend that you do not schedule any departing flights prior to 6:00pm.

All Open Divisions will have an 8:00am start time on Friday, April 3.

Team Photos For 2015

Let's make an appointment for a team photo with these guys!

2015 Hotel Info!

We will be staying at the Double Tree, Suites Gallaria-Atlanta.
The website is here.
160 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303

This hotel is located in downtown Atlanta,
only an 8 minute walk from the playing site.
Are you kidding me!?!?! AWESOME!!!

Driving Directions From Charlotte:
» Proceed on I-85 S (238.0 mi.)
» Keep straight onto I-75 S / I-85 S / GA-401 S / GA-403 S (1.3 mi.)
» At exit 249C, take ramp right for Williams St toward World Congress Ctr / Ga Dome/Aquarium (0.3 mi.)
» Keep straight onto Williams St NW (0.0 mi.)
» Turn right onto Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW (0.1 mi.)
» Turn left onto Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW (0.4 mi.)
» Bear left onto Nassau St NW (0.1 mi.)
» Turn left onto Spring St NW (0.1 mi.)
» Arrive at 160 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 (0.0 mi.)t.

2015 Team Check-In

All teams will be penalized if they are not checked in by 10am on Friday April 3.....even if they are playing in the p.m. wave. 

LOCATION: Georgia World Congress Center....I guess. 

REGULAR TEAM CHECK IN: Thursday April 2, 4:00-8:30pm.  Location:  Team CheckIn Desk/Registration.........wherever that is.
LATE TEAM CHECK IN: Friday, April 3, 7:30-10:00am.   Location:  Team CheckIn Desk/Registration.........wherever that is.


2015 Player and Staff Wristbands

Player & Staff Wristbands: At Team Check In, the Team Representative will be issued wristbands for each player on the roster up to 15 and each staff member up to 3.

These wristbands are included as part of the Team Registration fee – there is no extra charge for them.

The person checking in the team must pick up all wristbands for that roster. Coaches, REMEMBER to issue your players a wristband before you ask them to meet you inside the playing venue.

Players who do not have a wristband will not be allowed into the playing facility. 

2015 Wave Assignments

A wave play format will be used with the morning wave beginning at 8:00 a.m. and the afternoon wave beginning at 3:00 p.m.

Wave Information:
AM WAVE: All 18's, 17O, 17U, 16O, 16U, 15O, 15U, 14O, 14U, 13O, all 12's.
PM WAVE: 17A, 16A, 15A, 14A, 13A

2015 List of Teams Participating

I'll post here as soon as I know! 

Coolers, Chairs, and Your Luggage (for those who fly!)

No coolers of any kind or size will be permitted in the GWCC or Cobb Galleria. Neither The Big South, Cobb Galleria, nor the GWCC will assume responsibility for coolers or providing a place for them. Please leave them at your hotel or in your car.

No portable chairs of any size or kind will be permitted inside the playing halls. Neither The Big South, Cobb Galleria, nor the GWCC will assume responsibility for chairs or providing a place for them. Please leave them at your hotel or in your car. Seating inside the hall around the courts is provided.

Large bags and luggage will not be permitted inside the playing hall. Neither The Big South, Cobb Galleria, nor the GWCC will assume responsibility for coolers or providing a place for them. You can leave them at your hotel or in your car However, there will be a luggage check in the main lobby of the GWCC and Cobb Galleria on Sunday to assist teams in be able to leave for the airport directly from the venue.

Dig Pink Is On Saturday April 4, 2015

Dig Pink

Dig Pink is part of the Side-Out Foundation. The Side-Out Foundation is committed to the unification of the sport of volleyball and its alliance with the movement for breast cancer awareness and education.


2014: "Focus On Recruiting" Seminar

There's a nice power point presentation here.

A representative of University Athlete and TouchStat, as well as one or more college coaches were on hand to offer ideas on how to prepare and promote an athlete's profile to help them find the right fit.

Topics included:

  • Making sure the correct data gets to recruiters
  • Finding a win-win fit between athlete and future team
  • Do's and Don'ts
  • What college coaches care about and what they don't
  • Using video as bait
  • Q&A

It was stated: "Please keep in mind that college coaches have restrictions about what questions they can answer from parents and athletes. They will not be able to discuss their particular school or speak to anyone about a particular player. Seating is limited and will be restricted to the first 200 attendants with wristbands."


2014 Ticket Sales

"Guest Registration Beat the long lines and complete your guest registration online. Pick up your wristbands at the Will Call booth in three locations - the Main Lobby and the C Hall Lobby of the Georgia World Congress Center (Thursday-Sunday) and the Main Lobby of Cobb Galleria (Friday-Sunday).  Single day guest registration is $15 per day and weekend guest registration is $25. Children 6 and under will get a FREE wristband at Guest Registration. Online guest registration will be available prior to the event and can be purchased here.  On Site Guest Registration Hours - (located in the Main Lobby and Hall C Lobby of the GWCC and Main Lobby of Cobb Galleria)"


2014 Advanced Parking Information

You really want to Reserve Your Parking Place:

The GWCC offers reserve-your-spot parking.
Many of us did this every year from 2010 to 2013.

 "Looking to purchase your parking pass ahead of time? Make sure to check out the link here, click on the Online Parking Permits link and follow the prompts to purchase passes for Big South. There are options for Friday - Sunday with each day purchased individually. If you find you need a refund for parking, please call the Georgia World Congress Center at 404-223-4105."

I recommend that parents do this as soon as you receive the email from me because only so many spaces were made available to this program. As of Jan 5, BigSouth wasn't an option yet. If you see that we can reserve parking for BigSouth before you receive the email, please let us know.


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2015 "Collegiate Shootout"

The Big South Collegiate Shootout is a one-day collegiate volleyball tournament held right next door to the ASICS Big South National Qualifier. In its inaugural year, we are excited to have so many top level NCAA programs in attendance! Per NCAA regulations, the tournament will take place in a separate hall from the Big South, but still in the Georgia World Congress Center. We hope Big South attendees will take advantage of this exciting opportunity while in Atlanta!

The tournament is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 4th in Hall A3.

Schools Attending:
University of Florida (UF)
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill (UNC),
University of Alabama (UA), Auburn,
University of Central Florida (UCF), Georgia Tech (GT)

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 at 11:00 a.m. UCF & UA | Court A1 (Scrimmage only) SATURDAY, APRIL 4 at 2:30 p.m. UF vs UNC | Court A1 UCF vs UA | Court A2 SATURDAY, APRIL 4 at 5:00 p.m. Auburn vs GT | Court A1 UA & UNC | Court A2 (Scrimmage only)

Spectators: As this is a separately ticketed event from the ASICS Big South National Qualifier, tickets for the event must be purchased at the door to Hall A3 or at guest registration when your Big South wristbands are purchased. Adults/Children 7 and older are $5 and children 6 and under are free.

Tickets can also be purchased in advance at Choose the event, Big South Collegiate Shootout. You can redeem your tickets in three ways: Pick up your ticket at the same time you pick up pre-purchased guest registration wristbands for ASICS Big South National Qualifier (this includes hotel guest registration pick-up locations on Thursday, April 2). Make sure to have your receipts for both. Pick up Big South Collegiate Shootout tickets separately at the guest registration counters in the main lobby of the GWCC Bring the paper or email receipt and be scanned for entry at the door Everyone will receive a stamp after turning in their tickets for the Big South Collegiate Shootout to allow for re-entry. .