TOURNAMENT SITE - The TSSAA Division I Girls' Volleyball State Championships will be held at Blackman High School, Siegel High School, and Stewarts Creek High School in Murfreesboro, October 20-22, 2020. The Division I Finals will be held at Siegel High School on Friday, October 23, 2020. The Division II Girls' Volleyball State Championships will be held at Middle Tennessee Christian School in Murfreesboro, October 20-22, 2020. The Division II Finals will be held at Middle Tennessee Christian School on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
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PARKING - At Blackman High School, Siegel High School, Stewarts Creek High School, and Middle Tennessee Christian School, teams and officials will park each day in front of the gym. Parking passes for the schools qualifying for the state tournament will be included in the team packets. Parking for spectators will be $5 per vehicle.
PASS GATE - The coach of each participating team must fill out a pass list with 20 names for the tournament and bring a copy to the site where they will be playing. This list should include players, coaches, managers and statisticians only. ANYONE CARRYING A TOURNAMENT PASS (NOT ON PASS LIST) WILL ONLY BE ADMITTED AT THE GENERAL ADMISSION GATE. Cheerleaders in uniform will be admitted to any session and should enter at the player’s pass gate. Each team is limited to 12 cheerleaders.
THE PRESS PASS GATE FOR BLACKMAN HIGH SCHOOL, SIEGEL HIGH SCHOOL, STEWARTS CREEK HIGH SCHOOL, AND MIDDLE TENNESSEE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL WILL BE LOCATED AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE GYMNASIUM.
ONLY PERSONNEL LISTED ON THE PASS LIST, CHEERLEADERS IN UNIFORM, OFFICIALS, WORKERS AND PRESS PASSES WILL BE ADMITTED IN THE PLAYING AREA.
Since capacity limits are in place, non-participating teams will not be allowed admittance free of charge.
GENERAL ADMISSION - General Admission will be located at the main gate of the gymnasium. Admission is $10 per person per day. For their first round at State, participating school athletic directors and volleyball head coaches will be emailed a private link from GoFan to pass along to their fans. Due to capacity limits, each school will be offered 125 tickets to sell initially. If not all tickets are sold by Monday at noon CT, remaining tickets can be purchased here. Tickets for subsequent rounds will be released on GoFan as those brackets are filled. Only general admission tickets purchased on GoFan will be admitted at this gate. In the event that not all tickets are sold, a few remaining tickets will be made available for purchase at the gate. However, to guarantee admission, spectators should purchase tickets in advance. TACA cards will not be accepted due to capacity limits.
COACHES' PACKETS - The coach of participating teams may pick up their team packet at their first session site on Tuesday morning or at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce (located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129) on Monday, October 19, from 5 PM - 7 PM CT.
MATCH INFORMATION - A tournament squad shall be limited to 14 girls. A total of 14 chairs will be allowed and a team is limited to 14 people on its bench. A team may not have additional players dressed in uniforms and have them wear T-shirts or warm-ups over the uniform. A total of 20 people are allowed which includes six players on the court and 14 people (coaches, managers, remaining players) in chairs. For the purpose of coin toss and scoreboard designation, the top team or first team listed in each bracket will be the home team. There shall be no practice at the state tournament site for teams entering the state tournament.
15 Minute Pre-Match Warm-Up Schedule - Teams must provide their own warm-up volleyballs. The following warm-up schedule will be followed:
3 Minutes - General Passing (Both Teams on their Side)
6 Minutes - Serving Teams Court
6 Minutes - Receiving Teams Court
DIVISION I TOURNAMENT FORMAT - In Division I, there are three classifications: Class A, Class AA, and Class AAA. In all three classifications, there will be a double elimination tournament with no "if" matches.
DIVISION II TOURNAMENT FORMAT - In Division II, there are two classifications: Class A and Class AA. There will be a four team double elimination tournament with no "if" matches.
TRAINER - Vanderbilt Sports Medicine will provide athletic trainers for this event. Teams should note that trainers will only be on site 30 minutes prior to the first game. Those wishing to be taped should provide their own tape.
CONCESSION - A concession stand will be open and will provide hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, candy and sodas. Coolers will not be allowed inside Blackman High School, Siegel High School, Stewarts Creek High School or Middle Tennessee Christian School.
PRESS - There will be an area set up at Blackman High School, Siegel High School, Stewarts Creek High School and Middle Tennessee Christian School for statisticians and press. For credentials, please e-mail your request to Matthew Gillespie (email@example.com).
VIDEO CAMERAS - Video taping or filming is permitted as long as the taping or filming is for private use or use by the two schools involved and not for public or commercial use. Video taping or filming must be done from the individual's seat. Individuals will not be allowed to use tripods. A school taping or filming its own game may use a tripod. A school will not be allowed to tape or film a game unless its team is involved in the game. All taping or filming by a school may be approved by the local Game Director, and the Game Director shall assign space, when available, from which to tape or film.