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The 2021 Pounders Open, hosted by West Florida Waves, is a two-day youth indoor volleyball tournament held at Foley Event Center.

January 30th - 31st 2021

Registration Dates:

9/10/2020 – 1/22/2021

Late Registration Date:


Roster For Entry:

Not Reguired

Roster For Acceptance:


Roster Deadline:


General Admission

There is a $5 per day admission charge for person's 13 and older. Coaches and Athletes are admitted free of charge.

General Protocols

Limit of 2 spectators per player.

· All entering parties must read the posted COVID-19 safety requirement signs encouraging social distancing, health screen questions, and proper hygiene.

· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands. Cover your sneeze or cough with a tissue. Immediately throw the tissue in the trash.

· There will be an ample supply of alcohol-based hand gel and hygiene facilities at multiple locations in the event facility, as well as one dispenser on each scorer’s table. Request that visitors wash or sanitize their hands upon entering and leaving the facility.

· The tournament will use strict social distancing protocols with a minimum of 6 feet separating parties between the seating. Spectator seating will be designated and marked for social distancing safety in mind. Seating CANNOT be altered by teams or spectators.

· There will be NO water fountains or shared coolers allowed. Each player is expected to bring their own water bottle.

·Participants and spectators should avoid any unnecessary touching such as handshakes, high fives, or hugging during court or bleacher celebrations.

· Per Alabama Department of Health - Face coverings (mask) are required at all times by spectators/attendees, players, coaches, officials and staff unless a player is directly participating in the match.

-Players and coaches on the sideline MUST have a face covering on at all times.

-Match officials, the R1, R2, linespersons and table crew MUST wear a face covering at all times.


Failure to follow these COVID-19 protocols will result in a team forfeiting out of the Pounders Open Tournament and will lose their entry fee. If a team not following these guidelines is a Gulf Coast Region Team, you will not only forfeit out of the tournament but will lose the privilege to play in the 2021 Regional Championships April 24 & 25.

Registration Instructions

Tournament Type

USAV 2 Day Format – Gulf Coast (GC)

Entry Fee



West Florida Waves


Foley Event Center
1001 E Pride Blvd.
Foley, AL 36535

Pay Online or By Check

Make check payable to:

West Florida Waves

Mailing Address:

West Florida Waves

3866 Mariners Drive

Gulf Breeze, FL  32563

For information about what Foley has to offer, book hotels or find attractions click the image below!


March 16th - 17th

One of the biggest annual sporting events in Pensacola! The West Florida WAVEFEST is a two-day youth indoor volleyball tournament held at several locations in the Pensacola area.

WAVEFEST 2018 had 153 teams participating with 130 traveling from out of town. The tournament was one of the largest in it’s 21 year history.

Founded in 1997, known as Lizardfest, the tournament has grown to be one of the premier youth girls travel volleyball tournaments in the South. Hosted and managed by the West Florida Waves, formerly the Volleyball Pensacola Leaping Lizards, the tournament is an opportunity for teams to experience competition from far and wide.

“We are thrilled to have this event in Pensacola,” said Ray Palmer, Pensacola Sports Association’s Executive Director. “From our surveys and research, we know a lot of people travel to this tournament; a lot of hotel rooms are reserved. The feedback from parents and coaches is always very positive of the area, facilities, and tournament organizers.”

In total, more than 3,000 people will be in Pensacola for the tournament, staying in hotels, eating in area restaurants, and shopping at local stores resulting in over $1,000,000 in direct spending in the Pensacola area. Many teams plan their Spring Break around WAVEFEST, leading to an increased love and appreciation for our Gulf Coast.

Admission Fee

There is a $5 per day admission charge for person's 13 and older. Coaches and Athletes are admitted free of charge.

Registration Instructions

Entry Fee: $425
Register and Pay Online or
Make Checks Payable to:
West Florida Waves Volleyball Club
Mail Check to:
Karen Emmons
1306 Mazurek Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32514


  1. The schedule is now live on AES .
  2. The site locations  are included in the schedule. We are using both Pensacola State College (PSC) campuses. One is in PSC – Milton is in Milton, FL and PSC Ross Center is on the Pensacola, FL campus parents should check this carefully.
  3. We are not using paper “day of rosters”. Rosters MUST be updated online in AES and current by Friday 3/15. Players not listed on AES rosters may be deemed ineligible for the tournament.
  4. Coaches meetings will take place at each location 30 minutes prior to each wave start time.
  5. Food tables are NOT provided nor allowed inside either Pensacola State College site, but are allowed at all other sites. Tables are provided at some sites on a first come first serve basis.
  6. Coaches are responsible for confirming any tournament seeding/officiating responsibilities with their site director before taking the team out of the gym for the day. It is important to confirm what you believe to be correct.
  7. There is a $5 per day admission charge for person’s 13 and older at all Gulf Coast region events. This is a Gulf Coast Region policy, harassing the gate staff is inappropriate and embarrassing. Coaches and athletes are admitted free of charge.
  8. WATER ONLY is permitted in the gym spaces. This includes your morning coffee.
  9. Please park in a marked parking spot.


West Florida Waves Volleyball Club is a proud member of the Gulf Coast Region Volleyball Association, and USA Volleyball


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