The 2024 WAVEFEST hosted by West Florida Waves, is a two-day youth indoor volleyball tournament held at the Foley Event Center held March 9th - 10th.

All Ages:


1001 E Pride Blvd, Foley, AL 36535


Spectators are $10 per day or $15 for a weekend pass for admittance to the tournament.

Cash or Venmo only accepted.

Players, Coaches, Rostered Chaperones and College Coaches will receive complimentary admission.

Spectator Information
  1. $10 a 1 day pass and $15 for a 2 day tournament pass.
  2. Please bring exact cash if possible
  3. No credit cards; no ATM on site
  4. No food tables or outside chairs allowed inside the venue.
  5. Food and drink (non water) may be consumed outside the facility or in the upper mezzanines- NOT ON THE COMPETITION FLOOR- If you choose to eat in the mezzanine, please clean up your own trash.
  6. No red drink is allowed inside facility at any time.
  7. We will have a monitor stationed at the floor to not allow food onto the court as well as court monitors to help enforce the policy.  Please help us by not trying to sneak food onto the floor.
  8. Please help us keep the facility clean.
  9. Please take a seat around the court where your daughter is playing. Please do not take a seat if your daughter is officiating.
  1. Will be in AES and hopefully released by Mon March 4 9pm
  2. Coaches and spectators should check back to AES for any schedule changes- we will NOT notify you unless it is Friday after 3:00pm
  3. Spectators should be aware that if you cancel your room, and the schedule changes, it will be difficult to get the room back as Foley Hotels are very full due to a soccer tournament in town.
Tournament Structure
Pool Play on Saturday with Single elimination bracket play on Sunday
Best 2 out of 3 sets to 25 deciding set to 15.
3 team pools without crossover play will be 3 sets to 25
Top two teams from each pool advance to gold bracket.

Registration Instructions

Entry Fee



West Florida Waves


Foley Event Center

1001 E Pride Blvd, Foley, AL 36535

Pay By Check

Make check payable to:

West Florida Waves

Mailing Address:

713 Poinciana Drive

Gulf Breeze, FL  32563

Team Registration Site

Hotel Site


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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