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2021 INFORMATION

Can you please post the following on the Wavefest site under the club webpage?

Wavefest Covid Precautions and Information

  1. Schedules will be primarily 3 team pools so that teams arrive, play their games, and leave the facility.
  2. Masks are required for everyone inside each facility unless it is the 6 active players on the court during competition.
  3. Spectators are limited to 22 people per team for each game.
  4. Each team will need to pay for their 22 weekend passes at team check-in either Friday night at the Foley event center from 5pm – 8pm or before their first game Saturday        (2 days x $5 per day x 22 = $220)
  5. Payment can be with Club check, Cash, or Venmo
  6. If a team does not need all 22 tickets they can purchase a smaller number but they cannot move additional ticket to another team.
  7. The limit is 22 people of any age watching the game.
  8. Tickets can be transferred to different people for different games or days.
    1. For Example, Mom can watch the 11am game leave the building and give Dad the same ticket so he can watch the 1pm game. Spectators and teams not actively participating in a game will need to leave the building.

Wavefest Facility rules

  1. No outside food or drinks for spectators
  2. Only clear liquids will be allowed into the arena area
  3. No outside chairs allowed.

Wavefest Sites

  • Foley Event Center – 1001 E Pride Blvd Foley, AL 36535 – 8 courts
  • South Baldwin Christian Academy – 6900 AL-59, Gulf Shores, AL 36542 – 1 court
  • Elberta High School – 13366 Illinois St, Elberta, AL 36530 – 1 court 

Schedule

The general format will be 3 team pools on Saturday and at least 2 games scheduled for Sunday..

We will start with the 12 and 13 age groups at 730am both days and end each day with the 16 and 18 divisions with last games scheduled at 730pm or 8pm.

The official schedule should be released no later than Tue March 2, 2021

Thanks

Jeff Schmitt

Waves Tournament Director

850-291-7468

March 6th - 7th

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

General Admission

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

$450

Host

West Florida Waves

Location

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

Pay Online or By Check

Make check payable to:

West Florida Waves

Mailing Address:

3866 Mariners Drive

Gulf Breeze, FL  32563

 

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

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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

2019 WAVEFEST INFORMATION

  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.

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