BEAST OF THE SOUTHEAST
Back for year 15! The Beast will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA, the A5 Sportsplex in Alpharetta, GA and the Suwanee Sports Academy in Suwanee, GA. In 2022 the event drew 220 teams and in 2023 it grew to 288 teams. In the last two years 100+ teams have qualified for USAV Nationals that have attended this event.
NEW! This will now also be a stop of the Appalachian power league for the boys!
February 3 - 4, 2024
SANCTIONED BY: USAV
18's will be at A5 Sportsplex
12's CLUB/USA will be at A5 Sportsplex
13 CLUB will be at A5 Sporstplex
All other division will be at Cobb Galleria
To be posted by 12/15/2023
ENTRY FEE: $545.00
ENTRY DEADLINE – January 15, 2024 / Or when space is filled.
The format will consist of Saturday pool play (AM/PM wave) followed by elimination bracket play on Sunday.
-ELITE - For the highest level teams. (Open level or USA qualifying teams)
-OPEN - For highly competitive teams. (National/Liberty caliber teams)
-CLUB - For competitive regional teams. (American caliber teams)
COMMITTED CLUBS: NC Academy, Carolina Union, Carolina Juniors, Upward Stars, 805.
Registration for this event will open on September 1, 2023. The deadline for entry is January 1, 2024, or earlier if capacity is reached. Registration for this tournament is done through Sportwrench.com. Payments received after the deadline will have a $100 surcharge added.
Schedules will be posted the Wednesday prior to the tournament weekend. Schedule related questions will not be addressed until after the schedule has been posted.
Occasionally, there are unavoidable changes that happen after the schedule is posted on Wednesday. It is best practice to check back the day before the tournament to ensure there have been no changes.
Upon purchase a QR code will be sent via email. This QR code will need to be presented along with a valid form of ID i.e. drivers license for entry into the tournament. This process is done in order to ensure that our events are kept private and to better protect the athletes and spectators. Children under 5 are free.
To See Video on how to buy ADMISSIONS TICKETS - CLICK HERE!
How to find TEAM CODE - CLICK HERE!
1st and 2nd place in the Gold Bracket will receive awards.
This is a Stay to Play and Save tournament. Acceptance into this tournament requires that teams not only register and pay the entry fee, but maintain a confirmed hotel reservation through our housing agent TTS. In order for teams to reserve hotel rooms they must be registered in the event and have paid entry fees. Reservation requirements are 8 total room nights (1 Night 8 rooms, 2 nights 4 rooms each night).
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON HOTELS The stay to play and save policy is waived for teams inside 90 miles.
The tournament will supply R1 officials for all courts and matches. Each team will need to supply the rest of the officiating crew. For the finals the tournament will try to also supply R2.
TEAM OFFICIATING OBLIGATIONS
Referee schedules are included in the pool play assignments. With few exceptions, teams losing a bracket play will ref the next match on that court. It is possible that your team will have to ref the match before you play, regardless of your match time. If your scheduled to ref a match before you play, please be in place no later than 30 minutes prior to the start time.
TEAM CHECK IN REQUIREMENTS
Cobb Galleria - For information on parking at the Cobb Galleria CLICK HERE!
A5 Sportsplex - Parking is conveniently located at the facility. Overflow parking can be found across Houze Way at the Tolbert Yilmaz Dance Studio. Please use the parking at the back of the facility.
Suwanee Sports Academy - Parking is conveniently located at the facility. Overflow parking can be found across McGinnis Ferry Road at Swuanee Creek Greenway parking lot.
Due to the incidents in the previous years, there will be a NO TOLERANCE policy for misbehavior by athletes/teams and spectators in the venues. Ball Handling is allowed on the volleyball courts only.
Coolers and outside food and drink are NOT ALLOWED in the playing facilities. Only water and sports drinks may be brought inside the facilities. Violation of these policies or any other general misbehaviors may result in IMMEDIATE dismissal from the facility for the remainder of the day.
A5 Tournaments provide Athletic Trainers who are available to tape and assist with minor injuries as well as serve as a first responder to more serious injuries. Athletes must provide tape and pre-warp for any pre-existing needs. Tape and pre-wrap are only provided by the tournament for emergency purposes.
No Speakers, radios, air horns, bells or the like will be permitted in the gym.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
- Cobb Galleria
For information at or near the Cobb Galleria CLICK HERE!
- A5 Sportsplex
Absolutely no outside food or beverage are permitted inside the facility. Team Coolers will not be allowed into the competition venue. Tailgating is permitted in the parking lot.
- Suwanee Sports Academy
The SSA have a concession stand onsite. Absolutely no outside food or beverage are permitted inside the facility. Team Coolers will not be allowed into the competition venue.
There will be no food tables permitted at any A5 tournament used facility. Athletes need to keep water and snacks inside their backpacks.
Entry fees can be paid online with a credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) or check by mail. For entries received by mail, the date of receipt will be used to determine entry, not the postmark date. We will only accept a cashiers’ check or money order payable to:
VASG, LLC or A5 Volleyball LLC
Please make check to: A5 Volleyball
Attn: Scott Cioffari
11000 Alpharetta Highway
Roswell, GA 30076
No personal checks will be accepted. If paying by check, you must sign your team up online AND send a copy of the online registration along with the payment. See the Team Cancellation section for the refund policy.
TEAM CANCELLATION / REFUND by Policy
Withdrawals made in writing by 45 or more days in advance will be refunded the entry fee. Withdrawals made in writing between 45 Days and 30 Days will receive a 50% refund. Any team withdrawing after INSIDE OF 30 DAYS will forfeit its entire entry fee. Paid entry fees are not transferable to another team within or outside of your club. Any team not attending and failing to withdraw with A5 Tournaments prior to the tournament may be subject to penalties for future participation in A5 Tournaments competition. Withdrawal requests must be made in writing to email@example.com Processing fee is non-refundable.
1. All players listed on the roster must be registered or members in good standing with their respective member organization.
2. All players must meet age classifications requirements.
3. All staff listed on the roster must be registered or members in good standing with USAV.
4. Please enter correct player data on Sportwrench by February 1, 2024