Angels Classic 2024

2024 HSAA DALLAS ANGELS CLASSIC TOURNAMENT

Friday & Saturday: OCTOBER 4 & 5, 2024

FIELDHOUSE USA GRAPEVINE

REGISTRATION OPENS July 1, 2024!!

**Before registering please note the following changes to this year's tournament:

**NEW RULE: In an effort to allow more organizations to participate in our state tournament, organizations will be allowed to register 1 team in each High School category and 2 teams for the Middle School category.

  • We are offering a High School Boys Division.
  • Players will be required to wear a minimum of a 3 1/2 inch inseam shorts to play. Players may wear spandex shorts or pants under the previously specified length shorts.
  • We will not be offering a pay by check option this year.

Questions?

Email the HSAA Volleyball Tournament Coordinator at hsaavolleyball@gmail.com.

HSAA Angels Classic Volleyball Tournament Handbook

UPDATE: 05/30/24

HSAA Dallas Angels 2024 Texas State Tournament

*We will be offering a High School Boys Division Again this Year.*

*PLEASE CHECK FOR UPDATES DAYS PRIOR TO THE TOURNAMENT AS THINGS CAN CHANGE and UPDATE FREQUENTLY AND UNEXPECTEDLY*

CURRENT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES FOR FIELDHOUSE USA

  • Currently there are no COVID restrictions.

GATE FEES

THERE WILL NOT BE TICKET SALES AT THE  ENTRANCE THIS YEAR. NO BAND = NO ENTRY. ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. (Details to follow.)

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please know that we are moving forward with full expectation and hope that the Dallas Angels Classic will take place this year. As such, we are putting deposits and paying tournament fees  required to make the tournament happen.

Therefore, this cancellation policy would only take effect in the event that there is a local, state, or federal mandate that would prohibit this event from occurring.

Should such a mandate be forced upon us more than a week before the event date, HSAA will  attempt to get back as much money as we can to then distribute back to the teams – but there is  no guarantee of any refund. Entry fees will have a 50% refund. If such a mandate is forced upon us within 24 hours of the event date, no refund will be given.

EVENT T-SHIRTS

Once event t-shirts have been ordered, no refunds will be given.

UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS

Players are required to wear a minimum of 3 ½ inch inseam shorts to play. Players may wear spandex shorts or pants under the previously specified length shorts.


*We will be using AES again this year to show our playing  schedule. There will be no paper brackets at the site.*

TIME SCHEDULES

  • Pool Play: Matches in Pool Play are scheduled 45 minutes apart; however, we will be on a rolling schedule. Within a pool, after the first match, matches' warm-up will begin immediately upon the conclusion of the match prior.
  • Bracket Play: BRACKET PLAY WILL BEGIN SATURDAY MORNING. Matches in Bracket Play are scheduled 60 minutes apart; however, we will be on a rolling schedule. Matches' warm-up will begin immediately upon the conclusion of the prior match on that court.

WARM-UP PROTOCOL

  • First Match of Day: (2-4-4-2) Warm-ups for a team’s first match of a day will be 2 minutes of shared ball handling, 4 minutes of solo court time for the home team, and 4 minutes of solo court time for the visitor team, then 2 minutes of shared court time for serving.
  • Subsequent Matches: After a team’s first match of the day, there will be NO 2 minutes of shared ball handling, ONLY 3 minutes of solo court time for each team, and 1 minute of shared court time for serving.
  • Teams should bring their own volleyballs for warm-up.

POOL PLAY

Pool Play Rules: (the first team listed is considered the home team)

  • Each team will play 6 sets in pool play.
  • Each match will consist of two games to 25, win by 2, with a Cap of 30. (UNLESS A TEAM IS IN A 3 TEAM POOL – There will be 3 games to 25, win by 2, cap of 30.)
  • All games will be played using rally scoring .
  • Allowed two (2) 30 second timeouts per game.
  • Based on results, teams in each pool will be seeded 1 - 4 for Bracket Play.
  • To determine Bracket Seeding within each pool places will be determined via best win/loss record. If ties exist, placement will be determined on head-to-head, then point differential head-to-head, then, if needed, total pool point differential, then, lastly, if needed, a coin flip.

BRACKET PLAY

Bracket Play Rules: (higher seeded team of each match is considered the home team)

  • The 1st and 2nd Seeded Teams from each pool will be in Gold Bracket, and the 3rd and 4th Seeded Teams from each pool will be in Silver Bracket for Varsity.
  • For JV and Middle School teams there will be a Bronze Division. The 3rd place teams will play in the Silver Division, and the 4th place teams will play in the Bronze Divisions.
  • Guaranteed two Bracket Games.
  • All matches will be played in a two out of three games format.
  • The first two games will be played to 25, win by 2, with a cap at 30. The third game, if necessary, will be played to 15, win by 2, with a cap at 20.
  • All games will be played using rally scoring.
  • Allowed two (2) 30 second timeouts per game.

FIELDHOUSE USA RULES

*PLEASE CHECK RULES PRIOR TO TOURNAMENT AS THEY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

  • No outside food or drinks
  • No coolers
  • No foul language
  • No tents or canopies in the parking lot or outside of the facility
  • No spitting
  • No chewing gum
  • No alcohol or tobacco products
  • Players are not allowed to wear jewelry during games
  • Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated
  • Children must be supervised by their parents at ALL times
  • Fieldhouse USA does not provide equipment for practice or rentals

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY/ AGE LEVEL DESIGNATION/ ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • A player must be homeschooled. “Homeschooled” means that a player must be receiving their primary educational direction through the home.
  • Click to see Explanation of How HSAA Interprets Homeschooling. NOTE: The Tournament Director has discretion regarding any exceptions to this rule.
  • A player must be living at home with a parent or guardian.
  • A player is ineligible if that player is enrolled in more than 9 hours of dual credit and/or college courses for the year.
  • A player is ineligible if that player has gone through a homeschool, public school, or private school high school graduation ceremony prior to that season’s first game.
  • A player must be passing all courses in order to participate in a contest or tournament. In performing the role of administrator for the homeschool, the parent is solely responsible for enforcing this rule.
  • Athletic Grade Classifications and Designations: It is solely the Tournament Director’s discretion regarding any exceptions to this rule.
  • HSAA State Volleyball Tournament complies with HSAA (a grade-based athletic program) which is designed for Middle School and High School homeschooled students.  Middle School includes grades 6th through 8th and high school includes grades 9th through 12th.
  • An athletic grade designation must be declared prior to the season tryouts and must conform to the maximum age qualifications.

MAXIMUM GRADE/AGE QUALIFICATIONS

  • It is solely the Tournament Director’s discretion regarding any exceptions to this rule.
  • A player is ineligible to play on a varsity team on the next September 1st following that player’s 19th birthday.
  • A  player is ineligible to play on a middle school team on the next September 1st following that player’s 15th birthday.
  • A player must be in at least the 6th grade AND must be at least 11 years old on September 1st  of the current school year in order to participate on a middle school team.

TRANSFERS AND EXPULSIONS

There are no exceptions to this rule.

  • If a player was expelled from a public or private school during the academic school year or in the year prior, they are ineligible to play in the tournament.
  • A player cannot play on another homeschool, public, or private team in the same sport at the same time as playing on the participating Homeschool team in the tournament.

TEAM REFEREEING RESPONSIBILITIES

Pool Play

The REF team must supply a Down Ref (coach preferred or at a minimum  supervising), two Line Judges, Libero Tracker, Official Scorer and a Scoreboard operator.

Bracket Play

The REF team must supply a Down Ref (coach preferred or at a minimum  supervising), two Line Judges, Libero Tracker, Official Scorer and a Scoreboard operator.

First match REF team will be determined by pool finish.

Subsequent REF team duties will be done by the preceding match’s losing team on the court that they just played on, unless noted on the AES app.

FOR HIGH SCHOOL

  • Gold Bracket - TBD
  • Silver Bracket - TBD
  • Bronze Bracket - TBD

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Gold Bracket - TBD.
  • Silver Bracket - TBD
  • Bronze Bracket -TBD

CONCESSIONS

Fieldhouse USA will have concessions available all weekend.

Fieldhouse USA is located within the Grapevine Mills Mall. There is a food court in the mall but it is not close to the courts.

Coolers are NOT allowed in the gymnasium. Other than water and/or Gatorade for players, outside drinks are not allowed.

HSAA will provide water bottles for refs and coaches.