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Amazing sight when we arrived! WOW!!!
And we got to see this every morning on our walk to the Georgia World Congress Center.

Some Websites I Found Useful:

The Big South Tournament website is here
Big South Facebook page is here.

Click here to see a nice Campus Map.
Here was even a better map!

The GWCC is a huge building.  The map of the complex is here.

There will be a significant walk no matter where we stay or park. 
(More on parking below)

Our Playing Site

The Georgia World Congress Center

285 Andrew Young International Blvd Nw, Atlanta, GA 30313-1513

It consists of 200 acres in the middle of downtown Atlanta. The 3.9 million square feet facility is surrounded by landscaped plazas, public parking lots and two landmarks: the 71,250-seat Georgia Dome and 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park.


Warming up before our first match on Friday morning!
Court 63.....there it was as soon as we got off the escalator! That never happens.

Here's The Playing Schedule For 2016

Competition began on Friday, March 25, 2015. A wave play format was used with the morning wave beginning at 8:00am and the afternoon wave beginning at 3:00pm.

Confirmed start times were posted on this web site once available, sent to all Net Gazette Newsletter recipients, and posted on all of our social media channels.

All play was supposed to be concluded on Sunday by 4:00pm. However, they recommended that people do not schedule any departing flights prior to 6:00pm.

All Open Divisions had an 8:00am start time on Friday, March 25.

Let's do this! Together!!!

2016 Hotel Info!

We will be staying at the Double Tree, Suites Gallaria-Atlanta.
The website is here.
160 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303

This hotel is located in downtown Atlanta,
only an 8 minute walk from the playing site.
Are you kidding me!?!?! AWESOME!!!

Driving Directions From Charlotte:
» Proceed on I-85 S (238.0 mi.)
» Keep straight onto I-75 S / I-85 S / GA-401 S / GA-403 S (1.3 mi.)
» At exit 249C, take ramp right for Williams St toward World Congress Ctr / Ga Dome/Aquarium (0.3 mi.)
» Keep straight onto Williams St NW (0.0 mi.)
» Turn right onto Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW (0.1 mi.)
» Turn left onto Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW (0.4 mi.)
» Bear left onto Nassau St NW (0.1 mi.)
» Turn left onto Spring St NW (0.1 mi.)
» Arrive at 160 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 (0.0 mi.)t.

Yep, we met our goals for the day. Therefore, it was DipNDots.....or whatever it was called in Atlanta! :)

2016 Team Check-In

Teams were penalized if theywere not checked in by 8:30pm at the Georgia World Congress Center on Thursday March 24
No, there was no Friday morning check-in as in other years.


2016 Player and Staff Wristbands

Player & Staff Wristbands: At Team Check In, the Team Representative were issued wristbands for each player on the roster up to 15 and each staff member up to 3.

These wristbands were included as part of the Team Registration fee – there is no extra charge for them.

The person who checked in the team must pick up all wristbands for that roster. Coaches were told to REMEMBER to issue your players a wristband asking them to meet you inside the playing venue.

Players who did not have a wristband will not be allowed into the playing facility. 

2016 Wave Assignments

A wave play format was used with the morning wave beginning at 8:00 a.m. and the afternoon wave beginning at 3:00 p.m.

AM Wave:  12A, 13O, 14A, 14O, 15U, 15O, 16U, 16O, 17U, 17O, 18C

PM Wave:  12N, 13A, 14U, 15A, 16A, 17A, 18A

On Friday night the team ate at the Atlanta Braves Grill. Abbie threw a pitch 64 mph. Congrats!!

2016 List of Teams That Participated

Team name

Club name

15 National

850 Elite Volleyball Academy

A5 South Volleyball Club F15-1 Jason

A5 South Volleyball Club

Academy 15 Crystal

North Carolina Volleyball Academy

Academy 15 Diamond

North Carolina Volleyball Academy

Alamo 15 Elite

Alamo Volleyball Association

BVA 15 Elite

Biltmore Volleyball Academy

C1VB 15 Elite Pickens

Carolina One Volleyball

Carolina Islanders 15 Elite

Carolina Islanders

CCJ 15-1

Capital City Juniors

CHAVC 15-1

Chapel Hill Area Volleyball Club

CJV 15 2

Carolina Juniors

clubSAV 15 adidas

Club Savannah

Cobb Atlanta 15-1 Amy

Cobb Atlanta

CSA 15 Navy

Colorado Springs Altitude

CSVC 15 Boom

Carolina Select Volleyball Club

CSVC 15 Breakout

Carolina Select Volleyball Club

CUVC 15 Premier

Carolina Union Volleyball Club

ECJVC 15 Black

East Carolina Junior Volleyball Club

EliteVBTC 15 Blue

Elite Volleyball Training Center



Gainesville Juniors 15 Elite

Gainesville Juniors

GSJ 15 Alex

Grand Strand Juniors

HRVC 15 1

High Rock Volleyball Club

I.C. Stars 15 Jason

I.C. Stars Volleyball


Jacksonville Juniors Volleyball Association

KVC 15 1

Kingsport Volleyball Club

Lake Norman 15 Elite

LKN Volleyball Club

Magnum 15 Elite

Magnum Volleyball Club

MAVA 15 Select

MidAmerica Volleyball Association

Metro-ATL 15 Elite

Metro Volleyball Club- ATL

Mobile Storm 15 Elite Black

Mobile Storm Volleyball Club

Mobile Storm 15 Power

Mobile Storm Volleyball Club

MVP 15-Gold


NC Elite 15 Black

NC Elite Volleyball Club

NC Elite 15 Cardinal

NC Elite Volleyball Club

NKJV 15 National Elite

Northern Kentucky Junior Volleyball



North Atlanta Volleyball Club 15 1

North Atlanta Volleyball Club

NRV 15 National Houser

NRV Juniors

Ocala Power United 15 Rox

Ocala Power United

OVA/TBVA 15 Longwood Elite

OVA/TBVA Volleyball Academy

Piedmont VBC 15 Vedat

Piedmont VBC


Pinellas Heat Elite

Proehlific Power 15 Black

NC Power

RedStorm 15 Elite Black

Red Storm Volleyball

Red Storm 15s Elite

Red Storm Volleyball

Revolution South 15 White


RVJ 15 1

River Valley Juniors

Tallahassee Jrs VBC 15 Elite

Tallahassee Juniors Volleyball Club

Thunder Bay 15-1

Thunder Bay Volleyball Academy

Triangle 15 Blue

Triangle Volleyball Club

Tsunami 15-Morgann

Tsunami Volleyball

TUVA 15 Tampa

Tampa United Volleyball Academy

West Florida Waves 15 Power

West Florida Volleyball Club

Xcel 15X Select

Xcel Volleyball Performance

Coolers, Chairs, and Your Luggage (for those who fly!)

No coolers of any kind or size will be permitted in the GWCC or Cobb Galleria. Neither The Big South, Cobb Galleria, nor the GWCC will assume responsibility for coolers or providing a place for them. Please leave them at your hotel or in your car.

No portable chairs of any size or kind will be permitted inside the playing halls. Neither The Big South, Cobb Galleria, nor the GWCC will assume responsibility for chairs or providing a place for them. Please leave them at your hotel or in your car. Seating inside the hall around the courts is provided.

Large bags and luggage will not be permitted inside the playing hall. Neither The Big South, Cobb Galleria, nor the GWCC will assume responsibility for coolers or providing a place for them. You can leave them at your hotel or in your car However, there will be a luggage check in the main lobby of the GWCC and Cobb Galleria on Sunday to assist teams in be able to leave for the airport directly from the venue.

Dig Pink Is On Saturday March 26, 2016

Dig Pink

Dig Pink is part of the Side-Out Foundation. The Side-Out Foundation is committed to the unification of the sport of volleyball and its alliance with the movement for breast cancer awareness and education.

2016 Ticket Sales

Step One - Complete your guest registration here.

Step Two – Pick up your wristbands the night before play begins at one of our hotel redemption locations or at the GWCC.  You can also pick up your wristbands on Friday, Saturday or Sunday at the Convention Center during the hours listed below.  We will not check ID's for pre-purchased wristbands, so as long as the person picking up the wristbands has a copy of the receipt, that person is able to pick up the wristbands.


$18/DAY (through 11:59pm 3/24)
$20/DAY (starting 12am 3/25)



Advanced Parking Information

FOR THOSE DRIVING IN EACH DAY: You really want to Reserve Your Parking Place:

The GWCC offers reserve-your-spot parking.
Many of us did this every year from 2010 to 2013.

 "Looking to purchase your parking pass ahead of time? Make sure to check out the link here, click on the Online Parking Permits link and follow the prompts to purchase passes for Big South. There are options for Friday - Sunday with each day purchased individually. If you find you need a refund for parking, please call the Georgia World Congress Center at 404-223-4105."

I recommend that parents do this as soon as you receive the email from me because only so many spaces were made available to this program. As of Jan 5, BigSouth wasn't an option yet. If you see that we can reserve parking for BigSouth before you receive the email, please let us know.


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2015 "Collegiate Shootout"

The Big South Collegiate Shootout is a one-day collegiate volleyball tournament held right next door to the ASICS Big South National Qualifier. In its inaugural year, we are excited to have so many top level NCAA programs in attendance! Per NCAA regulations, the tournament will take place in a separate hall from the Big South, but still in the Georgia World Congress Center. We hope Big South attendees will take advantage of this exciting opportunity while in Atlanta!

The tournament is scheduled to take place Saturday, April 4th in Hall A3.

Schools Attending:
University of Florida (UF)
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill (UNC),
University of Alabama (UA), Auburn,
University of Central Florida (UCF), Georgia Tech (GT)

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 at 11:00 a.m. UCF & UA | Court A1 (Scrimmage only) SATURDAY, APRIL 4 at 2:30 p.m. UF vs UNC | Court A1 UCF vs UA | Court A2 SATURDAY, APRIL 4 at 5:00 p.m. Auburn vs GT | Court A1 UA & UNC | Court A2 (Scrimmage only)

Spectators: As this is a separately ticketed event from the ASICS Big South National Qualifier, tickets for the event must be purchased at the door to Hall A3 or at guest registration when your Big South wristbands are purchased. Adults/Children 7 and older are $5 and children 6 and under are free.

Tickets can also be purchased in advance at Choose the event, Big South Collegiate Shootout. You can redeem your tickets in three ways: Pick up your ticket at the same time you pick up pre-purchased guest registration wristbands for ASICS Big South National Qualifier (this includes hotel guest registration pick-up locations on Thursday, April 2). Make sure to have your receipts for both. Pick up Big South Collegiate Shootout tickets separately at the guest registration counters in the main lobby of the GWCC Bring the paper or email receipt and be scanned for entry at the door Everyone will receive a stamp after turning in their tickets for the Big South Collegiate Shootout to allow for re-entry. .