Welcome to the 2014 CACTUS CLASSIC INVITATIONAL!
Welcome to the website for the 2014 Cactus Classic Invitational, a national invitational volleyball tournament held at the Tucson Convention Center - home of the 2011 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships Tournament. Over 100 club volleyball teams from Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Sonora, Mexico are scheduled to complete January 18-20, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. The 2014 event will also be played at the Sporting Chance Center - a new state-of-the-art indoor facility that features 8 preimer hardcourt volleyball courts.
The Cactus Classic Invitational is an official USA Volleyball sanctioned event by the Arizona Region.
USAV Ranking Tournament
The 2014 Cactus Classic Invitational is a RANKING TOURNAMENT for USA Volleyball's new club/team Ranking System.
Teams now have the opportunity to improve their seed at future USAV events!
The 2014 Cactus Classic Invitational is an officially sanctioned event by the Arizona Region of USA Volleyball.
Registration is OPEN on Advanced Event Systems for club directors to start registering their teams for the 2014 Cactus Classic Invitational. Register early - Pre-Registration ends December 31, 2013.
Updated: October 1, 2013
2014 Tournament Scoreboard
All tournament schedules and results will be posted on AES.
Updated: October 10, 2013
Registration is Open on Advanced Event Systems
OCTOBER 1, 2013: The Cactus Classic will be using Advanced Event Systems for its registration process. AES is the the website of choice for the USAV JNC Girls Championships and many other USAV qualifiers. In addition, the AES database will allow club directors to easily import team and player information from the USAV WebPoint database.
Registration is now open on AES. For more information, please click here.
Looking forward to the 2014 Cactus Classic Invitational!
Hosted by Club Cactus Volleyball Association, the 2013 Cactus Classic Invitational will be held January 18-20, 2014 at the Tucson Convention Center, the Sporting Chance Center, and the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
The main objective of the Cactus Classic is to provide a high quality, competitive event giving athletes the opportunity to play in a major three-day convention center tournament to kick-off the 2013 club season. The format includes two rounds of pool-play on Saturday and Sunday, followed by two play-off matches on Monday. All teams will be scheduled to compete in 8 matches during the weekend.
The Cactus Classic is an USAV RANKING TOURNAMENT
Club Cactus Volleyball Association is pleased to announce that the 2014 Cactus Classic has joined with USA Volleyball to be a RANKING TOURNAMENT for USAV's new club/team ranking system. The new club team ranking will help rank region teams and seed for USAV national qualifiers as well as nationals. Teams participating in the Cactus Classic have the opportunity to improve their rank/seed for future USAV events!
The Classic Classic at the Sporting Chance Center!
OCTOBER 2013: Due to some scheduling conflicts with the Tucson Convention Center, the 2014 Cactus Classic will be introducing a new venue in addition to the Convention Center. The Sporting Chance Center is a new state-of-the-art facility in Tucson that features eight (8) premier volleyball courts. This is the best floor in Southern Arizona.
The Sporting Chance Center will be hosting 8 courts as the main venue, along with courts at the Tucson Convention Center, and the University of Arizona. The 2015 event will return to the convention center as the main venue and will continue to use the Sporting Chance as auxilary venue.
The Cactus Classic a Success at the TCC!
Cactus Classic...just wanted to let you know how AMAZINGLY IMPROVED this year's event was to previous years. We were blown away by the ease of access, the closeness in proximity to the freeway and hotels, the cleanliness and upkeep of the convention center and the wonderful view and seating for each court. Wow, soooo much better than before. We, as a team, hope that you can "book" the convention center again next year!
Thank you again for a great weekend!
Mel (Team Mom of 14U team)
Fantastic!The Cactus Classic was wonderful! So well organized and fun for the girls. The TCC was the perfect venue as well! Beautiful courts, nice area for spectators, clean, good snack bar--all around a wonderful place to spend the day. Thank you for putting on a great tournament! We forward to coming back next year!
Jennifer (parent of 14U player)
What a great idea to expand the 12's tournament to two-days. At first, I was skeptical thinking they couldn't last and the thought of keeping them out-of-town made me question the change. However, the girls LOVED the hotel stay and being in the convention center with the older girls. They improved over the two days by playing more matches and got excited playing in a 'real playoff' for the tournament. Thanks again for creating a great event.
Jessica (Assistant Coach)
Cactus ClassicJust a big thanks for the terrific tournament this weekend. Loved the facilities and organization.
You were fantastic and we had a great time playing.