CACTUS CLASSIC INVITATIONAL
WE'RE BACK! The Cactus Classic Invitational returns in 2022 and can't wait to see everyone in Tucson over MLK Weekend! The Cactus Classic is a part of the 2022 JVA Challenge Series - uniting some of the top clubs in the Nation! Registration opens October 1, 2021.
The main competition venue will be the Tucson Convention Center – home of the 2011 USA Volleyball High Performance Championships. Additional courts will be used at the state-of-the-art Sporting Chance Center, and on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.
Girls Age Divisions offered: 18U, 17U, 16U, 15U, 14U, 13U, and 12U.
Girls Competition Divisions offered: 18-SELECT, 18/17-CLUB, 17-SELECT, 16-SELECT, 16/15-CLUB, 15-SELECT
If interest, Boys Competition divisions will be offered for 18 Club and 16 Club.
The Cactus Classic uses a festival format. Each division is scheduled to play three days with three competition rounds. The Open Divisions will be two 7-team pools with the top 4 teams advancing to the Championship. The first two rounds will be pool play on Saturday and Sunday, followed by modified double-elimination brackets on Monday.
All teams will be scheduled to play at least eight matches over the three days. The final format will be based on number of teams participating in each division.
START TIMES | TEAM CHECK-IN
The tournament starts at 8:00 AM on both Saturday and Sunday. Monday’s start time will depend on bracket placement. Every attempt will be made to schedule final matches on Monday to begin no later than 4:00 PM.
Team Check-In will be from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday night. If unable to check-in on Friday night, an additional check-in will be at the tournament desk on Saturday at 7:00 AM as well as at the SCC.
The Cactus Classic Invitational is not a Stay-to-Play event, meaning teams are permitted to make reservations on their own. However, if you need hotels, please consider making reservations through the Cactus Classic Invitational Hotel Block for excellent rates and a promotions from the Tournament Organizing Committee. The Hotel Block includes properties that are willing to offer special rates and discounts for participating teams.
More information concerning host hotels and room rates will be posted under the Hotel Information page.