POLICIES AND PROCEDURES: REGION TOURNAMENTS
All Region Tournament information (including schedules and result) is retrieved from the Arizona Region's website. This is where the CCJ coaches and administrative staff will get information for each tournament. Tournament locations and start times will be selected by the Arizona Region and posted 3 to 7 days prior to the tournament.
SAVE THE DATE: For each tournament date that your team is scheduled to play, please be sure to reserve the entire day for competition. Tournament dates are published at the beginning of the season. However, the start times for each tournament are not announced until the Monday prior to the event.
REGION COMPETITION DIVISIONS
The Arizona Region offers three different divisions of competition to accommodate all the club teams in Arizona. CCJ reserves the right to evaluate each team and enter them in the appropriate level of competition for the season.
CLUB DIVISION: The Club Division offers three age groups: 16U, 14U, and 12U. A majority of the teams in the Arizona Region compete in the Club Division. For each age group, the teams will be restricted to playing teams in their own age group, with no movement between age groups. The Club Division schedule includes 6 regional tournaments and the Regional Championship Tournament at the end of the season. The format will be half-day tournaments that start play at either 8:00 AM (AM Wave) or 3:00 PM (PM Wave) and includes an 8-team bracket format - teams will play 3 matches each tournament.
CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION: The Championship Division allows most teams the opportunity to mix age groups during the season. The teams are not restricted to playing within their own age group, so it's common that a 14U team might play against a 16U team. The Championship Division schedule includes 6 regional tournaments and the Regional Championship Tournament at the end of the season. The format will be half-day tournaments that start play at either 8:00 AM (AM Wave) or 3:00 PM (PM Wave) and includes an 8-team bracket format - teams will play 3 matches each tournament.
OPEN DIVISION: The Open Division generally considered the top (or elite) Division that features Arizona's top National Teams from each club in all age groups. The Division accepts all age groups (18U, 17U, 16U, 15U, 14U) and the teams are grouped based on level of competition and not necessarily by age. In order to accommodate a team's National Tournament or JNQ schedule, the Open Division's schedule only includes 5 regional tournaments and the Regional Championship Tournament. The Region's Open Division competes on Sunday. The format is a full-day tournament that starts play at 9:00 AM with a round-robin pool followed by a cross-pool match in the afternoon - teams will play 4 matches each tournament.
REGION COMPETITION STRUCTURE
All Arizona Region Divisions (Club, Championship, and Open Divisions) will use a "ladder" Competition Format for moving teams up and down to create competitive groups. In the Club Division, the continuum is by age (U12, U14, U16, U18). In the Championship and Open Divisions, the continuum includes all of the teams registered to play. Regardless of how the continuum is comprised, all of the teams are broken down into 5-8 team pools. Each teams' final seed of each competition will determine the pool they will play in at the next tournament. Generally, teams that finish 1-3 will move up one pool; teams that finish 4-5 will remain in the same pool; and teams that finish 6-8 will move down one pool.
Please keep in mind that the format may vary if divisions are missing teams on a particular play date. Regardless of the format, teams will move up or down based on their ranking at the end of the play date.
The power format and movement allows teams to eventually compete against teams that they are similar to, creating competitive match play for all. Ultimately, the final power ranking will seed each team into the Region Championship Tournament.
FINDING THE TOURNAMENT'S SITE AND TIMES
WHAT TO EXPECT AT TOURNAMENTS
TEAM CAMP SITES