NCSAA Soccer and Volleyball Championships

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - Friday, October 29, 2021

2021 NCSAA Soccer and Volleyball Championships  

NCSAA Soccer and Volleyball Championships

Boys' Varsity Soccer
Girls' Varsity Soccer
Girls' Varsity Volleyball

October 27-29, 2021
Athletes in Action Sports Complex
(Xenia, OH)

Cedarville University
(Cedarville, OH)

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Final Registration Deadline:
Monday, October 11, 2021


Date
:
  October 27-29, 2021

Registration Deadline:

The 2021 NCSAA Soccer and Volleyball Championships will have divisions for boys' varsity soccer, girls' varsity soccer, and girls' varsity volleyball teams.  Teams from any region of the country are eligible to attend.

This tournament will be limited to a maximum of 16 boys' varsity soccer, 8 girls' varsity soccer, and 24 girls' varsity volleyball teams.

The final registration deadline is October 11, 2021 (or as soon as the tournament reaches full capacity).  At that time we will close registration to begin making the brackets and schedule for the tournament.

Tournament Format:

  • This tournament will be limited to a maximum of 16 boys' varsity soccer, 8 girls' varsity soccer, and 24 girls' varsity volleyball teams -- and will include a maximum of three boys' soccer, two girls' soccer, and three girls' volleyball divisions.
  • Soccer Divisions:  Teams will be placed into divisions based upon the results of group play or Opening Round match-up games, or based on pre-tournament seeding (depending upon the total number of teams registered).
  • Volleyball Divisions:  Divisional breakdown will be determined by the results of pool play, or based on pre-tournament seeding (depending upon the total number of teams registered).
  • It is possible that volleyball may be played only on Thursday and Friday; we'll let you know the details closer to the date of the tournament.
  • Homeschool teams are welcome to participate, as long as their players meet our eligibility requirements.  (1 - All players must be regular members of your team during the season.  2 - High school graduates are not permitted to participate with your team. 3 - All team members must be homeschooled or not a member of any other school or homeschool soccer or volleyball team.)  If you are a homeschool team that is interested in participating, please be sure that your players meet these requirements.  Feel free to call for clarification, if necessary.
  • Age Eligibility: A student-athlete shall be ineligible for participation upon attaining the age of nineteen years, with the following exception: if the age of 19 is attained on or after July 1, the student-athlete shall be eligible, age-wise, to compete through that school year.
  • COVID Protocols: We take very seriously the responsibility to make our event a safe event for all who are attending.  There may be some basic safety protocols required at the event.  Those will likely be very minimal out at soccer, since it's an outdoor event.  At volleyball (indoor) there may be a few more requirements.  There will NOT likely be any requirement of face masks for players on the court.  There may be some requirements for coaches, players of the bench, and others in the building -- but we are waiting until closer to the event to communicate those specifics to the teams (as they may change between now and then).  By registering for and attending the tournament, you're agreeing to comply with the basic safety protocols that are required at the tournament.  Let us know if you have any questions.

Tournament Features and Information:

Tournament Description:

  • The NCSAA Soccer and Volleyball Championships offers an exciting post-season championship tournament experience -- in a Christ-centered environment -- for your soccer and volleyball teams.  Highly-organized and hosted at excellent facilities, this event allows teams of all sizes and levels to finish their seasons with the challenge and reward of a competitive post-season tournament.

Tournament Format:

  • This tournament is open to Christian and private schools from any region of the country. The tournament will be limited to a maximum of 16 boys' varsity soccer teams, 8 girls' varsity soccer teams, and 24 girls' varsity volleyball teams, which will compete in as many as three boys' soccer, two girls' soccer, and three girls' volleyball divisions.
  • Boys and girls in grades 7-12 are eligible to compete.
  • Girls will be permitted to participate with your boys' soccer team if your school does not have a girls' soccer team in attendance.
  • Each soccer team will typically play three games during the tournament.  Each volleyball team will typically compete in a full slate of pool play, and then match play to follow.  (This typically consists of pool play, to be followed by at least two matches -- but the format may vary, depending on the format of each year's pool of teams.)  If you have any concern regarding the number of games or matches your team might play, please give us a call.
  • It is possible that volleyball will be played only on Thursday and Friday; we'll let you know the details closer to the date of the tournament.

Closing Ceremony and Awards:

  • All participating teams will be recognized during each division's closing ceremony, which will also include a special time of recognition and prayer for each team's senior athletes.  Each senior athlete will receive a special gift from NCSAA.
  • Awards will be presented to the 1st and 2nd place teams in each division.
  • A number of players from each team will be named to an All-Tournament Team and will be presented with specially-designed NCSAA All-Tournament Team patches to recognize their selection to this team.  Each team will also have the opportunity to nominate players for consideration for the annual NCSAA All-American Teams.
  • The NCSAA Coaches' Award will also be awarded to players throughout the tournament.  These awards will be given by the coaches of the participating teams, as a way to recognize and encourage athletes who demonstrate noteworthy effort, leadership, encouragement, determination, humility, courage, grace, and other qualities of Biblical discipline in their play.  This program allows us to encourage coaches to be intentional in "building into the lives" of the players who are competing this weekend.

Christ-Centered Environment and Team-Building Opportunities:

  • The opportunity to go away to a tournament provides a great time for teammates to grow closer, and we structure our tournaments to encourage team growth.  We are intentional about providing a consistent spiritual challenge for your athletes throughout the event -- from the devotional challenge at the Opening Program, to the spirit of mutual encouragement and healthy competition typically displayed at this event, to the unified time of team prayer for senior athletes at the Closing Ceremony.  This NCSAA event is distinctive in its goal of being more than just an athletic event; we desire that your players deepen their relationships with God and their teammates during their time here!

Beneficial Exposure for Your Athletes:

  • We send out the tournament results (and the all-tournament team) to many college coaches following the event.  This opportunity presents your players with a great chance to be seen by college coaches, scouts, and recruiters.

Location:

Athletes in Action
651 Taylor Drive
Xenia, OH  45385

(NOTE: The address above is for the Athletes in Action Retreat Center and office location.  Soccer games will be played at the Sports Complex, which is adjacent to this property -- but has a different street address (1197 South Detroit Street, Xenia, OH 45385).  Volleyball matches will be played nearby at Cedarville University (251 N. Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314).

The soccer teams will enjoy playing on Athletes in Action's world-class synthetic turf fields, and the volleyball teams will play all of their matches at Cedarville University.  Teams may choose to stay in the dormitories on the beautiful Athletes in Action campus (limited availability) or in local hotels.

Check out details about the Athletes in Action facilities via the links below:

Team Registration Fee (per team, per event):

$450 for NCSAA full member schools (paying members)
$500 for non-member schools

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Your registration fee is non-refundable, except in the event of the cancellation of the tournament.

All teams are expected to pay their full registration fees by the registration deadline date.  Any exceptions to this rule must be discussed with and approved by NCSAA.  If you have any questions regarding this procedure (or if you are already late with your payment), please contact us ASAP.

Individual Athlete Fee:

$25 per athlete

* Each team pays athlete fees for a maximum of 20 athletes.  You are welcome to have more than 20 athletes on your team, but you will not need to pay athlete fees for athletes past 20 total.

Individual athlete fees are due upon your arrival at the tournament. (Most schools have their athletes contribute to cover this fee.)  If you have any questions regarding these fees, please contact us ASAP.

The individual athlete fee covers and provides access to:

  • Tournament Costs -- Provision of all tournament activities and services to the athlete.  Our costs in putting on this tournament exceed the total amount of entry fees collected, so the athlete fees help to pay the costs of this event.

Withdrawals:

We understand that occasionally there may be reason for a team to withdraw from a tournament, after having already registered. If any team must withdraw after already registering for the tournament, that team still will be expected to honor its commitment to pay the full team registration fees. NCSAA must budget based on the number of registered teams, and all fees for all registered spots are critical in order to plan for and conduct a successful tournament. Thanks for your understanding of this!

In addition, any team that withdraws from a tournament one week (or less) before the start of a tournament will be required to pay an additional $200 late withdrawal fee (per team), in order to allow us to recoup extra expenses that will we incur in such a circumstance.  If you do have to withdraw after having registered, please do so as early as possible -- to avoid this extra fee.

Lodging and Meals:

Teams that need overnight lodging have the option of staying in the dormitories at the Athletes in Action Retreat Center, or at local hotels.  There is limited availability on the AIA campus, so this is available first-come, first-serve.

  • The Athletes in Action Retreat Center offers retreat-style overnight housing for teams, perfect for tournament-style team bonding. Teams can stay within walking distance of the fields in dorm-style accommodations, including free access to recreation areas and meeting rooms.
  • Team Dorm Plan - $90 per person - Rooms provided for the nights of October 27 and 28 - Linens, towels, and pillows are provided in each room.
  • Meal Plan - $55 per person - Includes lunch on October 27, breakfast and lunch for October 28, and breakfast and lunch for October 29.
  • AIA Premium Plan - $120 per person - Combine the Team Dorm Plan and Meal Plan (as listed above) for a savings of $25 per person.
  • Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and you should make your meals arrangements when you call for reservations.  Contact Brady Pfister at brady.pfister@athletesinaction.org to book your team's rooms and / or meals.

CLICK HERE for a list of suggested hotels around the Xenia and Cedarville areas.  You are welcome to use any hotel that you'd like; this list is just provided as a help to you.

Directions:

Athletes in Action is located at 651 Taylor Drive, Xenia, OH  45385. - CLICK HERE for directions to the Athletes in Action Sports Complex.

(NOTE: The address above is for the Athletes in Action Retreat Center and office location.  For those teams staying at the AIA dormitories and / or eating meals on campus, you should use the above address.  You can walk over to the soccer fields from the dormitories.)

Soccer games will be played at the Sports Complex, which is adjacent to this property -- but has a different street address.  The address for the AIA Sports Complex gate is 1197 South Detroit Street, Xenia, OH 45385. - CLICK HERE for directions to the Athletes in Action Sports Complex.

Volleyball matches will be played nearby at Cedarville University, which is located at 251 N. Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314. - CLICK HERE for directions to Cedarville University.

If you need further assistance with directions to the Athletes in Action Sports Complex, please call Athletes in Action at 937-352-1234.

If you need further assistance with directions to Cedarville University, please call Cedarville at 937-766-7700.




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