Best of the West

Best of the West General Information

APRIL 14th and 15th, 2018.

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Send $90/team payment to:

Big Sky Volleyball Club, PO Box 3832, Bozeman, MT 59719


Chief Joseph Middle School

Sacajawea Middle School

Bozeman High School- 205 N 11th Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715

Heritage Christian

Petra Academy

Belgrade Event Center- 220 Spooner Rd, Belgrade, MT 59714

Belgrade Middle School

Saddle Peak Elementary Belgrade

12’s will be at CJ, Heritage and Petra on Saturday, April 14th

14s will be at Bozeman High, Sacajawea, Belgrade Event Center, Belgrade MS and Saddle Peak on Saturday, April 14th.

16s will be at Sacajawea, Belgrade Event Center, Belgrade MS and Saddle Peak on Sunday, April 15th.

18s will be at Bozeman High and CJ on Sunday, April 15th. 

Coaches Meeting:

  • Coaches meeting will be held at 7:30 on court 1 at each location.
  • Play will begin at 8 am sharp!


  • Adults: $5
  • Under 18: Free


  • Concessions and tournament wear will be available for purchase at all locations:
    • Belgrade and Bozeman High

General Rules:

  • Seating will be limited, do not sit on the bleachers unless they are pulled out
  • Please give the girls as much room to play as possible!
  • No ball handling outside of the gym please
  • Please help us keep these facilities clean and available for our use in the future by cleaning up trash
  • Water only in the gym NO:
    • Sport Drinks
    • Coffee
    • Food
    • Gum
  • If we have to ask your team more than once to remove these items from the gym, we will penalize your team 8 points for each violation.

Volleyball Rules:

  • Bracket play is single elimination.  If you lose, you will need to stay and officiate the next match.  Do not let your team leave unless you have checked out with the site director.  
  • Warmups: pool…2-2-1 until all teams have played
  • Bracket play: 2-2-1
  • Coaches-please help us stay on schedule, call for captains IMMEDIATELY after the prior match’s competition
  • Libero’s may serve for one rotation and do not have to come out prior to serving
  • Tournament winners will receive medals
  • Players may R1 during pool play only.  COACHES must be standing next to that player and be willing to step in and correct calls that players may miss
  • Ball will be out of bounds if the play crosses into the next court at any time
  • No cell phones, IPod or any other gadgets while officiating
  • If you are late to your officiating assignment, penalties will be assessed in your next match
  • If any team members (athletes, coaches, family members, and friends) are found in areas of the school that have nothing to do with the tournament, that team will be sent home

12’s Tournament:

  • We will be using Volley-lite balls
  • 7’ net
  • 24’ service line for 5 serves in a row then move back to the end line
    • If your servers can serve from the end line please have them do so.
  • We will be following USAV rules



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