Program Playoffs 7-person Community vs Community Squad Tournament

600 players... 81 squads... from 32 different state/provinces across North America.

First live streamed event will be the program parade on Friday at 8:30 am eastern. Each state will show us who they brought to upbeat music and program pride.

Conference Play starts Friday Feb 2 at 10:00 am EST. & Bracket play starts Feb 3, at 8 am EST

Don't miss the Championships. Saturday Feb 3, we will start with the women finals at 1:30 p EST, followed by the Contender finals at 3:30 pm EST and finish with the Premier finals at 5:30 pm EST.

Click here for access to tickets, scores, livestreaming links and more.

Team results and standings

Roundnet World Champion - Buddy Hammon
Introduces the playoffs

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The Playoffs are Feb 2-3, outside in beautiful Orlando Florida.

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7-person squads battling for over $25,000 in prizes among 7 postseason tourneys (Brackets).

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Play with every person on your squad using the strategic and exciting ASL squad format.

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Act quick! If your city already has a priority spot by coming last year or having an ASL league, you'll need to lock it in before the spots run out, by soft-registering 4 of your 7 players.

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Don't have a spot? Register for the Lottery-Draw" and if there are any spots left by the Oct 4th Priority Squad deadline, we will draw names from that list! We are saving 2 spots in every division for the "Lottery-Draw".

Roundnet World Champion - Buddy Hammon
Introduces the playoffs

1

The Playoffs are Feb 2-3, outside in beautiful Orlando Florida.

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7-person squads battling for over $25,000 in prizes among 7 postseason tourneys (Brackets).

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Play with every person on your squad using the strategic and exciting ASL squad format.

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Act quick! If your city already has a priority spot by coming last year or having an ASL league, you'll need to lock it in before the spots run out, by soft-registering 4 of your 7 players.

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Don't have a spot? Register for the Lottery-Draw" and if there are any spots left by the Oct 4th Priority Squad deadline, we will draw names from that list! We are saving 2 spots in every division for the "Lottery-Draw".


What people are saying about the Playoffs! Swipe left to see more!


Playoff Overview
Thinking of coming? Watch this!

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Prizes: Premier League -$12,000. Challenger League-$6,000. Womens League-$6,000. The Masters League-$1,000.

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Day 1: The "Regular Season." Every squad will play in a 6-team conference schedule. "Pool Play". Results from your conference schedule will determine which postseason bracket you play in on day 2.

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Day 2: The "Postseason." TOP squads from each conference standings will play in the "PLAYOFF BRACKET" and the other squads will play in the "PLAYERS BRACKET"

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Top 5 finishers in the "PLAYOFF BRACKET" will ALL win cash. And the winner of the "PLAYERS BRACKET" will win a cash prize.

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Each player in Premier and Contender must live within 200 miles of each other and the Women/Masters players need to live within 500 miles or within two bordering states/provinces.

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States are battling for the Strongest State Award. Points are awarded to each player depending on where they finish. State/Province with the most points wins the award and the top spot on the published rankings.

Last Years TOP 10 Strongest Programs

2023 Strongest State Award goes to CALIFORNIA!

Who will take home the award at the 2024 Playoffs? Get all your players to join the "Lottery-Draw" and earn more spots for your state.

Last year's 2023 Spikers Program Playoffs Champions

2023 Premier Division Champions

Seattle, Washington

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Malachi Espinola

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Anthony Clifford

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Evan Denny

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Brooks Massey

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Davis Jung

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Trevor Slaughter

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Ryan Cho

2023 Womens Division Champions

California

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Karah Hui

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Kayla Wu

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Joelle Nguyen

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Malia Sato

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Perrin York

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Sebastiani Kim

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Alex Buckman

2023 Contender Division Champions

Austin, Texas

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Brandon Arledge

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Iason Hayes

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Felipe Martinez

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Kevin Cadle

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James Ledbetter

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Nathan Garcia

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Jacob Gansle

Playoff Overview
Thinking of coming? Watch this!

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Prizes: Premier League -$12,000. Challenger League-$6,000. Womens League-$6,000. The Masters League-$1,000.

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Day 1: The "Regular Season." Every squad will play in a 6-team conference schedule. "Pool Play". Results from your conference schedule will determine which postseason bracket you play in on day 2.

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Day 2: The "Postseason." TOP squads from each conference standings will play in the "PLAYOFF BRACKET" and the other squads will play in the "PLAYERS BRACKET"

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Top 5 finishers in the "PLAYOFF BRACKET" will ALL win cash. And the winner of the "PLAYERS BRACKET" will win a cash prize.

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Each player in Premier and Contender must live within 200 miles of each other and the Women/Masters players need to live within 500 miles or within two bordering states/provinces.

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States are battling for the Strongest State Award. Points are awarded to each player depending on where they finish. State/Province with the most points wins the award and the top spot on the published rankings.

How the Program Playoffs works

The playoffs are about community programs having an opportunity to compete against other programs and use the event to build deep strong roundnet communities.

WHAT ARE THE PLAYOFFS?

This is the most epic 2-day squad tournament in the history of the sport. This is where communities, inside 200 - 500 miles, send 7-8 player squads to represent their program and battle, using the famous ASL squad format, in an attempt to bring home a Playoff championship.

HOW IS THE FORMAT DIFFERENT?

Normally in a tournament, you play with the same partner the entire time. At the playoffs though, you’ll take turns playing with different players on your team against a variety of pairs from other teams.
This is one of the coolest parts of the tourney. This creates ultimate team unity!

•With this format, a player can have a bad game, and your squad can still win the match.

•You get to use strategy to outcoach your opponent with your lineups!

•You are more invested in all the games around you. You have lots to cheer for all the time. This makes the tournament extremely fun!

HOW A MATCH WORKS:

•During the match there will be 3 nets on the field where each squad sends out various combinations of players to compete over the course of 4 quarters or 2 halves. Also known as rounds.

•Before the first quarter, Squad A, will go first in assigning their players to the 3 nets on the field.

•Then after Squad A places their players, Squad B will match and assign their players to each of the 3 nets on the field.

•After the net assignments are made, the playing then begins. The players battle it out on each net trying to win their game. A win on a net is worth 1 match point with 3 points up for grabs every quarter.

•Once all 3 games are finished, the scores are recorded, and it’s on to the next quarter/round.

•The two squads alternate each quarter, on who assigns their players first and who matches.

WHAT MAKES UP A SQUAD?

•A squad is made up of a minimum of 7 players and may have up to 8 players this year.

•Before the tourney, each team will rank their players 1-7 or 1-8, based on skill.

•Ranking them is simple. Just ask the question. “Which player on my squad would I want playing on the final game of the tourney if $6,000 were on the line?” Whoever that is, would be your #1, then whoever would be next would be your #2 and so forth.

Be careful to do this correctly. The ASL has rules in place, that if a squad doesn’t rank their players this way, could cost them matches, and a championship. Trust us! You’ll want your best players in the right spot.

MAKING PLAYER ASSIGNEMENTS DURING THE MATCH:

There are three main rules/concepts when assigning players to the 3 nets that make the ASL squad format so popular!

First is the “Pair score” and the “Net Variance”:

•When you add up the rankings of the two players assigned to a net it creates what we call the “Pair score”. For example, on net 1, Squad A assigned their #2 player and their #7 player to play together. When you add those rankings up, you get a pair score of 9.

•When squad B is assigning players to this net, they can only assign/match two players who have a pair score within 3 points of squad A’s pair score. This 3 point range up or down is called the net variance.”

Next rule is the Pair limit rule:

•This rule means that you can’t have the same two people play together in two consecutive games during a match.


Final rule is the Sub rotation rule:

•The sub rotation rule means that a player may not sub out a second time, until everyone on the squad has subbed out at least once.

Watch the video below to learn more on the popular ASL format.

ASL'S PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE MAKES THIS ALL POSSIBLE

To make all this easy to navigate, the ASL has created its own proprietary software that runs the match for you.

•It shows the rosters.
•Lets you make player assignments.
Prevents illegal assignments.
•Keeps
scores.
•And talks to the other team during a match.

It will be available at the playoffs via your mobile device. It’s awesome.

LEAGUES AND PLAYOFF PRIZES

$12,000 in prizes.
(Champion squad wins $7,000 in prizes & earns Premier)

The Premier League will have 36 squads in it and will be made up of 6 conferences "Pools" with 6 squads in each one.

WINNING SQUAD TAKES HOME $7,000 IN PRIZES & GETS TO PLAY IN THE LIVESTREAMED FINALS IN FRONT OF HUNDREDS OF SPECTATORS. PLUS IF ANY OF THE PLAYERS AREN'T PREMIER WILL EARN PREMIER .

CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZES ARE MADE UP OF THE FOLLOWING:

$6,000 in cash.
$1,000 in an ASL sponsorship package that includes a Championship Jersey, and entry to any 2024 Major/challenger event.

WHO CAN BE ON A SQUAD?

•Squads are made up 7-8 players.
•A squad must have at least 2 "ever-premier" players to compete and all players CAN be "ever-premier." this year. (An "ever-premier" player is someone who has ever earned the title of premier.)
•All players must live within 200 miles of each other.

DAY 2 POSTSEASON BRACKETS

•Squads will play in one of two postseason brackets.
•Top teams will play in the "PLAYOFF BRACKET" where the majority of the prize money will be won.
•The others will play in the "PLAYERS BRACKET", where the 1st place winner will win a cash prize.

Click for more info to register for the "Lottery-Draw"

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$4,300 Winnings

Just make it to the semifinals, or win the division 2 gold medal in the PLAYOFF BRACKET and you are guaranteed a slice of the cash pie.

•2nd place squad wins $1,900 and gets to play in the premier finals!
•3rd place squad wins $1,100.
•4th place squad wins $800.
•& Division 2 gold medal, or 5th place squad, wins $500.

Not to mention you all earn medals and huge, huge program points for the strongest state award.

Click for more info to register for the "Lottery-Draw"

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$770 Winnings

Win the PLAYERS BRACKET and your squad will take home $770.
Normally, if you don't make top bracket, you stop caring or stop playing. Not at this tournament. This will keep you playing hard regardless which postseason bracket you end up in.

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$6,000 in prizes. (Champion squad wins $2K in cash, $1k ASL sponsorship package, and all players earn PREMIER)

The Contender League will have 30 squads in it and will be made up of 5 conferences "pools" with 6 squads in each one.

WINNING SQUAD TAKES HOME $3,000 in prizes & GETS TO PLAY IN THE LIVESTREAMED CONTENDER FINALS. PLUS ALL PLAYERS EARN PREMIER.

CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZES ARE MADE UP OF THE FOLLOWING:

$2,000 in cash.
$1,000 in an ASL sponsorship package that includes a Championship Jersey, and entry to any 2024 Major/challenger event.

WHO CAN BE ON A SQUAD?

•Squads are made up 7-8 players.
•A squad must NOT have any "ever-premier" players on their squad. (An "ever-premier" player is someone who has ever earned the title of premier.)
•All players must live within 200 miles of each other.

DAY 2 POSTSEASON BRACKETS

•Squads will play in one of two postseason brackets.
•Top teams will play in the "PLAYOFF BRACKET" where the majority of the prize money will be won.
•The others will play in the "PLAYERS BRACKET", where the 1st place winner will win a cash prize.

Click for more info to register for the "Lottery-Draw"

For more info   

$2,500 Winnings

Just make it to the semifinals, or win the division 2 gold medal in the PLAYOFF BRACKET and you are guaranteed a slice of the cash pie.

•2nd place squad finisher wins $800 and gets to play in the contender finals! It will be livestreamed for the whole world.
•3rd place squad wins $700.
•4th place squad wins $600.
& •Division 2 gold medal (5th place squad) wins $400.

Not to mention you all win medals and huge, huge program points for the strongest state award.

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$500 Winnings

Win the PLAYERS BRACKET and your squad will take home $500.
Normally, if you don't make top bracket, you stop caring or stop playing. Not at this tournament. This will keep you playing hard regardless which postseason bracket you end up in.

For more info   

$6,000 in prizes. (Champion squad wins $2K in cash & $1k ASL sponsorship package)

The Womens League will have 18 squads in it and will be made up of 3 conferences "pools" with 6 squads in each one.

WINNING SQUAD TAKES HOME $3,000 in prizes & GETS TO PLAY IN THE LIVESTREAMED WOMENS FINALS.

CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZES ARE MADE UP OF THE FOLLOWING:

$2,000 in cash.
$1,000 in an ASL sponsorship package that includes a Championship Jersey, and entry to any 2024 Major/challenger event.

WHO CAN BE ON A SQUAD?

•Squads are made up 7-8 women players.
•Each player will be allowed to live within 500 miles of each other or live within two adjoining states, or be in the same country if outside of North America

DAY 2 POSTSEASON BRACKETS

•Squads will play in one of two postseason brackets.
•Top teams will play in the "PLAYOFF BRACKET" where the majority of the prize money will be won.
•The others will play in the "PLAYERS BRACKET", where the 1st place winner will win a cash prize.

Click for more info to register for the "Lottery-Draw"

For more info   

$2,500 Winnings

Just make it to the semifinals, or win the division 2 gold medal in the PLAYOFF BRACKET and you are guaranteed a slice of the cash pie.

•2nd place squad wins $800 and gets to play in the womens final! It will be livestreamed for the whole world.
•3rd place squad wins $700.
•4th place squad wins $600.
&•Division 2 gold medal (5th place squad) wins $400.

Not to mention you all win medals and huge, huge program points for the strongest state award.

Click for more info to register for the "Lottery-Draw"

For more info   

$500 Winnings

Win the PLAYERS BRACKET your squad will take home $500.
Normally, if you don't make top bracket, you stop caring or stop playing. Not at this tournament. This will keep you playing hard regardless which postseason bracket you end up in.

For more info   

$1,000 Purse.
Champions win $500

It's time! This is the ultimate display of the strength of a program. Show the depth and bring a masters squad. It will also have big program points. The Masters League will have 6 squads in it.

Winning squad takes home $500 in cash!

WHO CAN BE ON A SQUAD?

Squads are made up 7-8 players.
•Each player needs to be 34 years or older to participate.
•Average age of the squad must be at least 38.
•Each player will be allowed to live within 500 miles of each other or live within two adjoining states, or be in the same country if outside of North America

DAY 2 POSTSEASON BRACKET After day 1, all the squads will play in a postseason tourney for cash, medals, and program points.

Click for more info to register for the "Lottery-Draw"

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$500 Winnings

Masters podium finishers will also bring home some cash among medals and serious program points for the strongest state award.

2nd place squad wins $300.
3rd place squad wins $200.

Click for more info to register for the "Lottery-Draw"

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Take home the enormous "Strongest Sate" cup!

Here is how you show the strength of your program. Show up and finish as high as possible on Day 2.

Each state/province program will receive points based on what place they take in their postseason tourney. All the points will be tallied for each State/Province's squads. An overall ranking will be created and published to the world.
The trick to winning this award is be the state that sends the most squads.

Here are the top 10 strongest programs from the 2023 Playoffs.
1.California
2.Idaho
3.Ontario
4.Texas
5.Washington
6.British Columbia
7.Utah
8.Arizona
9.Ohio
10.Nevada

Where will your state/province be in 2024?

Click for more info to register for the "Lottery-Draw"

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23 Division Gold Medals

Every squad will be competing in a divisional semifinal for a chance to play for a gold, silver or bronze medal.

By podiuming in your respective division, your squad also gets:

•Bigger program points for the strongest state award.
Podium pictures.
•& Bragging rights.

For example, let's say your squad lost the second round in the postseason tourney. Normally in a 2v2 environment you may or may not keep playing out for a chance to win 9th place. But here at the Playoffs, your squad will be motivated to keep battling because you'll actually be playing for a Division 3 gold, bronze or silver medal. There is no such thing as 9th place here. Only division medalists.


Click for more info to register for the "Lottery-Draw"

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How much does the Playoffs cost?

$99-129 registration fee per person. ($79-109 early bird pricing) Registration includes:

*25K in prizes! Chance to bring home the big one!

*Compete against a variety of programs from all across North America.

*Ticket to the premier finals. Non-players will need a ticket to get in this year.

*Playoff Commemorative Bracelet with player program accomplishments.

*Use the ASL Popular squad format that allows a ton of matches where you get to play with more than one person

*Community building, bonding, and retention in a beautiful location.

*Use of the ASL proprietary software & Program Directory

Tournament Schedule and Details
Checkin starts at 7:30 a.m. on Friday Feb 2nd & Announcements and Program Parade starts at 8:15 a.m.
Friday February 2 - Saturday February 3
West Orange Park, 150 Windermere Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787



DAY 1 will be full of energy and fun!

7:30-8:15 a.m.:Checkin. Come get your squad registgered and pick up your playoff packets. Included wil be your program directory, schedule, your playoff bracelet to get you into the tourney, and squad photo.
8:15 - 8:30 a.m.:Announcements
8:30-9:00a.m.: The opening ceremony featuring the Program Parade. Each state/province will bring a unique and custom program banner to be displayed front and center as everyone from your area walks in front of and is cheered by hundred and hundreds of players at the tournament. This is going to kick off the Playoffs in an electric and unifying way.
10:00 am: Conference/pool play begins. You'll battle it out against each of the 5 other squads in your conference. These matches are a shorter version to what you'll play on day 2. Each match in conference play is 2 halves/rounds compared to 4 quarters/rounds that you'll play in bracket play on Day 2. Each match will take around 45 min. That will give each squad time to reset and get water between matches. Matches start every hour on the top of the hour.
12:00 - 2:00 pm: This is the the time slot for the 3rd match/lunch break. Half of the squads will play their 3rd match from 12-1 pm, while the other half will have lunch. Then from 1-2 pm, the half that just finished their 3rd match will have lunch while those that just finished lunch will play their 3rd match.
4:00 pm End of day 1. Go and enjoy Orlando with your squad. Disney has tickets that start at 5 pm. The beach is only 1 hour away. Go get some needed rest and get ready for the Postseason!


DAY 2 Here we go- The “Post-Season”

• There will be 2 separate post season brackets you could end up playing in within your league.
• The squads at the top of the conference standings will go to the postseason bracket with the larger cash prizes.
However, All post-season brackets have cash prizes for the winners.
• And no matter what bracket you end up in, every squad will end up playing in a divisional semi-final for:
•Podium medals,
•Program points,
•If you are in the highest division, big cash!
Playing out gets a lot more interesting! Lots on the line all the way to the end.

7:30-8:00 a.m.: Checkin. You'll need to checkin with your bracelets and be ready for your first match.
8:00 a.m.: First game of Brackets. You will need to be on your assigned field ready to go at 8:00 am unless your squad has a first round bye. These matches can take up to 1 hour and 40 min.
8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Bracket games will go untill you finish your last match. Each of you will be playing in a semifinal and a final match for 1st/2nd or for 3rd/4th in your respective division.

Lunch will happen at the end of your 2nd match and will go until the scheduled next match hard start time.
The faster your matches are with player assignments the longer your lunch break. The longer your player assignments take, the shorter the lunch break.

3:00 p.m: Womens & Contender finals. Both Will be livestreamed.
5:00 p.m: Premier finals. This will be livestreamed and have a national anthem, half-time show. All players with wristband get in for free. Non-playing spectators can purchase tickets here. Purchase tickets here

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Last Years TOP 10 Strongest Programs

Playoff FAQ

Nov 7 - Squads need at least 6 players soft-registered. Those squads who do not have at least 6 players soft-registered will lose their spot in the tourney. All player registrations will be refunded and their secured spot will be given to the next squad in the wait-list line.

Nov 14th - Squads need 7 players soft-registered. Those squads who do not have 7, will lose their spot to the next in the wait-list line, and all player registrations will be refunded.

Nov 22nd - Squads need all players’ registrations PAID. Any player who does not pay by the 22nd will be assessed a $10 late fee to their invoice.

Dec 1 -Final PAYMENT date. Any squad that does not have all 7 players’ registrations paid for, will lose their spot in the tourney and all registrations will be refunded. They will lose their priority spot for all future playoff tourneys and their spot will be given to the next in the wait-list line.
7 is the minimum number you need to be eligible to play. This is to ensure that if a player gets hurt your squad is not forfeiting games. Plus it is a lot more fun to rotate and match players when you have a sub every round.

If you were to find you only had 6 available players, and one person were to get hurt, meaning you have 5 available players. You can still play the match, but you would forfeit 1 of the 3 games for each round you don't have 6 eligible players.
Bringing 8 players is allowed this year. It has its advantages and disadvantages.

ADVANTAGES

*More subs means more rest. It can be a very long tourney and it takes its toll on some players.
*Injuries...if someone gets injured you have options. If 2 players get injured, your squad would not need to forfeit any matches. *Skill gap is small from top down. If your squad doesn't have a big skill gap between the top player and the bottom player, then bringing 8 has huge advantages.
*It helps push the pair score to a further target with the lower players. For example, if you place your #7 & #8, your pair score is 15 compared to the lowest pair score you can have with 7 players is 13. The other team has to hit a pair score of 12 or higher with their players. Which means they have to play their 7 and 6, or their 7 and 5. Makes for an interesting strategy on the last round of a match if if the 7-player squad doesn't rotate their #7 earlier in the match.
*You can include more players from your community and get the 8th person valuable and exciting playing time. Plus practicing is a lot easier because you can have 2 full nets of squad players.
*Help differ some of the costs of traveling. An extra player can help with transportation and lodging costs.

DISADVANTAGES

*You are forced to sub out your top 3 players when you play a 4 quarter match. If you only have 7 players, then your top 3 players are available to play every round.
*Less playing time for players that would not be subbed out if you only had 7 players. Most likely it will not effect the playing time of some players.
*You can be forced to sub your #7 earlier then desired when playing an 8-person squad, or be forced to leave the #7 in the game on the last round to make sure you can meet the net variance if they put their #8 & #7 together on a net if they are placing first in the final round.
The intention for the 200 mile boundary for contender and premier and 500 miles for womens and masters, is to create regional unified programs that battle it out and showcase their development. In the future playoffs, the radius will actually shrink. The 200/500 mile rule is based on the distance between one player and all the other players on their squad. It is calculated as the "bird flies", not GPS road distance. You can use the tool at the end of this section to make sure your entire squad is compliant.

If any of your players are outside of the mileage requirement your entire squad may be disqualified and you will not receive any prize money, and you may be asked to leave the tournament without a refund.

Click here calculate player distance
There are very few allowances for people who live outside the boundary rule. However, there may be a circumstance where a player that lives beyond the mile requirement may be eligible. The requirement used to be 100 miles. Now that it is 200 miles, we do not intend to allow many, if any exceptions.

All player exemptions must be requested and approved before the event or the player will be ruled ineligible. All requests can be sent to playoffs@americanspikers.com.

We most likely will not approve any of the following exceptions requests for the following situations:

*For players who have enough active players from their same division in their own 200 mile radius.
*For a player that has to travel through another squad's area from the same division.
*For a player that has another premier player within 200 miles, as these two could form a squad if they have a priority spot.
If a player has ever held premier status they will not be eligible to play in Contender. They must play in premier.

The premier division requires at least two ever premier players to be on the squad. The rest of the squad may contain any number of ever premier players or never premier players.

The contender bracket will only have never premier players. Those who have never earned the premier status
Where a player can play depends on where they've lived since March 1, 2023.

A player can choose to play with any squad, as long as they have lived in that area for more than 4 consecutive weeks since March 1, 2023.

Meaning, that if a player lived in 2 or more different locations for 30 days each since March 1, then they could choose to join a squad from any of the those locations and still be eligible.

An exception may be made for a player that just moved to a new area within 4 weeks of the start of the tourney. For example, they graduated and signed a lease or took out a mortgage in the new location. Or maybe their family moved and sold their previous home. Etc. They will need to email playoffs@americanspikers.com and explain their situation.

*Just remember that in order to receive any prize money each player must submit proof of residence they have lived in the squad's mile requirement for more than 4 consecutive weeks since March 1, 2023/

If a player is challenged by another team, an investigation will be launched and the players will need to provide proof of residence, and if the player is found to be in violation of this rule, the entire squad may be ruled ineligible to win any prize at the tournament and may be disqualified from the tournament without a refund.
There are several good leads thus far where hotels would cost $140 at most. Stay tuned
This is why 7 players is required! Though there are rules in place just in case a team is brought down to 5 players.

If you were to find you only had 6 available players, and one person were to get hurt, meaning you have 5 available players. You can still play the match, but you would forfeit 1 of the 3 games for each round you don't have 6 eligible players. It possible to still win the match but it will be very difficult
To keep the integrity of the event, your community would not be able to send a premier squad and that premier player would be unable to participate in the event as a player.

However with how strategic this format is that premier player will have just as much fun filling a coaching role they would playing. Having a decision maker who is only focused on strategy is a huge advantage to have on a squad.
Nov 7 - Squads need at least 6 players soft-registered. Those squads who do not have at least 6 players soft-registered will lose their spot in the tourney. All player registrations will be refunded and their secured spot will be given to the next squad in the wait-list line.

Nov 14th - Squads need 7 players soft-registered. Those squads who do not have 7, will lose their spot to the next in the wait-list line, and all player registrations will be refunded.

Nov 22nd - Squads need all players’ registrations PAID. Any player who does not pay by the 22nd will be assessed a $10 late fee to their invoice.

Dec 1 -Final PAYMENT date. Any squad that does not have all 7 players’ registrations paid for, will lose their spot in the tourney and all registrations will be refunded. They will lose their priority spot for all future playoff tourneys and their spot will be given to the next in the wait-list line.
We are assuming you are all registered by the other deadlines to keep your spot. But if you need to register after these times for any reason these are the dates prices go up.

Aug 19 ’23 – Dec 7/23 EARLY BIRD Dec 8 ’23 – Jan 10/24 REGULAR Starts Jan 11/24 LATE
The rules and strategy guid will be sent out January 7th
Registering a squad on fwango in the lottery draw ensures that you have the potential for your name to be pulled in the division that you registered for. If every player on your potential squad registers for the lottery draw you have a higher chance of getting in.
Bring as many squads as you can. So long as players are comfortable with the NHZ they should come! Doing so gives a program something to work for outside of producing premier players.
They do not. But we highly encourage squads to do so. Even if it is just a cheap shirt from Walmart. Having jersies makes your squad look sick, creates better photos/videos, and makes roundnet look like a sport. We can't require it but we highly encourage all squads to do so.

You can also add the Playoff Logo to your jerseys. The link to that is on the linktree captains section.
Your captain will have received a link for their players to soft-register. You can also go here. Click here to soft-register
Captains will need any device that has data. The software is web-based. You will need to download Chrome to run it correctly although it may work on other browsers. Be sure to bring extra battery charging or come by the tent to charge your devices. Anyone's phone can access the captains portal.
The Premier finals will take place at 5:00 pm on Saturday, Feb 3. This event will not be one you'll want to miss. People will be driving and flying into Orlando just to watch this intense matchup. Tickets are $20 if purchased before Feb 1, and $30 at the door. All participants of the Playoffs will be given a wristband and a stamp that will get them in to the event for free. This event will be one of the most watched events in the history of roundnet. It will also be livestreamed.

The finals will also have a national anthem, concessions, and a half-time show.

Purchase tickets here
March 30th, there will be 10 regional youth squad qualifiers. Your community can assemble youth squads that are within 200 miles and compete in one of these 1 day events. The top 2 squads will earn a spot in the youth national invitational on June 21-22 in Salt Lake City, UT.

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Yes!!! You can purchase packages here with our partner. Hope you can make it to all the other attractions on your visit to Orlando. Purchase tickets here

Upcoming ASL Events

Youth squad nationals

June 22nd in Pocatello ID

Come bring your youth squads. All players under 18 are invited. There will be two divisions. Each player must live within 200 miles of everyone on your squad.

Registration opens in March

2025 Program Playoffs

Jan 31-Feb1 in a location TBD

Those that come to the 2024 Playoffs will have first priority again for the next year's event. And trust us.... it will be bigger and better than all of them. You won't want to miss it. Secure your spot by getting into the 2024 event.

Registration starts in August 2024