VOLLEYBALL – ORLANDO, FL

KSA Events, the nation’s premier host of High School sporting events, is proud to host the KSA Events Fall Classic Volleyball Tournaments in Orlando, Florida at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports. As with all KSA competitions, participating teams come nationwide from Alaska to Florida and from Massachusetts to California, providing a true national competition format that brings together teams who would otherwise never meet on the court.

2017 Fall Classic Tournament – Orlando

Dates: August 30  -September 3, 2017

Competition Level: Rebuilding to Elite

2018 Fall Classic Tournament – Orlando

Dates: August 29  -September 2, 2018

Competition Level: Rebuilding to Elite

Chadd McKee, Head Volleyball Coach – Union High School – Tulsa, OK

“The KSA tournament has become part of our volleyball culture.  We have gone every other year for the past 5 years.  I feel like a friend, not just a customer….It is a great opportunity to develop leadership and communication within your team.”

 

Tonya Watson, Head Volleyball Coach – Gunter High School – Gunter, TX

“KSA put on a great tournament and everything was so organized.  The competition was exciting and competitive.  We loved playing teams from all over the United States.  We made friends with coaches and players from other States.  This tournament is something my players are still talking about and have great memories.”

EDUCATION

As exciting as KSA Events competition can be, KSA Events was founded as a non-profit with the assistance of Coaches and Athletic Directors to promote the educational aspects of athletic participation. Therefore, the following key learning points are promoted through KSA participation:

  • Commitment – to KSA participation & fundraising
  • Goal-setting – to develop a plan and complete it
  • Teamwork – to accomplish set goals as a team
  • Bonding – during off-season trip prep & the tournament itself
  • Team Travel – first & only of its kind for many players
  • Inter-State Competition
  • Participation in World-Class Facilities
  • Continuing Education – through KSA Scholarships

In total, KSA Events truly offer an opportunity for your players to grow as individuals. So whether you are looking to reward your program for years of hard work or bring excitement to a rebuilding program, KSA competition offers a unique educational opportunity to student-athletes.

 

Arnie Rosenbaum, Head Volleyball Coach –  Francis Lewis High School – Fresh Meadows,  NY

“The trip was so organized and enjoyable because the staff helped us every step of the way from planning to getting to all the facilities any time day or night.  The competition was very competitive but not overwhelming. Bringing a group of girls that had never been to Disney made this a very enjoyable experience as everything was new to them from ‘It’s a small World’, to the amazing team banquet and fireworks display.”

COMPETITION FORMAT

KSA Events Fall Classic Volleyball Tournaments will include dozens of teams in total, with all teams divided into competitive groupings, so whether you are on the high end of the competitive level or rebuilding, you will be seeded into a pool that is both challenging and competitive to your athletes.

Round one of competition consists of a round-robin pool format. Based on the results from each pool, teams are seeded into a traditional bracket for round two, which will determine overall team placements.

No matter where you finish, teams are guaranteed a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 matches over the course of the tournament, providing plenty of court time and allowing all participating teams to plan their remaining schedule appropriately. Each match will consist of  best 2 out of 3 set for for the duration of the tournament.

JUNIOR VARSITY

As in all KSA Events, Junior Varsity competition is typically available to all teams interested. This allows your entire program to experience the team bonding aspects of KSA Event participation without concern that your younger players will miss out on the game experience. JV game quantities vary with participating team interest.

SANCTIONING

The KSA Events Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament is officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Therefore, all participating teams must be members in good standing of their State High School Athletic Association.

KSA Events holds a separate tournament, if necessary, for any private, parochial or other schools not members of a NFHS member association. This allows all schools, no matter their affiliation, to meet appropriate sanctioning requirements.

VOLLEYBALL VENUE

The KSA Events Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament in Orlando is competed at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, the premier amateur athletic facility in the country. An exciting venue, we can utilize up to 12 adjacent courts for a tremendous competition atmosphere.

Click here to download Venue Map

TEAM TRAVEL: THE BEST VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT

KSA Events can make taking your team on the road easy. Once Registered, you’ll have a KSA Events Representative to make all your arrangements of you.  Here are some of the ways we can make next year’s trip the easiest trip you’ve ever planned for your team.

FLEXIBLE ITINERARY PLANNING

Partnering with Walt Disney World and playing at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, meals, restaurants, attractions, and other venues, we plan every aspect of your trip.

AIRFARE

We work directly with the airlines to plan every aspect of your trip. PLUS we are constantly researching rates – So even when you agree to a flight and we find it cheaper we go back and offer you the lower flight.  We keep shopping for you!

KSA EVENTS REP. ONSITE WITH YOUR TEAM

KSA Events Representatives on-site with you for your scheduled activities, at the event and at the hotel to take care of everything that you may need.

TAG-ALONG-PROGRAM

This program, unique to KSA Events, allows parents and family members to travel with the team but make their reservations and payments through KSA Events, not you. So you never have to deal with Tag-Along questions but your team gets credit for their participation.

TRANSPORTATION

Your transportation is all included in the package; airport transfers to the resort, shuttles to the fields, transportation to events and attractions. Getting around couldn’t be easier!

CHAPERONE & COACHES CREDITS

KSA Events packages offer teams the opportunity to earn free trips for coaches, chaperones and staff. You earn a free trip for every 20 passengers including fans, coaches, athletes and more!

CHAPERONE BOOKINGS

Do you have parents and chaperones that would like to travel on the trip?  We can work directly with them directly so you can just focus on your team.  We can customize flights or hotel adjustments but you will still earn credits for them traveling with the team!  But you will not have to do any of the work!

PAYMENT PLANS & INDIVIDUAL BILLING OPTIONS

We offer easy installment payment plans to accompany your fundraising dates.
We offer the individual player registration where parents can pay direct for player who is fundraising part of the trip but paying the balance themselves.

ONE STOP SHOPPING

Packages can include Meals, On-Site Disney Hotels, Walt Disney Theme Parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure Theme Parks,  Blizzard Beach Water Park, Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and so much more. Transportation, Registration Fees and other customizable components are available to make your experience unique for your team. No need to call around, we take the leg work out of planning your trip!

SCHOLARSHIP

The primary mission of KSA Events is to promote the educational aspects of athletic participation, including team-work, sportsmanship, work-ethic, and responsibility, to name a few. Furthermore, our goal is to foster an environment where classroom learning is valued and rewarded just as much as athletic achievement on the basketball court, creating a truly balanced education. To accomplish this goal, KSA awards two separate scholarships as described below.

All scholarships are awarded in accordance with the eligibility regulations of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and appropriate State Athletic Associations.

A KSA Events Book Scholarship is awarded to every team that participates in a KSA Events Fall Classic Volleyball Tournament, setting an attainable goal for all participating student-athletes. This scholarship (a one-time award of $250) is to defer the cost of secondary education in support of KSA Events mission to promote education.

Each team’s winner of the KSA Events Book Scholarship is selected by the school Principal and/or Athletic Director and/or Coach based on the following criterion:

The award is to be granted to the best all-around student-athlete on the team that participated in the KSA Event. This definition is to include accomplishment and leadership not only on the court, but also in the classroom and community. It is the specific intent of KSA not to simply reward the athlete with the greatest physical ability. It is rather intended to reward the example set by those students who excel on the court and who take the lessons of athletics into the world to benefit themselves and others.

FAN ZONE

KSA Events is proud to offer our Tag-Along Fan program, which allows the family and friends of participating athletes to travel with the team.

This means that you will contact us directly to sign up, make payments, and receive information, freeing your coach to concentrate on the team and the season, not your travel arrangements.

Benefits exclusive to Tag-Along Fans include the following, just to name a few:

  • Travel with the team and take part in all of the same fun activities they do
  • Receive the same great pricing discount offered to student groups
  • Have all of the detail work taken care of for you by our travel staff
  • Attend KSA sponsored functions such as the Celebration of Athletes Park Party (description below), meals, and activities that are specific to the team and Tag-Along Fans (anyone who makes their own travel arrangements can not participate in these events)

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COACHES CORNER

The COACHES CORNER section of our site is designed to make the tournament process easy for coaches from start to finish, so you can concentrate on the upcoming season.

If you are new to the site, Sign Up Here to begin the process or if you have already begun the process or have login credentials from a previous event, you may Login Here and complete your teams registration.

You begin the Sign Up process by completing the Information Request Form. This form will provide KSA Events with all the information that we need to prepare a proposal customized for you. Once your proposal is ready, you will receive an email notification from which you may Login to the KSA Events website and complete the registration process for your team.

TEAM FUNDRAISING

At least 90% of teams that travel with KSA Events fundraise the entirety of their trip. With over 25 years of experience working with teams from all skill levels and demographics, KSA Events has compiled best practices in order to assist you in making this trip a reality.
Whether it is through a fundraising powerpoint or in our KSA Events Fundraising Handbook, we have the resources needed to help you.

  • Share your story though HUDL.com or GoFundMe.com accounts which allow you to virtually monitor fundraising goals
  • Setup individual player accounts
  • Allows your teams and athletes to divide and conquer your goals
  • Capture commitment from all of your athletes at the first meeting with our Fundraising Commitment Sheet

KSA Events Fundraising Handbook

Fundraising Schedule

Fundraising Commitment Sheet_17

Please call or email us at info@ksaevents.net if you have any questions.

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 Tournament Schedule/Results


Aug 31 – Sept 4, 2016 @ ESPN Wide World of Sports

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