January 13-15, 2018

Georgia World Congress Center

285 ANDREW YOUNG INTERNATIONAL BLVD., N.W
ATLANTA, GA 30313

Event Info

TEAM REGISTRATION FEES: 
The registration fee for all divisions: $575(tax included, should any apply)  
To register, go to the Team Registration page for details on the complete registration process.

HOTEL REQUIREMENTS: 
This event is NOT Stay & Play event.  Please read Hotel Information

LOCATION:
All play, all divisions will be in Hall B of the Georgia World Congress Center at 285 Andrew Young Int’l Blvd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Entries will be accepted on a first come-first served basis until the space is filled with an entry deadline of December 30, 2016, 3:00 pm EST. After that date, acceptance is at the tournament's discretion.

DIVISIONS BEING HOSTED:
18 Open, 18 Club, 17 Open, 17 Club, 16 Open, 16 Club, 15 Open, 15 Club, 14 Open, 14 Club, 13 Open, 13 Club, 12 Open, 11 Open (Age divisions may be combined should the numbers registered in each not support at 3-day tournament format.  Should this be necessary, notification will be sent to the teams well in advance of the event) 

HOW TO REGISTER:
Go to SportWrench to register your team for entry.  Event registration will open on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 10:00 am EST

COACH CERTIFICATION:
At least one coach listed on the roster must have IMPACT or higher certification- SRVA teams may also present a completed IMPACT certificate at team check-in if they have just recently taken the course or have a letter from the region office verifying they are registered to attend a clinic.  That coach must be on the bench with the team at all times.

HOTEL INFORMATION:
Lil' Big South is currently not a Stay and Play event.  However, the event does secure contracts with hotels in the Atlanta downtown area and utilize THS as our housing agent.  Click here to view all hotels and rates available for this weekend (this list is tentative and is subject to change). 

PARKING INFORMATION:

Lil Big South Parking and the Atlanta Falcons:

We wanted to make you aware that the Atlanta Falcons will play Host to the Seattle Seahawks Saturday, Jan. 14th at 4:35pm. We realize that the parking will be at a premium, and although tailgating will be going on around the GA Dome and GWCC, plenty of parking should be available. Do note, that Atlanta is notorious for staying at tailgates later than kickoff, so the area around the red deck and Marta will be crowded. We recommend getting to the venue early to not mis your matches.

The parking decks around campus will be closed to season pass holders. However, the pre-purchased parking permits and the VIP parking passes will still be valid. The yellow lot will be available at a first come firs serve basis for a price of $35 dollars, but it is a bit of a walk to the Congress Center. The yellow lot is located off Ivan Alex Blvd.

We Appreciate your support and look ahead to a great weekend! Reserve parking online: ParkingPanda.com

Click here for parking information at the Georgia World Congress Center. Here you will find parking passes for the GWCC. 

 For Bus Parking...
1. Visit www.gwccparking.com
2. Scroll to the bottom and click on Special Bus Parking (Access Code Required) 
3. Select date desired
4. Enter code - bus25 (for daily) or bus30 (for overnight) and click Update 
5. Select quantity and add to cart 
6. Complete purhcase process in cart with credit card
*You can either print the permit or show the attendant the permit on a cell phone*

We have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking for the Lil’ Big South qualifier. View real-time availability and pricing at several convenient locations around the Georgia World Congress Center.

Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking in advance, if driving.

Download the FREE Parking Panda App to search and book parking on-the-go!

Reserve Lil’ Big South Parking Now

ATHLETIC TRAINERS:
Pinnacle Orthopaedics will be on site to care for the athletes. There will be a medical tent located near the tournament desk. There is no charge for the services they provide.

PRACTICE TIMES ON FRIDAY: 
Teams may use one court for one hour on Friday, January 15 between 6:30pm and 8:30pm, provided we are finished setting up all the courts. Teams MUST check in prior to using a court for practice. Court use is on a first come first served basis. We reserve the right to deny practice time if circumstances dictate. All players and spectators must leave the halls by 8:30 pm.

EXHIBITORS:
A variety of vendors and sponsors will have booths at Lil Big South. Hours of operation are, generally, from 8:00am to 6:00pm each day of the tournament. We will publish a list of exhibitors at a later time.

If you are interested in being an exhibitor at the Lil' Big South, please contact: 

Jeremy Rubin jeremyrubin21@gmail.com678-637-2443

SPECTATORS AGREEMENT FOR ENTRY:
The Lil' Big South is a USA Volleyball sanctioned event.  By entering this facility, all spectators agree to the following Spectators Code of Conduct as required by USA Volleyball.  Spectators also understand that injury from flying objects incidental to the sport of volleyball may occur at this event and attend at their own risk.  Be alert at all times, especially during active play.  Children not participating on a team entered in the event must be under supervision of their parents at all times.  The venue is not to be considered an open play area.  Open courts and free space within the facility are not designated or designed for general child-play activities and should be used for event related activities only.  

PROHIBITED ITEMS:
We are striving to make our events as enjoyable and safe fo all attendees and participants.  Therefore, spectators and participants are prohibited from bringing the following items into the Lil' Big South:

  • Personal seats and chairs
  • Coolers
  • Personal transportation devices (i.e. hoverboards, skateboards, etc.)
  • Oversized bags or luggage
  • Outside food
  • Weapons of any type
  • All tobacco products – including e-Cigarettes and vaping products
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Loud noise makers
  • Balloons
  • Other items as determined by the staff

If you are asked to remove an item from the playing facility, you must do so immediately or you will be removed from the event.  Please be aware that state laws for the right to carry any of the items listed above into public areas does not apply once you are admitted through the doors of the show.  Prohibited items will not be stored by the GWCC or LBS.