Gotham Volleyball


Gotham Volleyball Presents


May 20-21, 2017

Eric Eichenholtz, Spring Fling VIII Tournament Director


Tournament Information

Gotham Volleyball is proud to announce that it will be presenting “Spring Fling VIII,” a NAGVA-style tournament for C-level players (beginner/advanced beginner players in Gotham Divisions 7-10 and PowerPlay). Last year’s Spring Fling tournament was a huge success and we are looking to make it even better this year! Spring Fling VIII will held the weekend of May 20-21, 2017.  It will be a two day tournament, with the first day being round robin play and the second day being a double elimination tournament. The entry cost will be $415 per team of up to 7 players, with $60 each additional player. Eligibility: Spring Fling VIII will be open to teams of beginner and advanced beginner players only.  In order to be eligible to play in Spring Fling VIII, the player’s most recent Gotham Division must be Division 7-10 and Power D & E.  All participants in our PowerPlay program as well as level-appropriate participants in Power W are also eligible.  Non-Gotham players (players who have not participated in League or Power within the past 3 seasons) are eligible to play, but first must be evaluated by designated member of the Tournaments and Open Play Leadership Group in a Friendship Tournament or open play.  Only non-Gotham members playing at the skill level of a variety of our beginner/advanced beginner Divisions are eligible to play.  Non-Gotham players whose skills are comparable only to better players of the highest division at this level will not be permitted to play. Registration: Registration for Spring Fling VIII is now OPEN.  Registration is a two step process, which must be done in the following order before your team is confirmed and your spot in the tournament is reserved: Step 1:  Register your team here Step 2: Pay for your team and any extra players (link available below under “Information for Current Teams if you choose not to pay directly after you complete registration)

If you have any other questions, please e-mail the Spring Fling VIII Tournament Director at [email protected].


Information for Current Teams


May 2oth

  • Pool play begins at approximately 9:30 AM at the Rustin School.
  • Seeding Party & Gotham End of Season Party (Copacabana, 268 West 47 Street) – all Spring Fling participants are invited to the Gotham End of Season Party. The Spring Fling seedings will be announced there!

May 21st

  • Double elimination tournament play begins at 8:30 AM at Rustin Campus
  • MVP, All Star, Rookie of the Year and Team Awards will be given out directly after tournament play (approx 5:45 PM).


Spring Fling Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does a “NAGVA-style tournament” work? A:  It’s a fun, full weekend of volleyball!  Saturday is round robin play.  You play four other teams in 2-game matches similar to a Friendship Tournament.  The second day is a double-elimination tournament with seeding determined by the success of teams on the first day of play.   Seeding will be announced at the Gotham End of Season Party.  You keep playing Sunday until you lose two matches or win the championship!!! At the end of the tournament, awards will be given to the top 3 teams in the tournament.  Awards will also be given out for Tournament MVP and All Stars. Q: Are team uniforms required? A:  Uniforms are not required, but all players on a team need to wear shirts of a common color or design. Q: I want to play in Spring Fling VIII, but I don’t have a team.  What can I do? A: If you don’t have a team and you are playing in Gotham Division Play or Power, we recommend checking with teammates or friends in your division/power class to see if you can get a team together.  If you are struggling to find a team to play on, you can try and find a team using our Gotham Volleyball Team Up group, but we can’t guarantee that you will be placed on a team. Q: Do I need to play in Gotham Division Play and Power to participate? A: No.  The tournament is open to all players, although we strongly encourage the use of Gotham-rated players.  If you have never played in Gotham Division Play or Power or have not played in either program during the last 3 seasons, you will need to be evaluated for eligibility by coming to a Gotham Friendship Tournament or Open Play prior to Spring Fling VIII.  In evaluating eligibility, the tournament staff will only permit non-Gotham players whose skill level would place them in a variety of our beginner/advanced beginner divisions.  Non-Gotham players whose skills are comparable only to better players of the highest division at this level will not be permitted to play. Q: Are there exceptions to the rule that only people who most recently played in Division 7 or lower and Power D or lower can play in Spring Fling VIII? A: In order to ensure fairness, we will strictly enforce the rule that only players who have played in Division 7-10 as their most recent Gotham division and Power D, E or PowerPlay as their most recent Power class can participate in the tournament.  Unfortunately, there are no exceptions to this rule. Q: Can players who play in Power A-C but Division 7 or lower, or players in Divisions 1-6 but Power D or lower play? A: No.  If you have played in both Gotham Division Play and Power during the last 3 seasons, your most recent level must be BOTH Division 7 and lower AND Power D and lower (including PowerPlay) in order to be eligible. Q:  What about Team Power? A: Participants in Team Power B who are currently playing in Gotham Division Play and/or Power and are in Division 7-10 and Power D-E are eligible for Spring Fling VIII.  Team Power BB and all other participants in Team Power B are not eligible to participate in Spring Fling VIII. Q:  What about Power W? A: Level appropriate Power W players are eligible to participate in Spring Fling VIII.  If the player participates in League or Power A-E, the same eligibility rules apply.  If the player does not also play in Division Play or Power A-F, the Tournament staff will consult with the Power W coaches to determine if a Power W player is level appropriate.

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