2019-20 National High School Roundnet Series

The sport of roundnet, aka Spikeball™, has taken off over the last few years. ESPN, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, local parks and beaches, or backyard barbecues, are just a few places you can find people playing the sport we all love. 

Just like every sport, the future lies with our youth and Spikeball™ is no different. Sure, youth players can play in local tournaments with players of all ages, but until now they haven’t had a tournament to call their own where the best high school players in the country compete against one another

High School is the Future

The next Tyler Cisek, Peter Jon Showalter or Preston Bies are at their local high school sitting in study hall and don’t even realize they have the nastiest cut serve or tweener in the game, and that’s a crime against humanity. 

To that end, we are excited to announce the first ever High School Roundnet Nationals and Regionals Competition, hosted by your regional Recognized Roundnet Organizations. 

Leading up to Nationals in June 2020, we will host 4 fall regional contests in the Fall of 2019 and 4 spring regional contests in the Spring of 2020. The top 3 teams from each of the 8 regional contests will earn a Power Pool invite to the Roundnet High School Nationals in the Summer of 2020 (location TBD).

 

The Fall Regional Schedule is as follows:

 

8/31/19 - West Regionals - SLC, Utah

Hosted by the Utah Roundnet Association (URA)

Register at www.utahroundnet.com

9/22/19 - Midwest Regionals - Chicago, IL

Hosted by Origin Roundnet 

Register at www.originroundnetclub.com

10/19 - East Regionals - Buffalo, NY

Hosted by Western New York Roundnet

Register at www.wnyroundnet.com

10/26 - Southeast Regionals - Dallas, TX

Hosted by the Texas Association for the Sport of Roundnet (TASR)

Register at www.texasroundnet.com

 

To be eligible, players must be in high school or junior high during the 2019-20 school year, and you must attend the same school as your partner. All events will follow the standard SRA Spikeball Tournament format. 

Head to the website listed under your regional event for additional details or to register your team and take part in the first High School Spikeball Regionals. Players may participate in multiple regional competitions.

 

Tournament Rules and FAQs

What is a Power Pool?

  • The top 3 teams from each regional tournament qualify for a power pool at high school nationals in the Summer of 2020. Although all teams are eligible to play at Nationals, those top 3 teams get an advantage by being guaranteed higher seeds than all teams not playing in a power pool. ie: 32 teams play in power pools will compete for seeds 1-32. The highest seed of all the other teams will earn the 33rd seed and so on.

What is the tournament format?

  • We will follow the 2019 Spikeball Roundnet Association tournament formatting, as follows:

    • We will aim to have pools of 5-6 teams with single games to 21 with a cap at 25. Depending on number of teams we may need to have pools of 7-8 teams and we will have single games to 15 with a cap at 21.  Pool play will determine seeding for bracket play - everyone will qualify for a spot in the brackets.

    • Bracket Play will also follow the 2019 SRA format: We will be using single elimination for all brackets and playing out for specific final placings. If you lose in the first or second round you’ll automatically drop into a feed-in consolation bracket. As such, every team will be guaranteed at least two bracket play matches.

      • Each tournament may require a different type of format depending on numbers of teams registered among other factors. Be aware that a tournament format may be different than outlined above and may include division splits for bracket play, double elimination brackets. We want to retain this flexibility to ensure we can adapt to the best solution for each tournament.

How do I register?

  • Sign-up at the host roundnet organization’s website. Pricing is determined by the host organization. For Utah:

    • Boys Varsity: $30/team

      Ladies Varsity: $Free!

    • NO DAY OF TOURNAMENT SIGN UPS WILL BE ALLOWED. We’re sorry, but it ruins the pools/brackets for the rest of the teams as they are put together the night before. Registration links will be closed at 8PM the night prior.

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