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Black Hills State - Volleyball YJF

Spring Swarm Tournament | Sunday, April 26th

Location Spearfish, SD
Event Date(s) Apr 26, 2020
Ages 14 to 18
Grades 8th to 12th
Register By Apr 13, 2020 11:59pm CST

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Event Description

Yellow Jacket Volleyball Camps

2020 Spring Swarm Tournament

Sunday, April 26th
Check-In: 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. BHSU Young Center Lobby
Pool Play: 8:00 a.m.
Junior Girls Age Divisions: 14's, 16's, 18's
(Age divisions may be combined or separated if necessary)
Location: Donald E. Young Center Gym & Field House, BHSU
Entry Fee: $125 per Team if paid by April 5th
$150 per Team if paid after April 5th
Limit: 36 Teams
(The tournament will be capped at the number of teams listed above due to court space. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.)


Registration Deadline: April 15th –Registrations will not be accepted after this date. If mailing registration, it is recommended that you send everything at least 4 business days in advance of when you would like us to receive it, and then follow up via email or phone to make sure we received your registration.

Age Divisions
Junior Girls Divisions* – 12’s (Gold & Silver divisions), 14’s, 16’s, 18’s

  • 12 Silver Division will be played on a youth height net with VolleyLites and serving line adjustmnets
  • 12 Gold Division will be played on a youth height net with regular balls and regular serving line rules
  • Age divisions may be combined or separated if necessary

Following pool play, based on the number of teams per division, teams will either compete in a single elimination bracket or a seed challenge. Rolling schedule will be applied.

Officials & Scorekeeping
Each team must provide 1 qualified down official, 2 lines, and 2 scorekeepers for the matches they are assigned to referee.  Not providing an officiating crew may result in a forfeit of the first game of the next scheduled match.
*Please note that the up officials will be current BHSU volleyball players. We appreciate your cooperation with and respect of these officials as they are working on a volunteer basis.

Team Rosters / Schedules
A completed team roster is REQUIRED to compete at BHSU. All teams MUST submit a roster by April 15th (See page 3 for Roster details if mailing in registration. If registering online, fill out roster section at checkout.).

Roster changes are permitted up until check-in, but if no roster is submitted, the team may be withdrawn from the tournament.

Schedules will be sent via email shortly after the Registration deadline.  Please provide accurate information on the registration page.

**All participants must complete a waiver that is signed by their parent/guardian.  If the athlete competed in the Winter Warm-Up Tournament, another waiver must be completed for the Spring Swarm Tournament.

Team Check-In

Sunday, April 19th (12s) – Team check-in will be held at BHSU Young Center Lobby from 7:00am – 9:00am

Sunday, April 26th (14s,16s,18s) – Team check-in will be held at the BHSU Young Center Lobby from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.  

All teams must have a coach check the team in during this time.   At check-in, coaches will be asked to verify rosters.  All information must be completed and turned in by a coach at check-in.  

**Please bring your own balls and / or cart! Each team is responsible for having their own balls to use in warm ups and in between matches. BHSU will only provide 1 game ball per court to be used only for game time.

Tickets: $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children / students / seniors. 

*All tournament proceeds benefits the Yellow Jacket Volleyball Program.

Concessions / T-Shirt sales will run throughout the tournament.

Hotel: Suggestion – Fairfield Inn, 605.642.3500

Please note that due to NCAA rules, BHSU cannot and will not have an athletic trainer on duty.  No medical staff will be provided, so please plan accordingly if your team has specific medical needs.  We will provide a cooler of ice to be used for injuries only.


This tournament is open to all eligible USAV, JVA, and AAU club teams. BHSU is not affiliated with these organizations; therefore matches will not count toward official statistics or win/loss records.