February 27, 2014 –
Here is the Event Schedule for Friday March 14th. All activities are being held at the Roanoke Civic Center.
- 5:00-10:30 - Selling of Apparel and Tournament Programs. Tournament t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and programs may not be available at every playing location during the weekend
and we have limited quantities of some sizes and colors so we encourage you to purchase your tournament apparel on Friday night to ensure that you get the sizes and colors you want.
Tournament programs will also be sold and they contain all pools and playoff brackets, rosters for all teams, addresses for all playing locations, and other important tournament info.
- 5:30-7:15 - Session 1 of the Shamrock Recruiting Showcase. Check-In for accepted Session 1 participants will be from 4:30-5:15 when participants will receive their Showcase shirt and
court assignment. Go to Showcase Page for more details and/or if you still want to register.
- 6:00-7:30 - We are hosting an Instructional Kids’ Clinic for boys and girls age 6-12. The clinic will be held in the Coliseum portion of the Roanoke Civic Center and we will have
4 courts available so we can separate kids by age and ability. The cost of the clinic is only $25 and all participants receive a gift at the end of the clinic.
To reserve your spot, please click HERE and fill in the brief online registration form so we know how many kids to expect. If you have any questions, please e-mail
email@example.com. Walk-ins will be accepted on Friday if there is still room but please register in advance if you can. Please check your son or daughter in from 5:00-5:45.
- 6:00-10:30 - Team Check-In. All teams must bring a completed Team Check-In Form on Friday evening so tournament staff has contact info and hotel info for each team.
Click HERE to download the form. If you are unable to bring this form on Friday, please e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org by
Wednesday 3/12. This is the only form we need so you do not need to provide signed roster sheets or anything else. All teams that check-in on Friday evening in person will receive 1
free tournament program.
- 7:15-7:25 - Door prize drawing #1. Put your name in the drawing on Friday evening for prizes including I-Tunes gift cards, other goodies, and the grand prize of $100 VISA gift cards!
You must be present to win and all Session One Showcase participants are automatically entered for this door prize drawing.
- 7:45-9:30 - Session 2 of the Shamrock Recruiting Showcase. Check-In for accepted Session 2 participants will be from 6:45-7:30 when participants will receive their Showcase shirt and
court assignment. Go to Showcase Page for more details and/or if you still want to register.
- 9:30-9:40 - Door prize drawing #2. Put your name in the drawing on Friday evening for prizes including I-Tunes gift cards, other goodies, and the grand prize of $100 VISA gift cards!
You must be present to win and all Session Two Showcase participants are automatically entered for this door prize drawing.
- There is not a Coaches’ Meeting.
- College Coaches can check-in anytime Friday evening or throughout the weekend at the Roanoke Civic Center. A free printed Recruiting Guide and a free Tournament Program will be
provided to all college coaches in attendance while supplies last. All pre-registered coaches will also receive online versions of all recruiting materials.
College Coaches can pre-register HERE if they have not already done so.
- We are once again offering everyone an opportunity to give back to the less fortunate this year.
Tournament directors Tamalyn & Mark Tanis have had the privilege of taking several mission trips to Nicaragua with Because We Care Ministries.
We are asking for NEW or USED SPORTS EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORMS. Old balls of any kind, gloves, bats, shoes, hats, old jerseys, etc. would all be greatly appreciated.
Missionary teams use the sports equipment to interact with the youth of Nicaragua while the needs of their village (such as food, clothing, & medicine) are temporarily met.
You and your club could do a great and wondrous thing by donating any "worn out" sports equipment to this worthy cause.
Please stop by the Tournament Desk at the Roanoke Civic Center to drop off your items.
NOTE: No coolers, food, or drinks (with the exception of bottled water and/or small snacks for athletes at some sites) will be allowed in any facilities – including the Roanoke Civic Center.
You may set-up and eat outside but food and drink are not allowed inside. No crock pots or plug-in appliances are allowed at any sites at any time.
You may bring chairs into most sites if seating is not provided. Thanks in advance for adhering to these rules.
February 10, 2014 –
We will be hosting a fun Instructional Kids’ Clinic for boys and girls age 6-12 on the Friday evening (March 14) of
Shamrock weekend. The clinic will be held in the Coliseum portion of the Roanoke Civic Center from 6:00 to 7:30
and we will have 3-4 courts available so we can separate kids by age and ability.
The cost of the clinic is $25 and all participants receive a gift at the end of the clinic.
To reserve your spot, please click HERE
and complete the brief online registration form so we know how many kids to expect.
February 8, 2014 –
for a list of players accepted to the Shamrock Recruiting Showcase.
The list will be updated daily as additional payments are received.
If you have registered online and need a confirmation e-mail to send along with your payment,
please e-mail email@example.com
and request it.
Additional information - including lists divided into Session 1 and Session 2 participants –
will be posted on the Showcase Page when we get closer to Shamrock weekend.
January 13, 2014 –
We have reports of some people not receiving confirmation emails after signing up for the Showcase. You should have received an email after signing up on the website. We apologize and are looking into the issue. If you have signed up for the Showcase and have not yet received a confirmation email please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
You will NOT receive an email when the player has been accepted to the Showcase. The players that have been accepted and what session they are in will be posted on the website in the coming months.
December 28, 2013 –
has been updated. Shamrock Website will next be updated on or about January 15th
December 14, 2013 –
has been updated with a current list of accepted and wait listed teams as of today. We still have room for a few more 17's and 18's teams. Online registration for the Shamrock Recruiting Showcase is also now open. Go to the Showcase Page
for more details and to sign up online.
December 6, 2013 –
The list of teams accepted to 2014 tournament is now available on the 2014 Teams
December 4, 2013 –
We are hoping to add 2 additional courts for the 14’s division which would allow us to accept 8 more teams off the waiting list.
Check back here for updates as we hope to have a final decision in the next week or so.
There are no plans to expand the field for 16’s or 18’s divisions.
Shamrock Showcase registration will open up on December 15th.
November 26, 2013 –
The Housing Request Form
for the 2014 Shamrock Festival is now available for download.
November 23, 2013 –
At the request of several club directors, registration for the 2014 Shamrock Festival will open in AES
today at 6:00pm instead of at tonight midnight.
Regardless of when you register, teams are accepted in order of receipt of signed Entry Form and payment which must be mailed to the address on the Entry Form.
As a reminder, if you are sending via overnight mail, please make sure that you do NOT require a delivery signature as this will could delay delivery by several
days and therefore jeopardize your teams’ acceptance.
November 14, 2013 –
November 15, 2013 – Registration opens in AES
on Sunday November 24.
October 13, 2013 –
Details on the 2014 Shamrock Festival:
- Tournament is March 15-16, 2014
- Recruiting Showcase is Friday evening 3/14/14
- Entry fee remains $525 for another year
- This is NOT a Stay and Play event. We will, however, help clubs secure hotel rooms at the best area hotels
- Registration will open in November in AES
Welcome to the official website of the annual Shamrock Festival volleyball tournament. Here you will find all of the information you need to ensure that
your team and its fans enjoy our tournament.
As always, the tournament will be held in the Roanoke Valley for teams in the 14, 16, and 18 & under age divisions with teams in the 13, 15, and 17 &
under age divisions all encouraged to play-up in the higher age groups. The 2013 Shamrock Festival saw 236 teams competing from VA, NC, PA, MD, TN, SC,
& WV and included teams from 7 different USAV regions. Historically, Shamrock has attracted teams from as far north as NY & NJ and as far south as GA &
FL. In addition, we attract dozens of college coaches from all over the East Coast each year click HERE for a list of schools who recruited at Shamrock
in 2013. We also typically enjoy some very nice post-tournament coverage on prepvolleyball.com.
The Shamrock Festival is one of the largest nationally-sanctioned USAV tournament and one of the premier volleyball events for juniors on the
East Coast. Follow all of the tournament action on this website with live scoring updates every hour throughout the tournament. Registration typically opens around 12/1 and is handled through AES. Teams will be accepted based on the date of registration and receipt of payment.
You are strongly encouraged to register and mail your payment early as the tournament typically fills up in a matter of days.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.