March 10-11, 2018
November 13, 2017 -Registration for the 2018 Shamrock Festival is open in AES and the Hotel Forms are available on the Hotel Page
September 7, 2017 -FYI, the 2018 Shamrock Festival will be held the weekend of March 10-11, 2018. As in prior years, there will be a Recruiting Showcase and other activities on Friday evening March 9, 2018 at the 13-court Berglund Center. Registration will be handled through AES like in prior years and registration will open in November. An exact open date will be posted here when it is finalized.
Welcome to the official website of the annual Shamrock Festival volleyball tournament, where 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 playing in the higher age groups. Teams are seeded based on results so that all teams play teams of increasingly similar strength as the tournament progresses. All teams are guaranteed 7-10 matches over Shamrock weekend. The 2017 Shamrock Festival saw 244 teams competing from VA, NC, PA, MD, DE, 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 2017.
Follow all of the tournament action on this website with live match results updated in real-time throughout
the tournament. Tournament registration typically opens sometime in November and is handled through AES.
Teams will be accepted based on the date of the receipt of a signed Entry Form and full payment of team entry fees.
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.