October 10th & 11th

IMG Academy

6/25-7/9: $50
7/10-8/31: $60
9/1-9/27: $80
9/28-10/5: $100

20+ Multi-purpose Fields

6 foot Serving Lines

Parking for 500+

Vendor Village

Concession and Restroom Facilities

Hotel On-site

Wellness Spa On-site

Why Florida?

Weekend Schedule

Meet-up


Friday, October 9th: 2:00pm - 4:30pm
 
 
Get in some touches with your partner and
other players before the big competition!
 

Welcome Party & Check-in


Friday, October 9th: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Icon Eatery & Bar at Legacy Hotel
5450 Bollettieri Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34210

 

Join us to check-in for Nationals and mingle with
other ballers at the Welcome Party!
There will be light food and drink along with a photo booth and other activities. The broadcast team will also be doing live team interviews and a tournament preview!
 

Tournament


Saturday, October 10th: 8:00am - 5:00pm
IMG Academy Fields
5650 Bollettieri Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34210
 

Teams will arrive at 8:00am, announcements at 8:30am, and game play starts at 9:00am. We will have more than just roundnet; practice your handstands and rocks paper scissors skills!

 

Player Party


Saturday, October 10th: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
 
 
The day doesn't end when the last point is won!
Join us for food, drinks, and fun.
All ages welcome.
 

Championship Games


Sunday, October 11th: 9:00am - 2:00pm
IMG Academy Fields
5650 Bollettieri Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34210
 
 
 
 

Divisions

Premier

Players must qualify for this division. Check out qualification requirements and eligible players list here.

Advanced

Think you're good? Prove it. This division will include some solid teams from across the country as well as newer players who want to test their skills against great competition. The top 3 teams from advanced qualify for Premier.

Women's Advanced

Women are welcome to play in any division. This division will include some top women's teams as well as other lady ballers who want to test their skills against great competition.

Intermediate

If you are newer or still honing your skills this is the division for you. This division will play by all of the official rules and is intended for people who want competition but are still developing their game.

Women's Intermediate

Women are welcome to play in any division. If you are a newer lady baller or still honing your skills, this is the division for you.

High School

With high school clubs popping up all over the country, we are super excited to give them their own division! Players must be 18 or under on the day of the tournament.

Youth

There are some really talented youth players and can't wait to see them compete in their own division. Players must be 13 or under on the day of the tournament.

Beginner

Playing in your first Spikeball tournament? Still mastering the fundamentals? If you want to play against other teams who are still learning the sport this is the division for you. It will be the only division with a "gentleman's serve" rule and the vibe will be a relaxed, fun environment.

Masters

This division is for players 35 and older at the date of the tournament.

Registration

Due to the uncertainty of Covid-19, we are doing a pre-registration. Your card will not be charged upon registration.

Pre-registration will reserve your spot until your payment is processed by October 1st or an earlier date where it is definitively clear that Covid-19 will not disrupt the event. Cards used for pre-registration will see a $1 pre-authorization charge that is immediately reversed in order to verify the card is valid.

We are hopeful and excited, but advise that you take precautions in all of your bookings related to this event due to the unpredictability of the pandemic. As such, we highly recommend considering travel insurance and opting for refundable options when planning travel and accommodations. If Spikeball needs to cancel the event, we will be providing full event registration and merchandise refunds.

Format


Pool Play

Pool play will consist of all teams playing every other team in their pool once. Pools will be made by the SRA with the intention of having even pools based on rankings and past tournament results.
 

Bracket Play

Teams will be seeded in a bracket based on the pool play results. Each division will have its own bracket. Brackets will have a maximum of 32 teams so some divisions will have two brackets if necessary.
 

How to get here?

Local Airports

Sarasota/Bradenton Florida is conveniently located in central Florida and located near many large international airports.
 

Airport Transportation

IMG Academy offers drop-off and pickup services for all local Florida airports.
 
 

Rental Cars

Enterprise Rent-A-Car promotes an easy-to-use service and has two pickup/drop-off centers within 10 miles of IMG Academy.
 

Where to stay?

Legacy Hotel

Participants and spectators will enjoy a modern suite of luxury amenities at this lifestyle, boutique hotel - all within walking distance from the IMG Academy campus. Recover in the 24-hour fitness center or by the resort-style pool, connect over a meal at Icon Eatery & Bar or Icon Loft, and rejuvenate with Wellness Spa treatment options and in-room dining.

Rooms start at $149/night.

FAQs

Can anyone participate?

Yes, all ages and skill levels are welcome!

Can I play in multiple divisions? 

Due to the format of the tournament, you may only play in one division.
 

Why is the event over multiple days?

We want to make sure there is time to get to know each other, share some laughs, dig in deep with conversations around the future of the sport, and, of course, highlight the great matches that will take places throughout the tournament.

What are the rules? 

This tournament will follow the official SRA rules which can be found here.

What is the refund policy?

Event registration fees can be refunded as long as requests are made by October 5th. To request a refund, contact tournaments@spikeball.com. If the event needs to be canceled due to COVID19, we will provide full refunds to all teams.

Will COVID19 affect Nationals?

We will follow the situation closely and take the recommendations of local public health officials and the CDC. If the event needs to be canceled due to COVID19, we will provide full refunds to all teams. The structure and format may also be affected if necessary.

Registered Teams

*some teams may be listed twice

Contact/Questions

Interested in working at a Spikeball tournament? Have questions? Just wanna chat?
We're here for you. Reach us at tournaments@spikeball.com.