Hang 10 Volleyball - Event Details

October 13, 2018
Grass Volleyball Event
October 13, 2018
302 North Carolina Highway 54 W, Carrboro, NC


Hang 10 Volleyball's Haunted Field of VolleyHorrors - October 13th - Grass Reverse Coed 2s (Costume-Themed) - Sponsored by Mystery Brewing and Archer Graphics
Presented by Park & Sun Sports, Rider Sandals, Vincere, Volleyball USA, Unsinkable Sunglassess and Volley America

Divisions: Reverse Coed Open; Reverse Coed AA; Reverse Coed A;

Online Registration is Closed

Additional Information:

HANG 10 VOLLEYBALL'S season finale will be its first ever costume-themed tournament!  October 13th will be Hang 10 Volleyball's Haunted Filed of Volleyhorrors!   This is a grass Reverse Coed 2s tournament where you can dress up for a chance to win cash!!! 

For this tournament, we will be baseball field number 3 at Hank Anderson Community Park in Carrboro, NC

Please pass this information along to all of your volleyball playing friends.  We love having new players come and join us and growing the volleyball community. 


RevCo 2s will be our normal format: short court, normal USAV outdoor 2s volleyball rules (i.e., block counts as touch, no open hand serve receive, no open hand tips, etc.), and the let service rule WILL BE IN EFFECT.



In our first two seasons we have handed out over $18,000 in cash and prizes to our players.  We would love to make our payouts in 2018 even bigger, and the way to do this is with even more teams! Please continue to help us spread the word about Hang 10 Volleyball.  We love meeting new players and growing our volleyball community.


If you played with us last year and know the drill, please read the important change and announcements below. The rest of the information you can skip since you are a seasoned veteran.



  • Unfortunately, we can no longer allow dogs at our tournaments.  There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this.  You will be required to remove the dog, you will forfeit any games you miss and you will not receive a refund.  Please help us out and leave your dog at home.  We hate it as much as you do, but our hand has been forced on this policy.  
  • We only have room for 7 nets (maybe 8).   With the sun setting around 6:45 p.m. we are limiting the size of this tournament and making every effort run 4-team pools only for this tournament.  We may modify this depending on how many teams sign up in total, but if you are on the wait list you are not guaranteed to get into the tournament.  In addition, once we reach the wait list, any signup that is not a complete team will be removed as we do not permit people to "save" a spot on the wait list at the detriment of other teams who have both players signed up for Volley America and have a fully completed registration. PLEASE SIGN UP EARLY TO MAKE SURE YOU GET INTO THE TOURNAMENT!!!!!!
  • Online registration will end at midnight on Wednesday, October 10thIf you want to sign up after 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 10th you MUST e-mail us at hang10volleyball@gmail.com or message us on our Hang 10 Volleyball page, and we will let you know if we have room. Any late registrations will be subject to space in a particular division and teams may be required to play in a division other than the one requested as determined in our sole discretion. In other words, sign up early if you want to be guaranteed a spot.  
  • Entry fees per person for this tournament will be $30 per person for AA and A and $40 per person for Open. $5 of the entry fee (other than Hang 10 staff) will go towards a drawing in each division of a player that wears a costume and plays in it at least the first match of the day (both sets). If a player plays in their costume for at least the first match of the day (both sets), then that player will be eligible to be in the drawing for a cash prize equal to total amount of the $5 additional entry fee collected in that division (which excludes Hang 10 staff). Hang 10 staff will make determinations on what constitutes a costume and those decisions are final, but the drawing itself will be random. For example, if there are 10 non-staff teams in a division, that division will have a drawing for a cash prize of $100 (20 players x $5 per player) in which all players that wear a costume for at least the first match of the day will be eligible for. PLEASE BE APPROPRIATE WITH YOUR COSTUME CHOICES!!!!  Any derogatory or demeaning costumes will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave with no refund!!!
  • If you cannot make the tournament, please let us know as soon as possible.  It is really tough when we have to make a lot of adjustments last minute the morning of the tournament as we are trying to get started.  We spend a lot of time thinking through pools, formats, setting up, etc., so please be courteous of our time and effort.  If you do not let us know by 10:00 p.m. the night before the tournament (Friday, October 12th) that you will not be playing, you will be required to pay the entry fee for the tournament you missed, the entry fee for the division you want to sign up for and a $25 late cancellation fee before you will be permitted to play in any future tournament ($75 in A/AA and $95 in Open).  YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY THIS IN ADVANCE AND THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS.   
  • IF YOU ARE LATE (SEE BELOW) YOU WILL BE CHARGED $10.  Too many of you showed up late last year without letting us know. We have been very relaxed about this in years’ past, but this your only warning for the ENTIRE YEAR that you will be charged the extra amount if you are not checked in on time or let us know ahead of time.  Again, just be courteous.  
  • If a division only has one net, only first will be paid. 
  • To clarify our “sandbagging rule,” if you make playoffs as the third team off of your net or as a “wildcard” when we have utilized those formats, that DOES NOT count as “making playoffs” per the sandbagging rules.  In other words,for the sandbagging rule to reset you must make playoffs by being one of the top two teams off of your net.
  • You should anticipate that you will be at our tournament all day, from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. (think positively that you are going to win).  In general, pool play is usually finishes between 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and playoffs start shortly thereafter.  If we are taking wildcards to playoffs, please check in with the tournament director before leaving.  Many times, teams leave and they actually have made the playoffs.  You should check in with the tournament director and the tournament director only as he/she has the official call on playoff format.
  • Please pick up your own trash and recycling!  It is not our job to clean up after you. 

Open, AA and A divisions. There must be at least 4 teams for a division to run.The tournament directors may combine divisions as necessary (however, we will make every effort to split out divisions for playoffs if divisions are combined for numbers reasons). In addition, the tournament directors reserve the right to move any team to another division for purposes of promoting fair play and/or to make the tournament run more efficiently.


Entry Fee:

Open: $80 per team ($10 of this entry fee goes to the costume drawing outlined above). 

AA and A: $60 per team ($10 of this entry fee goes to the costume drawing outlined above). 


Open: Cash payouts with the total purse equal to AT LEAST the total registrations received for the Open division. For example, if 10 teams sign up, the total purse for Open will be AT LEAST $700. The more teams that sign up the greater the minimum purse will be.  If there is only 1 net in a division, only 1st will be paid out.  This has always been our policy. 

AA and A: Combination of cash payouts and/or prizes. Prizes are those that you actually want such as new Spalding balls, chairs, sports wagons, canopies, etc.


Online registration will be done through Volley America.


Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. the day of the tournament, with announcements/play starting at 9:00 a.m. SHARP. If you are not checked in by 8:45 a.m. there will be an additional fee of $10 per player not yet checked in, unless you have made prior arrangements with one of the tournament directors.  Checking in requires you to actually come to the registration tent, talk with us and pay. Showing up and socializing but not checking in will result in a late fee if you do not check in by 8:45 a.m.  We work really hard to make these tournaments as efficient as possible and we greatly appreciate your help in allowing us to do so!


Let Service Rule:

The LET SERVICE RULE will be implemented for the ENTIRE 2018 SEASON. As a reminder, this is in principle similar to tennis service: if the serve hits the net in any way and lands in bounds (i.e., in the court or on the line), the server will be permitted to re-serve. If on the second service the serve again hits the net in any way (even if the re-serve lands in bounds) or is served out, it is a fault and the receiving team is rewarded a point and the ball (i.e., a side out in rally scoring). Of course, if the serve hits the net and goes out of bounds that is a fault. 



Unfortunately, we can no longer allow dogs at our tournaments.  There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this.  You will be required to remove the dog, you will forfeit any games you miss and you will not receive a refund.  Please help us out and leave your dog at home.  We hate it as much as you do, but our hand has been forced on this policy. 



Please, please, please refrain from using profane language, and certainly do not scream it at the top of your lungs.  Gold Park is just that: a park.  There are always tons of children around and we do not want the police being called because someone cannot control his/her emotions at the tournament.  We have to apply for a special permit and go before the city council to get it approved. If the city is getting reports that our players are screaming obscenities and generally not setting a good example for the town’s youth, we will not be permitted moving forward. Please do not ruin it for everyone.


Which Division to Play In:

Open: This is for very experienced and elite players. You will often find former college volleyball players in Open. You can expect high velocity jump serves, hand setting and consistent blocking. Helmets are encouraged.


AA: This is for players that have very good knowledge and understanding of doubles volleyball. Players in AA are comfortable with doubles play and strategy. You can expect a very consistent level of play. This is the division that consistently hosts the most players in our tournaments.


A: This is for players who are newer to/still learning doubles volleyball but still have a good understanding of volleyball generally. Players in A are still learning doubles play and strategy, but exhibit good basic volleyball skills. 


If you have any questions, just message us on our page Hang 10 Volleyball ore-mail at hang10volleyball@gmail.com and we can help give you some guidance. Contacting us BEFORE registering goes a long ways.



Absolutely NO SANDBAGGING. You play at the highest division of either player. For example, a team consisting of an Open player and an A player will play Open.This will be strictly enforced and the tournament directors’ determination of the appropriate division of a player and/or team is final (we do our due diligence and track players results in our tournaments and other tournaments).If you want to request to move down to a lower division, message us on our page Hang 10 Volleyball or e-mail us BEFORE SIGNING UP at hang10volleyball@gmail.com and we will consider requests on a case-by-case basis. 


Division winners MUST play in the next highest division for subsequent tournaments. For example, a team winning AA must play in Open the subsequent tournaments. This applies to a player individually, so even if you play with a person other than the person you won that division with, you MUST play the next highest division. It is not fun for anyone for the same team to constantly win the same division all summer long. Get out there and challenge yourself!


If a division winning team or individual (a) goes win less or wins only 1 game in pool play in the next tournament after moving up a division or (b) such team or individual does not make it to playoffs for the next two tournaments, then that team or individual can request to play in the previous division. Decisions will be made by the tournament director on a case-by-case basis and MUST BE REQUESTED BEFORE SIGNING UP (very limited exceptions will be made for not following this protocol).


The sandbagging rule rolls over from year-to-year. Basically, the division you played in last year is the division you should be playing in this year (unless,of course, you want to play in a higher division). If you won a division in tournament last season and did not qualify to request a move down, you MUST move up to the next division or continue to play in the higher division, as applicable. If there is a reason that you believe you should move down a division, please message us and we will consider requests on a case-by-case basis. Remember, this rule applies on an individual basis. We tracked everyone’s record in pool play last year, so do us a favor and just sign up for the right division. 

Pool Play:

Teams must play all of their pool play games even if the outcome is not changed by playing the games.  In other words, teams are not permitted to forfeit in order to play less games and have more rest time than teams in other pools.  The only time a team is allowed to forfeit is due to legitimate injury (do not try to do a soccer flop and then suddenly be good to go for playoffs).  The result of not playing all of your pool play games or faking an injury is that your team will forfeit playoffs and the next best team from your net will go to playoffs instead.  


Volley America Membership:

Everyone must be a Volley America member. There are no exceptions.Membership is $15. Almost all the local tournaments are using Volley America this year. You can sign up for your membership here: GET YOUR VOLLEY AMERICA MEMBERSHIP. You can sign up for a membership at the tournament site, but it will cost $20,and we will make your login password incredibly long (like 50+ characters long). It is a pain for us to do it, so save yourself some money and us sometime.


Volley America heard us and they have changed their membership from being through the end of the calendar year you signed up to being 365 days from the day you RENEW/SIGNUP for a membership. For example, if you signup/renew your VA membership March 30, 2018 it will be valid until March 30,2019!

We have 12 Park & Sun Sports nets and 12 sets of 2 inch Volleyball USA court lines. Every court will also have antennas. We purchased 12 sets of full velcro antennas from our newest partner Volleyball USA. These antennas are the best in the business, and we will have them on every single court. Each court will also have a new Spalding ball assigned to it. Please do not take our court balls home with you! 


Certain courts will also have ball stops. Please do not run into or otherwise knockdown our ball stops. They are working hard for you!

Need a Partner:

Message us on our page Hang 10 Volleyball or send us an e-mail at hang10volleyball@gmail.com and we will do our best to find someone for you to play with! 

Sponsors and Partners:

We wish to thank our title sponsor Mystery Brewing Company and their Mystery Brewing Public Houseand our newest sponsor Archer GraphicsIn addition, we want to thank our partners: Park & Sun Sports, Unsinkable Sunglasses,Volleyball USA and Volley America.

Reverse Coed 2s Rules:

-Women’s height net

-Girls hit front row 

-Guys hit behind the 10 foot line

-If a guy hits in front of the 10 foot line, a portion of the ball must be below the plane of the net when he makes contact

-Guys are not allowed to block

-Let Service Rule

-Block counts as a touch

-There is NO courtesy rule (seriously, just stop it)

-Other USAV standard outdoor rules

-Absolutely no “local rules” such as 2.78912 rotations of a handset is always a double


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