It is almost here, our first BIG tournament of the season. The Capitol Hill Classic is this Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Washington Convention Center.
Here are some important things that you need to know about the CHC:
- Wristbands are required for admission to the play areas for all players, parents, and spectators. Wristbands for players will be distributed upon arrival on Saturday. Be sure to meet your team at the designated time and location to receive your wristband.
- Parents and spectators can save money by purchasing wristbands in advance online at http://www.
capitolhillvolleyball.com/ admissions .
- Be sure to bring and wear the wristband every day. Lost or forgotten wristbands will not be replaced by the tournament or by the team.
Please remind your players that this tournament is in a very large building in the middle of a city. We have two simple rules that the players should follow at all times:
- Players should always travel in groups of two or more.
- Players should never leave the building without their parent or responsible adult.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
The Washington Convention Center and the Capitol Hill Classic rules say that you may not bring:
- Personal Seats and chairs
- Personal transportation devices (i.e. hoverboards skateboards, etc.)
- Oversized bags or luggage
- Outside food
- Weapons of any type
- All tobacco products
- Alcoholic beverages
- Loud noise makers
- Other items as determined by the staff
WHAT TO BRING
There are lots of food stands and other vendors selling all kinds of shirts and volleyball related items. There are also food vendors throughout the building.
You should be sure to bring:
- Money for shopping and food.
- Water bottle.
- Small snacks that fit the backpack.
- All uniforms.
- Whistle for down refs.
Outside food is not permitted and there is no time to leave the building for a meal, so buying food is a necessity. Around meal times, the lines for food can be very long, so some recommendations are:
- Scout out the food stands early so you know what is available and what you want to get in advance.
- Have a parent go buy food BEFORE the players rest break begins. A rest break may seem like a long time, but it is not enough time to look around, wait in line, buy food, eat, and be ready to play the next match.