Kraken VC will take a hybrid team to the Volleyball Festival in Phoenix, AZ, to further expose our recruiting age athletes to college opportunities. The Volleyball Festival has a long standing tradition of being a college coach recruiting destination. This year's team will play in the U18/U17 division. All Kraken athletes must be be in Chicago by Thursday evening. The last scheduled matches on Sunday begin by 3:00PM, which means we will travel back to Seattle on Sunday evening.
Kraken VC Teams Attending:
Wednesday, June 28 - Arrival
Monday, July 3 - Return
June 29 - July 2
$500 (Offset by family volunteering at the Pride Quads tournament on June 24)
Athlete Air Travel Arrangements:
Parents are responsible for booking and the cost of air travel for their athletes. We know that families may take advantage of frequent flyer miles and this allows the most flexibility. Athletes must be in Phoenix and checked into their assigned team room by 10:00PM on Wedneday June 28. Return flights should be purchased for Monday morning June 3rd. Once you have booked your athlete's airfare, please make sure to complete the Athlete Airfare Log at the below link.
Athletes Traveling Without a Parent / Guardian:
For those athletes traveling without a parent / guardian for the tournament, the coaching staff and chaperones will be present to pick them up at the airport and supervise them for the weekend. Athletes traveling without a parent should fly on the same outbound flights as coaches / chaperones, and the same return flight as the chaperones. Please see below for staff flight information. Coaching staff will shuttle unaccompanied athletes to the airport for return flights on Monday.
Brandon Berg / Jared Walters / Nesa Lemalu / CeCe Bui | Outbound Itinerary
Alaska Airlines 636 (Depart Seattle: Wednesday, June 28 6:05AM | Arrive Phoenix: 8:49AM)
Alaska Airlines Flight 643 (Depart Phoenix: Monday, July 3 7:26PM | Arrive Seattle: 10:26PM)
Nesa Lemalu / Cece Bui | Return Itinerary
Frontier Airlines 1889 (Depart Phoenix: Monday, July 3 6:00AM | Arrive Seattle: 9:06AM)
2620 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Kraken athletes will stay in team rooms at the Sheraton Crescent hotel with supervison by a Kraken Chaperone.
Parent Accommodations & Booking Process:
Parents are free to book to their own hotel accommodations for the tournament. The team is staying relatively close to the competition facility which is the Phoenix Convention Center.
Volleyball Festival Tournament Website:
The complete details on the tournament can be found on the Volleyball Festival Website - Click Here!