Approximately 100 teams from across the region will be in Mobile for the 2017 Gulf Coast Regional Championships held at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center. The three-day regional volleyball tournament will start off with the Gulf Coast Collegiate Recruiting Showcase on Friday, April 7, 2017, followed by pool play on Saturday, April 8th, and close with tournament play on Sunday, April 9th.
Friday night will also feature some fun for the little kids in what Gulf Coast Volleyball is calling "Grassroots" players! The Grassroots Division gives young girls the opportunity to learn and play the sport from ages 5 to 12!
As for the upper levels, these teams will be contending for bids to the 2017 USA Volleyball National Championship held in July. The 2017 Gulf Coast Regional Championship will consist of teams from ages 12 & Under through 18 & Under.
About USA Volleyball - Gulf Coast Region: The Gulf Coast Region home office is housed in Orange Beach, AL and their region covers the northern Gulf Coast from Tallahassee, FL to the Louisiana/Mississippi state line up to Hattiesburg and east to Dothan, AL. The Gulf Coast Region is proud to again host the NCAA Collegiate National Beach Championships the first weekend of May in Gulf Shores.
About The Mobile Sports Authority: The Mobile Sports Authority (MSA) is a non-profit sports commission formed in 2008 by the Mobile County Commission. The main mission is to create a positive economic and public relations impact for Mobile County, the City of Mobile, and the region through attracting, hosting, managing and supporting sporting events. MSA is the main point of contact for sports and sports-related activities for the Mobile County area. For more information on MSA, please visit www.mobilesportsauthority.com.