January 14-16, 2023

New Orleans Blastoff

NEW IN 2023: The Blastoff is now a 3-day tournament!

Book Your Blastoff Hotel

We are not a stay-to-play tournament, but please reserve your rooms at one of our Preferred Properties. Reservations open 8/22/2022. 

When

January 14-16, 2023
Martin Luther King Day Weekend

Where

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130

Registration

Open 8/22/2022 - 1/01/2023
Registration begins August 22, 2022.

The last day to drop out of the tournament without a $100 penalty is Friday, December 9, 2022. After January 1, 2023, there are no refunds.

Entry Fee

Pay online this year!
$560 by 12-01-2022
$610 after 12-01-2022

Girls Age Groups

11s have been added for 2023!
10s, 11s, 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s, 18s

Boys Age Groups

There is no boys-specific division in the Blastoff. The Bayou Region allows boys to play with and against girls teams in 10s, 11s, 12s, 13s, and 14s.

Age Waivers

The Bayou Region does not grant waivers, nor are waivers from other regions accepted.

Rosters

Not required for registration, but must be presented at the tournament.
Teams can only compete if they have a completed AES Blastoff roster printed out to present to the officials at each match. There are NO exceptions. There is no pre-tournament check-in or meeting. Club directors and coaches are responsible for this. We will not be able to assist with this on site, so please get your rosters completed and have printed copies with you for each match.

Schedule

The schedule will be posted at Advanced Event Systems: advanceeventsystems.com

As always, everything is subject to change right up to the last minute.

T-Shirts

Official Tournament T-shirts by Fine Designs
In addition, every player, coach and team rep gets a free T-shirt from the Louisiana Governor’s Games.

Trophies and Medals

Our trophies rock!
Age-group champions and runners up should report to the awards/photo area immediately after their respective title matches.

Safe Sport

SAFE SPORT: Every player or coach who is 18 or will turn 18 during this club season must have taken the Safe Sport Training. There are no exceptions, so if you have an athlete who is 18, please go to: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/about-us/safesport/safesport-training

Admission

Ages 9 and up.
ADMISSION IS BY CREDIT CARD ONLY, NO ADVANCE SALES. $12 per person, free for 8-and-under. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted.

Parking

The best rates are in the MNOCC lots across from Hall H between Calliope and Henderson.

Chairs

CHAIRS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE CONVENTION CENTER.

Not Allowed

Please leave these items at home.
Not allowed: Outside food, coolers, tables, chairs or audio speakers. That includes phones on speaker, bluetooth speakers and portable speakers.

Lost and Found

We will do our best to keep what pops up at the championship desk.

BallerTV

Don't miss a match!
Every match on every court will be streamed live at BallerTV.com.

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Blastoff Hotels & Gym

900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130

300 Canal St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
800-603-0917

300 Julia Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
800-603-0917

2 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70130
800-603-0917