Entries will continue to be accepted until July 2. No on-site registrations will be accepted.

Sport Info


Saturday, June 12, 2021
15U, 16U

Sunday, June 13, 2021
17U, 18U

Saturday, July 17, 2021
11U, 12U

Sunday, July 18, 2021
13U, 14U

Sunday, July 25, 2021
Women's Open

If not enough teams enter to complete pool play, SMSG reserves the right to combine age divisions.


Matches may be played at the following locations in Columbia, MO.

  • Columbia Sports Fieldhouse


Youth - $200 per team
Adult Women / Coed - $175 per team


Last possible day to register for 15U-18U:  June 1

Last possible day to register for 11U-14U:  July 7
Last possible day to register for Adult Coed, Women's open:  July 13


All teams must check-in at their competition site at least 30 minutes prior to start of first match.


For more information, contact the Show-Me State Games at 573-882-2101.


Register Online: Show-Me State Games Online Registration - Volleyball


Register by Mail:  To enter by mail, please complete a Show-Me State Games entry form and mail it along with payment to:

Show-Me State Games
1400 Rock Quarry Rd, Entrance 5
Columbia, MO 65211


Age Determination (2021)

18U - September 2002 to August 2003
17U - September 2003 to August 2004
16U - September 2004 to August 2005
15U - September 2005 to August 2006
14U - September 2006 to August 2007
13U - September 2007 to August 2008
12U - September 2008 to August 2009
11U - September 2009 to August 2010

**Players may play in multiple age groups as long as competition is not on the same day.

General Rules

  • Warm-Ups – shared 4 minutes + 1 minute for serving (if desired).  Keep matches moving on time or early.
  • The tournament will have round robin pools to seed a single elimination tournament.
  • All teams will be guaranteed a minimum of (4) matches.
  • All teams will have officiating duties for other matches. Failure to officiate will result in forfeiture of the first set of the team's next match. When officiating, each team is required to provide two linesperson, one scorekeeper and one umpire.
  • Roster is limited to 12 players.
  • Format: USAV rules will be used for all divisions, including coed.
    • Pool Play:  2 sets. All sets to 25 - win by 2 (start at 4-4).
    • Bracket Play:  Best 2 of 3 sets.  Sets 1 & 2 to 25 – win by 2 (start at 4-4). Set 3 to 15 – win by 2 (start at 0-0, switch sides at 8)
    • Tie Breakers:  If teams are tied on total sets, then in all sets between the teams:
      • Head to Head sets
      • Head to Head total points
      • Overall total points
      • Coin flip
  • In coed play, we will use a 4-2 format.  Two females must be on the court at all times.
  • Uniforms are suggested but not mandatory.
  • Each team must provide their own practice/warm-up equipment including balls.
  • Work Teams - Teams must provide 2 Line Judges, an R2, and a scorer (simple tally sheet) for every assigned match.  Parents and Coaches may act as members of the work team if the team wishes.
  • Rules of Play - All USAV rules apply unless changed below.  Please use the honor system to maintain compliance with these rules.
  • 11U and 12U will use the VolleyLite ball and will not be allowed to step into the court during service attempts.
  • May use 2 Liberos (can change either per set).  Request that Liberos be in contrasting jersey.
  • Either or both Liberos may serve in one rotational position.
  • Substitutions:
    • May substitute directly (USAV rules)
    • May not use both methods in the same set
  • We recommend that each player have proof of age/grade on hand during the tournament. Players must be able to show proof of age or residence if asked by Games officials.

Freshmen, JV and Varsity

  • All MSHSAA rules will apply.

Event Codes

Event Code Event Name
VB00211U Volleyball
VB00412U Volleyball
VB00613U Volleyball
VB00814U Volleyball
VB01015U Volleyball
VB01216U Volleyball
VB01417U Volleyball
VB01618U Volleyball
VB018Women's Open
VB019Adult Coed Open