Volleyball Team To Host Grass Volleyball Tourney

Posted on May 2nd, 2011 by

The Gustavus volleyball team will host the First Annual Grass Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, June 11 on the Gustavus Intramural Fields.  Funds raised from the tournament will be used to support the volleyball program.

There will be regular pool play and an upper and lower division for playoffs following pool play.  Registration is $80 per team if turned in before June 9 ($100 the day of the tournament). Prizes for 1st – 3rd place in both the upper and lower division are as follows: 1st place will be reinstated 100% of their registration fee including prizes for each player, 2nd place will be reinstated 100% of their registration fee, and 3rd place will receive a prize for each player.

The format for play will be 18+ adult coed teams of four with a minimum of two women on court. Pool play will be followed by playoffs.  The tournament will begin with a captain’s meeting promptly at 8:30 am.

“We are very excited to host our first annual Grass Tournament at Gustavus on June 11th. As the new Head Volleyball Coach at Gustavus I believe it is important to create opportunities for community members (adults, teens, and children) to participate in volleyball clinics, camps, and events,” stated Coach Rachelle Dosch.  “Our volleyball program looks forward to uniting with people in the community who share our excitement and passion for volleyball.”

Coach Dosch added, “We feel that this tournament will provide us with much more than a team fundraiser to help us fund our season (travel, equipment, etc.). This is a great way to build relationships between Gustavus Volleyball and the surrounding community members and provide an opportunity for everyone to learn, grow, and have fun playing volleyball together!!”

The Gustavus intramural fields are located on the far west side of the Gustavus campus next to the Swanson Indoor Tennis Center.

Primary contact for the tournament is Nate Otto, assistant volleyball coach.  His phone number is 507-351-1797 or his email address is grassvb@gmail.com.

Interested parties can download the registration form below.

Tournament Registration Form



  1. Bob Bobson says:

    That sounds fun but it’s kinda pricey. Will you get enough teams for three divisions?

  2. Rachelle Dosch says:

    With four people, the price averages about $30 per person (average when compared to other grass tournaments). We have many people who are interested and hope to have a great turnout for our first annual Grass Volleyball Tourney at Gustavus : )