2021 Smack SpikeFest

This page contains relevant referee information for the 2021 Smack SpikeFest. We work very hard to include all important information here as it becomes available.

Here’s how you can do your part… If you are officiating at this tournament, read this carefully. If there is something you think is missing, read it again. Be certain you’ve looked at all the applicable links and downloads. If after you’ve done that, something is missing, by all means, drop a line. We’re FAR from perfect and we want to be sure everyone has a hotel room for the weekend and knows where to go and when to be there. But the first thing we do when we get a question is to wonder if we messed (usually at a time when time is of the essence).

Thanks very much….

Please direct questions to Steve Webster, steve@srwebster.com (but please read below before writing).

Updated Jun 9, 2021

Housing grid is live at https://www.dropbox.com/s/dn96yzuvrcxli1u/2021_Spikefest_Referee_Housing.pdf?dl=0.

Half of the gym starts at 745, with national anthem at 730. So, we’ll do a meeting at 7a, please. All hands on deck. If you don’t start at 745, you can roll in right at 7 and then get do a relaxed preparation.

We will see about timing for meeting on Sunday (hint… the fewer issues we have on Saturday, the later I’ll want you in the gym on Sunday). 

Updated Jun 7, 2021

All referees have been accepted or wait listed.

  • Referee notes for the tournament can be found at:https://www.dropbox.com/s/hfebgr47gk1wg7f/SpikeFest_2021_Referee_Notes.pdf?dl=0. Please read this document carefully and print it out and/or have a copy handy for reference. 
  • Pre-tournament meeting will be Saturday morning. Tentatively plan on 7a, depending on start time and COVID protocols that will be in place. We will set time for Sunday meeting at some point on Saturday..
  • Housing information will be posted as soon as it is available.
  • Referee schedule will be posted when available (likely Friday).

Updated April 2, 2021

General tournament info starts at https://jvctournaments.com/SpikeFest


Dates: June 12-13, 2021
Mass Mutual Center, 1277 Main St, Springfield, MA 01103
12 Courts TBD
Girls: 13s-18s

Play begins Saturday, June 12 @ 8a
There will be no pre-tournament meeting on Friday night, but there will be meetings Saturday and Sunday prior to play, depending on when referees start.

Register at SportWrench.com. Note: To register, you must be fully eligible to referee in SportsEngine.

Please be sure to complete information about travel plans and housing needs (we can’t help you unless you tell us your plans).

Current SafeSport and USAV background check are both required.


All matches (2 out of 3)

     Provisional: $28/match
     Regional: $32/match
     Jr National/National: $36/match

There is no travel reimbursement available for this event.


TBD. We are working to determine how to best handle meals. Stay tuned.


Provided, double occupancy. Tournament will house referees on Friday and Saturday nights.

Before you ask… regretfully, there will be no singles available, regardless of the referee’s willingness to pay half of the room cost. This is just the reality of the 2021 tournament.

Parking at the event is NOT reimbursed.