Shamrock Festival Volleyball Tournament

March 12-13, 2016

February 1, 2016 –

We will again be hosting an Instructional Kids’ Clinic on the Friday evening before Shamrock this year. It is open to kids age 6-12 and will take place on up to 4 courts with participants split up as needed by ability. Cost is $25 for the 90-minute clinic and you can reserve a spot by registering online using this link.

January 31, 2016 –

The accepted Team List has been updated. As of today, we have 2 spots remaining for 17’s or 18’s teams. Showcase is starting to fill up as well but we currently still have spots left for all positions. Showcase is open to all 9-12 graders and participants are accepted upon receipt of payment. The list of accepted Showcase participants is updated daily and can be viewed on the Showcase page.

January 9, 2016 –

The accepted team list has been updated. Only 3 spots remain in the 18’s division as of today. Also, the list of accepted Showcase participants is now posted on the Showcase page and will be updated daily going forward. Players are accepted in order of receipt of their confirmation and payment after they register online.

December 19, 2015 –

Registration for the Shamrock Showcase is now live. Go to the Showcase page for more information.

December 14, 2015 –

Team List has been updated. We still have room for a few more 17’s and 18’s teams. In addition, online registration for the Shamrock Recruiting Showcase will open this weekend.

December 8, 2015 -

Updated team list is now available. The 14’s and 16’s divisions are full but we still have available spots in the 18’s division for interested 17’s and 18’s teams. This Team List will be updated each weekend and AES is updated daily if you need updates on your team status. Registration for the Recruiting Showcase will open later this month as well.

November 24, 2015 -

Tournament Registration opens in AES at midnight tonight (12:01am on 11/25) and teams are accepted upon receipt of a signed Entry Form and payment by check ($525/team) regardless of when they register in AES. All that matters is when we receive your complete package (signed form and payment). The HOUSING REQUEST FORM is also now available online for teams/clubs to download and submit. All the needed instructions are included as part of the form. Please note that this is not a Stay and Play event but we do assist teams by reserving the best available rooms to prevent non-accepted teams from reserving large room blocks. Teams will be contacted about housing AFTER they are accepted to the 2016 Shamrock Festival in the order that we receive your Housing Request Forms. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and we look forward to seeing you in March.

November 18, 2015 -

Tournament Registration opens in AES in one week on Wednesday 11/25. Teams are accepted upon receipt of signed entry form and payment by check of $525/team until field is full. All teams are guaranteed 7-10 matches over tournament weekend.

July 20, 2015 –

The 2016 Shamrock Festival will be held the weekend of March 12-13, 2016 in Roanoke, VA. There are no planned changes to tournament format, tournament playing locations, or entry fees. Registration will open in AES in November.

Welcome to the official website of the annual Shamrock Festival volleyball tournament. Here you will find all of the information you need to ensure that your team and its fans enjoy our tournament. As always, the tournament will be held in the Roanoke Valley for teams in the 14, 16, and 18 & under age divisions with teams in the 13, 15, and 17 & under age divisions all encouraged to play-up in the higher age groups. The 2015 Shamrock Festival saw 244 teams competing from VA, NC, PA, MD, DE, TN, SC, & WV and included teams from 7 different USAV regions. Historically, Shamrock has attracted teams from as far north as NY & NJ and as far south as GA & FL. In addition, we attract dozens of college coaches from all over the East Coast each year click HERE for a list of schools who recruited at Shamrock in 2015. We also typically enjoy some very nice post-tournament coverage on

The Shamrock Festival is one of the largest nationally-sanctioned USAV tournament and one of the premier volleyball events for juniors on the East Coast. Follow all of the tournament action on this website with live scoring updates every hour throughout the tournament. Registration typically opens around 12/1 and is handled through AES. Teams will be accepted based on the date of registration and receipt of payment. You are strongly encouraged to register and mail your payment early as the tournament typically fills up in a matter of days. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.