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Natalie Jones Tournament, February 2021

NATALIE JONES #2

To register please contact Jenny Lingenfelter at jenny@ozarkjuniors.com

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2021 Natalie Jones Memorial Tournament!

Date: February 20, February 21, and February 27, 2021
One Day Event
Age: 10U-13U Saturday, February 20, 2021
14U-15U Sunday, February 21, 2021
16U-18U Saturday, February 27, 2021
Cost: $275 per team
Location: See Below

NATALIE'S STORY

Natalie was the youngest of  three children and was first diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) at age 8. She got into remission quickly and progressed through the maintenance therapy without incident. At this point, her mom thought it was all in the past. After 16 months of being off chemo, she relapsed (age 12) with the same leukemia. Harder therapy followed and she resumed a long 2-1/2 years of continuing chemo. Only 6 months shy of finishing that protocol, she relapsed AGAIN (age 14) and then the only direction we could go was a bone marrow transplant. Olivia, her oldest sister, was a perfect match for her. It takes about three months to treat and prepare a patient for a transplant, so that summer was brutal with chemo. The transplant took place in October 2005. She engrafted quickly and all looked fantastic. But at day 100, tests showed that the leukemia was back. That was a very low day in our home...she opted for no more chemo and we prayed for a miracle. What happened was she got her miracle by being with her Savior - Natalie died June 14, 2006 at age 15.
Natalie loved volleyball and played for Ozark for several seasons.  She wore #2, loved butterflies and tulips, the color purple and God.  You will see many of those things incorporated into our tournament t-shirts and awards.  Possibly the best way to remember and honor Natalie is to play the game she loved, so we play for her.

INFORMATION

Coaches Meeting:
There will be no coaches meeting. Coaches are responsible for reading and understanding the rules and regulations. Please be aware that changes to the schedule may occur a day prior to the event. It is the coaches responsibility to check and make sure that they know the most updated schedule.

Facility Rules:
Admissions:
One day event $10 for the day 
 Kids 6 and Under: FREE
- No outside food or drinks allowed at any of the facilities.  Concessions available. 
- No coolers allowed
- Outside chairs are permitted in seating area
- Spectators must remain in seating area only

Parking:
In case of additional parking needed at the AAO facility, you may park at the Washington County Fairgrounds additional parking space located on the south side of AAO. There is a walkway connecting the Parking space with the AAO facility. Please NO PARKING at the Apartment Building Complex. You will be towed if you do park there.
To get to the Fairgrounds Parking space you will have to pass the AAO entrance and take a right hand turn after the facility. You will see an open field to your left.

Locations:
Arkansas Athletes Outreach South (AAOS)
  1515 Burr Oak Street
  Fayetteville, AR 72703
Arkansas Athletes Outreach North  (AAON)
  4667 S. Dixieland Road
  Rogers, AR 72758
Springdale Park and Recreation Facility (SRC)
1906 Cambridge Street 
Springdale, AR 72762

Check-In:
Team check-in will be located by the admissions table at each location. Please bring your final rosters unless you have submitted it prior to the event. Changes to rosters after the start of the first set will not be allowed.

Format:
(Depending upon number of entries/age divisions)
2 Day Event 
- Pool play on Saturday (3 Matches guaranteed or 6 sets total)
- Playoffs on Sunday (2 Matches guaranteed)
1 Day Event 
- Pool play and playoffs are in one day ( 4 Matches guaranteed or 8 sets total)

- 5 Team Pools 2 Sets to 25 starting at 4-4 NO CAP
- 4 Team Pools Best 2 out of 3 sets to 25 - NO CAP, 3rd set to 15 - NO CAP
- 3 Team Pools 3 Sets to 25 - NO CAP
- Morning Pools begin at 8 am
- Afternoon Pools begin at 2 pm, 2:30 pm, or 3 pm
- Warm-up: 2 (shared) - 4 - 4 minutes each team including serving.

Officiating:
- 1st Officials provided
- Teams are required to have an officiating crew consisting of 2 line judges, 1 scorekeeper, 1 libero tracker, 1 down official
- Be aware that on Sunday WINNERS MAY HAVE TO OFFICIATE. During Sunday pool play, losers of each match ref the next match on their court unless no match is schedule at that time.
Officiating Penalties: Failure to provide officiating crew for your assignment could results in the forfeit of the 1st set of your next match. A coach must be present at the court site during officiating assignments. For every minute the officiating crew is late or incomplete, one point will be given to their opponent (up to 25-0 forfeit). The clock starts at match time.

Protests:
The captain must immediately submit any protest. Only application of the rules can be filed under protest. The official will report this action to the Site Manager. A call will be made to the Protest Committee for a prompt ruling

Awards:
1st and 2nd place individual awards in every division

 For more information you can contact Jenny Lingenfelter at
jenny@ozarkjuniors.com / (479) 200-4422

LOCATIONS - SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED BY 5PM TUESDAY THE WEEK OF THE TOURNAMENT

AGE DATE START TIME SATURDAY FACILITY LOCATION
10's-11's February 20, 2021 TBA = ALL DAY Arkansas Athletes Outreach North (AAON) 4667 S. Dixieland Rd., Suite 100, Rogers, AR 72758
12's February 20, 2021 TBA = ALL DAY Springdale Rec Center (SRC) 1906 Cambridge St, Springdale, AR 72764
13's February 20, 2021 TBA = ALL DAY Arkansas Athletes Outreach South (AAOS) 1515 Burr Oak Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72704
14's CLUB DIVISION February 21, 2021 TBA = ALL DAY Springdale Rec Center (SRC) 1906 Cambridge St, Springdale, AR 72764
14's OPEN DIVISION February 21, 2021 TBA = ALL DAY Arkansas Athletes Outreach North (AAON) 4667 S. Dixieland Rd., Suite 100, Rogers, AR 72758
15's CLUB DIVISION February 21, 2021 TBA = ALL DAY Arkansas Athletes Outreach South (AAOS) 1515 Burr Oak Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72704
15's OPEN DIVISION February 21, 2021 TBA = ALL DAY Arkansas Athletes Outreach North (AAON) 4667 S. Dixieland Rd., Suite 100, Rogers, AR 72758
16's February 27, 2021 TBA = ALL DAY Springdale Rec Center (SRC) 1906 Cambridge St, Springdale, AR 72764
17's February 27, 2021 TBA = ALL DAY Arkansas Athletes Outreach South (AAOS) 1515 Burr Oak Dr, Fayetteville, AR 72704
18's February 27, 2021 TBA = ALL DAY Arkansas Athletes Outreach North (AAON) 4667 S. Dixieland Rd., Suite 100, Rogers, AR 72758

HOTELS

Ozark Juniors is excited to announce that we have partnered with CSTT for the 2020-2021 season.  Team hotels for the Natalie Jones Memorial can be booked through CSTT (see below).  Utilizing their online system makes booking your rooms easier than ever before, while guaranteeing the lowest possible rates for your team.