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Championship Information

Girls Volleyball


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

Coronado High School (CHS)
7501 E. Virginia Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Marcos de Niza High School (MDN)
6000 S. Lakeshore Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283

Mesquite High School (MHS)
500 S. McQueen Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85233

McClintock High School (MCC)
1830 E. Del Rio Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85282

Admission Fees

State Tournament All Rounds:
$10.00 Adults
$5.00 Students with High School ID, Active Military and Senior Citizens (62 and over)
Children five and under admitted free

Ticket sales for all AIA state championship events will be conducted digitally. Spectators can only attend events in the postseason by ordering their tickets online through the association's official partner GoFan. Click here to access GoFan's site and from there you will be able to select your championship event. Volleyball tickets will first be distributed to the participating schools and all remaining tickets from that allotment will be made available to the public the day of the match.

AZPreps365.com/NFHSNetwork.com Webcasting

Please note that live streaming rights of all postseason events are held by NFHSNetwork.com. Events broadcasted by AZPreps365.com and/or the NFHS Network are exclusive to those entities for postseason competition. If AZPreps365.com or the NFHS Network are not broadcasting, a school or third party may broadcast using the following two options:

NFHS Network School Broadcast Program broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a postseason event and has an NFHS Network School Broadcast Program account, it can stream through the NFHS Network.

Any other means: Outside entities may be able to broadcast an NFHS Network "declined event." Permission must be granted through the AIA by completing a Media Rights Agreement and agreeing to possible rights fees. click here for agreement

2020-21 State Tournament Schedule

6A:
First Round: Sat., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 21, 7 p.m., MHS

5A:
First Round: Sat., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 21, 3 p.m., MHS

4A:
First Round: Sat., Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 21, 11 a.m., MHS

3A:
First Round: Sat., Nov. 14, MDN [See Bracket]
Quarterfinals: Sat., Nov. 14, MDN [See Bracket]
Semifinals: Sat., Nov. 21, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., MDN
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 21, 4 p.m., MDN

2A:
First Round: Sat., Nov. 14, MCC [See Bracket]
Quarterfinals: Sat., Nov. 14, MCC [See Bracket]
Semifinals: Sat., Nov. 21, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., MCC
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 21, 3 p.m., MCC

1A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 13, CHS [See Bracket]
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 13, CHS [See Bracket]
Semifinals: Sat., Nov. 14, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., CHS
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 14, 3 p.m., CHS

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

Conference Play-In Tournament

6A: Tue., Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m., High Seed

5A: Tue., Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m., High Seed

4A: Tue., Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m., High Seed

3A: Tue., Nov. 10, 6 p.m., High Seed

2A: Tue., Nov. 10, 6 p.m., High Seed

Note: Neutral site matches are subject to relocation. Factors include, but are not limited to: location of high seed, contractual obligations, broadcast commitments, seating capacity and travel considerations of participating schools.

State Tournament Qualifying

6A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of nine (9) matches.  Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8 will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 6A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winner

5A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 10 matches. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8 will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 5A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

4A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of nine (9) matches. Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. In addition, any region champion in the play-in tournament will be reseeded to be at minimum a No. 16 seed and guaranteed a home match. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 4A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

3A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 10 matches. Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to the overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 3A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

2A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of eight (8) matches. Based on region standings the top two teams in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 2A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

1A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 10 matches. Based on region standings, the top four teams in each region will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament.  The state tournament bracket will be seeded by the 1A Conference. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 1A: 16 automatic bids based on region standings