Championship Information

Girls Volleyball


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum (VMC)
1826 W. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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

Mountain Ridge High School (MRHS)
22800 N. 67th Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85310

Admission Fees

State Tournament (state championship games only):
$15.00 Adults
$7.50 Students with High School ID
Children five and under admitted free

State Tournament (all rounds prior to state championship):
$10.00 Adults
$5.00 Students with High School ID
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.

AZPreps365.com/NFHSNetwork.com Webcasting

All available volleyball matches on NFHS Network

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

2022-23 State Tournament Schedule

6A:
First Round: Thu., Nov. 3, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., Nov. 8, 6 p.m. High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., Nov. 10, 6 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 12, time TBD, VMC

5A:
First Round: Thu., Nov. 3, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., Nov. 8, 6 p.m. High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., Nov. 10, 6 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 12, time TBD, VMC

4A:
First Round: Thu., Nov. 3, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., Nov. 8, 6 p.m. High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., Nov. 10, 6 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 12, time TBD, VMC

3A:
First Round: Sat., Nov. 5, time and location TBD
Quarterfinals: Sat., Nov. 5, time and location TBD
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 11, time and location TBD
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 12, time TBD, VMC

2A:
First Round: Sat., Nov. 5, [check bracket], MRHS
Quarterfinals: Sat., Nov. 5, [check bracket], MRHS
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 11, time TBD, MRHS
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 12, time TBD, VMC

1A:
First Round: Tue., Nov. 1, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 4, [check bracket], CHS
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 4, time TBD, CHS
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 5, time TBD, CHS

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

Conference Play-In Tournament

6A: Tue., Nov. 1, 6 p.m., High Seed
5A: Tue., Nov. 1, 6 p.m., High Seed
4A: Tue., Nov. 1, 6 p.m., High Seed
3A: Tue., Nov. 1, 6 p.m., High Seed
2A: Tue., Nov. 1, 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, 5A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 12 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, 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 played a minimum of 12 matches. Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to host a match in 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.

  • 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 played a minimum of 12 matches. Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament, except for the North Region. The top team in the North Region tournament will earn the region’s top bid to the conference play-in tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24 based on the AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps. 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 based on the AIA rankings. 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 12 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, except for the Valley Region. The two teams in the Valley Region tournament final will earn the region's two bids to at least the 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 played a minimum of 12 matches. Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The four (4) Super Regional champions will also earn an automatic bid, if different than the region champion. Remaining teams will be added to the state tournament bracket based on AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps. 1A Conference leadership reserves the right to evaluate state tournament participants and bracket seeding based on cancellations, head-to-head and common opponents, and may adjust seeding accordingly. The 16 teams will be seeded according to AIA rankings and leadership input. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 1A: 8-12 automatic bids and 4-8 at-large qualifiers based on ranking