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Championship Information

Girls Volleyball


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

Arizona Veteran's Memorial Coliseum (VMC)
1826 W. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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

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

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

Skyline High School (SHS)
845 S. Crismon Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85208

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.

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

2021-22 State Tournament Schedule

6A:
First Round: Thu., Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 13, 7 p.m., VMC

5A:
First Round: Thu., Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 13, 5 p.m., VMC

4A:
First Round: Thu., Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 13, 3 p.m., VMC

3A:
First Round: Sat., Nov. 6, MDN [check bracket]
Quarterfinals: Sat., Nov. 6, MDN [check bracket]
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 12, 5 and 7 p.m., SHS
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 13, 1 p.m., VMC

2A:
First Round: Sat., Nov. 6, MRHS [check bracket]
Quarterfinals: Sat., Nov. 6, MRHS [check bracket]
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 12, 5 and 7 p.m., MRHS
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 13, 11 a.m., VMC

1A:
First Round: Fri., Nov. 5, CHS [check bracket]
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 5, CHS [check bracket]
Semifinals: Sat., Nov. 6, 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., CHS
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 6, 3 p.m., CHS

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

Conference Play-In Tournament

6A: Tue., Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m., High Seed

5A: Tue., Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m., High Seed

4A: Tue., Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m., High Seed

3A: Tue., Nov. 2, 6 p.m., High Seed

2A: Tue., Nov. 2, 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 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.

  • 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 10 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 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 10 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 10 matches. Based on region standings, the top two teams in each region will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. 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: 12 automatic bids and four (4) at-large qualifiers based on ranking