NO MUD, NO GLORY
Never heard of Oozeball? Imagine playing volleyball, not on grass or in sand, but in twelve inches of ooshy, gooshy, glorious mud. Oh, and without being able to run after the ball, change position or, well, easily move your feet at all. The beauty of Oozeball is that it requires little or no athletic ability to be successful. It’s played with a minimum of six players on each team, with a minimum of two female players. See the 2019 Oozeball Rules and Regulations.
Now in its second year, Anderson’s Virginia Beach will host the 2019 Oozeball Fest along with partner Volleyball Virginia. We do this for the love of mud, fun, and to help our Naval Special Warfare families, with proceeds benefiting the All In, All the Time Foundation.
put your team together and let’s get dirty!
$300 EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE (through May 14)
$375 MAY 14 – JUNE 30 / $400 JULY 1 – JULY 14
Team registration is and opens April 1, 2019 at 9 a.m. and will close on July 14, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. — or sooner if our teams fill up!
You will need a team captain, team name, and credit card to register online. We recommend registering early, as spots are limited and will fill up. Follow Oozeball Virginia Beach on Facebook for updates.
There is a flat team rate for ten players. One person will pay this fee when registering. This allows your team flexibility with adding or dropping players, and we ask that you work the payment out within your teams. We recommend teams of a minimum of eight.
Your team registration fee also gets all team members an official Oozeball Fest 2019 t-shirt, swag bags, giveaways, an awesome family atmosphere including a rock wall and mud pit for the kiddos, and a chance at a tournament Grand Prize, Second Prize, or Third Prize. We will also have local craft beer vendors and amazing local food on hand for all to enjoy!
Oozeball Fest 2019 team registration and preparation in three easy steps:
REGISTER YOUR TEAM. Register and pay for your team here. Your team must have at least six players, with a minimum of two female players, registered by July 14, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
Team registration fee (up to 10 players) is $300.00 through May 14. After that, fee is $375. Your registration gets you entry into the tournament, guaranteed four games, tournament shirt, a food ticket and one drink. Once registered, you’ll receive an email directing you to the second step of your team registration.
ASSIGN TEAM CAPTAIN & ATTEND CAPTAIN’S MEETING. Your team rep will need to attend the Captains’ Meeting on July 15, 2019 at 8 p.m. at Sage Kitchen at Anderson’s Virginia Beach (1925 Fisher Arch off Sandbridge Road). Waiver forms will be handed out for team members to sign and return day of event.
PICKUP PLAYER PACKET. Each player will need to get his/her Player Packet on Friday, July 19. This will include a t-shirt and swag bag with other cool stuff.
let the games begin
April 1, 2019
Registration opens at 9 a.m.
July 14, 2019
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Your team must have at least six players, with a minimum of two female players, registered by 11:59 p.m.
July 14, 2019
Team player substitutions also close at 11:59 p.m. (You may swap players up until this point, but make sure to maintain the minimum eligibility rules.)
July 15, 2019
A representative from your team must attend the Captains’ Meeting at 8 p.m. at Sage Kitchen
July 20, 2019
All festivities start at 8 a.m.!
Here’s mud in your eye
1925 Fisher Arch, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
PRIZES! PRIZES! PRIZES!
We encourage teams to dress to win with our THEME YOUR TEAM contest. And — ahem — lululemon® will outfit each member of the winning team! This contest will be held at the beginning of the event.
Oozeball Fest 2019 Winners
Members on our winning oozeball teams will receive a trophy they can brag about: an Orca™ Chaser Tumbler with a specially-made Oozeball Fest leather sleeve.
Grand Prize: $500
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $150
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
How does the All In, All the Time Foundation benefit from Oozeball Fest 2019?
After covering all of our expenses for Oozeball Fest 2019, we will donate 100% of the remainder of the money raised to the All In, All The Time Foundation to help Hampton Roads families fill the interim needs of the surviving spouses and children of our fallen warriors. This is an amazing grassroots organization that keeps 100% of the money raised in our local community.
Once I register, may I make changes to my team?
Yes! Once your team is listed, you may add and drop players until July 14, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. After that time, team rosters will be locked. Rosters cannot be changed on-site at the event. If you are adding and/or dropping players, please make sure to maintain a minimum of 6 players with a minimum of at least two females.
Will I have to be there all day?
Plan to win! If your team plays well, most of your games will be within the hour of your starting time. If your team plays really well, you’ll be asked to come back in the afternoon for final rounds. If someone on your team can’t commit to the full day, make sure you have one or two alternates that fit with any necessary gender requirements.
What is the Captains’ Meeting and why is it mandatory?
The Captains’ Meeting is a mandatory meeting held the week of the tournament. This year’s meeting will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 8 p.m. at Sage Kitchen. The captain of each team (or a replacement member) is required to attend this meeting. Please do not send more than one representative.
At this meeting we’ll discuss official rules for the day of the event and answer any questions. Also, Oozeball Fest 2019 is limited to the first 100 teams; if a representative from your team is not at the Captains’ Meeting, your team automatically forfeits and will be replaced by a team on the waiting list. If you have additional questions regarding the Captains’ Meeting, please contact Melissa Blanchette at Melissa@doyoueveneatbro.com.
What kind of food will be offered during the tournament?
Sage Kitchen and Paleo To-Go will be on hand to serve up some amazing clean eats to include their world-famous chicken salad, Traeger-smoked BBQ, morning coffee service, juice bar and various other scratch made goodies. There will also be local craft beer vendors on hand to serve up some amazing local brews. The kiddos will also have popcorn and various yummy treats to grab throughout the day. We will also have a hydration station set up to refill water bottles.
What should I bring / wear to Oozeball Fest 2019?
You will need your ID or Driver’s License and sneakers. You may want to consider bringing a change of clothes, a small towel (for drying off after the hosing station), and a water bottle. We will offer a bag check station and changing areas, and we encourage you to use them. We also recommend leaving valuables at home and only bringing what is necessary for admittance into the tournament.
What is the prize for winning Oozeball Fest 2019?
The top three teams will receive awesome prizes! They are the Grand Prize ($500 per team and Orca™ trophy per player), Second Prize ($300 per team and Orca™ trophy per player), and Third Prize ($150 per team and Orca™ trophy per player). Also, remember our “Theme Your Team” contest and get your costumes ready; lululemon® will outfit all members of the best costumed team. In addition, we will be randomly handing out spirit prizes to teams and individual players. Plus, there will be silent auctions and giveaways throughout the day.
Who is responsible for injuries and lost / stolen items?
Upon signing your official Oozeball Fest 2019 Acknowledgement & Release form, you agree that Anderson’s; Sage Kitchen; Paleo To-Go; and All In, All the Time Foundation are not responsible for any injuries sustained during the Oozeball Fest 2019 Tournament. You also agree that Anderson’s; Sage Kitchen; Paleo To-go; and All In, All the Time Foundation are not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
How do I get involved with the planning of Oozeball Fest 2019?
There are several ways to get involved with the planning of Oozeball. The best way to make sure you’re involved in every aspect of the tournament is to email MaryLynn at MaryLynn@aiatt.org. In addition, we are looking for volunteers for judging games and helping with registration.