Championship Information

Girls Volleyball


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

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

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 (state championship games at VMC only):
$20.00 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

Tickets available through GoFan
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.

Official AIA merchandise
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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 three 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.

NFHS Network Affiliate Program: A third party wanting to become an NFHS Network affiliate will be granted exclusive rights to a postseason event at no cost. The outlet must stream the event solely to the NFHS Network. The outlet may broadcast the event in its own manner and may keep its advertising. Outlet will also be eligibile for royalties. Sample Affiliate Agreement

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

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Souvenir championship programs
Every AIA championship will feature a souvenir program to be offered online only. They can be viewed as a PDF or flipbook style. All programs can be downloaded and are for the most part available on the first day of the postseason for that sport. Click here to see this year's championship programs and also access the archive.

Note: Playoff games are subject to time and date changes and/or venue relocation. Factors include, but are not limited to: location of high seed, contractual obligations, broadcast commitments, seating capacity and travel considerations of participating schools.

2024-25 State Tournament Schedule

6A:
First Round: Thu., Nov. 7, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., Nov. 12, 6 p.m. High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., Nov. 14, 6 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 16, 7 p.m., VMC

5A:
First Round: Thu., Nov. 7, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., Nov. 12, 6 p.m. High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., Nov. 14, 6 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 16, 4:45 p.m., VMC

4A:
First Round: Thu., Nov. 7, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Tue., Nov. 12, 6 p.m. High Seed
Semifinals: Thu., Nov. 14, 6 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m., VMC

3A:
First Round: Sat., Nov. 9, [check bracket], location TBD
Quarterfinals: Sat., Nov. 9, [check bracket], location TBD
Semifinals: Tue., Nov. 12, 5 & 7 p.m., location TBD
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 16, 12:15 p.m., VMC

2A:
First Round: Sat., Nov. 9, [check bracket], location TBD
Quarterfinals: Sat., Nov. 9, [check bracket], location TBD
Semifinals: Thu., Nov. 14, 5 and 7 p.m., location TBD
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 16, 10 a.m., VMC

1A:
First Round: Tue., Nov. 5, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 8, [check bracket], location TBD
Semifinals: Fri., Nov. 8, [check bracket], location TBD
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 9, time and location TBD

Conference Play-In Tournament

6A: Tue., Nov. 5, 6 p.m., High Seed
5A: Tue., Nov. 5, 6 p.m., High Seed
4A: Tue., Nov. 5, 6 p.m., High Seed
3A: Tue., Nov. 5, 6 p.m., High Seed
2A: Tue., Nov. 5, 6 p.m., High Seed

State Tournament Qualifying

6A, 5A, 4A (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, 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 power ranked matches. Based on region standings, the top two (2) teams in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament except for the North Region. The two finalists in the North Region tournament will earn the region’s top bids to at minimum 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 according to the AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps, 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 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 North and Valley regions. The two teams in the North and Valley region tournament finals 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 remaining six (6) teams will be added to the state tournament bracket based on AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps. The 16 teams will be seeded according to AIA rankings. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 1A: 10 automatic bids and six (6) at-large qualifiers based on ranking