Men's Volleyball National Championship

National Championship Host Manual & Style Guide 

Event Name:

NAIA Men's Volleyball National Championship

Seeking Site For:

2026 & 2027

Bid Deadline:

June 1, 2025

Bid Packet:

Bid Packets will be posted August 2024

Rights Fee:

$5,000 (Minimum)


April 28-May 2, 2026; April 27-May 1, 2027

Days of the Week:

Tuesday-Saturday (with access to facility for practice at least the day before if not two days)

Number of Teams/Format:

Twelve Team - The format of the tournament will include three days of pool play (four pools of three teams), with the top team in each pool advancing to a single-elimination tournament. Each team will play one match against the two other teams in its' pool. One match per pool will be conducted on each of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Friday morning reserved for any tie-break scenerios. The top team in each pool will advance to Friday's semifinal matches, while the National Championship final will be played on Saturday.

Estimated Number
of Participants & Fans:

250 players, coaches, & staff
2,000+ fans over the duratiion

Facility Requirements:

The facility shall include all facilities and equipment necessary for volleyball, including standards and nets for one court, adequate spectator seating of 1000, lights, electronic scoreboards, press box area, concession stands, rest rooms, meeting rooms, box office, parking lots, sound systems, signs, etc.

Hotel Requirements:

Centralized property(s) capable of accommodating several meetings and an opening event for at least 275 people.

Average Length of Stay:

5-6 nights 

Room Block Needed:


Room Rate:

The price range is $99-$135, regardless of room occupancy

Hotel Pre-Registration:

Participants will be responsible for making reservations and paying for rooms directly with the hotel


Samantha Walker, Championship Sport Manager