The AHSAA has made some changes to high school volleyball’s postseason format.
AHSAA assistant director Denise Ainsworth wrote in a letter to member schools that the change was made to alleviate venue occupancy, hotel availability and travel obstacles caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The biggest change is there will now be a sub-regional match on high school campus’ following area tournament play. Area tournament champions will host sub-regional matches while area runners-up will travel.
Sub-regional winners will advance to the Super Regionals, which will now consist of eight teams in the 1A-6A classifications rather than 16. The North Super Regional will be held at the Von Braun Center’s South Hall next month.
The AHSAA State Volleyball Championship tournament is scheduled for Oct. 27-29 at the Birmingham Crossplex. The top four teams at Super Regionals advance to the state tournament.