About Us

This tournament is a mixed international volleyball tournament for students and non-students over the course of 2 days. For one whole weekend Erasmus Volley will organise matches, parties and other fun activities for in between.

Once Upon A Time

The theme of this year’s tournament is once upon a time! Don't be shy, show off how creative you are and create fancy costumes for you and your team!

April 2019


400+ players

45 teams

Organising Committee

Yara Rietveld


Joris Pijpers


Maica van der Most


Lotte Rooijakkers

Match secertary

Daniëlle van Ingen

Volunteer manager

Mai Takahashi


Daaf van Doorn


Registration is now closed

Sorry if you weren't able to sign up in time! We hope to see you next year in Rotterdam!

Tournament Schedule

12 April
Evening Arrival and the kick-off of the tournament: welcome party
13 April
Morning Start of the volleyball competition
Afternoon Second round of matches
Evening Dinner & big theme party
14 April
Morning Competition continues with a redraw based on quality of the teams
Afternoon Grand Finale and closing ceremony

Event FAQs

The fee is € 63 per person, this covers meals (breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday and a restaurant dinner on Saturday), accommodation and a welcoming/kick-off party on Friday and theme party on Saturday. We'll also give you a goodie bag with cool stuff inside and a printed t-shirt of the event.

6 persons
€ 378
7 persons
€ 441
8 persons
€ 504
9 persons
€ 567
10 persons
€ 630
11 persons
€ 693
12 persons
€ 756

To finalise your registration, you have to transfer €63 per person to our bank account. In the transfer mention your team name, you have to pay in one go for the whole team. Whenever we receive your payment, you will get a confirmation email. Please pay before March 17th.

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We really hope that you do not need to cancel after the registration. If, due to unforeseen circumstances, you cannot go after all, please let us know as soon as possible. The latest date to cancel your registration is the March 20th, 2019. If you cancel the registration before this date you receive 50% of the payment back. A cancellation after March 20th means your team will not get a refund.

The university is located near metro station Kralingse Zoom on the A B C line.

Travelling from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Take the high speed train to Rotterdam Central Station (26 minutes from Schiphol) or the regular Intercity to Rotterdam Blaak (50 minutes).

Plan journey with NS (Dutch Railways)

Note: Rotterdam Blaak is located on the A B C line.

Travelling from Rotterdam Central Station
  1. Take the metro to station Beurs on the D E line
  2. Take the metro to station Kralingse Zoom on the A B C line

Travelling from Rotterdam/The Hague Airport
  1. Take bus 33 to metro station Meijersplein
  2. Take the metro to station Beurs on the E line
  3. Take the metro to station Kralingse Zoom on the A B C line
  • ID-card, Passport, insurance card, money
  • Sports clothes (shoes, shirts, kneepads, etc.)
  • Regular clothes
  • Hygiene products
  • Costume for the theme party on Saturday
  • Pillow, blanket/sleeping bag, bed sheet
  • Towel(s)
  • Other stuff that may be useful: Powerbank, hairdryer, happy mood and energy!

We want to make this weekend as enjoyable as possible for everyone who participates. That’s why it is important that we set some ground rules.

  • Please respect each other. Treat people the way you want to be treated and don’t behave in offensive ways.
  • Do not bring your own alcohol into the sports hall.
  • We don’t feel like tidying up behind you. Please help us by picking up your own trash and throwing it into the bin. Let us know if the bins are full. (We have more important things to monitor so bins don’t have first priority)
  • Each team must have at least 5 people in the field, including at least 3 ladies at all times.
  • Except for the final, all matches consist of 16 minutes. Between the matches, there are 4 minutes to change fields.
  • The rally point system will be used in all matches of the tournament. A serve that touches (the top of) the net is correct.
  • The team at the right-hand side of the referee has the first service.
  • Beginning and ending of the match is announced centrally.
  • When you hear the sign to end the set, you can finish the rally you are playing at that moment. Afterwards, the match is finished.
  • In case of a tie during the finals, you will play until there is a difference of 2 points, with a maximum of 5 rallies.
  • Each match starts with a 0-0 score and does not end at 25 points because the match will be played on time.
  • If a team is more than 5 minutes late for a match, that team loses the match by 25-0.
  • Except for during the final, time-outs are not allowed.
  • The final consists of normal sets up to 25 points (with the Rally Point System and a 2-point difference) and best of three sets. In the third set, 15 points must be scored.
  • With the exception of the rules above, standard FIVB rules apply.
  • Decisions of the referees cannot be contested. The referee will not allow rude play.
  • In case of doubt not captured by the rules above, the Committee makes a final decision.
  • Every team receives a ball which must be given back at the end of the tournament. You are responsible to hold onto your own ball. When we do not receive your ball back at the end of the tournament, you will have to pay €60 as a compensation for the costs of our ball.

We offer the sports halls as accommodation. We will split all participants up in two large groups to sleep in the big sports hall (230 people) and a smaller one (120 people). We provide a sleeping mat and a chair to place belongings for each person. You may use the showers, toilets and changing rooms of the sports building. We do not provide pillows, blankets or sleeping bags, towels.


Erasmus University

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam, Netherlands

Email: it@erasmusvolley.nl

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