“We are so thankful to have been able to attend the tournament. First off, we loved the message sent. Too often people shy away from talking about Christ when that is what the world needs most right now so as a parent, I absolutely loved that. As for the volleyball itself, man did we get to play a lot of volleyball! The girls were so exhausted by the last game that we were all running on fumes. It was awesome.”
“This tournament was outstanding! The pool games, the chapel, and the bracket play were great!”
“There was good communication through the entire process starting with registration. It was a great opportunity for a lot of volleyball to be played.”
“The showcase was a great value in terms of the number of sets, facility, and administration for the entry fee. We had a great time and will make this an annual event for our school teams!”
“By far, this is one of the best-run tournaments we’ve ever attended. The staff was above nice and helpful. The facility is super nice and clean. We will definitely be back!”
“I CANNOT say enough about how hard this crew worked to make sure the Jon Smith Memorial Showcase—not only happened and we all got more volleyball than we ever imagined—but they were smiling, dancing, working, cleaning, sanitizing, creating brackets, answering questions, and taking pictures for two days straight, NON-STOP!”
Former Executive Director of Abilene Youth Sports Authority
Jon Smith served as Executive Director for Abilene Youth Sports Authority from its inception until his passing on August 3, 2018. As a devout Christian and family man, Jon loved youth sports and dedicated his life to growing opportunities in Abilene for more kids and parents to participate in sports to build character, relationships, and important life lessons. The Jon Smith Memorial Showcase carries on his legacy of love for the sport and the kids who play it.
The Jon Smith Memorial Showcase (formerly named: the AYSA High School Volleyball Showcase) is a tournament former Executive Director, Jon Smith, created and ran for high school teams beginning in 2010.
Our goal is to provide you with a full schedule of quality matches during the weekend, giving all participants the opportunity to improve as players, teammates, and young women of character. We will guarantee 12 matches, or 24 sets, to allow plenty of chances for all athletes to get ample time out on the floor.
- July 21-22, 2023
- The tournament is hosted at the Dodge Jones Youth Sports Center
- 9-12th Grade Teams
- Pool Play results will send teams to a Gold or Silver Division for Saturday afternoon play
- College coaches will be invited
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