Schools sometimes run practice tournaments, independent from VASO, called "Invitationals". These are optional tournaments that teams may choose to attend to give them more practice at the events or to have more competition experience. You must have completed your VASO registration to attend these tournaments, which are held all over the US. Note, though, that Invitationals do typically require their own registration fee and each Invitational determines its own criteria for participating, schedule, and slate of events to run.
Tournament Dates and Event Schedule Announced
Sept 18, 2016
What's New in SO this year?
Sept 11, 2016
Read about what is new for 2017.
Registration is Open
Sept 9, 2016
Registration is open. Note that registration is not complete without the Appendix A paper (see Registration sidebar).
Get up-the-minute announcements on Tournament Day
July 15, 2016
Texts will be our primary source of announcements on a tournament day. To get text updates on Tournament Days - text "follow VASOUpdates" to 40404. No Twitter account necessary. (Or follow us on Twitter.)
If teams have invitational tournaments that they recommend, we will be happy to put links for them on this page.