The Pottstown Rumble is a 4-day, fun filled event with over 4000 volleyball players competing for amazing prizes in what many consider the toughest tournament in the country!
Friday features Men's/Women's Masters, Juniors, Men's/Women's Triples, and the Women's Pro Doubles Pool Play.
Saturday features Men's/Women's Doubles including the Women's Pro Playoffs and Final!
Sunday features Co-ed Doubles, Quads, and the Men's Pro Playoffs and Final!
Phil is Back!
Phil Dalhausser is coming back to The Rumble!
In 2004 Phil and Nick Lucena played in and won the Rumble! Since then he has made history winning countess tournaments and an Olympic Gold Medal.
This year he's coming back to teach you how to play better! He'll be running a Youth Clinic on Thursday, an Adult Clinic on Friday, and a Special Meet and greet we're calling, "A Beer with Phil"
After 30 years, The Rumble has become one of the largest and certainly the toughest volleyball event in the country. Pottstown Pennsylvania is the battle ground for volleyball players testing their skills, their mettle and their toughness. In addition to hosting thousands of amateur players in every division, The Rumble always draws a few ranked AVP professionals trying to take the crown and the first place prize money. Some have succeeded, like Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena in 2004, but most leave with just bruises and grass stains.
The Rumble is well named! Long after the volleyball community switched to rally scoring and short court, The Rumble defiantly kept to the old school rules. With side-out scoring and the extra long pool play format, teams must earn every win. The arduous format guarantees that only the toughest prevail. Grass courts make for a game that is fast and powerful. Players must be able to pass huge jump serves and dig big hits. Defense is tough because of the larger court size, and of course diving on grass is very hard on the body. Finishing well at The Rumble gains a player great respect, so everyone is out for blood. The competition, prize money, and grueling format make for the perfect storm of memorable battles.
Pottstown is a blue-collar town in Southeastern Pennsylvania and the perfect setting for an event that celebrates a hard day’s work and getting dirty for a paycheck. Early on the event was billed as “A volleyball tournament run by the players, for the players.” This moniker is still true and might answer as to why so many players love The Rumble and respect the organizers.
Our Center Court and Main Field of play is at Memorial Park in Pottstown Pennsylvania.
Memorial Park: Main Field: 75 West King St, Pottstown PA. Court Map
Additional Fields of Play:
Sundstrom: 361 Manatawny St. Pottstown, PA. Court Map
PAL: 1455 Chestnut Grove Rd, Pottsown, PA. Court Map
Coventry: 190 Yarnell Rd, Pottstown PA. Court Map
Island: 251 Manatawny St, Pottstown PA. Court Map
Registration determines location of play. First come-first served for Main.
Our Pros battle hard for an amazing $10,000 First Place payout for both Men and Women! Total Pro payout exceeds $60,000!
Our Amateur divisions have the chance to win amazing prize packages that include Net Systems, Volleyballs, Rumble Gear, Back Packs and a lot more!
Our Master's Divisions get a 100% of registrations cash payout!
Our Junior Division receive very cool awards like trophies and medals.
Food & Vendors
We have a great selection of food vendors that offer everything from Health Food to French Fries to more healthy options.
Visit our amazing sponsors for cool swag, volley gear and volleyballs!
Rumble Gear, Wilson Volleyballs, Plastic Clothing, East Coast Volleyball, AVP gear, and more!
Our beer tent is right at center court! Enjoy some of the best beers around and watch some of the best volleyball anywhere! Fee applies.