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**Canceled** RCYBA Early Bird Classic presented by: SCHEELS


Schedules are available on Tourney Machine.

**Schedules are subject to change**


Online registration has closed. If you are interested in registering a team, please contact the tournament director personally at $250 per team. $20 discount for registering before August 1st. $20 discount per team if registering 10 teams or more.

Teams that register in 2020 will be required to pay an additional $150 due to the elimination of gate fees at the door. In registered teams will pay $400.

  • Tourney Machine is used for all registration and scheduling
  • We accept Credit Card Payments through Tourney Machine or checks made payable to:
    • Rochester Sports
      Attn: Early Bird Classic
      30 Civic Center Drive SE, Suite 200
      Rochester, MN 55904
  • If your program is registering 10 or more teams contact the Tournament Director directly, for a $20 discount per team.

Cancellation Policy

  • October 23rd is the last day you can withdraw a team(s) from the tournament for a full refund. If you withdraw a team(s) from the tournament on October 24th or later, you will receive no money back.

Attendance Information

We are working closely with state guidelines and facility guidelines to determine how many spectators will be allowed at each site. Each team will be allowed a designated amount of individuals to be admitted into the venue for each game. Teams need to decide how they will allocate these spots among: players, coaches, parents, guardians, fans, grandparents, etc... 

More information about this will be sent to travel coordinators and coaches as we get closer to the tournament.

Covid-19 Restrictions

If it is necessary, we will limit the amount of spectators allowed in the facility. Possible restrictions would only allow 1 parent/guardian per athlete into the facility. These restrictions would be implemented in order to follow MDH Guidelines. 

MDH Guidelines

Tournament Information

  • Entry Fee: $; $20 discount per team, if registering 10 or more teams!
  • 4th-8th Grade Boys and Girls Divisions
    • 4th Grade A & B Available
    • 5th-8th Grade A, B & C Available
  • 3 Game Guarantee
  • Custom Medals for 1st and 2nd place finishers
  • Athletic Trainers staffed throughout the event
  • Experienced Officials
  • Tourney Machine used for all registration/scheduling
  • In 2020 there will be no concessions provided due to ongoing restraints as a result of Covid-19
  • Games played at Rochester Community & Technical College, National Volleyball Center, Century High School, John Marshall High School, Mayo High School, and the Mayo Civic Center

Location Information

Most divisions will play at one site throughout the whole weekend. Depending on gym availability, a few divisions might be at one site on Saturday and a different site on Sunday. Please check your schedule for game locations.



Due to Covid-19, there will be no gate fees at the door in 2020. Teams who are registered will be required to pay an additional $150 fee. 

Pets, alcoholic beverages & tobacco

These items are not allowed within the tournament sites


Tournament Director

Ben Lincks



All-Star Restaurants

  • Featured restaurant

    CB3 Burgers

    9 3rd Avenue Northwest
    Rochester, MN 55901

    Casual restaurant located downtown at the Kahler Inn & Suites. Providing all-day dining in a comfortable atmosphere. Featuring signature breakfast dishes, light refreshing lunches, and dinner featuring 12 savory specialty burgers.

  • Featured restaurant

    Fat Willy's

    4325 Maine Avenue Southeast
    Rochester, MN 55904

    Fat Willy's is a family neighborhood bar and grill with a garage theme. Their menu features full flavor burgers, specialty dishes, and available take out service.Voted Rochester's biggest meal and best seafood dish for their delicious Shrimp Boil, as well as runner-up for Rochester's best burger for the "Super B", there are plenty of options for everyone!

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    130 5th Street Southwest
    Rochester, MN 55902

    A neighborhood gathering place offering authentic New York style pizza, paninis, and pasta. Serving fresh, house made gelato, authentic Italian pastries, and coffee. Catering menu is available, from simple pizza parties for teams, to multi-course meals. Additional space for celebrations, events, team-meals available with reservation.

Starter Restaurants

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    Buffalo Wild Wings

    792 16th Street Southwest
    Rochester, MN 55902

    Sports Bar and restaurant chain known for their chicken wings and a wide variety of sauces. The menu also features appetizers, burgers, tacos, salads, and desserts. Willing to accommodate large groups and sports teams!

  • Featured restaurant

    Canadian Honker

    1203 2nd Street Southwest
    Rochester, MN 55902

    Since 1984, Canadian Honker has been preparing the freshest, made from scratch recipes to create memorable meals. Serving breakfast, lunch, or dinner, our favorites include the Honker Breakfast feast, world famous Bunnie's Coconut Cake, homemade soups and stews, pan seared walleye, hand cut steaks, prime rib, and fresh jumbo shrimp. Also offers special children's and senior options, and a gluten free menu.

  • Featured restaurant


    401 6th Street Southwest
    Rochester, MN 55902

    Located within the Centerstone Plaza Hotel, Twigs offers a unique dining experience. Features a separate dedicated gluten-free kitchen and innovative dishes using only the freshest ingredients available. Order small plates for easy sharing with a group, or gather around a Hot Rock, a 650° rock that is brought to your table where you can cook and season your entree to your liking.

  • Featured restaurant


    130 Elton Hills Drive Northwest
    Rochester, MN 55901

    At Valentino's Rochester, enjoy award winning pizza and pasta that you can pick up on your way home, or have it delivered to you! What could be easier? Or stop in and try our wide selection of Italian specialties. And just to shake up your dining experience, they add in favorites from other cuisines for a bit of variety. All made fresh daily in the kitchen, so no mater what you choose you know it will be great!

  • Featured restaurant

    Whistle Binkies

    3120 Wellner Drive Northeast
    Rochester, MN 55906

    Whistle Binkies offers two convenient locations to serve you on both the North and South ends of Rochester. The large menu features delicious appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, specialty sandwiches, wraps, desserts, and much more! Ranked as the best bar in Minnesota by "Business Insider" in March 2016.

    South Location:
    247 Woodlake Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904

  • Featured restaurant

    Wildwood Sports Bar and Grill

    1517 16th Street Southwest
    Rochester, MN 55902
    Our mission is to provide excellent eats and drinks in a casual, fun environment, and there’s no place we’d rather do it than right here in southeast Minnesota.