2015 TOURNAMENT WILL PLAY ON TWO WEEKENDS, ONE LOCATION AGAIN- MEMPHIS COOK CONVENTION CENTER!
Congratulations to all 2014 winners and thanks to all participants!
IN ORDER TO PLAY IN THE TOURNAMENT TEAMS HAVE TO CHECK-IN AT CONVENTION CENTER. The Team Check-In table will be open at Memphis Cook Convention Center on Friday from 6 PM to 9 PM and on Saturday from 8 AM to 11 AM. It will be located in the front of entrance to the NW/SW hall.
will begin on Saturday, January 25, 2014. A wave play format will
be used with the morning wave beginning at 8:00 AM and the afternoon
wave beginning at 2:30 PM. All teams will play both days, AM and
PM waves will be assigned after entry deadline. The tournament Bracket
Play on Sunday, January 26, 2014 will start at 8:00 AM. Pools for Saturday play as well as for Sunday brackets will be published before Thursday, January 23, 2014 online on AES web site as well as link from this web site. Please do not call for the info since pool wave assignment can still be changed.
Tournament rules and tie-braeking procedures can be downloaded here.
Due to the enourmous interest (we grew over 30% from the last year) we are not able to put all teams to play both days at the Convention Center.
On Saturday 13G2 Division Pool A & B (AM) and C & D (PM) will play at Southaven HS, 735 Rasco Rd W, Southaven, MS 38671.
On Saturday ALL pools 15 Club Division will play (AM or PM) at Memphis Metro Volleyball Facility, 2950 Brother Blvd., Bartlett, TN 38138.
On Sunday 11's Gold Bracket (8 AM) and 12's Bronze Bracket (12 PM) will play at Southaven HS, 735 Rasco Rd W, Southaven, MS 38671.
On Sunday these brackets will play at Metro: 13USA Silver & Bronze, 14 Club Silver & Bronze, 15 Club Bronze. Address: 2950 Brother Blvd., Bartlett, TN 38138.
All other divisions & Brackets will be played at Memphis Cook Convention Center
located at 255 N Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103. All courts will
be located in NW, SW and E Halls.
GOOD NEWS IS THAT NEXT YEAR 2015 WE WILL BE ABLE TO PLAY ALL DIVISIONS & BRACKETS AT CONVENTION CENTER IN 2 WEEKENDS.
AGE DIVISIONS (Girls):
The tournament will offer competition in these age divisions:
11 Club, 12 Club
13 Club, 13 Power, 14 Club, 14 Power, 15 Club, 15 Power, 16 Club,
16 Power, 17 Club, 17 Power, 18 Club, 18 Power
ENTRY FEE & ENTRY PROCESS:
The entry fee
for 2014 event is $475. To enter the MLK Challenge 2014:
1.) go to the Registration link on the left for complete details
on the entry process and requirements.
For MLK Challenge 2014 we will use AES
registration site.If you are new
to AES please follow these instructions. If you have any questions or problems please do not hesitate to contact us at 901-336-3217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OF TEAM ENTRIES:
Last 3 years MLK
tournament was a sold-out event with over 180 teams hosted on 24 courts and
several teams on the waiting list. This year's event will be able
to be even bigger with a planned 28 courts. All entries will be
accepted until deadline,however, the event reserves the right to
change the number or date as necessary to accomodate requests and
provide the best competition format in each age division. Please
enter as soon as possible in order to optimaly plan the format as
well as to avoid placement on the waiting list.
AND MEDICAL RELEASES:
There will be a certified trainer and EMS at the location within the
playing venue provided by Memphis Metro and MCCC. They will
provide services and supplies. Do not wait until the last minute
to have your players report to the medical tent to be taped as play
will not be delayed.
All coaches are required to have a Medical Release Form for each
player with them at all times. The representative of the team
will be required to sign a statement at Team Check-In, which verifies
that the forms are in their possession.
will be open on Friday for browsing and sales and will be open
during the time of the event.
No outside food and coolers of any kind or size will be permitted in the MCCC, Southaven HS and Metro facility. Neither
MLK Challenge 2014 or the MCCC will assume responsibility for coolers or providing
a place for them. Please leave them at your hotel or in your
CHAIRS & LARGE BAGS (Lugguage):
Seating inside the hall around the courts is provided. Chairs, large
bags and luggage will not be permitted inside the playing hall.
For all divisions, one coach, with Impact or higher certification,
must be on the bench with the team at all times. (See the Delta
Region USAV Tournament Manual for particulars.)
Inclement Weather Policy:
MLK Challenge 2014 volleyball tournament will not be cancelled due to weather. It is the decision of each coach and/or club whether their team should attempt to travel to a tournament in bad weather. Teams deciding not to attend MLK 2014 tournament will not receive a refund of their tournament entry fee. In addition, those teams must notify the Memphis Metro prior to the tournament that they will not participate.
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets, January 25, 2014, 7 PM
Tournament attendees may buy discounted tickets to this game from this link.... Code is "Memphis"..