2019 Memphis Challenge, Memphis Cook Convention Center
Presented by NIKE

General Event Info
Week 1 Playing Schedule
January 26 - 27, 2019: 10-14's,
February 2-3, 2019: 15-18's
January 12, 2019

There will be a College Coaches Clinic on Friday, February 1st, 2019.
See more info here...


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 5 PM to 8 PM and on Saturday from 7 AM to 11 AM. It will be located in the front of entrance to the NW/SW hall.
Teams who fail to check in will forfeit the first game of the opening match.

2-Day Tournament will begin on Saturday, January 26, 2019 (10-14's) and February 2, 2019 (15-18's). 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 Sundays will start at 8:00 AM.
Pools for Saturday play as well as for Sunday brackets will be published before Thursday online on AES web site. Please do not call for the info since pool wave assignment can still be changed.
Tournament rules and tie-breaking procedures can be downloaded here.


All 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.


The tournament will offer competition in these age divisions (strenght going from Classic to Power):
11 Girls, 12 Girls
13 Girls, 13 Power, 14 Classic, 14 Girls, 14 Power, 15 Girls, 15 Power, 16 Girls, 16 Power, 17 Girls, 17 Power, 18 Girls


The entry fee for 2019 event is $495. To enter the Memphis Challenge 2019:
1.) go to the Registration link on the left for complete details on the entry process and requirements.
For Memphis Challenge 2019 we will use AES registration site.If you have any questions or problems please do not hesitate to contact us at 901-336-3217 or director@memphisvolleyball.com


Last year Memphis tournament was a sold-out event with over 280 teams hosted on 20 courts and several teams on the waiting list. 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.


There will be a certified trainer and EMS at the location within the playing venue provided by Metro Sport Events, LLC. 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.


Exhibitors 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. Neither Memphis Challenge or the MCCC will assume responsibility for coolers or providing a place for them. Please leave them at your hotel or in your car.


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:
Memphis Challenge 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 Memphis Challenge tournament  will not receive a refund of their tournament entry fee. In addition, those teams must notify the tournament director prior to the tournament that they will not participate.



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Revised: January 12, 2019
Our Address: Memphis Metro JVC, Inc., POB 2287, Cordova, TN 38088-2287
Phone director: 901-336-3217; Fax: 901-624-7336;

Phone secretary Liz Daniel: 901-340-0171