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2020 MLK Weekend Tournament

SANCTIONED BY PSR-USA VOLLEYBALL

This event is sanctioned by the Puget Sound Region of USA Volleyball

The club host and administrators are in compliance with USA Volleyball and Puget Sound Region rules regarding tournament sanctioning policies.

USA Volleyball

PSR-USAV


ENTRY FEE

U14 & U16 Divisions (3-day tournament) - Entry fee is $450 per team
For teams that register by 12/31/19; entry fee increases $45 on 1/1/20
 

U12 & 18 Division (1-Day Tournament) - Registration is $150 per team
For teams that register by 12/31/19; entry fee increases $15 on 1/1/20

Admission

Gate Admission will be charged
at The Lair & Highline College

  • $7 per day
  • or $15 for a weekend pass
PLAYING SCHEDULE

MLK Weekend Tournament: January 18-20, 2020

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:

The 18th Annual Under Armour MLK Weekend Tournament is an “all-comers” tournament. For U14’s and U16’s we will be a  3-day format with AM/PM Wave play on Saturday and Sunday and playoffs for all teams on Monday - each team guaranteed two matches Monday (7 match minimum).  

For the U12’s and U18's we will host a 1-day format. We are accepting teams first PAID, first in until the event fills.  This should be a great early season test for teams on both sides of the border and some great Canadian teams have participated in the past.

For the U14's and U16's:
Three-day Tournament - Tournament HQ is The Lair Courts in Renton. Secondary site is now Highline College (Renton HS taken by BB). 

We will accept 40 teams per division.

Saturday & Sunday is AM/PM Wave

  • SATURDAY: 
    • 14's will be AM WAVE (8:00 AM Start) 
    • 16's will be PM WAVE (3:00 PM Start)
  • SUNDAY: 
    • 14's will be AM  Wave (8:00 AM Start)
    • 16's will be PM Wave (3:00 PM Start)

Monday is Modified Double Elimination Playoffs. All teams will play at least 2 matches. It will be divided into Five 8-team brackets.

  • 14's will play at 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • 16's will play at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • All playoff matches will be 2/3 

For the U12's & U18's: Room for 16 teams each day

One Day Tournament -  at Jackson HS in Mill Creek. Play starts at 9 AM each day

  • Saturday will be U12's
  • Sunday will be U18's  

Congratulations to our Champions:

  • U12 Gold: DaKine Warriors 12 Surf
  • U14 Gold: PSVBA 14 Mike
  • U16 Gold: DaKine Warriors 14 Surf
  • U18 Gold: SIVA 17 Blue

Congrats to all teams! And thank-you for participating in our 18th Annual MLK Weekend Tournament.


2020 TOURNAMENT INFORMATION - Posted 1/15/20

Schedule & Results - on AES

This is for the U14 and U16 Divisions only

2020 Tournament Updates

Coaches please remember to bring your Webpoint rosters to the coaches meeting. This is your OFFICIAL roster for the weekend.   We understand some of your athletes might not have been placed on the AES roster because of the early deadline or because of age-waivers.  

The AES roster deadline allows us to verify rosters and make sure all teams are legal to participate.  The Webpoint roster is your official event roster and can reflect the changes to your rosters since the AES deadline.  Please note, you cannot hand-write/add players to your Webpoint roster. 

  • AT ALL SITES: DOORS OPEN TO TEAMS 45 MINUTES BEFORE PLAY BEGINS.
  • THERE WILL BE A COACHES MEETING AT YOUR SITE 30 MINUTES BEFORE PLAY BEGINS. 
  • PLEASE READ FACILITY RULES ON THIS PAGE OR IN THE HANDBOOK.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Entry Fees will be processed through Advanced Event Systems (AES) where you can pay online or send a check to “Northwest Volleyball Foundation”.   We will begin taking registrations starting October 4, 2019.  Entries will not be accepted after January 5th, 2020 unless there are openings.  There are no refunds after December 31, 2019. There is a $50 processing fee for refunds after 12/10/19. Rosters must be provided by January 13th with a roster penalty assessed for rosters not submitted by January 15, 2020

Entry Fees: 
$450 if registered and PAID by 12/31/2019 (Midnight Eastern Time)
$45 late fee starting 1/1/20
$50 processing fee for refunds after 12/10/19

U12 and U18 Division:
$150 if registered and PAID by 12/31/2019 (Midnight Eastern Time)
$15 late fee starting 1/1/20
$25 processing fee for refunds after 12/10/19

Please Note: When Registering on AES, make sure to change the location to Washington in order to easily find our events. As a convenience, AES gives you the opportunity to copy rosters from one event to the other. Using this as an option is a great time saver for club directors.

  1. Go to Advanced Event Systems to register your team and club.
  2. Click on Add Club if you are a new user. If you already have a password and username, skip to step 4. If not, fill out the club info and hit the submit button.
  3. Next, fill out the Club Director info, creating a username and password and making sure to keep your username and password in an accessible spot for future use.
  4. Enter your username and password and login.
  5. USAV Regions can easily import players and staff by using the USAV Data Import tab on the AES page under the Club Director Column.  You will simply enter your Webpoint Username and Password to import all active players and staff in the system.
  6. Canadian teams will need to manually enter or import players and staff.
  7. Click on “Enter Events.” Select “Washington”. Select “2020 MLK Weekend Tournament”. Select “Register Teams” and follow the registration instructions.
  8. Because this event is so early, we will not require a roster to be inputted in order for you to enter teams, however, teams must meet the roster requirements and deadline in order to participate in this event.

ROSTER INFORMATION & COACHES MEETING:

Rosters need to be updated in the AES system by January 13th, 2020.  Information provided in AES will be used to help us determine eligibility of each team before the event.  PLEASE DO NOT MAIL US YOUR ROSTERS.

There will be a coaches and facility rules meeting 30 minutes before the start of your pool play on the first day of play. Please turn in your WEBPOINT USA Volleyball roster at that time (the same roster you would turn in at any USAV tournament in your region) and sign your AES roster.  Only the Webpoint roster will be turned into our region office for verification after the event.

WAIVERED PLAYERS AND ROSTERS

Coaches, note that in previous seasons we have not had the ability to add waivered players to AES rosters. That can only be done at the AES/USA Volleyball level.  

Note: Waivered players MUST appear on your Webpoint Roster. As long as they are on your Webpoint roster -- WHICH YOU TURN IN AT THE COACHES MEETING -- then they will be legal to play this weekend.

Tournament Hotels

Here is a LINK to the hotel reservation page.

We have partnered with TRAVELING TEAMS® to secure discounted room blocks at a variety of tournament approved hotels close to our venues. Our MLK Weekend tournament is NOT a Stay and Play tournament this year, but they are available to help you secure your hotel rooms during this busy weekend. While not required, it is recommended that all teams traveling from out of town reserve their hotel accommodations through TRAVELING TEAMS®. They have secured the best possible options, and the hotel relationship helps us keep our costs (and entry fees) down. If there is a hotel not listed that you want to stay in, there is an option available on the website. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!


PLAYING FORMAT

Pools and Playing Schedules will be posted in AES, and we will put a link to it here when it is available.

Depending on the format and number of matches, pool play matches will be one of two formats:

  • 2/3 to 25 points with a 27 point cap.  Game 3 is to 15, no cap.
  • 2/2 to 25 with a 27 point cap in both sets.

Playoffs will be 2/3 to 25, Game 3 to 15 — with no caps in any games.

TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ADJUST (SHORTEN) MATCHES IF WE ARE RUNNING LATE

Officials are not provided, teams must supply a first referee, second referee, lines people, and scorekeeper crew

Event tees are provided by Fine Designs and will be available at all sites.


Typical Pool Schedules


4-Team Pool

ROUND

PLAYING

REF

1

1 VS 3

2

2

2 VS 4

1

3

1 VS 4

3

4

2 VS 3

1

5

3 VS 4

2

6

1 VS 2

4

 

Gyms & Gym Rules

2020 SITES and Gym Rules:

  • Tournament Headquarters: The Lair Courts : 3405 Lind Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057 Directions
  • Highline College (4 Courts): 2400 S 240th St, Des Moines, WA 98198 Directions
  • Jackson High School (12's & 18's): 1508 136th St SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012  Directions

 

The Lair Courts
A separate document is posted below regarding rules at The Lair Courts

Highline College: Does allow food and drink in the facility, but team tables areas need to be outside. Please plan accordingly by bringing your own tables and tents. All cars need to be parked in the NORTH or SOUTH parking lots…. NO vehicles are allowed to park “around the gym”. Coolers and BULK / TEAM FOOD are NOT allowed in the gym. No electric food preparation devices are allowed to be plugged into any outlets. If you are using a chair, something needs to be placed under your chair to protect the gym floor. You may set up your shelter and team food area, however


Jackson High School
Food and drink will NOT be allowed in the gym, but capped water bottles are ok.  There will be a designated downstairs team area, and coolers can be brought through the gym to access that area.  Team areas can also be set up outside as well, but not in the lobby. Outside chairs are allowed in the gyms, but please put a towel or blanket underneath your chairs so they do not scratch the floor.  Campers and motor homes are not permitted in the parking lot.
 

Contact Information

For questions about the 2020 Martin Luther King Weekend Tournament, please contact our Tournament Director, Tony Miranda via email at tony@volleyballnw.com or by phone at 425-497-1051 ext. 102