Hampton MAPL

MAPL Hampton 2025

MAPL Hampton 2025 will be held on January 25th-26th at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Registration will open October 1st, 2024!


 Tournament Information


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College Recruiters


About MAPL

Hampton MAPL | Tournament Information 

The MAPL season is kicked off each year with the Hampton Roads event in January.  MAPL Hampton is sanctioned by USA Volleyball through the Old Dominion Region

MAPL Overview
MAPL [pronounced "M-apple"] is a power league for elite junior girls' volleyball teams along the mid-Atlantic coast.  MAPL provides high level inter-regional competition while minimizing travel costs [NO Stay-to-Play requirements] and missed days of school.  MAPL events guarantee a minimum of six [6] matches.  If you want it ALL - cost-effective and quality competition - MAPL is the PERFECT FIT. 
Event Format:
We are very excited to announce the return of 3-team pools with the guarantee of a minimum of 6 matches! 
Format will include 3-team pool play in the morning, then returning in the afternoon for another 3-team pool play based on how your team performed in the first pool play. Sunday will include challenge play in the morning and then bracket play after. Competition gets tougher as the event goes on! 
We WILL have work teams. Please check your team’s schedule in AES for work team assignments!
Hampton MAPL | Tentative Wave Schedule
Wave schedule will be posted closer to event.
*Final schedules will be posted to AES closer to the event. 
Hampton MAPL | Event Location
The event will be held at:
              1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
Hampton MAPL | Tournament Registration
MAPL events consider past and current team performance as a primary consideration for acceptance into MAPL events. When teams apply for a MAPL event they will be prompted to complete an online survey allowing them to best characterize their team performance, makeup, and competition. Results as posted in Advanced Event Systems [AES] are used as a primary determinant for acceptance [when available] and seeding at all events. Teams are accepted on a rolling basis by the MAPL Competition Committee
  • MAPL Hampton tournament registration OPENS in AES on October 1, 2024.
  • The entry and refund deadline is December 13th, 2024, 11:45 PM EST.  Teams must be entered by this deadline to be considered for acceptance.  Refunds will not be given after this deadline.
  • This is NOT an open entry tournament where team acceptance is done on a first-come, first-served basis. Alternatively, acceptance criteria is based on team performance relative to strength of field and rests strongly on performance history and strength of a teams' competition schedule. Early acceptance is December 13th, 2024. Full acceptance/seeding is January 15th, 2025 following MLK Holiday weekend. This is necessary in order to use results from MLK weekend tournaments.
  • Teams are permitted to register for the event without rosters. However, it is imperative that rosters be loaded into AES as soon as possible to ensure that coaches, team representatives, etc. receive vital tournament information via AES email.  Rosters are required to remain eligible to compete at the tournament. ROSTER DEADLINE: January 20, 2024 (changes are permitted until January 24, 2024 - a 100% complete and accurate roster must be complete by check-in - NO onsite changes). Any changes made to the roster on January 24th will incur a $25 late roster fee.
  • Teams play in mixed age divisions. BLACK [16-18's], BLUE [14-16's], and RED [13-14's]. It is typical that less than ten 16's teams play in the BLACK division and less than ten 14's teams play in the BLUE division.
  • Final division assignment [for 16s teams requesting to play in Black and 14s teams requesting to play in BLUE] is January 17, 2024. 
  • Seeding will rely primarily on results as found in AES. It is each team's responsibility to maintain their results in AES for seeding purposes.  Seeding will be completed by January 17, 2024.
    • TEAMS NEW TO MAPL or those uncertain that their team will be accepted MUST COMPLETE A PRE-ACCEPTANCE SURVEY which is used to assist the MAPL Competition Committee with team acceptance criteria.
    • REFUND POLICY: A full refund will be given with written notice to Lucky Dog Volleyball [tournaments@luckydogvolleyball.com] if received by December 15, 2023 at 5 PM.  There will be no refunds for withdrawn or dropped teams after this date. If your team must withdraw due to COVID please contact tournaments@luckydogvolleyball.com for special consideration.
    • Teams that are not accepted into the tournament may remain on a waiting list.
      • Checks will not be cashed for teams that are not accepted into the event. 
    •  The hotel blocks will be available starting October 1, 2024.
    Hampton MAPL | Team Check-In
    There will be no in person Team Check-In.
    All team will be responsible for checking in via AES.
    Team Check-In Opens Wednesday, January 22th at 8 a.m.
    Deadline to Check-In your team is Friday, January 24th at 7 p.m.
    There will be no onsite roster changes. All roster changes must be made by Friday, January 24th at 7 p.m.
      Hampton MAPL | Schedule Format
      • Match minimum guarantee is 6; some teams could play as many as 9
      • Tournament schedule will be available through AES
      • Power pooled, and all teams have opportunity for GOLD
      • Tie Breakers played if tied in matches AND sets only
      • Three playing divisions, with a general tournament flow designed to create competitive match-ups in each wave
      • Typically, less than ten 16's teams play in the BLACK division and less than ten 14's teams play in the BLUE division
        • BLACK [16-18s] - 36 teams
        • BLUE [14-16s] - 48 teams
        • RED [13-14s] - 24 teams
      108 Total Teams
      Hampton MAPL | General Event Information  
         Facility Rules
        • Concession ARE open. No outside food and drink will be permitted.
        • Personal beverage containers are permitted. 
        • Coolers, stadium chairs, and large baggage are not allowed inside or outside of the facilities [lobby, playing venue, sidewalks].
        • Team “camping” is prohibited.
        • Boom boxes or portable speakers are not allowed to be used inside the facility unless they are connected to headphones.
        • “Warm-up music” broadcasted from a speaker or sound system is not allowed.
        • No tripods are allowed. A monopod may be used.
        • Ball handling and horseplay is not allowed in the lobby areas.
        • Please see our photo policy HERE
        Balls & Ball Handling
        Lucky Dog Volleyball will have balls and carts available for check-out for teams that are flying.  Please indicate whether you will need to check-out balls, so we can have them available at your playing location. Please email tournaments@luckydogvolleyball.com with your ball needs.
        • The tournament ball is the Molten Super Touch™.
        • For the safety and protection of our guests, ball handling is not allowed off the playing court surface.
        Event parking at the Hampton Roads Convention Center is FREE. 
        Tournament Guides
        All results may be found in AES.
        The History & Goals of MAPL
        The Mid-Atlantic Power League [MAPL, pronounced M-apple] was formed in 2008 from the Quest for Excellence Series by a collaboration of several mid-Atlantic area volleyball clubs and interested volleyball leaders. The goal of the league is to create cost-effectivehigh quality, and competitive tournaments that are preparatory for national-level competition. Furthermore, the Mid-Atlantic Power League is designed to bring the best volleyball clubs/teams together from the East Coast.

        We believe that MAPL events have supported the increased level of play of volleyball along the eastern seaboard, as such, east coast club teams are becoming increasingly competitive and on par with many of the strongest clubs in the country.

        Geography and density of competition in the mid-Atlantic drove the formation of the power league and its unique format. By combining multiple age groups and using a power-pool tournament structure teams have quality matches from start to finish of each event.
        MAPL events draw dozens of college coaches year after year. Why? College coaches comment on the convenience of MAPL events and the concentrated talent and great match ups the format provides. Additionally, MAPL events occur on non-holiday weekends and in a site that offers easy to navigate [not too big] but under one roof access to all athletes. All in all, MAPL events make it easy and fun for college coaches to see the best athletes from all along the eastern seaboard.
        While events are independently hosted, every MAPL event is managed by the same tournament director and MAPL Competition Committee.   MAPL events consider past and current team performance as a primary consideration for acceptance into MAPL events. When new teams apply for a MAPL event they will be prompted to complete an online survey allowing them to best characterize their team performance, makeup, and competition. Results as posted in Advanced Event Systems [AES] are used as a primary determinant for acceptance [when available] and seeding at all events. Teams are accepted on a rolling basis by the MAPL Competition Committee.
        2024 College Recruiters Information & Registration
        • Colleges Attending - Keep checking back to see the coaches who are registered to attend.
        • Register for the Tournament Here ($25/coach and $10/additional coach)
        • Click HERE to see who attended MAPL in 2023
        College coaches:
        MAPL Hampton is using University Athlete to provide electronic recruiting rosters and schedules in their easy to use University Athlete Recruiter app (available on iOS and Android devices).  Log in to your UA account to purchase the event packet 1-2 weeks prior to the event.
        MAPL Hampton is using University Athlete to provide electronic recruiting rosters to college coaches.  College coaches use the UA mobile app at the event to find and evaluate athletes with the custom schedule feature.  They upload their work to their online account and manage recruits from there.
        UA obtains their rosters directly from AES.  Sometimes there can be errors in the rosters, but your free UA Athlete profile will always overwrite incorrect data.  Log in to your free UA Athlete profile 1-2 weeks before this event and check two things:
        1. That you are listed on the roster (on the Roster tab)
        2. That the following critical information is correct: graduation year, scholarship status, email, and phone number
        To log in to your profile: https://universityathlete.com/#/login
        Recruiters enjoy MAPL events as they occur on non-holiday weekends and offer a high level of competition featuring mixed age levels and a power pool format, and great coach hospitality. The feedback every year is overwhelmingly positive. We make it easy and fun for them to see the best competition on the eastern seaboard.
        Thank you to the over 100 colleges and universities represented at MAPL events in the past. We look forward to seeing you back in 2024.  All MAPL events are available in University Athlete. College coaches can purchase access to rosters and schedules at the low cost of $25 for the first coach and $10 for any additional. 
        To learn more about our other MAPL events, visit the official Mid-Atlantic Power League site.

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