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Tournament Schedule 2017-18

Empowered's Tournament Selection

3 factors go into the difficult selection process of our schedule each year:

  1. Competitive:  Higher level competition at the proper time in the development process, has been proven to create the greatest amount of individual and team growth.
  2. College Exposure:  Larger, higher level events, give our athletes the greatest amount of exposure, in order to fulfill their dreams of playing in college.
  3. Fun Environment:  Volleyball is a sport, and sports are ultimately designed for enjoyment and growth.  We choose events that not only the athletes love, but that are extremely fun for the whole family as well.  

On top of all the major events, we will also be participating in the newly combined Midwest Smack Power Series that combines 8 host clubs and 2 successful power leagues into 1 large well diversified and talented Power League.   These events have been perfect for getting every team the competitive prep they need for the major exposure events!  


Elite Red Tournament Schedule

All Elite Red Teams will play in the Premier Division of the Midwest Smack Power Series (In Open when Available)

Elite White & Navy Tournament Schedule

All Elite White & Navy Teams will play in the Premier Division of the Midwest Smack Power Series

Updated 12/22/17

At Empowered, Everything is Earned!

  • Teams earning a bid or entry into AAU or USA Nationals, will have their end of the year schedules slightly adjusted to prepare for Nationals.  
  • Teams not earning a bid or entry, but still wanting to go, will need to have at least 8 committed players, and will need to pay upfront the additional tournament and coaching expense. 

USAV Nationals

18 and Under- Anaheim, CA

April 27-29

17 and Under-Detroit Mi

June 25th-July 4th

Age break down TBD

AAU National-Orlando

    AAU Nationals-June 16-28th                        
10, 11, 12 Open, 12 Club, 12 Classic, 13 Open, 13 Premier, 13 Club, 13 Classic, 14 Open, 14 Premier, 14 Club, 14 Aspire, 14 Classic, 15 Open, 15 Premier                            
Check-In: June 16, 2018                            
Competition: June 17-20, 2018                            
15 Club, 15 Aspire, 15 Classic, 17 Open, 17 Premier, 17 Club, 17 Aspire, 17 Classic, 18 Club, 18 Classic                            
Check-In: June 20, 2018                            
Competition: June 21-24, 2018                            
16 Open, 16 Premier, 16 Club, 16 Aspire, 16 Classic, 18 Open, 18 Premier, International                            
Check-In: June 24, 2018                            
Competition: June 25-28, 2018                            

Regional & 10/11 Tournament Schedule

All Regional & 10/11 Teams will play in the Club Division of the Midwest Smack Power Series

Premier & Club Division - Age Groups & Locations

Mideast Power League Dates & Locations for 16 & 17 Elite Red Teams:

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