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Tournament Schedule 2018-19

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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!  


New 2019 Tournament Schedule

  • Elite Red Teams will play in the Open Division of the Midwest Smack Power Series  (except 18 Elite Red will play in the MEPL).
  • Elite White, Navy, & 10/11s will play in the Club Division of the Smack Series (except 17 Elite White will play 17/18 Open, since the Open & Club are combined for the 17 & 18 Division). 

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Smack Power Series:
Open & Club Division - Age & Locations

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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. 

USA Girls Nationals

14 Open, National, USA, American Patriot
Registration Date: Wednesday, June 26
Play Begins: Thursday, June 27
Play Concludes: Sunday, June 30

15 Open, National, USA, American, Patriot
Registration Date: Thursday, June 27
Play Begins: Friday, June 28
Play Concludes: Monday, July 1

12 National, American
Registration Date: Friday, June 28
Play Begins: Saturday, June 29
Play Concludes: Tuesday, July 2

11 National
Registration Date: Sunday, June 30
Play Begins: Monday, July 1
Play Concludes: Wednesday, July 3

13 Open, National, USA, American
Registration Date: Sunday, June 30
Play Begins: Monday, July 1
Play Concludes: Thursday, July 4

17 Open, National, USA, American, Patriot
Registration Date: Monday, July 1
Play Begins: Tuesday, July 2
Play Concludes: Friday, July 5

16 Open, National, USA, American, Patriot
Registration Date: Tuesday, July 2
Play Begins: Wednesday, July 3
Play Concludes: Saturday, July 6

AAU National-Orlando

18 Open, 18 Premier, 18 Club, 18 Classic, International

  • Check-in: May 24, 2019
  • Competition: May 25-27, 2019

10, 11 Open, 11 Club, 12 Open, 12 Premier, 12 Club, 12 Classic, 13 Open, 13 Premier, 13 Club, 13 Classic, 14 Open, 14 Premier, 14 Club, 14 Aspire, 14 Classic, 18 Gold, 18 Silver

  • Check-in: June 16, 2019
  • Competition: June 17-20, 2019

15 Open, 15 Premier, 15 Club, 15 Aspire, 15 Classic, 17 Open, 17 Premier, 17 Club, 17 Aspire, 17 Classic

  • Check-in: June 20, 2019
  • Competition: June 21-24, 2019

Boys 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U

  • Check-in: June 20, 2019
  • Competition: June 21-23, 2019

16 Open, 16 Premier, 16 Club, 16 Aspire, 16 Classic

  • Check-in: June 24, 2019
  • Competition: June 25-28, 2019