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January 18 - 20, 2020


Now operating under Zero Gravity Volleyball the MLK Kickoff Challenge will have a new look and feel. The MLK Classic (est. 1993) has combined with the ECP Invitational (est. 2009) to provide a better experience with stronger competition on a larger scale.
Our mission is to create a positive environment for female athletes to connect and compete.
There is a place for every team at the MLK Kickoff Challenge!

MLK KickOff Showcase

Friday Night Showcase
Thank you for your interest in the MLK Kickoff Challenge Showcase. At this point the showcase is full. We ask to please register for the waitlist if still interested in the event and we will contact you if spots open up. We are looking forward to seeing you team play at the MLK Kickoff Challenge!

This position-focused showcase is a great chance for high school players to show off their individual skills to the many division II and III college coaches who will be attending! 
January 17th, 2020
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$95 per athlete

College Coach - Showcase Registration

College Coach - Tournament Registration

College Coaches Attending the Showcase

College Division
Adrian College Division III
Assumption College Division II
Bloomsburg University Division II
Bryant & Stratton College Junior College
Chatham University Division III
Franklin & Marshall Division III
Franklin Pierce University Division II
Friends University NAIA
Grove City College Division III
Hartwick College Division III
Marymount University Division III
Millersville University Division II
Moravian College Division III
Penn State Abington Division III
Penn State Berks Division III
Penn State Harrisburg Division III
Stevenson University Division III
Susquehanna University Division III
The University of Scranton Division III
University of Mary Washington Division III
Wells College Division III
West Virginia Wesleyan College Division II
Wilmington University Division II
York College Division III

Register for our Photography Service!

TSS photography will be taking in-game action shots at Spooky Nook for the entire event! Visit their booth at Spooky Nook or go to their website to purchase photos after the event has concluded. Click here to pre-register for photos and ensure we capture a full gallery of your team. This service is ONLY available for athletes competing at Spooky Nook. 

Teams @ the Nook

18s National + American

17s National + American

16s National

15s National

Teams @ Lancaster Bible College

14s National + American

Teams @ LCC

14s National + American

Teams @ York Expo

16s American

15s American

13s National + American

12s National

Address Locations

NOOK - Spooky Nook Sports 
75 Champ BLVD Manheim, PA 17545

LCC - Lancaster County Convention Center
25 S Queen St Lancaster PA 17603

LBC - Lancaster Bible College
901 Eden Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601

York Expo - York Expo Center
334 Carlisle Ave, York PA 17404


*Children 10 & under are free

Pre-Purchase Admission Tickets
Wristbands and credentials are valid at every participating venue


Sanctioned by USAV


Registration is not complete, and team will not be accepted without receipt of payment in full.

A full refund will be given provided we receive written communication via email sent to by December 18th, 2019. No refunds will be given for withdrawn or dropped teams after this date.



AM Wave 8:00am - 2:30pm
18 National
17 American
16 National
16 American
14 National
13 National
12 Division

PM Wave 2:30pm - 9:00pm
18 American
17 National
15 American
15 National
14 American
13 American

8:00am Bracket Play - Single elimination 

2 Divisions 4 Tiers

National Division Premier Tier: 
Open level teams, evaluated on last year's rankings and results from USA Jr National's Championship
Request to be in the power pool by emailing

National Division Challenge Tier: 
Opportunity to play their way up into Premier Tier

American Division Premier Tier: 
Mid-level teams

American Division Regional Tier:
Club level, teams will stay within regional tier bracket


MLK KickOff Challenge is a Stay to Play Event
York Hotels managed by York CVB:
Housing Link

Alyssa Keeny 

Lancaster Hotels managed by Apex for LCC and Nook:
Housing Link

Sandy Solbrig



7 Match minimum

12s only play 2 days ( Saturday/Sunday)


(2) 25-point games and (1) 15-point game deciding set if needed.


Friday, January 3
Online Ticket Sales Open

Monday, January 6
Upload Rosters to AES

Tuesday, January 14th
AM/PM Waves Announced

Wednesday, January 15th
Tournament Schedule Released