MAPL Raleigh

MAPL Raleigh: March 10-11, 2018

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Competition Venues

  • THE BLACK AND BLUE DIVISIONS WILL BE PLAYED AT THE RALEIGH CONVENTION CENTER
  • THE RED DIVISION WILL BE PLAYED AT TRIANGLE VOLLEYBALL CLUB

MAPL Raleigh's BLACK and BLUE divisions will play on 25 courts in Halls A, B, and C of the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh. DOORS WILL OPEN PROMPTLY AT 7 AM. Participants will not be allowed into the RCC until 7 AM.

500 South Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
www.raleighconvention.com

The RED Division will play on 4-6 courts at Triangle Volleyball Club.  DOORS WILL OPEN PROMPTLY AT 7 AM.  

9301-140 Globe Center Drive
Morrisville, NC 27560

Tournament Registration

  • MAPL Raleigh tournament registration OPENS in AES in early October 2017.  First and second round acceptance dates TBA. Hotel survey opens early October 2017 - date TBA
  • Teams are permitted to register for the event without rosters. However, in order to ensure that coaches, team representatives, etc. receive vital tournament information via AES email it is imperative that rosters be loaded into AES as soon as possible.
  • TEAMS MUST COMPLETE A PRE-ACCEPTANCE SURVEY which is used to assist the MAPL Competition Committee with team acceptance criteria. To complete the survey visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MAPLearly
  • 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.
  • 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 10-16's teams play in the BLACK division and less than 10-14's teams play in the BLUE division.
  • 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.

Tournament Format/Schedule

Tournament schedule will be avialable through AES.  Due to the Saturday SAT date, MAPL Raleigh will be using a modified MAPL wave schedule.  The Blue division wil play at 8 AM and 1130 AM and the Black division will play at 3 PM and 630 PM. 

Event Parking

Event parking at the RCC is available throughout the downtown area for $7 (no in-and-out privileges). 

Spectator Admission

Admission for spectators is $10 per day or $15 for both days. Children under 6 years old are free. Tickets can be purchased on Friday night (March 9th) from 6-9 PM on the mezzanine level of the RCC, or Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7 AM adjacent to the Hall B entrance at the RCC. The RCC will open at 7 AM on Saturday and Sunday.

THERE WILL BE NO SPECTATOR ENTRY FEE AT TRIANGLE VOLLEYBALL CLUB FOR THE RED DIVISION

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Travel to Raleigh

If you are traveling to Raleigh via car please check out this link about highway construction in the Raleigh area that might impact your travel schedule to Raleigh and the Raleigh Convention Center: http://www.visitraleigh.com/fortify/

Want to know our staff's favorite places? Check out "Best of Downtown Raleigh" and "Best of Triangle"

Tournament Guides

MAPL Raleigh's official program guide will be displayed on high-tech green friendly rotating video boards throughout the tournament venues. The screens will display event information, tournament flows, and sponsors information. The Results Station will have laptop computers available for team roster, schedule and results information.  As information is downloaded directly from AES, Triangle is not responsible for the accuracy of team rosters. The management of this information is the responsibility of each participating club.

Team Check-In

  • All teams must check-in prior to their first match.
  • Team Staff [a maximum of 3 per team) will receive a wristband provided they are USAV members and background screened. This pertains to coaching staff, chaperones, and team representatives.
  • Teams check in AT their designated playing location:
    • Raleigh Convention Center: 7-9 PM on Friday night and 7-11 AM on Saturday  in Room 204 on the mezzanine level of the RCC.
    • Triangle Volleyball Club: RED DIVISION participants will check in on Saturday at championship desk from 7-11 AM.

Tournament Sanction

MAPL Raleigh is sanctioned by USA Volleyball through the Carolina Region.

Facility Rules

  • Raleigh Convention Center [RCC]-Coolers, stadium chairs, and large baggage are not allowed inside or outside of the RCC (lobby, playing venue, sidewalks). Team 'camping' is prohibited by RCC.
  • Triangle Volleyball Club-no coolers, stadium chairs or food tables allowed inside the facility, but these items may be set up outside.  There is a designated 'camping' area at Triangle on court 7.
  • No 'boom boxes' or portable speakers are 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. 

Balls & Ball Handling Rules

  • Tournament ball is the Molten Super Touch.
  • No Ball Handling allowed off the playing court surface for the safety and protection of our guests.
  • Loaner balls are available for teams travelling via plane. 

Concessions

Concessions for MAPL Raleigh on-site at RCC are provided by Centerplate. No outside food or drink is allowed in the competition venue.

Triangle Volleyball Club has a small snack bar.  Menchie's frozen custard is also available onsite.

Coaches' Hospitality

College recruiters and all team coaches at MAPL Raleigh are welcome to take advantage of the hospitality room in the Raleigh Suite at the Marriott Downtown Raleigh, Room 323 (connected to RCC).  Open from 7AM - 7PM Saturday, and 7AM - 2PM Sunday.

Hospitality for coaches of teams playing at Triangle will also be provided in our staff break room located off court 5/7 in the office area.

USA Volleyball High Perfomance Tryout

Junior Girls High Performance Tryout - 2018 Tryout Info TBA