MAPL Team Information

Team Check In

Step 1: ONLINE AES CHECK-IN. Rosters must be updated and verified in AES prior to completion of check-in.

Roster details include:

  • No age waivered players are allowed on any roster including boys’ teams.
  • All rosters must be VERIFIED per Sports Engine/USAV requirements.
  • Emergency roster changes will be taken on site but will delay the entire team from getting to their court so make sure rosters are accurate.

Step 2: Physical Check-In

General Schedule InformationMAPL RALEIGH

  • Saturday, March 12th -
    • Black Division [16-18s]
    • Blue Division [14-16s]
    • Red Division [13-14s]
  • Sunday, March 13th
    • Black Division [16-18s]
    • Blue Division [14-16s]
    • Red Division [13-14s]

Roster details include: 

  • No age waivered players are allowed on any roster including boys’ teams.                   
  • A maximum of 15 verified athletes are allowed on rosters
  • All athletes listed on the roster must have a birthdate and uniform number listed.
  • A valid background screening and SafeSport certification must be completed for all adult staff members.
  • There is a maximum of 3 staff members per team and cell phone numbers are required for each coach
  • Head and assistant coaches must have completed IMPACT certification. **Region exceptions do NOT apply.
  • An IMPACT certified coach, listed on the roster, must be present on the bench at all times. 
  • Team Representatives and Chaperones are not considered team staff and will not be granted entry into the event.


  • Schedule pending


For the purposes of MAPL Raleigh/Battle of the Bros we have consider the AES rankings along with head-to-head results among those in our field. To the extent possible when head-to-head results were not available, we took a further step to check for common opponents. Once AES generates first-round pools and the 'seed check' we will tweak seeding to avoid club v club match ups whenever possible. If you are playing in events and have results, please ensure they are entered into AES as well. Results will be utilized for seeding but we cannot account for results we don’t have.

ROSTERS: 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. ROSTER DEADLINE: TBD

FORMAT: 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. We are in the process of finalizing tournament flow and format. Division wave schedules and times will be posted on the website once finalized.Tie-breakers: In all cases 3-way ties will be decided by set percentage first, followed by point percentage second. Should that still cause a tie, a coin-toss will be used. NO tiebreakers will be played due to time and buffer requirements.

LOCATIONS: Divisions are played at the following locations:

  • Raleigh Convention Center:
  • Triangle Volleyball Club

HOTELS: This is NOT a Stay-to-Play event*. MAPL Raleigh does NOT require teams to book with a specific agency. In an effort to assist teams with their travel to Raleigh, Triangle Volleyball Club has partnered with Team Travel Source to secure hotel room blocks at reduced rates for tournament participants.  For more information on hotels, check back soon.

ROSTERS & RESULTS: We know that SportsEngine has caused frustration for many club staff members and families. Please take care to ensure that your rosters have been uploaded and verified as soon as possible so important communication can be sent via AES to the staff listed on the roster, and so that any roster compliance issues can be settled before the tournament check-in begins. 



Points of Interests and Food in Raleigh:  

Tournament Registration


MAPL Team Acceptance: MAPL Raleigh 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 MUST COMPLETE A PRE-ACCEPTANCE SURVEY which is used to assist the MAPL Competition Committee with team acceptance criteria. To complete the survey visit

MAPL Raleigh tournament registration OPENS: TBD


  • PENDING - upon registration and until acceptance decisions are made teams will be listed as 'PENDING'.
  • ACCEPTED - once the MAPL Competition Committee determines the field, accepted teams into the event field will be listed as 'ACCEPTED'.
  • WAITLISTED - teams not accepted will be moved to a 'WAITLISTED' status once the tournament field is complete. The only way a 'waitlisted' team will play in the event is if a team drops and they are the next team on the list to be accepted. Teams may opt to NOT be waitlisted by notifying the committee and withdrawing from the event. They will not forfeit their entry fee is they withdraw from a 'waitlisted' status.

BATTLE OF THE BROS TEAM ACCEPTANCE: Payment is required to secure tournament entry.  Checks should be payable to 'Triangle Volleyball Club' and will not be cashed until a team is 'accepted' into this event.  Teams accepted on a first-come, first-served basis once registration and payment is received. Refunds will not be given once a team has been accepted.