MAPL Raleigh

2021 MAPL Raleigh: February 27-28, 2021

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Competition Venues

Raleigh Convention Center (RCC)
   500 South Salisbury St.
   Raleigh, NC 27601

Triangle Volleyball Club at the Wake Competition Center
   121 Competition Center Drive
   Morrisville, NC 27560
   located ca. 20 minutes from the RCC

Information below has not yet been updated for the 2021 event. Please check back for more details in October. Registration will be available in AES on Nov. 1st, 2020.

Division Assignments

  • GIRLS BLACK & BLUE divisions will be played at the Raleigh Convention Center
  • GIRLS RED division will be played at Triangle Volleyball Club
  • BOYS 14s will be played at Triangle Volleyball Club on Saturday ONLY
  • BOYS 16s & 18s will be played at the Raleigh Convention Center/Triangle Volleyball Club on both Saturday and Sunday


MAPL Raleigh is excited to announce that High Level Media will be streaming Court 9 at MAPL Raleigh, including play-by-play broadcasting of the championship match on Court 9 on Sunday. To purchase access to the livestream, please click here.

Tournament Registration

  • MAPL Raleigh tournament registration OPENS in AES on October 15, 2019.  Early acceptance is Wed. December 18, 2019.  Final and full acceptance will be following the MLK weekend events. Hotel survey for downtown hotels opens October 5, 2019 at 10 AM.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • REFUND POLICY: A full refund will be given with written notice to Triangle Volleyball Club [] if recieved by December 13 at 5 PM.  There will be no refunds for withdrawn or dropped teams after this date. 
    • 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.
  • ROSTER DEADLINE: Jan. 23, 2019

Tournament Hotels

MAPL Raleigh is NOT a Stay-to-Play event.  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 and our process for securing hotel rooms at the THREE downtown headquarter hotels, click HERE.  

Tournament Format/Schedule

  • Tournament schedule will be avialable through AES.  The Black division will play in the first and third waves, the Blue division will play in the 2nd and 4th waves.
  • Mixed age division impact. While the mixed age divisions used in MAPL Raleigh allow for age variation amongst the athletes making up a team. For the results to be counted in AES for future seeding, teams must comply with USAV age eligibility guidelines*. *The only waiver that will be awarded is for a 18s Junior in HS playing on a 17s.

Event Parking

Event parking at the RCC is available throughout the downtown area for $10 (no in-and-out privileges). A full map of downtown parking is available here.

High Performance Tryouts

USA Volleyball will be conducting both a Girls and a Boys High Performance Tryout on Friday, Feb. 28th at the Raleigh Convention Center in conjunction with MAPL Raleigh. For more information and to sign up, please click here.

Spectator Admission - applies to both venues

  • Admission for spectators is $10 per day or $15 for both days. Children under 10 years old are free.
  • Online ticket sales are not an option. Tickets can be purchased on Friday night at the RCC according to the following schedule:
    • RCC: 6-9 PM on the mezzanine level
  • Spectator tickets will be available all day Saturday and Sunday at both locations beginning at 7am.

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:
  • Area information found here - THINGS TO DO RALEIGH

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 at their designated playing location (see "Division Assignments" above).
  • Team Coaching Staff only [a maximum of 3 per team) will receive a wristband provided they are USAV members, background screened, IMPACT and SafeSport certified.
  • Teams check-in times:
    • Raleigh Convention Center: 6-9pm on Friday night and 7-11am on Saturday in Room 204 on the mezzanine level of the RCC.
    • Triangle Volleyball Club: 7-11am on Saturday at Tournament Desk.

Tournament Sanction

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

Facility Rules

  • Doors will open promptly at 7am at both locations.
  • PROHIBITED ITEMS RALEIGH CONVENTION CENTER: Coolers, stadium chairs, large baggage, animals [service animals allowed], weapons, tobacco and e-cigarette products are not allowed inside or outside of the RCC (lobby, playing venue, sidewalks). Team 'camping' in public areas is prohibited.
  • 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. 
  • Videography - Monopods only are allowed for filming. Filming at Triangle Volleyball Club is restricted exclusively to the mezzanine level. PLEASE READ OUR NEW PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO DISCLAIMER HERE

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. Please contact to reserve warm-up balls.

Athletic Training

  • Athletic trainers are on site at both locations. Services are free with the following exceptions:
    • Pre-play taping - athletes must provide own tape or pay $1
    • Kinesiotherapy Taping - the cost of Kinesiotherapy tape and its application is $5 in all circumstances.
    • Payment for these services will be made directly to trainers.


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


The 2020 MAPL Raleigh Official Event Merchandiser is Simax Sports. To pre-order tournament t-shirts, please use the link here.