January 18-20, 2025

MLK Kickoff Challenge

MLK Kickoff Challenge

January 18-20, 2025

Kickoff your 2025 club season at the 31st annual MLK Kickoff Challenge Girls Volleyball Tournament!

Started in 1993, this 3-day tournament allows female athletes to not only compete, but connect with one another while bringing both coaches and athletes a top-notch experience combined with strong competition.

For this year’s tournament, 13s – 18s girls will play Saturday through Monday. 12 girls and all boys divisions will play Saturday through Sunday.

With room for over 600 teams, your club will be able to find the right fit for each team – without a doubt!

1/17/25 MLK KICKOFF COLLEGE SHOWCASE

Details will be available closer to the event

Divisions

Division Ages Price Register
12U Girls 12U $520 (2 days only) REGISTER
Open 13 - 18 $720 (3 days) REGISTER
Premier 13 - 18 $720 (3 days) REGISTER
National 13 - 18 $720 (3 days) REGISTER
American 13 - 18 $720 (3 days) REGISTER
Club 13 - 18 $720 (3 days) REGISTER
Boys 14 - 18 $520 (2 days only) REGISTER

DETAILS FOR CLUB DIRECTORS & COACHES

LOCATIONS

SPOOKY NOOK SPORTS

75 Champ Boulevard, Manheim, PA


LANCASTER CONVENTION CENTER

25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA


YORK EXPO CENTER

334 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA

 

Hotels

*Hotel booking links will be sent directly to club directors*

MLK Kickoff Challenge is a Stay-to-Play event. Teams are required to book hotels through our housing partner, Travel First, if they are over 75 miles from the venue they are playing at.

Teams are required to book the minimum number of room nights listed below in order to be compliant with our Stay-to-Play policy:

  • 2 Day Tournament (12 Girls & Boys) = 12 room nights
  • 3 Day Tournament(13’s – 18’s) = 18 room nights

If you have any questions about hotels or would like to request a mileage exemption, please reach out to info@travelfirstagency.com.

DISCOUNT CAR RENTAL PROGRAM

Make sure you save on your rental car with our 3STEP Sports Discount Program for Enterprise and National bookings. As an example, see how you can save over $200 on a Fort Lauderdale rental car over MLK weekend.

Spectator Details

TOURNAMENT VENUE - SPOOKY NOOK

LOCATION

SPOOKY NOOK SPORTS

75 Champ Boulevard
Manheim, PA

PARKING

Parking will be $10/day enforced by venue.

  • ALL cars must enter the parking lot using Champ Blvd. Parking lot access will not be available if cars come in from Spooky Nook Rd.

We encourage athletes and parents to carpool! Parking is tight at this location.

VENUE RULES

  • No outside food allowed within the building.
  • Spectator seating provided, however, outside chairs allowed.
  • Camping and additional spectating area will be located upstairs.
TOURNAMENT VENUE - LANCASTER CONVENTION CENTER

LOCATION

LANCASTER CONVENTION CENTER

25 South Queen St.
Lancaster, PA

PARKING

Garage parking available for a fee, and street parking is also available in the area (may have fees).

VENUE RULES

  • Outside food IS allowed as there will be no concessions on site.
  • Camping area will be downstairs, beneath the playing area. There are escalators to the lower floors outside of the playing area to the left.
TOURNAMENT VENUE - YORK EXPO CENTER

LOCATION

YORK EXPO CENTER

334 Carlisle Avenue
York, PA 17404

PARKING

Free parking!

VENUE RULES

  • If you’re playing at:
    • Memorial Hall: it is easiest to enter through Gate 4 off Market Street
    • UPMC Arena: it is easiest to enter through Gate 6 off North Highland Avenue
  • No outside food or coolers as there are concessions available on site.
  • There is no room for team camping, please keep belonging tight to your group when your team is not playing.
Spectator Tickets

Spectator tickets will be available for purchase closer to the event

  • ALL spectators will be required to present a QR code that will be scanned upon entry (children under the age of 10 are free).
  • Once tickets are scanned, spectators will receive a wristband that must be worn throughout the day/weekend.
  • Security will be checking for wristbands upon entry.
  • Please send any ticket refund requests to Tickets@topcourtevents.com
    *Tickets that have been scanned onsite are not eligible for refunds.
Spectator Livestream

Spectator livestream will be available for purchase closer to the event.

Details for College Coaches

MLK Kickoff Showcase

We’re running a showcase the Friday night before the tournament for unsigned athletes in the graduating classes 2025 – 2028.

Coach RSVP form for the showcase

LOCATIONS

SPOOKY NOOK SPORTS

75 Champ Boulevard, Manheim, PA


LANCASTER CONVENTION CENTER

25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA


YORK EXPO CENTER

334 Carlisle Avenue, York, PA

 

UNIVERSITY ATHLETE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE CLOSER TO THE EVENT.

If you don’t already have a University Athlete profile, make sure you sign up when this event link is available! When you register for one of our events, it’s $20 for the first coach, and $10 for the second+ coach.

IF YOU CAN’T ATTEND IN PERSON, TUNE INTO THE LIVESTREAM OF THE TOURNAMENT!

Deadlines

Registration

TBD

Roster

1/15/25

Withdraw w/o Penalty

TBD