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Unfortunately, the state of Washington will be in Phase 1 of the Governor's Healthy Start re-opening plan at the time the MLK Invitational is scheduled. As a result, we are postponing the competition and will be rescheduling to another weekend. We have identified some weekends that are under consideration, and will come back to your Club Director with the new dates. We all want to get back on the courts and can't wait to host your teams in our gyms.


DaKine, Kraken and Puyallup Juniors are excited to host the MLK Volleyball Invitaitonal over the 3-day weekend in our 3 facilities. Saturday and Sunday progressive pool play with single elimination championship bracket play on Monday. Every participating team will play on Monday with the last final concluding by 5:00PM. Your team will play 7-9 matches over the course of the weekend against some of the best teams in the Pacific Northwest. With 4 divisions offered there is a place for every team to get in some great competition. Team and Individual prizes for 1st & 2nd places in each championship bracket. MLK Invitational apparel will be available for purchase at each venue!


# Teams # Courts AM/PM Wave
U18 Girls 24-32 6-8 TBD
U16 Girls 24-32 6-8 TBD
U14 Girls 24-32 6-8 TBD
U12 Girls 24-32 6-8 TBD

14 courts each for the AM and PM waves. Divisions will flux between 24 and 32 teams based on demand. AM/PM wave assignments will be assigned based on division size.

Competition Venues

FieldhouseUSA Kraken 8 Auburn, WA
DaKine Sports Center DaKine 3 University Place, WA
Sunrise Courts Puyallup Juniors 3 Puyallup, WA

Divisions may be added or adjustments made based on registration demand.

Team Entry & Payment

$500 thru Dec 31
$550 after Dec 31
Team registration is to be completed via AES at the link below. Teams are confirmed on a first come, first paid basis. You can make your team entry fee payment while registering on AES. If you would like to mail a check for your entry, please understand that teams are accepted based on payment received. 
  • Regular entry fee rate thru Dec 31
  • $50 late fee rate Jan 1 thru entry deadline
  • $75 team cancellation processing fee after Jan 4
  • Tournament entry fees refundable if cancelled


We welcome Canadian teams to participate in our tournaments. Canadian teams must prepare to participate by providing the necessary documents required by the Puget Sound Region of USA Volleyball. The region will collect your documents and then inform us when your team is cleared to participate. Please do not procrastinate. The region WILL NOT allow your team to play without proper documentation. 

Puget Sound Region Office: 425-673-4103,

Below is the list of required documents and instructions.

Required Forms - Foreign Teams Only



  • All coaches must attend regardless of team's start time
  • 30 minutes prior to the AM & PM waves first scheduled match
Required Items For the Coach Meeting
  • AES official team roster
  • Government Issued Photo Identification for Every Coach

Daily Schedule

Doors Open 7:00AM / 2:00PM
Coach Meeting - Sat Only 7:30AM / 2:30PM
Play Begins 8:00AM / 3:00PM
Play Ends 2:00PM / 9:00PM

Team & Individual Awards & Prizes

Team and Individual prizes for 1st & 2nd places in each championship bracket. Divisional MVPs will be selected from each bracket and will receive additional awards.

1st & 2nd Team & Individual Awards & Divisional MVP Prizes


No team specific areas are planned for this event due to COVID-19. Athletes must social distance when not actively participating in volleyball play. Athletes may keep their backpacks at the team bench during play.


Make sure to park legally in a lined space meant for a personal vehicle. Parking is free anywhere at the mall. 

Parking info coming soon.

Parking info coming soon.

Spectator Gate Fee

Our ability to host spectators will be dictated by restrictions for indoor youth sports at the time of the event. Spectators will be charged gate fee for the weekend. Rate is $10 per day or $25 for weekend pass. Gate is charged for ages 10+.

$10 / Day | $25 / Weekend Pass

Food & Drink Policies



We have a no outside food and drinks policy at Kraken's FieldhouseUSA facility. Athletes may bring a refillable water bottle and make use of the bottle fillers at the water fountains. No food or drinks are allowed on the hardwood courts, water in sealed containers only are allowed in the bleachers or at team benches. The Grubhouse restaurant has an extensive menu of hot and cold food and drinks available for purchase. We also have several vending machines stocked with your favorite cold drinks. Food and drinks must be consumed on the concourses and in designated areas only. Parents / spectators must adhere to all food and drink policies. 13 point penalty applies. 

DaKine Sports Center

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Sunrise Courts

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