MLK Kickoff Challenge


Jan 15-17, 2022

2022 MLK Kickoff Challenge


Event Details

Kickoff your 2022 club season at the 29th 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.

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



January 15-17, 2022


$695 (3 Days)

$495 (2 Days – 12’s only)


Each team is guaranteed 7 matches over the course of 3 days.


Girls: 12’s-18’s


Open = Highest Competition Level

National = Strong Competition Level

American = Regional Competition Level

Spooky Nook Sports                

75 Champ Blvd

Manheim, PA 17545

Spooky Nook Divisions: 14’s & 18’s (all divisions), 15 Open, 16 National, 16 Open, 17 Open

Lancaster Convention Center

25 S. Queen Street

Lancaster, PA 17603

LCC Divisions: 12’s, 13’s, & multiple 14 American courts

York Expo Center

334 Carlisle Ave,

York, PA 17404

York Expo Divisions: 15 American, 15 National, 16 American, 17 American, 17 National  


Mailing Address

Entry Fees can be paid for online via AES or paid by mailing a check.

One check per club. All checks should be made payable to 3STEP Sports:

3Step Sports
PO Box 458
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Refund Policy

Teams must withdraw prior to 30 days before the event for a full refund.

Teams that withdraw after 30 days but before 15 days of the event will receive a 50% refund.

Teams that withdraw within 15 days of the event will not be eligible for a refund.

For questions about a refund or to withdraw a team, reach out to Jack at

Refunds will be issued after the event, no later than the end of the 2022 event season.

Roster Disclaimer

Rostered team members are not required to have a membership with an organization. All coaches and staff must have accurate contact information. Players must have correct jersey numbers, birthdates, and graduation years to be added to a roster.


Minimum: 6 Players / 1 coach

Maximum: 15 players / 4 coaches

Roster Submission Deadline: 1/12/22

Changes can be made until the teams are checked-in online the Friday before the event (1/14/22).


Stay-to-Play Event: All hotel rooms must be confirmed through Apex Events. A minimum of 18 room nights per team are required to meet the housing requirements. Any hotel room nights confirmed through a hotel rewards program, or any other method, will not be applied to the minimum room night requirement.

Mileage Exception

Clubs located less than 75 miles from the event are not required to meet the minimum housing requirements. However, any hotel rooms for Clubs with a Mileage Exception that decide to stay overnight must be confirmed through Apex Events.

Email to apply for a Mileage Exception Approval.


*These links are for Club Directors / Administration to request a block of rooms for their teams. This is NOT an individual booking link for parents to book a hotel room.

MLK Kickoff Classic — Lancaster (12’s, 13’s, 14’s, & 18’s All Divisions, 15 Open, 16 National, 16 Open, & 17 Open)

Lancaster Hotel Team Block Request Form

MLK Kickoff Classic  — York (15 American, 15 National, 16 American, 17 American, 17 National)

York Hotel Team Block Request Form