Southwest Power League 2021-22 Info

SOUTHWEST POWER LEAGUE

For many years, there was only one option to play club volleyball in Arizona. We’ve listened to many club directors, parents, referees and athletes and have developed a new league that we think will be a great option for everyone.

Our goals:

  • A league that responds quickly in a rapidly changing world
  • Embrace technology to help engagement, efficiencies and overall experience
  • Provide a less expensive, yet highly recruitable pathway for all our athletes
  • Inclusive league for all clubs, but opportunities for high-level competition
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NEW FORMATS FOR 2021-22!

With those goals in mind we’ve developed the power league with the following:

  • New Format: 3 team pools, 3 hour weekend commitments. In the past, tournaments either lasted all day or were 6 hours. We’ve developed a league that only supports 3 teams pools – 3 hours total. No team camps, no sitting around. Just play twice and ref once! This format is a GREAT way to adjust to our current pandemic. Same number of matches as USAV’s power league – 18 Matches + Championships.
  • 2 Separate Divisions:
    • Elite Division will require teams at a high level of play (similar to Open). These are teams of athletes that are looking to be recruited for post HS play.
    • Club Division will be divided into 2 different divisions: both competitive, yet gives us the ability to keep similar teams together.
  • This year we will be implementing a new format for rankings. Last year we used the LADDER system (top winner moves up, second stays, and 3rd moves down). This year we are going to go with a similar solution that the HS systems uses. Round Robin play within a Region. This eliminates any chance of playing the same team more than once!

NEW 2 DAY TOURNAMENT SERIES!

We’re adding a new 2 Day tournament series for Arizona AAU this season! These will be perfect for getting your teams ready for 3 day tournaments, something the 1 day events do not.

These tournaments will be open to any team registered with AAU regardless of participation in the SWPL!

All league teams will get to choose ONE 2 day tournament that is included with the season!

2021-22 CALENDAR

CLUB 1 DAY TOURNAMENTS:

  • Club 1: Jan 2nd
  • Club 2: Feb 5th
  • Club 3: March 5th
  • Club 4: April 2nd
  • CLUB FINALS: May 21st
  • PLUS: Your choice of one 2 day tournament is included in the league. Others are optional and open to non-league teams.

Elite 1 DAY TOURNAMENTS:

  • Elite 1: Jan 8th
  • Elite 2: Feb 12th
  • Elite 3: Mar 26th
  • Elite 4: Apr 9th
  • ELITE FINALS: May 14th
  • PLUS: Your choice of one 2 day tournament is included in the league. Others are optional and open to non-league teams.

NEW 2 DAY TOURNAMENT SERIES!

  • Jan 29-30th
  • Feb 26-27th
  • Mar 12-13th
  • Apr 30-May 1st
  • June 4-5th

2021-22 ELITE PRICING

Our Elite Division will require teams at a high level of play (similar to Open).

These are teams of athletes that are looking to be recruited for post HS play.

Elite: $999

2021-22 CLUB PRICING

Our Club Division will be divided into 2 different divisions, both competitive.

12’s will be in a separate Club division on it’s own with lower net, different ball.

Club: $899

Additional Tournaments

Ignite The Cure

Ignite The Cure is a pre-season charity tournament on December 18-19th. Over the past 5 years we’ve raised over $35,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital! A one of a kind tournament here in Phoenix with over 100 teams each year. $350

Jumpin’ Javelina Classic

Jumpin’ Javelina Classic is a tournament over the MLK weekend. Our inaugural year was a great success – looking forward to hosting this tournament this upcoming season! $350

LEAGUE MEMBERSHIP PERKS

Other perks for playing in this league

We feel there are opportunities that will make this league unique in the state. By being a member of AAU, we’re able to offer up the following perks for joining our league:

  • Division winners will receive a FREE entry into AAU’s Volleyball Festival in 2022 this season!
  • $100 off both Festival Fiesta and Festival entries – a $200 value!
  • AAU Nationals or Festival Entry for Grand Prix / Super Regional Winners!
  • Recruiting combines and Sports Performance Screenings to help aid in the recruiting efforts of our athletes.
  • AAU Membership is only $14! If you decide to only play in our AAU Power League, this allows your athletes to save over $40 over USAV membership!

AAU UNIVERSE

AAU provides a lot of volleyball opportunities for everyone. Here are a few of them:

  • AAU Indoor National Championships (Orlando)
    • June 18-29, 2022
    • No qualification – sign up and play!
    • No Stay and Play
    • Highly recruited by all colleges
  • The Volleyball Festival Championships (Phoenix)
    • June 19 – June 26, 2022
    • Teams from 20+ states and other countries
  • AAU West Coast Championships (Las Vegas)
    • Memorial Day weekend
  • Super Regionals / Grand Prix
    • Drivable tournaments with enhanced competition
    • Comp entry to AAU Nationals or Volleyball Festival for Division winners
    • Festival Fiesta Feb. 19-21, 2022 State Farm Stadium
    • TBA events MLK, April and June
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