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The Atlantic Coast Power League (ACPL) is a series of two-day tournaments hosted by ACE throughout the mid-Atlantic region.  It provides matched competition with open and club divisions so that every team has the opportunity to play at the appropriate level and enjoy a successful tournament. All ACPL events are bid tournaments in which teams within each division compete for a Bid to the AAU Nationals Championships.

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AAU SANCTIONED  This is an AAU-sanctioned event. All clubs, athletes, and adults (coaches, team representatives, etc) on team rosters must be AAU members. If you are not AAU members but wish to participate in this tournament, visit If this is the only thing holding your team back from registering, please reach out to see if we can help.

DIVISIONS Girls Open & Club U13-U18.*
Divisions subject to be combined based on the number of teams registered.

*Boys U14, U16, U18 available at the ACPL Championship

SEEDING We do our best to rank appropriately so that every team has the opportunity to have an enjoyable experience while also keeping previous ACPL participants in mind. First, we rank based on previous ACPL results within the same season. Second, we look at overall results of the remaining teams. If a team is playing up in a division (for example, U12 team playing in a U13 division), they will be ranked after all of the other teams within the age bracket unless we have results from previous tournaments for them within that same age bracket.

FORMAT  There will be an AM wave and a PM wave. Both waves will use the following format:  Saturday - Pool Play and Sunday - Playoffs.

Teams will start in pools with placement based on each team's record. The results of pool play will determine placement of each team in single elimination playoffs for Sunday with a consolation match if needed.

All matches will be the best of three sets with the first two sets to 25 and the third set to 15. No cap.

Each team is guaranteed five matches.

SCHEDULE  The schedule will be available the Wednesday night prior to the event. Generally, doors open at 7AM with the first match of the day starting at 8AM. This is subject to change. An email will be sent to all emails associated with coaches and club directors connected to team rosters by Wednesday evening with the schedule and event information. It is the responsibility of the coaches to share this information with the athletes and team's spectators.

REGISTRATION FEE $500 due by 11:59PM three Fridays prior to the event.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE  Registration is available via AES starting October 1st and ending at 11:59PM the second Friday prior to the event. Click the tournament name above to register.

ROSTER INFORMATION  Roster registration is due by 11:59PM on the second Friday prior to the event. While you will be able to view and print, once this deadline has passed you will NOT have access to making changes. 

The roster that you create in AES specifically for this event will be required for team checkin prior to the team's first match. You will need to turn in a printed and signed version of this. If it does not show membership numbers, you will need to bring your team's AAU or USAV roster IN ADDITION to the AES event-specific one.

Please note that we communicate with teams using the emails attached to coaches on the rosters. If the email is wrong or not yet updated, we have no way to communicate directly. For this exact purpose, we suggest that you upload your roster early on in the season.


Prior to four weeks. - Full refund.
Two to Four weeks out. - 50% of entry refunded if drop.
Two weeks out or less. - No refund.
If your team registers but then is unable to play, we greatly appreciate you informing us as early as possible by  emailing us.

For questions, you can contact us via email at