2021 Northern Lights Power League

JOIN US FOR THE 33rd POWER LEAGUE!

 

The 33rd Power League is happening! Registration will open on October 15, 2020.

General Information

The Northern Lights Power League is open to all teams of any affiliation (JVA, USAV, AAU, etc.). Paid officials for all matches. Certified trainers on duty. Online, real-time results.

League Dates

Power League 12’s Division: January 9, January 17, February 20, March 7, March 27

Power League 14’s Division: January 10, January 16, February 21, March 6, March 28

Youth Winter League: January 10, January 17, February 21, March 7, March 28

Divisions

Power League: 12’s Division:  For 11 / 12 and Under Teams

Power League: 14’s Division:  For 13 / 14 and Under Teams

Youth Winter League:  12’s Division:  For 11/12 and Under Teams – Beginners Only

Cost

Power League:  12’s / 14’s Divisions: $895 for all 5 dates.

Power League:  12’s / 14’s Divisions: $195 for single date.

Youth Winter League: $395 for all 5 dates.

Youth Winter League: $95 for single date.

*Prices have increased due to COVID-19 and restrictions on spectator admission. If guidelines change and we are able to have normal admission / spectators, teams will be refunded $40 per date.

Attendance Policy & Absence from the League

One of the biggest issues we face while running the Northern Lights Power League is  teams missing league dates or simply not showing up for their competition. Teams frequently inform us they will be missing after the schedule for the league date has already been posted. Changing the schedule is difficult and ends up impacting all of the other teams in the pool or bracket. The coaches, players, and parents on the receiving end complain to Northern Lights to do something about it.

Teams can miss any league date for any reason, if they notify us at least two weeks in advance. Please review the new Attendance Policy.

Winter Weather

Power Leagues will run as scheduled regardless of winter weather. It is extremely unlikely that we would ever cancel a Power League. If we were to cancel Power League due to 12+ inches of snow, we would post the information on the website in place of that day’s schedule. In the unlikely event of a weather cancellation there will be no rescheduled dates and no refunds, teams will simply advance to the next date in their same respective positions.

Two Adult Rostered Contacts Required

Each team must have two contact people.  One can be the Club Director / Team Rep, and the other must be a coach.  This will ensure we have valid contacts to which we can send important information, schedule changes, etc.

Both the Club Director and Head Coach MUST HAVE a valid email address and a valid phone number.  Most communication will be done through email.  We want phone numbers in case of critical situations when we need to get a hold of somebody on your team.  Your entry will not be considered complete until we have two contacts on each roster.

Uniforms

Legal USAV uniforms are required to play. Please check USAV Rules and Regulations. Due to the large number of people trying to get uniforms at the start of the season we will allow non-matching uniforms during the first three weekends of January.

Sanctioning

The league will be sanctioned as a Junior Volleyball Association event.

We will accept age waivered teams into this event.

Female Athletes Only

The Northern Lights Power League is a female player only event. Boys are not eligible to participate in the league.

Libero Serving

The Libero is permitted to serve in all age divisions.

Certified Athletic Trainers

Northern Lights is proud to continue its tradition of providing Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists athletic trainers at it’s Power League dates. The trainers will be able to provide taping services, ice, and emergency injury evaluation. This has always been great benefit to the players and one which is becoming more important as the athletes play at higher levels.

Admission

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, we are unable to permit spectators. This is subject to change.

Players are admitted for free.

Coaches will be given a pass to enter for free at the beginning of each year.  Coaches must show their pass and sign in at front door security.

Location

All matches will be held in the state-of-the-art Midwest Volleyball Warehouse facility!

Additional Events

Northern Lights is happy to offer its Youth Winter League for the 3rd year.  The Youth Winter League is a Power League-like event that will take place mostly at the Midwest Volleyball Warehouse when other events are scheduled to take place.

The Youth Winter League is for 12U players.  This league is specifically for volleyball beginners and is designed to be a competition that allows clubs to ease their new players into the sport of volleyball.  There are no uniform requirements, no paid referees, and there is no cost to enter.  Higher-level, more competitive teams should not register for this league.

Please visit the Youth Winter League webpage for more details.