Elite Teams will attend one of the following end-of-the-year tournaments, Junior Nationals (Indianapolis, IN), AAU’s (Orlando, FL), Volleyball Festival (Phoenix, AZ) or Summer Soiree (Anaheim, CA).
Elite teams are welcome to compete for a bid to the Junior Nationals. The Junior National Championship Tournament is a four-day event, held June 25th – July 4th 2018. This year the tournament will be held in Detroit, MI. Each age group is scheduled to start and end on a different day. Teams will play four days of volleyball. Attending the Junior National Championship requires earning a bid (or winning a spot) at a Qualifier. Players and families of teams who choose to participate in a J.O. Qualifier understand that they are committed to going to the Junior Nationals, if they qualify. The families of the players on the teams looking to earn a bid will have to pay for the additional cost of the qualification process and going to the Junior National Championships itself. Parents understand that the Junior National Qualifiers are elective tournaments and information as it pertains to these events does not appear on Epic's standard tournament or expense schedule. For all list of all Qualifying tournaments for Junior Nationals click here.
Elite teams may choose to enter the AAU Volleyball Championships. The AAU Championship Tournament is a four-day event, held June 17th-28th, 2018 in Orlando, FL. Each age group is scheduled to start and end on a different day. Teams will play four days of volleyball. Attending the AAU Championship does not require earning a bid (or winning a spot). Teams may choose to enter one of five divisions at AAU’s: Open, Premier, Club, Aspire or Classic. Click here to visit the AAU website.
Elite teams may choose to enter the Volleyball Festival. The Volleyball-Festival is a five-day event, held June 28th-July 1st , 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. All age groups will start and end play on the same days. Teams will play five days of volleyball. Attending the Volleyball Festival does not require earning a bid (or winning a spot). Click here to visit the Volleyball Festival website.
Epic also offers Regional Teams. These teams compete in the Southern California Volleyball Association Region with the season culminating in the Summer Soirée June 28th - July 1st 2018 in Anaheim, CA, but do not attend an out of state end-of-the-year tournament.