Southern Showdown

Winner takes all at the Southern Showdown in Hoover

The Southern Showdown is a tournament presented by Hype Nation at the Hoover Met Complex on February 25-26, 2022. This event is open to USAV, AAU and JVA teams.

Event Details:

  • Age Divisions: 10U-18U, Open & Club
  • Cost: $395
  • Location: Hoover, AL

Check out our recap from 2022!

Hoover Met Complex held the final tournament from the Alabama Series: the Southern Showdown in Hoover. The 2-day event was held at the SFM-managed Hoover Met Complex with over 80 teams and 1,102 spectators.

“What an incredible event in Hoover,” said Troy Helton, Hype Nation Partner. “It is always a pleasure watching so many talented athletes dominate the court while having a good time with their teammates and family and friends.”

Hype Nation would like to extend a special thank you and shout out to two of our event sponsors. Mikasa for providing the tournament balls for all games and 431 Sports who provided all of the champion medals. Without the support of our sponsors, we wouldn’t be given the opportunity to work with other exceptional industry partners! Below is a list of the division champions from the Southern Showdown.

Tournament Champions by Division:

  • 11/12 Girls – MIDTN 12 Black
  • 13 Girls – Smith Lake Juniors 13-1
  • 14 Girls – MIDTN 14 Blue
  • 15 Girls – MIDTN 15 Black
  • 16 Girls – Steel City 16- Navy
  • 17/18 Girls – PIVC Storm 17 Elite Black

For a full list of scores from the Southern Showdown event, click here.

For teams or clubs interested in attending the second annual Southern Showdown tournament, save the date for next year’s event currently scheduled for February 25-26, 2023.

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Southern Showdown



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