The Power Cup is the world’s largest volleyball tournament for children and young people. Every year, over 850 teams and over 7,500 guests take part in this four-day sports event, which takes place every year around Finland in a new location. There are other figures on the size of the tournament. Over 4,000 games are played in 300 fields over four days, and over 50,000 will be warmed to participants during the tournament alone!
But everyone who has been to the Power Cup knows that the size of the tournament is not what makes the event unique. Just started a summer vacation, long bright days full of games, fun, side events, top artists, old and new friends…. everything you can hope for from a holiday and sporting event.
What makes the event unique is the fact that there are girls and boys of all ages from school age to 22 in their own series. And all matches are judged by the players who are at rest. The best thing about Power, according to many guests, is the good and respectful atmosphere between all the participants.
Welcome to the Power Cup – not just the biggest in the world – but also the best fly tournament in the world!
The Power Cup is an annual show of strength in Finnish volleyball junior work. The event brings together young volleyball players, coaches, instructors, club players and families. In total, the number of participants is close to 10,000 volleyball players and around 200 different clubs. The event gathers children and adolescents of all ages. Players are 7-22 years old.
The event is always held on the first weekend of June after school closes. The duration of the Power Cup is 4 days, from Thursday to Sunday.
Almost 40 years of Finnish junior Volleyball
The Power Cup has a long history. The first tournament was held in Jyväskylä in 1985. The first four tournaments were called the Collegiate Tournaments. Since 1989, the tournament has become known as the Power Cup. Currently, the number of teams has stabilized around 850-900 teams.
Games are played in a total of 25 different levels according to age, gender and expertise. In the Power Cup, the “All Play” ideology comes true, as a unique series system ensures that all teams receive the same number of matches from Thursday to Sunday, regardless of rank. Children and adolescents also serve as referees in matches of their age group.