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Major League Pickleball Announces 2024 Draft Dates and Times

by The Dink Media Team on

 Major League Pickleball is inching closer to getting back to action once again.

MLP announced the dates and formats for the upcoming 2024 Drafts for both the Premier Level (Tuesday, April 2, 6 p.m. ET) and Challenger Level (Wednesday, April 3, 6 p.m. ET).

The Premier Level Draft will take place remotely and see 48 players selected – four per team, with two men and two women on each roster. A unique dynamic bidding process will be used and teams will have a budget to spend on a total of four winning bids to develop their roster. 

To begin the draft, interested teams will submit bids for the first overall draft slot. Teams may bid more than once for the currently available draft slot. The team that has made the largest financial commitment at the conclusion of bidding will earn that draft slot and have three minutes to select any player from the available player pool. The process will repeat for each pick until 48 players have been selected and all 12 team rosters are filled. 

MLP Announces Post-Merger Updated 2024 Schedule of Events
The 2024 MLP schedule will feature 11 total events – hosted in 10 different states – showcasing eight regular season events, a Mid-Season Tournament, and two rounds of the 2024 MLP Playoffs.

The Challenger Level Draft will also be held remotely, with 72 players to be selected – six per team, with three men and three women on each roster, which will allow for lineup decisions and substitutions during events for the first time.

A snake format - where the draft order will reverse in even-numbered rounds – will be used for the Challenger Level Draft. Draft slots will be randomly assigned at least one week before the draft and teams will have three minutes to make each pick once they are on the clock.

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