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Compete on the Beach!
If you are interested in playing beach volleyball competitively, the USA Volleyball Beach Tour is where it’s at!
The USA Volleyball Beach Tour is a joint effort between USA Volleyball and the 40 USAV regions for junior volleyball players.
There are qualifying and nonqualifying events, with the qualifying events distributing bids to the USA Volleyball Beach National Championship.
All competitors and coaches at a USA Volleyball Beach Tour tournament must be USA Volleyball members.
USA Volleyball Beach National Championship
Every summer, the USA Volleyball Beach Tour culminates with the USA Volleyball Beach National Championship. This tournament provides young beach athletes an opportunity to compete for a national championship. Four divisions currently compete at the national championship: 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U.
USA Volleyball Beach Tour Contacts and Documents
The regions have elected the following individuals to manage all regional aspects and regional qualifiers of the USA Volleyball Beach Tour. Please contact the regional representative nearest you with questions on regional events.
- Steve Bishop, Chair (Florida Region, Atlantic Zone)
- Philip Bryant (Gulf Coast Region, Border Zone)
- Cindy Compoc (Puget Sound Region, Pacific Zone)
- Lisa Digiacinto (Chesapeake Region, Atlantic Zone)
- Eric Lazowski (Lakeshore Region, Central Zone)
- Steve Carrera (North Texas Region, Border Zone)
- Keith Murlless (Rocky Mountain Region, Pacific Zone)
- Bertil Wamelink (Heart of America Region, Central Zone)
For questions about national qualifiers and the USA Volleyball Beach National Championship, contact:
- Melissa Weymouth, USA Volleyball Director of Beach and National Team Events and Sponsorship
- 12 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2009
- 14 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007
- 16 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005
- 18 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2003 OR Players who were born on or after July 1, 2002 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year.
- Divisón 12 y Menores: Jugadores que nacieron el 1 de julio de 2009 o después
- Divisón 14 y Menores: Jugadores que nacieron el 1 de julio de 2007 o después
- Divisón 16 y Menores: Jugadores que nacieron el 1 de julio de 2005 o después
- Divisón 18 y Menores: Jugadores que nacieron el 1 de julio de 2003 o después O jugadores que nacieron el 1 de julio de 2002 y un estudiante de secundaria en el duodécimo grado (12) o menos durante una parte de este año académico2021-22 Age Definitions (PDF)2021-22 Age Definition Chart Only (PDF)
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Hear about the USA Volleyball Beach Tour
Former USA Volleyball beach events coordinator Coral Arroyo-Baez joined the USA Volleyball Show to talk about the USA Volleyball Beach Tour. Hear all about the tour, how to qualify for the USA Volleyball Beach Tour Junior Championship, and more!