- Junior Beach Club Series
- Volley America Jr. Nationals
GAV Beach Club Series!
New for 2017! Great American Volleyball is launching a tournament series dedicated to Junior Beach Volleyball Clubs! In an effort to bring junior beach volleyball clubs from the region together and promote friendly competition between them, we have created a three-event tournament series for 2017. This club tournament series structure will also encourage players to join local beach volleyball clubs.
Saturday, June 17th - Point Pleasant, NJ
Saturday, July 8th - Long Beach, NY
Saturday, July 22nd - Point Pleasant, NJ - FINAL
Note: There are regular junior tournaments on the following Sunday of each event for those staying overnight (hosted by GAV + EEVB).
Divisions: (High School divisions are ages 15-18, Divisions are determined by the club coach)
High School (Division 1 - Advanced)
High School (Division 2 - Intermediate)
High School (Division 3 - Club)
Events will be pool play followed by single elimination playoffs.
Teams will be seeded based on club coach recommendation and previous event finishes.
Club teams will not be placed in the same pool unless absolutely necessary. For example, if a club has 4 teams in a division with 4 pools, each of the clubs teams will be in a separate pool.
1st and 2nd place teams in each division, will win prizes from our sponsors (Spalding Volleyballs, apparel, sandsocks, etc), at every Club Series tournament. 3rd place teams will receive medals
The overall first place club, per tournament, will receive 1 (team of 2) paid trip to Volley America Junior Nationals. Includes: entry fees & hotel stay for 2 nights!
The club team with the most team points, will win the Beach Club Cup and crowned Club Champions! The Beach Club Cup will be engraved with the Club Champions and passed to the winning clubs each year!
Clubs / Coaches:
Clubs may participate in one or more events although we strongly recommend attendance at all 3 events.
Space will be provided for club tents, banners, flags, etc.
Coaching will be allowed (guidelines will be announced)
Players must wear matching tops, preferably with club names.
All players must have Volley America Memberships PRIOR to the tournament
Players MUST have Volley America Memberships ($15 per year)
1-10 teams - $45/per team of 2
10+ teams - $40/per team of 2
Teams can sign up themselves, or clubs can sign teams up and pay as a group.
There will be two point systems used for the series
Each team will be awarded points based on their finish.
Each club will earn points at each event based on its teams finishes.
The Beach Club with the highest cumulative point total at the end of the series will be crowned as “Beach Club Champions” and awarded The Beach Club Cup!
Initial beach club director feedback, has been overwhelmingly positive. We hope your beach club will join us this year! To reserve your clubs spot in the series or for any questions please contact Carly Gant at firstname.lastname@example.org or (732) 778-9684