Juniors Tournament Series

SSV Jrs Series Collage

 

With sand volleyball now becoming a year-round focused sport for many, Southern Sand Volleyball (SSV) is hosting a 2017/2018 Juniors Tournament Series, which begins in the late Fall and continues on into the traditional Spring/Summer sand tournament season. In some regards, this lines up with the indoor club volleyball season, which can run from Nov to July as well. The intent of the late Fall/Winter tournaments is to encourage competition opportunities for those involved in year-round beach club programs, such as ones offered at SSV, and for those looking to mix in some sand events while they are also actively involved in indoor club volleyball.

The complete tournament schedule will be finalized by early 2018. Check out the schedule below for confirmed events.

Notes:

  • Photos are typically posted on our Facebook page so requires a Facebook account to view.
  • Player results and rankings will be available using the specific links provided in the Registration column in the below table after the conclusion of each event.

 

Date Sanctioning Body/ Membership Required Cost Details Registration
Nov 18-19,2017 USAV $90/team ESPL North Carolina: Featuring 18U, 16U, 14U,  and 12U divisions (subject to interest).

  • Saturday: Check-in at 9:30AM followed by pool play (morning/afternoon waves may be introduced subject to number of registrations).
  • Sunday: Double elimination bracket play from approximately 9AM-3PM.
THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY FROM BEACH CLUB RSVPS. If you are an individual or independent team interested in participating, you can request to be put on a wait-list by contacting Mark Nalevanko
March TBD TBA TBA Potential Carolina Region JBT Event  Registration in early 2018
April TBD TBA TBA Potential Carolina Region JBT Event  Registration in early 2018
May 12-13, 2018*  USAV  Varies Anticipated Carolina Grand Slam – USA JBT Event. One of the largest events on the entire national tour. Top 5 teams (subject to minimums) per age division earn bids to the USA JBT Championships in late July.

Sat, May 13: Boys and Girls 12U and 16U

Sun, May 14: Boys and Girls 14U and 18U

 Registration in early 2018
June TBD TBA TBA Potential Carolina Region JBT Event  Registration in early 2018
July TBD TBA TBA Potential Carolina Region JBT Event Registration in early 2018
July 14, 2018*  USAV TBA Anticipated Carolina Region JBT Championships. Teams must qualify to participate in this event.  Registration in early 2018

*Event is part of the 2018 Carolina Region Jr Beach Tour

FAQ:

Will there be any points earned from playing in these events? Yes, all events featuring standard doubles team competition will be entered into the www.usabeachranking.org site. (The ranking system is not designed to handle special format events like dual meets between clubs or King/Queen of the Beach.) Point amounts will vary depending on the size of the event and sanctioning organization. Check out the aforementioned website for more details about the points system. This system is used to determine Team-of-the-Year honors for each age group as part of the Carolina Region Jr Beach Championships.

What are the age divisions? Unlike indoor, outdoor age divisions are broken into 2 year increments. The 2017/2018 tournament season uses the following age divisions:

  • 18U – Players who were born on or after Sept 1, 1999, or Players who were born on or after Sept 1, 1998 and a high school student during the current academic year
  • 16U – Players who were born on or after Sept 1, 2001
  • 14U – Players who were born on or after Sept 1, 2003
  • 12U – Players who were born on or after Sept 1, 2005

If a team consists of players of different ages, the team must play in at least the division that the older player is eligible. Teams can play-up a division if seeking higher competition.