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.

Events will be added to the below schedule once confirmed in early 2018.

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 per Team Details Registration
Nov 18-19,2017 USAV $90 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.
Results
March 17-18 AAU $80 (early  bird), $90 (regular) AAU NC Beach Classic (Grand Prix). Travel 2-day tournament for Girls 14U, 16U, 18U. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
April 28 USAV $60 (early  bird), $70 (regular) Carolina Region JBT Event. Girls 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U all play on Sat. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
May 12-13, 2018*  USAV  Varies Carolina Grand Slam – USA Beach National and Regional Qualifier Event. This event is part of a national qualifier process held in the Carolina Region. The following divisions will offer bids (top 4 per age division) to the National Open division at USA Beach nationals in Siesta Key, FL over July 19-24

Sat, May 12: Boys and Girls 12U

Sun, May 13: Boys and Girls 16U

Additionally, the following divisions will be offered with Regional Open division bid implications at USA Beach nationals. More details to come.

Sat, May 12: Boys and Girls 18U

Sun, May 13: Boys and Girls 14U

 

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
June 2 USAV $60 (early  bird), $70 (regular) Carolina Region JBT Event. Girls 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U all play on Sat.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
July 14 and 21 2018*  USAV $60 Carolina Region JBT Championships. Teams must qualify to participate in this event.  Registration link provided to bid earners

*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 a new National Beach Tour ranking system which is the result of a merger between the previous USA Beach national ranking system and the American Beach Tour ranking system used by many regional volleyball associations. The ranking system is not designed to handle special format events like dual meets between clubs or King/Queen of the Beach. This system will be 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.