USAV Announces Beach Junior Tour Schedule

Feb. 13, 2009, 11:35 p.m. (ET)

B.J. Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: 719-228-6800

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 13, 2009) – USA Volleyball announced today the schedule for its 2009 USA Beach Junior Tour, sponsored by Spalding.

New stops for 2009 include Gulfport, Miss.; Galveston and Dallas, Texas,  and Seaside, Ore.

The tour for boys’ and girls’ beach volleyball teams (no co-ed teams) ages 10-20 will include 14 stops in 12 different states in 2009. There will be an Open Championship on July 25 in Manhattan Beach, Calif., and a Tour Championship on Aug. 16 in Huntington Beach, Calif. More than 800 teams competed in the 2008 Beach Junior Tour.

“The Beach Junior Tour is a great way to get started in competitive beach volleyball,” USA Volleyball CEO Doug Beal said. “The juniors who participate in the series this year could very well be our future Olympians.”

The USA Beach Junior Tour focuses on competition and fun in a healthy environment. Players officiate their own matches and the events foster a friendly environment amongst competitors.

The tour is sanctioned by USA Volleyball and produced and operated by the Elevation Group of Companies.

For more information and to register, go to

2009 Tour Schedule

May 2: Delta Open (Gulfport, Miss.)
May 9: Texas Open (Galveston, Texas)
June 6: Great Lakes Open (Muskegon, Mich.)
June 7: Mid-South Open (Dallas, Texas)
June 13: Western Open (Seattle, Wash.)
June 20: Mountain Open (Vail, Colo.)
June 21: Southern Open (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
July 12: Gulf Coast Open (Siesta Key, Fla.)
July 25: Central Open (Milwaukee, Wis.)
July 25: USA Beach Junior Open Championships (Manhattan Beach, Calif.)
Aug. 1: North Coast Open (Chicago, Ill.)
Aug. 2: East Coast Open (Rochester, N.Y.)
Aug. 8-9: Pacific Open (Seaside, Ore.)
Aug. 16: USA Beach Junior Tour Championship (Huntington Beach, Calif.)