Hermosa to Host Beach HP Championships
B.J. Hoeptner Evans
@USA_Volleyball - @USAV Beach – USAV Facebook
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 12, 2012) – The best young
beach volleyball athletes in the country will compete in Hermosa Beach, Calif.,
on July 18-22 at the third-annual USA Volleyball Beach High Performance
Championships (Beach HPC).
The Beach HPC will give participants exposure to international style
competition within five separate age divisions. The USAV Beach HP Championships
is the marquee event for USA Beach Programs.
Teams competing in the Beach HPC will be representing USA Beach National
Teams, USA Beach High Performance Teams, or affiliated USAV Regions. Region High
Performance teams scheduled to participate are: Florida, Aloha, Intermountain,
Chesapeake, Arizona, Lakeshore, Iowa, and Southern California.
Each region of USAV has been invited to enter one team per age group/per
gender. Regions that hosted a USAV Beach HP event or are running their own
regional Beach HP program may request additional bids. For information regarding
entry to the USAV Beach HPC through your region, please contact your region
office directly: usavolleyball.org/resources/wanna-play/usav-regions.
Matches will begin at 9 a.m. daily and continue to about 6 p.m. Finals for
each age division are tentatively scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Match schedule
and results will be available on AES (advancedeventsystems.com)
starting July 17. Admission for spectators is free.
The USAV Beach HPC will take place on the south side of the Hermosa Beach
Pier, adjacent to the Jose Cuervo Hermosa Beach Open, which will be on the north
Daily Event Schedule:
- Wednesday, July 18: Under-21 Pool Play
- Thursday, July 19: U21 Playoffs and Finals, U15 and U17 Pool Play Round 1
- Friday, July 20: U15 and U17 Pool Play Round 2, U19 Pool Play Round, Jose
- Saturday, July 21: U15 and U17 Playoffs and Finals, U19 Pool Play Round 2,
U26 Pool Play, Jose Cuervo Main Draw
- Sunday, July 22: U19 and U26 Playoffs and Finals, Jose Cuervo Main Draw and
USAV Beach HPC and other programs consist of five age classifications by
birth year consistent with those established by the FIVB. These age-group
classifications govern international competition and all levels of Beach High
Performance programs. Please note that these age-group classifications differ
from USA Volleyball Junior club and Junior Beach Tour age definitions and also
from grade classifications of U.S. school systems.
- University-U26: Born in 1987 through 1991
- Junior-U21: Born in 1992 or 1993
- Youth-U19: Born in 1994 or 1995
- Select-U17: Born in 1996 or 1997
- Future Select-U15: Born in 1998 through 2000
The following events will run concurrently with the USAV HPC:
USAV Beach Official’s Training Camp July 18-21. This two-day
camp will begin with an evening clinic on Wednesday, July 18 and will include
valuable on-court training, experience and feedback over two camp days.
Certification for both local and zonal candidates is available throughout the
event. If you’re interested in becoming a beach official, come join this
inaugural Camp. For more information go to: beachcommission.org.
Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series, Hermosa Open July
20-22. Come watch top pros vie for the prestigious Hermosa Beach Open title. Pro
matches will be held on the north side of Hermosa Beach Pier. Admission is free.
For more information go to: josecuervoprobeachvolleyballseries.com
USAV Beach would like to thank our partners in the USAV Beach HPC:
Hermosa Beach, host (hermosabch.org)
Yard Strength, strength and conditioning team (yardstrengthblog.com)
Sportswear, official licensed apparel provider (usabeachvolleyballstore.com)
Advanced Event Systems (AES), event management partner (advancedeventsystems.com)
Fit Foods, catering partner (myfitfoods.com)