2014 Jr. Beach Tour is Biggest Ever

By BJ Evans | Dec. 10, 2013, 10 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 10, 2013) – Though December may be chilly, start thinking warm thoughts. Registration is now open for the 2014 USAV Junior Beach Tour.

Players compete on the 2013 USAV Junior Beach Tour
  Players compete on the 2013 USAV Junior Beach Tour.

The 2014 Junior Beach Tour will be the biggest ever with at least 35 events in 22 USA Volleyball regions around the country and the schedule is expected to grow before the start of the tour in April.

In its ninth season, the Junior Beach Tour is open to boys’ and girls’ beach volleyball teams (no co-ed teams) and has divisions for ages 10-18.

The Badger Region will host the Junior Beach Tour Championships for the second straight year on July 25-27 at Bradford Beach in Milwaukee, Wis.

Teams can earn bids to compete in the Open Division at the National Championships in preceding Junior Beach Tour events. There will also be a Patriot Division in which anyone can compete.

Athletes who compete in Junior Beach Tour events gain points toward their USA Junior Beach Ranking. Point leaders at the end of the season will be invited to USAV Beach Holiday High Performance Camps.

The 2014 Tour will include both open and grand slam events. Grand Slam events will offer five bids per division to the National Championships and extra ranking points. Open events will offer three bids per division to the National Championships.

The Junior Beach Tour has grown each year since it first started in 2006. The 2013 Junior Beach Tour included 28 events in 29 states with 4,150 competitors.

The USAV Junior Beach Tour focuses on competition and fun in a healthy environment. Players officiate their own matches and the events foster a friendly environment among competitors. The Tour is produced and operated by USA Volleyball in cooperation with the USAV regions.

2014 USAV Junior Beach Tour

Click on the name of the event to register:

April 5-6 SoCal Open Open Chula Vista, CA Southern California
April 27 Desert Open Open Glendale, AZ Arizona
May 3 Santa Monica Open Open Santa Monica, CA Southern California
May 17 Galveston Open Open Galveston, TX Lone Star
May 17-18 Carolina Grand Slam Grand Slam Raleigh, NC Carolina
May 17-18 Fort Wayne Hoosier Beach Classic Open Fort Wayne, IN Hoosier
May 31 Dallas Open Open Rockwall, TX North Texas
May 31 NorCal Grand Slam Grand Slam Santa Cruz, CA Northern California
June 7 SoCal Grand Slam Grand Slam Hermosa Beach, CA Southern California
June 7 Chesapeake Region Beach Bonanza Open Rehoboth, DE Chesapeake
June 7 Rocky Mountain Open Open Broomfield, CO Rocky Mountain
June 7-8 Mid-South Grand Slam Grand Slam McKinney, TX North Texas
June 8 Central Open 1 Open Milwaukee, WI Badger
June 8 Great Plains Open Open Omaha, NE Great Plains
June 14 Evergreen Region Jr Beach Open Open Spokane Valley, WA Evergreen
June 14 Gulf Coast Open Open Gulf Shores, AL Gulf Coast
June 14-15 Houston Open Open Houston, TX Lone Star
June 14-15 Florida Grand Slam Grand Slam Siesta Key, FL Florida
June 21 Las Vegas Open Open Las Vegas, NV Southern California
June 21 Central Open 2 Open Milwaukee, WI Badger
June 21-22 Heart of America Open Open Kansas City, MO Heart of America
June 21-22 Lone Star Beach Classic Open Austin, TX Lone Star
June 22 North Coast Open Open Chicago, IL Great Lakes
July 5-6 North Texas Beach Open Open McKinney, TX North Texas
July 5-6 Western Open Open Everett, WA Puget Sound
July 12 Texas Summer Grand Slam Grand Slam Galveston, TX Lone Star
July 12 Hawkeye Open Open Des Moines, IA Iowa
July 13 New England Open Open Newport, RI New England
July 13 Great Lakes Open Open Rochester, NY Western Empire
July 19-20 Portland Junior Open Open Portland, OR Columbia Empire
July 25-27 USA Jr Beach Tour National Championship
Open Division Bid Winners
National Milwaukee, WI Badger
July 25-27 USA Jr Beach Tour National Championship
Club Division Non-Bid Winners
National Milwaukee, WI Badger
Aug. 2-3 Santa Barbara Junior Open Open Santa Barbara, CA Southern California
TBD Ohio Valley Open Open Cincinnati, OH Ohio Valley