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Beach HP Program Definitions

A1 - USAV Junior Beach National Teams

This is the highest caliber program in the USAV Beach Pipeline. Athletes selected to the Junior Beach National Teams are highly competitive beach players with previous national or international experience.  These athletes possess an elite level of skill and/or physicality, attributes necessary to advance at the international level, and have an ongoing commitment to improving as elite beach athletes. Select athletes from the Junior Beach National Team program compete in FIVB and NORCECA international competitions and the USAV Beach HP Championships and International Invitational. On the girls’ side, most of these athletes have received sand and/or indoor scholarship offers.

See Junior Beach National Teams for more information including training and competition dates and locations.

A2- USAV Beach High Performance Teams

Just below the Junior Beach National Team, the athletes selected to the USAV Beach High Performance Teams (U15, U17, and U19) will attend the Beach High Performance Team Camp and Championships. Athletes selected to the BHP Team have demonstrated the ability to compete at a high level nationally. These athletes possess a high level of skill and/or physicality. All athletes who participate in summer High Performance Team Camp will also compete in the USAV Beach HP Championships. On the girls’ side, many of these athletes have received sand and/or indoor scholarships.

A3 - USAV Beach Elite Development Camps

Just below the High Performance Team, athletes selected to the Junior Beach Elite Development Camps will be invited to participate in a top-level, camp-only experience. The A3 Elite Development athletes are those who show the potential to improve their game and physicality through rigorous training. The A3 program is a camp-only program, but all athletes are encouraged to compete on the USAV Junior Beach Tour and seek qualification to the Junior Beach Tour Championships. (Note that athletes invited to a BHP Elite Development Camp may also participate on a regional BHP team, barring any scheduling conflicts).

A4 - USAV Beach Advanced Skills Camps

Below the A3 program, athletes selected to the Advanced Skills Camps are those who are committed to improving their beach game, but do not yet have the experience or physicality that the Elite Development and High Performance athletes possess. The A4 program is a camp-only program, but all athletes are encouraged to compete on the USAV Junior Beach Tour and seek qualification to the Junior Beach Tour Championships. (Note that athletes invited to a BHP Advanced Skills Camp may also participate on a regional BHP team, barring any scheduling conflicts).

Regional Beach HP Teams

Many regions are starting their own beach high performance teams. These teams, which may be chosen from national tryouts hosted in the specific region, will be invited to participate in the USAV Beach High Performance Championships. Please contact your region directly to find out if it offers a Beach HP Team program.