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The 2017 Junior Beach Tour Championships will be held in Florida

April 11, 2017, 11:05 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour Championships will be held July 20-25, 2017 in Siesta Key, Florida. The tournament will feature over 400 teams from across the country with boys and girls ages 10-18 years old. General admission to the tournament and parking will be free.

The Junior Beach Tour Championships Open Division is a culmination of the top three winners of each division from over 90 Junior Beach Tour stops across the country. Each Open team must have at least one player that has earned a bid to qualify their team in the Open Division. There is also a Club Division for all participants to compete in that have not earned a bid.

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"I am extremely excited and happy to have the USAV Junior Beach Tour Championships held in Siesta Key, Florida. I have been very fortunate to travel the world and visit many beaches, but Siesta Key has always been special and one of my favorite beaches," said Mark Paaluhi, USAV Junior Beach Tour Manager.

The opening three days, July 20-22, will host the Boys' 12U/14U Open and Club, and Girls' 12U/16U Open and Club Divisions. The final days, July 23-25, will host the Boys' 16U/18U Open and Club, and Girls' 14U/18U Open and Club Divisions.

"The Sarasota County Sports Commission is very excited to host the Junior Beach Tour Championships," said Sarah Huffman, Sports Sales Manager for Visit Sarasota County. "We look forward to showing off the number one beach in the world, Siesta Key, and welcoming all of the players and families to Sarasota County. We expect the best junior players from all over the country for a great week of fun and competition."

USAV Junior Beach Tour Championships Schedule:


Thursday July 20 Boys 12U and 14U (Open and Club); Girls 12U and 16U (Open and Club)
7 a.m. - AM wave check in
7:30 a.m. - Player, coach and parent meeting
8 a.m. - AM wave pool play begins
12 p.m. - PM wave check in
12:30 p.m. - Player, coach, and parent meeting
1 p.m. - PM wave pool play begins

Friday July 21 Boys 12U and 14U (Open and Club); Girls 12U and 16U (Open and Club)
8 a.m. - AM wave pool play begins
12:30 p.m. - 1st round Gold Division (only) playoffs - match play (if necessary)
1 p.m. - PM wave pool play begins
5:30 p.m. - 1st round Gold Division (only) playoffs - match play (if necessary

Saturday July 22 Boys 12U and 14U (Open and Club); Girls 12U and 16U (Open and Club)
8 a.m. - Boy and Girls Single elimination playoffs - All Divisions (Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper)
12:30 p.m. - Bronze, Copper Finals
1 p.m. - Silver Finals
3 p.m. - Gold Finals

Sunday July 23 Boys 16U and 18U (Open and Club); Girls 14U and 18U (Open and Club)
7 a.m. - AM wave check in
7:30 a.m. - Player, coach and parent meeting
8 a.m. - AM wave pool play begins
12 p.m. - PM wave check in
12:30 p.m. - Player, coach, and parent meeting
1 p.m. - PM wave pool play begins

Monday July 24 Boys 16U and 18U (Open and Club); Girls 14U and 18U (Open and Club)
8 a.m. - AM wave pool play begins
12:30 p.m. - 1st round Gold Division (only) playoffs - match play (if necessary)
1 p.m. - PM wave pool play begins
5:30 p.m. - 1st round Gold Division (only) playoffs - match play (if necessary)

Tuesday July 25 Boys 16U and 18U (Open and Club); Girls 14U and 18U (Open and Club)
8 a.m. - Boy and Girls Single elimination playoffs - All Divisions (Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper)
12:30 p.m. - Bronze, Copper Finals
1 p.m. - Silver Finals
3 p.m. - Gold Finals

*Finals times subject to change

About USA Volleyball
The USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour is the premier domestic youth beach competition in the United States. USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of volleyball in the United States and is recognized as such by the Federation Internationale de Volleyball and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Participation and performance in the JBT throughout the season earns athlete bids to the season ending USAV Junior Beach Tour Championships. The JBT and JBT Championships are a key step in the development of our elite athlete pipeline that could eventually lead to international competition and ultimately the Olympic Games. The journey begins here.