Beach Tour Jr. Championships Move to Manhattan Beach

By B.J. Hoeptner Evan (bj.evans@usav.org) | Dec. 19, 2018, 8:07 p.m. (ET)

USA Beach National Tour - Junior Championship

TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2018) – One of beach volleyball’s most historic sites will host one of USA Volleyball’s biggest events in 2019.

Manhattan Beach, Calif., will host the 2019 USA National Beach Tour - Junior Championships on July 18-23.

Athletes can qualify for the NBT-Junior Championships at 2019 National Beach Qualifiers (BNQs) that will be held around the country. The top four pairs in each division from Beach National Qualifiers and a select number of bid winners from Beach Regional Qualifiers earn spots into the national championship.

“Manhattan Beach has a long history of hosting the best of the best in beach volleyball and that's why we're proud to host the U.S. NBT - Junior Championships in 2019," said Steve Napolitano, mayor of Manhattan Beach. "The Junior Championships represent the next generation of the best in beach volleyball and we look forward to an exciting tournament.”

Players can register now for 2019 NBT events at nationalbeachtour.com.

There is also a Patriot division for teams that don’t earn a bid, but still want to compete.

Girls’ and boys’ teams in the 12-and-under and 16U divisions will compete July 18-20. Teams in the 14U and 18U divisions will compete July 21-23.

Admission for spectators is free.

The 2018 USA NBT – Junior Championships, held in Siesta Key, Fla., included more than 380 girls’ and boys’ beach teams.

Manhattan Beach is the site of the Manhattan Beach Open, a tournament that has been held since 1960.