COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 24, 2018) – Although it is fall in most parts of the country, USA Volleyball is already thinking spring/summer and the 2019 USA National Beach Tour.
The USA National Beach Tour serves as "The officially sanctioned beach tour of USA Volleyball."
USA Volleyball has confirmed 27 Beach National Qualifiers (BNQs) in 22 regions around the country.
The BNQs, held in 22 different regions of USAV, run from March to July. Each BNQ will award National Open Division bids to the USA National Beach Tour – Junior Championships in four age groups (12U, 14U, 16U and 18U) in both genders. The top four pairs in each division will earn a spot into the championship. Players can compete in multiple qualifiers to increase their chances of earning a coveted bid.
The dates and site for the USA National Beach Tour – Junior Championships will be announced soon.
USA Volleyball will also be conducting Beach High Performance Selection Camps across the United States in conjunction with the BNQs. Watch USAVolleyball.org for more information on the selection camps.
To register for the events, visit nationalbeachtour.com.
2019 BNQ SCHEDULE
Dates: Region | Event Name | Age Divisions | Location
Dec. 27-28, 2018: Arizona | Arizona Winter BNQ | All | Glendale, Ariz.
March 23: Southern California | Hermosa Spring BNQ | All | Hermosa Beach, Calif.
March 23-24: Lone Star | USA Lone Star Junior BNQ | All | Cedar Park, Texas
March 30-31: Northern California | Santa Cruz BNQ | All | Santa Cruz, Calif.
April 27-28: Carolina | Charlotte Open BNQ | All | TBD
April 28: Arizona | Arizona BNQ | 12U/16U | Glendale, Ariz.
May 4-5: Gulf Coast | Beach Fest BNQ | All | Gulf Shores, Ala.
May 5: Arizona | Arizona BNQ | 14U/18U | Glendale, Ariz.
May 11: Iroquois Empire | IREVA Junior BNQ #1 | All | TBD
May 18: Lone Star | Galveston Island BNQ | All | Galveston, Texas
May 18-19: Carolina | Carolina Grand Slam BNQ | All | Apex, N.C.
May 25-26: Gateway | Gateway BNQ | All | TBD
May 25-26: Ohio Valley | Ohio Valley BNQ | All | TBD
May 25-27: Gateway | 2019 Gateway Open BNQ | All | Ballwin, Mo.
May 25-27: Southern | Southern Region Rally BNQ | All | Cartersville, Ga.
June 1: Southern California | USA Volleyball BNQ | All | TBD
June 1-2: Chesapeake | Chesapeake Wave BNQ #1 | All | Ocean City, Md.
June 1-2: Great Plains | Great Plains BNQ | All | TBD
June 1-2: North Texas | North Texas BNQ | All | Lewisville, Texas
June 7-8: Intermountain | Intermountain BNQ | All | TBD
June 8: North Country | North Country BNQ | All | Fargo, N.D.
June 8-9: Ohio Valley | OVR Columbus BNQ | All | Columbus, Ohio
June 14-15: Florida | Florida BNQ | All | Tavares, Fla.
June 15-16: Heart of America | HOA Open BNQ | All | Kansas City and Blue Springs, Mo.
June 15-16: Chesapeake | Chesapeake Wave BNQ #2 | All | Ocean City, Md.
June 22: Iroquois Empire | IREVA Junior #2 | All | Liverpool, N.Y.
June 22: Great Lakes | Chicago Sand BNQ | Girls Divisions | Chicago, Ill.
June 24: Great Lakes | Chicago Sand BNQ | Boys Divisions | Chicago, Ill.
June 29-30: Puget Sound | Puget Sound BNQ | All | Snohomish, Wash.
June 29-30: Rocky Mountain | Rocky Mountain BNQ | All | Aurora, Colo.
July 13-14: Pioneer | Louisville BNQ | All | Louisville, Ky.