Junior Beach High Performance

The 2018 Junior Beach High Performance programming is designed for elite male and female athletes born in 2000 or later. There are a number of pathways to get involved in the National Team Pipeline. Athletes will be evaluated and identified for program placement through November 2017 to May 2018. Tailored training is delivered during the summer at the A1, A2 and A3 levels. Complimentary training is provided through our accredited Regional programs. Junior beach athletes compete in their showcase competitions that feature an international style of play.

2018 FIVB / USA Beach Volleyball Junior Age Groups (Boys and Girls)
Junior Beach High Performance age group classifications are consistent with those established by the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and govern international competition and all levels of USAV Beach HP programs. Athletes remain in an age group for two years (one year they are the younger year and one year they are the older year), then move up to the next age group at the beginning of the next year to start a new cycle. Athletes may only try out and play in their own age group – there is no "playing up." The age groups for 2018 are:

  • U13 - Born in 2006, 2007 or later
  • U15 - Born in 2004 or 2005
  • U17 - Born in 2002 or 2003
  • U19 - Born in 2000 or 2001

 

USAV Beach High Performance Attire
USAV Beach HP is the most elite training program in the country and upholds standards of excellence. It prepares junior athletes to compete in NCAA programs and for collegiate athletes to transition as a sustainable professional. The following guidelines for attire will be upheld by all athletes engaging with the program at all levels for domestic events. All international events will have guidelines issued by the host organization that must be followed.

Junior Girls
For all girls born in 2000 or later the attire includes, at a minimum, shorts or spandex and a tank top that covers the midriff when arms are at the sides. All attire should display minimal commercial logos only (up to 2 inches) or no logos if the item is not Adidas. Club and college logos or any advertisement is not permitted on any personal item. Hats, visors, sunglasses and sand socks are considered optional personal attire. Should USAV Beach HP issue gear for the event it is required to be worn as stated. In addition, for competitions, pairs must be dressed identically including matching tops and bottoms (including lengths). Cold weather clothing is permitted in conjunction with the uniform and should fit snugly under any uniform.

Junior Boys
For all boys born in 2000 or later the attire includes, at a minimum, shorts and a tank top that covers the midsection. All attire should display minimal commercial logos only (up to 2 inches) or no logos if the item is not Adidas. Club and college logos or any advertisement is not permitted on any personal item. Hats, visors, sunglasses and sand socks are considered optional personal attire. Should USAV Beach HP issue gear for the event it is required to be worn as stated. In addition, for competitions, pairs must be dressed identically including matching tops and bottoms (including lengths). Cold weather clothing is permitted in conjunction with the uniform and should fit snugly under any uniform.