Junior Beach High Performance National Training Programs

The Junior Beach National Team Pipeline consists of tiered training programs for all age groups and both genders. Athletes are evaluated and identified for their current skill level nationally and receive exclusive training opportunities with the country’s most talented beach coaches. Athletes put their training into practice through international style competitions. Most female athletes at A1, A2 and A3 have or will commit to NCAA beach volleyball programs.

Junior Beach National Team

The 2018 Junior Beach National Team (JBNT) represent USA internationally and will be training to compete in the 2018 FIVB U19 World Championships in the summer and the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina in October. Athletes are identified for the JBNT by medaling at the USAV U19 World Championship Trials held at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, CA from December 28-30, 2017.

A1 National Training Team

The A1 National Training Team is made up of the top ten evaluated athletes from across the country that are performing at peak potential. It is planned that this programs education and performance activities are based in Torrance, California at Beach Headquarters and that training will take place in Southern California. A1 athletes are the most funded training group. All 2018 A1 athletes are required to:

  • Participate in their Accredited Regional High Performance Program, if applicable
  • Attend A1 Summer Training Block (July 21-29, TBC Southern California)
  • Compete in the 2018 High Performance Championships (Tentative: July 30 - August 1, 2018 in Hermosa Beach, CA)
  • Maintain their junior ranking http://www.nationalbeachranking.com/

In addition, A1 athletes may attend the following events that may be at a discounted rate for additional training:

  • 2018 Spring Camp - March 30 - April 1, 2018 in Emerson, GA
  • Accredited Regional High Performance Events
  • Selection Camps
  • Beach National Qualifiers
  • A2 Zonal Camps
  • 2018 Winter Camp

A2 Zonal Training Teams

There are four A2 Zonal Training Teams based in the Atlantic, Border, Central and Pacific Zones of USAV. 

Each A2 Zonal Team is made up of the next top ten evaluated athletes from each Zone. It is planned that this programs education and performance activities will be based in four hubs, one in each Zone. A2 athletes are a partially funded training group. All 2018 A2 athletes are required to:

  • Participate in their Accredited Regional High Performance Program, if applicable
  • Attend A2 Summer Training Camp (June, TBD)
  • Compete in the 2018 Beach National Qualifier directly following camp (June, TBD)
  • If awarded entry, compete in the 2018 High Performance Championships (Tentative: July 30 - August 1, 2018 in Hermosa Beach, CA)
  • Maintain their junior ranking http://www.nationalbeachranking.com/

In addition, A2 athletes may attend the following events that may be at a discounted rate for additional training:

  • 2018 Spring Camp - March 30 - April 1, 2018 in Emerson, GA
  • Accredited Regional High Performance Events
  • Selection Camps
  • Beach National Qualifiers and Championships
  • 2018 Winter Camp

A3 High Performance Training Team

The A3 High Performance Training Team is based in various locations annually and is made up of those high potential athletes in development. It is planned that this programs education and performance activities will be outside of California in 2018. A3 athletes may receive some training discount. All 2018 A3 athletes are required to:

  • Participate in their Accredited Regional High Performance Program, if applicable
  • Attend A3 Summer Training Camp and Beach National Qualifier - May 25-28, 2018 in Cartersville, GA
  • Maintain their junior ranking http://www.nationalbeachranking.com/ 

In addition, A3 athletes may attend the following events that may be at a discounted rate for additional training:

  • 2018 Spring Camp - March 30 - April 1, 2018 in Cartersville, GA
  • Accredited Regional High Performance Events, if applicable
  • Selection Camps
  • Beach National Qualifiers and Championships
  • 2018 Winter Camp

USA Volleyball Accredited Region Beach High Performance Teams

New in 2018 are our Accredited Region Beach HP Programs which will undergo training at the National level for evaluation and identification of talent in November 2017. More information coming in January 2018!