USA Volleyball – Updated Age Definitions – New Cutoff Date of July 1 Instead of Sept 1

Oklahoma Beach Regional

USA Volleyball has elected to host the beach national tournament as a non-bid event.  Qualifying this summer is not necessary.  In light of this opportunity for teams to attend at will, OKRVA will forego the annual beach regional qualifier.  See the note below from USAV.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 23, 2020) – USA Volleyball has announced that the 2020 USA National Beach Tour Junior Championship will be held July 21-26 at John Hunt Park in Huntsville, AL in partnership with Rally Volleyball.  Athletes who have received a bid at a Beach National Qualifier will be top seeded with other registrants all qualifying to play in the open division.

“USAV is excited to be holding the nation’s premiere Junior National Championships this year for the first time in Alabama” USAV President and CEO Jamie Davis said. “We know that junior athletes and their families have been missing volleyball during the shutdown and we have planned extensive and strict safety protocols to protect the players, officials coaches and fans.  The Junior Championships are a great place for the top American youth players to test their skills against some of the best players in the country.”

“We are honored to assist USAV in hosting this premier event during this challenging time” stated Colleen Craig, CEO of Rally Volleyball. “John Hunt Park offers a great inland alternative for beach volleyball.  The complex boosts a brand-new premier beach facility including air-conditioned bathrooms, indoor and outdoor showers, wi-fi, power, water sprinkling system for the sand, and lights on all the courts, to name a few of the amenities.”

The schedule for the event is as follows:

12U and 16U Age Divisions:
July 21: Pool play
July 22: Pool play
July 23: Playoffs

14U and 18U Age Divisions:
July 24: Pool play
July 25: Pool play
July 26: Playoffs

The top three teams in each age group receive medals and prize packs.  Admission for spectators is free.

Register now at https://usav.bracketpal.com/signup/124.

The Oklahoma Region Volleyball Association (OKRVA) is a non-profit member organization of USA Volleyball (USAV). The USAV is the national governing body for volleyball in the United States. Administration of the Region is organized and governed by an elected board of directors. The primary function of our region is the education of players, officials, and the general public in all the aspects of the sport of volleyball.

OKRVA acts as a liaison for promotion of the sport along with the other regions in the country. The region is involved in adult, junior, and youth volleyball programs and registers members. To participate in sanctioned events, each player and coach must be an active member of OKRVA. When you become a member of the Region, you become a member of USAV.

Currently, the most common affiliation with OKRVA comes through Junior Club Volleyball. The region also supports adult tournaments, disabled volleyball, and High Performance volleyball – a national pipeline to emerging talent. For any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact the region. We welcome your input.

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