Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Beach Update: NORCECA Playoff and Beach HP Camps

The world of beach volleyball is buzzing with exciting news. From successful performances on the World Tour in Australia to upcoming tournaments and training camps, there is a lot happening in the beach volleyball community.

Top 10 Finishes and NORCECA Playoff

Over the weekend, two women’s teams from the United States secured Top 10 finishes in Sydney, Australia. Their impressive performances have generated a lot of excitement and anticipation for what lies ahead.

Next up, there will be a playoff on Wednesday to determine the participants for the first two NORCECA tournaments of 2017. The NORCECA Continental Tour has 14 events scheduled for the year, with the first two stops set to take place in La Paz, Mexico, and the Cayman Islands. These tournaments promise to be thrilling showcases of beach volleyball talent.

More Beach Events Added to the 2017 Schedule

The 2017 NORCECA Continental Tour has expanded its calendar to include two additional tournaments. La Paz, Mexico, will host the first event from April 6-10, followed by the Cayman Islands from April 20-24. To determine the representatives for these tournaments, the U.S. will be hosting a playoff on March 22. Visit usavolleyball.org for the playoff results. Last year, the U.S. had an outstanding record on the NORCECA tour, securing 11 gold medals and a total of 32 medals throughout the year.

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Beach High Performance: Camps and Opportunities

USA Volleyball’s Beach High Performance program is in full swing. The Pacific Zone Skills Assessment Camp recently concluded, and preparations are underway for the Border Zone camp, which will be held in Houston, Texas, on April 1-2. These camps provide aspiring beach volleyball players with valuable training and development opportunities.

Junior Beach Tour: Hermosa Beach Stop and National Team Selection Camp

This week, the Junior Beach Tour will make stops in Albuquerque and Hermosa Beach. An exciting development this year is that the Spring Open in Hermosa Beach, California, will directly feed into the Beach High Performance pipeline. The winners of this tournament will receive automatic invitations to a Beach HP National Team Selection Camp. Similar invitations will be awarded at four other Junior Beach Tour events throughout the year.

With so many events and opportunities on the horizon, the beach volleyball community is buzzing with anticipation. From professional tournaments to developmental camps, there is something for everyone to enjoy and participate in. Stay tuned for more updates and make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming beach volleyball action!

FAQs

Q: What are the upcoming NORCECA tournaments?

A: The first two NORCECA tournaments of 2017 will be held in La Paz, Mexico and the Cayman Islands.

Q: How can I get involved in the Beach High Performance program?

A: The Beach High Performance program offers camps and training opportunities for aspiring beach volleyball players. Keep an eye out for upcoming camps in your region.

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Q: Which Junior Beach Tour tournaments offer invitations to the Beach HP National Team Selection Camp?

A: The winners of the Spring Open in Hermosa Beach, Calif.; Sandia Classic 2 in Albuquerque, N.M.; The Western Open in Snohomish, Wash.; and Triad Open in Greensboro, N.C. will receive automatic invitations to the Beach HP National Team Selection Camp.

Summary

Get ready for an exciting season of beach volleyball action! From successful finishes on the World Tour to upcoming NORCECA tournaments and Beach High Performance camps, there is plenty to look forward to. Stay tuned for more updates and make sure to take advantage of the opportunities available in the beach volleyball community. Visit our website for more information and to stay up to date with all the latest news. See you on the sand!