Saturday, 13 Jul 2024

Three Beach Trials Set for June

This summer, aspiring beach volleyball athletes from high schools and colleges across the nation will have the opportunity to compete for spots on three different age-group national teams. The Beach National Team Development Program (NTDP) of USA Volleyball will be hosting trials for the U19, U20, and World University Championship Beach National Teams. These trials will be held in Southern California, with specific locations to be announced soon.

2022 U20 NORCECA Championship Trials

  • June 6-9, 2022
  • Registration is now open and will close on May 30
  • Athletes must be born on or after January 1, 2003
  • NORCECA U20 Beach Championships: Location and Dates to be confirmed

2022 U19 Beach World Championship Trials

  • June 20-23, 2022
  • Registration opens on March 21 and closes on June 13
  • Athletes must be born on or after January 1, 2004
  • FIVB U19 Beach World Championships: Dikili, Turkey; Sept. 14-18, 2022

2022 FISU Beach World University Championship Trials

  • June 20-23, 2022
  • Registration opens on March 21 and closes on June 13
  • Athletes must be born between January 1, 1997, and December 31, 2004, and meet ONE of the following criteria:
    • Currently enrolled in classes at an accredited college/university
    • Graduated or will graduate in 2021 or 2022
  • FISU Beach World Championships: Lake Placid, New York; Aug. 24-28, 2022
Tham Khảo Thêm:  Larson, Adams Win CEV Cup Title

Participants who secure the first-place finish in any of the three trials will earn the honor of representing the United States in their respective international events. Second-place finishers will also have the opportunity to compete if the U.S. is awarded a second team in the competition.

The registration fee for each pair in any of the trials is $250. However, athletes who have previously participated in an NTDP Training Series can avail a $50 discount per athlete. To obtain the discount code, please reach out to Beach NTDP coordinator Cody Liner before registration.

The United States has recently achieved success in both the FIVB U19 Beach World Championship and the FISU Beach World University Championship. In Thailand, Delaynie Maple and Megan Kraft claimed the U19 world title, while Xolani Hodel and Kate Reilly finished fourth. The American team has won the World University Championship twice, with Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes striking gold in 2016.

FAQs

Q: What are the requirements to participate in the trials?

A: The specific age requirements vary for each trial. For the U20 NORCECA Championship Trials, athletes must be born on or after January 1, 2003. For the U19 Beach World Championship Trials, athletes must be born on or after January 1, 2004. And for the FISU Beach World University Championship Trials, athletes must be born between January 1, 1997, and December 31, 2004, and meet certain education qualifications.

Q: How much does it cost to register for the trials?

Tham Khảo Thêm:  To Teach the Teachers

A: The registration fee for a pair in any of the trials is $250. However, athletes who have participated in an NTDP Training Series are eligible for a $50 discount per athlete.

Q: What happens if I finish in second place in the trials?

A: If the U.S. is awarded a second team in the competition, second-place finishers will also have the opportunity to represent the United States in their respective international events.

Summary

In June, beach volleyball athletes from high schools and colleges across the nation will compete for spots on three separate age-group national teams. The trials, organized by the Beach National Team Development Program (NTDP) of USA Volleyball, will take place in Southern California. Athletes will have the chance to earn a spot on the U19, U20, and World University Championship Beach National Teams. The registration process for each trial is now open, with specific closing dates for each event. The winners of each trial will have the honor of representing the United States in their respective international competitions. Second-place finishers will also have the opportunity to compete if a second U.S. team is awarded. Participating athletes can find more information and register on the NTDP website. Don’t miss this chance to showcase your talent and represent your country in beach volleyball!

For more information on the NTDP, please visit our website or contact our Beach NTDP coordinator Cody Liner.