COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 19, 2020) – Fun and safety will be the names of the game at the USA National Beach Tour Junior Championship on July 21-26 in Huntsville, Ala.
USA Volleyball is holding the championship in partnership with Rally Volleyball Club, the Huntsville Sports Commission and the City of Huntsville.
Almost 350 girls and boys beach teams from 27 states are registered to compete in the championship, which will be held at John Hunt Park.
“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.”
As part of the tournament guidelines, players and their families are being asked to stay in their cars until shortly before their matches; to wear masks unless warming up, competing or cooling down and to pick up awards from a table rather than receiving them from another person.
The full list of safety protocols can be viewed at USAVolleyball.org.
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 and all spectators must wear a mask and bring their own chairs.