FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (July 28, 2022) – For the first time, U.S. beach volleyball clubs will duke it out for the title of top beach club in the nation.
The inaugural U.S. Beach Club Championship runs July 29-31 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. All the action takes place at the beach volleyball courts located at 1100 Seabreeze Blvd.
A joint venture between USA Volleyball and Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), the U.S. Beach Club Championship is an innovative tournament that adds competition between clubs to typical age group play. Athletes will compete in in their age group (girls 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U; boys 12U/14U and 16U/18U), and top finishers in each group’s bracket earn points for their club. The boys and girls clubs with the highest amount of points at the end of the tournament will be crowned winners of the Club Cup.
First, second and third-place pairs in each division will earn medals. An All-Tournament team will be named, in addition to awards given for the following categories:
- Most Valuable Player
- Best Offensive Athlete
- Best Defensive Athlete
- Best Uniform (club award)
Competitors and spectators may also take in the AVP’s Fort Lauderdale Open, which runs beside the junior tournament. Admission is free to the Fort Lauderdale Open, and several former and current athletes on USA Volleyball’s Beach National Team will participate, including Tokyo 2020 Olympians Tri Bourne, Kelly Cheng, Phil Dalhausser, Nick Lucena and Sarah Sponcil.