COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 4, 2021) – USA Volleyball has selected Las Vegas to host the 2022 Boys Junior National Championship (BJNC) on June 30-July 7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The BJNC is the United States’ premier junior boys club tournament and attracts the most elite athletes and college scouts from across the country.
The 43rd annual BJNC will bring thousands of athletes, coaches, officials, staff and spectators to Las Vegas. A total of 17 championships will be decided in age groups from 12-and-under to 18-and-under.
It is the second time that Las Vegas will host a major USA Volleyball event. It hosted the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship in 2021.
“We are excited to bring the United States’ most prestigious boys volleyball championship to Las Vegas in 2022” said Jamie Davis President and CEO of USA Volleyball. “The teams competing will be the best in the country and I am sure that they will enjoy the energy and excitement of playing in one of the world’s top destination cities.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome the USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championship to Las Vegas, and we’re confident the players, families, coaches and staff will have an unforgettable, only-in-Vegas experience,” said Lisa Motley, senior director of sports marketing & special events at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Last year, we successfully hosted our first event for USA Volleyball, and we’re proud that an organization of this caliber has chosen to return to Las Vegas with another event. We look forward to continuing to grow our relationship with USA Volleyball, and we can’t wait to welcome them back to the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World.”
“MGM Resorts has had a very successful partnership with U.S. sports organizations for many years,” said Daniel Rush, Vice President of Global Sports and Events Sales. “We look forward to hosting next year’s USA Volleyball Boys Championship event at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, further strengthening our position as the leader in sports and entertainment.”
Among the current Men’s National Team players who have competed at the Boys Junior Nationals are Olympians Micah Christenson, T.J. DeFalco, Taylor Sander, Erik Shoji and Kawika Shoji.
USA Volleyball will live stream all courts from the BJNC as part of its partnership with BallerTV, so family and friends who cannot attend the event in person can watch on their favorite device.