COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 5, 2024) – USA Volleyball’s Beach National Team Development Program (NTDP) has a big lineup of 2024 events across the country for collegiate athletes.
The 2024 USA Volleyball World University Championships (WUC) Beach National Team Trials will take place May 16-19 in Manhattan Beach, Calif., alongside an NTDP Spring Training Series event. The World University Championships are Sept. 2-8 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The WUC Trials will include 32 teams per gender following an international format of round-robin pool play and then a 24-team single-elimination bracket.
If necessary, a qualification tournament will be held on May 16. Eight teams per gender would gain a spot in the 32-team main draw.
Competing pairs do not have to represent the same university.
The winning team of each gender will earn the right to represent the United States at the World University Championships, pending all USA Volleyball, NORCECA, FIVB, FISU and IOC requirements are met. Second- and third-place finishers will be granted discounts for 2024 Beach Collegiate Challenge events.
The 2024 Men’s Beach Collegiate Challenge is scheduled for Sept. 13-15 at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md.
The 2024 Women’s Beach Collegiate Challenge is set for Sept. 27-29 in Virginia Beach, Va., in conjunction with the 50th Annual Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend and an NTDP Fall Training Series event.
“We are so excited to host this event during our 50th Annual Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend,” said Bo Wilkinson, Vice President of Operations, Virginia Beach Neptune Festival. “It is an honor to have these athletes train and compete on our sand, and we know our guests will be thrilled to watch the action.”
For the men’s and women’s Collegiate Challenge events:
- Every athlete will have the opportunity to be scouted through the Beach National Team Development Program (NTDP) Scouting Network.
- Points earned from this event will go toward future USA Volleyball events, including but not limited to the 2025 USA Volleyball U21 Beach National Team Trials and other events.
These collegiate events will be used for consideration for selection or to determine members of a national team.
The Beach Collegiate National Team Training Block will be June 11-19 in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
WUC Trials: volleyballlife.com/tournament/13089
Men’s Beach Collegiate Challenge: volleyballlife.com/tournament/13409
Women’s Beach Collegiate Challenge: volleyballlife.com/tournament/13412