Tulsa to host 2022 Pan American Cup
The U.S. competes at the 2021 FIVB Girls U18 World Championship; photo courtesy Volleyball World

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 27, 2022) – Eight volleyball teams from North, South and Central America, and the Caribbean will converge on Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 18-23 for the 2022 U19 Girls Pan American Cup.

The U.S. Girls U19 Team will face the best athletes from across the Americas and the Caribbean to vie for the coveted championship and to qualify for the 2023 FIVB Girls U19 World Championship.

Besides the United States, teams from Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and either Chile or Colombia are expected to compete.

USA Volleyball will host the event in the Grand Hall of the Cox Business Convention Center in conjunction with the USA Volleyball All-Star Championship on July 20-23.

“We are excited to bring this important international competition to Tulsa where the city and competition will be showcased around the globe,” said USA Volleyball President and CEO Jamie Davis. “Fans will have the opportunity to witness some of the best young players in the world play volleyball. Some may have an opportunity to be Olympians in 2024 and 2028. The Tulsa Sports Commission and Regional Tourism have been great partners for us, and we know the teams and their supporters will have a great experience along with exceptional Midwest hospitality.”

“Once again, it is an honor to support USA Volleyball especially by hosting the NORCECA eight-team event during All-Star Weekend,” said Ashleigh Bachert, Interim Senior Vice President of Tulsa Regional Tourism. “This is a huge opportunity to show skilled players from across North America and the Caribbean what Tulsa has to offer, and we can’t wait to see the Cox Business Convention Center once again receive international attention.”

Admission to the tournament will be free.

Match Times
July 18-20 (pool play)
Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

July 21 (quarterfinals)
4 p.m., 6 p.m.

July 22 (semifinals)
Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

July 23 (finals and classification matches)
Noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

About the Tulsa Sports Commission
In 1993, the Tulsa Sports Commission (TSC) was created to attract and develop sporting events and conventions for economic impact on the Tulsa community. Since its inception, the TSC has accounted for more than $500 million in economic impact to the Tulsa region by helping attract, market and host championships and sports-related events and conventions to the region. The TSC is a founding member of the National Association of Sports Commissions and lives within the Tulsa Regional Tourism umbrella organization. Learn more at visittulsa.com/sports.

About Tulsa Regional Tourism
Tulsa Regional Tourism is northeast Oklahoma’s premier accredited destination marketing organization. Housed at the Tulsa Regional Chamber, it includes Visit Tulsa for leisure travel, Tulsa Convention & Visitors Bureau for meetings & conventions, Tulsa Sports Commission for amateur & pro sports and the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture (FMAC) for creative industries and accredited film commission. Tulsa Regional Tourism leads the community’s bidding for and hosting of signature events like the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the Big 12 Wrestling Championship, USA BMX Grand Nationals, the Arabian Horse Association’s U.S. Nationals and more. Learn more at visittulsa.com.

About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and World ParaVolley as the National Governing Body for the sport of volleyball including the disciplines of beach, indoor, sitting, snow and beach Paravolley in the United States. With more than 425,000 registered members, USA Volleyball conducts national championship events, coaching and officials certification programs, and grassroots development across all disciplines in a lifetime sport in which all can participate. USA Volleyball’s teams have won an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, five Paralympic medals since 2004 and numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball’s women’s teams are the reigning gold medalists in the Olympic indoor, beach and Paralympic events. The United States is the first country to have won a gold medal in each discipline at a single Summer Games. For more information on USA Volleyball, visit usavolleyball.org. #PathtothePodium