COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 19, 2018) — USA Volleyball has launched the USA National Beach Rankings, the premiere domestic platform for all beach volleyball results. This site currently features all junior beach rankings and in the coming months will show all adult rankings as well. This new ranking system will provide for the most accurate seeding of competitions and will be the best platform to identify talent at all levels across the country.
This platform features four levels of competitions: International, National, Zonal and Regional. It also supports additional bonus points for events that have more teams (greater competition points).
“Our goal as USA Volleyball is to be the driver of collaboration in the beach community,” said USA Volleyball CEO Jamie Davis. “Building this all-inclusive ranking system is a critical step in achieving a united platform to support our talented athletes in their pursuit of excellence. The USA National Beach Ranking platform will be the most complete and inclusive system in the United States.”
To see the new platform, visit NationalBeachRanking.com
Visitors to the site will have options to view the current junior beach rankings, events, points calculator and ranking guidelines.
A project team of USA Volleyball beach staff and the Regional Volleyball Associations Assembly (RVAA) Beach Committee (which includes eight USAV Regions) were tasked with merging two dynamically different ranking systems for junior athletes.
“This collaborative effort will ultimately benefit our USAV members and create a platform to unify beach ranking activities across all domestic tours,” said Andy Reitinger, chair of the RVAA Beach Committee. “This is a great day for beach volleyball in the USA.”
“It is exciting to be part of building something exceptional that utilizes improvements in technology to provide the beach community with a better experience,” said Megan Burgdorf, USAV Manager, Beach High Performance and lead of the USAV Beach Project Team. “This junior ranking system should enhance all junior competitions at the Regional, Zonal and National levels.”
This system has been brought to life in partnership with SportsEngine.
“This has been an innovative project to undertake at a national scale with such complexities,” said Jesse Gumm from SportsEngine and founder of BracketPal. “BracketPal and SeedingPal offers a turn-key solution that simplifies competition management and streamlines entry of results post-event.”