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Beach Division

Do you want to play Beach Volleyball?!

Beach Volleyball is growing in the North Country Region! Junior players with a full USAV membership can enter and compete in  any USAV/NCR beach tournament .  

Have you ever wanted to play alongside a friend from another club? Beach pairs can be made up regardless of club affiliation. 

NCR hosts two beach events during the month of June.  The USAV Beach National Qualifier and the NCR Beach Regional Qualifier. Six teams from North Country Region qualified for USAV Junior Beach Nationals last summer! 

We are working on confirming the 2020 date.  Please keep an eye on this page to register when we launch!  Contact the NCR Programs Coordinator (Sean@ncrusav.org) if you have any questions about Beach Volleyball. 

To find out more about the USA National Beach Tour, click on the link in the Events section below! 

Important Information

Beach Volleyball Fun Facts

  • USA Beach Volleyball team member Stafford Slick is from Andover, MN! Stafford has two career international gold medals, both on the NORCECA Continental Tour. Partnered with two Olympic gold medalists during his career, Dain Blanton and Todd Rogers.
  • Karch Kiraly, current head coach with the U.S. Women’s team, is the only gold medal winner in both indoor (1984 and 1988) and beach (1996).
  • 2004, 2008 and 2012 Beach Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor is the daughter of 1968 Olympian Butch May while 2008 gold medal winner Clay Stanley and Beijing MVP is the son of 1968 Olympian Jon Stanley.
  • Kerri Walsh Jennings, a five-time Olympian, became the most decorated beach volleyball Olympian of all-time after winning bronze in 2016. Walsh Jennings has three gold and one bronze in beach volleyball and competed for the indoor team in 2000.

 

Information

Become a USAV member to play beach volleyball 

(Junior Players with a full membership for the 2020 season are already eligible to enter beach events)

Age Definitions

Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics

Per USAV Guidelines

  • Junior players participating in beach events are unattached to their indoor club. 
  • Junior players may partner with players from another region as long as they compete in the same age group and gender. 
  • Junior players may compete in beach events at the same time as their indoor club.

Beach Events

NCR Beach tournaments

USAV National Beach Tour

Free Beach Clinic - More information coming soon