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Beach Tour Junior Championships Move to Manhattan Beach

By B.J. HOEPTNER EVAN (BJ.EVANS@USAV.ORG) | DEC. 19, 2018, 8:07 P.M. (ET), 12/20/18, 9:30AM CST


TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2018) – One of beach volleyball’s most historic sites will host one of USA Volleyball’s biggest events in 2019.

Manhattan Beach, Calif., will host the 2019 USA National Beach Tour - Junior Championships on July 18-23.

Athletes can qualify for the NBT-Junior Championships at 2019 National Beach Qualifiers (BNQs) that will be held around the country. The top four pairs in each division from Beach National Qualifiers and a select number of bid winners from Beach Regional Qualifiers earn spots into the national championship.

Players can register now for 2019 NBT events at

There is also a Patriot division for teams that don’t earn a bid, but still want to compete.

Girls’ and boys’ teams in the 12-and-under and 16U divisions will compete July 18-20. Teams in the 14U and 18U divisions will compete July 21-23.

Admission for spectators is free.

The 2018 USA NBT – Junior Championships, held in Siesta Key, Fla., included more than 380 girls’ and boys’ beach teams.

Manhattan Beach is the site of the Manhattan Beach Open, a tournament that has been held since 1960.