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DELTA REGION BEACH NEWS

USA NATIONAL BEACH TOUR

Compete on the Beach!

If you are interested in playing beach volleyball competitively, the USA National Beach Tour and Delta Region Volleyball is where it's at!

The National Beach Tour is a joint effort between USA Volleyball and the 40 USAV regions for junior volleyball players. It is the only official sanctioned beach tour of USA Volleyball: Junior Beach National Championships (JBNC). Under the JBNC, there will be several divisions offered: National Open [bid won at Beach National Qualifier]; & Regional Open [bid won at Beach Regional Qualifier] The Delta Region has 4 Regional Bids to Award in each Age Division!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  National Beach HP tryouts will take place with many of the USA National Beach Tour Qualifiers.  CLICK HERE to get more info!

USAV NATIONAL BEACH HP TRYOUT IN LITTLE ROCK

High Performance National Tryouts are held across the United States each year in the spring. On Friday, May 8th they are headed to Little Rock, AR thanks to 501 Volley! Not only are they playing host to the National HP tryout, they are also sponsoring a USA Volleyball National Beach Qualifier to be held the following Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10th.

This is a great opportunity for Delta Region Beach players to be seen by the National staff and to also win a Bid to the National Junior Beach Championships to be held this summer in Huntington Beach, CA.

Tryouts are approximately four-hour events in which athletes complete physical testing and positional evaluations during a variety of drills and games along with other athletes within their FIVB age group. Athletes receives a tryout T-shirt included in their tryout registration.

Each tryout also includes a parent meeting, where a representative from High Performance will review the available programming for the current year available to athletes in each age group.

For additional information and to register read article below.

USA NATIONAL JUNIOR BEACH TOUR COMING TO LITTLE ROCK

In a joint effort between the National Beach Tour and 501 Volley, the Tour is coming to the Delta Region!

To be held Saturday, May 9th thru Sunday, May 10th, the event will take place at Murray State Park, 5900 Rebsamen Park Rd, in Little Rock.

THE TOUR INCLUDES BOTH GIRLS AND BOYS DIVISIONS.

There are qualifying and non-qualifying events, with the qualifying events distributing bids to the USA National Beach Tour-Junior Championships in July at Huntington Beach, California.

Qualifying events will such as this, will award Open Division bids to the National Beach Tour Junior Championships to the winners of each age division.

To register for this and other National Beach Tour events go to:   https://www.nationalbeachtour.com/page/show/3795999-home

Please see the Qualification Guide provided below  for   information.  

The Delta Region will also host a Region Qualifier this summer to award Bids to the winners for the American Division. Watch your email for additional information coming soon.

501 Volley and the Delta Region Host USA Volleyball High Performance Tryout

High Performance National Tryouts are held across the United States each year in the spring. On Friday, May 8th they are headed to Little Rock, AR thanks to 501 Volley! Not only are they playing host to the National HP tryout, they are also sponsoring a USA Volleyball National Beach Qualifier to be held the following Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10th. This is a great opportunity for Delta Region Beach players to be seen by the National staff and to also win a Bid to the National Junior Beach Championships to be held this summer in Huntington Beach, CA.

Tryouts are approximately four-hour events in which athletes complete physical testing and positional evaluations during a variety of drills and games along with other athletes within their FIVB age group. Athletes receives a tryout T-shirt included in their tryout registration.

Each tryout also includes a parent meeting, where a representative from High Performance will review the available programming for the current year available to athletes in each age group.

USAV High Performance Parent Handout 2020

Beach Boys & Girls

USAV HP Player Medical Waiver Form

2020 HP Tryout Registration

Tryout registration opens Nov. 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
 

  • Step 1: Create a High Performance registration account
  • Step 2: Log in and register
    • Registration is $90: Closes one week (seven days) prior to tryout date at 10 a.m. ET
    • Late registration is $115: Available starting one week (seven days) prior to tryout date until three days prior to tryout start date at 10 a.m. ET
    • Last chance registration is $140: Available starting 10 a.m. ET three days prior to tryout date until tryout starts (local time)
    • USAV HP Player Medical Waiver

Tryouts will be held at Murray State Park located at 5900 Rebsamen Park Rd, Little Rock, AR. All tryouts are listed in local time. Check-in begins at the tryout start time. Tryout participation is dependent on registration in advance; registration is capped and space is limited for athletes who register late. If a tryout is filled to capacity, you may add your athlete to the waitlist and must wait to be notified to move up off the waitlist in order to register and participate in the tryout.

Athletes turning 18 or already 18 years old-SAFESPORT NOTE :  As of June 2019: If your athlete is 18 years of age OR turning 18 years of age on the day of their tryout, they will need to complete ALL modules of SafeSport training in order to participate. This will also be true for all 2020 High Performance training programs.

Please know, all SafeSport modules MUST be accessed through Webpoint.

Link to Webpoint: https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/wp15/intralock/login.aspInformation about summer program dates and locations are posted- Beach HP Training ProgramsInformation for Parents-Beach HP Paren

t Handout

HP Tryout Transfer and Cancellation Policies

Families may request a transfer or cancellation for a completed tryout registration at any time up until the start time for the event that you are registered for. Cancellations requested in advance of a registered event will be refunded in full less a $20 administrative processing fee within 1-2 weeks of the request submission date. Any questions can be sent to beachhp@usav.org.

2020 Beach High Performance Tryout Schedule (both boys and girls)

USA Volleyball High Performance National Training Programs provide a unique experience and give athletes the chance to train, compete and progress through the high performance pipeline with other top players from across the United States. Several U.S. National Team athletes, including Sara Hughes and Kelly Claes, first competed internationally with USA Volleyball Beach High Performance.

At a USA Volleyball High Performance tryout, athletes take their first step on the Path to the Podium by demonstrating their abilities and potential. Coaches evaluate each athlete for the opportunity to be selected to train or compete in the National Team Pipeline. The A1, A2, and A3 National Training Programs each provide athletes with the unique experience of training in the National Team system, designed to help athletes reach the pinnacle of success in the sport. Working with some of the top coaches in the country, these athletes are given the tools and support they need as they continue to strive to progress on their path to the podium.

2020 USA Beach Tour Calendar

The 2020 USA National Beach Tour for junior athletes kicks off September 22, 2019 in Galveston, Texas. Events will continue through summer of 2020 around the country. New events are being added, so keep an eye on this calendar.

USAV DRESS CODE FOR BNQ'S & NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

APPAREL REQUIREMENTS FOR USAV

& DELTA REGION BEACH EVENTS

 

DRESS CODE/ATTIRE: Uniforms are not required. However, matching color bottoms and tops are encouraged. All athletes are REQUIRED to wear a top, for girls it must cover your midsection when standing, and bottoms such as spandex, shorts or leggings. No bikinis will be permitted for any team. Boys must wear tank tops or t-shirts that cover their midsection when standing and bottoms such as swim trunks, surf shorts, or volleyball shorts. No brief type swim trunks.

This is mandatory at all Delta Region events, BNQ, National Championships and HP Championships. 

Huntington Beach to Host Beach Tour Jr. Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 29, 2020) – As the United States’ top beach volleyball teams get warmed up for Tokyo, junior athletes can compete against the best pairs in their age group.

The 2020 National Beach Tour Junior Championships are headed for Huntington Beach, Calif., on July 18-21.

The Junior Championships are a great place for junior beach athletes to have fun, see old friends and make new ones and test their skills against some of the best players in the country. The top three teams in each division get medals, a prize pack and free digital podium photos.

Many teams are also featured on USA Volleyball social media throughout the competition.

A record 505 junior beach volleyball teams competed at the 2019 Junior Championships in Manhattan Beach, Calif. Let’s beat the record in 2020!

Athletes can qualify for the Junior Championships by competing in events on the USA National Beach Tour. A full list of events can be found at NationalBeachTour.com.

The Junior Championships also have a Patriot division for teams that don’t earn a bid, but still want to compete.

Girls 12-and-under and Boys 12U, 14U and 16U will compete July 18-20. Girls 14U, 16U and 18U and Boys 18U will compete July 19-21.

Admission for spectators is free.

Registration for National Beach Tour Junior Championships

Open Divisions
usav.bracketpal.com/signup/98

American Divisions
usav.bracketpal.com/signup/100

Patriot Division
usav.bracketpal.com/signup/105

APP FOR FINDING A BEACH PARTNER

Please note the following is not a product of USA Volleyball. This is posted because a Delta Region member-Sam Wolinski- is a part of this company and it could be something our Delta Beach players will be interested in.

 

OMG! It's LIVE! We are so excited to announce our Beach Partner App has gone live in the Apple and Google Play stores! Please spread the word and let's grow this amazing game!

Beach Partner is a revolutionary app designed by members of the volleyball community to provide you with a comprehensive tool that makes your beach volleyball search simpler in every way.  Create a personal profile, organize your tournament schedule, then swipe and connect with potential beach partners within the app.  Beach Partner is designed for youth and adult athletes looking to play beach events close to home and around the nation!  

Throughout the country there are so many events, and we wanted to make it easier for players and their families to navigate through and find tournaments to play. There is literally a link to register for each event on the app, and to show that you are going. We thought it was important for the app to sync with iCal and Google Cal because many families are booking tournaments months in advance. Your upcoming tournaments are also displayed on your dashboard so you can easily access everything at your fingertips.

 

Beach Partner. . .Now LIVE in the Apple and Google Play Stores! 

  • View player profiles 
  • Match up with potential partners
  • Customize your individual profile
  • Master calendar with every beach volleyball event in the nation; including camps, showcases, and tournaments
  • Let potential partners know you’re available to play
  • Connect with other players
  • Share video highlights
  • Build a personalized tournament calendar 

DELTA REGION SAND COURT GRANT

The Delta Region Sand Court Grant was initiated in 2019 with the intentions of funding sand volleyball programs in the Delta Region by supplementing court expenses. Generally, successful grants have been in the $500-$5,000 range.

DESIGN OF GRANT:

Factors to be considered as appropriate for consideration:

  1. A minimum of two courts must be built in the same area (adjacent courts are best)
  2. Builder must follow the Sand Court Guidelines when constructing courts; which includes proper drainage and sand specifications. Information on how to build a sand court can be found below.
  3. Grants will be issued to Clubs only and not for individual members
  4. Courts must have public access to restroom facilities and be available to host Delta Region sanctioned events
  5. All applicants will also be required to submit a detailed budget with justification of the grant. Successful applicants will be required to provide final reports as to the progress of the project, use of the grant funds, and impact on the targeted population.
  6. The region will look closely at the overall costs of the project in relation to projected impact.
  7. The region reserves the right to monitor and seek periodic updates to monitor how the funds are being used to advance the stated project for which the grant was requested.
  8. Grantee will promote Delta Region by providing photos of program activities, posting to Delta Region’s social media platforms and submitting a follow-up report on program outcomes within 12 months of the date of the award.
  9. Proposals are accepted at any time on a first-come, first-served basis and may be granted anytime in 2019-2020 until funds no longer remain.

TO APPLY FOR GRANT:

Email the above information to the Delta Region office at reg@deltavolleyball.net or call 870-933-8110.

RESULTS FROM 2019 DELTA REGION GIRLS BEACH QUALIFIER

Division Result Team Name Player Name Player Name City State  
G18 1 Conway White Madison Bates Matti Fairchild Conway AR  
  2* 501 Denton/Mobley Brae Denton Kenley Mobley Conway AR  
  3 Greenlee/Neumann Kyler Greenlee   Fayetteville AR  
G16 1* Clubb/Martin Kyla Clubb Riley Martin Fayetteville AR  
  2 501 Atkinson/Evans Katie Atkinson Sydney Evans Cabot AR  
  3* 501 Ashburn/Skinner Mary Katherine Ashburn Sophie Skinner Hot Springs AR  
  4* Sandstorm Vivian Hunt Kenedi Brunen Little Rock AR  
G14 1* Ozark Wielert/Xu Ella Weilert Annie Xu Fayetteville AR  
  2* PCA - Arnold/Tong Lyla Tong Elizabeth Arnold Sherwood AR  
  3 Bass and Bass Hannah Bass Sarah Bass Jonesboro AR  
G12 1* Sandstorm Sara Cooper Isable Butler Benton AR  
  2* Desoto Legacy Ohana Mary Catherine Couch Sophia Gonzalez Hernando MS  
  3 Belle and Reese Isabelle Ventress Reese Wilburn Alexander AR  
               
* Accepted Bid to Girls Junior National Beach Championships       
        to be held in Manhatten Beach, California July 18-23!      
    GOOD LUCK LADIES!