USAV Beach 3rd Annual Collegiate Challenge
Nine schools have already committed to the upcoming USAV Beach 3rd Annual Collegiate Challenge. We have launched an online registration site for the event. You can log on any time between now and March 28th to register your teams for the doubles and four's divisions. A tournament fact sheet will be sent to you once you register. Please note that we will be using the Wilson ball. Please use this link to register: https://usavbeach.webconnex.com/2011USAVCollegiateChallenge
Registration Deadline: Monday March 28, 2011 - 11:59 PM Pacific
Roster/Line-ups Deadline: Wednesday April 13
Location: South Hermosa Pier, Hermosa Beach, CA
Match Format: Full match play (2 out of 3 to 21, 3rd to 15). Pool play with single elimination play-offs
Qualifier Format: Single elimination to qualify last 4 teams into the Main Draw (if necessary)
Cost: $20 per athlete. Athletes must be entered by their institution.
The Collegiate Division will be open to current NCAA and NAIA indoor women's volleyball programs and will mimic the NCAA proposed sand volleyball format, while guaranteeing three to four matches per doubles team. Athletes who have exhausted their indoor eligibility but will plan on playing NCAA sand are eligible for this division. There is no maximum or minimum number of pairs per school. Teams will be seeded according to NCAA rank and results of the 2010 USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge. Entry is $20 per athlete.
USAV will also offer a Fours Exhibition, for schools that have athletes who would like to participate and get some court time, but are not interested in doubles. Entry is $20 per athlete; roster size is limited to six athletes.
The new BCS Seniors Division is open to female athletes who have exhausted their indoor NCAA or NAIA eligibility and WILL NOT play NCAA sand, with their final playing season being between Fall 2009 and Fall 2010. Teams must be comprised of athletes who played at the same college or university. This will be a separate entry and competition from the Collegiate Division, and teams can enter regardless of their institution's participation in the Collegiate Division. Entry is $20 per athlete.
The USAV Beach Collegiate Challenge BCS Seniors Division champion will earn a spot in CBS Sports Network's 2011 Alt Games Collegiate Beach Championships on May 13-14 in San Diego, CA, competing for an automatic bid into the USAV BCS Huntington Beach Open May 27-29.
A USAV High Performance Beach Tryout open to all athletes ages 12-25 will be held the following day, Sunday April 17. This is an official USA Volleyball National Team tryout. Collegiate players are eligible to participate during the school year and collegiate institutions may provide actual and necessary expenses related to participation in one tryout. For more information and the full USAV Beach High Performance Tryout schedule click here: Tryout Information
To register for the USAV Collegiate Challenge click here: https://usavbeach.webconnex.com/2011USAVCollegiateChallenge