Indoor volleyball players have had their turn, now it’s time for adult beach athletes to have their day in the sun with the debut of the inaugural USA Volleyball National Beach Tour (NBT) Adult Championships on Sept. 29-30 at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Florida.
Women’s and men’s divisions will feature Open, AA, A and B. Coed divisions will showcase teams in Open, AA, A and B. The women’s and men’s open divisions will offer cash prizes.
The competition format will be double elimination for the women’s and men’s Open divisions. All other divisions will have pool play followed by a single-elimination playoff.
“We are proud to be launching the USA Volleyball National Beach Tour Adult Championships and plan to make it an annual marquee event in our schedule,” said USA Volleyball CEO Jamie Davis. “Beach volleyball is a lifetime sport this competition will provide our adult players a great place to compete and celebrate at the end of the season.”
In addition to the fun on the court, the weekend will be highlighted by the Saturday night players’ party. More details will be available at NationalBeachTour.com.
“We are so proud to host the USA Volleyball Adult Beach championships on the sunny beaches of Greater Fort Lauderdale,” said Carol Hudson, vice president, Sports Business Development at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We look forward to welcoming all the athletes, coaches and fans to Greater Fort Lauderdale and know they will enjoy our beautiful 23 miles of golden coastline, culinary scene, water activities, and of course, great beach volleyball action.”
ABOUT USA Volleyball National Tour
The newly formed USA National Beach Tour is a joint effort between USA Volleyball and the 40 regions across the US. This tour is a merger of the Junior Beach Tour (JBT) and the American Beach Tour (ABT) and will be the officially sanctioned beach tour of USA Volleyball.
Beginning in 2018, the USA National Beach Tour will offer the Junior Beach National Championships (JBNC) and Adult Beach National Championships (ABNC). 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] and Patriot [non-bid division]. The Adult Beach National Championships (ABNC) will be an open registration event and will offer divisions for men, women, and coed.