2024 BVCA National Championship Tournament

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Tournament Information

Competition Dates: July 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 2024

Location: Hermosa Beach Pier, North & Southside

1 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Entry Fee:  $295 per team

Age Groups

18’s- Players Graduation year of 2024 & 2025
16’s- Players Graduation year of 2026 & 2027
14’s- Players Graduation year of 2028 & 2029
12’s -Players Graduation year of 2030 & 2031 and younger

Qualification 

Individual Pairs Event

Teams are selected by their club director. Each beach club will select their top team. If a player graduated High School in the fall and went to college in the spring, she can NOT participate in the BVCA National Championships as a junior player. If you are doing a gap year, please email the BVCA.

 See Guidelines 

Club vs Club Challenge Event

Teams qualified based on ranking points. See Guidelines

Open Division 5v5 Club v Club-24 Clubs

OPEN Division (5 vs 5): The highest ranking 16 clubs based on RANKING points (excluding points of clubs with multiple teams). The Advisory Committee will award 8 ‘At Large’ bids based on points, finishes, number of events, and will also consider clubs with a 2nd or 3rd team for qualification. A total of 24 squads will qualify.
After day 1 at the National Championship, the 3rd and 4th place squads from each pool will play in a Tier 2 Open Championship.

CLUB Division (3 vs 3): The highest ranking 16 clubs based on RANKING points (excluding points of clubs with multiple teams). The Advisory Committee will award 8 ‘At Large’ bids based on points, finishes, number of events, and will also consider clubs with a 2nd or 3rd team for qualification. A total of 24 squads will qualify.
After day 1 at the National Championship, the 3rd and 4th place squads from each pool will play in a Tier 2 Club Championship.


FUTURES Division (3 vs 3): The highest ranking 8 clubs based on RANKING points (excluding points of clubs with multiple teams).

NOTE: RANKING POINTS will be taken from a Club’s Top 4 Finishes in the BVCA Challenge Series (Open,Club & Future divisions ) to determine their points to go to the National Championships.

Schedule

***This schedule can change based on the number of teams that register. This will be the new format for 2024.

Day 1- Sunday, July 7 // 16’s and 18’s age groups

Wave 1: 16’s 7:30 Check in for 16’s (FIVB) Pools of 4/Match Play

168 teams’ max entry in each age group-42 pools

  • 8:30 -1 vs 4
  • 9:30 – 2 v 3
  • 10:30– Loser of Game 1 vs Loser of Game 2
  • 11:30– Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game 2

Wave 2: 12:00 18’s Check in (FIVB) Pools of 4/Match Play

 168 teams’ max entry in each age group-42 pools

  • 1:00 –1 vs 4
  • 2:00– 2 v 3
  • 3:00– Loser of Game 1 vs Loser of Game 2
  • 4:00– Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game 2

CLUB V CLUB National Championship for 3v3 FUTURE Division

8:30 Check in 

9:00 Pool Play

Day 2- Monday, July 8

  • The winner of each pool will go into a pool of 3 to decide seeding into the Gold Bracket. 
  • The last place team of each pool will go into a pool of 3 to decide seeding into the bronze bracket.
  • The 2nd, and 3rd place teams will go into a pool of 3. The winner of the pool will advance into the 70 team Gold, the 2nd and 3rd place goes to 56 team Silver, 42-team bronze bracket.
  • Games will be played to 21 in seeding-round.

Wave 1: 7:15-7:30 16’s& 18’s Check in pool of 3 for seeding into Brackets

8:00 Start Time

1v3

2v3

1v2

Wave 2: 9:00 16’s &18’s Check in pool of 3 for seeding into Brackets 

9:30 Start Time

 1v3 

 2v3

 1v2

11:30-6:30 Championship Bracket Gold/Silver/Bronze for 16’s & 18’s

  • MATCH PLAY, you lose you’re out of the tournament
  • The Goal is to finish the 2-3 rounds of Bracket.

CLUB V CLUB National Championship for 3v3 FUTURE Division

  • 9:00am for CHAMPIONSHiP BRACKET for Future National Championship

Day 3- Tuesday, July 9 // 12’s & 14’s age groups

8:30-5:00 16’s and 18’s Finish Championship Bracket

 16’s & 18’s Medal ceremony to follow the competition 

12’s Age Group 

7:30 12’s Check in (FIVB) pools of 4 -match play 

60 teams’ max entry-15 pools

  • 8:30-1 vs 4
  • 9:30- 2 v 3
  • 10:30- Loser of Game 1 vs Loser of Game 2
  • 11:30- Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game 2

14’s Age Group 

12:00 14’s Check in (FIVB) Pools of 4 -match play

144-teams max entry-36 pools

  • 1:00- 1 vs 4
  • 2:00- 2 v 3
  • 3:00- Loser of Game 1 vs Loser of Game 2
  • 4:00- Winner of Game 1 vs Winner of Game 2

Day 4- Wednesday, July 10 // Club v Club

  • The winner of each pool will go into a pool of 3 to decide seeding into the Gold Bracket. 
  • The last place team of each pool will go into a pool of 3 to decide seeding into the bronze bracket.
  • In 12’s, the 2nd and 3rd place teams will go into a pool of 3. The winner of the pool will advance into the 30-team Gold, 2nd 3rd place teams into 15-team Silver, 15-team bronze bracket.
  • In 14’s, the 2nd, and 3rd place teams will go into a pool of 3. The winner of the pool will advance into the 60-team Gold, 2nd and 3rd place teams into 48-team Silver, 36-team bronze bracket.
  • Games will be played to 21 in seeding-round.

7:45 12’s and 14’s Check-in

8:15-11:15 Pool of 3 for seeding into Brackets, there will be 2 pools on one court.

11:30-6:00 Championship Bracket Gold/Silver/Bronze for 12’s & 14’s

  • MATCH PLAY, you lose you’re out of the tournament
  • Goal is to finish the 2-3 rounds of Bracket

Club v Club National Championships July 17th & 18th

7:20 Check in Directors and Coaches meeting

Open Division 5v5 Club v Club- 24 Clubs

  • Top 2 that finish in Pool-play stay in OPEN Gold Bracket
  • 3rd & 4th in Pool go to Tier 2 Open 5 v5 Championship Bracket

Club Division Club v Club 3v3- 24 Clubs

  • Top 2 that finish in Pool-play stay in CLUB Gold Bracket
  • 3rd & 4th in Pool go to Tier 2 CLUB 3 v 3 Championship Bracket

Depending on space, there might be different waves. 

Wave 1: 8:00-1:00

Wave 2: 2:00-7:00 

Day 5- Thursday, July 11

8:30-5:00 12’s and 14’s Finish Championship Bracket 

12’s & 14’s Medal ceremony to follow

8:30-5:00 Club v Club National Championship Bracket 

Awards will be given out to the overall Best Beach Club Championship, and the Club vs Club Championship Series

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