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USAV Gateway Open Beach Doubles National Qualifier


Hotel Information

A list of area Hotels for out-of-town Teams will be made available shortly.  Check here for hotel updates and links.

So, How do Beach Sand Doubles Bids Work?

There are 3 tiers of Competition for Beach Junior Nationals.  Very similar to Boys and Girls Junior Nationals.

National Open Bids: May only be obtained at a Beach National Qualifier.

Regional Open Bids: May only be obtained at Beach Regional Qualifiers.  Gateway Regional Beach Bids are ONLY available to Gateway Region Pairings where both players are Gateway Region Members.

Pay to Play Division - Similar to the Indoor Boys JNC "Club" division, or the Indoor Girls JNC "Patriot" division.


2019 USAV Beach Tour Junior National Championships Move to Manhattan Beach!

TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 20, 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 nationalbeachtour.com.

More information at http://bit.ly/92018BVB

2019 Gateway Open Beach Doubles Junior National Qualifier

Last summer, we saw an impressive field of 85 juniors doubles teams competing for Regional bids. So impressive was our turnout at Nationals, USAV returned the Gateway Open back to a NATIONAL Beach Qualifier!  Please realize due to popularity and available space , Field Sizes may be will capped - so register soon!

What: The Gateway Beach Open. Junior Beach Tour.

When:  Saturday, May 25- Monday, May 27 - 2019

  • There will be 4 Open bids available in each division at the Beach Open. Both partners must be registered members of USAV to participate in this Qualifier.
  • Event details and registration may be found here!

Where:

  • STL Sandbar - 2851 Barrett Station Road, Ballwin, MO 63021. 
  • Chesterfield Athletic Complex - 17925 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield, MO 63005.

How: Online Bracketpal Event Registration:
     Regular: $107.42 per team before May 22, 2019
     Late: $128.01 per team after May 22, 2019

For event questions please contact Jennifer Morecraft, 314-849-1221, jmorecraft@gatewayvb.org

Age Division and Competition Dress Code

AGE DIVISIONS:

•18 and Under Division - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000 or Players who were born on or after September 1, 1999 and a high school student in the 12th grade or below during some part of the current academic year

•16 and Under Division - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002

•14 and Under Division - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004

•12 and Under Division - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2006

DRESS CODE/ATTIRE:

Uniforms are not required but 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.  For boys it must be a tank top or t-shirt that covers the midsection when standing, and bottoms such as board shorts, athletic shorts. No brief type swim trunks.


2019 Age Division General Schedule Flows

Girls 14U

Saturday May 25, 2019
Morning and Afternoon Pool Play waves at Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex

          Check-in time: 7:00am (Morning Wave), 11:30am (Afternoon Wave)  
          Game Start: 8:00am (Morning Wave), 12:30pm (Afternoon Wave)

Sunday May 26, 2019
8:00am Morning Bracket Play at Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex

Girls 16U

Saturday May 25, 2019
Morning and Afternoon Pool Play waves at STL Sandbar

          Check-in time: 7:00am (Morning Wave), 11:30am (Afternoon Wave)  
          Game Start: 8:00am (Morning Wave), 12:30pm (Afternoon Wave)

Sunday May 26, 2019
8:00am Bracket Play at STL Sandbar

Girls 18U

Saturday May 25, 2019
Evening Pool Play wave at Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex

          Check-in time: 4:00pm (Evening Wave)         
          Game Start: 5:00pm (Evening Wave)

Sunday May 26, 2019
4:00pm Afternoon/Evening Bracket Play at Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex (Start time dependent on conclusion of morning Bracket Play)

Boys and Girls 12U

Saturday May 25, 2019
Evening Pool Play wave at STL Sandbar

          Check-in time: 4:00pm (Evening Wave)
          Game Start: 5:00pm (Evening Wave)

Sunday May 26, 2019
4:00pm Afternoon/Evening Bracket Play at STL Sandbar (Start time dependent on conclusion of morning Bracket Play)

Boys 14U, 16U, 18U

Sunday May 26, 2019
Evening Pool Play wave at STL Sandbar OR Chesterfield Athletic Complex

          Check-in time: Tentatively 3:00pm (PM Wave) - dependent on AM Bracket Play
          Game Start: 4:00pm (PM Wave) - dependent on AM Bracket Play

Monday May 27, 2019
8:00am Bracket Play at STL Sandbar