COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, February 27, 2023.- It may be chilly outside, but summer is coming and so is the 2023 USA Volleyball Beach National Championship, which will return to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on July 18-23.
The USA Volleyball Beach National Championship is the premier annual event for girls and boys beach teams in the 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U age groups. In 2022, more than 300 beach teams competed at the championship in Fort Lauderdale.
“USA Volleyball is excited to bring the Beach National Championship back to Fort Lauderdale,” said USA Volleyball President & CEO Jamie Davis. “This pinnacle junior beach volleyball event brings together the best young players in the country for great competition on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. I’d like to thank Visit Lauderdale for their support in making this a truly special event.”
“Visit Lauderdale is thrilled to once again host the USA Volleyball Beach National Championship in Broward County,” said Glen Allen, Vice President of Sports & Entertainment for Visit Lauderdale. “This event will attract the best beach volleyball athletes from across the United States to compete on one of the most well-known beaches in the world. The abundance of new dollars and the rise in hotel occupancy created by the USA Volleyball Beach National Championships will be welcomed by the hospitality community.”
Teams in the girls and boys 16U divisions and the girls 12U division will compete July 18-20. Boys 12U, 14U and 18U teams and girls 14U and 18U teams will play July 21-23.
The 2023 USA Volleyball Beach National Championship will be the culmination of the 2022-23 USA National Beach Tour, which started in August. Teams earned bids to the national championship by competing in beach national qualifiers and beach regional qualifiers around the country.
The Open and American Divisions require teams to have earned a bid for that division. The Patriot Division does not require a bid and is open to all athletes.