Beach National Qualifier
SIESTA KEY TO HOST USA NATIONAL BEACH TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS: The 2018 USA National Beach Tour Championships has selected Siesta Key, Florida, as host for the juniors’ event set for July 19-24. The tournament expects to feature over 400 boys’ and girls’ teams from across the country ranging in age from 10-18.
2018 HOA OPEN BEACH NATIONAL QUALIFIER (BNQ)
HOA Beach National Qualifier will be Saturday June 16 – Sunday June 17.
Where: All matches will be played at Volleyball Beach, 13105 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145
Bids: In the 4 girls divisions, we will have 4 bids available. There is no trickle down process. Bids will be awarded to the top 4 finishing teams. In the boys divisions we have 1 bid for 16’s and 18’s and 2 bids for the 14’s division.
Check In: Doors to Volleyball Beach will open up at 7:30 am for check in. Play will start at 8:00 am on both days. Except for the girls 18 and under division (1 pm start time), all divisions will start play at 8 am.
Uniforms suggested by USA Volleyball for 2018, will be required by the 2019:
“Uniforms are not required. However, matching color bottoms and tops are encouraged.
Starting in 2019, 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.”
Awards: Medals will be given out to all 1st through 3rd place finishers in the Gold bracket. There will be no awards for Silver or Bronze brackets.
Coaches: All Coaches have to notify the HOA office by email, no later than Friday at 11:59 am.
All coaches will need to check in. Coaches need to be registered members of a region of USA Volleyball, with a current background screen and IMPACT certification. Coaches also need to know the very restrictive beach volleyball rules on coaching. All registered coaches will need to check in to receive a wristband that will allow them to approach the courts.
Spectators: All spectators will be limited to the deck area and behind the fences at volleyball beach. Spectators will not be allowed around the courts.
Tents: Spectators will be allowed to bring tents, but the only area that tents can be set up is on the court North of the deck at Volleyball Beach. We will not be using that court for competition. No tents are to be set up on the deck area.
Formats for each division: All match times are estimates. Warm ups for the next match start as soon as the court is available. We estimate about 45 minutes per match, but some matches will go quicker than that.
Girls U12: Update: Due to a team drop, pool 1 has now 3 teams. They will play automatic 3 sets in pool play to 21 points. Pool play on Saturday morning. All teams will go to a double elimination bracket on Sunday.
Girls U14: 4 pools of 4 or 5 teams. Top 2 teams from each pool will advance to a double elimination bracket on Sunday. The other teams will go to a challenge round, followed by single elimination playoffs in a Silver and a Bronze bracket. Challenge round and playoffs will be on Sunday
Girls U16: 4 pools of 5 teams. Top 2 teams from each pool will advance to a double elimination bracket on Sunday. The other teams will go to a challenge round, followed by single elimination playoffs in a Silver and a Bronze bracket. Challenge round and playoffs will be on Sunday.
Girls U18: 2 pools of 4 teams. Pool play on Saturday starting at 1 PM. All teams will go to a double elimination bracket on Sunday in the AM.
Boys 16 & 18: Pool play on Saturday morning, 1 pool of 4 teams. After pool play, the 2 16’s teams and the 2 18’s teams will play each other to determine who wins the bid. All matches will be played on Saturday (no matches on Sunday)!
Boys 14’s Division: Pool play on Saturday morning, 1 pool of 4 teams. Single elimination playoffs will be played on Saturday, following the completion of pool play (no matches on Sunday)!
All matches played in the tournament will be best 2 out of 3 sets unless otherwise noted.
Weather: It is going to be hot, so be prepared. Bring (sand)socks and plenty of sunscreen.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express is a hotel that we recommend for this event. The hotel is located at 12801 S. US 71 Highway, Grandview, Missouri, about a 10 minute drive from Volleyball Beach. To secure a reservation for $129.00 for a standard room, please call Tera Wood in the sales and marketing division at 816-268-5858, between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. You must speak with Tera and mention the Beach National Qualifier to receive this discounted rate.
2018 HOA BEACH REGIONAL QUALIFIER (BRQ)
HOA Beach National Qualifier will be Sunday July 1
Where: Volleyball Beach (Kansas City, MO)
Who: Girls & Boys 12’s, 14’s 16’s and 18’s
Cost: $50 for the team
Deadline to register is Wednesday, June 27th