In collaboration with the BVCA, the JVA is excited to announce the 11 events in the 2021 BVCA Club Challenge Series powered by the JVA. Now in its third year, more beach clubs are adapting to a competitive club duel model that emulates the college game and helps clubs develop their athletes for the next level.
New in 2021 is the BVCA player membership, which will create a national database of athletes and what club they play for, as well as a national points system and national ranking system for clubs and pairs. The new membership also enforces standards for beach club events across the country and encourages players to be a member of the same club for the duration of the season.
“We are excited to have a true National Club Schedule and Pairs Events that will offer a high quality experience for the athletes, coaches and directors. Each host is required to meet criteria in order to be a part of the series, and offer a high quality event. Club Challenge events as well as BVCA pairs events are on the calendar and being added daily, and we look forward to the highest levels of competition and events in 2021 for Beach Clubs across the United States” shares BVCA Founder and Director Jeff Smith.
Each event in the BVCA Club Challenge Series is required to have match play competition following NCAA beach volleyball rules with 5-team or 3-team “squads”, as well as a pairs event where all teams must come from the same club. Each event can have up to 3 divisions, allowing clubs and athletes to have matched competition.
The BVCA Club Challenges Series powered by the JVA gives athletes the opportunity to represent their club not only in these designated events but also the BVCA Club National Championship and BVCA Club Pairs National Championship in July. The top 16 beach clubs (Division 1) will qualify to play in the National Championship on July 15th and 16th in Hermosa Beach.
There is no stay to play policy, and every tournament is open to clubs/teams of any affiliation (AAU, USAV, JVA, other) so all teams are welcome and will be insured. Due to the pandemic and shutdowns in certain parts of the country, we are expecting additional BVCA Club Challenge events to be added in the spring and summer.
2021 BVCA Club Challenge Series powered by the JVA
January 16-17, 2021. Clearwater, FL. Hosted by BeVolley Academy
January 16-17, 2021. San Bernardino, CA. Hosted by BVCA and Tamarack Beach
February 13-15, 2021. Singer Island, FL. Hosted by Relentless / Tamarack Beach
March 7-8, 2021. Dallas, TX. Hosted by 692/MadSand
March 28-29. Houston, TX Hosted by Relentless Volleyball
April 18-19, 2021. Atlanta, GA. Hosted by RallyVB
April 24-25, 2021. San Antonio, TX. Hosted by 210 Beach Volleyball
May 1-2, 2021. Austin, TX. Hosted by 210 Beach Volleyball, AJV, Silver Beach and Texas Volleyball Tour
May 23-24, 2021. Greensboro, NC. Hosted by Beach South
June 13-14, 2021. Huntsville, AL. Hosted by RallyVB
June 20-21, 2021. Seattle, WA. Hosted by Dakine Beach
Click HERE to learn more about the BVCA Club Challenge Series powered by JVA.
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