It’s nice to see more boys participating in volleyball at Nationals!!!
Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball, June 30, 2010
Photo: Courtesy of Austin Sports Commission
Austin Convention Center
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 30, 2010) – The USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships, held July 2-9 at the Austin Convention Center in Texas, will draw teams from 25 States and two countries with their own volleyball federations (Canada and Puerto Rico).
The USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships will crown five Open Division titles at each age group between 14 and 18. In addition, six Club Division titles will be contested in age groups 12 through 18 except for 13s.
California teams comprise over one-third of the teams in the tournament as it has 121 teams competing. By comparison, Illinois has the second-most entries with 41. Host state Texas has 12 teams entered in the tournament, included two teams from the host city. Austin Junior Volleyball will have a team in the 14 Club and 18 Club Divisions.
Hawaii will be well-represented at the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships, despite the miles between it and Austin. The Aloha Region will have 10 squads competing in the event, while the Moku O Keawe Region will have two teams participating.
As per regional participation, 27 of USA Volleyball’s 40 regions will have at least one team playing in the event. The Southern California Volleyball Association, roughly the southern quarter of the state, has 96 entries into the tournament. The Great Lakes Region, the northern two-thirds of Illinois, has 41 teams signed up to play. The Northern California Volleyball Association touts 29 teams competing for one of the 11 titles being contested under the Austin Convention Center roof.
Puerto Rico will also have a large contingent traveling to Austin as it has 28 teams in the mix. Meanwhile, Canada will be represented by four teams.
To view teams competing in the event, click here.
USA Volleyball, in partnership with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), will video stream three days worth of championship matches during the event. The broadcast schedule includes gold medal matches for Open and Club Divisions in 18s (July 5), 16s (July 6) and 15s (July 7) age groups. The streaming video can be accessed at usavolleyball.org/live.
Adult tickets to the tournament are $12 for daily passes or $45 an all-tournament pass. An age-division tournament pass (four consecutive days) is $35. Day passes for senior citizens, students and military are $7, while the all-tournament pass for the three groups is $25.
For more information on the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships, visit usavolleyball.org/events/2403.
2010 USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships Schedule
12 Club: July 2-4
13 Club: Cancelled due to limited team registrations
14 Club: July 5-8
14 Open: July 5-8
15 Club: July 4-7
15 Open: July 4-7
16 Club: July 3-6
16 Open: July 3-6
17 Club: July 6-9
17 Open: July 6-9
18 Club: July 2-5
18 Open: July 2-5