AVP America [9827] - Event Details

November 26 - 28, 2021
Beach Volleyball Event
November 26 - 28, 2021
1160 Gulf Blvd. , Clearwater Beach, FL


AVP Junior East Coast Championships
4-Star Event

Divisions: Boys 18 & Under; Boys 16 & Under; Boys 14 & Under; Girls 12 & Under; Girls 18U Gold; Girls 18U Silver; Girls 18U Bronze; Girls 16U Gold; Girls 16U Silver; Girls 16U Bronze; Girls 14U Gold; Girls 14U Silver; Girls 14U Bronze;

Online Registration is Closed

Additional Information:

East Coast Championships

Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, FL

November 26-28, 2021

Beach Nation Clinics - November 22-24 (more information below)

Registration closes on 11/18/2021 at 9 pm EST

No refunds after Monday, November 22.

Location: Sheraton Sand Key beachfront - 1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

Join us in beautiful Clearwater Beach, FL from November 26-28, 2021! 

The Sheraton Sand Key is an amazing resort with a ton of amenities!

Host Hotel: Sheraton Sand Key: Click here to book! - SOLD OUT

  • Rates: $169 - $214/night
  • Rates Available Tuesday, November 23/2021 - Monday, November 29, 2021
    Other Hotel Options:  Click here to book!
  • Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites On Sand Key: $175/night 
  • Courtyard Clearwater Beach: $159/night
  • Rates available Thursday, November 25 - Sunday, November 28

Thanksgiving Dinner

Spend your Thanksgiving at our host hotel’s very own Rusty’s Bistro! Reserve a table for your family here!

How to Qualify: This is a bid event for Girls 18U, 16U, 14U, 12U & Boys 18U, 16U, 14U!

All 1, 2 & 3-star events hosted by AVP America & Promoters from June 21, 2021 through November 8, 2021, will offer and award bids to East Coast Championships!

Bid winners can play with any partner of their choice.

Only one partner per team is required to have earned a bid.

Bids are not age specific. Players can compete in any age group as long as they have not aged out based on our Junior Age Requirements.

Players will be required to compete in their respective divisions at the time of the event (see Junior Age Requirements, which updated on 9/1/2021).

Tournament Age Requirements 
18U - Players born on or after Sept 1, 2003
- OR -
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002 AND a high school student in the 12th grade or below during some part of the current academic year

16U - Players born on or after Sept 1, 2005
14U - Players born on or after Sept 1, 2007
12U - Players born on or after Sept 1, 2009

Bids are not age specific. All bids will be honored for any players moving up a division.

Event Details:

This is a 4-star events and features increased ranking points, elevated prizes and competition!

Format: *Depending on the number of teams, format is always subject to change


Friday - Day 1 Pool Play

  • Wave 1

    • Check-in: 7-715 am

    • Start Time: 7:30 am

    • Divisions: Boys 18U, Girls 18U & 14U

  • Wave 2

    • Check-in: 12-12:15 pm

    • Start Time: 12:30 pm

    • Divisions: Boys 16U & 14U , Girls 16U & 12U

Saturday - Day 2 Reseeded Pool Play (Girls 18U, 16U, 14U) / Playoffs (All Boys + Girls 12U)

  • Playoffs: Girls 12U & All Boys Divisions

    • Check-in: TBA on BracketPal
    • Format: Double Elimination, Match Play (Best of 3 - 2 games to 21, tie breaker to 15) in Winner's Bracket, 1 Game in Contender's Bracket
  • Wave 1
    • Check-in: 7-715 am

    • Start Time: 7:30 am

    • Divisions: Girls 18U & 14U

  • Wave 2

    • Check-in: 12-12:15 pm

    • Start Time: 12:30 pm

    • Divisions: Girls 16U

    Sunday - Day 3 Playoffs (Girls 18U, 16U, 14U)

    • Check-in: 7:30-7:45 am

    • Start Time: 8 am

    • Check BracketPal for your team’s first assignment (click Court Grid View and select Show Team Names)

    • Pool play will be Match Play (Best of 3, two to 21, tie breaker to 15 if needed)
    • Playoff format is TBD

    Pools & Brackets
    • All pools and brackets will be posted online
    • Ref teams should enter the scores after each match or bring the scores to the assigned check-in tent for AVP staff to enter

    Entry Fee:

    • Girls 18U, 16U & 14U: $250/team
    • Boys 18U, 16U & 14U: $150/team
    • Girls & Boys 12U: $100/team

    Dress Code:

    • Uniforms are not required. However, matching color bottoms and tops are encouraged.
    • All female athletes are REQUIRED to wear a top that covers your midsection when standing, and full coverage bottoms. 


    Make sure you have completed all the requirements in order to coach at this event:

    • Background Screening must be completed and cleared by November 25, 2021.  
    • Active SILVER AVP Membership
    • AVP America Coaching Pass to be completed *
    • Coaches MUST check-in with AVP Staff to receive coaching credentials for the event
    • Make sure you know the Coaching Rules that were included in the AVP America Coaching Pass.
    • Wear your credentials! All coaches that are certified to coach at ECC must have their credentials on to coach (wristband).

    Check-in: coaches will report to the AVP Staff tent (center court area) to check-in (pickup credentials) each day 


    Coaches Meeting:  Led by Head AVP Official, John King on Friday 

    Beach Nation Clinics

    Coaches Clinic

    • 3-day clinic. This program for beach coaches includes two classroom sessions, two question & answer sessions with the staff and three sand sessions.

    Dates: Monday - Wednesday, November 22-24

    Location: Sheraton Sand Key - 160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767

    Players Clinic & Showcase

    • This clinic is for high school players and includes three instructional sessions and ends with a showcase. There will also be a recruiting session at day one lunch. All players receive a t-shirt.

    Dates: Tuesday - Wednesday, November 23-24

    Location: Sheraton Sand Key - 160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767


    • Kristen Rohr - Grand Canyon University
    • Beth Van Fleet - Georgia State University
    • Gretchen Duffner - Missouri Valley State
    • Jeff Lamm - University of Tampa
    • Terri Del Conte - University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Summer Nash - Florida State University
    • Patty Dodd - USA National Development Program Team Head Coach and Founder of MB Sand
    • Mark Fishman - USA Coach and AVP Pro Coach


    AVP America

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