Beach  Volleyball  for  New  England  Youth!

Register  for  The  New  England  BeachfestTM  tournament  below!
(last year's sports theme)

 

The New England BeachfestTM,  Beach Volleyball Tournament

SPIKE UNIVERSITY's first 2v2 Hampton NH beach tournament of the year is The New England BeachfestTM.  For ages 9 to 22, it's a player's first chance of the season to see where their skills are at because we play a "LADDER" format.  You start in your expected Age group level, then you can go up or down 1 or 2 age group levels depending how you do.  You do not have to be a member of AAU, USAV, NERVA, Maine Juniors or EVP to participate in The New England BeachfestTM !

E-brochure:  Click New England Beachfest to download the 2016 details of the tournament.

When:  Saturday, June 4, 2016

Time:  8:30am - 3:30pm (playing cycles will be 9-11am, 11:15am-1:15pm., and 1:30pm-3:30pm)

Where:  Hampton, NH (see map)

Who:  ages 9-22, girls (U12, U14, U16, U18, U22) and boys (U14, U16, U18, U22)

Price per player:  $42 (reg. before May 22),  $46 (reg. May 22 - 28), $49 (reg. May 29 - June 3) (online reg. closes June 1 at midnight).  SpikeU offers a $5 discount per sibling playing in the same tourney & a $5 discount if you travel over 120 miles one way to our tournament (select discount on payment page)!

Urgency: Register today! If your age group is full (only 4 teams per age group & level) you will play up or down.  We typically have Gold, Silver, Bronze levels in some age groups!

Theme:  Sports! Boston Strong! Anything related to sports and your favorite sports team!  Help make the tournament look even more awesome!

Format:  Ladder format (e.g. qualifier type).  **This may be NEW to you so please read on!  It's a FANTASTIC format for all players for all reasons!!  Play to 21 all games, win by 2.  Only 4 teams per net.  Each net has a separate skill level starting by date of birth and SpikeU leader board rank.  All nets start with a presumed skill level and there will NOT be any skill level on more than 1 net (so there will only be one U18 gold net, for example).  Each team will play 9 games throughout the day.  The 9 games will be divided into 3 playing cycles, and 2 hours per cycle, so 3 games per cycle. The tournament will start at 9:00am.  If your net finishes before 2 hours (it's possible to have a 30min wait), then happily use that time to relax, enjoy the beach, go to the bathroom (usually a 15min task) or eat.  At the end of the 2 hour cycle, the top 2 teams will move up a net and the bottom 2 teams will move down a net.  If you're bottom in U12 or top in U22 you stay on that net.  Cycles will be 9-11am, 11:15am-1:15pm., and 1:30pm-3:30pm.  Tournament directors will be on the courts pre-planning to minimize delay.  Award ceremony and podium stands will occur between 2:45pm (some nets will finish early) and 3:45pm.  There are no playoff's.  Where you end up (1st through 4th) in your net is how you place in the tournament.  There will be GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE nets, so for example, you could start in U16 SILVER and end the day in U18 BRONZE.  The 4th place team does not receive a medal, only 1st 2nd and 3rd do.

Awards:  1st, 2nd, 3rd place, SpikeU Aug 6 Invitational Bid, SpikeU New England Rank


AGE GROUPS:
Female Players Male Players
U12 Age 9-12 Born on or after Sept. 1, 2003 Wait List! Email Matt@SpikeU.org  
Jones/Stanton, Killin' It
 
U14 Age 12-14 Born on or after Sept. 1, 2001 Wait List! Email Matt@SpikeU.org
Blazers, Platinum, Double Trouble, Sun Spikers, Serves Up
 
U16 Age 14-16 Born on or after Sept. 1, 1999 Wait List! Email Matt@SpikeU.org Wait List! Email Matt@SpikeU.org
JoJones/George, Coopanders, Riptide, Beach Bums, Lemons, Heliotrope, Kryptonite, Bad Beaches, Bulldogs, Serve-ivors
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U18 Age 16-18 Born on or after Sept. 1, 1997 Wait List! Email Matt@SpikeU.org Wait List! Email Matt@SpikeU.org
Shamrocks, Sand Storm, Double Trouble, Sun Kissed, Sandy Cheeks, Crush, Dig This, Red, Hit the Huang
Hit Squad, Beach Ballers, Need single player!
 
U22 Age 19-22 Born on or after Sept. 1, 1993 Wait List! Email Matt@SpikeU.org Wait List! Email Matt@SpikeU.org
Les habitantes, Double Trouble, M & M, How I Set Your Mother, Serve's Up
Your team name will appear here when you're officially registered in our system

*Check this table often as the # of team spots will change

 

TOURNAMENT AWARDS:

TOURNAMENT AWARDS:

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Awards for Gold (1st), Silver (2nd) and Bronze (3rd) place finish

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Top finishers receive:

  • A special invitation to The New England InvitationalTM Championship Tournament (Aug 6) where the best players in New England will compete

  • Listing on Spike-U's New England ranking chart

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The best theme winners get their photo taken for SpikeU publicity and social media!

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION:

Important dates:
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April 3   Open registration begins for all

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May 18    Reg. closes.  You'll receive a Player Guide via E-mail (tournament details: your net assignment, directions on how to get there, rules, map, etc.)

 

Important Notes:
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 You need to register as a team (2 players) so find a partner you can play with BEFORE registering

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 If you don't have a partner, contact the Tournament Director and he will match you up with one. Contact him  ASAP!

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 Need to prepare for this tournament?  Hire one of our coaches for some great lessons and drills to get you  prepared (click here for coaching services).  Our coaches can come to you!

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