Upcoming USAV Regional Qualifier Events:
Here are some frequently asked questions about the NEW USA Volleyball Beach National Qualifier in Arizona:
What is the USA BNQ? USA Volleyball is a governing body of volleyball in the US. The NBQ are nationally recognized events throughout the nation. For more information go to: National Beach Tour
Do players need to play USAV Regional events? No. The USAV Regional Events will give players better seeding at the Beach National Qualifier in Glendale.
Why are the USAV Regional dates conflicting with some indoor dates? The beach schedule is not intended to conflict with the indoor schedule; rather, the beach schedule is an opportunity for more tournaments for the players that are committed to beach programs but welcomes all USAV members when the events work with their schedule. Any suggestions of dates will be considered, please email email@example.com.
Is there a membership fee? Yes. Players must have a USAV membership in order to participate in the Regional Qualifiers and BNQ. Here is the direct link to get started JOIN THE REGION TODAY
What is the format of the USAV Regional Qualifier? The format is 2-on-2 (with a set partner). All teams will play a minimum of 84 total points played (not earned). For example, a team in a 4-team pool will play 3 games to 28 points (10-28, 16-28, 28-26). The total points played in this example is 136 but 54 points earned. Typically, teams will play 3-4 pool play games and the top teams advance to the playoffs.
Do all teams qualify for the playoffs? No but maybe Yes. There will be some tournaments where the tournament director will announce that all teams advance but most tournaments will only have 6-8 teams advance to the playoffs, depending on the number of teams and time.
What is the playoff format? The playoff will be a single-elimination bracket with games to 21 points, win by 2, no cap. Depending on the time and the tournament director’s discretion, semifinals and finals may be matches.
May players change partners? Yes. Players may participate with different partners throughout the USAV season but players are not able to change partners during the same tournament.
May anyone register for the Regional Qualifier? Yes. The Regional Qualifier is open to all players and players with more participating points have a better opportunity for seeding at the BNQ.
What is different about playing the USAV Regional Qualifiers? This year, USAV will be providing officials to attend Regional Qualifier events and officiating the semifinals and final games.
Does every participant of USAV Regional Qualifiers earn points? Yes. All participants earn points, even when teams do not advance to the playoffs.
Parents are welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-560-5090 for any additional questions or concerns about the USAV BNQ in Arizona.