The Sand Club, host of youth beach volleyball tournaments in Arizona, typically offers 3-4 divisions:
18 and Under Division:
Players who were born before September 1, 2000
Players who were born on or before September 1, 1997 but a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade
during some part of the current academic year
16 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000
14 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002
12 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004
Typically, 12U players will play up and against 14U players but most of the time the 12U teams are still awarded when finishing among the top teams of the 12U teams registered for a particular event. Confirm with the tournament director about how the 12U teams will be awarded. Sometimes, 12U teams are not eligible for nationals bids because there isn’t enough teams in the 12U division.
Please contact Allen Alexander, The Sand Club tournament director, at 480-560-5090 or firstname.lastname@example.org if there are questions or concerns.