Early in the development of Wasatch Beach Volleyball, we contacted the AVP about becoming the AVPNext organization for the state of Utah. The AVP approved the request – it was an important step in getting from concept to reality. So it is both appropriate and gratifying that the new AVP named Wasatch Beach one of eight sites at which the AVPNext Championship Series will take form this summer. AVPNext, the developmental program of the AVP, gives players an opportunity to advance to the highest level of beach volleyball.
Session II of our open division leagues will be the AVPNext Salt Lake City qualifying competition. Round robin play begins on Tuesday, June 24 and continues through the week of July 21, followed by a double-elimination tournament. The tournament finals are scheduled for Tuesday, August 5. The women’s and men’s open division teams will be playing for a lot: cash prizes, AVP points and an all-expenses-paid trip to Huntington Beach, California to compete with teams from around the country in the national AVPNext Championship Cup. Winners of the Championship Cup in turn advance to play in the AVP Championships, the AVP season finale in Huntington Beach in September.
You can keep up with the progress of the round robin competition through our BracketPal system. Click on the BracketPal link on the home or league page to follow your favorite teams from week to week leading up to the tournament.
The AVPNext Salt Lake City competition will also help build excitement for the AVP Tour stop in Salt Lake August 8-10. Wasatch Beach players and fans are eligible for a 20% discount on general admission tickets for the tour stop, and a 10% discount on merchandise from the AVP online store. To take advantage of these discounts, enter the code WASATCH2014 at checkout for both.