The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce that USA Volleyball will make Erie a stop on its National Junior Beach Tour in 2017, hosting the Erie JBT National Qualifier on Saturday, June 17. The tournament will be held at Presque Isle State Park Beach 11.
The USAV Junior Beach Tour will feature more than 70 events in 2017, covering 30 states and 33 USAV regions.
The event marks the first time USA Volleyball will host a beach event in Erie, PA. The event is open to boys and girls ages 10 to 18 with a USA Volleyball membership. Teams are comprised of two male or two female players in age divisions from 12U through 18U. No coed teams may participate. Players will have the opportunity to earn bids to the USAV Junior Beach Tour National Championships at this event, with three bids given per division, per gender.
Tournament directors expect more than 50 teams will compete from the USAV Ohio Valley Region, which includes Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York.
Registration is open now at https://usavbeach.webconnex.com/ErieJBT. Two-person teams can register for $60 through June 1, $80 through June 14, and $100 after June 14.
“Erie is known for its beaches, so this is a great addition to our National Junior Beach Tour,” said Mark Paaluhi, USAV JBT Manager. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer our young players in the Ohio Valley Region an opportunity to compete at this high level. Working with the Erie Sports Commission has made the decision to come to Erie an easy one, and we’re looking forward to a long partnership.”
“Hosting an organization like USA Volleyball is a tremendous honor for Erie, and we’re thrilled to showcase our great beaches on a national level,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “Presque Isle is the perfect venue for an event of this caliber.”
For more information on the USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour, visit http://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/.
The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.