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AVP Membership

AVP Annual mermership is $20

- Ability to compete in any AVPNext certified event
- Discounts on Wilson volleyball equipment
- 20% discount to use at the AVP Store (avpstore.com)
- 20% discount for tickets bought online for any of the AVP Tour events





EVENTS


March 4-5 San Antonio, TX
March 18-19 Dallas, TX
March 25 South Padre Island, TX
April 1-2 San Antonio, TX
April 8-9 Dallas, TX
April 29-30 Houston, TX
May 6-7 San Antonio, TX
May 13-14 Dallas, TX
May 18-21 Austin, TX
June 3-4 San Antonio, TX
July 1-2 Dallas, TX
July 29 South Padre Island, TX




AVPNext FAQ’S


What is AVPNext?
AVPNext is the official developmental program of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and serves as the exclusive “qualification circuit” for elite amateur players to earn AVP qualification points, a national ranking and entry into AVP main draws.

How do I play?
Sign up to be an AVP member by clicking on the “Become a Member” button above. Your membership makes you eligible to play in any AVPNext certified tournament nationwide. After you sign up, find out which zone you live in here and see the schedule of tournaments within your zone. By competing in your zone’s events, you become eligible to play for the bid for entry into the 2017 AVP Manhattan Beach Open. For each AVPNext certified event you play in, regardless of zone, you earn AVP pro points based on your finish. These help you when you enter to play in an AVP Tour event.

Where can I play?
Members are eligible to play in any tournament in any zone. However, your best shot to compete for the bid to the 2017 AVP Manhattan Beach Open is to play in as many events within your zone as possible. The team that does the best throughout a zone’s series of events is then awarded the bid to Manhattan Beach.

What are the requirements for playing in an AVPNext event?
You must be at least 13 years old (at the time of competition) You are eligible to play in a tournament on the date of your 13th birthday.

What makes AVPNext different from other similar organizations?
AVPNext is the exclusive circuit for earning professional points and a national ranking from the U.S. domestic Tour. It serves as the pipeline for amateur players to compete in high-level tournaments within their zone and work their way up to becoming a professional beach volleyball player.

If I’m a high school or college student-athlete, can I play?
Yes! As long as you are 13 years old or above and a registered AVP member, you are eligible to play in any AVPNext event. In order to make sure you comply with all protocols regarding amateur status, check with your coach or compliance officer before signing up for any event.

How do I win my zone’s bid to play in the AVP Manhattan Beach Open?
The bid will be awarded to the TEAM with the best finishes throughout their zone’s events In order to optimize your chances, you should plan to play with the same partner for each event within a zone If you switch partners, you will begin to accumulate new team finishes with your new partner Zonal point cumulative totals will be based on our 80% rule The 80% rule takes a team’s best finishes for 80% of the events within a zone. Example: If you play in a zone that has ten AVPNext-certified events, the bid will be awarded to the team that has the best eight out of ten team finishes. If a team plays in eight or less of the ten AVPNext certified events, then all team finishes count.

How long is my AVP membership good?
Your AVP annual membership is valid from October 1st until September 30th each year. You will then need to renew your membership on or before October 1st each season in order to compete in the AVPNext program.

If I participate in AVPNext, am I still eligible to play in AVP Tour events or other beach volleyball competitions?
Yes! You are still eligible to compete in any other beach volleyball competition.



AVP Points System


The AVP Point System is the universal system used for all AVP events and AVPNext certified events. New in 2017, players competing in the AA, A, BB, and B divisions now have the opportunity to earn AVP points at AVPNext certified events. In order to earn points players must have a current AVP membership and submit their membership number prior to competing.

Points will be awarded individually following every AVPNext certified event based on the team’s finish. If a team finishes first in an AVPNext Open event, it is the points equivalent to a 17th place finish at an AVP Pro event.  The team that won the AVPNext event will be awarded 190 points (95 points per player). These points help players immediately and will boost their seed when they enter in AVP and AVPNext events. In 2017, the AVP Tour will be using a player’s best four of the last five finishes, including AVPNext, to determine main draw entry and seed.




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With a vast network of organizations and partenrs spanning nationwide. AVPNext offers the perfect opportunity to commpete and see how you stack up in your zone and win a spot on the AVP Team.