The Sandbox AVPFirst Northeast Championships

June 25th 2017     I     8am Check-in     I     9am Start     I     Esker Point Beach, Groton CT


Taking place at Esker Point Beach in Groton, CT,  – $80 Team Entry Fee

The AVPFirst Northeast Championship event, hosted by The Sandbox at Esker Point Beach in Groton CT, is the official qualifier for the AVPFirst National Championship.  Top teams in each division will earn automatic bids to the National Championship while other finishers can qualify as wild cards. To learn more about AVPFirst, the official nonprofit youth programming initiative of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, click here.

The AVPFirst National Championships will take place in Hermosa Beach, CA with a number of top college beach volleyball coaches and AVP Pros from around the country in attendance.  This three day, match play style tournament will utilize nationally rated officials and include top preventative medical specialists to assist with athlete recovery.  Earn your bid to be treated like the pros!  All participants must be AVP members and will receive AVP points based on their finish.

Link for AVP membership:

AVPFirst National Championship Host Hotel Info:

Portofino Hotel & Marina –
Redondo Beach, CA
The Portofino has graciously offered special discounted rates for all AVPFirst families who qualify. Daily transportation will be provided to and from the Portofino to Hermosa Beach for all families who stay and play.  Space is limited and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Schedule of Events (other special events may be added):
July 20: Mandatory Check-In & Uniform Distribution 7am Stadium Court
Technical Meeting 7:40am Stadium Court
Competition Begins 8:30am All Courts
July 21: Parent Reception 7pm Stadium Court Club AVP
July 22: Competition Concludes, Awards Ceremonies