p1440 Rise program FAQ

p1440 RISE Junior National Championships FAQs

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This past week, we have shed some light on the burgeoning p1440 RISE Program, a grassroots effort aimed at providing more opportunities for developing players to become involved in the sport of beach volleyball.

Below, we have provided a list of frequently asked questions, clearing up anything you hope to know about the RISE program!

Q:  If my 14-year-old qualified in a 16 and under tournament with a 16-year-old, can they sign up with a 14-year-old in the 14 and under division?

A: Yes, if kids qualified in 2 age divisions then those players can choose players their same age and those chosen players do not require bids. 

Q:  How many teams from power pool advance to bracket play for silver and gold?

A:  This depends on the total number of teams. Ideally we would like to take the top 2 or 3 teams from each pool into Gold (depending on the total number of teams and ratio etc) with an opportunity for the top Silver pool finisher to also move up to Gold division for bracket play.  

Q:  How is seeding done for pool play?

A:  We will be using points for general seeding along with recommendations from our Club Directors advisory board onsite to help seed elite teams appropriately.  

Q:  How is seeding done for power pool?

A:   Once we accumulate points and seeding volleyball life will be placing teams in each pool.  

Q: How is seeding done for single elimination?

A:  After teams qualify for Gold and Silver divisions, Volleyball Life will automatically seed teams based on their wins/losses then point differentials.  

Q:  How many teams in a pool and power pool?

A: This will vary depending on total number of teams.

Q:  What is the registration deadline?

A: July 3, 2019

Q: Can we do injury replacements, and if so, what is the replacement deadline?

A:  July 5, 2019

Q:  If we have to cancel, what is the deadline for a refund?

A:  July 3, 2019

Q:  Are there hotel discounts?

A:  No

Q: Will Kerri be at the RISE Junior National Championships?

A:  No, Kerri will be in Germany for the FIVB World Championships Olympic Qualifier 

Q: How many courts will be streamed?

A: 4-6 courts

Q:  What rounds will be played on what days?

A: Day 1: First round and power pools; Day 2: Bracket Play

Q:  What prizes will be awarded?

A: p1440 Trophies and p1440 apparel signed by Kerri Walsh Jennings 

Q:  Which balls will be used?


Q:  When will registration open?

A: May 1, 2019

Q:  How much is registration?

A:  $200 per team. The fee includes 2 uniforms per player.

Q: Where do we park and how much does it cost?

A: Parking is $15/day and is located at 1150 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (Limited spaces onsite).

Additional parking: 

Lot 1 North Public Parking- 1605 Appian Way, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (North Side of the SM Pier)

Lot 6 North Public Parking- 950 Pacific Ocean Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Lot 7 North Public Parking- 930 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Uber drop off: 

1150 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90407

1605 Appian Way, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (North Side of the SM Pier)

Q:  When will we know which coaches will be there?

A:  We are currently extending invites to coaches and will have a full list by May 15.

Q: What is a Wild Card bid and how do I apply for it?

A:  An individual can request a wild card bid by emailing christine@p1440.com.  Please list the reason for your request, your finishes in other events and whether you are requesting a Silver or a Gold bid.  You will be given a Silver bid unless our Beach Coach Advisory Board decides that the team/player deserves a Gold bid based on ability or previous finishes in other junior championships.

Q: How much is a RISE membership?

A:  Currently, there is no fee for a RISE membership.  Click here to sign up for a membership.

Q: How do I earn a Gold bid if I currently hold a Silver bid? 

A:  Please email christine@p1440.com with the bid you feel you are qualified for and include your top finishes and AAU points.  

If you have further questions, please contact Christine Wilkas at christine@p1440.com for more information.