Sandbox, The (CT) [10570] - Event Details

June 12, 2021
Beach Volleyball Event
June 12, 2021
900 Groton Long Point Road, Groton, CT


Esker Point Beach, Mens / Womens Divisions
Men`s Open & AA Registration will be available on 05/31/2021 12:00pm. *Payment at time of registration is required

Divisions: Men's Open; Men's AA; Women's Open; Women's AA;

Online Registration is Closed

Additional Information:

The Sandbox Summer 2021 Beach Volleyball Tournament Series

Sponsored by Groton Parks and Recreation

THE SANDBOX is proud to announce the 2021 Summer Beach Volleyball Tournament series! Our tournaments will be held at The Sandbox Indoor Beach Sports Center in Groton CT, Esker Point Beach in Groton CT, and Ocean Beach Park in New London.


*NO pets allowed in the facility*


8:00 am - Men’s Open/Women’s Open  & COED AA check-in

8:30 am – All other divisions check-in (*COED included*)

9:00 am - 1st match start (late starts will be penalized)

2:15 pm – estimated time that play-off matches will occur

*At The Sandbox facility we will be running accelerated format - shorter warmup times, and must start first match (including ref team) or point penalties will be enforced.


NOTE: All registering teams MUST have two (2) Players listed, and BOTH Players MUST have a VALID Volley America membership, at the time of registration. Any team registered as a 1-Player team (no Player 2 listed), or any team registered with Player(s) not having a valid AVP America membership, will be removed from the Entry List without notice or recourse.


REGISTER and pay through the AVP America web site:

- $80 per team, payment is required at time of registration, or your entry will be removed from the Entry List without notice or recourse.

- $20 annual AVP America membership required for each participant.

- We will throttle the number of available nets per division based on registrations. If all nets are not in use by the Wednesday before the tournament then we will make more nets available to divisions with a Wait List, so please be sure to register if you want to play!!

- For tournaments at our Indoor Beach facility, if the divisions offered have enough demand we will run a morning 830am to 300pm tournament, and a 300pm to 900pm tournament.


- Doubles (2X2) 

- Pool play with single elimination finals.



- Intermediate (B)

- Skilled (A)

- Advanced (AA)

- Open (Open)

*Divisions may be combined at the discretion of the tournament coordinator.



- The Sandbox Indoor Beach Sports and Events Facility: 3 net maximum, 15 teams maximum per division

- Esker Point Beach: 8 net maximum, 10 teams maximum per division

- Ocean Beach: 20 net maximum, 25 teams maximum per division

- Divisions filled on first-come, first-served basis

- We will throttle nets per division based on sign ups. If all three nets are not in use by the Wednesday before the tournament then we will open a new level tournament 

- Advance registration and payment is REQUIRED to guarantee your team spot!

- Walk-ons will be accommodated when possible.



- At outdoor locations only all Men’s and Women’s Open divisions will offer a minimum of $520 prize money based on a minimum of 10 teams in each division. Any $520 tournament with less than 10 teams will deduct $50 from the prize money total for each team under 10

- COED AA will offer a prize pool of $400 based on a minimum of 10 teams. For every team under 10 we will take out $50 from prize pool. 

-At The Sandbox facility only 1.5 Hour Court Rental Awarded & $250 minimum prize purse for Open divisions with 10 or more teams in the division. Deductions from the prize purse total for each team under 10 will take place. *at tournament director discretion 1.5 hr prize can be substituted*


Sandbox, The (CT)

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