NORCECA Men’s U-21 begins Monday
Colorado Springs, United States, August 23, 2012 - The U-21 NORCECA Men’s Junior Continental Championship gets underway on Monday in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The NORCECA (North America, Central America and Caribbean) event, which is held bi-annually, will qualify three teams from the confederation for the 2013 FIVB Men’s Junior World Championship to be held in Turkey.
The eight participating teams are divided into two pools of four. Pool A consists of United States, Mexico, Honduras and St. Vincent and Pool B is composed of Canada, Guatemala, Curacao and Puerto Rico.
The first place team in each group gets a bye to the semifinals while second and third crossover in the quarterfinals on August 30. The semis are August 31 and the placement matches September 1.
Canada hosted the previous U-21 NORCECA event in 2010 when United States won their first ever gold medal. Hosts Canada took the silver medal and Puerto Rico finished in third place for the bronze.
United States have finished on the podium in each of the seven previous edition of the event. Cuba has been the most successful team with four gold medals.
Preliminary Round Schedule
Year Gold Silver Bronze
Overall Table of Medals
Country Gold Silver Bronze Total