Friday, 24 September 2021

2010 Youth World Championships | Men
28/07/2010 - 1/08/2010

General Info
Tournaments' Side Events TBD
Ticketing free entrance
BVAW (Beach Volley Around the World)
Mr. O. Vizzino
BVAW President

Mr. J. Salema
BVAW Vice-President

Hospitality Package N/A
Camp for Beach Volleyball fans N/A
Tentative TV Programming

To be informed asap

Weather Conditions (based on last years' data for the same period)
Minimum: 15°

Maximum: 25°

Sunrise: 06h00

Sunset: 21h00

Currency EURO
Tourist Office Web Site
Other recommended Hotels in the Area please refer to the event's regulations
Popular Attraction city park
Other useful information


Time difference GMT+1hour
Organizers chart Tournament Director: Teodemiro Carvalho
National Federation Delegate : Henrique Gomes
Finance Director : Elisabete Moreira
Administrative Director : Sandra Santos
Competition Director : Daniel Lacerda
Operational Director : Leonel salgueiro
Doctor : Carlos Magalhaes
Referee Manager : Luis Bettencourt
Technical Manager : Rui Duarte
Promotion Director : Helder Silva
Press Director : Jorge Castro
Public Relations Director: Helder Silva
Photographer : Hernani Pereira
Board and lodging The promoter will bear the costs of board and lodging for all participating teams, in the main draw (total of 48 teams) from the evening of Wednesday, 28th July until the end of the Pool Play on 30th July. Afterwards only 32 teams remaining in double rooms in a (minimum) 4 star hotel, possibly at walking distance to/from the venue until the day after the elimination.

Athletes are responsible for any and all extra expenses at the hotel such as mini-bar, phone calls, laundry, etc. These expenses must be paid at checkout. The organizers will not be required to make reservations for coaches, guests, teams’ physiotherapists, friends, or family members accompanying the participating athlete.

Athletes eligibility & Entry regulations All athletes participating must be born on January 1, 1992 or thereafter. Only National Federations that will send by the 27th June 2010 the FIVB Youth World Championships Athlete's agreement and Team Entry form along with a copy of their passport can be considered eligible to take part in the event.

It is mandatory to appoint a Head Delegate to accompany all teams from each country.

By 6th July, the Portuguese  Volleyball Association will communicate to all parties the definitive list of eligible participating teams in the Main Draw and in the Qualification Tournament, along with the final Event's Regulations.

Transportation Each NF is responsible for the travel of their teams and head of delegation. (Closest international airport: Porto International airport)

Athletes (or their National Federations) will be requested to apply early enough for their entry visas, whenever needed and will be accountable for all visa expenses.

All main draw teams are required to communicate their respective travel itinerary through the Wt/31 travel form no later than 25th July. The above is to be sent to the Portuguese Volleyball Association:

All local transportation for all participating main draw teams, head of delegations and all officials will be ensured by the Portuguese Volleyball Federation to/from Porto International airport as well as to/from the hotel to the competition venue.
Qualification criteria NUMBER OF TEAMS IN THE MAIN DRAW: 24



1 - The 2009 SWATCH FIVB Beach Volleyball Youth World Championships ranking
2 - National Federations promoting FIVB Senior World Championships and SWATCH FIVB World Tour events (In priority Grand Slam and then Open)
3 - Countries currently hosting Challenger and/or Satellite events
4 - The countries with (senior) players featured in the FIVB World Ranking
5 - National Federations promoting continental events grass roots activities
6 - Each continent will be guaranteed one team in the main draw, if not already qualified through points 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

COUNTRY QUOTA:  2 host country teams, 1 team per foreign country through NF nomination. Each foreign NF may have the possibility to provisionally enroll a second team per gender's event to fill the roster of the main draw or of the qualification tournament. The first team having the priority and the second team must be declared 30 days before the start of the event through the appropriate FIVB form herein attached (WCH U-19) and posted onto the website

DEADLINE TO ENTER: 6th July 2010 
Useful information UNIFORMS: If required by the FIVB Technical Supervisor, uniforms and accessories will be checked during the Preliminary Inquiry. Athletes of the same team must wear the same color and style of shorts.The display of the individual players' sponsors' logos on shorts and accessories must comply with the FIVB advertising regulations. While tank tops will be provided by the Organizers to the athletes, shorts/bottoms and accessories must be provided by the players and/or by their sponsors. Uniforms will also be provided by the Organizers to officials Organizing staff members and volunteers. The display of the Athletes' sponsors' logos on shorts/briefs and accessories is free as long as it complies with FIVB advertising regulations. (Presence of FIVB Title Sponsor (Swatch), country code and FIVB number is mandatory on all tops and tank tops).

AWARDING: The winning men's and women's teams of the SWATCH FIVB YOUTH World Championships will have the right to take part in the main draw of one FIVB-Swatch World Tour event scheduled in 2010 or in 2011. The FIVB will grant a wild card at a World Tour event to the two gold medalists winning teams; the wild cards should be mutually agreed by the FIVB, the National Federation of  the teams concerned and the Youth World Championships Organizers. The promoter of the SWATCH-FIVB YOUTH World Championships will bear the international travel costs in economy class for the 2 winning teams to the above mentioned events. The teams ranked in the first three places will receive medals at the EVENT. Please note that this event will not attribute any prize money.

DOPING: The FIVB reserves the right to perform random doping controls, as per FIVB rules and regulations;

COACHING: National Federations can designate one coach per team who must be approved a minimum of 30 days before the event concerned by the FIVB. Promoters to give accreditation that allows coaches to be seated in a designated area on the centre court.

On outside courts, coaches must stay within a designated area determined by the FIVB technical supervisor.

FORFEIT: In case of forfeit of an enrolled team, each NF is responsible to inform both the FIVB and the organizer in writing in due time. Sanctions may be applied by the FIVB in case of last minute withdrawals, which are not due to force majeure;

WITHDRAWL FORCE MAJEURE: In case of forfeit of an enrolled team, each NF is responsible to inform both the FIVB and the organisers in writing in due time. Sanctions may be applied by the FIVB in case of withdrawals happening after the issue of the confirmed list of participating teams, which are not due to force majeure.

FIVB officials FIVB Technical Supervisor: Claudia LACIGA
FIVB Referee Delegate: Andrea HAAS
FIVB International (Neutral) Referees: Jottie REDELINGHUYS
FIVB International (Neutral) Referees: Krzysztof WOJTUNIK
FIVB International (Neutral) Referees: Richard MARTINEZ
FIVB International (Neutral) Referees: Fani KATSAVOUNI
Rules of the game and sport equipment FIVB Official Beach Volleyball Rules 2009-2012 are on the FIVB

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