AVP is primarily known for their professional volleyball tour but they also offer youth programming through AVP America, which allows youth athletes to compete just like the pros and gain national exposure. AVP America's main goal is to foster cooperation among beach and grass volleyball promoters throughout the US to build up the sport. AVP America has four different types of tournaments, 1 star, 2 star, 3 star, and 4 star tournaments. This program offers a tournaments nationwide, where youth athletes compete against each other in hopes to earn bids to the AVP America National Championship events.
1 star events are the lowest level tournaments, which are promoter-run. Bids to National Championship events are awarded to the top to teams from each division.
2 star events are just a step up from 1 star tournament. They are also promoter-run but increased ranking points are given out for these tournaments. Bids to National Championship events are awarded to the top 4 (1st, 2nd and two 3rd place finishers) teams from each division.
3 star events give out elevated ranking points, just like 2 star events. However these tournaments are AVP America-run and bids to National Championship events are awarded to the top 5 teams.
4 star events are the most prestigious tournaments. These are AVP America-run events and bids are required for all divisions to be able to participate. These tournaments are the National Championship events.