Five teams to play for U-23 Pan Am Supremacy
Langley, Canada, September 24, 2012 – The inaugural Men’s U-23
Pan American Cup, which runs September 25-30, will have teams
from Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico and hosts
Canada competing at the arena bowl of Langley Sports Centre.
Teams will compete for five days in a round-robin with the top
two sides at the end of the series will play for the gold medal
and teams placed third and fourth will decide the bronze.
Dominican Republic and Argentina will open the action on Tuesday
at 18:00 (PDT) followed by the match between Mexico and Canada
(20:00), with the latter represented by Trinity Western men’s
The U-23 Pan American Cup is a new competition created jointly
by the NORCECA and the South American Volleyball Confederations
under the umbrella of the Volleyball Pan American Union, and
will feature the top teams from these zones.
The event has been developed to provide an additional
competitive opportunity for developing national team players who
may be on the cusp of making their first appearances with their
respective country’s senior level national teams. Athletes must
be born in 1990 or later to be eligible to compete.
The U-23 Pan American Cup will feature some of the best
volleyball-playing countries in the Americas as four of the five
attending countries have senior teams currently in the top 25 of
the FIVB World Rankings. The event will feature the stars of
tomorrow, with many athletes already, or on their way to,
representing their countries at the senior level.
The members of the Control Committee arrived in Canada and
immediately visited the facilities of the Langley Events Centre
for their first meeting and preliminary inspection.
On Monday, the preliminary inquiry of the teams will take place
at LEC with the General Technical Meeting at the Langley Civic
All the matches of the tournament will be streamed live online
via PlayFullScreen at
The games will be available on a pay-per-view basis. Prices are
$3.49 per game or $14.99 for the entire tournament.
Sept. 25 Dominican Republic v Argentina 18:00
Sept. 25 Canada v Mexico 20:00
Sept 26 Argentina v Mexico 18:00
Sept 26 Brazil v Dominican Republic 20:00
Sept 27 Brazil v Argentina 18:00
Sept 27 Canada v Dominican Republic 20:00
Sept 28 Mexico v Dominican Republic 18:00
Sept 28 Canada v Brazil 20:00
Sept 29 Brazil v Mexico
Sept 29 Canada v Argentina
Sept 30 Bronze Medal: Third v Fourth 15:00
Sept 30 Gold Medal: First v Second 17:00