The 16th Annual Global Challenge will take place in Pula, Croatia on July 12 through July 16, 2021 for u18 and u23 teams from around the world. The opening ceremonies will be live streamed at 9pm (Pula time) on July 12th on the Global Challenge Facebook Page here.

Year after year, the mission of the Global Challenge is to provide teams international playing experience and exposure. Past tournament participants have included club and country federation teams from Slovenia, Russia, Romania, Germany, Bosnia, Montenegro, China, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Iran, Denmark and Puerto Rico, plus USA regional HP, youth national, junior national, and collegiate national teams.

Competitive international volleyball is what you get at the Global Challenge year after year.  If you’re a volleyball player, coach or fan who loves to travel, there’s no better place in the world to be this July than Pula, Croatia. 

Click here to watch the finals both U18 and U23 from 2019. And be sure to watch our 2019 Global Challenge video to get a feel for what it’s like to attend the Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia.

The Global Challenge provides a great overseas volleyball experience. The level of competition combined with the cultural experience and location make it well worth the trip. I have great memories on and off the court. 

Michael Sealy , Head Coach - UCLA Women's Volleyball

The Global Challenge is one of my favorite events for many reasons.  The competition is excellent and yet the environment of friendliness and sportsmanship makes the event challenging but fun.  The fact that players and coaches all stay in the same hotel and have a chance to meet and learn about each other’s cultures makes it even more special. Any player considering it should definitely take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

Beth Launiere , Head Coach - University of Utah Women's Volleyball

Traveling to Europe is an amazing opportunity for our student-athletes. BIP provides a unique way to educate our athletes while playing high level volleyball around the world; a first class operation.

Jeritt Elliott, Head Coach - University of Texas Women's Volleyball