The 19th Annual Global Challenge will take place in Pula, Croatia on July 15 through July 19, 2024 for u18 and u23 teams from around the world. The opening ceremonies will be live streamed at 9pm (Pula time) on July 17th 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,Israel, Japan, Iran, Sweden, 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. 

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I would like to share my heartfelt testimonial about my coaching experience at Global Challenge. It was truly an unforgettable experience that left a lasting impression on me. The international aspect of it added a whole new dimension to the experience, making it truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking for personal and professional growth in a dynamic and diverse setting.

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

The Global challenge is a great opportunity for both players and coaches! It exposes great players to a different style of volleyball and challenges coaches to think outside the box. The experience on the court matches the experience off the court! Not only is it a chance to improve your game but a chance to enjoy a different culture, meet new people, and travel the world.

Dani Busboom, Head Coach -Louisville

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

“Competing in the Global Challenge was one of the best experiences of my career. It is a first class event from the time you arrive to the final celebration. The interaction between players, coaches and fans is truly amazing. I would love to go back! ”

Jen Greeny, Head Coach Washington State University

Check out in the videos bellow what GC is all about!

Feel the beat of opening ceremony 2022!

Please check the video Soroush Vaezi made for the 2019 Global Challenge.

Vaezi is the Iranian reporter for Tehran Volleyball Society Public Relations.