Beach Tournaments

USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body for the sport of beach volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball runs and manages the USA Beach National Volleyball Teams, the USA Beach Olympic Teams, and the USA Youth and Junior Beach National Teams for each gender.

Both the USAV and NCVA sand programs work to advance sand volleyball talent and build a broader and stronger pipeline of athletes and coaches for our U.S. Olympic Teams. The USAV and NCVA Sand Programs are the “pipeline” for young beach volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level of their sport and who dream of representing the United States on the Beach National Volleyball Team.

Through indoor and beach volleyball. the NCVA promotes participation in a quality program that provides a positive and safe athletic environment through a variety of developmental and competitive opportunities for junior teams of all ages, skills levels, and diverse groups.


All players must be members of the NCVA to participate in tournaments.  If you are currently not a member and would like to play in the Beach Tournaments this season, don’t worry we offer a $20 Beach Membership. This membership option will be available for registration beginning on May 1, 2020.

Tournament Entry Information:

Both players must be registered and paid before the team will be confirmed into the event.

No refunds. If notified 6 business days before the event, the credit of entry fees will be given, date of your choice.

Tournament Entry Fee – All events but National Qualifier and Championships

$80 per team – prior to pre-registration deadline (see schedule below)
$100 per team – following pre-registration deadline (typically 7 days prior to event date)

Tournament Entry Fee – National Qualifier and Championships only

$100 per team – prior to early-registration deadline (see schedule below)
$120 per team – prior to registration deadline (see schedule below)
$140 per team – after registration deadline (see schedule below)

Uniform Requirement for all USAV Beach events:

Uniforms are not required. However, matching color bottoms and tops are encouraged. Starting in 2019, all athletes are REQUIRED to wear a top, for girls it must cover your midsection when standing, and bottoms such as spandex, shorts or leggings. No bikinis will be permitted for any team.

Have a question about beach? Please email [email protected]





  • The NCVA Beach Championships will determine the NCVA Region Champion for the NCVA Beach Season.
  • NCVA Beach Championships will offer the following age groups: 18/17, 16, 15, 14, 13, and 12.
  • Bids for this event will be awarded at the following events:
    • NCVA Beach Tour: bids to the NCVA Beach Championships will be awarded to each age group at each Tour stop, based on finish.
      • Four (4) bids will be awarded to the teams with the highest finish, per age group, in each event.
      • Bids may not trickle down past 6th Any bid not given at an event will go into the Open At-Large pool.
    • Open At-Large
      • Teams that did not receive a bid may apply for the Open At-Large process in order to earn a bid to the NCVA Beach Championships.
      • To apply for an Open At-Large Bid, a team must submit a completed application by the deadline. Due to the required turn-around time, late submissions will not be accepted.
      • Open At-Large Bids will come from the following pools:
      • Bids that were not awarded at NCVA Tour Stops due to trickle down rules.
      • Bids that will not be used due to team cancellations/drops.
      • Open At-Large Application Deadline: TBD.
      • Open At-Large Bids will be finalized by TBD.
    • Bid Acceptance Requirements
      • Teams are not required to accept an offered bid.
      • If a team accepts a bid and does not attend the NCVA Beach Championships, both players on the bid winning team will be ineligible to participate in the following season’s NCVA Beach Championships in the Open Division.
      • If one of the two players on the bid winning team is not able to participate in the NCVA Beach Championships, one player may be substituted in order to allow the team to participate. No penalty will be applied for this substitution. Substitutions may be made up until 5:00 PM on the Friday before the Championships.
  • Seeding for the NCVA Beach Championships will be done as follows:
    • Rankings from will be used for all ABT events, including the NCVA Beach Championships.
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