You know what I like about beach volleyball tournaments?
A lot of things but I especially like the weather. Its usually a perfect
spring or summer day.
Apparently I'm not the only one.
Most beach volleyball associations around the country start their
seasons on the first weekend in May.
But with the growing popularity of sand volleyball, beach volleyball
tournaments around he world are being scheduled earlier and earlier in
On this page there's a list of famous and not so famous annual beach
volleyball tournaments in the United States.
There are links to the registration pages of each tournament.
East End continues their tournament series with stops
in six states including New York for the Coed King of the Beach 4s, a
Men's and Women's Open in Clearwater, Florida.
East End Beach Volleyball Tournament Sponsors:
4C Totally light 2Go, Corona Light, Spalding, Rider Sandals, Native Eyewear, Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau, Rox Volleyball, Bally’s Casino, Vincere Sand Socks, 1st Place Volleyball, SOB Volleyball Vacations, Sweet Tomatoes, Park & Sun net systems, Dig Magazine, Sportime, Sixpak.com Volleygear, Horry County, Spike Key, Sarasota County Parks Dept.
The EVP Tour
The EVP Tour stands out from others because of their City vs. City
competition where men's and women's pro beach volleyball teams
representing specific US cities compete against each other for points
with the team winning the most points wins the title at the end of the
This season the tour starts in Louisiana, then Georgia, followed by a
stop in Florida.
There are a total of 15 tournaments including the Southeast
Championships in Panama City and a National Championship in
Each week from 100 to 400 players participate for a purse ranging from
$2000 to $6000 per tournament.
One of the more popular May volleyball tournaments, the EVP which
stands for Extreme Volleyball Professionals has established a series of
Pro Am volleyball tournaments from May to September which takes them
to ten key markets like
Tybee Island in Georgia,
Charleston, West Virginia,
Panama City Beach, Florida
Del Ray, Florida
The tour schedules eight (8) 30-minute TV shows that should reach
over 60 million viewers.
EVP Tour Sponsors:
Panama City Beach, Stop.Watch.Sports., Real Racine, Charleston West
Virginia, Naples Island Everglades, Sarasota and Her Islands Convention
and Visitors Bureau.
Wasatch Beach Volleyball - Utah
Here's an interesting tradition that Wasatch players have kept
up...when Wasatch Beach members go to other beaches to visit or play
in other beach volleyball tournaments, they bring back samples of sand
from those beaches and they add it to the sand on Wasatch Beach.
Apparently there are samples from over 20 beaches around the Western
hemisphere mixed in with the Wasatch Beach sand, making it what
locals and regulars call it a "world beach."
Both regulars and visitors are invited to keep the tradition going by
bringing back samples of sand from beaches that haven't been
represented on the "truly a world beach" list.
The Wasatch Beach Volleyball tournament schedule starts in mid-April
with an open tournament in St. George followed by the King and Queen
beach season opener at with an Open, A, B divisions on April 27.
There are 16 scheduled events this summer culminating in two closing
tournaments one in September with the King and Queen Beach Season
closer and the final St. George season closer in October.
Wasatch Beach Volleyball Sponsors: Oakley, Realty Solutions Group, Sunbelt Rentals, All Access Recreation and Rockstar Energy Drink
North Pacific Beach Volleyball Tournaments - Portland, OR
The North Pacific Beach Volleyball Association is one of the earliest May
volleyball tournaments to start in Oregon.
This tour is a player-run beach volleyball tour with a series of summer
tournaments with Professional, Open, AAA, AA, A and B divisions for men
and women which have cash prizes for the winners.
NPBVA Sponsors: Woks Up, Plastic Clothing, Spalding, Vincere Sports Socks, Ben's Distillery, Dormer's Screenprinting
The CBVA starts their season with a series of May volleyball
tournaments for men and women, girls and boys in various idyllic spots
located along the California coast on some of the most popular beaches
in the world including Laguna Beach, Rosecrans, Santa Monica, Will
Rogers State Beach, Ocean Beach, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Hermosa
Beach Pier and of course Manhattan Beach Pier.
Divisions include unrated, A, AA, AA, and Open.
CBVA Tournament sponsors: Budlight, Sole of Summer Barefoot Wine, Quiksilver Performance, Roxy Athletix, Genuine Muscle Milk, Sand Socks, Volleyball Magazine
Great American Volleyball starts their season with a series of May
volleyball tournaments with men's and women's B, A, AA+, and Open
divisions that offer season-ending prizes--a share of $25,000 for players
with the most points.
By rebranding their membership program and implementing a new
national ranking system, players have a way of comparing the points
they've earned in various tournaments against the points other beach
volleyball players have earned in other tournaments to see how they
Florida will be the host site for the GAV East Coast Championships, West
Coast Championships and the Volley America National Championships.
Great American Volleyball Tour Sponsors:
Bar Anticipation, TexasRoadhouse, Tantrum Volleyball, Keep Moving Forward Fitness, Big 5Sporting Goods, Vincere Sand Socks, Dick Sporting Goods, Spalding, FlexPower, Corona Light Wide Open, Hot Buttered USA, Miller Lite, Roadrunner Seal Coating, Night & Day Magazine, AVP Next Barefoot Wine, Kina Good, VolleyChick.
Beach Bash Doubles, Denver, CO
This grass and sand tournament has 13 different divisions of play.
Offering something for everyone two divisions are called "dinosaur
divisions" for men and women over 80.
Past winners and top 24 finishers have won cash prizes, and free entries
the US Open of Beach Volleyball and the Motherlode Classic.
Tournament Sponsors: the Island, Volleyball of the Rockies
Tournaments in July are remarkably popular and they are a great way to
spend a midsummer day or weekend.
No Attitudes Allowed Tournaments are some of the most popular sand
events in Northern California.
They are run by Kaplan Volleyball who donates the profits from their
tournaments to charitable causes like the Second Harvest Food Bank,
Saint Francis Soup Kitchen, Santa SPCA, Spinal Cord Society, Native
Animal Rescue of Santa Cruz, Farm Sanctuary, Save Our Shores and
other charitable organizations.
All profits are donated to charitable causes!
Waupaca Boatride Tournament -Oshkosh, Wisconsin (grass and sand)
Popular July volleyball tournaments in Wisconsin include the US Open of
Grass Volleyball which takes place from July 12 to July 14 in Oshkosh.
Held on the Country USA Grounds there will be eight
different divisions for sand and grass volleyball players to sign up for
including sand doubles, coed quads, juniors quads, mens and womens
triples, grass doubles, coed sand doubles and reverse coed quads.
And there will be one more division because of the special guest who will
be attending to conduct her clinics this year.
That division is called the "Division in Gold juniors sand doubles" and this
division was included because Misty May is will be on the grounds as the
special guest this edition.
Joined by several other pro beach players, three-time Olympic gold
medalist Misty May Treanor will bring her "Dream In Gold"
volleyball clinics for local boys and girls age 10-18 to participate in on
Manhattan Beach Six Man Tournament - Manhattan Beach, California
Often referred to as the biggest Manhattan Beach party of the year,
hundreds of six men and six women teams gather to compete in the
Charlie Saikley 6-person volleyball tournament in front of 50,000
spectators as a part of the three day International Surf Festival.
Did I mention that this is a costumed affair? Yep each team that enters
must be in costume.
The first day is a lot of fun, but the second day is serious. All the
hardcore athletes and teams make it to the second day...and although
they are in costume, they are out for blood and the first place title.
How do I know?
Because I've won two open editions and finished third in another and it
was hard work but it was worth it.
Rest in peace Charlie!
Two days starting July 31 and August 1, for the last two years the
tournament has been scheduled to start midweek to better control
Volleyball tournaments in August are marked by several annual six
person tournaments held all over the country.
Seaside Beach Tournament - Seaside, Oregon
In the 31st edition of this tournament, over 1200 teams
travelled to one of the most popular volleyball tournaments in Oregon for
three-days of fun and competition in the city of Seaside.
For 2013, the thirty-third edition more teams are expected to play on
over 95 volleyball courts in one of the following divisions from the Men’s
and Women’s Open, Co-Ed, Advanced, Advanced A Divisions, Quads and
Six’s, as well as a “Parent – Child”.
Volleyball players travel from Hawaii, British Columbia, California, Idaho,
Washington, Oregon and many other States to play in the tournament.
Beachball Volleyball Tournament - Cedarville University
Have you seen this fantastic idea?
The whole campus gets involved..that means 1500 students from over
56 resident dorms will create teams to participate in the 28th edition of
this tournament which will be played with 40 inch beach balls.
Here are some great volleyball tournaments in September many families
Some of these offer tournament divisions for parents looking to play
competitive volleyball while the kids have a chance to compete in a
division made specifically for them.
Organizing your family vacation around an annual volleyball tournament
has become the new "in" thing to do.
We've also included some preseason college volleyball tournaments that
families may want to take their young volleyball players to check out.
Motherlode Tournament - Aspen, Colorado
To get an idea just how much family fun you can have by attending a
beach volleyball tournament played at 8000 feet above sea level check
This Labor Day weekend event in Aspen Colorado is billed as one of the
largest doubles volleyball events in North America.
I can vouch for how much fun this tournament is.
I made it into the finals of the women's open in a marathon match
against AVP pro beach volleyball friends.
You play this six day volleyball festival at a higher altitude so be
prepared! Even at 8000 feet above sea level the Motherlode has grown
in popularity, so much so that two more divisions have been added one
men's seniors 55s and one women's seniors 45s.
The Motherlode has grown into one of the most popular September
volleyball tournaments in the country.
History was made by players in the men's and women's events in the
2012 editions and the 41st annual event promises to be just as exciting.
Motherlode Volleyball Tournament Sponsors:
Paul Mitchell, Larabar, Altitude TC, USA Volleyball, Central Distributing, Pitkin County Steakhouse, Plastic Clothing, Roaring Lion, Park n Sun Sports, Dig Magazine, KUUR, Barefoot Wine, Hickory House, The Cantina, Wilson, Sandsocks, Snow Limo, Aspen times, Mezzaluna Ristorante, Frias Properties, Plum TV, Psyched About Sports, Harbert Lumber, Gant Aspen, Jazz Aspen/Snowmass, KSNO, Jones Trading, Grape Bar, Snow Limousine, Aspen Skiing Company, Inn at Aspen, Colorado Mountain News media, Colorado Marketing, Aspen meadows, Performance Sports Massage, City of Aspen/Parks Dept.
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