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Manhattan 6 Man and Summer Beach Volleyball Tournaments From April - September Post, Promote and Publicize Your Beach Volleyball Event


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 the year.

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.


May Beach Volleyball Tournaments



May Beach Volleyball Tournaments

East End Beach Volleyball now AVP America

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.


AVP AMERICA IS THE LARGEST GRASS ROOTS OUTDOOR VOLLEYBALL ORGANIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES.

THE GOAL OF AVP AMERICA IS TO FOSTER COOPERATION AMONG BEACH & GRASS VOLLEYBALL PROMOTERS THROUGHOUT THE US TO BUILD UP THE SPORT.

Past 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.

2020 East End Beach Volleyball Tournament Sponsors:

DiG, mediabarrel, vinocrawl, RESORTS, Showboat atlantic City, unsinkable, ROX Volleyball, New Zealand Trails, AVP America


The EVP Tour 


The EVP Tour 

EVP® Pro Am National Tour (May - Sept)

"The EVP® Pro Am National Tour’s primary aim is to support beach volleyball events that engage families, fans, athletes, students, communities and sponsors in a great day at the beach. At each event, spectators will not only see elite athletes compete on the sand for top honors, they also have the chance to interact with the pros...."

Past 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 was formed by Mike Manczuk and Mark Zimmerman, long-time beach volleyball players and friends who are passionate about the sport and committed to its growth and development.

The mission of Wasatch Beach Volleyball is to grow the sport by bringing the fun and excitement of pro-style beach volleyball to Utah through developmental initiatives and an extensive schedule of competitive events.

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


California Beach Volleyball Association


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 Pie
  • 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 was established by a local pro beach volleyball player in 2002.

GAV quickly developed into one of the premier volleyball tours in the country and the largest on the eastern seaboard.  Our tour can be found on the beautiful beaches of New Jersey every weekend May through September.  

We pride ourselves on the diversity of our divisions, loyalty to our players and active healthy lifestyles.  We promote all levels of play from tournament competition, to recreational leagues, to juniors programs and clinics.


Our family owned and operated company is proud to be a catalyst in active lifestyles.  Our goal is to promote the love of this sport, the beauty of our beaches and the natural ways to keep our bodies healthy.


Great American Volleyball (Tournaments) New Jersey

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 rank countrywide.


Past 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.


June Beach Volleyball Tournaments



June Beach Volleyball Tournaments

Beach Bash Doubles, Denver, CO

       2014 marked a transitional year with Beach Bash Doubles committing to become an early tournament with the sand events over Memorial Day Weekend and the grass divisions 1st weekend of June. 

2018 marks another expansion of divisions as we added Men's/Women's/Coed AA & A sand divisions. 

Colorado players can look forward to this annual summer rite, including tons of volleyball, great prizes, and music at the Island with food, awards, and the opportunity to watch and cheer for the best players in the region as they battle it out in the Open finals on Island Center Court followed by the grass divisions a week later.

Past Tournament Sponsors: the Island, Volleyball of the Rockies.


Molten, Bolle, Park & Sun


July Beach Tournaments


July Beach Tournaments

Tournaments in July are remarkably popular and they are a great way to spend a midsummer day or weekend.


No Attitudes Allowed Tournaments - Santa Cruz, CA 

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.

Kaplan Volleyball, Indoor and Beach, has been around since 1978 and consists of very popular classes and tournaments led by Phil Kaplan and his assistant, Rowland Sushi.

Currently Phil runs 8 tournaments a year to raise funds for local community non-profits and teaches Physical Education at Cabrillo College.

Some of the non-profits we donate to include The Spinal Cord Society, Santa Cruz SPCA, Native Animal Rescue, Farm Sanctuary, Saint Francis Catholic Kitchen, Second Harvest, Project Purr, the Orangutan Conservancy and Save Our Shores. Over $70,000 has been raised for these organizations.


Waupaca Boatride Tournament Oshkosh, Wisconsin (grass and sand) 


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 July 13.


Manhattan Beach Six Man Tournament 
Manhattan Beach, California 



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 crowds.

The Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tounament is the premiere 6-man beach volleyball tournament in Southern California. The tournament draws over 50,000 spectators each year. The event has been moved to Friday and Saturday to make team participation more convenient.


Steamboat Doubles Tournament


For over 30+ years, Steamboat Doubles has reigned as one of Colorado's premier volleyball tournaments. 

Now with 22 different divisions and over 600 teams in attendance, Steamboat is the second largest adult 2x2 tournament in Colorado, one of the largest events in the country and a "must play" on the Colorado Mountain Tourney circuit. 

Make your plans early...with the Hot Air Balloon Festival, Arts and Crafts Fair and Rodeo also in town, rooms sell out early. 

We look forward to seeing you the week after July 4th each summer (except for 2019) for an awesome weekend of volleyball in the heart of the Colorado Rockies.


Thanks to all that played in 2019, as with every year you helped make it one of the biggest Steamboat Doubles tournaments ever. 

The weather was perfect (minus a late Sunday sprinkle) for all 4 days!  We hope everyone enjoyed the volleyball competition, the 4th of July celebration, the Friday night check-in with live music, the "beverages" in the parks and an amazing Saturday night players party location.  

Congratulations to all our winners, to get the FULL results of all divisions just click on Results/Entries on the left.


Sincerely,
The Steamboat Doubles Team


August Beach Volleyball Tournaments


August Beach Volleyball Tournaments

Volleyball tournaments in August are marked by several annual six person tournaments held all over the country.


Seaside Beach Tournament 
Seaside, Oregon 


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


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.


Putterhead Doubles


                     Putterhead Doubles                     August 14, 15 & 16, 2020


Started in the 1994, Putterhead remained a small, locally run tournament for many years. 

In 2003, the Breckenridge Parks and Recreation Department asked Volleyball Of The Rockies, a Denver Volleyball League Organizer, to assist with the event. 

The tournament has grown from 55 teams into one of Colorado's largest volleyball events with 16 different divisions and over 600 teams in attendance.

As a little bonus each player gets a Putterhead T-shirt. Just 80 minutes from Denver and with super affordable lodging options, the Putterhead Volleyball Tournament is the perfect choice to escape the heat and enjoy cool mountain air for the weekend.

As a little bonus each player gets a Putterhead T-shirt. Just 80 minutes from Denver and with super affordable lodging options, the Putterhead Volleyball Tournament is the perfect choice to escape the heat and enjoy cool mountain air for the weekend.

In 2016 we enjoyed our largest event with over 630 teams. We look forward to seeing you in Summit County @ 9,600 feet for another great weekend of volleyball with our friends!


September Beach Volleyball Tournaments


September Beach Tournaments

Here are some great volleyball tournaments in September many families attend.

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 


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 out...

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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