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WAVE Beach Tournaments

WAVE Beach Suggested and Recommended Beach Volleyball Tournaments!

A WAVE Beach coach or coaches will be at each of the following events. You are always welcome to play in any event(s) you wish. However, if you wish to be seen and potentially coached by WAVE Beach coaches…come find us at one of the events listed below!

Represent our club to the best of your ability! WAVE Beach athletes, families and coaches are respectful, professional and passionate competitors. Lets all do are part to respect our opponents, play hard for our partners, families and beach club. We are WAVE Beach!

*This is a live document, tournaments will be added as we find out about them and will be removed if we learn they’ve been cancelled. Due to the large number of events we’ve listed as “recommended” events we reserve the right not to attend if we learn there are only a couple teams signed up for any one event! 🙂

Below are events we would like our more experienced tournament players to consider. We may have WAVE Beach Coaches at any one of these events if multiple WAVE Beach teams have signed up. We now have a tournament white-board at the beach and if multiple teams have informed us the week(s) prior to one of these events we will be there!

AAU Spring and Qualifying Events! Outside of their weekly or bi-weekly qualifying events, the 18U National Trials on 2/25 & 2/26 looks to be an event to consider along with the Regional Championships on 6/11. More info HERE

CBVA Adult Events! Some that caught our attention would be the Doheny Open on 4/9. The Laguna Open on 5/6. The Opens in Ocean Beach on 5/20 & again on 8/12. The Ocean Beach “AA” on 5/13 and “A” on 5/13. More info HERE

Ratings chart HERE

CBVA “Tour Stop” Events! These are considered the premier events of the CBVA. If you win one of these events you automatically stamp your ticket to the Cal Cup Championships in late August. All registration is completed through the CBVA HERE

USAV JBT Events! Solid competition at famous volleyball beaches. More info HERE

USAV HP (High Performance Tryouts! Interested to represent the USA? These tryouts would be the first step. There are a lots of moving pieces to these and we suggest you contact Matt directly to discuss further if you have questions. More info HERE

AVPFirst and AVPNext Events! The AVPFirst is the youth program the AVP Tour has launched. Look for different options to be presented by this organization for years to come. The AVPNext are technically adult qualifying events where the purpose is to gain valuable AVP points for AVP Competitions later that summer. These events have become very popular with top youth players and they may be something to consider if you are looking for something new.

AVPNext info HERE

AVPFirst info HERE

AVPFirst Schedule HERE

AVP Professional Events! Why not:) The qualifiers are open to the public and the single elimination format will only run you $100/player. Might be kinda fun to try a professional event at one of our beautiful Socal Beach. Huntington Beach is 5/4, Hermosa Beach is 7/20 & the grand daddy of them all The Manhattan Beach Open is on 8/17. More info HERE

“ACTIVE” WAVE Beach Athletes Will receive the most consideration when it comes to tournament coaching!

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California Beach Tours

CBVA – CALIFORNIA BEACH VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION

Events can be found from Coronado all the way up to Santa Cruz! The CBVA is the longest running tournament series in CA and a great platform to consider. The “Tour Stop” event winners are given an invite to participate in the Cal Cup Championships in August up in Manhattan. These Tour Stop events bring some of the top competitors from all over Southern California and beyond!

They also offer Adult events for those looking for a real challenge or any parents looking to test out their sand legs! “Representing” – CBVA allows participants to select a home beach, Beach Club and Indoor Club that they represent. Your tournament points earned then count for you individually and WAVE Beach as a organization. WAVE has been the top CBVA Beach Club for the last three years running! Please choose to represent WAVE Beach during the registration process for all your CBVA events.

Ratings charts for CBVA Adult events can bee seen HERE

BVCA – BEACH VOLLEYBALL CLUBS OF AMERICA

The BVCA runs one event a year. It is a club versus club tournament where BOTH teammates must be from the same beach club. 14-18’s will then play in a 3-day event trying to decide a winner! The format is pool play on day one followed by a single elimination playoff which extends over 2 days. NOT EVERY participant will play three days. Only 7th place finisher and higher will return for the 3rd day of competition.

Registration codes are given out by WAVE Beach directly. Depending on the amount of interest received, there may be a qualifier within our club for available spots! *2017 Entry will be = $115/player!

USAV – USA BEACH VOLLEYBALL

The official junior beach tour of USA Volleyball. It is a nation wide tour and the Hermosa and Manhattan events usually draw strong competition from across the country. Additionally, High Performance (HP) tryouts and training opportunities can be found HERE

AAU – AMATEUR ATHLETIC UNION

Most of these events are in Orange County and LA. Top 3 finishers from any regular season event earn a “Bid” into their Junior Olympic competition. Competition level varies, but this is comparable to a CBVA youth event and are generally well run and fun. Similar to the “Cal Cup” that the CBVA puts on the AAU has a “Best of the Beach” competition for those competitors who have won a previous event.

AAU Junior National Championships – National Tournament held in July in Long Beach. Open enrollment, no bid needed! * No bid required to participate!

AAU Junior Olympics – National Tournament held in July in Santa Monica. Arguably the strongest event of the summer! A Bid is required to participate in this event! A bid can be earned by placing 1st-3rd in a previous AAU event.

ENDLESS SUMMER

Some of the events are in Carlsbad others are located in Huntington Beach and Santa Monica. ES is a year round tour and is a good starting spot for all levels. Their “open” events are strong with both youth and adult participants. Fun, local events are are a great platform to improve your tourney play and test your skills. *New! Endless Summer has partnered with the AVP and the Endless Summer Tour will be hosting 5 AVPNext events. They are listed on our “Comprehensive Tournaments” list as ES/AVPNext…

GET NOTICED *College Showcase Events!

College showcase events that are best suited for serious vb players who are looking to be recruited and play beach volleyball in college. Most recent GN events have had 20+ college coaches present! 2017 cost = $125/person for entry!

*Current list of College programs can be seen HERE

JUNIOR BEACH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE – The JBVL

New for 2017! These tournaments are the equivalent of a mini-BVCA. WAVE Beach will be participating in 4-5 of the events this year and we are looking forward to participating to see what these events are all about!

VOLLEY OC

An affiliate of the CBVA. VolleyOC runs well organized events year round in south Huntington. They have Thursday tournaments in addition to weekend events during the summer months. The VolleyOC has winter tours as well as College Showcase events.

AVP, AVPFirst & AVPNext

The AVP is the most known Professional Beach Volleyball Tour in the United States. Outside of offering up a great professional tour they offer youth options with their AVPFirst programing along with semi-professional events under their AVPNext options.

AVPFirst Tournament Schedule – HERE

COACHING AT BEACH EVENTS

WAVE coaches will always be present at Ocean Beach, Coronado and Carlsbad events. Outside of that we will be at the national events later this summer such as the BVCA, AAU Junior Nationals,, AAU Junior Olympics and the CBVA Cal Cup Championships. *Players who are actively participating in our Beach Club will receive the most coaching at these events.

Coaching by a coach or parent can only take place: prior to the start of the set or match, during a player called time-out and after the set is complete. THAT IS IT! Please help us follow these rules while being rad parents who are supportive of the system, applaud good plays and show respect to all. We are a top notch program and you will need to act accordingly in order to participate and associate with WAVE Beach Volleyball.

AGE DEFINITIONS 2016

The CBVA is now using the same age definitions at the SCVA! *It’s common for 12’s to be thrown into 14’s due to lack of teams.

CBVA and most other tours will use these age divisions – HERE

USAV HP (High Performance Age Definitions – HERE

USAV Junior Beach Tour (JBT) Age Definitions- HERE

CBVA Adult Ratings Chart – HERE

PARTNER SELECTION

You can play with anyone you want! We do not pair up athletes at WAVE Beach. We do however offer suggestions and help find partners for those who are looking. We ask that your son or daughter make contact with our staff and that they become the driving force in their partner selection.

WAVE VOLLEYBALL SOCIAL MEDIA

Did you have a great day in the sand with your partner? Finish in the top 3? If so, text me over a pic and a short description of the day including: location, division, partner’s name and Beach Club affiliation (if not WAVE) and anything else and we will get it online at our earliest convenience! Send it all directly to Matt Olson, 760-473-8511