Participation in beach tournaments is a fantastic way to put practice into action. The list below provides a comprehensive overview of tournaments available throughout the year. WAVE Beach coaches have provided suggested player levels, links to the tours to help navigate you to registration, and identification of what events will have WAVE Beach coaches at it to coach currently active WAVE Beach athletes. You are always welcome to play in any event(s) you wish.
When participating at the tournaments, represent our club to the best of your ability! WAVE Beach athletes, families and coaches are respectful, professional, and passionate competitors. Let’s all do our part to respect our opponents, play hard for our partners, families and beach club. We are WAVE Beach!
CALIFORNIA BEACH TOURS
As the sport grows, there are a number of opportunities to play and a variety of tours running events in California. Figuring out what ones to play in requires an understanding of what each offers and how it relates to your goals as an athlete. The descriptions below are a starting point to help guide you on your way to navigating the growing sport of beach volleyball!
*This is a live document. Tournaments will be updated as we find out about them OR will be removed if we learn they’ve been cancelled. Due to the large number of events WAVE Beach coaches will be attending, we reserve the right not to attend if we learn there are only a couple teams signed up for any one event!
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.
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.
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Did you have a great day in the sand with your partner? Finish in the top 3? Catch an amazing play on film? If so, text it over along with 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 our beach media director, Brynn Buechler at (858) 248-3755.