BeachVB.info is a site where you can get information about competitive Jr. beach volleyball and High School Club Beach. BeachVB / Todd Sears is also the promoter and host of Jr. Beach Events held mostly at Santa Cruz Main Beach (18 courts)
All BeachVB events are listed on VolleyballLife.com. Future events are at this page.
BeachVB events are unique in the following ways:
Registration: Initial registration does not require a partner. You can deal with that later. This policy allows you to sign up, hold a spot and then sort out the partner thing at another time. Starting in 2021, registration was moved to the volleyballLife.com platform. You'll find BeachVB events on that page here: https://beachvb.volleyballlife.com/tournaments/upcoming. To register, you click on the event, then find the age group, then click the sideways triangle next to the price. To add your partner at a later time, click here for instructions.
Refunds: You can get a full refund if you cancel for any reason up to 3 days prior. Plans change, we get it. Sign up early, hold a spot, and bail out later if you change your mind.
AVP Sanctioned Events: At this time, all BeachVB events are sanctioned by AVP America. This means you need to have a valid AVP number to register. An AVP membership on its own costs $24 per year, and is good for all AVP events (AVP America, AVP Firs, AVP Next) for one year. You can pick up a free AVP membership when you sign up for or renew you CBVA membership. Most of my events are AVP 1 or 2 star events. The AVP program guide here has more info on how bids are awarded based on the event star rating.
Top Level Competition: Starting in 2021, each event will hold some spots in Girls 16U and 18U for top players based on AVP points. This will further increase the level of competition. Exactly how many courts allocated to each age group will flex for each event depending on where the early demand is. For example, if I have only 4 teams of 14U boys registered, and I am way over subscribed in 14U Girls, I will cancel the boys and allocate courts to the girls. If you are signing up for an age group that often has trouble getting the numbers, (Boys and 12U girls), promote early registration to your friends. It may be what saves your age group.
Who's Playing? All BeachVB events publish the full list of players from the time of the first registration. I believe both players and parents want to know who is playing. A published player list indicates the level of play expected, lets everybody see who is already partnered (making finding a partner easier), and lets everybody know if enough players are expected to run an age group. Most age groups will require at least 8 teams to run. Some exceptions will be made. The players list is on the volleyballLife.com event registration page. See #1 above.