Participation in all tournaments requires either a USAV member number or an AVP membership to register. This is partially due to liability coverage and also allows each organization to keep track of points. Tracking points ensures fairness in pool play rankings and brackets during competition. USAV and AVP America are different “governing” bodies of beach volleyball. Depending on the events you play, tournament hosts will require one or the other. Memberships must be renewed on an annual basis.
AVP: To register, please visit AVP Membership
Note: You will need to create one as a parent and for your child.
USAV: To obtain a USAV member number, you must first sign in to or create a SportsEngine account. Once in your account, simply click on USAV Membership
Note: If you participate in indoor volleyball, you may already have an account via your indoor club. To be “assigned” to OPTIMUM BEACH, please click the following link: Club Assignment
BVNE: Membership is required for all BVNE tournaments. Membership is a one year membership that starts from the day you register. BVNE Membership
BVCA: When a player plays in BVCA events, they must obtain a membership confirming that they play and practice with the club for the entirety of the 2023 season. All athletes who want to participate must register with BVCA. Please visit BVCA Membership
Yes, along with our program packages, we do offer Drop In sessions. We know some players are unable to commit to set training days and or may be visiting. Optimum Beach does what it can to accommodate players as best as possible.
You will need sport-appropriate sunglasses, sunscreen, a towel, and water each day at practice.
We don’t want to miss any practices. We can still learn and be productive, even if it is raining. Know that It will rain at tournaments. However, we do not practice if lightning is detected in the area, and or it is raining hard. Cancellations due to inclement weather are made no less than 20 minutes prior to a practice time. A Raindate Date makeup is provided per season cycle. We cancel practices no less than 1h and 30min hours before start time
Starting in 2010, the age divisions have been the same as indoor, but beach only uses 18U, 16U, 14U, 12U. You move to a new division in September.
You do not need a partner for practices. We practice in small groups. However you do need a partner to play tournaments. Coaches will do their best to help match you with a good partner for tournaments.
Optimum Beach has placed over 78 players in more than 38 NCAA beach collegiate programs (including top 5 programs) in only 8 years. We have developed strong relationships with coaches and recruiters and understand the recruitment process. For more information, please visit NCAA Beach Volleyball Recruitment.