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About CBVA

Founded in 1962 by a group of passionate beach volleyballers, the CBVA was created to bring together the local beach volleyball communities and maximize the opportunities to play through a unified schedule. As the sport grew, the official rulebook, skill divisions, and our rating system developed into the CBVA as it is today. In 2017, the schedule will have nearly 1000 tournaments, 11 skill or age divisions, 23 locations, and nearly 8000 active members.

As a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization, the CBVA’s mission is to nurture, sponsor and promote beach volleyball. The CBVA promotes volleyball by conducting outdoor volleyball events while striving for the highest possible standards for players, tournament directors, members and sponsors.

The California Beach Volleyball Association is dedicated to fulfilling this mission and supporting the beach volleyball community via a unified schedule, rating system, and recordbase. The schedule is made up of organized, accessible tournaments for every skill level at many locations along the California coast.

Our rating system creates a clear path for measurable skill development and gives players the opportunity to play against appropriate competition. The recordbase promises preservation of the integrity of the game and rating system, as well as the history of our favorite sport.

The CBVA’s Board of Directors includes:

  • President Chris Brown, TD at Hermosa;
  • JP Saikley, TD at Manhattan Beach Pier;
  • Dane Selznick, TD at Dockweiler Beach;
  • Sinjin Smith, TD at Long Beach;
  • Randy Stoklos, TD at Pacific Palisades;
  • Ed Ratledge, TD at Huntington State Beach;
  • Steve Upp, TD at Ocean Beach & Mission Beach in San Diego

The CBVA values beach volleyball as a sport and community as well as the fun, competitive, healthy lifestyle that comes with it. We welcome all players regardless of age, skill level, or background - do expect that all our members, players, directors, staff, and spectators be respectful towards one another and the community as a whole.

We're currently working on compiling the awesome history of CBVA - it'll be posted soon!