USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body for the sport of beach volleyball in the United States. USAV runs and manages the U.S. National and Olympic Beach Volleyball Teams as well as the U.S. Youth and Junior Beach National Teams for each gender. The USAV Beach National Ranking System, the USAV Junior Beach Tour, and the USAV Beach High Performance Programs along with a number of tiered training programs, are managed by the USAV Beach Programs office.
USAV Beach works to advance beach volleyball talent and build a broader and stronger pipeline of athletes and coaches for our U.S. Olympic Teams. The beach programs at USA Volleyball build the "pipeline" for young beach volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level of their sport and who dream of representing the United States on the Beach Volleyball National Team.
USAV Beach provides team and camp opportunities for beach athletes in several designated age groups. These age groups are determined by an athlete's year of birth (using international criteria) and begin when they are in middle school, continuing for 15 seasons, often into their collegiate years and transition to professional.