General Info

ALL tournaments are doubles teams only unless otherwise specified. The price is per team NOT per player.
Obtain a Volley America Membership prior to registering for any GAV event.
All participants in Great American Volleyball events must be Volley America members.
Memberships are $15/season if purchased online and $20/season if purchased at an event.
Volley America members receive the following benefits:
    • Included in the $40,000 Volley America Grand Prix.
    • Participation in our National Ranking System
    • Access to all Great American Volleyball and other Volley America events nationwide.
    • Accident/Medical Insurance
    • Access to any of our various e-Newsletters.
*Please be familiar with the policies below as they are important guidelines for check-in, refund, cancellations, and unexpected events.
  •  Beach access and parking fees are NOT included in a tournament entry fee.
  •  Check-in Policies
    • Check-in for Saturdays Tournaments is from 800am-830am.  
    • Check-in for Sundays tournaments is from 830am-900am
    • You may lose your spot in the tournament if you check-in after 8:30am on Saturday and after 9:00am on Sunday.
    • You will pay a $10 Late Fee if you check-in after 8:30am.  .
  • Online Registration closes at 3pm the Friday prior to the event.
  • Entry Policies
    • No Phone/E-Mail Entries will be accepted unless there is an issue with our website
    • The office closes at 3 PM on Fridays. Any emails or voicemails after 3pm on Fridays will not be received until Monday morning.
    • Remember: You may register On-Site at the Event if there is room and if you arrive early enough at check-in but it will increase your fee by an additional $10.
  • Inclement Weather
    • If it is raining, you must show up at the beach, check-in, and be prepared to play.
    • If you chose not to play and we conduct the event, you will lose your entry fee
    • Reminder: this is outdoor volleyball and the weather is a part of the game. Our commitment to those teams that may have traveled far and incurred expenses for lodging and more is to conduct the event if at all possible.
    • Sand does not become slippery like grass, and does not pose a safety concern. Be prepared to play!
    • In most cases, it is the beach patrol/authorities, that will force us to call off an event.  We try to play as long as we can.  
  • Cancellation Policies
    • In the event that we do cancel an event PRIOR to the start, due to a hurricane, severe lightning or a similar weather condition, full refunds will be given to those who paid online.  Once the event begins, refunds will NOT be issued.  
    • We will post on our Facebook & Twitter pages and email each registrant to advise you of any cancellations.  We will not make a decision on a cancellation anytime prior to 6am, the day of.  Beach weather is unpredictable and we want to make sure that we are making the right call.  
    • Please do not contact us with cancellation questions.  We will contact you.
  • Refund Policies
    • There are no refunds, except for official event cancellations! PRIOR to an event starting.
    • Refunds will not be given for late arrivals under any circumstances.
    • Refunds will not be given once an event starts.
  •  Divisions/levels of play:
Open: The strongest level of play.
AA:    "AA" players have strong all-round skills and planned strategies. Very competitive
A:       "A" Players are moderately experienced and can pass, set and spike consistently.  
B:       For beginner to intermediate. New to beach volleyball or want a more recreational level           
2017 Fees (per team of 2):


Early Bird Registration



Juniors, B, A, AA








Great American Volleyball tournament entry fees vary depending on when a team signs up for an event. We encourage early sign-ups because it greatly enhances our preparations for an event. Our entry fees are based on 3 tiers:
  1. Early Bird - Teams that sign up before midnight on the Tuesday prior to the event.
  2. Pre-Registration - Teams that sign up after midnight on Tuesday but before 3:00pm on the Friday prior to an event.
  3. Walk-On - Teams can sign up on the day of the event but they will not be guaranteed a spot in the event.
 What do you get for your entry fee?
  • Event T-shirts
  • Great competition with players from all over the region.
  • Play on the highest quality equipment made
  • Fruit and water in our players tent
  • Chance to win awesome prizes supplied by our sponsors and GAV gear.
  • Food and drink specials at Signature events



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