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What is the difference between court and beach volleyball?

Thinking of switching surfaces this summer? If volleyball is your game, try changing your environment while still playing a sport you love. Before you trade in the hard court for the hot sand, here are four things to keep in mind as you transition from indoor volleyball to the beach.

PIVC Storm Director & Owner
Shawn Weaver - USAV CAP I Certified
Beach Elite Coach
Coach Eddie Henry - USAV BCAP II Certified
Beach Club Coaches
Coach Alex Hamrick - USAV Impact Coach Certified

Coach Stephen Tirador - USAV Impact Coach Certified

Coach Baylee Young - USAV Impact Coach Certified

Coach Macy Roe - USAV Impact Coach Certified

Coach Peyten Young - USAV Impact Coach Certified

Coach Morgan Watkins - USAV Impact Coach Certified

Coach Lauren Quigley - Beach Elite Player & Assistant Coach

Coach Marti McLaurin - Beach Elite Player & Assistant Coach

Coach Carissa Jones - Beach Elite Player & Assistant Coach


2019 Season

PIVC Beach

Its not too late to start beach volleyball with us.  Contact PIVC for more info and how to sign up.

Beach Practice Info

Player Requirements

Must have a USAV Membership and Medical Release
For New Outdoor Membership or Renew Membership, Click Here
All current Indoor USAV memberships are good for beach.

2019 Notarized Medical Release Form (A notary will be present at evaluation check in; you must have your photo ID and the parent must sign the form in front of the notary).

$20 Eval Fee


Beach Eval Fee $20

After evaluations, player's are divided up into groups for training.

$285  Ages 10 - 18   Competitive Beach Training Program -

22-24 Organized Beach Practices.  Players will receive coaching at all the local tournaments.   Beach Club Fee is paid in one or two payments.  1st Payment of $150 is due April 25th.  2nd Payment of $135 is Due May 15th.  Please contact Michelle Doughty (PIVC Business Executive Director) if you need different payment dates to meet your needs.  Online Payment

$285 PIVC Beach Fee covers the following:  Beach volleyball training by certified coaches, Coaches pay, Coaches background screens and their USAV membership fees, beach equipment, and admin fees.  Tournaments are an additional fee and are optional.  Tournaments hosted by the Gulf Coast Region are listed above.  Our membership allows each player to participate in any USAV sanctioned beach event around the United States.  

Beaching Coaching is limited by USAV rules during competition.

Beach Elite - Our Beach Elite is designed for players that train year round and compete in high level tournaments.

Shawn Weaver

Club Director

Phone: 251.609.3191

Michelle Doughty

Player's Account/Bookkeeper/Notary

Phone: 251.747.0391

Remind Sign Up

Please sign up for Remind to receive instant announcements, updates, and practice information for the 2019 PIVC Beach Season. Click Here

Local Beach Tournaments schedule

Tournament Deadline to register are usually 2 or 3 days before the tournament.  If you need assistance with registering for a tournament, I will glad to help!!

Coach Weaver

Beach Club Fees Online Payment

Click Here to make your club fee payment

Court Sizes

Court sizes for indoor and beach volleyball are very different. Indoor courts are 18m x 9m, with a parallel attack line that is 3m from the center line. Back row players must stay behind this line when hitting the ball.

Beach courts are smaller--16m x 8m and there is no attack line. A player may hit the ball from anywhere on their side of the net. 


Indoor volleyballs are made of leather and are heavier than outdoor balls. Indoor volleyball is a game of power and the heavier balls move quicker and can be hit harder.

Beach volleyballs are softer, lighter and a bit bigger than indoor balls. The lighter weight allows them to float more in the air, allowing good players to use the weather to their advantage.

Players Per Side

Indoor volleyball is played with six per side. Each person has a specialized position and there are complex rotations and switches going on throughout games to ensure that each person remains in their designated position.

Beach volleyball is typically played with doubles. There are no specialized positions, only a left and a right side. Most beach players are well-rounded and can hit, dig and block.


With indoor volleyball, a match consists of five sets, or games. The first team to reach 25 points wins the set. Three sets wins the match, and the fifth tiebreaker set, if necessary, is only played to 15 points. Teams switch sides after every game. In beach volleyball, a match consists of a series of best-of-three game, with each game played to 21 points. Two sets wins the match, and the third tiebreaker set, if necessary, is also played to 15 points.

Pleasure Island Volleyball Club is a proud member of the 
Gulf Coast Region Volleyball Association,
a Member of 
USA Volleyball