Update March 1, 2021: We are planning to open the 2021 season effective April 1 with League Play, so all schools are free to schedule matches to count toward League record beginning in April. We are finalizing the plans with Santa Cruz Main Beach, where we intend to fold the NorCal finals with a tentative date of mid-May (date to be confirmed). The State finals are slated for late May with more details to come, which will be posted here.
Additionally, we are planing a multi-school event at Ocean Beach San Francisco on Saturday April 17th. Current schools include: Aragon, Central Catholic, Half Moon Bay, Pleasant Valley and Redwood. Please contact Barry Peters, if you would like more information or to participate.
Update February 7, 2021: We are actively exploring opportunities to get the 2021 season in play, given the restrictions that we have in place. below are a few bits of news.
1. Gino Grajeda, commissioner of the IBVL, AAU Beach and the California Commissioner for the Southern Section and the State for High School Beach volleyball called me last week to let me know that the Southern Section is planning for a reduced season starting on April 1st with the State Finals slated for the last weekend of May. Of course, this is the current plan and subject to change. Gino said if they have to slip the schedule they may condense to an April 15th start date with the late May Finals.
2. We will look to follow the same schedule as SoCal as best we can, noting that one of our biggest challenge right now is venues to play along with potential support from schools. We are watching the restrictions and will keep you posted later this month on any outlook. Please contact us if you have teams that you believe you can potentially field in the April-May timeline, as we have a couple schools that have expressed interest and optimistic commitment to the season. We never know the future, though we’d love to be prepped and ready to go if we get the high sign!
3. Lastly, some relatively big news for the sport. Steve Sell, Athletic Director at Aragon High School and Central Coast Section Vice President, reported to me today on Friday the CIF voted 140 to 0 (unanimously!) in favor of beach volleyball an official CIF Sport. This should have no material impact on our League in the short term and we will work on plans in the coming years to transition accordingly, though a huge win for validation of the sports. More to come on this as it develops for the 2021-2022 season.
Update July 31, 2020: Due to COVID-19, the 2020 season was halted in March of 2020. We are actively reviewing the opportunity to restart the League as early as October 2020 with the focus on safely getting girls back out on the sand. Of course, this planning is very fluid, though we have full support from our AAU partners and the Southern California High School Leagues which are planning the same. We expect to provide regular (likely twice monthly) updates as October approaches. Below is a list of Schools which have express preliminary interest. Please contact NorCalBeachVolleyball@peterscellars.com if you would like to receive updates.
Fall 2020 Prospects with interest to play: Acalanes, Aragon, Bishop O’Dowd, Carondelet, Central Catholic, Half Moon Bay, Hillsdale, Menlo School, Mount Madona, Mountain View, Napa, Pleasant Valley, Redwood, Saint Joseph Notre Dame.
Useful links below:
Last Complete Season (2019)
Congratulations to all of the teams who participated in the 2019 season! Top finishes were:
1st place: Branson (3rd year in a row)
2nd place: Redwood (2nd year in a row)
3rd place: Notre Dame Belmont
4th place: Sacred Heart Cathedral
Branson and Redwood will be representing Northern California on Saturday, May 11th in Santa Monica in the California State Finals.
The 2019 Norcal Finals on May 5th, click here to see full brackets and results.
We look forward to seeing you all next season. More to come on the 2020 season starting in November 2019. Click here to ensure you are kept informed on our 2020 season.
Welcome! This site provides details on the Northern California High School Beach Volleyball League formed in 2017. We recently completed our 3rd year with our season commencing in February 2019 through May 2019 where the top two Northern California schools will represent Northern California in the State Finals in Southern California.
Below you will find information and some resources for the league. For information on starting a team, click here. Please note that the Northern California High School Beach Volleyball League is not affiliated with the CIF; we are an organization that is focused on getting girls to play the sport, leveraging a School Club format.
We had over 50 High Schools participate in the 2019 season, click here to see the list.