Beach Volleyball - Governing Bodies

Governing Bodies

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The primary international governing body for beach volleyball is the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB). The regional governing bodies are:

  • Asia – Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC)
  • Africa – Confédération Africaine de Volleyball (CAV)
  • Europe – European Volleyball Confederation (CEV)
  • North and Central America – North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA)
  • South America – Confederación Sudamericana de Voleibol (CSV)

In the United States, USA Volleyball is the governing body for beach volleyball, as well as indoor volleyball. In the 2010–11 academic year, the NCAA began sponsoring beach volleyball, which it calls "sand volleyball", as an "emerging" women's sport. Initially, it was sponsored only for Division II, with Division I added the following academic year. NCAA competition follows standard beach volleyball rules, with competitions involving five doubles teams from each participating school.

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