HISTORY OF BEACH BASKETBALL®
"A GLOBAL SPORT THAT SHARES PEACE, LIKE THE GAME IT IS."
Beach Basketball® is an exciting, non-stop action game played in the sand, by athletes & families worldwide. The game was born more than four decades ago in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This modified version of basketball, invented by Philip Bryant, has grown from a tremendously effective skill improvement game to a very popular, widespread & competitive sport.
For the past 36 years, the World Beach Basketball Association© has developed a grassroots player interest, resulting in game play in 15 of the WBBA 36 worldwide regions. The WBBA Upper Caribbean Region, with commissioner Mickey Muñoz, was selected "2018 WBBA Region of the Year" for their efforts in administration of tournaments for Beach Basketball® players. The 2020 Beach Basketball® 18th Annual World Championships will be hosted by the WBBA© in Gulf Shores, Alabama, the birthplace of Beach Basketball®. Presently, seven WBBA© World Regions are hosting upcoming tournaments.
Players of all ages are getting into the game...former Harlem Globe Trotter Ed Hicks along with 2015 "Commissioner of the Year" Frank Bisesi regularly participate in Beach Basketball® tournaments on the sandy shores of Lake Erie.
If you are a coach looking for another game to add to your sports curriculum, Beach Basketball® is what you need. Beach Basketball® is the perfect game for boys and girls either young or old. Whether you have a beautiful beach or a gymnasium, the game is adaptable to every environment. An Official Rule Book is available for $2.95! Please send your request and either a Purchase Order # or your credit card info to: World Beach Basketball Association® and the "Official Rules and Regulations"© will be mailed to you.
Coach Philip Bryant- CEO
Beach Basketball® Inventor & World Beach Basketball Association© Founder
Longtime Twenty-Three year Commissioner of the Gulf Coast Region of USA Volleyball since 1997. Responsible for the management of 37 clubs, 135 teams, and 3,600 members. Multi-level duties include preparation of quarterly and yearly financial forecasts, budgetary supervision of regions 500,000 annual budget, office supervision, data input, club and membership registration, point of contact for membership and USAV National office, scheduling and seeding of regional tournaments, recruitment for expansion of the region, media releases promotion and marketing, as well as instruct IMPACT coaching certification clinics and official clinics. Created 2004 High-Performance Programs for the region. Regional HP programs channel elite athletes into the USA Volleyball Olympic Pipeline. Directed as Chairperson the first four VCA Collegiate Beach National Championships, 2012-2015, the event has now become the NCAA Collegiate Beach National Championship played annually in Gulf Shores, AL and now aired live on ESPN the first weekend in May. Designed and site-built 64 Beach Volleyball courts in the Gulf Coast Region for the club programming in the regional communities. Founded "BeachFest", a 500 team Junior Beach Volleyball Tournament with a build of 59 Beach courts. BeachFest has been voted the number two most attend Junior Beach Volleyball tournament in the United States. - Dig Magazine 2017', 2018', 2019.
COO / Co-Founder
David Rodriguez has been a business consultant for the last 25 years, involved with Fortune 100 Companies as well as small businesses. His experience in being the New Business Director for Daewoo Korea in the Caribbean expanded his multi-cultural vision. He dedicated himself to assessing their needs and wants, then providing them with exceptional cost-effective, solutions.
David has had exposure to marketing, advertising,branding and company-building strategies that put him at the forefront of the cutting-edge business frontier. Implementing successful, financially sound strategic solutions concurrently with all Parties involved, gave him a unique experience of understanding Principals and Corporate.
Co-Founder / Media Director
Anthony Kuzviwanza is an Emmy Award-winning producer who has spent the last 13 years with the NationalBasketball Association. Starting in 2006, Anthony has worked his way up from Production Assistant, to one of the Top Producers for the League. He films every major event, including the NBA Draft, NBA Finals, and All-StarWeekends. During his time there, Anthony has thrived in all aspects, including creativity, field production, and social media execution. In addition, he works with other major sports organizations including UFC, NFL, and MLB.
Director of Marketing
National / Global Marketing Director
Alfi has a multitude of life experiences that brought him to the east coast of the U.S. He backpacked through the jungles of Bolivia, spent time in multiple regions spanning from the very tip of South America all the way to Mexico and Canada.
Having lived on multiple continents, Alfi has acquired an international perspective on business and sales. After his travel years, he decided to come to the states to settle down and open his own luxury cosmetic boutiques, in two casinos in NJ, and one in Manhattan.
Alfi has considerable experience in business dealings of all cultures and nationalities, and this multinational scope makes him an integral part of the team. Having spent 3 years in the military, Alfi is tactical and efficient and has an extremely resourceful mindset.
Recently, he opened an innovative, 3D virtual photography company, one of the first in the area, while getting his real estate license. He’s now working on multimillion-dollar real estate projects and handles all marketing, design, and advertising while managing staff and production.
Coach Cameron Porter
Co- Founder / League Director
Cameron has been involved with coaching basketball since the age of 14. Now, at the age of 28, Cameron coaches for Smiths Station High School in AL which is the school he graduated from in 2011. After graduation, he received a scholarship to play at Roane State Community College in TN for 2 years. After 2 seasons, Cameron became the all-time leader in 3-point makes and percentage in school history. He then received another scholarship to attend Faulkner University in Montgomery where he graduated with a degree in Sports Management. As a player at Faulkner, Cameron helped the team win an SSAC Conference Championship and make a national tournament appearance. Cameron's love and dedication for the game has helped him blossom into one of the best
up-and-coming coaches in the state of Alabama.
Coach Jamar Wise
New Jersey Director
Jamar Wise has been involved in basketball as a player, coach, and trainer for almost 20 years. In high school, he played at Roselle Catholic. He chose to attend Seton Hall University where he played on a team that made the NIT and NCAA tournament and obtained a bachelor's degree. He has learned from some of the greatest coaches and trainers in the country and knows what it takes to achieve the highest levels of success. After college, Jamar continued to pursue his love for basketball. He has worked with players of all ages and skill levels, from young children o professional NBA players.
Jamar saw a need in the marketplace for personal skill training and embarked on his next basketball venture by starting Wise Basketball Training with EJ Vaugh. Taking all he has learned as a player and coach, he has transitioned his love and passion for this sport into training some of the most talented up-and-coming future basketball starts in his community.
Jamar's skills are favored and respected. His playing and teaching experience makes him one of the most qualified and experienced personal skills coaches in the country. He personally knows the amount of work, commitment, and dedication it takes to play on the higher levels of basketball. He takes pride in passing down his knowledge and experience to help others achieve their highest goals. For any player looking to significantly improve their game, an opportunity to train with Jamar is not one to be missed.
Deborah graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Liberal Arts in the studies of Arts, Communication, and Spanish. Deborah spent some time in business as a bookkeeper and Customer Service Relations manager with a Wedding Stationery Company. Having a love for children while raising her own two, she went back to school to earn a certificate in Elementary Education Deborah taught children in private and public schools from first grade to eighth grade in Computers, Spanish, American History, Math, and ELA. She spent her free time as a Youth Group Advisor and track team coach.
From there, Deborah went on to earn a certificate in Special Education. She worked with students with special needs, including students with Behavior Disabilities. Deborah's peaceful, calming manner of teaching academics and Socio-Emotional wellness earned her Support Staff of the Year in Chittick School, NJ. From there, she went on to become a Special Education/Resource teacher near Atlantic City where she then studied to earn a certificate in Education Technology Integration.