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.
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.