A GLOBAL SPORT THAT SHARES PEACE LIKE THE GAME IT IS 

Beach Basketball Retro

HISTORY OF BEACH BASKETBALL®

Beach Basketball® is an exciting, non-stop action game played in the sand, by HOOPSTERS of all ages. The game was born more than four decades ago on the physical education fields of Gulf Shores School. 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.

HOOPSTERS 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® may be just the game. 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 either court. An Official Rule Book is available for $2.95, please send your request and either a Purchase Order # or your charge account information 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. 

   

David Rodriguez- COO  

East Coast Commissioner / Co-Founder

 

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 for the Caribbean expanded his vision in how different cultures can understand their specific needs, and wants and cater to them.  His exposure to Marketing Planning, Advertising and Executing these strategies with all Principles involved gave him a unique understanding experience between Corporate and Business owners. 

   

Anthony Kuzviwanza

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.  

Alfi Naim

Director of Marketing

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 a 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.

Deborah Rodriguez

Public Relations

Deborah Rodriguez graduated high school as a member of the National Honor Society. From

there, she spent four years at Rutgers University earning a BA in Liberal Arts with a Certificate

of Proficiency in Spanish. Deborah went on to earn Certifications in Elementary Education,

Special Education and Education Technology Integration. She has over twenty years

experience in education. Her experience spans from First Grade teacher, k-8 ELA, American

History and Spanish teacher to pre-k Autism, Behavior Disabilities, and Resource/ICS teacher.

Deborah has volunteered as Cross Country Coach, Youth Organization Leader, and Marching

Band board member. She loves to dance, bike ride, and swim.

Molly Eubank

Social Media

Molly is originally from Gulf Shores, Alabama where she grew up playing volleyball any time she could from the gym to the sand. She even attended some of the first ever Beach Basketball summer camps! After graduating, Molly went on to play volleyball at both Western State College in Gunnison, CO and then Troy University in Troy, AL where she graduated with a degree in graphic design with a marketing emphasis. 

Western USA called her again and Molly has lived in the west from CO to OR and back since 2009. Three years ago she took the leap to becoming a freelance creative consultant and virtual assistant and began her company Wild Woman Creative.  She best describes herself as a partner for small business. One that can tackle all of the creative components, including graphic design, social media/email marketing and website maintenance.

When Molly is not working with her clients, you can find her exploring the great outdoors all over Colorado with her pup in tow. From the sidewalks to the snow, she enjoys discovering Denver hot spots, planning her next travel adventure or spending the day hiking or skiing. Molly draws on her connection to people and nature to keep her creativity flowing. 

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