NCAA Gulf Shores

NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship

May 4-8, 2022

Sixteen of the country’s best beach volleyball teams will battle it out on Alabama’s white-sand beaches May 4-8. This year’s event is once again open to the public and we invite you to join us courtside for all the action. 

Witness history being made during the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship in Gulf Shores as the seventh champion is crowned May 8. Sixteen teams will compete in the first round of competition. The eight winners will advance to the championship round which is played in a double-elimination format with teams consisting of five pairs. Five collegiate courts and five practice courts are set up on our beautiful white-sand beaches.

The student-athletes, coaches and fans will bring their intensity and love for the sport to the Alabama Gulf Coast and leave it all on the beach until there’s one team left standing. Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports & Events, the city of Gulf Shores and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have hosted this event since its inaugural tournament in 2016 and are thrilled to continue to host through 2024.

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NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship
NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship
NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship

We’re serving up fun in the sun this May at the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship. 

Schedule

May 4: First round of the bracket with the eight winning teams advancing to the double-elimination national championship

May 5: Open practice day

May 6: First round of the double-elimination bracket with winning teams advancing to the second elimination round

May 7: Double elimination play continues; by day’s end, one team will advance to the national championship dual while the two remaining teams advance for the final dual in the elimination bracket.

May 8: The final elimination round takes place at 12:30 p.m. (ET) and the winning team advances to the National Championship, played at 4 p.m. (ET)

Tickets

Tickets are on sale NOW.

Weekend Passes (May 6-8 only)
•    General Admission All-Session: $55
•    Courtside Seating All-Session: $85
•    NCAA Fan Experience All-Session: $250

Day Passes (May 4 & 6-8)
•    General Admission: $25
•    Courtside: $35

TV Schedule

If you can’t be here in person, you can still catch all the live-action on ESPN. Broadcast coverage details will be updated as the competition progresses, so check back for the latest. 

Wednesday, May 4 - All shown on ESPNU, Times are in ET
Dual 1: 10 a.m.
Dual 2: 11 a.m.
Dual 3: 12 p.m.
Dual 4: 1 p.m.
Dual 5: 2 p.m.
Dual 6: 3 p.m.
Dual 7: 4 p.m.
Dual 8: 5 p.m.

Friday, May 6 - All Shown on ESPNU, Times are in ET
Dual 1: 10 a.m.
Dual 2: 11 a.m.
Dual 3: 12 p.m.
Dual 4: 1 p.m.
Dual 5: 2 p.m.
Dual 6: 3 p.m.
Dual 7: 4 p.m.
Dual 8: 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 7- All Shown on ESPN2, Times are in ET
Dual 9: 2 p.m.
Dual 10: 3 p.m.
Semifinal #1: 4 p.m. 
Dual 12 : 6 p.m. 

Sunday, May 8- All Shown on ESPN2, Times are in ET
Semifinal #2: 12:30 p.m.
National Championship: 4 p.m.