In the state of Arizona, high school beach volleyball is not a sanctioned sport and instead it’s a relatively new high school club sport. I think girls beach volleyball has been around for a year or two and this year is the first year for boys beach volleyball. Our nephew is a senior and a dedicated volleyball player and beach volleyball was a natural fit in his off-season.

Because it’s the first year for boys beach volleyball, there weren’t many teams to compete against, but our nephew crushed it with his amazing freshman teammate.

They didn’t give up a single game the whole season and we gathered as a family to watch his final championship game. We like to joke he’s the first state champion. Years from now when it’s a sanctioned sport he can claim he was the first title winner!