BNT Athletes, Coaches and Talent Protection Pipeline

The U.S. Beach National Team is comprised of up to the top 12 USAV athletes per gender according to FIVB Athlete Entry Point Rankings as well as those athletes identified by USAV based on objective results, performance at tryouts, camps and/or other observational opportunities. Athletes who are not listed on the BNT may still represent the U.S. in international competitions. Athlete designation (BNT, Talent Protection Pipeline [TPP] or Development) is listed on each athlete’s bio page.

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A Legacy of Medals

The United States is one of the most successful countries ever in the Olympic Games for beach volleyball. Since the sport’s addition to the Olympic program in 1996, the U.S. has won 11 total medals, second only to Brazil’s 13. However, the U.S. leads all countries with seven gold medals. Some of the country’s most well-known players come from the beach side, and the U.S. has never failed to win a medal (men’s or women’s) in any Olympic Games.

U.S. teams are also top competitors on the FIVB World Tour, winning countless medals and numerous “best” awards. In 2023, Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes won the Beach World Championship gold medal and Taryn Kloth and Kristen Nuss won bronze. On the men’s side, Trevor Crabb and Theo Brunner finished fourth.


USA Volleyball Beach Headquarters
20501 Earl Street
Suite 3
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 975-3930

Director, Beach National Programs: Sean Scott
Coordinator, Beach National Teams: Phil Noyes
Head Athletic Trainer: Arbhie Guce
Performance Analyst: Tyler Widdison
Media Contact: B.J. Hoeptner Evans, (719) 228-6800