Excelsior Empire

Regional Volleyball Association



Welcome to the EXCELSIOR OUTDOORS page! This page is devoted to items of specific interest to the OUTDOOR VB community.

EXCELSIOR sanctions outdoor events in various formats – grass, sand, tournaments, leagues, clinics, 2s, 3s, 4s, etc. See the documents page for sanction-related information.

EXCELSIOR or USAV membership is required for any EXCELSIOR-sanctioned outdoor events or activities. The usual insurance benefits are provided by the sanction. Regular memberships are good though 10/31 and are valid for outdoor events. Reduced-cost summer memberships are available for others for 5/1 to 10/31. One-day memberships can also be used.

EXCELSIOR has goals to expand summer vb activities, both grass and sand, throughout the Region. Anyone interested in assisting with outdoor programs should contact the Outdoor Director or any BOD members for more information. We would also like to have someone prepare and maintain a list of non-sanctioned outdoor vb events for our website. We want to encourage everyone to get out and play!

To learn more about the role of USAV and EXCELSIOR in outdoor volleyball, see the FAQ to the left.

If you cannot find the information you are in search of, or if you have questions or concerns regarding the EXCELSIOR OUTDOOR program, please contact use.

Beth Pastel

Beth Pastel

Outdoors/Related Sports Director

Chairpersons and Staff

Beth Pastel has been dedicated to beach volleyball, coordinating leagues and tournaments for local venues for over 25 years, as well as directing the USAV Beach National Qualifiers each year. She was a member and board officer of the Central New York Volleyball Official’s Corporation for over 15 years and the executive director of a nationally accredited child care center. Beth is an advocate for the junior level programs and training for coaches and players. She is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she was a member and officer of the Varsity Rowing Club Team. She is a native of the Syracuse area.


Phone: 315.481.5327

Email: beth@xlvball.org