Beach Volleyball


Thank you all for a successful 2018 beach volleyball season! We will be doing it again in 2019. Stay tuned for details.

Practices
We will have two practices each week on Tuesday and Thursday in the mornings (between 8am – 10am). These will be two hours long with the majority of time designated to competitive play.

Tournaments
We will announce our 2019 tournament schedule in January.
Tournaments are optional (but highly recommended), and are not part of your fees.
Players can play in any AAU Tournaments throughout the country!

Costs
The club fees will be $295 for the whole season. Siblings will be $250 each.
This covers coaching, volleyballs, court lines, and other coaching necessities.
This does not cover the cost of tournaments (which are all optional), travel, food, uniforms, personal equipment, AAU membership fees, or anything else really. Tournaments are generally $20-30 per player. Players must be an AAU member to play.

Uniforms 
Playing outfits/uniforms are not needed for tournaments in Michigan. Matching outfits are totally cool, but not necessary.

One Coach, Many Teams
Beach teams consist of only two players, and coaching is not allowed during game play, only during time outs and switching of courts (so about 3 minutes of coaching per an hour match). Having one coach for each two-player team would be very expensive. Additionally, all tournaments are optional to players, so having one coach for many teams will keep costs low, and follow AAU guidelines, while also allowing for the players to just play volleyball.

Teams
We will run tryouts to determine how many teams we can field, and select the players best suited for each level of play. Teams will be primarily selected by the coaching staff, and will be changed as the season progresses. Players will have input as to who they would be willing to play with on a team. It is a two-person sport, so teams will not always be the best players paired together, but the players that work the best together.

Courts
We will be playing on the Traverse City beach courts (West Bay).

Why Beach Volleyball
Most importantly, it is a ton of fun! It trains players to read the ball, arguably the most important skill in volleyball. It is a great work out, and you get to be on the beach!

If you have any questions, please Facebook message us, or email jordanbbates@gmail.com