We are going to do our best to provide as much SAFE beach volleyball as possible this summer. We are planning scenarios to meet requirements for group gatherings. Please read the scenarios below and when you register, select the Registration that fits your level of comfort.
We will have safeguards in place: players will be monitored on arrival for symptoms by an RN; all players will sanitize hands before playing; all volleyballs will be sanitized before practice; groups will play together the whole practice (no intermixing of players / courts). We will follow all city and state requirements.
Full summer including optional tournaments.
Few (or no) restrictions
Regular practices 8-10am.
Full summer few, if any, optional tournaments.
Small groups 5-10.
Practices 8-9:30am (12 and under), 9:30-11am (13 and older)
Partial summer (Could be 4 weeks, or could just be a weekend), few, if any, tournaments.
Whatever groups sizes we are allowed.
Could be a weekend clinic, or could be a short 4 week season.
There will be no payment required until after we start playing.
We will have two practices each week on Tuesday and Thursday in the mornings (between 8am -11am). These will be 1.5 – 2 hours long with the majority of time designated to competitive play.
Tournaments are optional (but highly recommended), and are not part of your fees.
Players can play in any tournaments throughout the country! Due to COVID-19 there may not be many tournaments this summer.
The club fees will be $295 for the whole season. Siblings will be $250 each. If we start late, fees will be reduced.
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 NorthShore Beach volleyball.
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.
For players new to NorthShore, the first week of practice will be considered their tryout. If you are already part of the NorthShore club, you do not need to try out, you are automatically part of the team once you register. Tournaments are almost all 2 vs 2. So teams are 2 person teams. The coaches can help you put together a team, but it is best of players who want to play in tournaments ask another player to play with them.
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!
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