Beach Volleyball


Register here for our 2022 Beach Volleyball Season!

 

Programs / Training
PLEASE NOTE: We are currently waiting to find out when the City of Traverse City will be adding two new courts. Our schedule may change, but we are currently looking at the following programs and scheduling.

This year, we are adding another level to our programming for those athletes that commit to tournament play at a competitive level. Here is a breakdown of our programming. Any athlete can attend any tournaments they desire all summer long. This is just to help us determine the athlete’s focus and summer goals.

  • 2 Week Trial Period. 
    • This is to just come check it out ! See if your athlete like beach. 
    • No cost! No obligation!
  •  Drop-in Athlete.
    • This is for those that will only be here for a few weeks in the summer.
    • Cost is $25 a practice.
  • Practice Athlete (for the most part).
    • This program’s athletes are mainly practicing and may or may not attend a tournament.
    • This is the current beach program that everyone has been a part of… so the same great coaching and practices.
    • Cost is $295
  • Traditional Beach Athlete
    • This program is for athletes that will compete in a few tournaments, generally 2-3 tournaments.
    • This is the current beach program that everyone has been a part of… so the same great coaching and practices.
    • Cost is $295
  • Tournament Training.
    • This is an add-on program for competitive athletes who will be playing in 4 or more tournaments throughout the summer.
    • There will be additional practice options for this program, additional expectations, and an additional cost.
    • Athletes in this program will get advanced and more personalized coaching to take their beach game to a higher level of competency.
    • Athletes are expected to do Wednesdays and another practice (or all 3 if THEY would like).
    • Admission to the program is through the coaching staff’s approval. There will be a limited number of spaces available for each age group.
    • Cost is $350 
  • Beach Core Fitness
    • All athletes are welcome to join us for our beach fitness program on Wednesdays with Coach Natalie Bailey. 
    • Workouts on the sand and grass.
    • Free to all Beach Athletes (open to others at $50 for the 8 week season).

Practice / Fitness

  • Tuesdays:
    • 8:00-9:30    | 4th-8th Graders 
    • 9:30 – 11:00 | 9th – 12th Graders/Recently Graduated
  • Wednesdays:
    • 8:15 – 9:00  | Beach Core Fitness (free to all athletes)
    • 9:00 – 11:00 | Tournament Training (all ages)
  • Thursdays:
    • 8:00-9:30    | 4th-8th Graders 
    • 9:30 – 11:00 | 9th – 12th Graders/Recently Graduated

Here is our Full Schedule

Tournaments
Tournaments are optional (but highly recommended), and are not part of your fees.
Players can play in any tournaments throughout the country! See the schedule above for all the tournament dates.

Ages / Genders
Program are open to all genders. Grades 4th – 12th (plus recently graduated athletes). Under 3rd grade by director approval. 

Partners
One of our main questions is “do they need a partner?” The answer is no! We match up players in practice when partners are needed. However, athletes often enjoy having a dedicated partner,

We HIGHLY encourage athletes to play with multiple partners throughout the season, especially at tournaments. Finding the right partners is an important journey.

Costs
See programs above for costs.
Siblings will be $250 each ($300 each for Tournament Training Program), 
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. 

Uniforms 
Matching outfits are totally cool, but not necessary. We are required to wear Adidas clothing for tournament play. We will have apparel available to purchase the first weeks of the season.

One Coach, Many Teams
During beach tournaments, 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.

Tryouts/Teams
There are no tryouts for beach volleyball. We often have a waitlist, and it is first come first serve for spaces. In the past, we have made room for all athletes, but each year have more athletes and the same amount of beach space (this year we may get 2 more courts!).  It is a great opportunity for athletes of all skill levels (and we mix groups so that they are sometimes with stronger and sometimes with weaker skilled athletes). 

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