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Beach, anyone? - Badger Region Volleyball
BEACH, ANYONE?
How to start a beach volleyball
program at your club
WHERE WILL YOU TRAIN/COMPETE?
Securing a beach facility might seem easy,
but it often has many unforeseen hurdles.
 Is the sand/beach a public/private location? (Some
recreation center, schools and beaches have sites with
potential sand courts. Is lighting available?)
 Are there rental costs/reservation fees?
 Does the city/park district have certain restrictions or
requirements?
 Can you help facilitate sand courts by going through your
municipality’s government?
 What equipment does the facility or beach already have?
(Some facilities will require special posts/standards.)
ON-SITE NEEDS
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Volleyball nets
Court lines
Volleyballs
Medical kit
Antennae
OTHER THINGS
TO CONSIDER:
 Restrooms
 Shelter/Shaded areas
 Parking
 Lighting
WHO WILL PARTICIPATE?
 How many athletes will your program be able to
accommodate? (This will probably be dictated by
court space)
 Will there be tryouts?
 What ages will the program work with?
 What gender will the program be offered to?
 Will the program be used as an
instructional/developmental program or will it be
High Performance based?
 Who will the coaches be?
A summer membership option for non-club players is
available through Badger Region
WHO WILL PARTICIPATE?
 Recruiting players
 If you are an existing club, you have a large number of potential
athletes already in your club. Be prepared for VOLUME!!!!!!!
 If you are a new club or are willing to take on players from other clubs
that don’t offer a beach program you have options:
 Put notices and information in the local newspaper
 Distribute information through area schools
 Hold a tryout camp or tune-up clinic
 Use social media to your advantage
 Word of mouth is a very easy way to let people know what is going on
 Talk to people at indoor club volleyball tournaments
 Talk to people at area establishments that already offer sand
leagues (community centers, YMCAs, area beaches,
bars/restaurants, etc.)
The Badger Region will allow players to transfer clubs if they want to play a summer session with a club that
offers a beach program. Players must be in good standing with their club to do so and get a release to do so.
WHO WILL PARTICIPATE?
 Recruiting coaches
 Send coaches to a clinic or two. This is a very different culture
from the indoor world.
 Provide resources. Compile a few fundamental drill
progressions that would be helpful. It helps to develop a
common language amongst staff
 Get older players involved. Teach older kids to coach the
game (that improves their ability to play the game) and it
gets younger athletes excited to see older kids playing the
game.
 Teach officiating and scorekeeping to everyone (coaches
and players). It will help as they prepare for their time at a
sanctioned event.
WHO WILL PARTICIPATE?
 Recruiting (and educating) parents
 Lots of families need to be told , what to bring, how to register
for events and how to check in. (Events are often quite casual
and for some parents that is very hard to understand.)
 There are numerous events out there that require different
memberships/insurance to various groups. Learns what is
needed for each event and pass it on to your club’s families.
 Remind players there is a
growing opportunity to play
sand volleyball in
college/later in life. Help
parents understand the
amazing value of this great
sport and opportunity
they have here.
PREPARING A SCHEDULE
 Base your schedule on the budget you have, not the
budget you want to have.
 Schedule practice/training/conditioning sessions (Have a clear
cancelation policy if weather is bad. Consider having an indoor
facility as a back-up.)
 Schedule competitions/tournaments
 Consider having athletes participate in the USAV Beach events
 USAV Beach High Performance (HP) Tryout
 2015 USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour
 2015 USA Volleyball Central Grand Slam July 11 -12 at North
Beach in Racine.
 2015 USA Volleyball Junior Beach Tour Championships
PREPARING A SCHEDULE
 Advice from up-and-running beach programs:
 Try to avoid scheduling training sessions during other
camps/clinics that take place within your program or where your
athletes do other practices.
 Consider what time of day you want to practice. Morning are nice
when it is not too hot and the facility is not crowded with adult
players. But parents will find it hard to get their kids to 10 a.m.
practice if they have jobs.
 When do you want to start. If you wait until after Nationals (late
June/Early July), your club will miss a good window of opportunity
to get outside and train. (We only have so much good weather here
in Wisconsin.)
 Do you want to start before school lets out? How will training
session be impacted if you start before the end of the school year?
OTHER RESOURCES
 USA Volleyball website ( www.usavolleyball.org)
 2015 USAV Junior Beach Tour
(Under “Beach”)
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Championships Info
Championships Results
Tour Schedule
Tour Results
Age divisions
Tour Rules
Junior Rankings
 Jr. Beach High Performance Overview (Under “Beach”)
 Beach Development Camps (Under “Beach”)
 Beach Volleyball Rules (Under “Education”)
USAV JUNIOR BEACH TOUR
 The USA V Junior Beach Tour offers tournaments to boys and girls
ages 10 to 18. The age divisions are 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U in
Open and Cl ub categories.
 Teams are comprised of two mal e or female pl ayers, no coed
teams are allowed. Each pl ayer receives a T -shirt. Uniforms are
not required. The top three finishers per division per gender
receive a medal.
 The M olten El ite Beach Volleyball BV5000 will be used for all
events.
 Tournaments normally begin at 8 a.m. l ocal time and check -in
begins at 7 a.m.
 Players will have the opportunity to earn bids (invitations) to the
USA V Junior Beach Tour Championships. Open events give three
bids per division per gender. Grand Slam ev ents give five bids
per division per gender. Participants in the Cl ub division do not
earn bids.
 The USA V Beach Junior Rankings System allows participants to
earn an increased number of ranking points at USA V Junior
Beach Tour ev ents.
CONTACT INFORMATION
 Badger Region Volleyball Association
Brian Sharkey
414-313-9055
Email: [email protected] volleyball.org
 Terr y Paulsen (Tournament Director)
414-588-2665
Email: [email protected]
 USA Volleyball Beach
Veronica Sanchez
719-228-6800
Email: [email protected]
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