Is an excellent means for players to improve all around volleyball skills. Playing 2 person beach volleyball demands each player learn to execute every aspect of the game: serve, pass, set, attack, block and dig. Beach volleyball is now an NCAA sport with over 50 universities around the country offering programs, many of which also offer beach volleyball scholarships. WEST coaches are accomplished NCAA beach athletes, current FIVB beach athletes, and current and former AVP professionals. What better way to learn and improve beach skills, than from coaches who have achieved the highest level of success in the sand.
WEST Volleyball is excited to announce that this Summer's program will be a a full WEST BEACH TEAM. It's no secret that a few months of volleyball in the sand has a major impact on the development of indoor skills. WEST will be adding this program to give our athletes an advantage many clubs across the country do not have and offer exposure into the new NCAA Championship sport of Sand Volleyball.
WEST BEACH TEAM will begin with clinics on Wednesday May 2nd and Wednesday May 9th for ages U12-U18, athletes will be divided into relative age groups for clinics. Clinics will be free for current WEST club athletes, $35 for non-club athletes. BEACH TEAM TYOUTS will be held on Wednesday May 16th, free for club athletes, $35 for non club athletes. Official Team practices begin Wednesday May 23rd and will continue on Wednesdays through June 20th. Practices will resume July 5th and continue on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. WEST Beach Team will focus on Beach Volleyball fundamentals and competitive play. Teams and coaches will travel to 5 local beach competitions and compete as a team in each age division. Athletes are not required to sign up with a partner. Coaches will pair athletes for tournaments based on availability and compatibility,
MAY 2nd & MAY 9th - CLINICS, Free for WEST Club athletes
MAY 16th - WEST BEACH TEAM TRYOUTS, Free for WEST Club athletes
MAY 23rd : JUNE 20th - TEAM PRACTICES, Wednesday's
JULY 5th - AUG 16th - TEAM PRACTICES Tuesday's/Thursday's
TOURNAMENTS - WEST BEACH TEAM will participate as a team in 5 competitive tournaments, dates/locations TBD
WEST Registration and tuition fee will include all practices, uniform items, and tournament coaching. Athletes will be required to register and pay for tournaments through tournament event registration links. Tournament registrations and Beach Volleyball Organization memberships are not included in WEST BEACH tuition. Tuition fees and practice times will be available at tryouts.
Practices are held in Santa Monica at Ocean Park Beach. Location is about a half mile South of Santa Monica Pier. Enter parking lot at Hollister St., hourly parking is available. Courts are in front of the cafe.
WEST BEACH TEAM will compete in five scheduled tournaments. Coaches will assist athletes with game management and competitive play. WEST Tournament schedule is subject to change. Dates may need to change based on tournament availability. Tentative schedule is listed below,.
1. SUNDAY, June 24th. CBVA All Ages. Pacific Palisades
2. SATURDAY, July 14th. CBVA U12 & U16. Manhattan Beach / SUNDAY, July 15th. CBVA U14 & U18. Manhattan Beach
3. SATURDAY, July 21st. CBVA U16 & U18. Santa Monica / SUNDAY, July 22nd. CBVA U12 & U14. Santa Monica
4. FRIDAY, August 3rd. CBVA All Ages. Santa Monica (North Beach)
5. SATURDAY, August 18th. CBVA U14 & U18. Hermosa Beach / SUNDAY, August 19th. CBVA U12 & U16. Hermosa Beach
Organizations listed below host tournaments all Summer long. Athletes can register for WEST listed tournament (CBVA) as well as others. Athletes are encouraged to play in as many tournaments as possible.
AAU (Amatuer Athletic Union) - www.aaubeach.org
CBVA (California Beach Volleyball Association) - www.cbva.com
USAV (USA Volleyball Youth Beach Tour) - www.teamusa.org
WEST Volleyball Club Director and USAV Beach High Performance Coach John Anselmo at High Performance Tryouts in Atlanta, GA
WEST Volleyball Alum and University of Arizona Sand Volleyball Athlete Natalie Anselmo
WEST Beach Program 2017
AAU Junior Girls Beach National Championships