Beach Volleyball is an excellent way to advance general volleyball skill and IQ. Learning to play the game of 2 v. 2 beach volleyball requires players to perform all around skills (serving, passing, setting, defense and offense) all while moving and jumping in the sand! Athletes acquire valuable strength and speed in addition to advanced volleyball skills helping them become a better volleyball player and athlete!.
WEST Beach Volleyball program will be led by WEST Coach Maddison Shields. Coach Shields recently earned an NCAA National Championship in 2023 competing for the USC Trojans Beach Team. Coach Shields also has extensive indoor experience where she competed for the Pepperdine Waves earning the (defensive) Libero of the year award in 2022. Coach Shields brings an excellent dynamic of teaching the differences between indoor and beach play that allows our athlete's to best utilize these sessions in a cross training environment for overall volleyball skill development.
WEST BEACH TRAINING will be divided into relative age groups/skill for all practices. Practices will focus on Beach Volleyball fundamentals and basic competitive strategies. Practices will begin with a group warm up and fundamental skill work, then finish with with competitive play where athletes are paired up in 2 vs. 2 competition.
STARTING JULY 11th Weekly: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Week #1 - July 11-13 (4-6pm)
Week #2 - July 18-20 (4-6pm)
Week #3 - July 25-27 (4-6pm)
Week #4 - Aug 1-3 (4-6pm)
Week #5 - Aug 8-10 (4-6pm)
Registration and cost will be handled weekly ($100/week). Cost to purchase all five weeks is ($400). Use the registration link below to sign up. Athletes are welcome to show up for a single session as well ($50)
Practices are held in Playa Del Rey: 6819 Pacific Ave, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
WEST BEACH participants are encouraged to compete in beach tournaments on the weekends. There are multiple youth tournaments scheduled up and down the coast every weekend. It's a great way to have some fun competing and learning about beach volleyball. Coaching staff will not be in attendance in hopes that athletes will learn from their peers (parents, please encourage your kids to work out arguments on their own and with the help of the tournament director, if needed). Tournaments may fill up so athletes interested in competition should register early!
Athletes interested in competition should let the coaching staff know so that we may help with partnering, tournament registration, location, and logistics.
TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION LINKS
Organizations listed below host tournaments all Summer long. Athletes can register for any of the offered tournaments in the organizations listed below. Note that each organization requires a yearly membership to be purchased prior to entering any tournament.
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