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2020-2021 WEST VOLLEYBALL CLUB SEASON OVERVIEW

TRYOUTS AND PRACTICES

WITH much of California indoor group activity still closed and ample uncertainty of what the 2020-2021 Volleyball Club season will bring, WEST Volleyball will be hosting tryouts and initial team practices at the beach.  As indoor group activities resume and restrictions are lifted from indoor competitive sports and practice facilities, WEST teams will move team practices back into the gym and continue with approved safety protocols in place.  

HIGH SCHOOL BREAK

With all high school volleyball seasons being postponed until spring, the club volleyball community is faced with a big challenge.  Conflict for practice time and tournament schedules is not in the best interest of the athlete so WEST Volleyball will break from early December through the end of the high school season.  Practices and tournament play will resume when conflicts are over.

FEES AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Team commitments will require a deposit for uniform and athlete registrations and families will be responsible for a monthly training fee solely during active months of practice (no fees will be collected during the high school break or under any unforeseen statewide restrictive play orders).  Tournaments will be scheduled according to team and tournament availability.  Each tournament added to a team schedule will be an additional cost based travel requirements and operation costs.  We hope that with this new payment plan, we can continue to keep our players on a structured practice schedule, play in tournaments when available, offer a safe solution to gym closures and Covid 19 restrictions, and provide parents a financial peace of mind.


WEST BEACH PROGRAM INFORMATION

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

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 100 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 BEACH TEAM 2020

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 hosting 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. 

 

OVERVIEW

WEST BEACH TEAM will be divided into relative age groups/skill for all practices. 

  • WEST Beach Team will focus on Beach Volleyball fundamentals and competitive play. Teams and coaches will travel to 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,

 

WEST BEACH TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULE

  • TBD

REGISTRATION/COST

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.  

WEST BEACH TEAM PRACTICE LOCATION 

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 Perrys Cafe - address is 2600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica, CA 90405.

TOURNAMENTS  

WEST BEACH TEAM will compete in scheduled tournaments and possible inter-club competitions.  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.  

PARTNERS
Athletes do not need to sign up with a designated partner, though they may request to do so.  If athlete does not sign up with a designated partner, WEST coaches will pair athletes for tournaments.  Every effort will be made to pair up all athletes for tournamets.

  • TBD

TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION LINKS 

Organizations listed below host tournaments all Summer long.  Athletes can register for WEST scheduled tournaments (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

Natalie Beach Serve

AAU Junior Girls Beach National Championships