Happy New Year AVA Family!
Greetings from your Beach Directors! Coach Kyle and I (Coach Kirsten) are excited to announce some awesome development opportunities we have for your players this spring and summer with Beach Volleyball. This past year was our first year creating and running a new and improved sand volleyball program for AVA. Absolute Beach had a pretty successful first year having 16 teams brand new to the sport with 1 team in the program qualifying for nationals and 1 team we did group lessons with also qualifying for nationals. We hope to continue to grow the program this year and cannot wait to share our love and passion for this game with more of you this year.
A short background on our coaching staff:
Coach Kyle has been playing/competing in beach volleyball for the past 9 years and doing lessons and coaching beach for the past 3 years.
Coach Kirsten has been playing/competing in beach volleyball for the past 12 years and doing lessons and coaching beach for the past 6 years.
We are welcoming a new coach this year!
Coach Katya is an AVA alumni from the class of 2017 who attended HBU for Beach Volleyball this past season. She will be a great asset to our staff and we are thrilled to have her on board. She has been playing/ competing in beach volleyball for the past 9 years and doing lessons and coaching beach for the past year.
Absolute Beach will have a new facility next year that we are also super excited about. We will be hosting leagues every week night, clinics and trainings, tournaments, and more! Our Beach players will also practice at the new facility ASAP and we cannot wait to move!
Our Absolute Volleyball Beach Program will start March 18th, right after spring break. We want to jump into practices early this year so that the kids are better prepared for the qualifiers that hit so early in the Beach season. We will have two practice nights available so that your players can attend without disrupting their indoor practice schedules if they plan to play both. Make sure to pay close attention to which night you are registering for. We do not want kids to practice beach before their indoor practices, meaning, if you practice Monday/Wednesday 7:30-9:30, do not sign up for the Monday 5:00-7:00 Beach training. Same thing for Tuesday/Thursday practices as well.
Beach practices will be either Monday 5:00-7:00 at AVA, or Tuesday 5:00-7:00 at AVA.
Session 1 will be Monday, Session 2 will be Tuesday. When you go to register, their will be 3 options (packages) per Session to register for as follows:
Option 1: Practice/Training ONLY…includes 18 weeks of practices once per week and a Beach Volleyball to keep.
Option 2: Practice/Training, some Rox volleyball gear, a Beach Volleyball to keep, and Limited Tournament Coaching…includes 18 weeks of practices and Coaching at 4 Tournaments.
Option 3: Practice/Training, full package Rox volleyball gear, a Beach Volleyball to keep, and Coaching at any tournaments you attend (that you let us know you will be attending in advance).
Registration should be posted on the website by Friday January 18th at the very latest.
Reminder: you can always start with one option and upgrade to the next level, however we will not be downgrading anyone so please keep that in mind when you go to register.
If you know any beach players who do not play indoor, please invite and encourage them to come out! Anyone is welcome to join the program, all ages, all levels, all clubs; the more the merrier!
CLINIC DATES WILL BE POSTED FOR REGISTRATION BY FEBRUARY 1st SO BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR THOSE AS WELL.