***for all ages (10-18) and skill levels (beginner to advanced), courts will be divided by age and skill level***
160+ players in 2021, 40+ qualifying for USAV nationals, 5X national medalists, 13 college beach commitments
Program Cost - $695
$395 Deposit paid upon registration
$150 Payments made May 1st and June 1st
Practices (20 Total) - practice times subject to change
12U/14U Tuesdays/Thursdays 5:30pm to 7:30pm
16U/18U Tuesdays/Thursdays 7:30pm to 9:30pm
*Added - Make-up practice day - All ages - Friday 5:00pm to 7:00pm
FREEGCVA Tournaments - May 14th, May 28th, June 11th, June 26th, July 9th
GCVA BNQ - May 21st
GCVA BRQs - May 7th, June 5th
Beach Team Gear - Includes USAV Ball, jersey, two practice shirts
Point Program - Points to use towards shirts, hats, backpacks and other gear at the end of the year party
Tournament Coaching - A shared coach at the USAV BNQ and BRQs
Summer Drills - All indoor GCVA summer drills are free for beach team players
Qualified Teams - Will get free entry into USAV National Championships
GCVA Director - Vic Clifford (832-928-4120) email@example.com
GCVA Beach Team Director - Travis Clifford (832-316-0323) firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaches have 10+ years experience playing sand. Head Coaches are USAV Beach Impact and BCAP Certified. We have a very good coach to player ratio!
Practice Location: Cheaster Davis Sportsplex (League City Sportsplex) 1251 Highway 96 - League City, TX 77573
Each player must be registered with USA Volleyball Lone Star Region (outdoor memberships are $25 payable to USAV/LSR). If you are all ready a USAV/LSR member we just need your USAV#, indoor memberships are GOOD for outdoor volleyball.
For USAV Beach players can play with any club. Club does not matter, anyone can play as long as they are USAV members.
Teams - Players sign up individually, however they can select a partner or we can pair them with an appropriate competitive partner. If your daughter has a preference as to who she partners with, these recommendations can be made on the registration form or at the start of the program. Please understand that just because two players are good friends does not always mean they are good sand partners.
First Practice: May 10th
Practice Ends: July 14th
First Tournament: May 8th
Last Tournamet: July 9th
USAV Beach Championships: TBD
Season Over: July 14th
Why Play Beach Volleyball?
Doubles provides the best in random, game-like volleyball experiences with a high number of contacts per person.
Each player's weaknesses are practiced throughout the game - if you're a bad passer, you get served; if you're a bad setter, you partner is served and you must set. You are forced to become a better player
To extend your range on defense as you are required to cover the entire court.
To develop communication skills with a single partner before moving on to a 6-person system.
To enhance strength and conditioning through increased movement.
To learn equal part in the responsibility of every play with your partner
Sand Volleyball is a NCAA Scholarship sport.
To be one of the best sand players you do not have to be one of the giant indoor players.
Whether it's on the beach or grass, 4-on-4 or 2-on-2, outdoor volleyball is a fun and effective way to gain valuable playing experience and to get an edge on other players. Play hard, play often and play outdoors to become a better all-around player. "A lot of indoor players are specialists, but on the beach you need to play all phases well, and you need a lot of ball control." – Karch Kiraly, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist (1984 and 1988 Indoor, 1996 Beach), Head Coach USA Women's Indoor National Team