Want to continue to improve your indoor volleyball game over the summer but have fun outdoors? Looking for a reason to travel with your friends and still be able to train? Thinking college ball but not sure how the indoor game transitions to the outdoor game? Want to simply learn about the outdoor game and have fun doing so?
In 2019, Excell Storm Sports became the first club volleyball program in the Upstate to to offer Summer Sand Travel Teams for Juniors.
We welcome you to the Junior Summer Sand Travel Team page where we invite you read on to learn more about this program for the junior volleyball athlete.
For the past 5 years, Excell STORM Volleyball (Excell Sports, LLC) has run beach and grass tournaments up and down the East Coast (from Virginia Beach to Louisiana) with multiple stops in Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island and to our East Coast hub - The Windjammer in Isle Of Palms, SC. Not only have these past 5 years provided the foundation for new friendships, we have also been able to reconnect with adult sand players from our past ~ Sand/Beach players that we once trained with ~ and played with ~ on one of many Professional and Semi-Professional Volleyball Tours.
As parents and lovers of beach/sand volleyball, we now have children of our own that have come to love the same sport. Many of our friends are working to grow the beach/sand volleyball game in their local high schools. Many are trying to grow the boy's side of the sport of volleyball. Many of our friends are running weekend sand volleyball tournaments for the Junior age groups.
When we evaluated the sand volleyball opportunities for the youth in our native town and Greenville, SC area, we identified a need: The need for a fun, different and challenging way to grow the player's volleyball skill level on a year round basis ~ in an outdoor atmosphere, all while combining current skill mastery with new training methods AND providing competitive tournament venues ...
In the summer of 2019, we introduced a new volleyball training concept to our area: the launch of our Summer Sand Volleyball Training & Beach Travel Team program for Juniors.
This program is designed to elevate the player's indoor game and overall volleyball IQ by immersing them in the outdoor element of sand volleyball. Players will learn how to better read their opponents, learn strategies for ball placement and court coverage, work on their endurance and overall volleyball game - all while receiving more individualized coaching (sand games consist of teams of two, not teams of 6+) and traveling with their partner and Coach. Teams (of 2 players) will travel to beach/sand venues and compete with other Junior sand athletes.
Sand Volleyball Training is unlike any other volleyball training. Whether or not you or your child plans to play sand doubles, sand training will help refine a player's skills at a much greater pace. Sand training helps to develop the overall volleyball athlete and not just the positional player. Players will learn and understand all aspects of the game, therefore increasing their volleyball IQ of the game. Sand Volleyball trained athletes should expect to refine their muscle memory and explosion as well as visual stimulation that occurs with reading both hitters and servers. This translates to the player’s indoor game by quickening their reaction times and a better understanding of hitter’s placements for increased defensive positioning. Additionally, Sand Volleyball Training helps with the player’s agility, footwork, increases their vertical jump and refines the athlete’s ball control.
May 23, 2020: Beach South in High Point, North Carolina
May 30, 2020: Rally Rumble in Cartersville, Georgia
June 6 - 7, 2020: First Coast Volleyball, Jacksonville Beach Pier, Jacksonville, Florida
June 27, 2020: AVP America Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
July 18, 2020: Endless Summer, Rally Volleyball, Cartersville, Georgia
August 1, 2020: NC Sands in Greensboro, North Carolina
The fee for the 2020 Summer Beach Travel Teams will be posted soon.
Junior Beach Travel Team fees include: 24 days of 2 hour/per day practice (48 hours of sand training), sand volleyball court rental fees, player gear, coaches pay for sand volleyball training, 6 tournament entry fees, coaches lodging and tournament coaching.
Payments can be made in full with cash, check or credit card. Payment plan details will be posted soon.
The practice schedule for the 2020 Junior Beach Travel Teams will be posted soon.
Summer sand/beach travel teams will play as doubles. If you player is interested in being part of a two-person travel team and needs help finding a partner, please email us at the address below. Additionally, if your player would like to be placed on the substitution list, please let us know by way of the same email below.
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