In the summer of 2022, we had 7 Boys Beach & Sand Travel Volleyball Teams that trained and traveled the East Coast for competition.
When we evaluated the sand volleyball opportunities for Juniors in our 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 2019, we launched our summer Beach Travel Team program. 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 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 training with their partner and Coach.
In 2022, we had 17 Beach Travel Teams that trained and competed up and down the east coast and won bids to compete in both the East Coast and West Coast Beach National Championship Games.
Sand Volleyball Training is unlike any other volleyball training. Sand training helps 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.
Beach/Sand Travel Teams are designed for the player that desires to take their game to the next level perhaps even desires to play in college.
The per person fee for the 2023 Summer Beach Travel Teams is $1,560. Payment plans will be available. If paying in full by check, please make check payable to Excell Sports, LLC. If paying by credit card or setting up payment plans, please use the Register Now link below. (Please note that payment plans and payments made by credit card will have a processing fee per Sport Engine. If you wish to pay in full by cash or check and avoid processing fees, you may do so).
Payment Plan Details: Payments plans will be 4 payments of $390 with the first payment to draft upon registration (on or before 4/15/23). Additional payments of $390 will be drafted on 5/15, 6/15 and 7/15. Payment plans and credit card payments will incur a Sport Engine processing fee.
For questions, contact: Shane LeCroy at (864) 787 - 5968 or send email to ExcellSports.Steph@gmail.com
Players must have a current USAV Membership and an AVP Americal Membership. (AVP America link is below).
Practices begin April 22, 2023.
PRACTICE LOCATION: Practices will be held at Lakeside Park. The address is 1500 Piedmont Highway (Piedmont). The sand courts are located next to the basketball courts, just past the water park. (Pull into the basketball court parking lot and you will find us at the bottom of the hill).
PRACTICE DAYS: In April and May, practices will be on Saturdays and Sundays. For the months of June and July, practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays. (We may have two sessions, depending on number of teams. Players could move from beginner level to advanced level over the season).
Tentative April/May Practice Schedule:
Saturdays: GIRLS (13-14) 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and GIRLS (15-18) 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM. All BOYS practice 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
Sundays: GIRLS (13-14) 1:00 - 3:00 PM and GIRLS (15-18) 3:00 - 5:00 PM. All BOYS practice 5:00 - 7:00 PM.
Tentative June/July Practice Schedule:
Tuesdays/Thursdays: GIRLS (13-14) 2:00 - 4:00 PM and GIRLS (15-18) 4:00 - 6:00 PM. All BOYS 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
The tentative Beach Travel Team tournament details are below.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CAN MODIFY OR CANCEL YOUR HOTEL ROOMS because weather is sometimes a factor in outdoor summer tournaments.
Sunday, May 7, 2023 ~ Myrtle Beach, SC : All Juniors play this day. Tournament address: 900 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC. Coaches are staying at Homewood Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach (also check out Bay View, next door).
Saturday, May 13, 2023 ~ Charlotte, NC : All Juniors play on Saturday. Venue address: 1536 West Tyvola Road (Renaissance Park). No hotels. Coaches are driving to venue in morning.
**Saturday, June 17, 2023 ~ Charlotte, NC : Venue address: 1536 West Tyvola Road (Renaissance Park) . **This is a USAV National Qualifier event. ALL BOYS and GIRLS 16's are playing this day. Coaches are staying at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Charlotte.
**Sunday, June 18, 2023 ~ Charlotte, NC : Venue address: 1536 West Tyvola Road (Renaissance Park) . **This is a USAV National Qualifier event. All GIRLS 12's, 14's and 18's are playing this day. Coaches are staying at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Charlotte.
Sunday, June 25, 2023 ~ Myrtle Beach, SC : All Juniors play this day. Tournament address: 900 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC. Coaches are staying at Homewood Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach (also check out Bay View, next door).
Sunday, July 9, 2023 ~ St. Petersburg, FL : All Juniors play this day. Tournament address: 6850 Beach Plaza, St Pete Beach, FL. Coaches are staying at Hilton Garden Inn St. Pete Beach and Dolphin Beach Resort. (Dolphin Resort is host hotel. Use promo code SSOVA to get 20% off rooms).
Saturday, July 29, 2023 ~ Jacksonville, FL : First Coast Volleyball Tournament. ALL BOYS PLAY SATURDAY. Tournament address: 2nd Ave N, Jacksonville Beach Pier, FL. Coaches are staying at Margaritaville Beach Hotel Jacksonville Beach and Hampton Inn Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra Beach - Mayo Clinic Area. 2nd Ave N, Jacksonville Beach Pier, FL
Sunday, July 30, 2023 ~ Jacksonville, FL : First Coast Volleyball Tournament. ALL GIRLS PLAY SUNDAY. Tournament address: 2nd Ave N, Jacksonville Beach Pier, FL. Coaches are staying at Margaritaville Beach Hotel Jacksonville Beach and Hampton Inn Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra Beach - Mayo Clinic Area. 2nd Ave N, Jacksonville Beach Pier, FL
Please use the links below to register for the 2023 Sand/Beach Travel Team program with Excell Sports as well as the AVP America link to obtain your athlete's AVP America membership.
Additionally, and this is IMPORTANT, if you plan to pay in full ($1,560) via check or Venmo on or before the first day of practice, please complete the Google Docs link. Failure to do so will result in you not receiving important information as we will not have you registered and in our system. (The registration link below is for those paying via Sport Engine credit card and/or setting up payment plans). Google Docs Link: