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Benefits of Beach/Sand Training:

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.

Come join us Tuesday AND/OR Thursday (April 6th and 8th) for FREE intro to the sand game!


Do you have a player who is new to the sand games and would like to try it before they register for the Sand Camps or Beach Travel Teams?  Do you have a player looking for a partner or just wants to get their "sand legs" back?  If so, join us for TWO FREE  SAND CLINICS on Tuesday and Thursday on April 6th and 8th.  

The players will meet at the sand courts at Lakeside Park.  The address is 1500 Piedmont Highway.  Players should plan to bring a towel and LOTS of water!  Parents, bring a beach chair and come enjoy time outside, good music and a fun evening watching the outdoor game!  No need to register as this is a free intro to the game.  (Waivers will be signed in person).

Sand Camp Information (2021)

Session 1 for 14/Under ~ SESSION 1 (14/Under) 

  • Dates:  June 1 - June 29, 2021
  • Day of the Week:  Tuesday
  • Times:  4PM - 6PM
  • Location:   Lakeside Park
  • Cost:  $335

Session 1 for 14/OverSESSION 1 (15/Over) 

  • Dates:  June 1 - June 29, 2021
  • Day of the Week: Tuesdays
  • Times:  4PM - 6PM
  • Location:   Lakeside Park
  • Cost:  $335

Please use the link above to register for the 2021 Junior Sand Volleyball Camp.

Who Should Athletes use for lessons in Beach/Sand Training?

As the benefits of sand training work to better the athlete's indoor game, the sand game and the indoor game of volleyball are coached (and played) differently.  To maximize the athlete's time, skill, and sessions, players should look for a coach that understands, and has a history with, both indoor volleyball and sand volleyball.  

The 2021 Summer Sand Camps will be led and directed by Club Owner/Director Shane LeCroy and his staff.  Coach Shane LeCroy has an extensive background and knowledge of both volleyball games:

  • Owner and Director, Shane LeCroy began Excell Sports in 2004.  Before founding his company, Shane played on the Pro Am Beach Volleyball Tour from 1996 – 2004 where he:
  • Ranked 62 on the EEVB Tour
  • Played in 8 AVP Qualifying Tournaments – Highest ranking was 23rd
  • Played in 1 BVA Tournament
  • Played in 3 FIVB Qualifying Tournaments
  • 2010 - 2016:  Varsity Volleyball Head Coach at Christ Church Episcopal School.  
  • 1999 - 2009:  Varsity Volleyball Head Coach at Greenville High School from 1999-2009 where he:
  • Coached team to first winning volleyball season in school’s history with a record of 25 wins in 2000
  • Reached second round of school playoffs in school history
  • Regional Champions in 2004, 2005 and 2006
  • Was honored as South Carolina Volleyball Coach of the Year, 2004, 2005 and 2006
  • Coached Volleyball in the North/South All Star Game, 2007
  • In winter of 2015, Shane and Excell Sports partnered with Volley America (now AVP America) to host and run beach and grass volleyball tournaments along the East Coast in an effort to continue the growth of the outdoor volleyball game.
  • In 2016, Shane was named the Director of Outdoor Volleyball for the Palmetto Region of Club Volleyball
  • In 2019, Excell Sports pioneered and launched the first Junior Beach/SandTravel Teams for our area.
  • In 2021, Excell Sports continues to lead the way with Beach/Sand Training and Travel Teams in our area.

Excell Sports is proud to partner with AVP America for Junior Beach training. Please use this link to renew or obtain your AVP America membership.

Shane LeCroy

Owner/Director of Excell Sports

Phone: (864) 787 - 5968