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Summer Beach/Sand Options for Juniors

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.


THREE (3) OPTIONS FOR PLAYERS WISHING TO PARTICIPATE IN BEACH/SAND

We recognize that each player (and their families) have different  commitments and/or travel plans for the summer months as well as unique training goals and varying budgets.  For this reason, we have three (3) different Summer Sand programs for players interested in Sand Training to choose from.  


OPTION 1: Sand Camp

OPTION 1:  Sand Camp

Sand Camps are a great way for a player to be introduced to the sand game.  This camp is designed for those not familiar with the outdoor game and/or the sand rules.  It is a wonderful option for those who want to ensure their player likes the sand before committing to a more expensive training/travel team.  Campers will meet 1 Day/Week during June.  

Session 1 for 14/Under ~ SESSION 1 (14/Under) dates are tentative and listed below.  

  • 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 are tentative and listed below. 

  • Dates:  June 1 - June 29, 2021
  • Day of the Week: Tuesdays
  • Times:  2PM - 4PM
  • Location:   Lakeside Park
  • Cost:  $335

To register for the Summer Sand Camp, please use the YELLOW "Register Now" button below. 


OPTION 2: Non-Travel Sand Training

Option 2:  Non-Travel Sand Training (14+ ONLY)

The Non-Travel Sand Training program is a perfect option for the more advanced player (14+) who wants all of the benefits that sand training offers without having to commit to a summer Travel Team schedule.  This option is for the player that wants to learn more about the tactical side of the beach game.  Players will be introduced to more in-depth drills and strategies than the one day camps can/will offer. 

Non-Travel Sand Participants will train for two days/week during the months of June and July for a total of 6 weeks (12/2 hour practices).  Practices begin on June 7, 2021 and conclude July 22, 2021.  (No practices the week of July 4th - 9th). 

  • Dates:  June  - June 2021
  • Days of the Week:  Mondays & Thursdays
  • Times:  4:30 - 6:30PM
  • Location:   Lakeside Park
  • Cost:  $799

To register for the Non-Travel Sand Training, please use the RED "Register Now" button below. 


OPTION 3: Beach/Sand Travel Teams

OPTION 3:  Beach/Sand Travel Teams

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.  Players need to be committed to traveling to 4 - 7 tournaments during the summer months. 

  • Practices will be for two hours a day/2 days a week on Tuesdays and *Thursdays from 5:45 - 7:45 at Lakeside Park. In May (when high school teams begin practicing) we will practice from 6:00 - 8:00 pm)
  • On *Thursdays in June and July, practices will be from 1:30 - 3:30 on Thursdays (only).  This will be our "hot day" practice as well as it will allow for those practicing for Nationals a break.
  • Teams will practice for 14 weeks throughout the summer from April until July.
  • Sand/Beach Teams will be teams of two.  We will assist your player in finding a partner, should they not already have one.
  • Teams will attend 7 tournaments. (Tournament details are below).
  • Practices begin the week of April 12th and conclude the week of July 25th.
  • NO PRACTICE July 2 through July 9 ~  (July 4th week)
  • The fees for this are $1665 (prorated amounts for those attending Nationals are available).

Sand Travel Teams will attend the following tournaments:

  • May 1 -2  :  Cartersville, Georgia ~ USAV tournament hosted by Rally Volleyball
  • May 15 - 16:  Lynchburg, VA ~ AVP America National Qualifier tournament hosted by VA Sands Volleyball. Ages 12/U and 16/U play on Saturday and ages 14/U and18/U play on Sunday.  (This is a tournament that those attending Nationals with Excell Sports will likely miss due to a schedule conflict with a National Prep Tournament. )
  • May 22 - 23: Spring Hill, Tennessee ~ AVP America and BVNB National Qualifier tournament hosted by Hyden Beach Volleyball.  
  • June 6:  Jacksonville, Florida ~ AVP America Double Point Qualifier Tournament hosted by First Coast Volleyball.  (This is a tournament that those attending Nationals with Excell Sports will likely miss due to a schedule conflict with a National Prep Tournament. )
  • June 27:  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina ~ AVP America Qualifier Tournament hosted by Myrtle Beach Volleyball (16's and 17's will likely miss this tournament due to a schedule conflict with Excell Sports National Prep Tournament.)
  • July 17:  Cartersville, Georgia ~ USAV Volleyball Tournament hosted by Rally Volleyball. 
  • July 24 - 25:  Vero Beach, Florida ~ AVP America National Qualifier Tournament hosted by VBVB.

Because there are so many additional details for those that wish to be on a Beach Travel Team, we have an entire website page dedicated to those details.  Please use the link below to be routed to the page for the Beach/Sand Travel Teams.

To register for the Beach/Sand Travel Teams, please use the BLUE "Register Now" button below. 

Link for Additional Information on Beach/Sand Travel Teams

Please use this link to be routed to the website page that houses additional information for our 2021 Beach/Sand Travel Teams.



Please use this link to register for the Sand Camp option of $335.


Please use this link to register for the Non-Travel Beach/Sand Training option of $799.


Please use this link to register for the Beach/Sand Travel Team option of $1665.



Picture from the "Into to Sand" Clinic held April 6th & 8th at Lakeside Park.


Sand Courts - Lakeside Park


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.

Questions: Shane LeCroy

Owner/Director

Phone: (864) 787-5968