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SUMMER BEACH TRAVEL TEAMS

2022 Summer Beach Travel Teams

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.

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 training with their partner and Coach. 


The Benefits of Sand Training

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.


What to expect with the 2022 Summer Beach 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.  

  • Teams will practice 14 weeks from April 2022 - July 2022 (off the week of July 4th - 8th)
  • Teams will practice twice a week for two hours each practice
  • Sand/Beach Teams will be teams of two.  We will assist your player in finding a partner, should they not already have one
  • Players will participate in 6 beach/sand volleyball tournaments
  • Tentative tournaments are in Myrtle Beach (SC), Jacksonville (FL), St. Petetersburg (FL), High Point (NC) and Vollis Beach (TN).
  • Player gear includes two (2) jerseys (white and navy) as well as a pullover (see images).  Female jerseys will be racerback style while men's jerseys will not. 

Summer Beach Travel Team Fees

The per person fee for the 2022 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 credit cards will have a processing fee per Sport Engine registration.  If you wish to pay by check - must be in full - you can do so and avoid processing fees).  

Payment Plan Details:  Payments plans will be 4 payments of $390 with the first payment to draft upon registration (on or before 4/15/22).  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). 


BEACH/SAND TRAVEL TEAM PRACTICE DETAILS

All practices will be at the sand courts at Lakeside Park.  The address is1500 Piedmont Highway, Piedmont.

GIRLS SAND:  Practices begin April 11, 2022.  In April, girls will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  In May, practices will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.  In June and July, practices will move to Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

BOYS SAND:  Practices begin April 12, 2022.  Practices will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.


SUMMER BEACH TRAVEL TEAM TOURNAMENT DETAILS

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.  

**Saturday, April 30, 2022 ~ Jacksonville, FL : First Coast Volleyball Tournament.  ALL BOYS PLAY SATURDAY.  Tournament address: 2nd Ave N, Jacksonville Beach Pier, FL

Sunday, May 1, 2022 ~ Jacksonville, FL : All GIRL Juniors play this day.  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

Saturday, May 14, 2022 ~ Charlotte, NC :  All Juniors play on Saturday.  Boys and 18/U Girls play in AM Wave (Check in 7:15 AM, play begins at 8:00 AM).  14/U Girls and 16/U Girls play in PM Wave (Check in 1:15 PM, play begins at 2:00 PM). Venue address:  1536 West Tyvola Road (Renaissance Park)

Sunday, May 22, 2022 ~ Myrtle Beach, SC : All Juniors play this day.  Coaches staying at South Bay Inn & Suites and Hilton Garden Inn/Coastal Grand Mall. Tournament address:  900 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC

**Sunday, May 28, 2022 : Boys College Showcase at Beach South in High Point, NC.  (Shane will be in attendance but interested boys need to register for this showcase). 

Saturday, June 4, 2022 ~ Hermitage, TN :  C2 Attack Volleyball Tournament at Vollis Beach.  Girls (16's) are AM wave and Boys (12's) and Girls (12's) are PM wave . Coaches staying at TRU in Mt. Juliet (1977 Providence Parkway, TN).  Tournament address:  4770 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage , TN

Sunday, June 5, 2022 Hermitage, TN :  C2 Attack Volleyball Tournament at Vollis Beach.  Girls (18's) and Boys (14's, 16's & 18's) are all AM wave.  Girls (14's) are PM wave.    Coaches staying at TRU in Mt. Juliet (1977 Providence Parkway, TN).  Tournament address:  4770 Lebanon Pike, Hermitage , TN

Sunday, June 26, 2022 ~ Myrtle Beach, SC : All Juniors play this day.  Tournament address:  900 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC

Sunday. July 17. 2022 ~ St. Petersburg, FL : All Juniors play this day.  Coaches are staying at Hilton Garden Inn, St. Pete Beach and The Beachcomber, St. Pete Beach.  Also, host hotel is The Saint Hotel, St. Pete Beach and discount code is SSOVA. (Only had King rooms left when I booked). Tournament address:  6850 Beach Plaza, St Pete Beach, FL



Registration for the Summer Beach Travel Teams is closed. For the extended season, please remit check to Coach LeCroy.



Please use this link to obtain (or renew) an AVP America membership for your player. They will not be able to participate in summer tournaments without an AVP Membership. Make sure to select the GOLD Membership.