Due to the growth and popularity of the beach game as well as new tournament opportunities and the number of Beach Travel Teams this season, we are excited to offer players the opportunity to play beach year round.
We have worked hard to allow our athletes to persue their volleyball passions in both the indoor and outdoor venue and we are excited to see both sides of the volleyball game grow.
We will continue to add details to this Beach Team page as they become available.
When we evaluated the sand volleyball opportunities for the youth 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 the summer of 2019, we introduced a new volleyball training concept to our indoor programs and launched our Summer Sand Volleyball Training & Beach Travel Team program for Juniors.
This program was (and 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.
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.
Practices will begin on August 19.
Practices will be on Saturdays from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and Sundays from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM.
Practices will be at Lakeside Park (1500 Piedmont Highway).
|August 19, 2023 (Saturday)||First Practice||Lakeside Park|
|August 20, 2023 (Sunday)||Practice||Lakeside Park|
|August 27, 2023 (Sunday)||Tournament||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|September 2, 2023 (Saturday)||Practice||Lakeside Park|
|September 3, 2023 (Sunday)||Practice||Lakeside Park|
|September 9, 2023 (Saturday)||Practice||Lakeside Park|
|September 10, 2023 (Sunday)||Practice||Lakeside Park|
|September 16, 2023 (Saturday)||Practice||Lakeside Park|
|September 17, 2023 (Sunday)||Practice||Lakeside Park|
|September 23, 2023 (Saturday)||Practice||Lakeside Park|
|September 24, 2023 (Sunday)||Practice||Lakeside Park|
|September 30, 2023 (Saturday)||Practice||Lakeside Park|
|October 1, 2023 (Sunday)||Practice||Lakeside Park|
|October 8, 2023 (Sunday)||Tournament||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|October 14, 2023 (Saturday)||Practice||Lakeside Park|
|October 15, 2023 (Sunday)||Practice||Lakeside Park|
|October 21, 2023 (Saturday)||Practice||Lakeside Park|
|October 22, 2023 (Sunday)||Last Practice||Lakeside Park|
** Waiting for Tournament Host to provide details. Most likely, boys will play on one day and girls on another.
The per person fee for the 2023 Extended Season Beach Travel Teams is $850. Payments can be made by check. Please send check to: Excell Sports, LLC and mail to 304 Yorkshire Drive, Greenville SC 29615.
Contact: Stephanie LeCroy at (864) 630 - 6221 or ExcellSports.Steph@gmail.com
Players must have a current USAV Membership and AVP Americal Membership. (AVP America link is below).