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EXTENDED BEACH SEASON

EXTENDED Beach Travel Teams

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. 


ABOUT JUNIOR SAND/BEACH TRAINING

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. 


The Benefits of 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.


EXTENDED SEASON DETAILS

  • Extended Season practices (Phase 1) will begin August 13 and run until the end of November.  
  • Sand/Beach Teams will be teams of two.  We will assist your player in finding a partner, should they not already have one.
  • Extended Season Participants will attend 3 Tournaments.
  • Practice Details and Tournaments are listed below.
  • Details for the Fall/Winter Extended Season (Phase 2) will be posted by the conclusion of Phase 1 Extended Season.
  • Participants for the Fall/Winter Extended Season will pay via check before the first day of practice on August 13.  Please make checks payable to Excell Sports, LLC and bring to first practice or mail to 304 Yorkshire Drive, Greenville, SC 29615

 


PRACTICE TIMES FOR GIRLS (Extended Season)

Girls will practice from 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Lakeside Park (1500 Piedmont Highway, Piedmont).  The practice days are listed below. 


EXTENDED SEASON (Phase 1) Details

August 13, 2022 (Saturday) 1st Practice Lakeside Park
August 14, 2022 (Sunday) Practice Lakeside Park
August 21, 2022 (Sunday) Tournament Myrtle Beach, SC
September 11, 2022 (Sunday) Practice Lakeside Park
September 18, 2022 (Sunday) Practice Lakeside Park
**September 24, 2022 (Saturday) **Tournament (Juniors doubles) Charlotte, NC
**September 25, 2022 (Sunday) OPTIONAL Tourney (Junior COED Doubles/Parents COED 4's) Charlotte, NC
October 2, 2022 (Sunday) Tournament Myrtle Beach, SC
October 9, 2022 (Sunday) Practice Lakeside Park
October 16 2022 (Sunday) Practice Lakeside Park
October 22, 2022 (Saturdaday) Tournament Charlotte, NC
November 12, 2022 (Saturday) Practice Lakeside Park
November 13, 2022 (Sunday) Practice Lakeside Park
November 19, 2022 (Saturday) Practice Lakeside Park
November 20, 2022 (Sunday) Practice Lakeside Park
November 25 - 27, 2022 OPTIONAL/Not Included (Bid Winner) Tournament Clearwater, FL

** Waiting for Tournament Host to secure courts.  Most likely, boys will play on one day and girls on another. 


Extended Season Beach Travel Team Fees

The per person fee for the 2022 Extended Season Beach Travel Teams is $580.  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).