The sand game is a perfect complement to the indoor game. Playing in the sand will improve court movement, footwork, court awareness, physical fitness and mental toughness. These are all qualities that are essential in the development of a player‘s all around volleyball game.
Partners/Teammates: The age old question, who will be my partner?
TBVC will let you choose any partner you wish but may make suggestions based on compatibility, need, and skill level. (this is a 2014 club rule change) Don't stress if you do not have a partner when you start, many girls will not. You can choose partners at anytime throughout the club season. Look at Beach Volleyball as an individual sport. You may choose a different paretner for each tournament/event.
Tournaments: 2018 - TBVC will offer you 1 Free Entry into a local TBVC beach tournament that is included in your registration fee. You may participate in as many or as few tournaments as you wish. The 2017 Tournament page will have every youth tournament in the Midwest listed as well as TBVC suggestions and we will highlight Elite tournaments to give you a path to qualify for AVPFirst, USAV, AAU, JVA, and/or Volley America. You will be responsible for registering and paying your tournament fees. We will be happy to assist you. TBVC coaches do not travel to Beach Tournaments. You may hire them for $100 per day, plus travel. This cost may be split between teams.
TBVC MINI Tournament Discount - All TBVC members will receive one free entry into our weekly TBVC MINI Tournaments. Your friends and family are welcome to come out and watch all your hard work pay off.
Contact: For questions contact TBVC Director, Steve Slandzicki, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 419-410-0493
Practice/Training (PLEASE READ!!): We now have 2 Beach Training Facilities.
NORTH - Forest View Lanes
2345 W. Dean Rd, Temperance, Michigan 48182
SOUTH - Indoor Sand, Northwood
2538 Woodville Rd. Northwood, Ohio 43619
TBVC Practice Schedule can be found on our Calendar page CLICK HERE. 2018 practices will be similar to last year. We will only use Indoor Sand for April tryouts and in cases of bad weather. Our North Forest View location is our primary practice facility. Please check the Calendar to see what time and day your age group practices. This schedule is not set in stone, so please check back for set times. We try to build our practice times around our athletes. So please communicate with us. For Michigan residents that have school to the middle of June, we will accommodate you. We will end practices the first week of August for our Michigan Athletes. Please contact TBVC if you have any conflicts with the practice schedule.
May (Updated 4/30) We will hold practice on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 to accommodate you for the remainder of your school year. A few Sundays will also be available. You must confirm with TBVC your practice schedule. You may also view practice schedules on the calendar.
June & July practices and training times will take place during the day. Times will be between 8:00am and 1:00pm Monday – Friday. In years past we have put the younger ages in the morning and older ages in the afternoon. - We will accomidate for Michigan residents and contiue to have after school practices until School is out.
If you are currently playing for an indoor club team, we have enough practice time available to work around your indoor practice and tournament schedule. TBVC is willing to work around your indoor schedule. Although we encourage as much sand play is possible, we believe that your indoor commitment comes first.
We will have a better idea about our practice schedules in June and July after Registration is complete.
Here is the link to the USA National Beach Tour
http://www.nationalbeachtour.com/ Here you will find all 16 National Bid Qualifiers.
There will also be Regional level National Championship bids that will allow you to play at the USAV National Beach Championships in the Regional Bid Division. THese events will be posted as soon as we are aware of them.
AAU Midwest CHampionships will be held at Holland state park, then winners will earn a bid to AAU Nationals in Hermosa Beach CA in July.
JVA Nationals will take place the end of July in Milwaukee at Bradford Beach
AVPFirst National Championships will take place at the end of July in Hermosa Beach Mon - Wed, during the Hermosa Beach AVP Tour stop. The top 5 teams in points on June 18th in each of the 8 AVP Zones will earn bids to the National Championship
We will keep you informed about the oath to each National Championship