BRVA FALL BEACH SESSION
BRVA is offering a Fall Beach program for experienced doubles players. This program will be designed to practice and further train players with the goal of competing in 4 events between Sept-Nov. The practice time will continue to enforce the technical skills and play strategy developed over the summer. In this session, athletes will bring their own partners and the training will be more team oriented. Identifying strengths/weaknesses and maximizing those partnerships through lots of game-like repetitions.
The number of teams accepted will be limited due to one practice session per night as we begin to lose daylight.
Tournament List (all optional):
9/14-9/15: Rehoboth Beach, DE, Mayor’s Cup
9/21-9/22: Ocean City, MD, USAV (National Qualifier for 2020 Championships)
10/12: BRVA Queen of the Beach
11/16-11/17: Apex, NC ESPL at Southern Sands
12 weeks starting 8/26
$250 per player (collected prior to first practice)
Practice, coaching, court time/equipment
Not included (different from summer):
-Tournament entry fee
-Partner finding (will be glad to recommend)
Reminder when choosing partners, these tournaments are after Sept 1st so you may fall into a new age category.
Born on or after:
-You will need to register for this session with a partner. It is fine if your partner can’t make a practice or tournament, you will just need to find a sub (we can help)
-WV athletes: we know the rule in place at your high schools and definitely need to honor that for your sake. Once HS is over, we can find room for you to train with us, if you are interested in competing in the final NC event
-To register, please contact me with both partners names, parents email and parents phone numbers (if I do not already have them)
If you have any questions, please reach out.
|May 1||June 1||July 1||Total|
|May 4th||AVP East Coast Qualifier*||Hampton, VA||12U-18U|
|May 11th||CHRVA Regional Qualifier***||Rehoboth Beach, DE||12U,16U|
|May 12th||CHRVA Regional Qualifier****||Rehoboth Beach, DE||14U,18U|
|May 18th||Mid-Atlantic Championship (Dual * and ***)||Ocean City, MD||12U,16U|
|May 19th||Mid-Atlantic Championship (Dual * and ****)||Ocean City, MD||14U,18U|
|May 25th||BRVA Facility||Clearbrook, VA||14U|
|May 25th||College Coaches Showcase||Ocean City, MD|
|May 26th-27th||AVP Northeast Zonal Championship*****||Ocean City, MD||12U-18U|
|June 1st||BRVA Facility||Clearbrook, VA||16U|
|June 1st||CHRVA National Qualifier***||Ocean City, MD||12U (NO COACHES)|
|June 2nd||CHRVA National Qualifier****||Ocean City, MD||18U (NO COACHES)|
|June 8th||AAU Qualifer**||Dulles, VA||18U|
|June 9th||AAU Qualifer**||Dulles, VA||16U|
|June 15th||BRVA Facility||Clearbrook, VA||12U-18U|
|June 15th||CHRVA National Qualifier***||Ocean City, MD||16U|
|June 16th||CHRVA National Qualifier****||Ocean City, MD||14U (POSSIBLE NO COACHES)|
|June 22nd-23rd||AVP Atlantic Zonal Championship*****||Virginia Beach, VA||12U-18U|
|June 26th||College Coaches Showcase||Atlantic Ciy, NJ|
|June 27th-28th*||AVP East Coast Champtionship||Atlantic Ciy, NJ||12U-18U|
|July 6th||BRVA Facility||Clearbrook, VA||12U-18U|
|July 6th||Paradise Ocean Club||Hampton, VA||12U-18U|
|July 20th||Paradise Ocean Club||Hampton, VA||12U-18U|
|June 26th||College Showcase||Atlantic City, NJ|
|June 27th-28th*||AVP East Coast Champtionship||Atlantic City, NJ|
|July 17th-20th**||AAU/Junior Olympics||Santa Monica, CA|
|July 18th-20th***||USAV Nationals||Manhattan Beach, CA|
|July 21st-23rd****||USAV Nationals||Manhattan Beach, CA|
|July 23rd-28th*****||AVP First National Champtionships||Hermosa Beach, CA|
Do you have to play indoor club volleyball with Blue Ridge in order to play BRVA Beach?
No, anyone can attend tryouts.
Does your indoor club season need to be completed, before trying out for Beach?
No, anyone can attend tryouts and we will do our best to accommodate the end of the indoor season for other clubs. There are large outdoor events early in the season, so we would like to start training asap for those available.
Do you have to attend all the tournaments and practices?
No, you have the choice to compete in up to 6 tournaments and the practices twice a week.
Do you have to have volleyball experience to try out for beach volleyball?
Basic skills are needed, so some competitive club or middle school experience is recommended. You do NOT have to have doubles/sand experience.
What if a player is 13U or 15U for indoors, based on USAV age guidelines?
If a player is 13U, then he/she would play 14U in beach volleyball. If a player is 15U, then he/she would play 16U in beach volleyball. However, this does not stop athletes from playing up a division (they are not allowed to play down).
How are partners chosen for tournaments?
Partners will be chosen by the coaches to form the most competitive teams to represent BRVA.
Will you always have the same partner for every tournament?
No, there may be partner switching based on tournament results and availability.
Will you be doing additional clinics?
Yes, we will be offering extra clinics during the spring/summer for both beginner and advanced players. These are not included in the player fees.
Will you be the one registering players for tournaments?
Yes, a BRVA staff member will register you for the tournaments.
Who makes hotel reservations for beach tournaments?
Players are responsible for their own hotel and travel expenses.
How does beach volleyball differ from indoor volleyball?
Beach volleyball is played with 2 people on a smaller court. Some of the rules are different, and an outdoor ball is used for beach that can vary from tournament to tournament.
What do players wear for beach volleyball?
Practice attire will be shorts or spandex with a tank top or shirt. Tournament dress is based on the tournament rules.
What BRVA gear is included in the player fees?
Tank top, shorts, tshirt, long sleeve, pants
What additional items do you need for beach volleyball?
Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat or visor, cooler with plenty of water and snacks, sand socks, change of clothes, towel, umbrella or tent for shade.
BRVA Sand Director and Coach
Program Coordinator and Coach
Parent Rep and Committee Chair