(253) 301-0057|christie@dakinevc.com


U18 Surf Has 2 Spots Available!

We are looking for 2 hitters and one setter! Come on out to work out with the team to see if this is the right fit for you!

Sunday, Dec. 1st – 1pm-2:30pm
DaKine Sports Center
2818 69th Ave. W
University Place, WA 98466

Indoor 2019/20 Season! Tryouts are Coming!

2018/19 did not fail to thrill! With 3 teams representing our region at Nationals, U13/U14 and U15 teams winning the Puget Sound Regionals, numerous tournament wins and a 1st place finish at the Dallas Lone Star USA Qualifier DaKine had an incredible season last year. This year we are looking to improve upon that and in our efforts have added coaches from California, Florida and Oklahoma to our coaching roster. Our indoor coaching staff has added coaches with vast knowledge from Club Directors, State Champions, NCAA athletes to a coach who was part of the USA Women’s Olympic run in Athens in 2004! Get to know our Ohana!

FAQ about DaKine

About DaKine2019-09-16T19:47:18+00:00

At DaKine Volleyball Club, our coaching staff is focused on teaching the fundamentals of the game of volleyball. Our goal is to compete at the highest levels on a national and a local level. With our Directors Ariana and Chris Hannemann leading and guiding the process, you can be assured that you will be receiving coaching that is specifically geared to the game from the most experienced coaches in the Northwest.

Tournament Schedule2019-09-16T19:54:17+00:00

National Teams will compete in a selection of National Qualifier tournaments and some National level tournaments. The Travel Tournament schedule is currently being finalized. The Schedule that will be finalized when tournament entry opens but the tentative schedule right now is Matt Hartner Memorial (Eugene), Triple Crown (Salt Lake City), Pacific NW Qualifier (Spokane), Lone Star Qualifier (Dallas), West Coast Cup (Long Beach) and Nationals.

All National (Travel) Teams will participate in the Puget Sound Power League, Regionals and the Puget Sound Bid Tournament. All Teams that qualify for Nationals through our local bid tournament or in another Qualifying tournament will compete at USA Nationals.

Last season 3 of our teams achieved a bid in the Puget Sound Region and had a great time at Nationals!

Regional team tournaments will be local, within the state, and no more than 3 hours driving time from Seattle. Regional Teams will participate in the Puget Sound Power League and a selected number of tournaments in the Puget Sound Region. They will attend one tournament out of town in a tournament that is driving distance.

Practice Times2019-09-16T19:53:09+00:00

Practice times will vary by team. At our DaKine, University Place Location, we have two practice times slots that will be used – 4:30pm-7pm and 7pm-9:30pm. Some teams will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays and some teams will practice on Monday’s & Wednesdays. Practice times can be found on the team page for each indoor team.

Our Bellevue locations will practice at Jewish Day School on Mondays & Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm and at Salvation Army from 5pm-7pm and 7pm-9pm.

Unlike other clubs our practice times are not at the mercy of High School Schedules. Practice times may vary due to competition schedules and other competitive goals but the overall schedule will be set at the beginning of the season.

DaKine Mission Statement2019-09-16T19:47:53+00:00

“To provide superlative coaching and foster the best possible learning environment indoors, on the beach, or grass. To teach our family of athletes the fundamentals of the game of volleyball, and cultivate the desire in each to compete at the highest level.  We want our athletes to develop the work ethic and discipline it takes to be an elite athlete, along with the importance of sportsmanship. We want to create complete athletes on the court, and even better people off the court.” Aloha

Coaching Credentials and Philosophies2019-09-16T19:57:29+00:00

DaKine coaches believe in a culture of “playing for one another” and our focus is on developing fully rounded athletes and people. Our goal is not only to provide our DaKine athletes the skills to compete indoor and on the beach but also to help develop skills that will help our players become successful in other endeavors in their lives.

DaKine Club’s Competitive Goals2019-09-16T19:55:42+00:00

DaKine Volleyball Club strives to provide our athletes the skills to compete at the highest level. With National Travel, Regional and Development teams our goal is to allow each player the opportunity to compete at a level that is appropriate for them. Our coaches are always working to improve the skills of each individual player and to bring each team together to be the absolute best possible team unit that they can be.

Playing Time2019-09-16T19:54:59+00:00

As with all elite, competitive teams equal playing time across the board is not guaranteed at DaKine. However, we do make every effort to ensure that each player has the opportunity to put their skills to the test in competition. All teams will make every effort to carry 12 players on their roster.  If there are enough players to carry two National Travel Teams we will carry two National Teams with our club.

Our regional teams will carry 12 players on the roster. Again, while equal playing time is not guaranteed we do make every effort to ensure each player contributes to their team at all levels.

“Coaches Coaching Their Own Children” Policy2019-09-17T16:25:23+00:00

Many clubs have parents coaching teams, including their own children. After speaking extensively with many club directors and college coaches across the country we have made the decision that it is in the club’s best interest that parents do not coach their own children on club volleyball teams. While this is different from what we have done in the past we have made the change to reflect what is happening in club volleyball across the country. We will continue to have coaches who have children who play in our club they will not be coaching their children’s team. What is true is that some of our very best coaches have children who play at our club. So yes, we do have parent coaches at DaKine but they do not coach their children’s teams.

Dual Athletes2019-10-31T13:34:41+00:00

DaKine has some players who play both indoor and beach volleyball. It is our policy that any player who makes a commitment to play indoor volleyball shall have that be their #1 priority. Any player who misses an indoor practice or competition because they are competing in a beach event will not be allowed to compete for DaKine in either sport until the end of the indoor season. This includes all team runs to Nationals.

The 2019/2020 Dakine Winter Beach “Drop in” status is prioritized for DaKine indoor players only.  Due to numbers we cannot accept drop ins from non- DaKine indoor players moving forward.

Clinics for DaKine players will be offered throughout the year for both beach and indoor disciplines.  These clinics will be closed to all non-affiliated players.  We will continue to have clinics which will be open to all players.

Indoor Club Season 2019/20

University Place Tryouts @ DaKine Sports Center

Team Coaches Try Out Time
U15 Surf National Mike Vakerics/Michelle Vakerics Sun. Nov. 24th – 1pm
U15 Tiki Regional Kim Lok/ Jordan Watson Sun. Nov. 24th – 1pm
U16 Surf National Erik Peterson/Duane Abad Sun. Nov. 24th – 10am
U16 Tiki Regional Chuck Gaalema/Maylynn Pinon Sun. Nov. 24th – 10am
U17 Surf National Shauna Sheppard/Josie Dalrymple Sun. Nov. 24th – 4pm
U18 Surf National Ariana Hannemann/Steen Copeland Sun. Nov. 24th – 4pm

Bellevue Tryouts @ Jewish Day School

Team Coaches Try Out Time
U16 Lokahi National Hannah Kyllonen/Alyssa Lear Sun. Nov. 24th – 10am
U18 Lokahi National Jessica Taylor/TBA Sun. Nov. 24th – 4pm

Upcoming Programs


Do you feel the whisper of fall in the air? Our Fall Skills Clinics are starting up!

Indoor Skills Clinics
Intermediate/Beginners  – 5pm-7pm
Advanced (2 or more years of club) – 7pm-9pm

Indoor Coaching News!

Upcoming Tournaments!

Women’s BB Beach Doubles Tournament

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm PST

Christmas Coed Fours Beach Tournament

December 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PST

Men’s A Beach Doubles Tournament

December 28 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm PST

Dec 30 U12 Queen of the Beach Tournament

December 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PST

Dec 30 U16 Queen of the Beach Tournament

December 30 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

Dec 31 U18 Queen of the Beach Tournament

December 31 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am PST

“You touch every other ball and, if you screw up, you only have one more person to back you up. You can’t go hide in the corner.”

Kerry Walsh comparing beach volleyball to indoor volleyball

“I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.”

Mia Hamm

“There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.”

Pat Riley


Find Out What People Are Saying About DaKine!

“I love sand sessions because they force me to work harder for every play as well as being a part of every play. Transitioning from running in the sand to indoors, the sessions help me become quicker and cover more area. This helps my defense immensely. When I transition back to indoors the game becomes slower due to my ability to read the play better. I can read the defense easier while hitting, and have built up a variety of shots.”

Jennica McPherson, Junior at Western Washington University

Wow!!!  When you have an entire team of players coming at you yelling, “Let’s do this again next year!”, you know something awesome just happened. I want to thank all of the Dakine coaches for giving the Roosevelt Roughriders volleyball team a taste of some fun volleyball on the beach. The girls were exhausted and loved every minute of it! It was the perfect change from being on the hardwood for the last 10 months and all of them clearly improved in every skill. Dakine coaches, all of the rumors are true, you are the best and we are looking forward to another team camp next year!!

Lamar Hurd, Roosevelt High School Head Coach

A Huge THANK YOU to the following sponsors who donate to DaKine Volleyball Teams!