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FAQ – Learn More About Beach Volleyball

FAQ – Learn More About Beach Volleyball 2019-02-04T23:38:16+00:00
About DaKine 2017-09-23T16:10:57+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.

DaKine Mission Statement 2017-09-23T16:11:36+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

Practice Times 2017-09-23T16:12:50+00:00

DaKine National Teams will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have two practice times slots that will be used – 5pm-7pm and 7pm-9pm. National teams will also cross train with SAND conditioning and SAND 2s on Wednesday evenings.

DaKine Regional Teams will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays. We have two practice times slots that will be used – 5pm-7pm and 7pm-9pm. National teams will also cross train with SAND conditioning and SAND 2s on Tuesday evenings.

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.

Tournament Schedule 2017-09-23T16:13:31+00:00

National Teams will compete in a selection of National level tournaments. The Travel Tournament schedule is currently being finalized. Some of the tournament locations being considered are Spokane, Dallas, Anaheim, Reno, Salt Lake City, Orlando, Detroit and others.

Regional team tournaments will be local, within the state, and no more than 3 hours driving time from Seattle.

Both National and Regional Teams will participate in Puget Sound Region Power League.

Recruiting Knowledge from DaKine 2017-09-23T15:44:09+00:00

Our Directors are very knowledgable and have extensive recruiting experience in the indoor and beach volleyball communities, and communicate with college coaches on a local and a national level. DaKine offers a recruiting information and will help guide your player and family through the recruiting process.

“Coaches Coaching Their Own Children” Policy 2019-02-04T23:38:21+00:00

Parents may wonder what DaKine’s policy is on coaches coaching their own children. Many of our coaches have coached their own children in club volleyball, and have been very successful at separating their personal lives from their coaching interactions.

Playing Time 2017-09-23T15:49:10+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. One major way we are different in terms of playing time is that our National Travel Teams only carry a roster of 10 players. This helps ensure that all players have a chance to compete in tournament competition. 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.

Player/Parent/Coach Expectations and Communication Avenues 2017-09-23T15:51:12+00:00

It is expected that each player, parent, and coach will always conduct themselves in a manner that brings credit to and respect for themselves, their families, coaches, teammates and to DaKine.

These are the communication steps in place that our players, parents, and coaches must follow whenever there is a conflict:

  • If the issue is between players; then the players involved should try to resolve first.
  • If the issue remains unresolved or involves a coach‐to‐player, then the player should address their concern with their respective coach first.
  • If the issue remains unresolved, then the player and parents should make an appointment to speak with the coach. Any such meeting should be made outside of tournament and practice times.
Club Costs and Payment Schedule 2017-09-23T16:03:17+00:00

DaKine season tuition costs will cover the coaches’ pay, facility fees and equipment, uniforms, tournament fees, and administration costs.

Parents and players will be responsible for their own travel expenses to and from tournaments.

Once a player and her parents (or financially responsible party) have decided to play for DaKine, they will be required to either;

  1. make a lump sum payment for the entire tuition cost or with a 3% discount.
  2. make an initial deposit and then six (6) equal monthly fixed payments for the remainder of the tuition.
DaKine Club’s Competitive Goals 2017-09-23T16:07:44+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.

Coaching Credentials and Philosophies 2019-02-04T23:38:21+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.
State Of Competition in US 2015-05-05T16:09:04+00:00

Right now, the playing field is pretty even out there for the Girls Junior talent. The NW is definitely at a disadvantage due to our short Summer season. You need to get as much court time in and ball control is a MUST if you want to compete for the multitude of Scholarships becoming available in the coming years. Private sessions are the absolute best way to play catch up with the rest of the country!

Currently if you are on an Indoor Scholarship you can also play Sand.  If you are on a Sand Scholarship you can NOT play indoor. Many coaches are looking for indoor girls that can also play SAND!  Boost your chances and add SAND VOLLEYBALL to your resume and move up on the list!

Why Private Lessons? 2015-04-22T16:12:57+00:00

Some people prefer a more focused and demanding session of training.  Sometimes we train blockers specifically and sometimes we train defensive players specifically.  Contact us to set up these types of specialized training sessions!  There is no better way to improve you game quickly than private training sessions!

Do I need Sunglasses? 2015-04-22T16:09:52+00:00

We highly recommend wearing sunglasses while you play and train on the sand!  The sun damages your eyes, and you must get used to wearing sun glasses now.  A hat is also recommended, but not as important as those glasses!

What Time Should Arrive? 2015-04-22T16:03:29+00:00

The camps start at 9am, so please try and be there 30 minutes prior to get settled and ready.  Remember to bring a beach chair and umbrella if you have one!

Should I bring Food? 2015-04-22T16:01:39+00:00

YES!  Please bring a lunch and snacks.  Dakine will provide drinks during the camp days.  You will get tired and hungry as there isn’t much standing around…  Every Thursday session Dakine will be having a BBQ at the end of the day so no need for a lunch on Thursdays!  If you are a vegetarian, please let us know before hand…

Why is Sand (Beach) Volleyball Different than Indoor? 2015-04-22T16:08:05+00:00

Sand or Beach volleyball is MUCH different than the indoor sport. While the indoor game is a highly specialized sport, Sand Volleyball requires each team member to master ALL the skills of volleyball in order to be successful! Two players covering the entire court. No Libero, no back court specialist, no specialized blockers rotating in… All skills must be mastered by each player and each team is only as good as it’s weakest skill! The Outdoor Elements also create a completely different court feel and different techniques needed compared to those of indoor volleyball…  We provide our students with the necessary skills and training to become as successful on the Sand, in the wind, in the sun, as they choose to be!

When does Sand Volleyball become an NCAA Championship Sport? 2015-04-22T16:19:01+00:00

Division II and Division III approved sand volleyball as a championship Saturday at the 2015 NCAA Convention, allowing it to advance from the emerging sports for women list to become a full-fledged NCAA championship in spring 2016.

Sand volleyball, which was approved to become a championship by Division I in October, will be the 90th NCAA championship.

The NCAA emerging sports for women program was developed in the mid-1990s when the NCAA Gender Equity Task Force recommended identifying sports that have the potential to grow participation opportunities for women and are of interest to NCAA schools and their communities. The ultimate goal is for the identified sports to become NCAA championship sports.

Sand volleyball is the fastest-growing NCAA sport with 50 schools sponsoring it as of January 2015. NCAA rules require 40 sponsoring institutions to request an NCAA championship. Data shows that on average, 60 percent of participants at a sponsoring school participate only in sand volleyball, not in both sand and indoor volleyball.

Schools are allowed to use emerging sports to help meet minimum sports-sponsorship requirements. Division I and Division II schools can use emerging sports to meet minimum financial-aid requirements as well. Women’s ice hockey, women’s bowling, women’s water polo and women’s rowing are examples of sports that successfully achieved championship status after starting out as emerging sports.

What Does Dakine Mean? 2015-03-24T04:30:28+00:00

Dakine comes from a Hawwaiian expression used originally by surfers. It is a slang/pigeon English version of “The Kind”, meaning very good, “the real deal” or exceptional.

Some say that Beach Volleyball was probably first played in Hawaii in 1915, when the Outrigger Beach and Canoe Club set up a court on Waikiki Beach. The surfers and paddlers would play Volleyball while waiting for good waves.

When choosing what to name our Camps we chose Dakine Beach Volleyball Camps – as a nod to the roots of beach volleyball as well as to the Pacific Island culture that our families share.

What if it rains? 2015-03-30T03:39:48+00:00

We will still be playing – even in the rain. If the weather is too inclement for training – we will contact you by by 7:30 the morning of training to let you know.


Beach volleyball tournaments are very rarely called due to weather. Because of this, it’s important to learn how to play in wind and rain as well as sunny, beautiful days. Having good ball control in bad conditions is a key part of becoming an excellent beach volleyball player.

Assume that we will be playing in all weather and dress accordingly!

Should I bring a ball? 2015-04-22T15:52:40+00:00

We will have all the balls that we will need. Feel free to bring your favorite ball if you want but please make sure it is clearly marked with your name!  Remember, all Camp attendees get an official NVL game ball!  It has a great feel, it is a cross between the AVP Wilson and Spalding KOB.  Perfect for training.

What type of sunscreen should we bring? 2019-02-04T23:38:21+00:00

We recommend using a sweat and waterproof sunscreen that will not be easily sweat off. You will typically be fine with a sunscreen labeled as a sport sunscreen. Use an spf factor suitable for your skin type.