About Our 2017 Elite Beach Team

DaKine Elite Beach Volleyball Teams have been determined. With two locations we are working with elite athletes in the Puget Sound Region helping them develop their beach game and providing opportunities for elite beach athletes to compete at the highest levels.

Our Elite North (Alki Beach) and Elite South (DaKine Sports Center) teams have been chosen and we will be presenting these athletes in the near term future.

North Team Elite Practice Schedule

The Practice Schedule for the North Elite Team is as follows.
The North Team will practice out of Alki Beach, WA.

April 12 – June 22
Players will select one practice per week. Practices will be offered Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 6:30-8:30pm.

June 22 – August 24th
Practices will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-2:30pm.

South Team Elite Practice Schedule

The Practice Schedule for the South Elite Team is as follows.
The South Team will practice out of DaKine Sports Center in University Place, WA.

April 12 – June 22
Players will select one practice per week. Practices will be offered Monday and Tuesday evenings between 6:30-8:30pm

June 22 – August 24th
Practices will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30pm-2:30pm.

Tournaments

The Elite team will be made up of the top 4 players in U12/U14/U16/U18 divisions from the North Location and the South Location. Players will be required to play in the following tournaments as a representative of DaKine Beach Volleyball Club.

Scrimmage vs. A2 VBC 4/21 – 4/22 – DaKine Sports Center Tacoma
Junior Beach Tour (Any 1 of the 4 JBT tournaments in the Puget Sound Region)
Dates
USAV Junior Beach Tour #1 – DaKine Sports Center 5/20-5/21
USAV Junior Beach Tour #2 – Alki Beach 6/10-6/11
USAV Junior Beach Tour #3 – DaKine Sports Center 7/1-7/2
BCIS – Frenchmans Bar – July 6/7
BVCA – Hermosa Beach, CA – July 10-14
BCIS – Spokane – Browns Park – July 29/30
Seaside – Seaside Oregon – August 10-13
BCIS – Seattle – August 17/18

Players who qualify for the JBT National Championships in Hermosa Beach will also have coaches at this tournament.

If you cannot attend any of these tournaments please let us know as soon as possible.

About DaKine Beach Volleyball Club

DaKine Beach Volleyball Club started out in 2015 as a group of local players who offered beach volleyball camps during the summer to help young players get their feet sandy. In 2016 we took the step of becoming one of the first volleyball clubs dedicated to beach volleyball in the region. We opened up tryouts and decided to have a traveling team. We were hoping for 12 athletes to want to be a part of DaKine. We had 55 athletes in our first year…and we couldn’t bring ourselves to only have a 12 person team. Our desire to help ALL volleyball players who want to learn the beach game was the impetus to offer a Local Training Team option.

In our first season we had tremendous success. Our little team from the Pacific NW finished 11th in the Beach Volleyball Clubs of America National Championships. The ONLY team in the top 11 who were from outside of California or Texas. We are extremely proud of how our girls competed and how they showed what they are made of on the courts. Our best individual finish was a 5th in the U14 division by Maia and Madison Nichols. To have a team finishing so high up the rankings in what is arguably the most competitive division there is was a huge accomplishment for our girls.

When it came to Seaside – the NW’s premiere beach volleyball event we had TWO teams WIN their divisions. The U16 AA Division was won by DaKine Athletes, Hannah Yerex and Kennedy Croft and our U14 A division was won by DaKine Athletes Pearl Moore and Maki Bispham. These finishes were absolutely incredible and we are so proud of the mettle that our athletes showed in these very difficult tournament situations!