Elite Beach Tryouts- Sat. November 27


DaKine’s Travel Elite Beach Warriors will be comprised of three squads: Open and two Club squads. Each Club Elite Squad team will consist of 12 athletes, both club squads will travel ; with an assigned Head & Assistant Coach. The Elite Club Squads will practice three times a week for 2.5 hours each practice. They will train together, travel together and compete together. Elite Club team #1 will be head coached by Brett Ryan and assistant coached Sjea Anderson. Club Director Chris Hannemann will head coach the Elite Club #2 Team with assistant Anton Gorich.

Elite Warriors will be moving to three practices a week, December through mid-April. All practices will begin with a dynamic warm up, followed by 45 minutes of ball control and technique training. The following 45 minutes are focused on strategic drills, using game like situations. The remainder of practices will be structured queen of the court scrimmaging, followed by 20 minutes of cardio & strength training. Practice plans will be customized and developed by each training group’s head coach, Club Director Chris Hannemann and Technical Director & Olympic Beach Gold Medalist Coach Greg Vernovage.

Our practices are designed to feed and fuel the complete athlete, lending from the Hawaiian tradition of the Lokahi Triangle. Lokahi means unity & agreement, and the triangle refers to achieving harmony- mentally, physically & spiritually. We’ll be including mental training exercises to encourage focus and  help with visualization. DaKine athletes are leaders- they never follow; we’ve set the standard in hand setting on the beach, across the nation, and we intend to lead our athletes to success, both off and on the sand.

The Elite Club Warriors  will participate in the BVCA Club Challenge Series, the gold standard in junior tournament competition. The BVCA Club Challenges are organized in the same format as the collegiate competitions, preparing DaKine Ohana to transfer seamlessly into top collegiate programs.

*Please note: If you are not selected to any of the Elite Teams (Open or Club), you can still develop your skills and grow your game this off season on one of our advanced regional teams.

Coaching Staff

Brett RyanHead Coach
Sjea AndersonAssistant Coach

Practice Schedule-




HUDL Stat Platform

DaKine Elite Travel Teams will utilize one of the best video tools for player development and recruiting- HUDL. This statistic data platform can filter by player, game, match or season. Players can create custom highlights to add to their recruiting profiles or share directly with coaches, friends & family. This service will help take our strategizing, planning and development to the next level!

BVCA Travel Tournament Schedule

January 15-17, 2022

Hosted by RPRM in Phoenix, Arizona

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February 18-19, 2022

Hosted by Tamarack in Honolulu, Hawaii

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March 12-13, 2022

Hosted by Tamarack in San Diego, California

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March 26-27, 2022

Hosted by Third Coast in Houston, Texas

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April 9-10, 2022

*Inaugural Event for this location and hosting organization. This event participation will be optional.

Wednesday, April 6 Coaches Clinic

Thursday & Friday, April 7-8 Pairs Competition

Saturday & Sunday, April 9-10 BVCA Club Challenge Tournament

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In addition to the BVCA Club Challenge travel tournaments, DaKine will be hosting Women’s AA tournaments at least once a month; the weekend prior to travel competitions. Starting in January, monthly bid and qualifier events for the following organizations: AAU, AVP America, P1440 and USAV.

National Beach Organizations

AVP America’s Junior Tour and National Championships are meant to foster the growth and development of junior beach athletes that may eventually want to play in the AVP’s professional beach tour. Local clubs across the nation, like DaKine, will hold bid tournaments to help athletes qualify to participate in the National Championship events. Each AVP America tournament an athlete participates in, earns them points towards their national ranking, improving their seeding at each event.

The Beach Volleyball Clubs of America Club Challenge Series is the gold standard for the top beach recruits in the nation to come together and compete in the collegiate format.