DaKine’s Elite Beach Warriors will be comprised of four squads: Open, Club One, Club Two & Futures. The Futures Squad will consist of 24-30 athletes, with an assigned Head & Assistant Coach. The Elite Futures Squad will practice twice a week for 2.5 hours each practice. They will train together, travel together and compete together.
The Elite Futures Beach Squad will be comprised of a mix of players balancing indoor volleyball schedules and younger players showing tremendous promise, the training group will practice on Mondays & Wednesdays from 7-9:30pm and be broken into an older and younger group between the courts.
Elite Warriors will practices twice a week, December through early June. 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 and DaKine’s Club Director.
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 Futures 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. The competition schedule will be heavily weighted into late spring, with this squad competing in BVCA events in Chelan, Spokane and at DaKine. Options will be available to continue training through the National Championships in July for an additional cost.
*Please note: If you are not selected to any of the Elite Teams (Open, Club or Futures), you can still develop your skills and grow your game this off season on one of our advanced regional teams.