Elite Beach MAKE UP Tryouts- Wed. April 27

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR MAKE UP TRYOUTS!

DaKine will be offering top tier beach training with the best talent in the region again this summer. With many talented players still playing indoor until June or July, we have created a third option for these talented athletes- our Elite Non Travel Squad. This will accommodate indoor club players that are unavailable until later in the spring or summer, but either have several years of beach experience or are highly skilled and deserve to train in an advance training group. These athletes will not have required travel commitments like the other elite squads (Open, Club One & Club Two), like the BVCA Club Challenge Series; but are welcome to travel with their partners. These athletes will be given the chance to choose when they will be able to layer beach practices into their current training schedules and choose what month they would like to hit the sand (May, June or July).

Elite Warriors will have three practices a week for the month of May, and twice a week in competition season, June through mid-August. 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 Club Director Chris Hannemann.

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.

*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.

Practice Schedule

May: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30-7pm & Sundays 9-11:30am
June: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30-7pm
July & August: Tuesdays at DaKine, Thursdays at Alki Beach
Tuesdays 10-12:30pm & Thursdays 12:30-3pm

Suggested Tournaments

SPRING SERIES AVP America Beach Qualifier

Fridays in May & June at DaKine Volleyball Club

Check in 4:45pm, Play Starts at 5pm

May 6     U18 & U16
May 13   U16 & U14
May 20   U18 & U14
June 10   U16 & U14
June 17   U18 & U16
June 24   U14 & U12

Earn a bid to AVPA Junior Nationals in Hermosa Beach, July 5-10, 2022. Must have five teams in each division to award bids (bids will be issued to first & second place finishing teams). Bids can be split, players are not required to play at Nationals with the partner they earned a bid with; but one player must have a bid to register a team for Nationals.

DaKine will be hosting a BVCA Club Challenge with the open division on Alki Beach in West Seattle and the Club Division at DaKine Volleyball Club in University Place, Tacoma. June 4-5, 2022

Players on the Non-Travel Squad may still be selected to play in this event, if available.

Summer Queen of the Beach Fridays at DaKine Volleyball Club

Friday, July 1
Friday, July 8
Friday, July 15
Friday, July 22
Friday, July 29
Friday, Aug 5
Check in 9:30am, Play Starts at 10am, Queen’s Crowned at 1pm
No partner needed, register as an individual and play each game with a different partner. Player with the most wins and points by 1pm, will be crowned Queen of the Beach and earn a prize! Great for new to beach and beginners to get lots of games in and learn how a tournament works (reffing, pool sheets, scoring, etc). Boys are also welcome to participate.
*Registration Tip: Search Season: “Summer QOB Series” then select the date of the event you want to add to. Do not create a team.

Not required travel, but if your athlete earns a bid, and are available to attend, DaKine will be at this event.

AVP America National Championship, July 5-10 in Hermosa Beach California

Players may be selected to participate in this event, based on availability.

BVCA Club Challenge Championships & Pairs Event: July 15-19 Hermosa Beach California

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.