Elite Beach MAKE UP Tryouts- Wed. April 27


DaKine’s Travel Elite Beach Warriors will be comprised of three squads: Open & two Club teams. The Open Squad will consist of 12 athletes, with an assigned Head & Assistant Coach. The Elite Open Squad will practice three times a week for 2.5 hours each practice. They will train together, travel together and compete together.

Elite Warriors will be moving to 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.

The Elite Open 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.

Practice Schedule

May: Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-9:30pm & Sundays 12-2:30pm
June: Tuesdays & Thursdays 7-9:30pm
July & August: Tuesdays at DaKine, Thursdays at Alki Beach
Tuesdays 1-3:30pm & Thursdays 12:30-3pm

Travel Tournament Schedule

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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

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

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.