FAQ – Learn More About Beach Volleyball

FAQ – Learn More About Beach Volleyball2019-02-04T23:38:16-08:00
Covid-19 – Mask Requirements at DaKine Events2021-09-06T10:38:04-07:00

Mask Requirements at Dakine Sports Center

In accordance with guidance from the Governor’s Office of Washington and the Health Department Dakine will enforce the following masking guidelines.

  1. Masks are required INDOORS in all common areas at Dakine regardless of vaccination status.
  2. Masks are not required while physically training on the courts. They are required at all other times and in all other areas.

We ask all who attend DaKine events to please be aware of social distancing and to do your utmost to remain socially distanced at all times.

COVID-19 Procedures at Dakine Sports Center2021-09-06T10:53:58-07:00

DaKine Volleyball Club Covid-19 Procedures for DaKine Sports Center

Morning check in for staff.

    1. Dakine employees will be screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 at start of shift. We will make sure sick employees stay home or immediately go home if they feel or appear sick. Any areas where an employee with probable or confirmed COVID-19 illness worked, touched surfaces, etc. will be cordoned off until the area and equipment is cleaned and sanitized. We will the cleaning guidelines set by the CDC to deep clean and sanitize.
    2. All employees will be asked the following questions.
  • Do you have any flu-like symptoms?
  • Have been exposed to anyone with Covid-19 in the past 14 days.
  • Have you lost your sense of taste or smell.
  • Have you had any vomiting or diarrhea over the past 24 hours.

Any employees answering yes to these questions will not be permitted to work. They will be required to quarantine for 10 days prior to returning to work.

Minimum six-foot separation is recommended at all times. When strict physical distancing is not feasible for a specific task, other prevention measures are required, such as use of barriers, minimized staff or customers in narrow or enclosed areas, stagger breaks, and work shift starts.

Check in for athletes.

Athletes are checked in by staff member and marked in our registration system showing the check in and check out time of each athlete. Temperatures are taken. Reports can be run providing a direct listing of athletes who are present at any event at the same time for contact tracing.

An athlete must stay home or immediately go home if they feel or appear sick. We will cordon off any areas where an athlete with probable or confirmed COVID-19 illness worked, touched surfaces, etc. until the area and equipment is cleaned and sanitized. Follow the cleaning guidelines set by the CDC to deep clean and sanitize.

Parents & Spectators

Parents and spectators may not congregate to watch workouts inside Dakine Sports Center at this time.

Daily Safety Procedures

Each court will have a hand sanitizer stand courtside.

Water will be restricted to a bottle filler. Please ensure your athlete brings their FULL water bottle to each work out.

Please limit bags and personal belongings as much as possible.

Cleaning and sanitation procedures during all workouts and throughout the day.

Dual Athletes2019-10-31T13:34:41-07:00

DaKine has some players who play both indoor and beach volleyball. It is our policy that any player who makes a commitment to play indoor volleyball shall have that be their #1 priority. Any player who misses an indoor practice or competition because they are competing in a beach event will not be allowed to compete for DaKine in either sport until the end of the indoor season. This includes all team runs to Nationals.

The 2019/2020 Dakine Winter Beach “Drop in” status is prioritized for DaKine indoor players only.  Due to numbers we cannot accept drop ins from non- DaKine indoor players moving forward.

Clinics for DaKine players will be offered throughout the year for both beach and indoor disciplines.  These clinics will be closed to all non-affiliated players.  We will continue to have clinics which will be open to all players.

About DaKine2019-09-16T19:47:18-07:00

At DaKine Volleyball Club, our coaching staff is focused on teaching the fundamentals of the game of volleyball. Our goal is to compete at the highest levels on a national and a local level. With our Directors Ariana and Chris Hannemann leading and guiding the process, you can be assured that you will be receiving coaching that is specifically geared to the game from the most experienced coaches in the Northwest.

DaKine Mission Statement2019-09-16T19:47:53-07:00

“To provide superlative coaching and foster the best possible learning environment indoors, on the beach, or grass. To teach our family of athletes the fundamentals of the game of volleyball, and cultivate the desire in each to compete at the highest level.  We want our athletes to develop the work ethic and discipline it takes to be an elite athlete, along with the importance of sportsmanship. We want to create complete athletes on the court, and even better people off the court.” Aloha

Practice Times2019-09-16T19:53:09-07:00

Practice times will vary by team. At our DaKine, University Place Location, we have two practice times slots that will be used – 4:30pm-7pm and 7pm-9:30pm. Some teams will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays and some teams will practice on Monday’s & Wednesdays. Practice times can be found on the team page for each indoor team.

Our Bellevue locations will practice at Jewish Day School on Mondays & Thursdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm and at Salvation Army from 5pm-7pm and 7pm-9pm.

Unlike other clubs our practice times are not at the mercy of High School Schedules. Practice times may vary due to competition schedules and other competitive goals but the overall schedule will be set at the beginning of the season.

Tournament Schedule2019-09-16T19:54:17-07:00

National Teams will compete in a selection of National Qualifier tournaments and some National level tournaments. The Travel Tournament schedule is currently being finalized. The Schedule that will be finalized when tournament entry opens but the tentative schedule right now is Matt Hartner Memorial (Eugene), Triple Crown (Salt Lake City), Pacific NW Qualifier (Spokane), Lone Star Qualifier (Dallas), West Coast Cup (Long Beach) and Nationals.

All National (Travel) Teams will participate in the Puget Sound Power League, Regionals and the Puget Sound Bid Tournament. All Teams that qualify for Nationals through our local bid tournament or in another Qualifying tournament will compete at USA Nationals.

Last season 3 of our teams achieved a bid in the Puget Sound Region and had a great time at Nationals!

Regional team tournaments will be local, within the state, and no more than 3 hours driving time from Seattle. Regional Teams will participate in the Puget Sound Power League and a selected number of tournaments in the Puget Sound Region. They will attend one tournament out of town in a tournament that is driving distance.

Recruiting Knowledge from DaKine2017-09-23T15:44:09-07:00

Our Directors are very knowledgable and have extensive recruiting experience in the indoor and beach volleyball communities, and communicate with college coaches on a local and a national level. DaKine offers a recruiting information and will help guide your player and family through the recruiting process.

“Coaches Coaching Their Own Children” Policy2019-09-17T16:25:23-07:00

Many clubs have parents coaching teams, including their own children. After speaking extensively with many club directors and college coaches across the country we have made the decision that it is in the club’s best interest that parents do not coach their own children on club volleyball teams. While this is different from what we have done in the past we have made the change to reflect what is happening in club volleyball across the country. We will continue to have coaches who have children who play in our club they will not be coaching their children’s team. What is true is that some of our very best coaches have children who play at our club. So yes, we do have parent coaches at DaKine but they do not coach their children’s teams.

Playing Time2019-09-16T19:54:59-07:00

As with all elite, competitive teams equal playing time across the board is not guaranteed at DaKine. However, we do make every effort to ensure that each player has the opportunity to put their skills to the test in competition. All teams will make every effort to carry 12 players on their roster.  If there are enough players to carry two National Travel Teams we will carry two National Teams with our club.

Our regional teams will carry 12 players on the roster. Again, while equal playing time is not guaranteed we do make every effort to ensure each player contributes to their team at all levels.

Player/Parent/Coach Expectations and Communication Avenues2017-09-23T15:51:12-07:00

It is expected that each player, parent, and coach will always conduct themselves in a manner that brings credit to and respect for themselves, their families, coaches, teammates and to DaKine.

These are the communication steps in place that our players, parents, and coaches must follow whenever there is a conflict:

  • If the issue is between players; then the players involved should try to resolve first.
  • If the issue remains unresolved or involves a coach‐to‐player, then the player should address their concern with their respective coach first.
  • If the issue remains unresolved, then the player and parents should make an appointment to speak with the coach. Any such meeting should be made outside of tournament and practice times.
Club Costs and Payment Schedule2017-09-23T16:03:17-07:00

DaKine season tuition costs will cover the coaches’ pay, facility fees and equipment, uniforms, tournament fees, and administration costs.

Parents and players will be responsible for their own travel expenses to and from tournaments.

Once a player and her parents (or financially responsible party) have decided to play for DaKine, they will be required to either;

  1. make a lump sum payment for the entire tuition cost or with a 3% discount.
  2. make an initial deposit and then six (6) equal monthly fixed payments for the remainder of the tuition.
DaKine Club’s Competitive Goals2019-09-16T19:55:42-07:00

DaKine Volleyball Club strives to provide our athletes the skills to compete at the highest level. With National Travel, Regional and Development teams our goal is to allow each player the opportunity to compete at a level that is appropriate for them. Our coaches are always working to improve the skills of each individual player and to bring each team together to be the absolute best possible team unit that they can be.

Coaching Credentials and Philosophies2019-09-16T19:57:29-07:00

DaKine coaches believe in a culture of “playing for one another” and our focus is on developing fully rounded athletes and people. Our goal is not only to provide our DaKine athletes the skills to compete indoor and on the beach but also to help develop skills that will help our players become successful in other endeavors in their lives.

State Of Competition in US2015-05-05T16:09:04-07:00

Right now, the playing field is pretty even out there for the Girls Junior talent. The NW is definitely at a disadvantage due to our short Summer season. You need to get as much court time in and ball control is a MUST if you want to compete for the multitude of Scholarships becoming available in the coming years. Private sessions are the absolute best way to play catch up with the rest of the country!

Currently if you are on an Indoor Scholarship you can also play Sand.  If you are on a Sand Scholarship you can NOT play indoor. Many coaches are looking for indoor girls that can also play SAND!  Boost your chances and add SAND VOLLEYBALL to your resume and move up on the list!

Why Private Lessons?2015-04-22T16:12:57-07:00

Some people prefer a more focused and demanding session of training.  Sometimes we train blockers specifically and sometimes we train defensive players specifically.  Contact us to set up these types of specialized training sessions!  There is no better way to improve you game quickly than private training sessions!

Do I need Sunglasses?2015-04-22T16:09:52-07:00

We highly recommend wearing sunglasses while you play and train on the sand!  The sun damages your eyes, and you must get used to wearing sun glasses now.  A hat is also recommended, but not as important as those glasses!

What Time Should Arrive?2015-04-22T16:03:29-07:00

The camps start at 9am, so please try and be there 30 minutes prior to get settled and ready.  Remember to bring a beach chair and umbrella if you have one!

Should I bring Food?2015-04-22T16:01:39-07:00

YES!  Please bring a lunch and snacks.  Dakine will provide drinks during the camp days.  You will get tired and hungry as there isn’t much standing around…  Every Thursday session Dakine will be having a BBQ at the end of the day so no need for a lunch on Thursdays!  If you are a vegetarian, please let us know before hand…

Why is Sand (Beach) Volleyball Different than Indoor?2015-04-22T16:08:05-07:00

Sand or Beach volleyball is MUCH different than the indoor sport. While the indoor game is a highly specialized sport, Sand Volleyball requires each team member to master ALL the skills of volleyball in order to be successful! Two players covering the entire court. No Libero, no back court specialist, no specialized blockers rotating in… All skills must be mastered by each player and each team is only as good as it’s weakest skill! The Outdoor Elements also create a completely different court feel and different techniques needed compared to those of indoor volleyball…  We provide our students with the necessary skills and training to become as successful on the Sand, in the wind, in the sun, as they choose to be!

When does Sand Volleyball become an NCAA Championship Sport?2015-04-22T16:19:01-07:00

Division II and Division III approved sand volleyball as a championship Saturday at the 2015 NCAA Convention, allowing it to advance from the emerging sports for women list to become a full-fledged NCAA championship in spring 2016.

Sand volleyball, which was approved to become a championship by Division I in October, will be the 90th NCAA championship.

The NCAA emerging sports for women program was developed in the mid-1990s when the NCAA Gender Equity Task Force recommended identifying sports that have the potential to grow participation opportunities for women and are of interest to NCAA schools and their communities. The ultimate goal is for the identified sports to become NCAA championship sports.

Sand volleyball is the fastest-growing NCAA sport with 50 schools sponsoring it as of January 2015. NCAA rules require 40 sponsoring institutions to request an NCAA championship. Data shows that on average, 60 percent of participants at a sponsoring school participate only in sand volleyball, not in both sand and indoor volleyball.

Schools are allowed to use emerging sports to help meet minimum sports-sponsorship requirements. Division I and Division II schools can use emerging sports to meet minimum financial-aid requirements as well. Women’s ice hockey, women’s bowling, women’s water polo and women’s rowing are examples of sports that successfully achieved championship status after starting out as emerging sports.

What Does Dakine Mean?2015-03-24T04:30:28-07:00

Dakine comes from a Hawwaiian expression used originally by surfers. It is a slang/pigeon English version of “The Kind”, meaning very good, “the real deal” or exceptional.

Some say that Beach Volleyball was probably first played in Hawaii in 1915, when the Outrigger Beach and Canoe Club set up a court on Waikiki Beach. The surfers and paddlers would play Volleyball while waiting for good waves.

When choosing what to name our Camps we chose Dakine Beach Volleyball Camps – as a nod to the roots of beach volleyball as well as to the Pacific Island culture that our families share.

What if it rains?2015-03-30T03:39:48-07:00

We will still be playing – even in the rain. If the weather is too inclement for training – we will contact you by by 7:30 the morning of training to let you know.


Beach volleyball tournaments are very rarely called due to weather. Because of this, it’s important to learn how to play in wind and rain as well as sunny, beautiful days. Having good ball control in bad conditions is a key part of becoming an excellent beach volleyball player.

Assume that we will be playing in all weather and dress accordingly!

Should I bring a ball?2015-04-22T15:52:40-07:00

We will have all the balls that we will need. Feel free to bring your favorite ball if you want but please make sure it is clearly marked with your name!  Remember, all Camp attendees get an official NVL game ball!  It has a great feel, it is a cross between the AVP Wilson and Spalding KOB.  Perfect for training.

What type of sunscreen should we bring?2019-02-04T23:38:21-08:00

We recommend using a sweat and waterproof sunscreen that will not be easily sweat off. You will typically be fine with a sunscreen labeled as a sport sunscreen. Use an spf factor suitable for your skin type.

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