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Beach Club/AVP Academy

AVP Academy is the AVP's dedicated youth and collegiate level player development program to help players in all age groups connect to the AVP's mission of "inspiring healthy lifestyles and a lifelong connection to the sport of beach volleyball in youth and their families." The program combines components of beach volleyball training with sports psychology, nutrition, strength and conditioning to provide players with the highest level of training possible. 

    NW Juniors Beach Club has partnered with AVP Academy

    The Northwest Juniors Beach Club is an AVP Academy and open to all athletes! Players do not need to be members of NW Juniors VBC in order to participate in our Beach Club. It is open to all junior players, all ages, boys and girls.

    All athletes who register for Tryouts will be admitted to the AVP Academy and will have the opportunity for beach volleyball training.  You do not need a partner to signup.  Our tryouts serve as an evaluation opportunity so that we can determine the training group assignment for all Beach Club members.  We also use our tryouts to select players for our Travel Teams.  You can let us know at tryouts whether or not you want to be considered for a travel team.  

    Below is our 2019 program.  We will update our 2020 programming as it becomes available. 

    Please check back the end of March 2020.

    Sign up for Beach Club/AVP Academy

    We have completed our Tryouts and selected our Beach Club/AVP Academy Platinum Travel teams.

    If you want learn to play or improve your Beach Volleyball skills this Summer, registration is still open for our Beach Club/AVP Gold Academy.  Space is limited so Sign-up now!

    Bottega Beach Facility

    Our training Facility: We have a private 6-court facility with an indoor gym and many outdoor amenities. The focus of our program is on raising the level of play for all athletes in the region, regardless of skill level or age. 

    Facility Address: 16720 WA-9, Snohomish, WA 98296

    All participants must complete: Bottega Waiver

    Beach Club AVP Academy Information

    2019 Beach Club Season: Dates : May - August 6th (1 month longer than 2018)

    • Our Platinum level players (travel team) will practice twice a week in May, and three times per week June thru August 6th.   Included are two local NW Juniors hosted tournaments and two travel tournaments in the Northwest. Travel team members also have the option to add a trip to California in July.
    • Our Gold level players will practice once a week in May, and two times per week June thru August 6th.  Included are four local NW Juniors hosted tournaments. Gold team members do not have NW Area travel included and also are not eligible to travel to California.

    2019 Beach Club Travel Teams (Platinum level):  If you are selected on one of our travel teams, then you will participate in several overnight tournaments. There are three Northwest area tournaments on the schedule and you will be able to pick two.  The third one can be added at an additional cost. Costs for these four tournaments (two local& two travel) are included in the overall cost for Platinum level.

    NW Area travel Tournaments:

    1. June 1-2 in Lake Chelan
    2. July 13-14 in  Vancouver/Gresham Oregon
    3. July 27-28 in Salem (at Corban University)

    California Travel:

    Travel team members also have the option to add a tournament in Southern California at an additional cost.  We will be taking players down to participate in the USAV National Beach Tour Championships in Manhattan Beach. Final costs (TBD) will include tournament entry, ground transportation, accommodations, and coaching. The group itinerary for airfare is optional, with a deadline, and costs between $275 and $315 depending on the trip.

    • U12 & U16 play July 18-20. Travel is July 17-21
    • U14 & U18 play July 21-23. Travel is July 20-24

    Practice Schedule*:  Practices are scheduled after 5 p.m. on Monday thru Thursday.   Practice may be scheduled on a Friday, if there aren't any tournaments that weekend.   Practices begin the week of May 6th.

    We recognize players are still playing indoor club until the season ends in May.  Therefore, players will select their weekly practice schedule for the month of May.  The practice schedule for June thru August 6th is assigned by the Beach Club Program Director.  Platinum Travel team members will practice T, W, TH. Gold members will practice either M/W or T/TH.

    *Practice policy is the same as indoor; if  you miss a practice, there are no make-up practices.

    Beach Club Gear:  

    All beach club members will receive a practice tee, competition tank top, cover up shorts and sand socks. Travel team members will  also receive of Capri length tights and a hooded sweatshirt.

    For any other questions or concerns, check out the FAQ page or email us at

    Required Membership and Paperwork

    • In order to participate in Beach Club/AVP Academy players must secure AVP Membership .  It is required for all AVP events and programs.  This is the insurance that allows players to step foot onto the court. The cost is $20.00.
    • All participants must complete: Bottega Waiver   Both player and parent signatures are required.

    Beach Club Tournament Schedule

    In order to encourage our players to play in tournaments, we have included the cost of participation of four tournaments into the club costs.

    Platinum/Travel Club Members have two local and two NW area travel tournaments included in their dues.

    Gold/Non-Travel club members have four local tournaments included in their dues.

    NW Beach Club-hosted tournaments are located on our Tournament Page.

    During the club registration process, players can select their tournaments based on their availability during the summer. We will use that availability information to help the players select partners from the beach club for those tournaments. Players are welcome (encouraged) to sign up for additional tournaments either on our schedule or with other beach tournament hosts.  We encourage athletes to play in as many tournaments as their schedules allow. For the tournaments hosted by our Beach Club/AVP Academy we will have coaching staff in attendance. For the players on the Travel team that wish to travel to California, we recommend they choose the two USAV BRQ's that we host as a club. 

    NW Juniors Beach Club Travel Team Schedule*: 
    Aside from the tournaments that our athletes choose to play in; Travel Team players will need to set these dates aside as part of their schedule.

    Pacific Northwest Travel - 2 Travel tournaments are included in Platinum.  (see above)

    Optional Travel Tournament - Southern California: 
    For those that would lite to travel in the USAV Beach Tour Champs, they will register in the Patriot Division so that travel plans can be made. Should they qualify for either the National or Regional Division their registration will be moved by USA Volleyball. The dates are the same regardless of which division they play in.

    Beach Club/AVP Academy Costs

    NW Juniors Beach Club/AVP Academy Northwest.  Cost to participate is as follows:

    All NW Juniors Beach Club Participants must register for AVP Membership (Required for AVP Academy (Beach Club) and AVP Tournaments.)  The cost is $20.00.

    NW Juniors Beach Club - AVP Academy Platinum

    (2 practices per week in May; 3 practices per week June - Aug 6.)

    • $1360 per person for NW Juniors Elite Club Members plus $500 for NW area travel*.
    • $1500 per person for NON-NW Juniors Elite Club Members plus $500 for NW area travel*.

    NW Juniors Beach Club - AVP Academy Gold

    (1 practice per week in May; 2 practices per week June - Aug 6th.)

    • $980 per person for NW Juniors Elite Club Members  includes 4 local Tournaments*.
    • $1070 per person for NON-NW Juniors members includes 4 local Tournaments*.

    Payment structure:

    • A Deposit of $150 will be required up front upon enrollment and is non-refundable.
    • Option 1: Pay in full by May 10th
    • Option 2: First Payment is Due May 10th, Second Payment is Due June 10th.
    • Option 3 (Platinum Members Only): First payment is due May 10th,  Second payment is due June 10th, third payment is due July 10th.

    Cancellation/Refund Policy:  Deposit is non-refundable. If a player decides to withdraw for any reason on or after the first day of training there is no refund. The full fees must still be paid by the due date(s).

    Beach Club Tryout/Evaluation Dates:

    We use evaluation/tryouts to select our athletes for our Travel Teams; all other players are placed into training groups.  

    Saturday, April 13th 

    • 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.; U12 and Under
    • 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.; U14
    • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; U16, U18
    • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Boys ALL ages

    Saturday, April 20th

    • 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.; U12 and Under
    • 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.; U14
    • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; U16, U18
    • 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Boys ALL ages

    WHERE:  Bottega Beach Volleyball Park, 8305 168th St. SE, Snohomish WA 98296; (360) 217-7993