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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.

    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
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    AVP Academy Beach Club Information


    Our Beach Club is open to girls AND boys, with the mindset of growing the sport in all facets. Not only do we have a stellar coaching staff and a private facility, but we also run one of the largest tour series in the region, allowing for both playing and practicing opportunities for our athletes.

    All athletes who register 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. We will also use our tryouts to select a Travel Team.  (Even if our tryouts have passed you can still register for Beach Club.)

    2019 AVP Academy Travel Teams will travel to several out of area tournaments.  Team tournament entry and travel arrangements are made by the club and come at an additional cost.  We have two types of travel teams Platinum and Gold.

    • Our Platinum teams will include travel to regional tournaments in Spokane and Portland as well as tournaments in California.  Practices are twice a week in May and August; three times a week in June and July.
    • Our Gold teams will travel to regional tournaments in Spokane and Portland. Practices are twice a week in May and August; three times a week in June and July.
    • Our Silver teams can choose to participate in any of the above tournaments, but will need to make their own arrangements.  Practices are twice a week; May-August.

    2019 Beach Club Season: Dates TBD*

    Beach Club Gear: Under Armour 

    All beach club members will receive a practice tee, competition tank top, cover up shorts and sand socks. Travel team members will  have the option of Capri length tights and a hooded sweatshirt for an additional charge.

    For any other questions or concerns, check out the FAQ page or email us at info@volleyballnw.com

    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 and can select their practice days - either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. You pick the day, and we assign you to a training group that is training that day. 

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

    Significant Dates - 2018

    • Tryouts/Evaluations: April 29 (U16 & U18) & May 6 (U12 & U14)
    • PSR Beach National Qualifier (open entry): May 12-13
    • Make-up Tryouts - May 20th 5-7pm
    • AVP First Tournaments: All Summer starting May 25
    • AVP Seattle Gold Series: June 22-24
    • NWJRS Beach Regional Qualifier: July 7 & 8
    • USAV Jr Beach Nationals: July 19-22, Siesta Key, FL
    • AVP First Nationals, Hermosa Beach: July 24-29 (must qualify)
    • Seaside Beach Tournament: August 9-12 (open entry)
    • *AVP First National Club Championships, Manhattan Beach, August 18-19 (after season)

    Beach Club Tournament Schedule - 2018

    Players in our AVP Academy set their own summer tournament schedule and we encourage them 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. 

    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.   

    • AVP First Gold  Event (AVP Seattle), June 22-23. Our AVP Academy receives two entries per age group. We will select our top two teams from our travel team to participate in this tournament at Lake Sammamish State Park - integrated into the AVP Seattle Open.
    • Akamai Beach Tour tournaments. These are the tournaments that we either host or travel to as an exchange with other beach clubs. 
      • June 16 - Alki Beach & Bottega (NW Juniors Beach)
      • July 14 & 15 - Portland (Team Hiki-No/Trailsend)
      • July 28 - Spokane (A2 Beach Club)
    • Seaside Beach VB Tournament: August 9-10. This tournament marks the end of our Beach Club season. We highly recommend that beach club player participate. Entries and accommodations are limited, so we encourage EARLY REGISTRATION.
    • AVP First National Club Championships, August 18-19, Manhattan Beach, CA. Our AVP Academy receives two entries per age group. We will select our top two teams from our travel team to participate in this tournament. The tournament is integrated into the AVP Manhattan Beach Open, the most Prestigious even on the AVP tour. 

    *  These costs are not included in the AVP Academy/Beach Club fee.  There is an additional cost to Travel Team Members to participate in these tournaments; entry fee, hotel, travel etc.

    Other Events - 2018

    Akamai Beach Tour: These are open entry tournaments with points going towards seeding at Seaside.

    Akamai Beach Tour is hosted by a group of Northwest area beach clubs that are banding together to help grow the sport in the Northwest. We host one event and will also send our Travel team to two other events as part of their travel schedule. We will also host clubs on June 15th right before our Tour Stop.  Please note that these tournaments are open to anyone - not just our travel teams.

    • Tour Stop #1: 5/26 in Richland
    • Tour Stop #2: 6/16 at Alki Beach & Bottega (we host)
    • Tour Stop #3: 6/30 - 7/1 in Corvallis (2-days)
    • Tour Stop #4: 7/14-15 in Portland (2-days, travel tournament)
    • Tour Stop #5: July 28 in Spokane (travel tournament)
    • Tour Final: 8/9-10 at Seaside (open entry, make your own travel arrangements) [Enter Here]

    Practice Schedule - 2018

    Practice begins the week of June 4th.

    When you register for Beach Club/AVP Academy you will have the option to select your preferred practice days.

    Non- Travel Teams:

    • U12 & U14 Practice times are:
      • Monday/Wednesday 6-8 p.m (No practice on July 4th Make-up is scheduled for July 5th (SAQ 6-7 p.m., practice is 7-9 p.m)
      • Tuesday/Thursday 7-9 p.m. 
    • U16 & U18 players will practice Tuesday/Thursday 5-7 p.m. 

    Travel Teams: Practice will be on Tuesday/Thursday

    • U16 & U18 players will practice 5-7 p.m. 
    • U12 & U14 players will practice 7-9 p.m. 

    AVP Academy Beach Club Costs - 2018

    NW Juniors Beach Club has recently partnered with AVP Academy Northwest. Cost to participate is as follows:

    NW Juniors Beach Club - AVP Academy Platinum (*2 practices per week in May; 3 practices per week June & July; 2 practices per week Aug.)

    • $675 per person for NW Juniors Elite Club Members  plus travel.
    • $750 per person for NON-NW Juniors members plus travel

    NW Juniors Beach Club - AVP Academy Gold (*2 practices per week in May; 3 practices per week June & July; 2 practices per week Aug.)

    • $675 per person for NW Juniors Elite Club Members  plus travel.
    • $750 per person for NON-NW Juniors members plus travel

    NW Juniors Beach Club - AVP Academy Silver(two practices per week)

    • $675 per person for NW Juniors Elite Club Members (no travel)
    • $750 per person for NON-NW Juniors members (no travel)

    Payment structure:

    • A Deposit of $150 will be required up front upon enrollment and is non-refundable.
    • Option 1: AVP Academy Platinum Level *2-3 days/week; First payment is due June 5,  Second payment is due July 5.
    • Option 2: AVP Academy Gold Level *2-3 days/week; First payment is due June 5,  Second payment is due July 5.
    • Option 3: AVP Academy Silver Level 2 days/week; balance is due June 5.

    Cancellation/Refund Policy:  Deposit is non-refundable. Beach Club has limited membership. 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).


    NWJRs Beach Club/AVP Academy Registration

    We use evaluation/tryouts to select our athletes for our Travel Teams, all other players are placed into training groups and can select their practice days - either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.  You choose your days when you complete the Beach Club Registration.   You pick the day, and we assign you to a training group that is training that day. 

    Required Membership and Paperwork

     

    • AVP Membership is required for all AVP events and programs.  In order to  participate players must secure an AVP Membership. HERE
    • All participants must complete: Bottega Fitness Waiver

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    Additional Information

    • Our April & May beach training is not part of the beach club season and is not required, however we highly recommend it as it will give our beach club members additional training for May tournaments.
    • USAV membership is required for the April & May training in order to encourage players from all indoor clubs to participate. You DO NOT need to be a NW Juniors VBC member to participate in any of our beach programs. 
    • All training will be held at Bottega Fitness Park in Clearview/Snohomish
    • AVP Academy Beach Club officially begins the week of June 4th. In order to  participate players must secure an AVP Membership. HERE
    • Each NWJRS Beach Club member will receive a club t-shirt, club tank-top, cover-up shorts, and sand socks. Travel team members will receive additional gear.
    • Membership does not include tournament entries.
    • You do NOT need a partner to enroll on the program.
    • Practice groups will be assigned based on age and skill level, with more weight on skill level than age.