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.
Our Evaluation dates have passed, but you can still register for our Beach Club. We used 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.
AVP Membership is required for all AVP events and programs. In order to participate players must secure an AVP Membership. HERE
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. 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 though our tryouts have passed you can still register for Beach Club.)
Our AVP Academy Travel Team will travel to several out of area tournaments as assigned by the Academy Staff. Our travel team will consist of up to 24 total athletes: 4-U12, 8-U14, 8-U16, 4-U18.
Beach Club Season: June 4 - August 10 (10 Weeks)*
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.
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.
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.
* 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.
Our Evaluation dates have passed, but you can still register for our Beach Club. We used 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
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
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.
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:
Travel Teams: Practice will be on Tuesday/Thursday
NW Juniors Beach Club has recently partnered with AVP Academy Northwest. Cost to participate is as follows:
NW Juniors Beach Club - AVP Academy Gold (2 practices per week)
(Includes: Nutrition, Mental Toughness , and Strength & Conditioning)
NW Juniors Beach Club - AVP Academy Silver(one practice per week)
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).
Hopefully this will answer some questions.