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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.


    NWJRs Beach Club/AVP Academy Registration - Full for 2018

    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

    AVP Membership is required for all AVP events and programs.  In order to  participate players must secure an AVP Membership. HERE


    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. 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.

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

    Beach Club Tournament Schedule

    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.   

    • 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.

    Beach Club Tryout/Evaluation Dates:

    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

    Significant Dates

    • 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)

    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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    Other Events

    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

    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

    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)

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

    NW Juniors Beach Club - AVP Academy Silver(one practice per week)

    • $450 per person for NW Juniors Elite Club Members 
    • $500 per person for NON-NW Juniors members

    Payment structure:

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


    Additional Information

    Hopefully this will answer some questions.

    • 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.