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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.

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. 

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 also receive Capri length tights and a hooded sweatshirt.

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

Beach Club Tryout/Evaluation Dates:

APRIL 29: 

  • U16, 12-2 pm 
  • U18, 2:30-4:30

MAY 6th 

  • U12, 12-2
  • U14, 2:30-4:30

Makeup Tryouts: Sunday, May 20 -- 5:00 -7:00 PM (all ages)

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)

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]

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).

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



Experienced Player

...That want to travel and compete at a high level.

You will tryout for our beach traveling team. The top players at each age group will be invited to join our beach traveling team. 

Experienced, intermediate, or beginner:

That want to train, and play in a lot of tournaments, but not commit to a a heavy travel load.

Partial Commitment

Players that don't want to train twice a week, or travel a ton. Or players that are just starting out and not sure they want to fully commit to a summer on the beach...


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.