We run a Junior Beach Club. We have been involved in junior beach volleyball for over a dozen years. When our club acquired the Bottega Beach Facility in Snohomish, we partnered with the AVP to open one of 6 AVP Academies on the West Coast. The AVP no longer sponsors Academies, but the groundwork has been laid for a Junior Beach Club, which offers opportunities for over a hundred players of all ages and skill levels. Beach volleyball is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and with added college scholarship opportunities, our beach club is worth a look.
For the more experienced beach players on a college track, we offer an Elite Travel Team. Details on the 2021 Elite Travel Team are posted on this page.
Step one in the process is to tryout for our Elite Travel Team. Players will be selected to our Travel team via the tryout process. We expect to take 16-24 total athletes in each category: U12/U14 and U16/U18. We will use the skill level of those at tryouts to determine the total number of athletes we select.
We encourage all those interested in our Elite Travel Team to tryout to see where they rank among those interested. However, we ask that athletes and their families look at the practice, tournament, and travel schedules in determining whether or not they wish to take a spot on the Elite Travel Team. [REGISTER for Elite Travel Team Tryouts]
These are our tryout dates, they are open to anyone. If a player is not selected, they are encouraged to choose a M/W or T/Th spot in our beach club. Players only need to attend ONE of these times.
Tryout Registration below:
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
Our intention is to provide our Elite Travel Team athletes a higher level experience. Combining the training schedule, the travel events, as well as the "recommended" tournament schedule. We feel that those athletes that are looking for a better experience and "team" experiences will find that with our program. As part of the Elite Travel Team, three memberships will be needed:
2021 Beach Club Season Dates:
Updated: 6/2/2021: Times for our Friday open court sessions has been updated to 3:30pm – 5:30pm for the month of June to help accommodate athlete school-end times.
Beginning in July, the open court sessions are 3:00-5:00pm
Please note – the purpose of this court time (which we have set aside our entire facility for our travel teams) is to facilitate more actual competitive game play (proper games/matches, queens, etc) amongst travel teammates.
Our Tuesday/Thursday practice sessions are predominately filled with drills, training and beach-specific education and offer very little actual full-on game play (due to time constraints).
However, in order to properly develop as a beach athletes we want to see them using the skills they’re developing during practice sessions in actual game play, which is why we are offering this 3rd opportunity in the week to get their feet in the sand!
This will require athletes or parents to network with other travel team athletes/parents to confirm athlete availability and agree to meet up and jump on a court together and play games or queens on a date a listed above!
The onus will be on the athletes to make player arrangement much like it would be if they wanted to all get together and play at any beach court!
Although there are local tournaments offered almost every weekend, these are the tournament we highly recommend because they should have higher level teams registered.
*For the p1440 tournaments, remember that your p1440 membership is included in your Elite Travel team membership.
We have scheduled travel tournaments for each of our groups. Please note that for 2021, due to Covid Travel rules, we will ask our athletes and their families to secure their own travel arrangements. We encourage families to work together. We will include the cost for coaches (travel, hotel, salary, etc.) in the tournament dues.
U16-18 Travel Schedule:
U12-14 Travel Schedule:
Two practice tees are included in the cost of registration for Beach Club. In addition, those that are selected for the Elite Travel Team will be issued the following team gear (included in Elite team costs):
Beach Club Registration link below:
NW Juniors Beach Club: Cost to participate is as follows:
NW Juniors Beach Club - ELITE Travel Team
*Start date is May 17-- practice 2-3 days per week (T/TH & Fri AM) through August 19 for a total of 34 practices. (Uniform package included)
NW Juniors Beach Club -- Practice is 2 days per week through the first week of August for a total of 20 practices. (Two practice tees included)
**Start Date is June 1 for the Tuesday/Thursday Group
**Start date is June 2 for the Monday/Wednesday Group
*The full amount is due at time of registration for enrollment on or after May 25th.
*Cancellation/Refund policy: no refund/no cancellation. Beach Club has limited membership; by completing the registration, a spot is being denied to another individual. Exception, for medical reasons only, a doctor's note is required and must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Request will be submitted to the Board of Directors for consideration.