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2021 Elite Travel Team


We run a Junior Beach ClubWe 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. 


TRYOUTS

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.

U12/U14:

  • Sunday, April 25th: 4:30 - 7:30 PM
  • Monday. April 26th: 3:30 - 6:30 PM

U16/U18:

  • Sunday, May 2nd: 12:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Monday. May 3rd: 3:30 - 6:30 PM

Tryout Registration below:


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
[Directions]


Elite Team Details

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:

  1. AVP America membership. This is our basic membership which covers our athletes for Spring training, Beach Club Practices, and our Beach Series events. It is also needed to participate in our Lake Chelan travel tournament. Players must secure the Silver Level or greater of this membership before their first activity at our beach facility and it is good for 12 months.
  2. USA Volleyball membership. Athletes that participate in indoor junior programming typically secure this membership as part of their participation.  For those that did not participate in an USAV indoor junior club, they can secure a "beach only" membership. This membership is required for the BNQ, BRQ, and travel events to Oregon.
  3. p1440 membership. NW Juniors Beach Club has joined three other NW-area clubs to host a series of p1440 tournaments.  The club will include the cost of the membership in the Elite Team dues and secure the membership for our athletes after tryouts.

SCHEDULE:

2021 Beach Club Season Dates: 

  • First Practice: May 17
  • Last Practice: August 19

ELITE TRAVEL TEAMS - Friday OPEN Court -

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

3:30-5:30pm

  • Friday, June 11, 2021
  • Friday, June 18, 2021
  • Friday, June 25, 2021

3:00-5:00pm

  • Friday, July 2, 2021
  • Friday, July 16, 2021
  • Friday, July 30, 2021
  • Friday, August 6, 2021

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!


Recommended local Tournaments For Beach Club members

Although there are local tournaments offered almost every weekend, these are the tournament we highly recommend because they should have higher level teams registered.

  • June 12-13, Pacific Northwest BNQ, Hosted by the PSR Region at our home beach facility.
  • June 19, NW Juniors BRQ, hosted by NW Juniors. Second chance to qualify (locally) for USAV Beach Nationals
  • June 26-27, NW Juniors p1440 event
  • July 17-18, NW Juniors p1440 event #2. Chance to qualify for Fall Championships or 2022 championships

*For the p1440 tournaments, remember that your p1440 membership is included in your Elite Travel team membership.

 

TRAVEL TOURNAMENTS:

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:

  1. June 5-6, Corban Duals: This will be for our top 8 teams (ideally 4 U18 and 4 U16 teams). Details below CANCELLED by host 5/27/2021.
  2. July 10-11, K-Beach Tournament: This is a full-club travel tournament in Lake Chelan. Details will be distributed when available. Typically, we arrive on Friday and practice with the host club, and teams play two days. Replaced with Woks Up in Portland for two days full of beach volleyball! Two one-day tournaments, one being doubles and the other being a quads tournament.  HOTEL: We have set up a Hotel Block for parents to call in and pull from if they would like to stay in the same hotel. Comfort Suites Portland Airport   We have 28 Doubles on hold for parents at a special discounted rate of $125 + tax for July 9 & 10. You can begin calling to pull from the block now– please mention the NW Volleyball Foundation block. Rooms need to be reserved by June 25th (or whenever they sell out). 
  3. July 24-25, Oregon Travel: This is also a full-club travel tournament. Friday and Saturday are in Salem; Sunday is in Portland. Tentatively, we will ask athletes to arrive Friday in time for a QOB tournament with the NPJ Salem club. They will play a one-day tournament at Corban University hosted by NPJ. Sunday will be a one-day tournament hosted by Woks Up in Portland. 
  4. (Optional) August 21-22 is the p1440 Tri State Championship tournament in Spokane. This event is optional for our U16-18 athletes.

U12-14 Travel Schedule:

  1. July 10-11, K-Beach Tournament: This is a full-club travel tournament in Lake Chelan. Details will be distributed when available. Typically, we arrive on Friday and practice with the host club, and teams play two days. Replaced with Woks Up in Portland for two days full of beach volleyball! Two one-day tournaments, one being doubles and the other being a quads tournament.  HOTEL: We have set up a Hotel Block for parents to call in and pull from if they would like to stay in the same hotel. Comfort Suites Portland Airport   We have 28 Doubles on hold for parents at a special discounted rate of $125 + tax for July 9 & 10. You can begin calling to pull from the block now– please mention the NW Volleyball Foundation block. Rooms need to be reserved by June 25th (or whenever they sell out). 
  2. July 24-25, Oregon Travel: This is also a full-club travel tournament. Friday and Saturday are in Salem; Sunday is in Portland. Tentatively, we will ask athletes to arrive Friday in time for a QOB tournament with the NPJ Salem club. They will play a one-day tournament at Corban University hosted by NPJ. Sunday will be a one-day tournament hosted by Woks Up in Portland. 
  3. August 21-22, p1440 Tri State Championship:  This tournament is hosted by Kokua Beach Club in Spokane and marks the end of our Elite Travel Team season.

Other Optional travel Events for our athletes:


Elite Travel Team Gear:

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):

Total Package:

  • 2 practice tees
  • Game Tank Top
  • 3/4 tights
  • Travel Jacket
  • Travel Bag
  • Team Sand Socks

Beach Club Registration link below:

2021 Beach Club Costs

NW Juniors Beach Club:  Cost to participate is as follows:

  • Beach Club costs do not include individual AVP America Membership. (Silver Membership $25 or greater required)
  • Tournaments are not included. 

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)

  • $1610 per person for NW Juniors Indoor Club Members
  • $1745 per person for NON-NW Juniors Indoor Club Members 

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

  • $850 per person for NW Juniors Indoor Club Members  
  • $930 per person for NON-NW Juniors Indoor Club Members 

Payment structure*:

  • A Deposit of $400 will be required up front upon enrollment and is non-refundable.
  • Balance is due in full by May 25th

*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 billing@volleyballnw.com Request will be submitted to the Board of Directors for consideration.