MVVC is excited to announce our 5th Competitive Beach Volleyball Season! Our program is dedicated to training both boys and girls from ages 12-18 to learn the game and compete in sand tournaments. MVVC will run two to three practices per week at our MVVC sand facility in Cupertino. Players will be encouraged to compete through out the summer at CBVA (California Beach Volleyball Association) tournaments.
Why Sand Volleyball:
This is one of the best ways for indoor volleyball players to improve their skills. Doubles provides the best in random, game-like volleyball experiences with a high number of contacts per person. Each player's weaknesses are practiced throughout the game. If you're a bad passer, you get served; if you're a bad setter, you partner is served and you must set. You are forced to become a better player
To extend your range on defense as you are required to cover the entire court.
To develop communication skills with a single partner before moving on to a 6-person system.
To enhance strength and conditioning through increased movement.
To learn equal part in the responsibility of every play with your partner
Whether it's on the beach or grass, 4-on-4 or 2-on-2, outdoor volleyball is a fun and effective way to gain valuable playing experience and to get an edge on other players. Play hard, play often and play outdoors to become a better all-around player. "A lot of indoor players are specialists, but on the beach you need to play all phases well, and you need a lot of ball control." – Karch Kiraly, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist (1984 and 1988 Indoor, 1996 Beach)
MVVC Competitive Beach Season:
Our Beach Program Focuses on skill development as well as preparing for competition for boys and girls. It is set up for players to practice two to three times a week. The season runs from May to the first week of August. Teams will consist of about 12 to 16 players and will be further broken down by skill level on two courts. Each court will have 6 - 8 players during practice with 1-2 coaches per court.
Coaches will be present at CBVA Tournaments for most of the Main Beach ones and 1-2 tournaments at Pismo (TBD).
Please check out the California Beach Volleyball Association at www.cbva.com for information about their tournament schedule and how to sign up for a tournament. MVVC will also hold about three tournaments at West Valley College.
3 “inter-club” tournaments at West Valley:
Friday, June 22
Friday, July 13
Friday, Aug. 3
When you do sign up for the MVVC’s sand program and you would like to play in a CBVA or our own tournament but do not have a partner, please contact us and we will do the best we can in assisting you to find a partner.
Due to summer plans and travel constraints, we expect players to miss periodically due to summer schedules and vacations. In some cases, it may be possible to make up a practice session with another group. Please check with your coach for availability.
Saturday, May 5th
9:00 to 10:30am - boys (all ages)
10:30 to 12noon - girls 15 & under
12noon to 1:30pm – girls 16, 17 & 18's
Saturday, May 19th
9:00 to 10:30am – girls 15 & under
10:45am to 12:15pm - girls 16-18
12:15 to 1:45pm - boys (all ages)
If you have questions or you can't make it
to one of our Kick Off dates above, please email:
10885 N. Stelling Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014
What to bring:
Medical form, Liability form and $25 (if you did not pay on-line), Athletic shirt (tank tops are perfect), Athletic bottoms (for girls - spandex is great, no bathing suit bottoms), sunglasses are recommended.
Sand-socks are optional.
What is the financial commitment?
The cost of our program is $850. The price anticipates that players will miss one to two weeks of practices due to their summer schedule. We will begin training right after our last Kick-off in May and end around the 1st week of August. The cost includes insurance, sand facility, uniforms and coach’s fee. Fee does not include CBVA membership or tournament fees.
If you have any questions about the MVVC Sand program, please contact coach Lake Merchen: