Beach Training Program:

The Beach Training Program is a great option for players who are either new to sand volleyball, or who do not wish to commit to the increased number of practices and tournaments in the Competition Beach Program.  The focus of the Beach Program is primarily to teach athletes the fundamentals of sand volleyball with the intent to improve the athletes overall skill level, while providing a fun and competitive practice environment.  


Practice Schedule:  Training Groups for the Beach Program will meet for two practices per week.  Practices will be geared towards individual player development with occasional competitive days where athletes will be able to apply what they’ve learned in a game-like environment.


Tournament Schedule:  Athletes in the Developmental Training Program will have the opportunity to compete in the three inter-club tournaments that MVVC will host at West Valley College in Saratoga throughout the summer.  Players are also encouraged to register for local tournaments outside of the inter-club tournaments hosted by MVVC. Travel and registration for these tournaments are not covered in the cost of the program.  

Financial Commitment: $825 This includes about two practices a week three MVVC tournaments, and a player to coach ratio of around 12 to 1. All players will receive beach apparel & a volleyball. We anticipate each player will miss about two weeks of the season due to summer vacations.

Competitive Beach Program:

Our Competitive Training Program is intended for those athletes looking to train at a higher level of intensity, with the intent to compete in both local and out-of-town tournaments.  After attending one of our summer Kick-Off dates, athletes interested in the Competitive Training Program will be placed in the training group that best suits their skill level and practice time preferences.  

Practice Schedule:  Teams for the Competitive Training Program will practice 3 times per week.  Each week will consist of two Skill Development Days, which will feature small player-to-coach ratios and focus primarily on individual player development.  We will also incorporate one competitive day per week where two groups will come together and compete in various team games. This format allows our players to practice what they’ve learned during that week in a competitive and gamelike environment.

Tournament Schedule:  Local tournaments will be held weekly throughout the summer at Main Beach in Santa Cruz, CA.  Coaches will also be attending multiple tournaments in Southern California during the summer to offer our players the opportunity to compete against players outside of the region.  Tournament schedule will be shared with players and parents once released by organizers. Travel and registration for these tournaments are not covered in the cost of the program.

MVVC Sand Volleyball Club will also be hosting three interclub tournaments at West Valley College in Saratoga, which are free to all players enrolled in an MVVC Sand Program.  

Financial Commitment: $975 This includes about three practices a week three MVVC tournaments and a player to coach ratio of around 8 to 1. All players will receive beach apparel & a volleyball. Travel and non MVVC tournament fees are not included. We anticipate each player will miss about two weeks of the season due to summer vacations.

2019 Summer Season

Kick Offs (Tryouts):  

Saturday, April 27th - CANCELLED... Sorry to cancel, but three of our Lead Sand Coaches from the coaching staff

of the Men's UC Santa Cruz team, made it to the final Four this last weekend and will be competing in New Jersey. The Slugs caused a big upset and we wish them good luck this weekend!

Make-Up Date moved to Saturday, May 18th.

Saturday, May 11th

9:00am to 10:30am - Girls 15s/16s/17s/18s

10:45am to 12:15pm - Girls 13s &14s

12:30pm to 2:00pm - Girls 12 & under

2:15pm to 3:45pm - Boys (All ages)

Makeup Tryouts:  

Saturday, May 18th

9:00am to 10:30am - Boys (All ages)

10:45am to 12:15pm - Girls 12 & under

12:30pm to 2:00pm - Girls 13s &14s

2:15pm to 3:45pm - Girls 15s/16s/17s/18s

MVVC Sand Tournament Dates @ West Valley College

Friday, June 21, 8am-4pm

Friday, July 12 8am-4pm

Thursday, August 1 8am-4pm

Makeup Tryout:

If you are unable to make one of the dates above,

please email: to schedule a makeup tryout.  


What to bring:  

Please bring a completed Medical Release and Liability Form to the Kick-Off  that your athlete is planning to attend, along with the $25 Tryout Fee if you did not pay it online.  

If you have any questions about the MVVC Sand program, please contact coach Lake Merchen:


Valley Church

10885 N. Stelling Rd

Cupertino, CA   95014


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