Training Groups

Focused, high level small group training.

Train with the best!

Tryouts:
  • TBA
  • Players interested in the program should register for and attend tryouts.

  • Tryouts will be a training session lead by one of our head coaches. These will be a supportive and enriching environment aimed to benefit players.
     

  • The purpose of tryouts:

    • players and coaches have an opportunity to meet each other.

    • players can experience how we run practices and how the club operates.

    • the club can begin to understand how to best support and group players based on our initial assessment of their strengths and areas for growth.

    • Evaluate players for our competitive travel teams which compete at BVCA Nationals.
       

  • Tryout Cost: $20 per tryout day.

 

Season Highlights

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  • Training Groups resemble a team environment.

  • Small group of 4-12 players.
    4-6 players/court. 2 court max.

  • Specific coach designs a unique season long training plan for their group.

  • Each group works with a specific coach for the entire season. Consistent voice and  style and progression of training .

  • High level of commitment. Players are expected to attend all scheduled practices and tournaments.

  • Customizable practice schedule, typical practice schedule is 3x per week. Morning and/or afternoon practices.

  • Coaches choose their training group based on the tryout process in April.

  • Coaching at specific tournaments. Club and coaches can travel with players.

  • SC Beach summer clothing package included.

Season Highlights and Program Details

 

Head Coaches: Ivan Blumberg and Lucas Bol

Assistant Coach(es): SC Beach Staff

Ages and/or Group: Middle School

Practice Location: Main Beach or 3rd Ave Seabright

Practice Schedule: Two - three practices per week. 

Cost:

  • 2 Days Per Week: 

  • 3 Days Per Week:

 

Email Ivan Blumberg, contact@scbeachvolleyball.com, with any questions!

 
More About The Training Groups: History and Philosophy

 

We established the first Training Groups program in the Bay Area summer of 2013. Since then, we've continued to innovate and excel at providing the best training to our athletes using this model. Our Training Groups program has produced more NCAA DI beach volleyball athletes than any other program in northern California.

 

Training Groups are the equivalent to a beach "team". In creating training groups, we are assembling groups of similarly skilled and like minded players to train together. Often times, Training Groups represent a higher level of play and experience, but can also be offered at beginning skill levels.

 

Training Groups provide a platform and environment for advanced skill and game play development. Players and coaches are able to work closely with one another to develop, plan, and achieve goals. All aspects of beach volleyball are addressed by the coaches, and we go beyond teaching just the skills. Given beach volleyball is a player driven sport- during gameplay coaches often have little input, players must find and retain partners, players self manage their schedules and tournaments- we prepare our athletes to be self sufficient and confident in their abilities as a player, manager and communicator.

 

A huge aspect of the success of our training group program is our coaching staff. The training group program has the best beach volleyball coaches available in the area, and players get the opportunity to work closely with them in a focused and fun environment.