Summer Training Groups

Focused, high level small group training.

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Summer Season Info Sheet- Click Here!

This info sheet has a lot of the information for the season. Please read the info sheet and the website below to get a full understanding of the program.

The Summer Training Group (Summer TG) program is a special season offered by the club. It runs from April through July, and provides players with a focused, high level team experience through the highlight of the beach season- Summer. Below is an overview of season and program.




The Summer TG season is our biggest and most comprehensive season offered. It is the culmination of our club year. It offers everything in one extended season. It is our premier and most coveted season. The season covers four months: April, May, June and July. Summer (June and July) is the grand finale of the year, packed full of tournaments and training. Our Summer TG season prepares players for summer by starting to practice and compete in April and May, to be fully ready and tuned for June and July. The benefits of starting in April include figuring out partnerships, signing up for and planning summer tournaments, and the opportunity for extended practice before summer.


Participation in the program is open to all club members, however creating groups and deciding what type of training each individual will be engaging in is no easy task. For that reason, we will have a season dedicated to tryouts.


Training Group Selection Process- Tryout Season


The winter and spring months leading up to the Summer TG season-  January, February, March, April- will serve as the Tryout Season. All players wanting to play in our Summer TG season need to participate in the Tryout Season. Tryout Season will consist of Spring Training and the Winter TG program. Throughout the various trainings, coaches will get to know all the players and be able to work with them before making groups.


More About The Training Group Program


Training Groups (Junior High and High School)


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.

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