In addition to getting an incredible workout and the fastest way to gain all-around volleyball skills, there is a new reason to play beach volleyball, a college scholarship:
NCAA sand volleyball began with 15 schools in 2012 then doubled in size this past spring with 16 more schools. Boise State and University of Oregon are the latest 2 schools to announce the addition of the sport for 2014!
There are currently 41 colleges that have currently have Beach Volleyball Programs, with an additional 40+ colleges offering programs in the next few years.
Arizona, Arizona State, Cal Poly, UC Irvine, Oregon, Boise State, Florida State University, Georgia State, College of Charleston, University of Alabama Birmingham, Tulane University, Jacksonville University, University of Louisiana Monroe, State College of Florida, Webber University, University of North Florida, Cal State University Long Beach, Pepperdine, University of Southern California, University of Hawaii, Stetson University, Mercer University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University. Click for additional colleges offering Beach Volleyball Programs: www.collegesand.org/schools
NP BEACH VOLLEYBALL CLUB is one of the premier beach volleyball clubs in the country. Founded by former AVP Professional Player and Seaside Pro Division Champion, Brian Chapman plays an active role in coaching players in each region. NP BEACH CLUB continues to lead by combining the physical and technical environment with the mental strategies of the game. NP BEACH CLUB players have made the semi-finals or finals in every juniors division at the 2010, 2011, 2012 and teams even competing in the Womens Pro Division in 2013 at West Coast Championship Tournament in Seaside. We have taken many 1st place titles over the years, edging out teams from California, Canada, and Florida.
NP Beach Club was the first and still only Jrs Beach Volleyball Club in the NW to have a players get a College Scholarships to play beach volleyball.
Players stay in shape, increase vertical, and also stay on top of their game over the summer. Ask any of our NP BEACH players and they will tell you that the fastest improvement they've seen in their volleyball game, took place at the beach.
Favorite beach volleyball courts, both the NW and the North Pacific; Canada: Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, Britsh Columbia. Washington: Alki Beach in Seattle, Washington. North Beach Indoor Beach Facility in Seattle, Washington. East Beach in Bellevue, Washington. Golden Gardens in Seattle, Washington. Oregon: Woksup Beach Facility in Gresham, Oregon. East Delta Park in Portland, Oregon. Gabriel Park in Portland, Oregon. Broadway and the Beach in Seaside, Oregon. Nike Campus in Beaverton, Oregon. Chemeketa College in Salem, Oregon. Linn-Benton College in Albany, Oregon. OSU in Corvallis, Oregon. Amazon Park in Eugene, Oregon. Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon. California: Main Beach in Santa Cruz, California. East Beach in Santa Barbara, California. Will Rogers State Beach in Los Angeles, California. The Pier in Santa Monica,California. The Pier in Manhattan Beach, California. The Pier in Hermosa Beach, California. The Pier in Huntington Beach, California. South Mission Beach in San Diego, California. Cohasset St in San Diego, California.
Juniors Beach Volleyball Organizations: North Pacific Beach Volleyball Juniors Tour, United States Volleyball Association USVA, Federation International Volleyball FIVB, Columbia Empire Volleyball Association CEVA.
Tani Stephens: 2013 Oregon High School Volleyball Player of the Year, scholarship to play indoor volleyball at WSU. Tani grew up with her feet in the sand, her parents play beach volleyball and recognize the benefits beach volleyball has on an indoor volleyball players all-around game. Tani and her partner won the Women's AA at the West Coast Championships in Seaside last summer.
Emma Peel: Scholarship to play beach volleyball at Mercer University. Emma started doing beach clinics with us about 5 years ago, prior to NP Beach Club, and has been working hard in the sand ever since. She and her sister placed 3rd in the 18u USAV National Beach Volleyball Championships last summer and 1st place in the 18u West Coast Championships in Seaside.
Sydney Haynes: Scholarship to play indoor and beach volleyball at Cal State Bakersfield. This summer will be Sydney's 3rd summer with NP Beach Club, Syd has worked hard in the sand and has come a long way in only 2 summers on the sand. She and her partner placed 2nd in the 18u West Coast Championships in Seaside.
Congratulations girls, we look forward to following your volleyball careers!
NP Beach Club is the only Jrs Beach Volleyball Club in the NW to have a player get a College Scholarship to play beach volleyball. Ask any of our NP BEACH players and they will tell you that the fastest improvement they've seen in their volleyball game, took place at the beach!!
UPDATE: NPBVA Jrs Tour will be hosting spring break clinics and POB Tournaments on Sunday March 30th, 2014 and NP Beach Club coaches will be helping with both clinics!
NPBVA Jrs will be hosting a Jrs beach volleyball clinic followed by a short Princess of the Beach Tournament March 30th. They will be offering 18u, 16u, 14u, and 12u divisions on Sunday. Each 2hrs sessions will consist of 30 minutes of clinic and 90 minutes of competition. The morning session on the 30th, 9a-11a will be 12u and 14uBeginner, the 11a-1p session will be 16u and 14uAdvance, the 1p-3p session will be 14uBeginner and 14uAdvance, the 3p-5p will be 18uAdvance, 16uAdvance, 14uAA(Double Advance)
Players register individually, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or visit www.npbvajrs.com
Tryouts will be May 4th, 2014. For those starting with NP Beach Club in May, club practices start the week of May 13th. For those starting in June, practices will start the week of June 9th. Email for tryout times and locations: email@example.com.
NP BEACH CLUB participates in the NPBVA Jrs Beach Volleyball Tournament Series, earning seeding and ranking points for the Seaside Championship Tournament.