NP BEACH VOLLEYBALL CLUB was one of the first clubs in the country to promote sand volleyball among junior players. NP Beach remains among the premier beach clubs in the country and continues to lead by combining the physical and technical environment with the mental strategies of the game. Founded by former AVP professional player and Seaside Pro Division champion Brian Chapman, the club has grown tremendously in the past few years but still prioritizes individualized instruction, skills training, conditioning and tournament coaching throughout the summer months in the Portland and Salem areas.
Why 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 indoor volleyball game took place at the beach.And, in addition to getting an incredible workout and providing the fastest way to gain all-around volleyball skills, there is a new reason to play beach volleyball-- a college scholarship.
It’s official! NCAA has announced beach/sand volleyball as its newest collegiate sport, www.ncaa.org/sports/sand-volleyball. There are currently 41 colleges that have beach volleyball programs, with an additional 40+ colleges offering programs in the next few years. See the current list at www.collegesand.org/schools.
NP Beach Club was the first and is still the only juniors beach volleyball club in the Northwest to have multiple players earn Division I sand volleyball scholarships in this quickly growing sport.
NP BEACH players have made the semi-finals or finals in every top juniors division at the 2010-2015 West Coast Championship Tournament in Seaside, edging out hundreds of teams from Oregon, Washington, California, Canada, and Florida. In 2013 and 2014 some of our junior club members were even competing in the womens’ pro division at the Annual Seaside Classic Tournament.
Favorite beach volleyball courts, both the NW and the North Pacific; Canada: Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, Britsh Columbia. Washington: Alki Beach in Seattle, 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.
Juniors Beach Volleyball Organizations: North Pacific Beach Volleyball Juniors Tour, NPBVAJrs, United States Volleyball Association USVA, Federation International Volleyball FIVB, EVP, NVL, AVP, CBVA, CEVA.
Congratulations NP Beach Club Players!
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 in 2012.
Emma Peel: Scholarship to play NCAA Division I beach volleyball at Mercer University. Emma started doing beach clinics with us 6 years ago and has been working hard in the sand ever since. She placed 3rd in the 18u USAV National Beach Volleyball Championships in 2012 and won both 16U and 18u West Coast Championships in Seaside in 2011 and 2012. Last year Emma played first seed at Mercer as well as being named captain of the team her sophomore year. In Emma's Junior year she has been voted All-Conference and is again at the #1 position for Mercer University. We look forward to having Emma back every summer coaching with NP Beach Club.
Sydney Haynes: Scholarship to play indoor and beach volleyball at Cal State Bakersfield. This summer will be Sydney's 4th summer with NP Beach Club. She has made amazing progress in only a few short years. She and her partner placed 2nd in the 18u West Coast Championships in Seaside in 2013. Sydney competed as the 4th seed at CSUB her freshman year, 2nd seed her sophomore year and is currently competing in the 1st position her Junior year. We look forward to having Sydney back in the summer coaching for NP Beach Club.
Sophie Peel: in 2012 Sophie was the only junior volleyball player in the country to qualify for both indoor and sand volleyball national championships. Scholarship to play DI sand volleyball at Mercer University. Sophie placed 3rd in the 18u National Beach Volleyball Championships in 2012. Starting at age 13 she won the 14U, 16U and 18U junior championships at the Seaside tournament in successive years. Sophie competed in the Pro division at Seaside thelast 2 summers and was a top seed her freshman year at Mercer. In Sophies sophomore season she is competing in the #1 position. We look forward to having Sophie back this summer coaching for NP Beach Club.
Congratulations girls! We love watching your progress and success!
NP BEACH CLUB participates in the NPBVA Jrs Tour. Our players earn seeding and ranking points for the Seaside Championship Tournament. For more information visit www.npbvajrstour.com.
NP Beach Club is the only juniors beach volleyball club in the Pacific Northwest to have multiple players earn a college beach volleyball scholarship. 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!!
NP Beach Club and Performance Club practices start the week of May 9th for those starting in Spring and June 13th for the summer group. Academy Practices will start the week of June 20th. Players can make-up any missed practices. Please email for updated practice schedule: firstname.lastname@example.org.
NP Beach Club tryouts will be Saturday April 16th for 14u, 12u and Sunday April 17th for 18u, 16u. Please email email@example.com for times, locations and to hold a spot for the 2016 summer season.
There will be tryouts June 5th for those looking to start practice in June.
Players who want to start practices in May, but missed the April tryouts, can email about options.