NorCal Sand is back! The 2019 NorCal Sand Program will offer 2 sessions this summer that will include trainings, open clinics, and competition dates. The program will be coordinated and coached by Michael Pelletier (bio on NorCal website) as well as feature a variety of sand volleyball coaches from the Northern California region. Each training will consist of a variety of skills and drills specific to sand volleyball, as well as competitive 2 vs 2 play. Sand volleyball has been shown to have fantastic translations to the indoor game. On average you will touch the volleyball 2-3 more times playing in the sand then you will indoors. A few examples of skills that translate include defensive reading, decision making, an explosive approach, and greater control of serves and spikes. By the end of the training sessions players should feel confident in the understanding of the sand game as well as its distinct differences from the indoor game.
The first session will contain 6 total trainings (2 per week). The second session will contain 8 total trainings. Both sessions will also include: 1-2 FREE clinics, 1 tournament that will be accompanied by a NorCal Sand Coach (registration and accompaniment for tournament included in session price!), a NorCal Sand practice shirt and a NorCal Sand competition tank top.
FREE clinics will take place before each session and are available to anyone registered or not registered for current sessions. These FREE clinics are a great opportunity to:
1. Try out sand volleyball for the first time!
2. Gauge what a typical training will entail.
3. Add an extra practice slot to a registered players session
FREE clinic schedule:
June 3rd and 5th, July 1st and 3rd
Practices during the session will take place on Monday and Wednesday nights. There will be two time slots per practice date. One from 6-7:30pm for incoming 8th graders and below and one from 7:30-9pm for incoming 9th graders and above. Currently, all practice sessions will take place at the Pleasanton Tennis Park although there is talk about adding an additional practice location.
* Session 1 – June 10th-June 26th. Tournament Date June 15th West Valley College.
* Session 2 – July 8th-July 31st. Tournament Date July 20th Santa Cruz
Cost for NorCal Sand Program:
1st Sand Session: $350
2nd Sand Session: $375
Participation in both Sand Sessions: $700 total
To register, please click here: https://enroll.norcalvbc.com/
*please make sure your athletes high school graduation year is listed correctly in his/her account as that is how available programs are filtered