Gavin has trained with SandYard for two years and will be attending Penn State in the fall.
Gavin show leadership and responsibility that in the summer of 2023, SandYard invited him to be a Junior Coach while continuing his training. He was favored by all the players he coached over the summer!
Gavin told us in the beginning of the summer that his goal was to play Mens Open and we are very proud to say that on August 12, 2023, not only did he play Open but he and Coach Jameel made it to playoffs! That is a huge deal! It takes players many years just to win a set in Open!
Mackenzie came up to one of the coaches in the beginning of the season and asked, "How do I get involved?". We knew from the beginning that she would fit into the Scorpion Motto, Heart and Hustle!
We are very proud to say that after one of the SandYard coaches put her touch and sent player footage to a college coach, Mac has committed to CSMD and received funds to join their volleyball team.
This is why we coach, to make a difference in player's life.
Empowering players and coaches to train and compete in Sand Volleyball.
Sandyard Beach Academy has partnered with AVP America! This is an exciting partnership that will allow SandYard Volleyball to host AVP events such as: Tournaments, Clinics, Camps!
Sand Volleyball Club
SandYard Beach Academy is an AVP Junior Club and many of our junior athletes will have the chance to compete at AVP Nationals.
Building a Culture
Team and Community Culture is very important to SandYard Volleyball. We build our culture with two core values, Love and Effort.
Supporting Beach Volleyball Pros and their journey to Center Court
Pro Beach Volleyball is a journey and AVP Center Court, FIVB World Cahmpionships and the Olympics are expensive destinations. Beach volleyball players need to spend thousands of dollars on tournament travel expenses, training and gear and may not make it to a money round for weeks. In AVP, you need to win to cover your expenses, there's only two teams that walk away with the big check. (One team for Mens and Womens) SandYard Beach Academy will be hosting, "Train with the Pros" clinics where we invite Pro Players to guest coach our Beach volleyball community. Proceeds go to the Pro and their venture to seek out greatness. We are excited to be working this summer with Chris Vaughan, Bruno Amorim, and Ed Ratledge! (Coach Mel is poking at a few others, so there may be more)
Happy Coaches + Happy Players = Happy Culture
Heart + Hustle
I am so excited to head up SandYard Volleyball and bring the sport I love so much to my community. Volleyball has brought so many wonderful things into my life, BFFs, coaching, and good health... On top of the having the advantage of traveling almost anywhere in the world and using volleyball as a way to meet new people. And as for beach volleyball... well, it is never a bad day when you are playing at the beach!