Power Beach Program

Sand volleyball is a growing sport; join the Power Beach Program to be part of the action! Whether it is training to improve speed, read, and vertical for indoor or for a chance to compete at the Junior Beach Tour Championships, Power Volleyball’s Beach Program will prepare you to meet your goals with a fun, change of pace environment.

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Session Dates & Location

  • Session 1 May 15 – June 7, 5:00-6:30 PM
  • Session 2 June 12 – July 12, 5:00-6:30 PM
    • **will be off July 4th week**

The Beach at Craig Ranch

6145 Alma Road, McKinney, Texas 75070

 

 

Things to know and to bring to practices

  • Practices on Monday’s and Wednesday’s 5:00-6:30 PM
  • Practices begin May 15, 2017
  • Facility provides water ($1 for a refillable cup or clear plastic sports bottles with water only)
  • Don’t forget to bring your sunscreen, sunglasses and a towel
  • Folding chairs are welcome
  • Open to ages 10-18
  • USAV Junior Beach Tour Championships

Program Options and Features

  1. Beginner/Intermediate
  2. Advanced

Conditioning, footwork and ball control

2 vs 2 and 4 vs 4 strategy and play

Speed, read/reaction, and vertical training

Experienced coaches

 

***FREE OPEN HOUSE ***

May 11th 5:30-7:00 PM

The Beach at Craig Ranch

6145 Alma Road, McKinney, Texas 75070

Come meet our new director, coaches and have a some fun!

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Contact, Kim Gibson, at kim@powervolleyballclub.com or (214)-843-9096 with any questions.

Kim Gibson- Beach Director

Coach Kim has over 10 years playing experience and 3+ years of coaching experience. Her passion for the game lies within the opportunity for player development and coaching the strategy of game. She enjoys working with all age groups, and coaches with a “0 talent” mentality. “Athletes can have similar talent, but those that put the effort into the skills that require 0 talent – being on time, work ethic, coachability, body language, energy, attitude, and passion are the players that can create their own success.”

Plans and Pricing

4 Week Session

$240
  • Includes:
  • Tank Top Shirt included
  • Bag
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1 Day Admission

$35/Day
  • Admission to 1 practice
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2 vs 2 and 4 vs 4 Tournament Packages

Tournament purchases can be used at any time during the summer, preferably within the session players are registered for. Power recommends participating in the training sessions, then taking developed skills and translating directly into competition on Monday 2x2 or Wednesday 4x4 league. Friday night league is also 2x2 and a great way for players to get competitive touches.

Cost per tournament:

Monday 2x2 tournament – $40 total or $20 per player

Wednesday 4x4 tournament – $48 total or $12 per player

Tournaments are Monday, Wednesday and Friday throughout Power Beach Training and can be purchased individually or multiple at a time. To participate in a tournament, please notify Coach Kim the Sunday before the date you would like to participate in the mini tournament. Tournaments start at 6:30 PM. Coach Kim will ensure all teams are checked in prior to start.

 

Upcoming USAV Doubles Tournaments

Players will have the opportunity to earn bids (invitations) to the USAV Junior Beach Tour Championships. Open events give three bids per division per gender. Grand Slam events give five bids per division per gender. These bids are invitations for players to participate in the USAV Junior Beach Tour Championships. More details to come soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do players have to be part of Power Volleyball to participate?

The Power Beach Program is not restricted to Power Players, anyone is able to join! If you are part of another club or have friends from different organizations interested in joining, spread the word!

Do parents have to stay the whole practice?

Parents are not required to stay the whole practice.

What is your bad weather policy?

If The Beach is open, we are in the sand! In the event The Beach at Craig Ranch notifies us of closure, we will provide a make-up day in July. If there is a question about the weather, please check back to our website and Facebook page for daily updates.

What can I bring to the beach facility?

Players are encouraged to bring a towel, sunblock and sunglasses to every practice/tournament. Players are allowed to bring lawn or folding lawn chairs, although plenty of seating is offered outside or in the air-conditioned cabana where food and drinks are available. Food is not allowed in the facility and only water in clear sports bottles is allowed.

Do I need my own ball?

No, Power Volleyball Club will provide balls to use during practice and training.

What are tournament options?

The Beach at Craig Ranch will be hosting weekday tournaments as follows:

Monday – 2×2, Wednesday 4×4 and Friday – 2×2. Check out our tournament package options for more information! With purchase of a package, Power will ensure you are registered appropriately for tournaments at The Beach. You can learn more about upcoming USAV Junior Beach tournaments here: http://ntrvolleyball.net/junior-beach-events/

 

There are several other tournament options in the area. For more

information, reach out to kim@powervolleyballclub.com or 214-843-9096.

Do I need a partner?

For summer sand training, a partner is not required. However, if you plan to participate in tournaments, we highly encourage players to register with a partner so they can train and play with that person during practice. We will do our best to match players that come in as an individual to a partner based on their skill level and what events they can play in for those that have a desire to play tournaments in the summer. You do not need a partner to be a part of Power Volleyball and you do not need a partner for practices. At Power Volleyball we will do our best to match you with a partner for tournaments. However, it is your choice and your responsibility to find a partner for yourself.

Are sand lessons available for individuals or teams?

Sand lessons are available for individuals and teams. Please reach out at kim@powervolleyballclub.com or 214-843-9096 with questions.

Benefits of Beach Volleyball

Playing sand volleyball is very beneficial to you as an indoor player.  We want to encourage you to try it out this summer as a way to prepare for the upcoming school and club seasons, and also as a fun change of pace!

Sand volleyball can really help you improve your indoor game.  Since there are only two players per side, you are guaranteed more touches than on the indoor court.  Sand is also the perfect opportunity to improve your skills in other positions.  For example, if you’re a hitter, you’ll be forced to improve your setting skills, since your partner will receive the ball at least half the time. If you come across as a weak setter, you may even be forced into that position by the other team more often, giving you more practice. Improving your weaker skills will always come in handy back on the indoor court.  Playing all over the court also will give you a better overall understanding of the game and the many strategies.

 

Sand also helps you improve your agility and movement. Not only will you have to move around more to cover the court with only two players, but sand is also much harder to maneuver in.  This transfers to speed and sharp movements back on the indoor court.  Moving quickly also means thinking quickly, and many times playing the ball you weren’t quite prepared for. This will help improve your reaction time back on the indoor court.
While you may end up diving more to cover your side of the court, the sand is much more forgiving to land on, saving you from some of the bumps and bruises of indoor volleyball.  The soft sand is also easier on your joints, giving your knees a break from landing on the hard indoor court.  While the sand is easier on your joints, it definitely provides more of a workout for your muscles.  Diving, getting back up quickly, and the jumping required (since you’ll be hitting more) all provide you with a great cardio workout which is guaranteed to improve your endurance.
On top of all these great benefits, being outside with your friends in the summertime is just fun!
We hope you will join us at the Beach at Craig Ranch!

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