The Sand Club Academy offers muscle memory beach volleyball training, volleyball specific conditioning, weekly games and plenty of tournament opportunities for junior players ages 10-17 in Mesa, Gilbert and the surrounding cities of the Arizona Phoenix Valley.
All head coaches are USAV certified and the owner is a proud recipient of the Robert L. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award for contributing outstanding participation, motivation and other services in the promotion of volleyball. The Sand Club Academy is also committed to be a resource for parents with news about local and out-of-state tournaments including a “Page for Parents” with helpful volleyball links and ways to connect with other volleyball parents.
In April of 2015, The Sand Club celebrated the Grand Opening of Mesquite Beach, located within Mesquite High School, featuring four courts with professional grade sand and lighting. Mesquite Beach will be the premier facility for junior beach volleyball training, leagues and tournaments.
Good character will build unlimited reward. The Sand Club Academy’s goals are to encourage players to be outgoing, attentive, encouraging, optimistic, industrious, dedicated, resilient, adaptive and enthusiastic in order to help continuously be successful. Dr John C Maxwell, an internationally recognized leadership expert, says “talent is a gift, but character is a choice.” Many talented athletes’ collegiate and/or professional careers are cut short due to the lack of character but even the most “mediocre” athletes go on to be societies greatest leaders. Youth sports are the beginning of life’s lessons.
About The Sand Club:
Since 2008, The Sand Club has been offering leagues, tournaments, and clinics for adults. In 2009, The Sand Club created The Starter Club for girls who were not making their school team and girls looking to learn about the “beach game”. With the success of girls making their team the following year, The Starter Club quickly evolved into beginner to competitive players. When The Sand Club connected with EVP Tour, the largest PRO-AM tour in the US, The Sand Club created Varsity EVP for competitive youth sand volleyball tournaments. With over 500 active players during the week, The Sand Club is the largest sand club in Arizona. In 2014, The Sand Club created The Sand Club Academy for all year round training for dedicated sand volleyball players.