Clarksville VBC is excited to announce that we are starting a Beach club. Practices will start ASAP! So if you are interested or want more information there will be a brief meeting at Acme Athletics on Sunday, May 28th at 2:45p on the volleyball court! If another meeting is needed we will meet on Wednesday, May 1st at 6:30p same location.
At this meeting we will be collecting the first payment and getting uniform top sizes. If you are on the fence or want more information, you are welcome to attend the meeting as well, but we are capping the program this year at 50 players Girls and Boys annnd we are halfway there.
We will train on the sand courts at APSU in front of the Dunn Center. We will also practice/train a few times at Centennial Park in Nashville with C2Attack. We ask that players be at all practices, but not completely necessary if prior engagements prevent it. Just know they may miss valuable information!
Tentative Practice times:
Friday, May 3rd 5-7:30p
Saturday, May 4th 5-7:30p or TBD
Wednesday, May 8th 5-7:30p
Friday, May 10th 5-7:30p
Saturday, May 11th 5-7:30p or TBD
Wednesday, May 15th 5-7:30p
Friday, May 17th 5-7:30p
Wednesday, May 22nd 5-7:30p
Friday, May 24th 5-7:30p
Wednesday, May 29th 5-7:30p
Friday, May 31st 5-7:30p
Tuesday, June 4th 5-7:30p
Thursday, June 6th 5-7:30p
Tuesday, June 11th 5-7:30p
Thursday, June 13th 5-7:30p
Tuesday, June 18th 5-7:30p
Thursday, June 20th 5-7:30p
These are the days and times we have reserved with APSU as of right now, there will be changes and some days instead of or in addition to we will head to Centennial Park in Nashville. Most likely those days to Centennial Park will be on Tuesday evenings in May and/or during the day on Tuesdays or Thursdays, when school is out. I will have a more updated practice schedule when I have all of our Beach players confirmed, hopefully by May 1st!
Cost is $300/player for May and $200/player for June (June cost could go down depending on number of players, but will not go up) first payment will be due at the first practice or meeting. This will cover court rental, coaches, administrative costs and 1 or 2 uniform tops.
Players will be responsible for (I will give more information on the following soon) signing up with AVP America ($20), paying for the tournaments they choose to participate in ($35-$40/player/tournament) and a black spandex bottom. All CVC players are USAV members, so will not have to register to play in any USAV tournaments. If you are not a former USAV club member you must sign up with the SRVA region to practice ($25). Players may choose to play in as many tournaments as they want, but suggest to play in as many as possible. I will have more information on this after players confirmed.
Sand is a little different in that teams may not have a coach "coaching" them at the tournament. We will coach them and teach them the ins and outs of Beach Volleyball during practice. It is different than indoor and rules are not all the same! We plan to have a coach at the tournaments listed, but with the possibility of having multiple teams playing at the same time it may not be physically possible to have a coach at the court. I will post more information on rules in a later email to all that are participating in Beach Volleyball.
Possible tournaments in the Nashville area:
May 12th Vollis Beach 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U Nashville, TN
May 18 or 19th C2 AVP America Rox Rumble Murfreesboro, TN
May 31st Nashville Beach East Coast AVP First Qualifier Nashville, TN
June 1 or 2nd AVP First C2 East Coast Qualifier Murfreesboro, TN
June 8th Nashville Beach AVP First
June 15 or 16th C2 Attack USAV BRQ Murfreesboro, TN
June 29th C2 King & Queen of the Beach Murfreesboro, TN
*More tournaments available if wanted (as far as Florida or California, if you want a coach to travel with you, I am sure arrangements can be made 😉), but the ones listed are the ones we plan to have coaches at.
Tournaments are set up for one day, Saturday or Sunday. There is opportunity to play both days, by playing up in your age group.
Clarksville VBC Beach Volleyball is open to girls AND boys!! It would be nice if each player had a request for a partner in their same age group, but we will also be evaluating each player to put together the best possible teams! Age groups will be 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U, example if you are a 15U player you will play under the 16U age group. If players need to stay together for convenience of carpooling, it must be discussed prior and must sign up together. Let us know in response email, but must confirm with other player first otherwise it is just a "request" and may be changed. Also I recommend any boys interested in joining come with a partner, since this will be a new exciting opportunity for boys in the Clarksville area.
Master Coaches will be Jen Garinger, and Glen Fox (Clarksville HS head coach). We will add more coaches based on demand. Glen and I have an extensive background in playing beach, outdoor (grass) and indoor volleyball tournaments mostly in the Colorado and California area. We are really excited to start this new adventure in the Clarksville area!!
JG Volleyball/Clarksville VBC
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