Why play outdoors?
Playing volleyball on the sand/beach is fantastic cross-training for indoor volleyball. In some ways, it is more forgiving: diving and falling on the sand does not hurt. But in most ways it is more challenging than indoors: harder to move in sand, the net feels higher because you don’t jump as high, the wind blows the ball, the sun in your eyes, ball is slightly heavier... but the extra conditioning of moving in the sand is great! On the sand, you must learn to anticipate where the ball will go, since you cannot get there as quickly.
This page has links for “other” beach volleyball opportunities.
For our own LJV Beach Camps & Clinics, click here:
La Jolla Volleyball (LJV) BEACH Camps & Clinics
Beach Volleyball Tournaments for Juniors
CBVA - California Beach Volleyball Association
AGES: Youth ages up to age 18, tournaments for each age division: 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U.
Just pick your own partner, then register online!
AAU - American Athletic Union
these beach tournaments are in Orange County and Los Angeles County (none in San Diego)
2012 Summer Beach Volleyball camps
Beach Volleyball 4-Day Camps by La Jolla Volleyball
- click on LJV Beach Camps & Clinics on this website for more details
692 Beach Volleyball - South Mission Beach
complete summer club program for juniors beach volleyball, run by Jeff Smith
and many local indoor clubs also offer some beach camps…