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Texas Volleyball Tour’s Junior Beach

Welcome to Texas Volleyball Tour’s Junior Beach. Read more about our programs, tournaments, coaches and much more below.

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Beach Programs in Austin & San Antonio

TVT’s Junior Beach offers different beach training programs throughout the year in Austin and San Antonio.  The Spring and Summer programs run simultaneously with our Junior Beach Series and athletes have the opportunity to compete in a variety of tournaments in Texas. In addition to competing in Texas, athletes have several opportunities to qualify for a chance to compete in California at the end of the season. Learn more about the 2017 Junior Beach Series and qualifying tournaments below.

Our Junior Beach Programs provide all athletes with individualized attention and coaching. We offer basic training for athletes just beginning up to elite training for high performance athletes.  Our programs have three goals: conditioning, perfecting individual skills and competing as a team. Skills that are covered and assessed include: passing, setting, hitting, serving, overall ball control, back court defense, pulling defense, blocking, shot making and game sense. In addition, athletes will focus on learning to read the court and respond to their opponents. Athletes can sign up as individuals or with a partner. Because we pride ourselves on providing each athlete with individualized attention and coaching, we limit the number of athletes in each program. See each program for more details.  Individual and group private lessons are also available.

Austin Programs

This is our 6th year to offer Junior Beach training in Austin.  Although we have grown over the years we have never lost sight of our original goal of providing athletes with individualized coaching and attention in small group settings.  Learn more about our Austin programs.

San Antonio Programs

This is our 3rd year to offer Junior Beach training in San Antonio.  We are now offering Spring and Summer Beach in San Antonio.  Learn more about our San Antonio programs.

With our year-round beach athletes finishing among the top in the nation during the summers of 2014, 2015, and 2016 we are looking forward to the new season!

Trainer & Head Coach: Tim Wooliver

Turned Pro in 2000
Played AVP from 2000 to 2010
Main draw player from 2007 to 2010
Toyota Pro Beach Champion 2008
EEVB Champion 5 times
Chevy Freedom Champion 7 years in a row
Canada FIVB top 3 finisher
Barefoot Wine National Champion 2009 & 2010
2 x Corona Wide Open Champion in 2010
US OPEN National Championships 9th place 2010
Chicago Corona Wide Open top 10 finisher 2011
National Volleyball League MotherLode 7th place 2011
MotherLode 2nd place 2012
MotherLode Masters 1st place 2012
Ranked 9th on the 2012 National Volleyball League (NVL) Professional Tour
Seaside Open 2nd place 2014
CBVA Santa Barbara 1st place 2014

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2017 Junior Beach Series

See our Tournaments page for more information on the 2017 Junior Beach Series.

Our season culminates in Hermosa Beach, California with the AAU Junior Olympic Games and AVPFirst Championships.  Lots of athletes travel to California early to play in the AAU National Championships, BVCA Championships and CBVA tournaments prior. This is a very fun few weeks in California and a great time for athletes to be seen by recruiters from all over the United States.  Parents are responsible for making all travel arrangements and registering for tournaments in California.  As the time gets closer we will share information about coordinating travel and lodging.  We are looking forward to another amazing season in 2017!  Here are a few helpful links for parents: California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA), Beach Volleyball Clubs of America (BVCA), Get Noticed Beach Volleyball (GNBV), AVPFirst and AAU Beach Volleyball.

Recruiting

See our Recruiting page for more information on recruiting at TVT Junior Beach.

 

 

FAQs – Junior Training & Tournaments

Let us know if you have any more questions. Email questions to cassidy@texasvolleyballtour.com.

Can I just come to one session to see if I like playing beach?

Of course, lots of athletes drop-in to see if they like playing beach. We have different focuses at each practice, so we recommend trying out more than one practice before you make a decision. There are different drop-in fees depending on the program you are visiting.

How do I find a partner to play with?

You are not required to sign up with a partner. There will be lots of athletes looking for partners and you will have the opportunity to play with different partners at practices. It is important that you find a partner that you work well with in a game situation and we will guide you in this process if needed.

What should I bring to practice?

Water bottle (ice water will be provided at each practice)
towel
Flip flops

What should I wear to practice?

You will be doing core exercises in addition to drills at each practice so it is important that you wear clothes that are light weight, comfortable and easy to move in. Spandex shorts, sports bra and a t-shirt are good on summer days. During the cooler months it is a good idea to wear light weight warm clothing. Athletes may not practice in string bikinis.

What are the uniform requirements in a beach tournament?

We abide by the USA Volleyball competition regulations uniform policy. Partners should wear the same color/style during tournaments. We provide our Junior Beach athletes with a uniform jersey and uniform competition suit and they are required to wear this uniform for tournaments.

What division should I sign up for in a tournament?

You are required to follow the 2017 Beach Age Division guidelines as follows:
18U – Born on or after September 1, 1998 or born on or after September 1, 1997 and a high school student in the 12th grade or below during some part of the current academic year
16U – Born on or after September 1, 2000
15U – Born on or after September 1, 2001
14U – Born on or after September 1, 2002
12U – Born on or after September 1, 2004

Who refs at your tournaments?

Athletes will be refereeing and need to be familiar with USAV Beach Rules.
We have put together a list of the most important rules to help out: Quick Guide for Juniors.  A complete list of USAV rules can be found here.

How are beach and indoor different?

In beach you and your partner are in total control of your own game, calling your own time outs and making all strategy decisions. You will learn all the rules, the ins and outs of running your own game, and much more at practice. Click here for a Indoor vs. Outdoor rule comparison.

Do I have to join AAU to participate in your tournaments?

Yes, all athletes that participate in AAU sanctioned events must be current AAU members.  Click here to purchase an Athlete Membership.

Where can I find out more information about the AAU Junior Olympic Games?

Visit www.aaubeach.org and click on West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games under EVENTS on the right hand side.

Can I get a scholarship to play Beach Volleyball in college?

Yes, Beach Volleyball became a scholarship sport in 2012. Click here for a list of schools.  Learn more about TVT’s Junior Beach recruiting here.

Can I play in all the Junior Olympic qualifiers in Texas this summer?

Yes! If a team that has already qualified in an earlier tournament wins a spot again, the qualifying spot will go to the next team. For example, if the top 2 teams in each division qualify and the 1st place team has already qualified then the qualifying spot goes to the 3rd place team.  (Note: Bids can not trickle down past 3rd place.)