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Beach Volleyball

New To Beach Volleyball

Link to online waiver

New to beach volleyball and aren’t quite sure if it’s for you?

Trust us, it is! Whether you are a seasoned indoor player making the transition to beach, or you are just beginning your beach volleyball journey, you have come to the right place. On this page we will break down what you need to do to hit the ground running with your beach volleyball journey.
You have decided you want to play the sport and you have done the research to figure out which club will be the best fit for your needs. You have obviously clicked on this page because you decided that RPM Sand was that club. Great! We are excited to have you and can’t wait to get our feet in the sand with you. Your first question is probably, which program fits me best? Go ahead and click on over to our “Choose a Program” page. It’s ok, go ahead, we’ll be right here when you get back.

Ok, you have chosen a program that fits you and you want to join.

There are 3 things you need to do.

1. Choose the specific program you would like to register for and make the required payment through Venmo (@RPMSAND) for the month. Your payment will secure your spot in that program for the month. All RPM Sand programs (excluding the summer travel portion) are month to month programs so you are not locked into a year long contract. You can make your payment each month in person through cash/check or using Venmo (@RPMSAND)

2. Once you have secured your spot for that program, you will need to fill out the online waiver (link to online waiver above)

3. Now that you have secured your spot for the program and have completed the online waiver all that is left is to select the practice sessions that you would like to attend, and register for them. Your training schedule is flexible so as long as there is an opening in that training group, you can register for it. Just download the Vagaro (Not VagaroPro) app from the google play store or the apple app store and create an account. Once you have created your account, you will want to find “RPM Sand” there to register. We have created a quick little tutorial video for you of how to select your practice times and register for them. Go ahead and check it out. Once you are registered for your session, you are all set and we will see you on the date you selected in the time slot you selected.

Ok, so now you have registered for our program and you are ready for your first practice!

The first thing you are going to want to do is to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. We train in all kinds of temperatures and weather conditions, so be sure to come prepared. Water is incredibly important as well as the proper clothing. Sand socks or Tough Socks are something that many girls choose to wear during both extreme heat and cold to help them to stay more comfortable. Tough Socks are easier to move in while Sand Socks tend to control the temperatures a little better. Whatever you decide, just make sure you come prepared for the different elements of that particular day.

Ok, so you have made it through some practices and want to play in a tournament?

Getting into your first tournament can be both exciting and intimidating. Again, be sure to check the weather on that day. Pop up shades, chairs, and coolers can be life-savers for both heat and rain. At RPM Sand we don’t assign players partners except for a select few events each year. We want players to be able to play with whomever they want to play with and feel comfortable playing with. If you want to play in a tournament with someone specific, let us know and we can pair you together in practice to get you experience playing together before you register for your first event. Once you decide to play in a tournament, there are numerous organizations that run them. Head on over to our tournaments page to find descriptions of those events as well as the links to their registration sites.

You have decided that now is the time to start playing more competitively.

The process of qualifying for national championships to get seen by colleges can be a bit frustrating and confusing. While indoor volleyball has one governing body that schedules all of the events, beach volleyball does not. Each organization has its own qualifying tournaments as well as its own national championships. Basically the entire month of July each year is filled with national events where college coaches come out in force. A description of each of these events can be found on our "Tournaments" page so that you can understand which events to try to qualify for. Use the link on that page to register for the qualifying events to try to earn a bid to those tournaments. Bid chasing can be difficult and many athletes may not qualify for all of the events. Our suggestion is to try to get to 1-2 your first summer out but if you can do more, by all means, do more. If you need more information about this process, by all means, shoot us an email.