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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: When is the Informational Meeting & Tryouts

Answer: The informational Meeting and Tryout dates and locations are included on our Membership page.

Question: How much does it cost?

Answer:  Prices for 2020 are listed on our Membership page.

Question: Is there a multi-player family discount?

Answer:  Yes.  The players must be siblings or housed with the same guardian (blended and foster situations are acceptable if proof can be provided).  Contact Eric Garcia via email on ericgarcia@sandstormbeachvb.com to receive the multi-player family discount code to use at registration checkout.

Question: When will we play?

Answer:  We will host four tournaments in Tri-Cities in 2020.  Club fees do not include local or out of town tournament costs, so if you can't travel to a particular tournament you don't have to pay for it.  If you want to go to a tournament we aren't hosting, sign up and go play. Check here for our tournament list.

Question: When will we train?

Answer:  Training session times differ for each level.  Below are the tentative 2020 session times for each group.

C Level (Mostly 12U players):  Mondays from 5 pm to 6 pm.

B Level (Experienced 12U and some 13U):   Mondays from 6 pm to 8 pm, and Thursdays from 5 pm to 7 pm.

AB Level (Experienced 14U and some 15U):   Tuesdays from 5 pm to 7 pm and Thursdays from 5 pm to 7 pm.

AA Level (Some Freshmen and Sophomore to Senior):   Tuesdays from 5 pm to 7 pm and Thursdays from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Times may change based available daylight and on participant numbers.  Summer is busy and we understand, which is why training sessions are never mandatory and players are not required to participate in any tournaments.   Of course, we encourage our players to come to the training sessions as often as they can (the more time on the court the better they get) and to compete in as many summer tournaments as possible - especially our Sandstorm tournaments.

Elite Level (Experienced Beach Players and Upper-Level Indoor Players):  Tuesdays from 7 pm to 9 pm and Thursdays from 7 pm to 9 pm.  Elites will have some additional sessions yet to be determined.

Elite Level Sessions and Sandstorm Tournaments are mandatory for Elite Players and require communication with the coach 24 hours before the session. 

Question: How is beach/sand volleyball different than indoor?

Answer:  Sand and sun for starters. While beach and indoor volleyball’s base is the same there are some nuances to the rules and the game.  Beach volleyball in many ways is very different than indoor.  Ultimately we would rather you try it and tell us!!!

Question: How will beach/sand volleyball help my indoor game?

Answer:  It will enhance your indoor game in several ways. It will increase your vertical jump and help strengthen your joints. With only two players on the court, you will learn to communicate with your teammate, and you will come face-to-face with all your weaknesses. You will improve your ball control, expand your digging range by improving your speed and agility, and improve your ability to read players and predict what your opponents are doing. You will also become a better strategic attacker.

Question: I’m on an indoor club team, can I still play with Sandstorm?

Answer:  You can absolutely play with Sandstorm because it is an outdoor club and does not affiliate with any indoor club teams.