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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How much does it cost?

Answer:  Prices for 2019 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 hope every day!!! OK, we know what you really meant. In 2019 we will host 5 tournaments in Tri-Cities.  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.  Sessions  for 2019 will be held most Mondays for C Level and Sometimes B Level, and Tuesdays and Thursdays For Levels A, Some B, and Elite.  Training sessions for Levels A, B, and Elite will start the week after spring break and finish August 1.  Two hour sessions for A, B, and Elite levels will be available twice each week.  C level sessions will be available for 1.5 hours per week.  Times may change based 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.

Exceptions:  Elite Level Sessions and Sandstorm Tournaments are mandatory and require communication with the coach if missed. 

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 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 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.   One good thing is your USA Volleyball membership is valid for any USAV events until the end of the beach volleyball season.