Beach Volleyball

Beach doubles is a great way to improve your strength, quickness, and skill as an overall volleyball player.  It’s also a great way to enjoy the outdoors and have a great day at the beach.  Over the past several years, girls from Gators Volleyball Club have been competing in beach volleyball tournaments throughout in New England, as well as the USAV New England Open, and USAV Junior Beach Nationals!

This summer, we are pleased to partner with the Town of Carlisle to offer our beach doubles training program, with practices held at the sand court at the Banta-Davis Recreation Area (304 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA).  We are offering both beginner and advanced options as listed below.

Beginner Option (generally 8th grade and younger/less than 2 years experience)

  • Mondays & Wednesdays (Session I), 4pm-6pm (June 10 – August 7), or
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays (Session II), 6pm-8pm (June 11-August 8)

Advanced Option (generally 9th grade and older/2 or more years experience)

  • Mondays & Wednesdays (Session I), 6pm-8pm (June 10 – August 7), or
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays (Session II), 4pm-6pm (June 11-August 8)

In order to register, please navigate to the Town of Carlisle Recreation Department, and then scroll down to “B” to find beach volleyball.  There are 4 different program options based on age/experience level and schedule.  Please note that the green “register” buttons are located at the bottom of each program description.  The capacity of each session is limited to 10 athletes.  Those 10 slots are currently broken up into 5 slots for Carlisle residents/5 for non-residents.  Don’t worry if it says the non-resident spots for the program you want are all gone – just register to get on the waiting list.  The Town will then adjust the slots to 4/6, 3/7, etc. in order to enroll the first 10 who sign up, regardless of where you live.  Space is limited, so sign up now before it fills up!

If you don’t already have a beach partner, that’s OK.  Practices will be designed to pair up athletes of similar ages and experience levels.  Athletes/teams wishing to complete are responsible for entering tournaments on their own.  Possible USAV-sanctioned tournament dates include June 22, July 14, July 28, and August 10 at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire.

USAV membership and USAV medical release forms will be required.  If you played on a Gators indoors team this season, you are all set. If not, please use the links on the right side of the screen as needed to create your USAV membership and fill out and complete the medical release form.  See you on the beach!

Check out this video to see how fun beach volleyball can be: