How do i participate?

 At this time we have U10- U18 participants. We will host regular practices, camps and clinics from May-August. The schedule may be adjusted according to participation and School Program start dates.  You must be a Current USAV Member to participate in our program. This means our Program Director and Coaches are Background screened & impact trained and we are contracted providers of services to the Evergreen Region of USA Volleyball.

If you are interested in joining our program and have any questions before signing up please contact our Director at nicole@yakimaelite.com of call or text 509-302-0550

2021 BEACH PROGRAM

ELITE BEACH SQUAD

*Must try out for this group

Elite Beach Squad is for age groups U12, U14, U16, and U18.  Players will play in age groups according to their DOB, just like indoor. This is for players that have beach/ or club experience and are looking to develop skills at a higher level of competition.  Coaches will decide if a player makes an Elite Squad. 

USAV membership must be current.  Players do not have to have a partner to register.  Coaches may make teams for each tournament from the players in each squad.  Partners may vary from tournament to tournament.  This is getting our players ready to play with someone else in college, and to help them learn and grow as a beach player.  You will have an opportunity to sign up for extra tournaments (outside the elite squad schedule) and choose your own partner.  

Elite Membership Details:

  • Club Uniform top included (T-shirt or Tank Top)
  • Small group ratio.  Groups will be limited to 8 players per age group. Some age groups maybe combined.
  • 12 weeks of practices, twice a week for aprox 2 hours each
  • Cost $430 Payable in 2 installments of $215.
  • Practices may start the Week of May or 1st week of June and last through the 2nd week of August.
  • Free registration for Yakima Elite Grass Tournaments
  • Coaching when allowed during all Elite Squad Scheduled tournaments
  • AVP ($20) and BVNE ($30) memberships required – These are required for insurance and liability and entry into most tournaments.
  • Elite squads will participate in 5-6 tournaments – COVID allowing
    • 2-3 of those tournaments will be local grass doubles (included in Elite Fees, normally $40 a team)​
    • 2-3 of those tournaments will be travel as allowed (registration for these is not included in fees, typically tournaments are $40-$50 per player)
      • Travel could include places like Spokane, Snohomish, Chelan, Alki Beach in Seattle, CA or AZ.  We will not travel to all these places, these are examples. 
      • ​Players will be responsible for their own travel costs such as food, hotel etc.

Elite Beach Squad is similar to that of indoor club volleyball to the extent that we will have a “set” schedule of tournaments for the players to travel and play in. Some of these tournaments Squads will be competing together as a “Club” which is similar in style to the way that beach volleyball in college is played.  Some of the tournaments will be 2v2 juniors and partners will compete together in their age groups. 

 

REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS

We know the idea of Elite Beach Squads is new to our area.  Please let us know if you have any questions. 

PLAYERS NOT CHOSEN FOR THE ELITE SQUAD WILL BE ASKED TO JOIN OUR COMPETITIVE OUTDOOR TRAINING GROUP. SEE BELOW: 

Competitive Outdoor Training Group

Space is Limited and on a first come first serve basis, Ages 11-15

Competitive training groups are for ages 11-15 this is for players that are either new to the game or looking to improve upon skills that they may already have. Players may practice in the grass or the sand depending on court availability and skill level.

USAV membership must be current.  Players do not have to have a partner to register.  If you do have a partner you will be given opportunity to work together at practice (as long as you are close in skill levels).

Competitive Membership Details:

  • Club Uniform top included (T-shirt or Tank Top)
  • Limited group ratio.  Maximum of 12 players to 1 coach.
  • 8 weeks of practices between ( June – August )
  • Total Season Cost $370. Practices are twice a week for 1-2 hours each. (Depending on Age/Skill Level/Court availability.
  • Priority registration & Coaching during our hosted Yakima Elite Grass Tournaments
  • AVP ($20) will be needed to play in our tournaments, if you choose to sign up for any
  • Competitive players can sign up for as many tournaments as they wish.  You will be responsible for finding your own partner for tournaments. Yakima Elite will provide players with a list of outdoor tournaments in the area along with a schedule to which our Elite Squad will be present. Coaches will assist players/parents at tournaments to orientate them on the process of outdoor volleyball competitions.
  • If an Elite player is not able to make it to a tournament, coaches may pull a player up from competitive to fill in.  Giving our competitive players an opportunity to advance their game if they choose
SIGN UP FOR COMPETATIVE TRAINING

Beginner basics

Intro to Volleyball.  This group is for brand newbies or those looking to learn the basic volleyball skills. This will take place on the grass in West Valley Community Park.  Players will learn all the basic volleyball skills and an introduction to outdoor basics of  2v2.  Recommended ages 8-12.  

This group will meet 1x per week for aprox. 6 weeks.

1st date: Tuesday, June 8th.
Location: West Valley Community Park, Yakima WA.98908
Ages: 8-12 who have never played a season of volleyball or are looking to refresh their basic volleyball skills. This would be similar to a “Camp” like atmosphere where we will cover all of the basics Players will have the option to participate in grass tournaments on their own. We teach the skills and the rules of both indoor and outdoor volleyball. Practice will be 1 day a week for aprox. 1.5 hours depending on weather. Depending on group size, players may be grouped according to age/skill. No refunds or discounts will be give should a player not attend practice or choose not to finish the season. Players will be asked to complete a daily covid screening. 

Register for Beginner Basics