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LOCATION:

WHERE DOES RED STORM BEACH PRACTICE?

Red Storm Beach will host practices and tournaments at the Oasis of Baton Rouge.

 Address: 7477 Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70820

REGISTRATION:

WHO CAN SIGN UP FOR RED STORM BEACH?

All athletes ages 10-18 can sign up for Red Storm Beach!

 *You do not need to be affiliated with Red Storm Indoor Volleyball to be a part of Red Storm Beach. Athletes from all clubs, or athletes with no club experience are welcome! 

WHICH TRAINING GROUP DO I NEED TO SIGN UP FOR?

All athletes will register the same. During the first week of practice we will evaluate players and split them into our three different training groups (Regional, Elite, National). Athletes may get moved up or down throughout the course of the season.

DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN BEACH PARTNER?

You do not need to bring your own partner.

WHAT IS THE PRACTICE SCHEDULE?

Practice is held every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:00. 

DO I HAVE TO ATTEND ALL OF THE PRACTICES?

Attending practices is crucial for your growth in this sport. The design of each practice and workout takes every player on the roster into account.  Consequently, when any player misses a practice, it not only affects the learning and growth of that player, but also impacts the other teammates. Players who frequently miss practice will be asked to meet with the coaches to discuss priorities. 

No discounts, fee reductions, or refunds are given for missed practice.

WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM START AND WHEN DOES IT END?

Practices will start April 5th and end July 28th.

IS THERE A TRYOUT PROCESS?

There is not a tryout process. All you need to do is sign up for the program. The players will be split according to the level of play at the practices to ensure they are being pushed at the proper speed for the individual athlete.

WHAT ABOUT TOURNAMENTS?

Each player will have access to the tournament schedule online. Coaches will be attending select tournaments, but not all tournaments that are available to play in. Players can choose to play in all, some, or none of these tournaments. Our staff will assist in pairing players when needed.

WEATHER:

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE WEATHER IS BAD?

The coaching staff does keep an eye on the upcoming weather and will try to make adjustments to an indoor facility or reschedule practice to a different day of the week. Practicing indoors will take place at the Sportsplex. The coaching staff will make every effort to reschedule a cancelled practice, but we are at the mercy of outside facilities having available space. Players and families will be kept updated by instagram when the weather is looking grim. Canceling a practice that is in session: Outdoor practice is cancelled if the temperature goes below 40�?�°. If we spot lighting, we will pause, take necessary cover and wait. Practice may resume after a 30 min no lighting flash rest. If the weather doesn't look like it will clear up or starts to worsen, the remaining practice session will be canceled. Practice is not canceled or put on hold for rain.

HOW WILL I KNOW ABOUT LAST MINUTE PRACTICE SHIFTS DUE TO WEATHER?

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TOURNAMENTS:

WHAT MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE NEEDED TO PARTICIPATE IN A TOURNAMENT?

Certain tournaments require a membership to play. Any USAV Junior Beach Tour and USAV ranked tournaments will require a USAV membership to participate, and any AAU tournaments will require an AAU membership to participate. ROX tournaments do not require a membership to participate, unless it is in conjunction with a USAV or AAU tournament.

USAV/SRVA

  • If you played indoor club volleyball for the current season, your SRVA membership is your USAV membership and can be used for outdoor play until October 31.
  • If you did not play indoor club volleyball for the current season, you can purchase a USAV outdoor membership for $25 through the SRVA website.

AAU

  • Some indoor club volleyball programs also provided their players an AAU membership. If your team played in an AAU indoor tournament or will play in AAU Indoor Nationals chances are you have an AAU membership that will be good until August 31.

If you did not play indoor club volleyball or your club did not provide an AAU membership, you can purchase an AAU membership for $14 through the AAU website.

WHAT ARE TOURNAMENT BIDS?

AAU, USA Volleyball, AVP First and ROX offer volleyball tours for juniors. The tournaments in these tours are qualifiers for their end-of-season national championships. Teams that finish high enough while participating in these tournaments earn a bid (spot) in that tour�?�¢??s national championship. AAU and USAV are the two most sought bids to earn. AAU Nationals are held in Hermosa Beach, California. USAV's location changes each year, AVP First is held in California and ROX is Dallas, Texas. National tournaments are held in July.

HOW ARE PARTNERS DECIDED?

Coaches will assist in pairing partners within the Red Storm Beach roster for all tournament play. Red Storm Beach coaches will offer partner suggestions and will assist any players needing to secure a partner for tournament play.  

We do not recommend pre-locking a partner prior to the season. It is in the players best interest and growth for them to network various teammates for partnerships.  

OTHER QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:

I'M INTERESTED IN PLAYING FOR A COLLEGE.

At Red Storm Beach our first focus is to help you improve and fall in love with the game of beach volleyball. If you wish to look into and pursue a collegiate playing career, our staff will use all resources at our disposal to help foster relationships and opportunities with colleges and universities.

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