TAV Houston Beach Volleyball

2021 Spring Beach Volleyball Program

The TAV Houston Beach program is specifically designed to cater to all types of volleyball players: Players only interested in indoor, indoor players that are interested in beach and also players that have decided to pursue playing beach in College - the fastest growing NCAA sport in the country. Beach volleyball is a great way to improve stability and strengthen core muscle groups that not only improve speed and your vertical but also help with injury prevention.

All practices will be energetic, highly focused on game play and extremely rewarding. Players will learn the rules of beach as well as strategies that will help players be successful.

The improvements to our indoor athletes games are endless! Some of the benefits include:

  • Reduced risk of injury
  • Improved court awareness
  • More touches on the ball, which leads to more situational volleyball understanding.
  • Increase vertical
  • Increase agility, speed, quickness and flexibility
  • Scholarship opportunities

All practices will be energetic, highly focused on game play and extremely rewarding. Players will learn the rules of beach as well as strategies that will help players be successful.

The Summer Beach Session is Wednesdays

June 16th, 23rd, 30th.

July 14th, 21st, and 28th.

Wednesdays

5:30 -7 (12U)

7 - 7:30 (13U - 16U)

$25 per class session.

*Must reserve spot 24 hours in advance or notify Bill/Tara Jenkins. *We want to allow everyone the flexibility of picking their dates because they will be traveling, indoor nationals, indoor camps, and any other schedule conflicts everyone may have.

 

Competitive Beach Volleyball Training

Beach volleyball is the fastest growing D1 sport in the United States! Over 90 colleges offer scholarships for beach athletes and that number is only growing every year. College beach is in season during the spring/summer and provides opportunities for awesome traveling.

Why should I consider playing beach volleyball?

  • Have you ever had a coach tell you “ You are too short to play indoor volleyball”… guess what?! You are NOT TOO SHORT for beach volleyball! Misty May Treanor won the olympics being 5’8” tall!
  • Beach volleyball improves your indoor game tremendously as you get double the number of touches, improve your agility, understand the game better and find the open spots on the court. Also, improves your reaction time, speed, defense, and court awareness.
  • The sport is very forgiving on your joints and bones.
  • Opportunities in the state and surrounding states to earn scholarships and compete in many tournaments.
  • Build your own tournament schedule!! Unlike indoor with set tournaments, you can compete in as many or as few tournaments as you would like.
  • Let’s not forget the cool tank top tan lines!

Competitive Edge Sports
Competitive Edge Sports
Competitive Edge Sports

TAV Houston Beach Coaching Staff

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Coach Tara Jenkins

Over 12 years of playing experience and competing in indoor club volleyball. 5 years of beach volleyball experience. Won GJNC in 2011. Qualified for nationals every year except for two. Third at Beach Nationals in 2011. MVP setter for the District in high school. All-Star Tournament MVP 2015. Recruited as a setter to play D1 indoor and beach volleyball at University of Louisiana Monroe. Competed in the Sunbelt conference for four years indoor and two years of beach volleyball. Coached beach and developmental programs at TAV Houston for the past 4 years. Coached 14 Black last year with Luis and 13 Black this year with Bill Jenkins.

NextLevel Club Beach

NextLevel Club Beach is designed for the series beach volleyball player and will be offered in three different sessions: 1) Strength, Conditioning & Development (Sept-Dec),  2) Pre-season Prep (Jan-Apr) and 3) Tourney Season (May-Aug). Practice sessions will have no more than three total teams (6 players) for every one coach. Practices will be energetic, highly focused on game play and extremely rewarding. Coaches will also travel to sand tournaments. TAV will set the schedules and cover the direct costs included with the local tournaments. In addition to this, there will be open court time for this group so the players can get some extra work in if so desired. All coaches will be highly trained with significant beach experience.

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TAV Beach Training Series

This program is great for any type of volleyball player: the indoor only playerthe beach only player or the hybrid indoor/ beach player. This program is an introductory program for players that may be interested in beach, or for indoor players that want a fun way to decrease their risk of sports injury and increase their verticals for the indoor season. There will be coaches at a 1:8 coach to player ratio running drills and facilitating a practice plan.  

TAV Beach A

An introductory program for players that have little, to no experience with beach volleyball. Any player over the age of nine is encouraged to participate. We will focus on the fundamental skills required to play beach volleyball. This program will be extremely fun and a great way to introduce your child to beach volleyball.

TAV Beach AA

AA is for players that have at least one year of previous experience on the beach, or at least three years of indoor experience. AA players will go through reinforcement of necessary fundamentals of beach volleyball while the staff introduces drills that promote tournament play. Practices will be high energy, fun and will educate players on rules & regulations of USAV Beach.

TAV Beach AAA

AAA is for players that have at least three years of previous experience on the beach, or at least four years of indoor experience. AAA players will spend half of their practices on game-play drills and fundamentals and the second half competing against other players in the session.