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VFX Sand

VFX Sand's mission is to provide the very best Volleyball product in upstate NY by providing training and competition opportunities for youth beach volleyball players. Players will develop not only their skills in the sport, but learn invaluable life lessons like hard work, sportsmanship, perseverance, and so much more. 

With a definitive focus on YOUTH Beach Volleyball, our programming seeks to grow the game, while providing a fun and welcoming environment for youth athletes to grow in the sport. 

Training Sessions

VFX Sand Training sessions will include 2 practices/week. Players can sign up individually to be paired with a partner during training, or sign up with a teammate. Upon registration, players must select either Monday, Wednesday or Tuesday, Thursday practice dates. (see practice times below)

Please note that the training groups may be divided by skill level as well as age group to create the best training environment. 

Session 1: June 3rd - June 27th

Session 2: July 8th - August 10th

Each session is $185, or if you register for both a total of $350

VFX Sand Registration Link

VFX Sand Practice Schedule

*5:30-7:00 for all practices in June Session*

Option 1: Monday and Wednesday Practice

12U - 14U 

5:00pm - 6:30pm

16U - 18U

6:30pm - 8:00pm

*5:30-7:00 for all practices in June Session*

Option 2: Tuesday and Thursday Practice

12U - 14U 

5:00pm - 6:30pm

16U - 18U

6:30pm - 8:00pm

VFX Sand Tournament Schedule

For VFX Sand, the tournament schedule is built A-La-Carte for each team. Teams can select any number of tournaments to compete in. VFX will develop a schedule below of options for tournaments where coaches can/will be present to coach. At the beginning of the season, players will get a list of tournaments with the cost to attend - VFX will register teams, and bill for tournaments separately. 

In Beach volleyball, unlike indoor, coaches are not allowed to coach a team during play and in between points. They can watch and communicate with the team during time-outs or after the match, however, the rules stipulate that no direct on-court coaching is allowed during play. Coaches who travel for the tournaments will be there to help the team understand their schedule, scout opponents, and give feedback to teams as they compete. 

Date Tournament Location Age Group VFX Coach Attending
June 8 Abracadabra Pinnacle Athletic Campus 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U Yes
June 16 WEVA USAV Junior Beach Qualifier Charlotte Beach 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U Yes
June 22 Solstice Challenge Pinnacle Athletic Campus 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U Yes
July 6 Independence Open Pinnacle Athletic Campus 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U Yes
July 13 Peak Performance/Sandbox VB Broadview Heights, OH 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U Yes
July 27 Summer Showdown Pinnacle Athletic Campus 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U Yes
August 10 Alakazam Pinnacle Athletic Campus 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U Yes

Friday Night Co-Ed Challenge Court

We will host a series of Friday Night "Challenge Court" at Pinnacle. Challenge Court provides an excellent opportunity for players to compete as an individual while playing/mixing with other players.

Dates: June 14th, June 28th, July 12th and July 19th

Cost: $15

Time: 5pm - 8pm (please let us know if you will be arriving late)

Format

  • Timed rounds.
  • Each player will receive a number before the first round of play. The player will follow the schedule provided corresponding to the number that they received.
  • Players must record their scores on the score sheet at each court. Each player will also keep a running tally of their total points earned in each round.
  • The player with the most points after the conclusion of the last round will be declared the winner.  If there is a tie, a tie-breaker will be determined by most team wins then head to head wins if needed.

Rules

  • Teams are responsible for refereeing themselves. 
  • Teammates must alternate the serve in order each time their team earns a sideout. It is the responsibility of the players to know whose turn it is to serve.
  • The ball may be contacted no more than three times in succession by a team. The block counts as a contact
  • A blocker who made the first team contact while blocking can then make the second team contact, after which only one more contact is allowed.
  • A player may not contact the net with any part of his/her body or clothing. Incidental contact of hair is not a fault.
  • A player may cross under the vertical plane of the net to play the ball if he/she does not interfere with the opponents’ ability to play the ball. Interference results in a point for the opposing team. No player may interfere with an opponents’ play.
  • Beach digs are allowed on hard driven balls. Serves and hits lifted by the block or the net are not hard driven balls. A hard driven ball may not be carried or allowed to come to rest in a player’s hands.
  • No open hand tipping.
  • When the ball is intentionally set over the net (forward or backward), the player’s shoulders must be square/perpendicular to the line of flight.