FAQ

Commonly asked questions about our club, season, tournaments, coaches, college recrtuiting and other details can be found here!

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How long is the sand season?

 

This depends on which program you are interested in. We have a summer and year-round program. The year-round program trains year-round both indoors and outdoors. The summer program begins March 25 and will end in early August. 

How much does a season cost?

Season Fees and Payment Info:  

New players fee: $380

Returning players: $350​

Siblings:  $100.00 discount

How can we pay for this season? When do I need to send a check?

 

Everyone has access to set up a payment plan, but the first payment is due on the first day of practice. If you are interested in the scholarship option, then please email us in order to complete the process for consideration. (ncsandvolleyball@gmail.com)

 

Make checks payable to NC Sand Volleyball and can be mailed to or given to a coach on the first day of practice:

NC Sand Volleyball

PO Box 4678 

Greensboro, NC 27404

Do I have to have a partner to register?

 

No. We will help you find a partner! You may partner with a sibling, boy, or girl and age does not matter. During practices, you can change partners and play with some of the coaches in order to get different perspectives of your game.

What if my partner is older/younger than me?

 

You will practice together no matter the age difference. When you register for a tournament, you will register under the age of the partner that is the oldest. During practices, you can change partners and play with some of the coaches in order to get different perspectives of your game.

What age group should I register under for the NC Sand Series Club?

 

You will register with the age group that you participated with for Indoors. If you did not play indoors then the age divisions are:

 

18 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000, or Players who were born on or after September 1, 1999, and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of the current academic year

 

17 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001

 

16 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002

15 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003

14 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004

13 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2005

 

12 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2006

 

11 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2007

 

10 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2008

 

9 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2009

 

8 and Under Division:

Players who were born on or after September 1, 2010

Why does the Registration Form ask for my Skill Level?

 

We do not limit our players by age for practices.

 

We have three skill divisions:

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

 

Each group will be composed of different age groups in order to assess what skill sets need to be adressed overall. Teams are not confined within one skill development group for the season. If you are your partner develop quickly throughout the season, then you will be moved to the next level in order for you to continue to learn and participate in more competitive play. This also can be reversed for those who might need to revisit more basic skills. 

Do I have to play in tournaments?

 

No. Some teams are not yet comfortable with jumping into tournament play. You schedule your own tournaments and have control over the intensity of your season for tournament play. Our coaches will help guide you throughout these processes and will accompany you to tournaments if requested. We do host 6 tournaments through our own club which many of our teams attend to get comfortable with the Sand world. 

Do we have Co-Ed Teams? Are Co-Ed teams allowed to play in our Tournaments?

 

YES and YES. We have Several Co-Ed and Boys teams within our club.

 

The tournaments that we host are all open to Co-Ed and boys teams. They will be pulled out of pool play for their own bracket play.

What is our age break for the Club? Tournaments?
 

We have a few adult teams that participate as coaches to help develop relations between different levels of play and to share a great deal of knowledge to all levels. Our practices do involve scrimmage play where our adult teams will play against our more advanced and year-round teams.

 

Our tournaments stop at 18U. Our adult teams travel for tournament play.

We are also excited to announce adult leagues that will be coming soon!

How far do our teams travel?
 

We have teams that travel all over the East Coast, stay closer to home, or travel to National tournaments across the country. It all depends on what level of play you would like to commit to. If you would like a coach to travel with you to a tournament, please email us or approach the coaches at any practice. (ncsandvolleyball@gmail.com)

 

What if I want to play Sand Volleyball in College?
 

Sand Volleyball is growing here and all along the East Coast. We can help you make connections to college coaches and guide you through the recruiting process for those who ask. Please email us or talk to Glenn Cashion, Mike Register, Panechay Hunt or Willa Ma for more information.

 

Inclement Weather and our Procedures
 

If it is raining, we will PLAY.

Practice will be delayed or cancelled if there is thunderstorms or warnings for lightning. We will email the players/parents before practice to confirm the schedule. If inclement weather comes in during practice, then we will move all players and parents under the nearby shelter until the weather passes. If the weather persists, it is the coaches decision to call the rest of practice off or not.  Emails will be sent out and it will be posted on the website by 4 PM whether practice is cancelled.

 
 
What do I need to bring to practice?
 

ALWAYS bring a volleyball. You will practice with your volleyball during drills and scrimmages! We also recommend that you bring a towel, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, flip flops, water (WATER WATER WATER), a bag to carry your items, and a fun-loving competitive attitude! You can wear whatever is comfortable for practice. Most players wear sport shorts, basketball shorts, or spandex with a t-shirt. (Sometimes socks for the hot sand)

 
What happens if I miss a Practice?

 

If you miss practice, then please let one of the coaches know of your absence. You can email us at ncsandvolleyball@gmail.com, or contact a coach directly in person. You will not be penalized for a missed practice. We understand that Summer Vacations and trips are planned during this time period and will interefere with your sand schedule. That being said, it is in your hands to work harder to make up for the time missed! 

 

What happens if I have a schedule conflict?

 

If you do have a schedule conflict, whether is it practice or tournament, please send us an email at ncsandvolleyball@gmail.com. We will work with you to make your schedule as manageable as possible. This also includes practice site. If the practice assigned to you is not agreeable with your schedule then please email us so that we can find a time and site that is more suitable. 

 

Where will I practice?

 

Below are our practice sites:

Locations:

 

Stokedale Town Park

8329 Angel-Pardue Rd, Stokesdale, NC 27357

 

Bur-Mil Park

5834 Bur-Mil Club Rd., Greensboro, NC 27410

 

Your location will depend on your skill level. The specific sites for each skill group will not be determined until after the evaluation period of the first two days. Click the NC Sand tab to get more details of the times, sites, and dates for the first two practices. 

 

 

Are there Try-Outs?

 

No. Unless you are trying out for the College Pursuit Program.

Once you register and pay, you are a part of NC Sand VBC. It is up to you whether or not you would like to stick with it. The first two days of practice are used as evaluation periods. During this period, we will help you find a partner if you need one and you will be assessed by all of the coaches to sort you into a skill division.

 

Is there an NC Sand Interest and FAQ Meeting?

 

Click here for the dates for this year's interest meetings.

 

What is the Practice Schedule for the 2018 Season?

 

Practice Schedule: TBD

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM or sundown

 

Why do players have to be USAV members?

 

All NC Sand members must be USAV members because of liability and insurance reasons.  If you are not already a member, please visit http://www.carolinaregionvb.org/online-registration-information for more information to become a member.  In addition, tournaments on the Junior Beach Tour and well as the Carolina Junior Beach Tour require participants to be USAV members.

 

What is the refund policy?

 

If you email a cancellation 72 hours before the 8 a.m. start of the oncoming tournament, you are eligible for a full refund.

f you cancel 24 hours before the 8 a.m. start of the oncoming tournament, there is generally no refund. (Director's Discretion). This is due to the missed opportunity for other teams to play. 

If you cancel between 72 - 24 hours before the 8 a.m. start of the oncoming tournament, then you are only eligible for a refund if there is a team to replace the subsequent opening.

 

 

 

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