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ENTRY DEADLINE JULY 2nd (7AM)
AVP America 1 Star Event/USAV BRQ Event
This HEAT BEACH FEST #6 Tournament is a "dual" bid event! Bids are awarded in all junior divisions. First and Second place teams will receive bids for AVP America Nationals, and USAV (BRQ) Nationals!
SATURDAY, JULY 2ND
7:30 am Check in/warm up
8:00 am Pool Play
Bracket play will begin immediately after the conclusion of pool play matches.
4:30 PMCheck in/warm up
5:00 PM Pool Play
Bracket play will begin immediately after the conclusion of pool play matches.
Note: All registering teams MUST have two (2) Players listed, at the time of registration. Any team registered as a 1-Player team (no Player 2 listed), will be removed from the Entry List without notice.
No refunds will be provided within 2 days of the event.
Bid Information: Awarded bids are to the 2022 AVP America Junior Nationals. AVP America Junior Nationals is held in Hermosa Beach, CA in July. Beach Week is held on the East Coast (location and date TBA) in July. Junior Nationals is a limited space event. Teams with bids will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. A bid does not guarantee a spot. Players do not have to compete with the partner they won a bid with, but all athletes competing at this event in Girls 18U, 16U, 14U, 12U, Boys 18U, 16U & 14U are required to have won a bid in order to compete. Registration for these events are not yet open. As soon as it is open, we will contact bid winners with the registration links. Please follow social media accounts for updates and more information: Facebook & Instagram: @avpamericajuniors, @avpamerica
Coaching: Coaches will be allowed to coach at our tournaments. Coaching is not allowed during matches or warm-ups prior to a match. Coaches will be allowed to coach between matches off the courts.
Attention To ALL Players: All Players must have an active AVP membership and USAV membership to play in our events. AVP membership cost is $24.00 per year. You can see all the benefits of an AVP Membership here https://avp.com/avp-membership.
Location: OKC HEAT BEACH, 2600 E Danforth RD, Edmond OK 73034
PRACTICES will begin MAY 10, 2022 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 E. Danforth Rd. and ends on July 7th, 2022
Register Soon.. Space is limited to 30 players including your partners.
AGES 11-14 will be from 5:00pm – 6:45pm
AGES 15-18 will be from 6:45pm – 8:30pm
Location: Peace Lutheran Church
2600 E Danforth Rd, Edmond OK 73034
TOURNAMENT FEES are $25-$35 per player (optional)
All players must join AVP America to participate in HEAT VBC BEACH. AVP Memberships are valid for a full calendar year, check link here to verify if your membership is valid or expired:
https://www.volleyamerica.com/LoginPlayerInitial.aspx (if your Athletes name is Green then membership is valid, if red then it needs to be renewed).
If you or and your athlete do not have an AVP membership please follow these step by step instructions below and please note you will need 2 separate email addresses (one for the parent and one for the junior):
1. Parents, first Create a Basic (free) membership for yourself here https://avp.com/membership-sign-up/.Create a password and use your own email address and info for this. You need a parent account to manage any Juniors.
2. Next once on your own main parent profile page, https://avp.com/member-profile/, click the menu item that says Linked Accounts, then select "Create linked account", this will be to create and link your Juniors AVP account.
3. Select Bronze ($15) or Silver Membership ($25), it’s good for 1 year. The only difference between Silver and Bronze is that Silver allows your junior to compete in National Tournaments.
4. Then enter your child's information. You will need to use a different email address than the one you used to create your own free parent account. We suggest using a spouse email or your own second email address because all communications & a temporary password will be sent to this email address once your juniors account is created. Many juniors don’t check their emails!
5. Follow the prompts to complete the membership, then please check the email address you used to create your Juniors account for a temporary password and save that password or change it once you login.
6. You can always find your Juniors AVP Member ID on their linked profile page here: https://avp.com/member-profile/linked/
Online Payments / Registration are required for participation. Please click on the (Green) link below.
HEAT Beach provides junior beach volleyball training for beginner, intermediate, and competitive players. Junior players have a blast at our beach tournaments, camps and clinics, as well as private lessons.
All of our coaches are USAV and AVP America registered and have cleared through the USAV and AVP America screening process. Our coaches have years of experience coaching and playing beach volleyball. They have completed many levels of training offered through USAV, including Impact and CAP courses. We love beach volleyball and are very excited for the opportunity to share beach volleyball with your player.
We know summertime is vacation time; time for indoor volleyball camps, and clinics. We understand summer plans and we developed our program to be flexible for volleyball families. Training sessions/tournaments are not mandatory.
BEACH IMPROVES INDOOR!!
Do you want to become a more complete volleyball player? Would you like to be a better passer? Develop better ball control? Improve your defense? Become a more effective and dynamic attacker? Do you want to return to the gym in the fall moving faster, jumping higher and playing with greater agility than you ever did before? If any of these results sound good to you then you should play and train for beach volleyball. Top coaches agree; in fact nearly every reputable collegiate coach in the country agrees - that beach volleyball is one of the best training methods known for improving your indoor performance and it's healthy and fun too!
Olympic gold medalist/Women's National Indoor Team Coach and beach legend Karch Kiraly recommends beach volleyball for indoor players. According to Karch: It's easier to take your outdoor skills into the gym than to bring your indoor skills outside. Simple reason. Beach volleyball forces you to have all the skills. That's why I think it's a good idea for indoor players to play on the beach. . . . Learning those skills can only help improve a player's indoor performance. All my years playing on the beach as a kid certainly helped my indoor game. If nothing else, a player's quickness and jump will be increased by playing on soft sand. Karch Kiraly.
USA Volleyball's John Kessel also recommends beach volleyball for improving your indoor game. John says that: The beach game is GREAT for improving your indoor skills/game. Whatever your weaknesses are, you get to work on them a ton. Unlike the 6-person game, you touch the ball in every rally, and with just two of you covering the court, you learn to read and anticipate much better. Dealing with the sun and wind helps you be more adaptable. Player height is less important outdoors where ball control and skill is more important. . John Kessel, USA Volleyball Director of Education, Grassroots, Disabled & Beach Volleyball.
Why is the beach game so effective in improving indoor performance? Mainly because you touch the ball on every play and play in difficult sun, sand and wind conditions that force you to learn good ball control. As Rick McLaughlin, head men's volleyball coach at University of California, Santa Barbara, explains I have always told my players to play in games at the beach during the off season. It helps in so many ways. First, there are fewer [players] around that can bail out your mistakes. Playing at the beach works your ball control skills. It seems it's always the beach player who steps in from the back row to set the ball after one of those inspirational digs by the setter. Those transition plays win matches. The sand also helps your speed and agility. Indoors you'll expand your digging range and be quicker in pursuit of balls. A [beach player] can do it all out there & dash, hit, set, block and coaches love to have those types of athletes.
Now that the NCAA has approved sand volleyball as an official collegiate sport, college volleyball coaches increasingly are using beach volleyball training to improve even their indoor players. In fact, the vast majority of women's collegiate sand volleyball players also compete on their college indoor teams and their collegiate coaches expressly recognize the benefits that sand volleyball has for their players's indoor game. John Cook, head coach of the University of Nebraska Women's Volleyball Program states: We feel there are many advantages to training in the sand and we have gone as far as building an indoor sand court at Nebraska. Not only can [the players] play on the sand, but we can train them there as well.
So if you play indoor volleyball and want to dramatically improve your game, learn, practice and play beach volleyball. It's effective, healthy and fun!
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