SAND VB FAQS

What is Cajun Elite Sand Volleyball Club?

Cajun Elite Sand Volleyball Club is comprehensive sand volleyball program designed for athletes to experience the rapidly growing sport of sand (beach) volleyball. Led by long time beach volleyball player and head volleyball coach at Teurlings Catholic High School, Terry Hebert, the program will encompass all aspects necessary for an athlete to have a successful experience. As a Cajun Elite Sand Volleyball club athlete, you will train two to three times a week, participate in local and regional tournaments.

Who can play for Cajun Elite Sand Volleyball Club?

You do not have to be a current member of our indoor club, Cajun Elite Volleyball, to participate.  We work with any player from any indoor club.  Each player does, however, need to be regsitered with USA Volleyball.  If you played club indoor volleyball, you do not need to register for anything else.  If you did not play club indoor volleyball, you will need to register for a Summer/Beach Membership ($15.00) at www.bayouvolleyball.org.  Our sand volleyball club is designed for girls 12- 18 years of age with a variety of skill levels. From athletes stepping into the sand for their very first time or those who aspire to be recruited for college. We have the passion, dedication and knowledge to assist each individual in achieving their goals.

What are the benefits of playing sand volleyball?

With sand volleyball listed as one of the fastest growing youth sports in the US, tournaments are popping up all over the country. Unlike an Indoor club, sand club teams are not constricted to participate in tournaments only attended by one’s club. Organizations such as the AAU, EVP, and USAV host tournaments all over the nation nearly every weekend.  We fully support and encourage teams to travel and participate in as many tournaments as possible, the opportunity to play is available every weekend of the summer!  However, you can play in as many or as little as you want to play in.  

What is the Cost?

The cost ranges from $175-$450 for the entire sand season.  We have 3 different programs that you can choose to participate in.  For more information regarding our beach programs, please go to our programs page.  You can choose between our mini sand program, our league program, our competitive sand program and our elite sand program. 

Do I have to be a member of USAV to participate?

Yes, you have to be a USAV member to participate.  If you participated in USAV indoor club season, then you will already have a USAV membership.  You DO NOT have to be a member of Cajun Elite Volleyball indoor club to participate in our sand programs.  If you DO NOT have a USAV indoor membership, then you must register for an outdoor membership for the Bayou Regional Volleyball Association [BRVA].  Go to their website www.bayouvolleyball.com to register for an outdoor membership.  This membership will be $15 for the entire outdoor season. 

What age group will my daugter participate in?

Beach tournaments are offered to boys and girls ages 12-18 years of age.  The age definitions at tournaments are the same as the USAV indoor age groups. 

When is practice held?

Starting the week of May 13th. Practices will be held either on Tuesday 4:00 to 5:30 PM for Competitive athletes and 3:45 to 5:45 PM for Elite athletes at VolleyBeach. 

Where are practices held?

Practices will be held at Volley Beach located on Moss Street in Lafayette, LA or Kings Court Training Facility in Milton (if there is enough interest for this location).  Athletes can choose the location that they want to practice at. 

Will playing sand volleyball help my indoor game?

Absolutely!  As a two-person team you truly learn t​he importance of communication and relationship skills. Every volleyball skill becomes amplified, as you need to pass, set, defend, attack and truly understand the cerebral aspects to be successful. From a physical standpoint, training in the sand pushes you to your limits and will increase your speed, leg strength, and jumping ability all without the stress of pounding a hard floor. Most importantly you will receive a countless number of ‘touches’ compared to an indoor athlete as a defender, attacker and setter. In the Sand you are part of EVERY play, no subs, no hiding behind teammates, you are responsible for every rally! Over time this equals more confidence, better ball control, court awareness and especially, just plain old…FUN!!​

What's included in the cost?

Our fees go toward paying our highly certified coaches, renting facilities, and uniforms [if playing competitively or elite].

How do I register?

Visit our homepage www.cajunelitesand.net and click on the register now button.  You will be brought to our online registration page.  Once there you will have to create a new user account if you do not already have one.  If you do have a user account from participating in any of our training sessions, all you have to do is login and choose the program you are registering for.  Follow the prompts and pay your initial down payment & your child will be registered for our program. 

How many tournaments do we play?

Tournaments are selected by each pair.  We understand that summer can be busy and we want you to be able to continue to travel and go on vacation.  Therefore, the tournaments are chosen by you.  Tournaments are not included in the cost of registration. 

How long is the season?

Depending on the program chosen, the training sessions last 6 weeks.  We have also added a A la carte option, which allows you to tailor the program to the needs of your child.  If you will be travelling throughout the summer, then you can only pay for the weeks you are in town. 

What if my daughter doesn't have a partner?

If your daughter does not have a partner, she can sign up individually as a participant of our beach training program.  We will place her in a small group for practice and she will be grouped with a partner for drills.  

Kid’s Playing at National’s or AAU’s?

If your daughter is playing at Junior National’s or AAU’s please talk to us about pricing. We will be working with the indoor coaches and supporting our indoor side while get some sand practices in.  We cannot guarantee to work around everyone's schedule, but if you are going to nationals with Cajun Elite Volleyball Club then we will be working around our indoor teams' schedules. 

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