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The projected 2017/2018 beach club program competition schedule is listed below featuring both local and travel events. These events include Southern Sand coaching presence. For a list of all the local events hosted at our facility in Apex, go to our juniors tournament series page. Southern Sand Volleyball is also a member of the  Eastern Sand Power League!


What is the ESPL?
 It is a network of beach/sand volleyball organizations in the Eastern US that are working together to host quality, inter-region junior beach volleyball competitions during the Nov-Mar period as part of year-round beach volleyball club training. The late Fall/Winter of 2014-2015 marked the inaugural season for this network. The 2015/2016 season expanded to include a Winter Series Finale featuring top teams/bid winners from series events.

What are the competition packages available? How much do they cost? We offer the following packages. Recommendations are made to players during the first couple weeks of the season with package costs spread out over the monthly dues from Dec-July. The costs cover coach pay, travel, and lodging at club selected events. This is separate from the registration fee for a team, which is the responsibility of each team to take care of prior to each event. Each package’s schedule is listed below. Seasonal (April-July) package costs will be announced in the Spring.

  • Regional – $275 (Year-Round) –  All events are at our venue in Apex, NC. The focus is on getting a taste of competition opportunities.
  • Regional Plus – $550 (Year-Round) – Most events are at our venue with a few travel events. The focus is on regional events and championships versus qualifying for national season-ending events.
  • National  – $850 (Year Round) – Features events around the Eastern US and of course premier events right here in NC with the focus being on ample opportunities to play against top competition and attempt to qualify for national season-ending events.
  • National Tournament Travel (July) – TBD – Given the uncertainties at this time of where all the national tours and championships for 2018 will go, it is impossible to project whether there will be an additional cost. Efforts will be made to keep costs in check whenever possible in striving toward no additional fee.

How are partnerships for events done? Details regarding our partnership policies can be found in the FAQs section on our beach club overview page.

 

National Package Competition Schedule (Event details will be added once available). Seasonal beach club schedule includes any events highlighted in orange.

Date Host Location Event Details Registration
Nov 18-19 Southern Sand Volleyball (SSV) SSV Complex, Apex, NC ESPL North Carolina  – 2-day event. Cost: $75/team

Sat, Nov 18 – Pool Play for all age divisions – 10AM-5PM.
Sun, Nov 19 – Double elimination playoff brackets – 9AM-3PM.

Handled by club. Credit cards on file for players will be charged around the time of the event.
Dec 2-3 Ohio Valley Beach Grand Sands Indoor Beach Facility, Cincinnati, OH + additional sites (potentially) ESPL Ohio – 2-day event; Cost: TBA (~$60-$75/team)
Facility Address: Grand Sands 10750 Loveland Madeira road, Loveland, Ohio 45140 (513-239-8095) www.grandsandsvolleyball.com.Anticipated format:

  • Day 1: Pool play (morning and afternoon waves based on interest) with possible start of playoffs.
  • Day 2: Playoffs .

While a hotel block was not setup the recommendation is a nearby Hyatt Place (5 miles away) which has gotten great reviews and has a good hot breakfast included. Rates have been in the low $80s/night.

Handled by club. Credit cards on file for players will be charged around the time of the event.
Dec 29-31 Southern Sand Volleyball (SSV) Hickory Point Complex, Tavares, FL ESPL Winter Oasis (Florida) – 3-day event. Cost: $100/team

Anticipated Format:

  • Fri– Dec 29 – Pool play
  • Sat– Dec 30- Bracket play
  • Sun – Dec 31 – Club Day featuring queen of the beach and club vs. club competitions. Conclude early afternoon.

Host/Recommended hotel is Mission Inn Resort

  • Closest accommodations to tournament site (approx 2 miles)
  • $119/night for deluxe rooms featuring 2 double beds (approx 50% off normal rates!) This rate will be valid for arrivals starting as early as Dec 26th and departures as late as Jan 1st for those looking to stay in the Orlando area for some extra days.
  • No resort fee (typically $16/day) – will be removed in final billing
  • Tennis/Golf/Spa available
  • Breakfast special: $2 off coupons for everyone part of group
  • Lunch options to be provided at tournament site. Details to come.
  • Reserve by calling 800-874-9053 or www.missioninnresort.com and click on ‘Make a Reservation’ in top right of page. Use Group Code: 0217G5 . Block is guaranteed until Sun, 11/26/17 after which time rates are still available, but subject to room availability.
Handled by club. Credit cards on file for players will be charged around the time of the event.
Feb 3-4 Dulles Volleyball TVA Indoor Sand Facility

2682-A Dean Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23452

ESPL VA – 1 day setup per division. This will allow for larger divisions per age group with only 4 indoor sand courts and give people the opportunity to not allocate the entire weekend for this event

Saturday: 18U (16U players/teams could double-up for the weekend if interested)

Sunday: 16U/14U

Cost: $75 per team per day

AAU Sanctioned event so AAU membership required. A limited number of team spaces will be reserved for Southern Sand.

Handled by club. Credit cards on file for players will be charged around the time of the event.
Feb 24-25 Gulf Coast Region/USAV and Southern Sand On the beach! Gulf Shores, AL ESPL AL – 2-day event; Cost: TBA (~$100/team)

Pool play on Day 1 followed by playoff bracket play on Day 2.

Click here for accommodation info. It is recommended to make arrangements early for best selection of options.

Handled by club. Credit cards on file for players will be charged around the time of the event.
March 17-18 Southern Sand Volleyball Apex, NC AAU NC Beach Classic

2 day format event

Handled by club. Credit cards on file for players will be charged around the time of the event.
April 7 Beach South Greensboro National Open division qualifier for 14U and 18U Teams may need to register on own. TBD.
April 14-15 NC Sand Greensboro Regional Open division qualifier for all divisions Teams may need to register on own. TBD.
April 28 Southern Sand Volleyball Apex, NC Carolina Region Jr Beach Tour Event. Handled by club. Credit cards on file for players will be charged around the time of the event.
May 12-13 Southern Sand Volleyball Apex, NC Carolina Grand Slam – National Open division qualifier for 12U (Sat) and 16U (Sun) to the USA Beach Nationals in Siesta Key, FL over July 19-24. Also a Regional Open division Qualifier for nationals for all divisions

Sat – 12U (priority space) and 18U (remaining space)
Sun – 16U(priority space) and 14U (remaining space)

Handled by club. Credit cards on file for players will be charged around the time of the event.
June 2 Southern Sand Volleyball Apex, NC Carolina Region Jr Beach Tour Event. Handled by club. Credit cards on file for players will be charged around the time of the event.
June 16-17 Capt’n Bills Wilmington, NC Carolina Challenge – Beach Regional Qualifier / Premier Tour Event. Regional Open division Qualifier for nationals for all divisions

Sat – 12U and 16U
Sun – 14U and 18U

 Handled by club. Credit cards on file for players will be charged around the time of the event.
July 14 Southern Sand VB Apex, NC Carolina Region Jr Beach Championships – Open division bids only – By invitation only event for top finishers across Carolina Region Junior Beach Tour events. Last Regional Open division bid(s) for nationals will be awarded here too.

Sat – 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U

 Handled by club. Credit cards on file for players will be charged around the time of the event.
July 19-24 Main Public Beach Siesta Key, FL National Beach Championships. Teams will need to register on their own for this one.
July 21 Southern Sand Volleyball Apex, NC Carolina Region Jr Beach Championships – AA division bids and non-bid teams (as space permits) Handled by club. Credit cards on file for players will be charged around the time of the event.
July 29 (Sunday) Southern Sand Volleyball Apex, NC Southern Sand Beach Club Season-Ending Celebration  FREE event to beach club participants and their families.

 

Regional Plus Package Competition Schedule (Event details will be added once available).

Date Location Event (Click on links for registration. If there is no link, registration is handled by the club)
Nov 18-19 Apex ESPL North Carolina – Registration through club. Subject to size and number of divisions, this event may be 1 day (Sat only) or 2 days.
Jan 6 or 7 VA Beach, VA TVA Indoor Sand Courts. Single day competition for each division. 18U on Sat. 14U/16U on Sun.
 

Feb 17

Randleman (between Asheboro and Greensboro) Sand Rulz – Indoor Sand Facility
Feb 24-25 Gulf Shores, AL (On the beach!) ESPL AL – Beach Wars in Gulf Shores (2 days of competition).
March 17-18 Apex AAU NC Beach Classic (2 day format event)
April 7 Greensboro, NC Beach National Qualifier for 14U and 18U
April 28 Apex Carolina Region Jr Beach Tour Event (travel event within NC)
May 12-13 Apex Carolina Grand Slam (Sat – 12U and 18U, Sun – 14U and 16U)
June 2 Apex Carolina Region Jr Beach Tour Event
June 16-17 Wilmington, NC Carolina Region Jr Beach Tour Event
July 21 Apex Carolina Region Jr Beach Tour Championships (AA divisions)
July 29 (Sunday) Apex Southern Sand Beach Club Season-Ending Celebration. No tournament registration fee

 

Regional Package Competition Schedule (Event details will be added once available). Seasonal beach club schedule includes any events highlighted in orange.

Date Location Event (Click on links for registration. If there is no link, registration is handled by the club)
Nov 18-19 Apex ESPL North Carolina. Subject to size and number of divisions, this event may be 1 day (Sat only) or 2 days.
March 17-18 Apex AAU NC Beach Classic (2 day format)
April 28 Apex Carolina Region Jr Beach Tour Event
May 12 or 13 Apex Carolina Grand Slam (Sat – 12U and 18U, Sun – 14U and 16U)
June 2 Apex Carolina Region Jr Beach Tour Event
July 21 Apex Carolina Region Jr Beach Tour Championships (AA divisions)
July 29 (Sunday) Apex Southern Sand Beach Club Season-Ending Celebration. No tournament registration fee.