As beach volleyball’s popularity continues to soar, what better place to have a club than in a region that boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year? Our non-profit club runs from spring to Fall and aims to hone the skills of female and male athletes from 8-18 during the typical club and school off-season.
2016 was Sandstorm Beach Volleyball’s (SBV) inaugural season. 2017 saw the addition of new tournament-level sand courts at Leslie Grove Park in Richland, WA, and welcomed over 200 players to our tournaments. SBV membership doubled in 2017. SBV membership increased again in 2018. The SBV Summer Series tournaments in 2018 hosted over 300 players from all over Washington and Oregon. SBV brought AVP Pro volleyball player Jeremy Casebeer to Richland for his 2018 beach volleyball clinic. 2019 was the same, with winning team championships outside of Richland and players competing in large tournaments in Oregon, Alabama, and Southern California.
The SBV tournaments brought over 300 players from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia and added our first all-boys tournament. 2020 was fruitful even in a global pandemic. We introduced our fall league (League of Champions) and expanded our sessions into winter from November to March. 2021 was an excellent reboot for everyone. We introduced training for quads as well as our usual doubles. In addition, we were excited to give players another opportunity to compete in quads tournaments at Seaside and other venues. 2022 introduced over 100 players to our junior program. We also expanded our tournaments to include adults and juniors. We also offered 12 tournaments starting in April through October.
This year, we will introduce our seven courts at the Sandstorm Sports & Events Complex. Not only will we focus on training for juniors, but we will also introduce adult training, leagues, and expanded tournaments. So don’t miss your chance to be part of a fun and friendly beach volleyball experience. We’re looking for positive, passionate, team-oriented players who want to expand their skills while being part of something fun and exciting.
Beach volleyball isn’t just about enjoying the sun on a gorgeous day in the park—it’s about team and skill building, competition, and fun. At Sandstorm, our trained coaches focus on helping you succeed through experience—which means equal time drilling and playing in the sand. Inspired by beach volleyball and the great collegiate and professional players playing it, we’re hoping to start a love for the game that will grow to achieve a high level of junior athletic development and community support.