Junior Volleyball Program Offered in Long Beach & Babylon
East End Volleyball, as part of its program to develop beach volleyball players of all levels, is offering a beach volleyball program for Junior players aged 8 to 18 years old. The leagues are held in conjunction with EEVBâ€™s adult leagues at Riverside Blvd. Beach in long Beach and Cedar beach in Babylon. The 2006 program had over 100 players. The 2007 program is expected to attract an even higher number of kids
The Junior program has 3 separate levels for boys and girls combined:
8-11 year old: beginner
12-18: beginner to intermediate
16-18: Elite for higher level players
Complete info and how to register is available online at www.eevb.net/juniors.htm. Any questions should be directed to Richard Heiles at 631-728-0397.
1.Â Â Â Â Â Â Schedule/Location: Each night is a separate program with separate fees
a.Â Â Â Â Â Â Cedar Beach in Town of Babylon Tuesday evenings
b.Â Â Â Â Â Â Long Beach: Tuesday evenings
c.Â Â Â Â Â Â E. Quogue: Tuesday evenings
2.Â Â Â Â Â Â Time: 6:15 pm until sunset.
3.Â Â Â Â Â Â Dates: June 19 â€“ August 28 (10 weeks)
4.Â Â Â Â Â Â Ages: 8 to 18 (open to anyone under 18 up to the summer before they enter their senior year in high school)
5.Â Â Â Â Â Â Divisions: (divisions will change depending on how many players sign up for each group)
a.Â Â Â Â Â Â 8-11 years old: very basic volleyball skills
b.Â Â Â Â Â Â 13-18 years old
c.Â Â Â Â Â Â Players will be broken up mostly by skill level. Ages are used mainly as a starting point to break players into groups. Players may switch to another night if they feel the program better fits their skill level.
d.Â Â Â Â Â Â Elite division for players with higher skills to prepare players for doubles tournaments will be held every Wednesday night at Long Beach, coached by Eric Pavels (College: Univ. of California-Santa Barbara, head coach at Rutgers-Newark, top beach volleyball from northeast with numerous Menâ€™s Open Tournament victories)
6.Â Â Â Â Â Â Details:
a.Â Â Â Â Â Â The goal of the program is to teach players basic volleyball skills in a non-competitive environment. Any games played will be without scoring to avoid placing too much pressure on winning and to place focus on performing
b.Â Â Â Â Â Â All divisions will have coaches teaching players the basic skills. The first part of the evening will include a coaching session followed by organized games for players to practice their new skills.
c.Â Â Â Â Â Â Players may be moved during the season as their skills improve.
d.Â Â Â Â Â Â League will be run on lower nets to allow players to learn spiking and blocking skills as well as serving and defensive skills.
e.Â Â Â Â Â Â Main coaches will have high school and college level coaching experience.
7.Â Â Â Â Â Â Costs: $120/player ($140 for Elite Division) includes
a.Â Â Â Â Â Â League t-shirt
b.Â Â Â Â Â Â Volleyball
c.Â Â Â Â Â Â Weekly coaching sessions
d.Â Â Â Â Â Â Organized games
e.Â Â Â Â Â Â Volunteers are welcome to help organize games and to learn from leagueâ€™s coaches
f.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Fee covers entry into 1 session: Tuesday @ Cedar or Tuesday @ Long Beach.
8.Â Â Â Â Â Â Additional costs:
a.Â Â Â Â Â Â All players must be members of AVPNext, the grass roots program of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour.
About East End Volleyball
East End Volleyball has been organizing beach volleyball tournaments for 29 years since 1977. Based in the East End of Long Island, EEVB has grown into the largest beach volleyball series in the East End of the country with tournaments from Newport, RI to the Florida Keys. Sanctioned by AVPNext, the grass roots organization of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, EEVB runs over 35 events for over 3,000 players.
East End Volleyball programs have supplied opportunities for many players to improve their skill level and advance to higher level play. Many tournament players have advanced into the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour including Phil Dalhausser, who is currently ranked #1 on the AVP Tour and is expected to represent the US in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing
AVPNext, the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour’s membership-based grassroots program, works with local organizations to host and run volleyball programs for all ages and levels of competition. It sanctions a wide variety of volleyball tournaments, recreational leagues and instructional camps/clinics for all ages and abilities throughout the United States and represents the nation’s largest network of outdoor amateur volleyball associations.
East End Volleyball
PO Box 49
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
631-728-0397 or 631-355-1293