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CT ST/\RS BEACH SUMMER 2021 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

BE/\CH REGISTRATION IS OPEN! If you are interested in our Beach Club or Beach Clinics, please register online now! 

BE/\CH Registration will take place Monday May 24th and Wednesday May 26th between 5-8 PM in Stamford/Ridgefield Locations!

Registration fee: $25

Register for BE/\CH Here!

Pay Registration fee Here!

Upon receipt, we will be grouping girls by age group. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration and time show up!

Program Offerings in Stamford, Ridgefield and Danbury!

Beach Club

Beach Clinics

Beach Privates, one on one and small group

 

ELITE TRAVEL BEACH PROGRAM

 8 Week Season 

 2 V 2 Teams

Practice two times a week for 1.5 hours a session 

June 6th-August 3rd

Stamford/Ridgefield Locations - Tuesdays and Thursdays  5-6:30/ 6:30-8

4 Beach Tournaments VS Top Volleyball Clubs plus NCAA Style tournaments

Indoor cross training to test agility, quickness and vertical testing to examine the progress from Beach

 

$725.00 per player

 

**Cost does not include membership, uniform or tournament fees**

 **Tournaments are usually $20 per player**

To play BE/\CH, you must have an AVP Membership. for membership, please go here:  https://www.avpamerica.com/

Register to BE/\CH CLUB!

Pay for BE/\CH CLUB!

*Contact us to pay the tuition in two payments @ ctstarsbeach@gmail.com*

 

BE/\CH CLINICS

Our beach clinics are designed for athletes to  learn the basics of volleyball. Depending on the age and level of skills, our clinics has something for everyone. Whether you are a beginner or a varsity volleyball player, the program will provide in depth training in volleyball skills and conditioning on sand that will elevate your game! We will have two exciting locations in Ridgefield and Stamford for beach! 

 

Session 1:

Mondays and Wednesdays June 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23

Times: 5-6:30/6:30-8pm

Cost: $250 per player

Register Here

Pay Here

Session 2:

Mondays and Wednesdays July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21

Times: 5-6:30/6:30-8:00pm

Cost: $250 per player

Register Here

Pay Here

PRIVATES/SMALL GROUPS

We will be offering sand privates and summer small group clinics. 
1 on 1 privates  $80/hr
2-4 athletes in small group clinics  $150/hr

CT ST/\RS ONLINE BEACH STORE

ONLINE STORE NOW AVAILABLE! We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Smack Sportswear and US Olympic Setter Don Suxho! 

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Ridgefield Location:

Parks and Rec Center 

195 Danbury Road

Ridgefield, CT 06877

 

Stamford Location:

Italian center of stamford

1620 newfield ave

stamford, ct 06905

 

danbury Location:

wooster school

91 miry brook road

danbury, ct 06810

Read up on Beach Volleyball and it's many advantages!

WHY PLAY BEACH?

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!