2015 Sand Volleyball Program

We are so excited to finally announce the details our 2015 Summer Sand Volleyball Program! We have a spent considerable time working to create a program that lives up to the Vegas Volleyball standards. We have a great coach and remain committed the ideals that has made us the most successful program in Las Vegas. We are already working with college coaches to spread the word about our program and athletes. We hope to soon share information about a great sand camp in early May!

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We created our tuition structure so there are two options: multi-month and month-to-month. The is also the option to “drop in”.

Tuition includes all the practices and coaching. We will participate on the CBVA Youth Tour. We may add local events at an additional cost. Tuition does not include VVC sand gear that all teams will be required to wear in competitions. 

So grab your partner and join! Don’t have a partner? Let Coach Sam work to help you find the right partner for you! REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW…choose multi-month or any month(s) between April and August. You can register for tournaments now too! Question about registration? Contact Coach Rios. Questions about the program? Contact either Coach Sam or Coach Rios.

Sam w Misty

The Sand Program is open to both Boys and Girls currently in grades 6 – 12. See more information below…and spread the word!





Saturday, March 28 ~ Play & Volunteer Schedule


Please review the schedule for all our 14’s teams. All teams play in AM pools. 

Boys ~play 8 AM match at Schofield Middle School

Lime ~ play 9 AM match at Schofield Middle School

Purple ~ play 9 AM match at Desert Oasis HS

March 28 – 14’s pools (PDF)


Here are the volunteer assignments by site:

Schofield Middle School (please arrive by 7:30 AM & bring a whistle; Coach Shea – site director)

Alyssa Newsom; Azure Wood Werner

Desert Oasis High School (please arrive by 7:30 AM & bring a whistle; Coach Shea – site director)

Josh Sadama, Brycen Sadama; Dylan Sadama; Walt Benda

UNLV McDermott PE Bldg (please arrive by 7:30 AM & bring a whistle; Coach Rios – site director)

AJ Makaiwi; Quinn Peterson; NJ Makaiwi; Dustin Elliott

If you have a problem or change in availability, please communicate with Coach Rios immediately. 


Week of March 23

It is almost Spring Break for a majority of us! Phew…we emphasize almost because we still have one week of work to do in the classroom and on the court. Let’s demonstrate great discipline as we diligently work through the week’s responsibilities. 


We had a very good weekend where we played in two extremely competitive three set matches and fell just short. We saw great performances in newly expanded roles by our middles, Olivia and Danni. And, we are continuing our conversion of Victoria from a comfortable, limited role (boring) to a huge role that includes becoming a primary passer in service reception. Kendall has shifted from libero to a very hard-working outside hitter. We will continue to get better IF we continue to work hard in practice and then transfer that work to matches. Only three opportunities to get better this week before spring recess…let’s make the moments matter!

We will not participate in the SCVA event on Saturday, April 4.


We have an SCVA Las Vegas League Tournament scheduled this Saturday, March 28. Initially, there was also an event scheduled for April 4 that was removed from the schedule with our support. We fully intend to field our three teams and expect that all our athletes will participate this coming Saturday. As the consummate team sport, we rely on every athlete on a team. The tournament has been on our schedule since December. All teams will play in an AM pool this Saturday. Please confirm with your coaches tonight your attendance at this Saturday’s tournament. 

Tuition Credit

We need volunteers this Saturday, March 28. We will use as many as three sites and expect there to only be AM pools. We will need between 10-12 volunteers. Please contact Coach Rios today to confirm your volunteer slot. 


We will release all the details of our new SAND Volleyball program this week, including pricing and registration. 


We will release all the details of our 2015 Summer Camps this week, including pricing and registration. Space will be limited!


We are thrilled to already be receiving so many inquiries about the Summer season. We know the practices begin May 5, 2015 for athletes not participating in the high school post season. Look for more specific information following Spring Recess.

Week ahead

Monday, March 23

Plan your week and work your plan

Tuesday, March 24


Dev ~ 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Girls ~ 7 – 9 PM

Wednesday, March 25

@Sunset Park

Sand VB ~ 4 PM

Thursday, March 26


Dev ~ 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Girls ~ 7 – 9 PM

Friday, March 27

Last day of classes for CCSD ~ Spring Recess

Saturday, March 28

SCVA Las Vegas League Tournament ~ AM pools at various sites


“LUCK occurs where preparation meets opportunity.”

St Patty's Day



Thank you to those that volunteered to drive this weekend. Azure’s mom, Robin Wood, will drive the van to/from the tournament this weekend. 


The prepost sent by the SCVA indicates we will be a 3-seed this weekend playing at ASC on court B1. We will play our first match at 8 AM. This is subject to change.


We have an adjustment to the schedule this week. Please see below.



Sadly, Dr. Schofield, the namesake of the school where we practice passed away recently. We have been asked to alter our practice times on Thursday evening. 

Thursday, March 19


5:30 – 6:30 PM Developmental Teams

6 – 8 PM Girls 18’s



Week of March 16

WOW! So that is what a weekend without volleyball feels like? 


It was fun to attend the match last Friday evening at Green Valley as the Gators hosted Shadow Ridge. Shadow Ridge prevailed in straight sets. More importantly, it was fantastic to visit with all our VVC families represented on both teams.

This week on Tuesday, March 17, the MOTW is Palo Verde visiting Foothill High School. 


We have a tournament this Saturday, March 21. We will depart on Friday, March 20 at 4 PM. We do need a parent volunteer to drive the van to/from the tournament as Coach Rios has a previously scheduled and disclosed conflict. 


It was a fun week at practices last week. AND, it was fantastic to have so many of our younger athletes attend Sand Training last week. Coach Rios will continue to lead the beginning of a practice each week.

Next tournament is Saturday, March 28. We know it is the first weekend of CCSD spring recess. Please plan accordingly. We will not have any practices the week of CCSD spring recess.


Boys practices will begin May 5! This is the perfect time to invite HS teammates to investigate joining our VVC Family!

Please remember all our Boys are invited to attend weekly Sand Training as your schedule permits. We really do hope you can and will attend.


We are having a blast on the sand! Come join us Wednesdays from 4 – 5 PM. We will share our upcoming season information later this week. Our 2015 Sand Season will begin in April and extend through August.

Weekly Schedule

Monday, March 16

Plan your week; begin working your plan!

Tuesday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Developmental 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Girls 18’s 7-9 PM

Wednesday, March 18

@ Sunset Park

Sand 4 – 5 PM

Thursday, March 19


Developmental 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Girls 18’s 7-9 PM

Friday, March 20

Girls 18’s depart from AVIS ~ 4 PM

Saturday, March 21

Girls 18’s ~ SCVA M#2



Week of March 9

It was a very busy weekend leading into the time change on Sunday. If there was any day we would have been happy to keep that hour of sleep, yesterday was it.

Congratulations to all our athletes, families and coaches that participated in the inaugural Boys LVI high school tournament. And kudos to our own Coach Augustin for creating a great new event!


“MOTW” is MATCH(es) Of The Week. We have decided to continue sharing our suggestions for the most compelling boys volleyball high school matches of the week and we hope the match will feature VVC athletes and coaches.

This week we think there are two must-see MOTW:

Tuesday, 03/10 ~ Centennial @ Palo Verde

Friday, 03/13 ~ Shadow Ridge @ Green Valley 


Congratulations on the continued progress! And thank you to our families for continuing to represent the best behavior and most positive support for our athletes.

Our next tournament is Saturday, March 28.


We have confirmed our Summer Camp dates for 2015! We are finalizing the details for each session. We will offer three sessions. All sessions will be 4 PM – 9 PM. All sessions will be held on the campus of Henderson International. 

Session 1 ~ July 7 – 9, 2015

Session 2 ~ July 13-14, 2015

Session 3 ~ July 29-31, 2015

We will share the area of emphasis for each and open registration shortly.


It was a great weekend with a new line up. We finished the day playing our best volleyball of the weekend. 


We will not participate in the event on April 4 as it conflicts with Spring Recess and Easter. We will not participate in the event on May 24.

We are confirmed and entered in the AAU National Championships held in Orlando, FL, June 16-19, 2015. We have already rented houses for the team. Each athlete should secure flights to/from Orlando now. Please arrive as early as possible but no later than 4 PM on Monday, June 15, 2015. Please plan to depart no earlier than 6 PM on Friday, June 19. We will not have accommodations on the night of Friday, June 19 so please plan accordingly. We are excited about this event. This event has been on the calendar the entire season and every athlete must attend. 


We are thrilled at the attention our newest programming is receiving. We have very exciting news to share soon about an awesome learning opportunity here at home coming very soon!

YOU are our best advertising. Please encourage your friends, teammates and families to join VVC!

Our program will participate in the CBVA Youth Summer Tour. We will compete in 9 tour stops. The only event we will not enter as a program is the tour stop in Santa Cruz, CA. 


We have finalized our practice schedule for the summer season and will post the schedule this week. We will be back in the gym beginning May 5, 2015. Of course, we expect lots of our athletes to participate in the high school post season. 

This is the best time to begin inviting high school teammates to join our VVC family. Let’s make our family bigger and better!

Our athletes are still welcomed at beach practices as your schedule permits. 


We are thrilled to begin hosting a COACH EDUCATION series beginning in September 2015. Look for more information soon.

Weekly Schedule

Monday, March 09

Plan the week & begin working your plan

Tuesday, March 10


Developmental 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Girls 18 7 – 9 PM

Wednesday, March 11

@ Sunset Park

4 – 5 PM

Thursday, March 12


Developmental 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Girls 18 7 – 9 PM

Friday, March 13

Make sure you worked your plan for the week!

Saturday & Sunday

Fun & Family time

#growingthegame #makingvbbetter