Sand/Beach Volleyball Program2018-10-03T12:39:43+00:00

There’s no bench
on the beach

This weekly beach training accelerates development of valuable skills like problem solving, court vision, ball control, quickness, power and volleyball IQ.

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There’s no bench on the beach

This weekly beach training accelerates development of valuable skills like problem solving, court vision, ball control, quickness, power and volleyball IQ.

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Andy Fulenwider

Coach

Growing up in Bakersfield, California, Andy didn’t have many opportunities to participate in men’s volleyball.  However, by the age of 17 Andy had already been traveling around California winning Men’s Doubles Open Division Championships.  In 1996 he walked onto Santa Barbara City College as a starting outside hitter. From 1997-1999 Andy continued to play professionally on a men’s indoor team as well as competing in AVP Beach events like the Hermosa and Manhattan Open.  All this while graduating with a BA in Liberal Studies from Cal State University Bakersfield and getting married. He continued his education and received his Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential.  In 2000, with previous injuries finally taking their toll, Andy decided to retire from playing, but not before winning the 2000 California Men’s Open Division Championship.

Andy is now coaching at SoCal.  His two daughters’ love for volleyball has brought him back.  Players would describe him as “dedicated, caring and encouraging.” Parents say, “Absolutely outstanding! I have seen him work with them (the players) specifically setting goals on what to do each day, mental prep, strategy, thought process…a great mix while encouraging perfect practice.”

“I feel that the players need to understand not only the physical side (what works and why it works), but also the mental side as well.  Once you get to the top level of volleyball, the players’ physical abilities are very similar.  It really comes down to the mental side of the game which is under-taught in my opinion.  Regardless of age, players need to get in the habit of practicing like the pros do.  Practice makes permanent…. perfect practice makes perfect…. each shot, each action, always seeking to be exceptional vs. competent.”

Bridgette Salas

Beach Director

Bridgette is an 18-year coaching veteran! She has spent time coaching indoor and sand programs a the Varsity high school level, while also spending 9 years as the director of Showcase Volleyball Club. Her strengths include defense, serve-receive, and hitting to name a few. She believes that volleyball is all about a good attitude and maximum effort. When coaching, she provides continuous feedback while also instilling a love for the game to each of her players.

Schedule
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays
4:30-6:30pm

Civic Center Courts
3 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069

Online pre-registration is required.
Minimum 4 sign-ups.
If minimum is not met, attendees will be emailed around 12pm on training day.
$25 drop-in or $360 for a six week pass.

Pre-register here

Instructors
Bridgette Salas
Director

Andy Fulenwider
Instructor

Other Training Location
San Marcos Library [map]
Mission Hills Church [map]
North Coast Church (Vista) [map]

Do I Need a Partner?
This is an individual training program, so you don’t need a partner. We emphasize training as individual players. Learning to play with different people is very important. We will help athletes find partners for tournaments.

How Do Tournaments Work?
SoCal athletes, families and coaches are respectful, professional, and passionate competitors — and it’s important to participate in tournaments to test what you’ve learned in practice! So all athletes are welcome to play in all events. SoCal Beach coaches will work with you to set up your personal beach tournament schedule.

Tournament Links

CBVA.com
AAUbeach.org