Texas Advantage Volleyball
TAV Beach Volleyball - 2015 Summer Season

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TAV Beach Coaching Staff

We are excited to have two new coaches with our program to assist in the the training of the players, Josh Crouch and Jon Nasgowitz. Josh is a former AVP player and has coached for 17 years. Jon is an experienced coach and trainer and will be working on sand movement, skill and speed as well as technique. Assisting again this year will be Tadam Mergener, Luis Nazario, Michelle McNamee and Lauren Otto. We will also be bringing some indoor coaches to work on footwork in the sand.


Practice Times - UPDATED!
We have pushed the times back 30 minutes to help with the traffic and heat
Monday 5:30 - 7:00 10's - 12's
Monday 7:00 - 8:30 13's - 16's

Tuesday 5:30 - 7:00 10's - 12's
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 13's - 16's

Wednesday 5:30 - 7:00 Mini Volleyball or Makeups

Thursday 5:30 - 7:00 13's - 16's

Note: Depending upon who signs up, the ages may change a bit.
Beach Mini Program
  Included: 1 Practice t-shirt, 1 Beach practice a week
Location: TAV Beach Grapevine
Practice Day: Wednesday
Practice Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cost: $300
Training Program
Included: 2 Practice t-shirts, 2 Beach practices a week
Location: TAV Beach Grapevine
Cost: $550
Regional Program
  Included: sports bra, bikini bottom w/name, 2 Practice t-shirts, tank top, 2 Beach Practices a week, 3 Local Tournaments, 1 Qualifier and 1 High Performance
Location: TAV Beach Grapevine
Practice Day: TBD
COST: $950
Practice location
    TAV Beach Grapevine - 2450 Highway 121 N, Grapevine

TAV Beach FAQ’s

  • How long is the season ?
    Season runs from the beginning of May 18th until the end of July.

  • How many practices a week?
    There are 3 practices a week at the Grapevine Loaction

  • Can we go on Vacation?
    Yes. Just let us know when you are going to be leaving and returning. If you want to make up missed practices you can attend other locations.

  • Does my daughter have to wear bikini bottoms/bra top?
    It is recommended BUT we have tankini’s and bike shorts for the girls to wear.

  • Do I have to pay the entire fee up front?
    No, you can split the payment into 2 or make 3 monthly payments. Just talk to John.

  • Does your daughter need a partner to play?
    No. We will start pairing the new girls up late May. For the younger kids, we will make sure they play with different people so they start to learn how to adjust, what works, etc. If your daughter does have a partner in mind, all I ask is that we can makes switches if things don’t work out.

  • Who registers the girls for tournaments?
    We will register the girls.

  • Why don’t you have tryouts?
    This is a personal call of ours. In California everyone is allowed to play. Everyone should be allowed to try and play here too. Once we get started we will start dividing the girls by skill/experience.

  • Kid’s Playing at National’s or AAU’s?
    If your daughter is playing at Junior National’s or AAU’s please talk to John about pricing. We will be working with the indoor coaches and supporting our indoor side while get some sand practices in.


  • Make sure the girls have plenty of sunscreen on daily. Also, a hat or glasses is HIGHLY recommended for play.
  • Have bug spray around
  • Always bring water/gatorade to practice..
  • Foods/liquids to start stocking up on: Pickles/pickle juice, bananas, coconut water, pedialyte
  • Parents are not allowed to yell at kids during the match. That is the beauty of sand...the kids get to play in front of their parents in a stress free environment. Also parents can not tell kids to call time outs. They need to learn how to do that themselves.
  • Coaches CAN ONLY COACH in between plays (DEAD BALLS) and say around 5-8 words. We will not be coaching that way this year. We will coach the kids at time outs.
  • Kids REF & KEEP SCORE (we will help teach them)
  • Most locations for tournaments you will have to leave all food outside the facility (in your car or next to the entrance)
  • Parents might need to pay an entrance fee (girls usually do not)
  • Large Umbrellas, pop up tents (sometimes are not allowed but still great to have on hand), chairs are all great to have ready to go.
  • Shammys in a cooler (even left outside the actual playing facility) are great to have in ice

Other Helpful Info

  • Winning is not everything
    Yes, a "W" is always nice to have but when you are starting out "W's" should not be what determines happiness! Goals for the tournaments should be: Did I make my serves? Did I communicate with my partner? Did I better my partner? Did I have fun on the sand?
  • Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate
    Hydration doesn't start on tournament day....it starts before! Remember to be drinking 3X the amount of water/electrolytes you normally drink. And parents...this goes for you too!
  • Sunscreen Application
    Apply 1 hour before, at the sand, and many more times after...
  • Eat Smart
    Pickles/pickle juice, bananas, coconut water, pedialyte are all great to have on hand. Also, STAY AWAY FROM CAFFEINE, CARBONATION, & SUGAR AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
  • Stay covered/in shade with not playing
    Umbrellas, sarong's, towels, hats, etc need to be on hand at tournaments. When ref'fing coverage is crucial. KEEP COOL!
  • Don't stop playing if your first few tournaments don't go the way YOU THINK they should go
    Winning will come...you can't get better if you win! And reminder that most first time players DO NOT win up front.
  • Parent's support your kids
    Remember you can't scream during a match or yell at the score keepers. It is up to the girls to talk. Also you can't call time out's! Again the girls need to do that! Be supportive of your daughter AND her teammate! And most importantly...RELAX and ENJOY!

Our personal goal for every kid is to "Be that player everyone wants to play with"!! And most importantly....HAVE FUN!!

2015 TAV Beach Master Tournament Schedule

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(updated daily)

If you have questions please email joshcrouch@hotmail.com

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