skip navigation

Outdoor Sand Camps

The outdoor game allows players to come back to the indoor game with a higher understanding of volleyball. We believe outdoor volleyball creates a new opportunity for players in the STL area, which will create a higher level of play in the years to come. 

The Outdoor Program includes competition and instruction that varies from indoor volleyball. We believe one of the best ways to learn the game of volleyball is to play sand volleyball via the doubles game. Players exposed to sand volleyball must be aware of the different surface, a different volleyball, smaller court size, and fewer players on a court. All of these differences allow players to grasp the game of volleyball on a higher level. Players in the program are involved in every other contact. This creates more opportunities to fine tune their skills, push their comfort zone, and encourage growth. Battling the outdoor elements also creates a heightened sense of court awareness. 

Beach Clinic Quick Facts

What: Our HPSTL Beach Clinics will teach the Outdoor Doubles game. These clinics will be composed of drill instruction, competition & fun! These clinics will be lead by Outdoor Directors, Molly Dean and John Rodgers. They have an extensive knowledge & passion for the outdoor game. 

Where: We will host clinics at STL Sandbar. The facility is a 6 court facility located near 270 and Dougherty Ferry. This new facility has deep sand which will provide another challenge for players. An address is provided below.

Why: Playing sand volleyball provides a new challenge to current volleyball players. The differences between indoor and sand volleyball allow a typical indoor player to fine tune their current skills. Doubles sand volleyball requires a different mentality & style which will undoubtedly carry over in the indoor game. Players must be involved in every other contact to achieve success. This heightened level of awareness pushes the comfort zone of a player and encourages growth. If a player struggles to pass, he/she will have many opportunities to execute the skill. If a player does not attack for her indoor team, she will need to execute various types of attacking in the sand. Playing outdoors in fun! 

Cost:
$35 per clinic.
$30 each for 2+ clinics
$25 each for all 4 clinics

Items Needed:  Water, towel, sun protection as needed (sunscreen, sunglasses, etc), clothes suitable for playing volleyball outdoors, and bare feet! 

STL Sandbar
2851 Barrett Station Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021

2019 Beach Clinic Dates all ages

Location: STL Sandbar

April 14th: 9:00-10:30am
April 20th: 9:00-10:30am
May 11th: 9:00-10:30am
May 18th: 9:00-10:30am