Yes, CVC offers training year-round in several East Bay locations (weekdays). CVC also offers summer training in Hermosa Beach and Brazilian Camps in Rio de Janeiro.
Yes, in general, indoor players are specialists while beach players must be skilled in all phases of the game. Therefore, an indoor player will have to learn or improve other skills that they may never utilize indoor. In addition, the conditioning for the beach athlete is more rigorous because of the weather and sand surface.
NO, beach players are free to play with whomever they choose, from any club, anywhere. There is an advantage of playing with an athlete from the same club, since they are training together. The junior beach tournaments are played across the country and athletes partner-up from different states and clubs. Actually, it is very rare to see a top national ranked team being from the same club. The USA Beach Junior Tour Ranking keeps individual points and the vast majority of the players play with multiple partners. In short, players want to partner with the best available player in order to win a tournament, independently of club, city and state.
CVC encourages players to play with whomever they want.
YES, beach volleyball is NOT indoor where an athlete registers to play for the season and commits to a team for that duration of time. Beach athletes can train with multiple coaches and clubs.
CVC encourages players to train with whomever they want.
Absolutely. CVC encourages athletes to be exposed to different coaching styles and philosophies.
The beauty of the beach game is precisely the freedom to play anywhere, and with whomever the athlete chooses to play with. So very few clubs will be involved with registering players to play or assign partners to play with. Typically, only recreational type of clubs will do that – that is their way to keep you obligated to their club.
CVC does not register players.