Training with Spiker Beach FAQs
Protocols, parent viewing, parking, Tournaments & More
What you need to know when you are training with Spiker Beach.
drop off and parent viewing
Our Team is doing their part by doing the following everyone’s safety
- Masks are not required at drop off or while being outside with us at Newland street beach courts.
- Parents are welcome to come to our practices, we ask that they do not interrupt practices and are respectful to our coaches while we are in session.
- We encourage everyone to allow athletes to approach the check in table without a parent of guardian.
- Social distancing is encouraged whenever possible for everyone’s safety.
- If you are dropping-off or picking-up at our Newland location, there is a roundabout for dropping off athletes. We ask you do not park there for any length of time as a courtesy to others.
- Parking at Newland is $15 per day or you can purchase a 2022 parking permit from Spiker Beach for $50.
training packages – missed sessions – make up sessions
Spiker Beach club seasons offers packages, not single sessions and we charge via a reoccurring billing system monthly. Should you start week 2 or 3 of month we prorate the first months payment. Our Athletes are placed into a set schedule in order to maintain the Athlete to Coach ratio ensuring the best training experience for everyone. Not showing up without notice forfeits the training session. However, this Spring we will allow make up sessions on occasion for illnesses or special events but we need to know in advance of the day and you have 30 days to use them.
Spiker Beach summer season will not be offering make up days. However summer club participants can opt to change the days within a given week (subject to availability in the schedule). All change of day request can be submitted via email and are due no later than 12pm the week before the change is to occur.
weather and appropriate dress
We do our best to keep an eye on our weather conditions, should conditions require a cancellation we will be posting updates on our Instagram site @spikerbeachvb
Dress for the weather
Please pack/prep for our sessions like it will be a day at the beach. Potentially packing: comfortable clothes, layers/socks for cooler temps, towel, water, snack, hat, shades, and plenty of sunscreen. We do have a drinking faucet at the beach, however, please do your best to arrive with the water you may require for your 2hr. practice.
Cool/Cold Weather can present some challenges for our athletes. Cooler temps. wet sand and ocean breezes can create cold/wet playing conditions. Please bring some extra layers and sand socks to practices. Don’t forget your sunscreen, towel and water.
Warm Weather can be very harsh and the sand can get very hot. Please be sure to bring sand socks, towels, pre-apply sunscreen, and have plenty of water.
We ask our members to wear Spiker Beach gear when representing us at a club tournament. Certain tournaments, such as the BVCA will mandate the uniform specifications.
more items of interest
Spiker Membership items
Spiker Beach Club Membership – is required of all members joining our club during the regular season (this does not include summer). This membership includes Lululemon Spiker Gear. Distribution of gear is based on availability, we will be ordering our gear in lots based on sizes submitted to make sure we have your correct sizes. Any questions about Spiker gear and inventory please see Coach Chandler Gibb who will be managing the distribution of membership gear.
Spiker Parking Passes
Spiker Beach parking passes are $50 and are good for the current year. Spiker Beach parking passes are only good for days when Spiker Beach is training or holding an event. Regular recreational use is not included for these discounted passes. To purchase your pass Click Here and once you have paid, check with Coach Chan or Marty at your next practice, they will have the list of paid passes.
have a partner/need a partner
You do not need a partner to attend Spiker Beach sessions. We will pair you up at each session. If you do have a partner you are looking to train with, please communicate this with your coach.
We offer private lessons, please contact Chan Gibb (714) 475-8975 to schedule your privates today.
social media – we want to hear from you
We want to hear about your latest tournament experience. Click Here to send Ryan Redira our social media team member your information and pictures so we can post them on our Instagram @spikerbeachvb.
keep in touch
If you have another family member that you would like to add to our email communications please Click Here to add them to the list
Tournament coaching athlete/Parent expectations
About Tournament Coaching Expectations
Coaching is a bonus, not a given. We have prepared our athletes to manage themselves in match situations. With that said we need everyone’s help to make these events a success for our athletes and for Spiker Beach. We have outlined some of our policies regarding athletes and parents representing Spiker Beach at tournaments.
Coach Contact during Match Play
If there is not a coach at your court, please do not text or call coaches. In addition to this, during match play do not communicate with coaches while they are coaching, either when they are on the sideline or during team huddles.
Players MUST be wearing Spiker gear at tournaments. This includes both the shorts and the tank top. You cannot tuck your shirt up or alter the uniform in any way. This is in accordance with NCAA standards. If you do not follow these guidelines you will not receive coaching at AVP First, BVCA, and AAU events.
During specific events, including AAU or an AVP First events if you are playing with a non-Spiker Beach athlete you cannot accept outside coaching during match play.
Parents please abide by the rules set out for you. They vary from tournament to tournament but are generally: You are allowed to positively cheer for your player or team, you are not allowed to instruct or direct your player or team and you are not allowed to interact with the officials.
Athletes and parents we ask you to tag @spikerbeachvb in all social media posts.
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