Beach Directors, Promoters and Coaches,
My name is Patty Dodd, Director of MBsand Club and Dodd Volleyball School in Manhattan Beach, California. I have first and foremost always been an educator. After playing volleyball and graduating from UCLA, I taught both Kindergarten and Spanish for 20 years. Teaching taught me the importance of classroom and environment management. It shaped my coaching style and philosophy. It’s important to have a coaching philosophy that can evolve as you learn from your players and peers.

When I started MBsand 6 years ago, my goals and aspirations for my students can probably be best explained by our club acronym which is on the White Board every day of practice:

M- istakes are necessary
B- etter the ball, better your partner, better yourself
S- upportive partner
A- dapt, attention to detail
N- etwork
D- o the drill, know the drill

Our philosophy at MBsand beach volleyball club is to teach fundamentals correctly in a positive environment that will foster growth and love for beach volleyball. Girls and boys 10-17 yrs-old learn the fundamentals and learn to think for themselves. Our kids strive to not only be the best players they can, but to be the best partners as well. We embrace a growth mindset culture within the club, our feedback is directed at the process, our effort, work ethic and determination. We have fun and make life long friends.

I’m humbled and honored to be a Beach Nation Founder, the educational partner of the JVA, AVP, AVCA and Starlings. I have worked with the USA National team, HP and NTDP since 2012. I learn every time I teach, share and collaborate. Hope to see you at a Beach Nation Event! 
Patty Dodd
JVA Club Director
JVA Beach Committee Member
Beach Nation Founding Coach
Manhattan Beach, CA
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JVA Midwest Beach Championships
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Club vs Club & Pairs
July 31-Aug 1
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April 11-Aug 8
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May 1 - July 10
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In this week's JVA Coach to Coach Video of the Week powered by Netlynx Sports
Beach Nation Coach and Georgia State Head Women's Beach Volleyball Coach Beth Van Fleet shares a series of at home drills to develop and train beach attacking eye work.
Running a Beach League: Where to Begin?

As more volleyball clubs are owning and leasing facilities, Club Directors are realizing the demand for indoor and/or outdoor sand courts. During off-peak times when your teams are not practicing on the sand courts or your club is not hosting a beach tournament, running a beach league is the perfect way to increase the bottom line, while bringing new customers to your facility. Here are some ways to get started.
Learn from the Best. Grow Your Game. Get Seen. With Beach Nation World Class Coach and Player Training

Beach Nation is hosting clinics across the USA this summer. To see the summer schedule click below and get ready to be seen and get better. Beach Nation is the official beach education partner of the JVA, AVP and Starlings USA.
Warm-up drill that will elevate your beach game

Having a great warm-up routine is an important step toward being a successful beach athlete and competitor, because
(1) it allows an athlete to be best prepared to play
(2) use practice time to focus on playing better and getting better rather than warming up.
(3) helps reduce injuries.

Watch Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser, USA Olympians and one of the best teams in the world, working on a Beach Nation warm up drill called 3 ball juggle drill.
Husker City Showdown
Hosted By VCNebraska
May 29-31
Lincoln, NE
Players Clinics, Recruiting Showcases, and Coaches Clinics
Hosted By Beach Nation
Phoenix, AZ
Hartford, CT
Spokane, WA
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BVCA Club Challenge Presented by JVA
Hosted by Dakine Beach
June 5-6
Seattle, WA
Beach: Beginning of the Game
Mindset and Strategies

How do your beach teams use their 10 minute warm up to prepare for a match both mentally and physically? In this 30 minute segment, Beth Van Fleet (Georgia State), Brooke Niles (Florida State) and Kristen Rohr (Grand Canyon Univ) explore mindsets and strategies that athletes can utilize at the beginning of each game. This webinar is sponsored by Beach Nation and can be viewed with a JVA member login.
Vital Sand Tournaments
Hosted By Vital Volleyball Club
July 17-Aug 15
Shakopee, MN
Beach Drills and Education

View tools to help junior volleyball beach coaches to improve the physical, mental and emotional performance of their athletes.
Post your Beach Tournaments, Camps and Clinics on the JVA Website

Complete the tournament posting form (no sign-in required) to list your camps, clinics, and 1-3 days events on the JVA website. This is a free JVA member benefit!

Here is the place where all events are listed no matter the affiliation. The list can be sorted by location, divisions, sanction, you name it!
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