2022 C2 Beach Coaches and Players
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There is NO BENCH in beach. Everyone makes the Beach Team!
Check out the 2023 C2 Beach Informational Powerpoint below
WEDNESDAYS AND THURSDAYS IN APRIL
5th & 6th, 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th, 26th & 27th
Free Opening Night practices
No commitment required, just come try it!
These are for everyone, ages 10-18, boys and girls
C2 Beach Summer Practices:
SCHOOL IS OUT, AND C2 BEACH IS IN FULL SWING!
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, 5:30pm-7:30pm (all levels)
WEDNESDAYS, ELITE PRACTICE, 3:30pm-6:30pm
745 Caldwell Dr, Goodlettsville, TN 37072
*Remember you can go to any branch to practice - this is your schedule!
Below are the instructions on how to sign your player up for a AVP membership. You will need to purchase the silver membership for your athlete.
PARENTS of new players (never had a AVP membership) following the directions below.
You will go to https://avp.com/membership-sign-up/
If your child is under 18 years old, in order to protect them, the AVP requires their account to be managed by a parent or guardian. The AVP offers free memberships for this exact reason so please follow the below steps.
If your child already has a AVP membership and just needs to be updated follow the instructions below
In order to protect children under the age of 18, the AVP is now requiring all U18 accounts to have a parent/guardian account linked to it (allowing the parent/guardian account to manage and pay for the child’s online account). Please follow the below steps to resolve this.
Finally here is the complete list of AVP membership FAQs https://avp.com/avp-membership-faq/
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
C2 Beach Achievements:
C2 has the most successful Boys Beach Program in the Nation.
C2 has 12 former and current USA HP Beach Players with Jacob Titus representing USA in China and Thailand in the U19 and U21 World Championships
C2 in 2020 had 3 National Championship teams, 4 Runner-Up and two 3rd places finishes in the USA Beach National Championship and AVPAmerica National Championship in the 12U Boys, 14U Boys, 16U Boys, and 18U Boys, and 14U Girls Divisions.
Currently, both Jacob Titus (former C2 athlete and coach) and Chloee McDaniel (former C2 athlete, current C2 coach) are pursuing masters degrees as collegiate beach athletes!
C2 has had 5 boys ranked number 1 nationally in USA Beach rankings with 10 others C2 boys ranked in the top 10.
AVP Junior National Championship 16u winners: Caleb Blanchette and Jackson Herbert
USAV Junior National Championship 18u winners: Zadyn LaBreche and Ayden Keeter
To find the “ideal” beach partner a player must first become one. The search must begin within yourself. Sometimes humility is the greatest attribute in a partnership.
With only two people on a team, choosing the right teammate is of utmost importance in beach volleyball. Willing to learn, possessing good communication skills, being open and flexible, being accountable, and having empathy are some of the greatest attributes when being a good partner. If you demonstrate these qualities on the court, then it is only fair that your partner does the same.
When looking for that ideal partner, REMEMBER you must keep in mind that you need to be that “ideal partner” as well. This is essential or you will have a tough time recruiting others to partner with you. A reputation of being a poor competitor is often hard to unwind in the minds of others.
It’s also important to note what type of partner you and other athletes are OFF the court as well as on. DO encourage others, and share with others the good about previous partners. DON’T run down partners to other people. If you talk about a partner in a negative way, future partners may not want to play with you for fear of being talked about. Make sure you are kind and positive on and off the court! Ultimately, your character is the most important factor in your ability to be a great partner to everyone.
Challenges that affect beach volleyball partnerships are physical, mental, and emotional. Chemistry on the court, however, is absolutely a key component to forging a winning partnership. Partners must be able to work well together and support each other throughout the match. If you find that you and a potential partner are simply not gelling on the court, it may be time to look elsewhere.
According to Karch Kiraly, the legendary beach player from UCLA who also coached the women’s indoor team at the Tokyo Olympics, “All partnerships are doomed to die. Almost no partnership ever ended with neutrality and both people retiring at the same time.”
Powers, a one-time USC standout who joined Kiraly and Ricci Luyties as the only players to win an indoor and a beach world championship, said he partnered with everybody on the tour at one point in his career. All the player movement curbed any hard feelings. Even top players occasionally got dumped.
An ideal partner may possess a skill set that complements your playing style, and vice-versa. For example, if you are an exceptional blocker, you may want to look for a partner who is a brilliant defender in the back court. However, don’t make the mistake of choosing a partner with a glaring weakness in any of the core skills. Because there are only two players on the court, both need to be able to perform all the skills well.
Beach partners can be successful and not necessarily be buddies. The partnering of Kent Steffes and Karch Kirlay is a fine example. They led separate lives and rarely socialized off the court, but they were the dominant team on the AVP tour during the six years they played together.
If even the pros don’t commit to playing with one partner constantly, kids certainly shouldn’t lock down and play with only one beach partner. Try playing with many different athletes and improve your game. You’ll learn to adapt to different playing styles, as well as learn what you prefer and don’t prefer to find in a partner.
Finding the right beach volleyball partner is a process of trial and error. In other words, you will likely find yourself teamed up with a few partners who aren’t quite a good fit. The good news is that teaming up with the wrong partner will help you find the right partner. Along the way you will learn what works for you and what doesn’t; so that when you do find the person, you’ll know.
But the greatest lesson learned in “how to excel in beach volleyball,” is to BE someone others want to play with. If you are not bringing your best attitude with you every day to the courts, you are cheating yourself along with another individual out of the opportunity to enjoy a mutually beneficial partnership, and that is worse than any loss you will even encounter in the game.
-C2 Beach Administration
C2 Beach other Tournament Options:
May 6th-8th Gulf Coast Region Beach Fest @Gulf Shores, AL.
July 5th-10th AVP Jr Nationals Hermosa Beach, CA.
USAV BEACH JR NATIONALS July 26th-28th - Location (TBD)
East Coast Jr National Championships November 25th-27th, Clear water, FL.
From April through August, look for events held at these great facilities: Rally VB in Emerson, GA @ LakePoint Sports Complex, Rally VB in Huntsville, AL, Birmingham Beach in AL, and King Louise in Louisville, KY.
YEAR ROUND, you can compete at a great indoor facility at Volleyball Beach in Ozark, Missouri!
2022 C2 Beach Coaches
Director/Coach Cullum Miller- played professionally on the AVP, USA Beach/Indoor Impact Certified, Indoor CAP 1, Beach CAP I & II Certified, 29 years of beach and indoor experience. Coach for the 2019 USAV Boys 18U National Champions, 2020 AVPAmerica National Championship - Boys 18U Runner Up
Director/Coach Crissy McDaniel- USAV Beach/Indoor Impact Certified, Indoor CAP 1 Certified, Beach CAPI & CAP II Certified, 22 years of coaching experience. Coach of the 2020 East Coast Champions (Boys 14U Division)
East Director/Coach Meg Buchanan – Head Coach C2 15 Blue SMACK, Beach Cap 1 Certified;
Coach/Director Brian Hogg – Beach CAP 1 Certified, C2 Beach Director Assistant, head coach for 3 years indoor/beach, USAV #1-18U Boys player, Cumberland U Men’s Vball, team & Captain, 16 Boys SMACK Head Coach. Coach of the 2020 Boys 16U USAV National Champions
Chloee McDaniel – 2018 VA Jr Beach Champion, Missouri State Div 1 full ride Beach Scholarship, Top Pair, Trevecca University DII 2019-2021
- Thanks to Empowered VBC
THOMAS HURST, FIRST C2 BOY TO QUALIFY FOR AN AVP MAIN DRAW (AT AGE 19!) WE CAN'T WAIT TO WATCH YOU BALL OUT IN HERMOSA!!