Main Office: (515) 727-1860
Fax: (515) 727-1861
Welcome to the 2018 Iowa Beach Clinic!
The Sands Volleyball Club --6214 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312 (the drive entrance is between Advanced Auto Parts and the bridge)
8:00am – Check-in starts
9:00am – 11:00am – Session I
11:00am – 12:30pm – Lunch (On your own)
12:30pm – 2:30pm – Session II
2:30pm – Finish - Tournament
WHAT TO WEAR?
New to sand volleyball? Wear what's comfortable but most athletes wear somewhat what they would wear for an indoor practice, minus the shoes/socks/knee pads. :)
WHAT TO BRING?
• Your Medical History & Release form. Form found HERE.
• Cold water jugs are available for your use and. Sport drinks available for purchase but there are very few food options for sale on site. Come prepared and pack a cooler. NO GLASS. No alcohol is allowed.
• SUNSCREEN. Apply before play and often through the day.
• Towels. There are both foot showers and full outside/open showers for you to use to rinse off.
The clinic will take place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather we may delay or cancel the clinic. If there is a cancel we will email all known participants, post to our website and social media.
Contact: Devon Wells – (402) 990-7932
You may sign up here: https://iowavolleyballregion.launchtrack.events/register/2018-17th-annual-beach-clinic
We are excited to announce your clinician this year is Marcus
A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dos
Santos spent a year as a volunteer assistant coach at Penn State
University for Women's Volleyball. While at PSU, he was in charge of
the team's outside hitters and provided scouting reports on opponents for one
of the premier volleyball programs in the country.
In 2017, Dos Santos was a volunteer coach for the Brazilian Beach National
Team Agatha Rippel/Eduarda (Duda) Lisboa during the FIVB 5 Star Major in Fort
Lauderdale. They won second place and knocked Kerry Walsh/April Ross out of
While a coach for Eckerd College, the team was the runner-up in
the 2018 AVCA division two small college championships as a head beach
volleyball. Eckerd's beach volleyball team had the best beach volleyball
program season in history with a record of 17-6. The team won against D1
teams such as Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University and Morehead
Eckerd's top 1 pair was ranked the
#3 pair in NCAA D1 by CollegeBeachVB.com.
Eckerd's #1 team of Paula Hoffmann/Kaitlyn Sibson also received that AVCA
pair of the week award (week of April 10th).
As an assistant indoor coach at
Eckerd, the team was a NCAA national championship participant.
Dos Santos was a coach for Optimum Beach, run by AVP and NVL pro
player Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima, where he coached the women's pro
Dos Santos also helped USAV Beach with HP tryouts.
Santos entered the coaching ranks after a successful playing career at
Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne, spending two seasons there under Hall
of Fame coach Arnie Ball. Previously, he played one season at both
Mercyhurst College and Missouri Valley College, helping lead the latter to a
third-place finish at the NAIA National Tournament.
In addition to his indoor expertise, Dos Santos brings professional playing
experience on the beach volleyball circuit. He has competed in the
National Volleyball League and Brazilian Beach National Tour. He notched
a professional win at the AVP Next Tournament in Chicago and placed second at
the NVL Rize event in Delray Beach, Florida.