Beach Volleyball Programs

Available Location(s): Granite Street

Carolina Juniors Volleyball Beach / Sand Volleyball is growing! In the past, CJV primarily offered a small series of training sessions during a few months of the year for just our CJV Club. Now, based on the demand from the Charlotte Beach Players and High School and College Coaches, we have reached out to the experts in Beach Volleyball to partner with CJV to offer dedicated Beach Programs in Charlotte. CJV is excited to announce our partnership with Beach South Volleyball. We also would like to announce our support of the Lady Grayhounds Beach Training in North Charlotte.

Beach South Volleyball is based out of the Triad with locations in Greensboro, High Point, Lynchburg and NOW Charlotte! Beach South focuses on beach volleyball training and was started in 2012 by Scott Castevens who has15+ years experience playing beach and 6+ years coaching and managing Beach South Volleyball. Scott and his team will be working with CJV (and other clubs) to help develop seasonal and year-round beach training programs for girls and boys in the Charlotte area wanting to learn, play and excel at Beach Volleyball. All Charlotte registrations will be handled through the Sports Connection / CJV DASHOnline System. Click Here for more program details and registration information, or just scroll down this page. We invite you to also visit the website for other beach volleyball resources, testimonials, tournaments and other information. 

Lady Grayhounds Beach Training is based in North Charlotte and is owned and managed by CJV's long time coach and favorite private lesson instructor, Ray Gray. Ray and his team of coaches offer a unique volleyball specific conditioning experience on Sunday mornings at Blythe Landing at Lake Norman. Click Here or scroll down to learn more about the Lady Grayhounds Beach Training and how to register.

Beach South Developmental Program Beach Skills Clinics
Beach South Year-Round Program Mini-Tournaments
Tournaments - Doubles Beach Open Play
College Commitments

Beach South Developmental Program

Our Beach Developmental Program is designed as a beginner/intermediate program for girls and boys who have never played beach volleyball before or are looking to improve their current skills. The Beach Developmental Program is also for the indoor player looking to use beach training to better their indoor skill set.

Divisions: We will break practices out by Age Group. Each age group will have divisions based on ability/experience. By grouping players together in ability based divisions our coaching staff is able to provide ability specific training and accelerate the overall learning curve.

Structure: Our full program will run from April through July and give the most complete training experience. To offer greater flexibility we have divided the full program into monthly sessions. Players can register for one, two, or three months depending on their training availability and specific goals.

Requirements: A willingness and desire to learn the beach game and the ability to have fun doing so. This is not your picnic volleyball program. We will focus primarily on learning and developing skill sets on specific days and more time playing on other days.

Playing Partner: You DO NOT need to have a playing partner to join our program. Playing with different people is part of learning the game. Our practices will give you plenty of experience pairing up with someone you may not know well, and if you don't have a partner come tournament time we can offer suggestions to help you.

Practice Times and Location: Beach Development practices will be held at the Sports Connection / CJV Granite Street location. Players will be able to select their 2 preferred Practice Times at the time of registering. Since the Beach Courts are located at the same location as CJV's 9 Indoor Volleyball Courts, we will plan to move the practices indoors if the weather is bad and there is available court space.

Coaches: Beach South has assembled a staff of talented and successful beach volleyball coaches. These coaches (which are current or former accomplished beach players) are working with CJV and other local clubs to recruit, train, mentor and assist a team of qualified local beach coaches for the Charlotte area. Click On Coaches for pictures and profiles of local coaches or visit Beach South's Meet The Coaches.

Ages / Grades Level Practice Days Practice Times  Location Register
All Ages All Skills Mondays & Wednesdays* TBA Granite Street
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* Depending on skill level, could have additional practice days available

 The Beach Developmental Program fees are: $200 for a 1 month (30 day) membership. $350 for a 2 month (60 day) membership. $450 for a 3 month (90 day) membership (Best Value). Payment is due at the time of registration. (Note: You can register NOW for future month(s) and indicate on the registration form when you would like your membership to actually start. Our system will default to the next 30, 60 or 90 days from the day you register.)

The Beach Developmental Program Fee Includes: 1-2 Organized Practice/Training Sessions per week and Discounted or Free access to Sand Courts during Open Courts and other times the Sand Courts are available. Each registered player will also receive a club membership package that includes a Beach South tee-shirt, Beach South tournament jersey, Beach South water bottle, and Beach South sticker.

Beach South Year-Round Beach Program

The Year-Round Programs are designed for the athlete who prefers Beach Volleyball to indoor volleyball and is committed to taking his/her beach game to the next level;  whether that is competing in a higher level in tournaments, having a goal of becoming a collegiate sand volleyball player, possibly playing at the pro level, or even an Olympian.

This program is designed, but not exclusively, for players who have played in a beach tournament prior, who are dedicated athletes who understand the tough training program and willing to dedicate themselves to a higher level of commitment. Players should be able to set (bump or hand), know the fundamentals of jump serving, able to place shots/put the ball away, able to block effectively or accurately, consistently dig balls to target and be hungry for the win.

The Year-Round Program is offered November - June. More information will be available on the Charlotte 2018/19 season by August 1, 2018. We encourage you to visit the current Beach South Year-Round Program for the Triad area for an idea of what we are trying to create in Charlotte.

Beach Fall Program

The CJV Beach Fall Program provides an opportunity for girls and boys of all ages and all skill levels to learn and play BEACH/SAND Volleyball from August - November. There are no tryouts and you do not have to have a partner or team to register. Organized Practice & Play Training Sessions are included twice a week on the CJV Sand Courts (with lights) located at our Granite Street Volleyball Center. Registration is accepted anytime during the season, but is on a first come basis until full. 

Ages / Level Dates Practice Days Practice Time Location Cost Register

All Ages & Skills




Granite Street

$299* CLOSED
*A valid Sports Connection Registration Fee (annually) is required.
**We may combine practice times depending on the number of participants that register.
Participants may be asked to change practice times based on skill level.



The CJV Fall Beach Program fee is $299*. Payment is due at the time of registration. *A valid Sports Connection Registration Fee (annually) is required.

The CJV Beach Program Fee Includes: 1-2 Organized Practice & Play Sessions per week. All players will be divided up per court based on skill level and age. Some participants may be asked to change practice times based on skill level.

Beach Skills Clinics

During the months of April - June, we offer Beach / Sand Skills & Drills Clinics on specific dates & times to introduce, teach, and improve Beach / Sand skills. They are ideal for the Beginner to Intermediate level players in Grades 3rd - 12th. All players must register & pay 24 hours in advance. No walk-ups the day of please. Space is limited. See chart below for dates & times. Additional sessions may be added, please check back for additional dates.

Dates Location Time Focus Cost Per Clinic Registration
TBA Granite Street
TBA Beach / Sand Skills $20* Closed
TBA Granite Street
TBA Beach / Sand Skills $20* Closed
TBA Granite Street
TBA Beach / Sand Skills $20* Closed
*A valid Sports Connection Registration Fee (annually) is required.

Beach - Open Play

Carolina Juniors Volleyball offers Beach Volleyball Open Play at various times throughout the summer. These Open Courts allow players to work on their individual and teams skills and play pick-up sand/beach volleyball to stay in volleyball shape. Beach Coaches may be available during specific open court times to help beach players prepare for upcoming beach tournaments.

Day Location Dates Time Cost Notes
TBA Granite Street
TBA TBA $5.00** Open To All Skills
** Players who are members of the Beach Development Program may attend Open Play for Free.

Tournaments, Mini-Tournaments, Beach Series

Carolina Juniors Volleyball Club and Sports Connection are excited to host a series of Mini-Beach Tournaments for our local players and teams to participate in. Our mini-beach volleyball tournaments are held at our Granite Street Sand Courts located in South Charlotte. See below for a list of mini-beach tournaments and how to register.

Dates Location Time Format Cost Per Team Registration
TBA Granite Street
TBA Quads* $50 Closed
TBA Granite Street
TBA Quads* $50 Closed
* Quads can play with as few as 2 or 3 players.


Doubles Tournaments

There are numerous Beach, Sand & Grass Tournaments in Charlotte and around the Carolinas that players can choose to enter. The Beach South Website is a great resource to view all the beach tournaments being hosted at their 10 beach courts in Greensboro.

A list of possible tournaments can also be viewed on the Carolina Region Junior Beach Tour Website.

The Beach Program Coaches will also keep all players informed of the upcoming tournaments and suggest the ones that may be best suited for their skills and work with each team to help prepare for tournament play.

"Lady Grayhounds" Beach Volleyball Training

Carolina Juniors Volleyball has partnered with the Lady Grayhounds to bring a taste of the South to the North. "Come train with some of the best players in town by some of the best Coaches around!" Ages 8-18, divided by skill level, not age! Any questions please don't hesitate to call Coach Ray.

Training Sessions are on Sundays (starting April 8, 2018) from 8:00-10:00 AM. The sessions will be held at Blythe Landing (Lake Norman) 15901 NC Highway 73 Huntersville, NC 28078. Sessions are $30 each for a training program LIKE NO OTHER!  You will be introduced to: a unique Volleyball specific conditioning experience (first 30 minutes), an intense all skill training regimen (45 minutes), ending with competitive games to your skill level (35-45 minutes)!"  Each week you will have access to 4 courts, learning rules and fundamentals of 2's, 3's, 4's or 6's with the opportunity to enter and compete in local tournaments. There are no tryouts, no contracts or commitment so pay as you go.  To join, download the GroupMe App on your phone and accept invitation to group, called, 'Sand Volleyball'. Click here to join GroupMe:  

For more information, please contact Coach Ray Gray - Grayhounds Owner/Head Coach at or (202) 903-3088.

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