March Break Beach Volleyball Camp in Club Med FLORIDA!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Team Ontario Beach coaches are excited to announce that the OVA will be running a pre-season beach volleyball camp at Club Med Sandpiper Bay All-Inclusive Resort in Florida!

We will bring 12 athletes, between the ages of 12-16, to Florida for six days in order for them to learn and enjoy beach volleyball in an outdoor setting. Club Med Sandpiper Bay is home to the United States based National Volleyball League’s Beach Volleyball Academy and provides us with access to 7 professional sand courts.

Program Objective:

  • To provide a pre-season opportunity for Train to Train athletes (age 12-16) to develop their beach volleyball skills
  • To provide outdoor training to Ontario beach volleyball players in the middle of March
  • To introduce athletes to out-of-country training and competition routines
  • To introduce athletes to Team Ontario beach volleyball concepts
  • To provide the option for families to enjoy a vacation together with a beach volleyball camp for the kids

Camp Dates: March 12 – 18, 2016

Location: Port St. Lucie, Florida – Club Med Sandpiper Bay
4500 SE Pine Valley St, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952

Training Focus

  • New to agenda! Mental performance coach Brian O'Reilly has been confirmed to join us for the week. Brian is a mental performance coach for professional and amateur athletes, past client includes Beach Volleyball Olympic Gold medalist Natalie Cook, current clients include NHL athletes and teams.
  • Introducing beach volleyball concepts with an emphasis on physical literacy & developing whole skills.
  • Developmentally appropriate individual technical and tactical components of beach volleyball
    • playing with external factors (wind, sun, heat)
    • offensive and defensive concepts
    • serving, passing, setting, attacking, block peel decisions, digging
    • Managing yourself in an unfamiliar environment


  • Male and Female
  • 12-16 years old 
  • Athletes can sign up as an individual or as a team


This program has been designed so that families are able to enjoy a vacation while their child attends the camp. Supervision will be provided by our coaches in a ratio of at least 1 adult for every 6 children.

About Sandpiper Bay Club Med

“Sandpiper Bay Club Med is a premium all-inclusive sports resort in Florida, a haven for active families and home to the Club Med Academies. Located right on the St. Lucie River, this resort has the ideal Floridian all-inclusive vacation packages for active families that want to engage in sports, professional coaching and fitness programs offered at the exclusive Club Med Academies.”

“This is the only all-inclusive Club Med family resort in the U.S. that is a flagship “premium sports” resort. Take advantage of the first-class tennis courts and clubhouse, surrounded by the welcoming atmosphere of Club Med Sandpiper Bay. The Club Med Golf Academy features one 18-hole course and world-class instructors that will help you ignite your game. Luxurious accommodations, gourmet dining and exciting excursions await individuals, couples and families alike!”

 Camp Schedule:



Mar 12


Mar 13


Mar 14


Mar 15


Mar 16


Mar 17


Mar 18



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Queen/ King of Beach Tournament


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Fly to Toronto



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*exact schedule may be adapted to suit needs of those attending

 Camp Costs Include:

  • All-Inclusive Club Med Accommodations and Food
  • Transfers to and from resort
  • Club Med membership
  • Coaching and chaperoning by Team Ontario coaches, led by Beach Development Coaches Angie Shen & Eddie Coleman
  • Access to all sports and activities provided by club med package

Athletes not travelling with Team Ontario coaches or with Parents/Guardians:

  • Athletes not travelling on the same flight as the Team Ontario coaches will check in with coaches on March 12 in the evening at the resort.

Cost and Registration:

Due to an overwhelming response we have opened up new spots. However, new spots are limited to 2 spots left for athletes needing a flight with chaperone, 4 spots left for athletes without flight.

The spots will be allocated on a first come first served basis and players will be put on a waiting list once all spots are taken.

To reserve your spot the following is required by January 31, 2016. 

  • All camp athletes and any accompanying people* must register through the NRS
  • Complete Google Docs application to provide athlete and family information. Application here.
  • Contact Eddie Coleman at if you would like to add an accompanying person who is 12 years of age or younger 



Cost Including Flight

*Note that this option is the only option for athlete chaperoning during flight. 

Cost Excluding Flight

*Note that this option does not include athlete chaperoning during flight. Athletes will meet coaches at the resort on Saturday evening

CAMP PERIOD - March 12-18, 2016

Athletes Aged

16 yrs (2000) 15 yrs (2001), 14 yrs (2002), 13 yrs (2003), 12 yrs (2004)

$2100 (taxes included)

Register here: $2100 

$1100 (taxes included)

Register here: $1100 
Full payment required upon registration.
Registration closes January 17 at noon.

Non Athletes, Resort Only: Parents or Guardians   n/a

$1250 (taxes included)

Register here: $1250
Full payment required upon registration.
Registration closes January 17 at noon.

Non Athletes, Resort Only: Children 15 yrs and under
(only eligible if accompanied by a parent or guardian)

$825 (taxes included)

Register here: $825
Full payment required upon registration.
Registration closes January 17 at noon.

Non Athletes, Resort Only: Children 3 yrs and under n/a Contact Eddie Coleman at

 Take advantage of this amazing opportunity for fun in sun! Register TODAY to secure this great price.

The Ontario Volleyball Association is grateful for the support of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.