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DME Academy is thrilled to announce its action-packed Fall Beach Volleyball events taking place at its state-of-the-art facilities in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida. Led by the passionate and experienced Director of DME Beach Volleyball, Craig Lenniger, these events promise a thrilling blend of skill development, friendly competition, and pure fun in the sand.
Fall Beach Volleyball Club Program
This comprehensive program, running from September 6 to November 19, caters to athletes aspiring to play Beach Volleyball at the high school or college level. Held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 PM, and Sundays from 1-3 PM, this program offers intensive training sessions designed to enhance the skills of players. Athletes with a solid volleyball foundation will have the opportunity to participate in regional tournaments and attend college beach showcases, boosting their chances of catching the eye of college coaches.
Friday Night Lights
For the 12-16 year old enthusiasts, the Friday Night Lights program offers an opportunity to keep their skills sharp while having a blast. Taking place every Friday evening from 6-7:30 PM from September 8 to October 27, this program combines quick beach volleyball development with plenty of gameplay. It’s the ideal choice for those not yet ready for the Club Program but still eager to hone their skills and enjoy some competitive action.
Friday Night Open Play
DME Academy invites everyone to join the Friday Night Open Play sessions from September 8 to November 17, every Friday night from 7:30-9 PM. This free-play event allows enthusiasts of all skill levels to have a great time on the pristine sand courts. With the guidance of Coach Craig and other experienced beach coaches, participants can work on their skills or simply enjoy some friendly matches with friends and fellow beach volleyball enthusiasts.
High School Doubles League
Sundays just got even more exciting with the High School Doubles League, running from September 10 to November 19. Athletes are encouraged to sign up as a team, with whom they will compete in two matches each week. The last two weeks are dedicated to thrilling playoffs, where every team gets a chance to showcase their skills in a relaxed, coaching-free environment. It’s the perfect way to keep the sand between your toes during the traditional indoor high school season.
Adult Co-Ed Doubles League
Adults aren’t left out either! The Adult Co-Ed Doubles League, taking place on Sundays at 4 PM from September 10 to November 19, offers a fantastic opportunity for friends and couples to team up and compete. Teams will participate in two matches each week, with playoffs set for the final two weeks. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a novice, this league promises camaraderie and competitive fun.
“At DME Academy, we’re excited to continue to grow beach volleyball in Daytona Beach this fall. The sand courts at DME are waiting for you, so come join us for a season filled with skill development, teamwork, and a lot of fun playing beach volleyball,” said Lenniger. Whether you’re a rising star or a recreational player, DME Academy’s Fall Beach Volleyball events have something for everyone.
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DME's Adult Co-Ed Doubles League wil ltake place on Sundays at 4pm from September 10 through October 27
Players must sign up as a team. Teams will play 2 matches each week with the last two weeks set aside for playoffs. (All teams will advance to the playoffs). Subs are allowed at no extra cost but they must play in at least half of the teams matches to qualify for playoffs.
DME's Friday Night Lights will take place on Fridays from 6-7:30pm from September 8 through November 19
This program is for the 12-16 year old who isn’t playing on their school team and not playing in the fall ball program at DME (Fall ball players get a discounted rate as an add on to their fall ball and should register there). This program will be based on some quick beach development followed by a lot of play each night. Athletes should have a base understanding of volleyball and a general base for all the skills. This is a great fall program for the athlete who isn’t quite ready for the Club Program but wants to keep their skills sharp and get to play a lot!
DME's High School Doubles League will take place on Sundays at 1pm from September 10 through November 19th
Players must sign up as a team. Teams will play 2 matches each week with the last two weeks set aside for playoffs. (All teams will advance to the playoffs). This is a chance for athletes to play and have some fun without coaching, without pressure and a chance to keep their feet in the sand during the traditional indoor high school season. We are looking to keep this league fun and competitive for all athletes. No coaching will be allowed during matches.
DME will open the courts up and turn the lights on for free play on Friday nights. Everyone is welcome to come out and play and have some fun. Coach Craig or one of the Beach Coaches will be on the courts to help you work on any skill you would like, or bring your friends and come play until you can’t play anymore!
This program is designed for the athlete that is looking to play Beach Volleyball for their high school team and/or in college. This program is designed for High School athletes who have a solid base in volleyball and has a strong foundation in all volleyball skills. In addition to the three days of training, the Club will be looking to play in several tournaments across the region and encourage the athletes to attend college beach showcases to give them even more opportunities to be seen by college coaches. Tournaments and showcases travel and entry fees are not included in the price and may require additional costs to attend.
The 14-1 and 15-1 aged DME Academy Club Volleyball teams have shown exceptional skill and teamwork throughout the season, earning them spots in the 2023 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship. These teams have consistently displayed a high level of play, winning crucial matches and dominating their opponents with their precise serves, powerful spikes, and exceptional defense. Their coaches and fans are immensely proud of their achievements and eagerly await their performance on the National stage.
The 14-1 and 15-1 teams have faced stiff competition throughout the season, but their determination and hard work have paid off. They have focused on improving their skills and techniques, as well as their mental and physical conditioning, allowing them to perform at their best in every game. Their dedication and discipline have not gone unnoticed, as they have inspired their teammates and coaches to work harder and strive for excellence.
The 14-1 DME Academy Club volleyball team, coached by Brooke VanBrocklin and Rodrigo Saunders, consists of Emma Cronje, Nailah Cullom, Jade Gunter, Mollie Hale, Sofia Mackin, Keri Petro, Arden Reynolds, Sarah Stegall, Grace Taylor, Sadie VanBrocklin, and Lillian VanDeusen.
The 15-1 DME Academy Club volleyball team, coached by Alvaro Sanchez and Rodrigo Saunders consists of Riley Bennet, Isabella Bosinki, Taylor Fonseca, Annabelle Gentry, Emma Jandrew, Teagun Lux, Jasmine Mahoney, Logan Milan, Syramil Quinones, Ava Scott, Tori Stoltzfus, and Paige Taylor.
As they prepare for the national tournament, the 14-1 and 15-1 teams are determined to give their best and leave everything on the court. They know that the competition will be tough, but they are ready for the challenge. Their goal is not only to win but to showcase their skills and sportsmanship, representing their team and community with pride. They are confident in their abilities, and their fans are confident in them. We wish them the best of luck at the GJNC National tournament At McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago Illinois, June 28th-July 6th! We are wishing them the best of luck!
Back for another year, DME Academy is hosting its annual sleepaway Summer Prep Volleyball Camp from July 16th to July 29th. The camp is designed to help volleyball players of all levels develop and refine their skills in a high-intensity training environment. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player, the camp will provide a challenging and rewarding experience that will help you take your game to the next level.
The camp will be led by a team of experienced and qualified coaches who have a proven track record of success in developing players. They will provide individualized instruction and feedback to each player, focusing on all aspects of the game, including passing, serving, hitting, blocking, and defense. The training will be structured around a combination of drills, team play, and game situations (some on the beach!) giving players the opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in a competitive setting.
In addition to the intense training, the camp will also provide players with the opportunity to develop mental toughness and resilience, which are essential skills for success on and off the court. The camp will be held in a supportive and encouraging environment, where players will be challenged to push themselves to their limits while receiving the guidance and support they need to succeed. If you’re looking to take your volleyball skills to the next level and prepare for the upcoming season, the intense Summer Prep Volleyball Camp is the perfect opportunity for you!
Tues & Thurs 5:30-6:30 PM
This program is perfect for the younger player with little to no beach experience. It will be a great introduction to beach volleyball. The focus will be on skill development and introduction to the beach game. Athletes can expect to learn a lot to prepare for the upcoming season.
$125 per month or $300 for all three months
Tues & Thurs 6:30-8:00 PM
This program is perfect for athletes with some to little beach experience. It will be a great introduction and development for the beach volleyball athlete. The focus will be on skill development, understanding the beach game and game situation play.
$150 per month or $375 for all three months
Mon & Wed, 5:00-6:30 PM
Perfect for athletes who are thinking about playing high school and need to get experience in the sand or high school beach athletes looking for more experience. The focus will be on skill development and match play theories and ideas.
$150 per month or $375 for all three months
This camp focuses on instruction of all volleyball skills. Campers will enhance their game through skill development with strategic drills and competitive play.
This new program will be designed to introduce male athletes to the sport of beach volleyball. The focus will be on skill development and match play theories. Each training session will have skill development and gameplay. Volleyball playing experience is highly suggested but not required. As a leader in Beach Volleyball, it’s time DME brings the guys to the beach and expands their opportunities to train and play.