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January 2019

NEW: Hump Day Happy Hour Spring League!

By | Blog

With the bitter cold Kansas City air around us, it may be hard to believe, but spring is right around the corner! This can only mean one thing – Spring League at Volleyball Beach! League play begins March 31st and registration for this 9-week session opens February 14th at 9:00 AM on our Play Now page.

This season, we have an exciting new Happy Hour League for those of you who don’t work a 9AM-5PM. On February 14th, sign up for our Hump Day Happy Hour League – Wednesdays at 5:15! At $120 per team with a $40 deposit, this ½ price league is the perfect opportunity to get together with friends, stick your toes in the sand and play the best game known to man!

If you’re an individual player looking for a team to join or a team looking for an additional player – check out our Find a Player page. You can leave a post, browse through posts and make team/player connections!

While you’re here, don’t forget to take advantage of our Beachside Bar and Grill Happy Hour specials – ½ price appetizers and drinks from 4-6PM!

Don’t let anyone “beach” you to it – sign up for Volleyball Beach’s Hump Day Happy Hour League on February 14th!

May Fire! 2019

By | Upcoming Tournaments

Are you ready for the best summer kick off in KC? Join us at Volleyball beach for MayFire! on May 18th. This annual volleyball tournament is held in May and is hosted by AVP America. The fun at “May Fire!” never stops, with top action and fierce competition. Learn a thing or two by watching aspiring-pro volleyball double team players compete to win AVP America points and cash prizes.

Eric Scherfenberg, who by day is the strength and conditioning coach at Belton High School, is also the founder/head honcho of May Fire! Eric has been playing volleyball for over 15 years, and said he was excited to bring a tournament like May Fire! to Kansas City.

“It’s a really fun way to hang out with friends from all over the country, and it’s great to see this level of competition in Kansas City as well,” said Eric. Over the last few years, the May Fire has drawn teams from 20+ different states from California to Maryland, Michigan to Texas and every where in between – even former Olympians!

May Fire! is one of 17 tournaments in the country that serves as the pipeline for amateur players to compete in higher-level tournaments and work their way toward becoming a professional volleyball player. You must be a registered AVP member to play in the May Fire! tournament. Click here to become an AVP member today! 

Click here to register for MayFire! 2019

Volleyball Beach Spotlight: Michael Sylvara

By | Blog

Michael Sylvara is a name heard often around Volleyball Beach! Known for hosting exciting tournaments including the Halloween Costume Tournament and Ugly Christmas Sweater Tournament, one thing is for sure – Michael knows how to take the game to the next level! We took the time to get to know a little more about the man behind the tournaments.

Michael & Team!

Growing up in South Kansas City, Michael became aware of Volleyball Beach at a young age. After playing some pick-up games during our free play sessions, Michael began to fall in love with sand volleyball. In 2015, he decided to officially sign up for a league and has held his Tuesday 7:00-8:00 PM spot ever since!

Michael has always enjoyed playing in tournaments at Volleyball Beach, exclaiming, “Playing sand volleyball all day with family and friends is hard to beat!” The only issue? When winter hit, the majority of tournaments ended until spring. Always taking the opportunity to host parties with family and friends, for Michael, it was a no brainer to put on tournaments during the fall and winter months to get everyone together for some positive fun!

When Michael isn’t tearing up the sand volleyball court, you can find him working in Real Estate or running his non-profit corporation, Challengers Farm – focusing on honeybees and tomatoes with an emphasis on challenges of the future. “I’m very passionate about the well-being of our community, state and nation,” said Michael.

Michael and His Volleyball Beach Family!

When asked his favorite thing about Volleyball Beach, Michael’s answer did not come as a surprise. “There are so many great things about Volleyball Beach, but number one is the people.” Michael continued, “It’s like a family. Come as you are and be yourself. It’s a one-of-a-kind place!”

We’re so glad you found us, Michael! From everyone here at Volleyball Beach, thank you for always bringing fun and excitement to the courts. We love having you as a part of our family!

Ready to become a member of our Volleyball Beach family like Michael? Spring League registration opens February 14th promptly at 9:00 AM.

Don’t miss out on your chance to join in on the fun!

B League Winter Digs – Holiday Session Winners!

By | Blog

Just like that another successful Winter Digs – Holiday Session has come to an end – proving once again there’s no better cure for the winter blues than some competitive beach-time fun in the sand! All of us here at Volleyball Beach want to thank the awesome players who came out to play under the dome this Holiday Session!

As we wrap up the Holiday Session and move on to the Winter Session, we want to give a special shout out to our B league Holiday Session winners! A step up from recreational, our intermediate B league is the perfect play level for those with sand volleyball experience, without the pressure of the power players in A league.

Volleyball Beach owner, Howard Barewin, said, “I was very impressed by the competition the B league brought this session. If you’re looking to improve your skills, while also having a blast, this league is perfect for you!”

Ready to become a member of our Volleyball Beach family? Winter Digs – Winter Session has just begun – with limited 9:15 PM play times still available! Click here to contact us for more information.

Mark your calendars and set your alarms – Spring League registration opens February 14th promptly at 9:00 AM! Click here to view league times and pricing. See you at The Beach!

Check out our B league Winter Digs – Holiday Session winners in the gallery below!