Q? Does MBsand offer coaching during tournaments?

A. Yes, at most South Bay tournaments. *Players must wear MBsand uniform during tournaments to receive coaching.



    Q? I want to play in my first tournament, any advice?

    A. Congratulations, it takes courage to play in your first tournament. You need to register here a few days in advance. All organizations require annual membership, USAV, CVBA and AAU. Keep membership number handy, you will needed it every time you sign up. Tournament registration is approximately $70-100 per team. Expect to check in at 8:30-9:00. Pool play 9:00- 12:00ish. Getting out of pool is a big accomplishment, many of your opponents have played for a long time. Top 2 or 3 teams in pool advance to playoffs. Playoffs are mostly single elimination and end around 2:30-4:00. Bring umbrella, healthy snacks, drinks, sunscreen, socks (sand can get very hot), sunglasses and or hat. Kids referee each other’s games and keep score, they will make mistakes and parents need to let the referee and players figure out a solution. Parents are NOT allowed to coach. Kids call their own timeouts. Good luck!!




      Q? How do I sign up for a tournament?

      A.  All tournaments are listed on the website, not updated for 2021 yet! See tournament schedule!




        Q? When is the next tournament?

        A. Go to tournaments page to see the list of tours Sign up for tournaments!

          Q? How can I book a private lesson?

          A. Please contact the coach directly. Patty Dodd (310) 227 6628, Mike Dodd (310) 227 6627‬, Seain Cook (805)722-6385, Chelsea Ross (615) 403-9579, Alex Ukkelberg (320)333-5735, Alex Amylon (401)678-6568

          Q? What are the age groups for 2023 tournaments?

          2023 AGE DIVISIONS (BOYS & GIRLS)

          10 & Under – Must be born on or after September 1, 2012
          12 & Under – Must be born on or after September 1, 2011
          14 & Under – Must be born on or after September 1, 2009
          15 & Under – Must be born on or after September 1, 2008
          16 & Under – Must be born on or after September 1, 2007
          18 & Under – Must be born on or after September 1, 2005

            Q? How do I find a partner for a tournament?

            A. Network!! Make friends at practice, ask players of similar ability in practice. Too shy to ask at practice?  Ask Patty to share the parents’ information. Keep a list of 3-4 possible partners and plan ahead. You can also follow us on instagram @mbsandvbc direct message players in your age group.  mbsandvbc@gmail.com

              Q? How do I register for MBsand Club practices ?

              A. Two ways to sign up for practice. Register here! 
              or on your mobile device, download free MINDBODY application, look for MBsand

              Payment choices:

              1. Drop in practice expires in 2 months. $60 each
              2. New clients only. Intro Offer, $99 for 4 practices in 2 weeks. Not valid June 1 – Sep 19
              3. 10 Pack + Free t-shirt, expires in 6 months. $52.50 each
              4. Auto Pay, 8 practices a month. $329 monthly ($41 each). Cancel anytime.
              Q? Do I need to commit at all practices?

              A. No, MBsand doesn’t ask for long term commitments. MBsand offers different packages. You pay as you go, choose how many times you practice. Getting better is up to the player…MBsand is your vehicle to improving. Register here

              Q? How can I get an MBsand uniform?

              A. Uniforms are ordered in Spring during Annual Parent meeting.  Please call or text Patty Dodd 310 227 6628, we often have extra inventory.

              Q? When and where are MBsand Practices?

              A. Practices are 2 hours long, south of Manhattan Beach Pier, 11th Street.. MBsand club trains year round. During the school year we train M, T, F.  During Summer we train M, T, Th, F.

                Q? How do I schedule or reschedule a practice?

                A. Easiest Text Patty, 310 227 6628 or go to https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=286199
                Or on your mobile device, download MINDBODY app, look for MBsand.

                  Q? What do players wear during practice?

                  A. Players are required to wear a MBsand T shirt. Call or text Patty Dodd (310 227 6628) to purchase, T-shirt is $20. Wear layers during cooler months. Wear shorts in warm weather.

                    Q? What if I need a drink of water during practice?

                    A. There are water breaks during practice, participants are always free to get water whenever needed.


                      Q? Do we practice in the rain or wind?

                      A. Yes, we will only cancel practice in severe weather. A cancellation notification will be posted one hour prior to practice on Instagram and Facebook. Also, via text to those that signed up for practice.


                        Q? What if I need to go to the restroom during practice?

                        A. Participants must let a coach know they need a restroom break. They must go with a fellow athlete.  Ideally, this occurs during a water break.




                          Q? How can I get my medal result posted on MBsand Social Media?

                          A. At MBsand we love to hear from you and your son or daughter’s volleyball anything!! If the win a medal, please email tournament date, age group, to mbsandvbc@gmail.com  or text 310 227 6628. Thank you and congratulations!!


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