FAQS

 

 

Q? How can I book a private lesson?

A. Please contact the coach directly. Patty Dodd (310) 227 6628, Traci Morin (714) 401-1160, Louis Morales (562) 652-1538, Billy Allen (208) 699-8379‬, Karissa Cook (831) 359 2449

Q? How can I get an MBsand uniform?

A. Uniforms are ordered in early February. There are extra items for purchase if you missed parent meeting. Please call or text Patty Dodd 310 227 6628.

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.

Q? How do I register for MBsand Club practices ?

A. Two ways to sign up for practice here! https://mbsand.com/registration/
or on your mobile device, download free MINDBODY application, look for MBsand

There are 3 choices:

  1. Drop in, 1 practice expires in 2 months
  2. Practice Package- 10 + Free t-shirt, expires in 3 months
  3. Practice Package- 18 + Free t-shirt and hat, expires in 3 months
Q? When and where are MBsand Practices?

A. Practices are 2 hours long, south of Manhattan Beach Pier. MBsand club trains year round, offering Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer sessions. See CALENDAR!

    Q? How do I schedule or reschedule a practice?

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

      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 $13. Wear layers during cooler months. Wear shorts, bikini bottoms in warm weather.

        Q? Do we practice in the rain or wind?

        A. Yes, we will only cancel practice in severe weather. A cancellation notification will go out one hour prior to practice via email, Instagram and Facebook.

         

          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? 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 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 patty@doddvollyballschool.com

                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 3 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 $50 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. Good luck!!

                 

                 

                 

                  Q? How do I sign up for a tournament?

                  A.  All tournaments are listed on the website. See tournament schedule!

                   

                   

                   

                    Q? What are the age groups for 2018 tournaments?

                    A.  
                    2018 AGE DIVISIONS (BOYS & GIRLS)

                    10 & Under – Must be born on or after September 1, 2007
                    12 & Under – Must be born on or after September 1, 2005
                    14 & Under – Must be born on or after September 1, 2003
                    15 & Under – Must be born on or after September 1, 2002
                    16 & Under – Must be born on or after September 1, 2001
                    18 & Under – Must be born on or after September 1, 1999

                      Q? When is the next tournament?

                      A. All tournaments are listed on the website. See tournament schedule!

                        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? How can I get my medal result posted on the MBsand website?

                          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 patty@doddvollyballschool.com  or text 310 227 6628. Thank you and congratulations!!

                           

                            Q? What is HP and should I sign up for a USAV tryout?

                            A. HP stands for High Performance, it’s one of the premier international pipeline development programs in the world. Entry into USAV Beach High Performance (BHP) programs is based upon selection at one USAV Beach High Performance Tryouts held in host regions March through May. Athletes strive to be selected for the USAV Junior Beach National Team (A1), USA High Performance Beach Teams (A2), and USAV High Performance Beach Camps (Junior A3 and A4).

                            Coach Patty Dodd has been coaching for USAV HP for 6 years and coach Traci Morin for 4 years.
                            MBsand was represented by players in 2017. Took Gold. Silver and Bronze in U15 at HP Nationals.