Formation of Manhattan Beach Sand Volleyball Club – August 2015
We are thrilled to announce the evolution of a new sand volleyball club in the South Bay through combining efforts of the Dodd Volleyball School and the Manhattan Beach Volleyball Club. Under the leadership of Patty Dodd and combining efforts with Sterling Standage, this new club is focused on competitive beach volleyball for U14 and U12 teams.
Our philosophy at MBsand is to teach fundamentals correctly in a positive environment that will foster growth and love for beach volleyball. We will prepare players to master the fundamentals, think for themselves and strive to not only the best player they can be but to be the best partner as well.
Patty Dodd is currently a USAV Jr. National Team Coach, she has worked with U26 and U23 women, U13 girls, U17 boys A-1 Divisions, as well AVP Open winners Metter-Flint/Larsen. Patty is an inspirational, successful athlete as a two-time All-American Volleyball player at UCLA, Colombian National team, 2 time MLV Champion, 16 years successful Professional Beach Volleyball in WPVA and AVP including 15 Open wins. As a recently retired teacher from American Martyrs, Patty is also beloved by her students and has a natural teaching style that allows young athletes to grow and mature not only as athletes, but as individuals.
Sterling Standage has operated Manhattan Beach Volleyball Club over the past four years in addition to his 10 years coaching experience and 40 year’s experience playing in Southern California. Sterling’s special interest is passing on the love of the game that has brought him so much joy in life to his 12 year old daughter and her friends. As he shared his love of the game, it became clear he has a special gift of developing the younger athlete and has been successful bringing a high level of play at a young age to many players in the U10 and U12 age division. This past year, Sterling was successful in winning the club U12 Championship Division at the prestigious BCVA event in Hermosa Beach with the most winning number of U12 players.
Mike Dodd has coached at the professional level for a decade, including the last 2 Olympics in Beijing and London. As a player, Mike won a Silver Medal in the inaugural Olympic Beach Volleyball Competition Atlanta 1996, he also won the Manhattan Open 5 times along with 75 total Open wins over a 17 year Professional Career. Mike will be coaching at tournaments.