IMUA Boys Beach Club
"An IMUA Summer Training Delight!"



2012 Summer Beach Program

Our IMUA Beach Boys Cross Training Camp will consists of 8 days (24 hours).

The benefits of beach cross training are improving overall strength, speed, endurance, and agility.

On paper the benefits appeared pretty clear:

  • Conditioning occurs by participation because the conditions make the players work twice as hard. The sand inhibits movement and jumping, the wind hinders ball control and the sun and heat fatigue the body at an accelerated rate.
  • The format in doubles with no substitutions forces all-around skill development – taller boys now pass and dig, shorter boys now hit and block and everyone serves and sets. Talking between teammates now becomes a must.
  • Fewer teammates encourage players to become more self-reliant. Without substitutions, players must learn how to deal with making mistakes and develop ways to bounce back from errors without leaving the court.
  • Players also become more focused as the beach game is more “deliberate” with each contact than the indoor, where “automatic” is more the norm (i.e. on the beach a player may pass and hit on the left side in serve receive but may have to dig and then hit on the right side in transition). This is especially true in doubles, where the contacts alternate between just two players – a player that digs a ball on the back line should not be “automatically” set 2-3 feet off the net, which would make for a 24 foot approach.
  • Players become better at the skill of “reading.” Defensively they have to be able to recognize the type of attack (hard-driven roll, or cut shot) and defend it properly. Offensively they must make smart attacks to consistently get the ball down against two defenders.

Dates: Tuesdays- July 10, 17, and 24
          Thursdays- July 12, 19, and 26
          Saturdays- July 14 and 21

Times: Weekdays- 3:30-6:30pm
           Saturdays- 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: Del Monte Beach Courts - North end

Beach Coaches:

Head Trainer Jason Companion
Assistant Jake Powell
Assistant Veronica Companion

IMUA Beach Boys Online Registration

Complete Registration Waiver below and bring to first training day:

Click here to download IMUA Beach Boys Registration Waiver Form
Click here to download IMUA Beach practice calendar (.pdf)

                          Club Director Jason Companion

                          Phone: 831-238-2362



                          Assistant Club Director Veronica Companion

                          Phone: 831-345-0170