TMP Beach Volleyball Club

Established in 2015, the mission of TMP Beach Volleyball Club is to develop their athletes to be competitive on the beach at the national level. In Minnesota, we are striving to make an impact in beach volleyball through exceptional coaching, collegiate-run training camps, and passionate, motivated players.

TMP Beach and U of Tampa 2019

Outside our state, a player might easily choose their primary volleyball focus to be beach. However, in Minnesota, quality beach opportunities are not as prevalent and players tend to focus on indoor/court volleyball. TMP Beach players know there doesn’t have to be a choice; more importantly, they recognize how much each player’s “beach game” can contribute to and elevate their indoor game.

Karch Kiraly, author of Beach Volleyball and the current head coach for the women’s indoor National Team, speaks directly to why outdoor players make better indoor players: “More and more, indoor players are specializing.  For example, a 6’10” guy (or a 6’3″ girl) today will probably be put at the net to hit and block. There’s a good chance they will be taken out of the serve reception entirely, thereby given a very limited opportunity to defend, if at all.  They will never set the ball unless it comes to him by accident.  In contrast, that same big is going to learn defense and ball control in the sand, whether they want to or not.” The opposite also holds true for shorter or back row indoor players – they do not get a chance to attack or swing, as they are are usually taken out for taller players.

At TMP Beach, players develop an entire set of skills, not just a particular or specialized position.  Players touch the ball every play at least one time because they are involved in every volley in every set, acting as passers, setters AND hitters in a single volley.  In addition to the foundational skills and techniques, offensive and defensive strategies are effectively honed and curated. Mental fortitude is challenged and strengthened. The higher level performances are tied to personal growth and achievement, rather than a score.

Parent Meeting and Team Tryouts:

Player/Parent Meeting: April 20th at 7pm. Location: Lindbergh Center at Hopkins High School, Room N205, See map. Approximately, 1 hour.

Team Tryouts: April 27th and May 14th at 6:00pm at Sand Point Beach in Prior Lake, MN. Approximately 90 minutes, Click here for detailed location information.

If you are interested in more information or to register for tryouts, contact Stephen McCarthy at 612-741-0982 or email cs@themccarthyproject.com.

Team, Schedule and Tournament Information:

We start the first or second week of May, and end early August, depending on the player’s schedule.  Located at Sand Point Beach in Prior Lake, MN and Maple Grove High School, Maple Grove, MN, but primarily at Sand Point Beach.

Schedule: Click here to view the tentative 2020 practice and tournament schedule.

Partners: Primarily, players choose their own partners, but players do not have to play together the entire season. For athletes who do not have or looking to play with different partners, the coaches will attempt to locate a partner of like age and skill level, but it is up to the athlete to secure a partner for each tournament.

Cost: Team fees are $475.00 per player, per season.  The fee includes all practice sessions, entry into in-state ProjectU Clinics, and the following TMP player gear; 2-team tanks/jerseys, 1-sports bra, 1-long-sleeve team t-shirt, 1-TMP beach towel, and 1-pair of Sockwa sand socks.  Additional TMP Gear like towels, hats, and shirts are available to purchase, click here. (Announced early 2020)

Payment Options: To pay via credit card, use register now button below.  Second option would be to pay via check $237.50 by April 15th with the remaining $237.50 due by May 15th.   Tournament fees are separate, they range from $40-$80 per team or $20-$40 per player and are paid to the director of the tournament. Some tournaments require a membership, please contact TMP Staff before purchasing.

online registration

Click here for frequently asked questions or if you are interested in playing for our club or contact Stephen at 612-741-0982 or email at cs@themccarthyproject.com.

2020 Event Schedule:
June 13th BVNE ProjectU Open: Minneapolis Tournament, Minneapolis, MN
June 20th-21st AVP Academy Fox Valley: Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
June 27th BVNE ProjectU Open: St. Michael, MN
June 30th-July 3rd, ProjectU Beach Training Camps, Santa Monica, CA
July 11th JVA ProjectU Open: Lake City Tournament, Lake City, MN
July 20th JVA ProjectU Open: Sand Point Tournament, Prior Lake, MN
3rd week of July: Vital Tournament, Shakopee, MN
Last week of July: Surface BVC Invite, Inver Grove Heights, MN or BVNE Kauai Bikini National Championships, Santa Monica, CA
First week of August: JVA Midwest Championships, Racine, WI
2nd week of August: SAVA Championships, Otsego, MN

2020 Clinics: Dates to be announced in the spring of 2020. The tentative plan is to have one college and a current AVP pro visit our club during July.

All events are optional, TMP Beach does ask that you support our local events, but they are not required to participate in the club.

For additional tournaments on different dates in the Twin Cities, visit, SAVA, Surface VBC, or Vital Sand. Additional out-of-state national events, AVP Nationals and Zonal Championships  or Beach Volleyball National Events.