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. 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 their beach game contributes to and elevates their indoor game. Karch Kiraly, author of Beach Volleyball and the current head coach for the women’s indoor Olympic 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 he will be taken out of the serve reception entirely and given a very limited space to defend. He will never set the ball unless it comes to him by accident. In contrast, that same big guy is going to learn defense and ball control in the sand, whether he wants to or not.” The opposite also holds true for indoor shorter players – they do not get to attack or swing, as they are are usually subbed 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 Information Meeting: For New Players and Families: April 13th at 7pm. Location: Lindbergh Center at Hopkins High School, Room N205, See map. Approximately, 1 hour. Practices Times: Begin the first or second week of May, then end around the end of July. 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 2020 club 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 $450.00 per player, per season. The fee includes unlimited practice sessions, entry into all TMP -sponsored clinics, club insurance, and the uniform (2 jerseys, a visor, beach towel, and a pair of sand socks). Additional TMP Gear like towels, hats, and shorts are available to purchase. Two Options for Payment: To pay via credit card, use register now button below. Second option would be to pay via check $225 by April 15th with the remaining $225 due the first week of May. Each tournament is around $70 per team or $35 per player and paid to the director of the tournament. Click here for frequently asked questions or if you are interested in playing for our club or contact Stephen at 612-741-0982. 2020 Event Schedule: January 24th-26th, ProjectU Beach Camp, Tampa, FL May 29th-31st, ProjectU Beach Camp, Tampa, FL June 13th BVNE ProjectU Open: Minneapolis Tournament, Minneapolis, MN June 20th-21st AVP Academy Fox Valley: Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI June 29th-July 3rd, ProjectU Beach Training Camp, Santa Monica, CA July 11th JVA ProjectU Open: Lake City Tournament, Lake City, MN Last week of July: Surface BVC Invite, Inver Grove Heights, MN 2nd week of August: SAVA Championships, Otsego, MN First week of August: JVA Midwest Championships, Racine, WI All events are optional, we do ask that team members do their best to support our local events. Attendance in out-of-state events is not required to participate in the club. 2020 Minnesota Beach Clinics:Dates to be announced late 2020 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.