What age do you have to be to play competitive beach duos and do I need a partner?
It is open to boys and girls duos Born 2003 to 2010. It is for players who have played on one of our competitive teams during the indoor season.
What is the time and cost commitment required?
Acceptance into the competitive duos program means you must attend two sessions per week. One session in Cambridge at Riverside Park and one at our courts at Emerald Lake. It is a 12 week program.
The cost for each athlete is $295 per player for the training. We know some will miss a week if they are on vacation.
What are the costs of the tournaments and how many do we have to go in?
SCORPIONS PUBLIC YOUTH 2022 BEACH TOUR - The Scorpions are putting on 7 public youth competitive beach duos tournaments a season. We appreciate it if you attend our independent tournaments as they support the club. We understand you cannot necessarily attend all of them.
The tournaments are mainly at our beautiful Emerald Lake location. (15minutes east of Cambridge). We have refurbished all 12 of the back beach courts with Olympic sand. It is an excellent location. We will return to Grand Bend in June on the 18th and 19th for our Grand Bend Tournaments. Our tournaments cost $85 per duo to attend.
Here is the list of tournament dates for 2022:
Here is the LINK to our main tournament page.
The Ontario Volleyball Association also puts on beach tournaments. Again we appreciate you supporting our club's tournaments.
Who are the Head Coaches of the Scorpions Beach Program?
12u,13u,14u Duos - Samantha Warner
15u,16u,17u,18u - Tracy Liburd
What is Commit to Beach Weekend May 14/15 and what does it have to do with the Competitive Beach Duos Program?
Eight years ago the Scorpions club started doing some early season sessions for new competitive beach players/duos in May to give them some competitive beach volleyball basics for playing two on two format. It has become an essential part of our competitive duos program for new duos. Here is a link to the info on the program. Registration starts March 14th.
I have read all the FAQs and we want to play in the Scorpions Competitive Duos Program. What are the next steps?
RETURNING COMPETITIVE BEACH DUOS - For returning competitive duos currently in the club - Click on box at top of page to send us an email stating the duos players names, gender, age group and the parents email addresses for both partners.
FOR NEW COMPETITIVE BEACH DUOS - For 12u-15u duos who have not played competitive duos before we strongly recommend that you participate in our Commit to Beach Weekend May 14/15 Sessions - Click on box at top of page to send us an email stating the duos players names, gender, age group and the parents email addresses for both partners. Please include why your son or daughter is interested.
DUOS FROM OUTSIDE THE CLUB - Only after the previous two groups have been allowed in will we consider duos from outside the club. If interested, have both partners of the duo Click on box at top of page to send us an email stating why they want to be a part of the Scorpions competitive beach duos program.
AGE GROUPS FOR TOURNAMENTS
12U Born 2010 or later - Also Born between September 1st 2009 and December 31st 2009
13U Born 2009 or later - Also Born between September 1st 2008 and December 31st 2008
14U Born 2008 or later - Also Born between September 1st 2007 and December 31st 2007
15U Born 2007 or later - Also Born between September 1st 2006 and December 31st 2006
16U Born 2006 or later - Also Born between September 1st 2005 and December 31st 2005
17U Born 2005 or later - Also Born between September 1st 2004 and December 31st 2004
18U Born 2004 or later - Also Born between September 1st 2003 and December 31st 2003
Tracy Knudsen and Renee Michiels Co-Presidents Scorpions Volleyball Club