Reign Beach Volleyball--2016

4107025It is widely recognized that indoor players benefit from sand training so come and have fun in the sand and sun!  Increased vertical, improved court awareness, and ball control are just a few benefits! Players may fall in love with playing in the sand and decide to pursue beach as a collegiate sport!

The Reign Beach program is designed to provide players who are in grades 5 -12, with the opportunity to learn and improve both the technical and strategic components of sand volleyball.  Training sessions will focus on several areas of beach play:  skills needed to compete successfully in the sand,  conditioning for beach play, and the incorporation of beach strategy.    A low player-to- coach ratio of 6:1 provides optimal individual instruction.  If players have a partner, they will work together during training sessions but everyone is welcome and will be paired for training.  Players will be grouped by age and ability (12s/14s, 14s/16s, 16s/18s).

Players will be provided with the necessary information to register for sand tournaments locally and throughout Oregon, Washington and California.  Teams may decide to compete at many tournaments, including the Seaside Tournament, or players may opt to only participate in training sessions with no sand tournament play.The training fee of $165.00 per session includes sand court time; instruction with high quality, experienced coaches; one jersey; and one pair of sand socks.  Players who attend both sessions will also receive a sweatshirt.

All skill levels are welcome and encouraged to participate! If you have any questions, please email

 2016 Sand Coaches

Luke Carlson--After two successful and fun seasons in 2013 and 2014, Luke will be training the 16s and 18s players again this year.  He brings a wealth of both indoor and sand playing and coaching experience to Reign Beach.  Luke competed on a men's USAV team for many years before "retiring" to spend more time with his family.  He also competes extensively in the sand, experiencing significant success.  A highlight of his sand career was taking the championship in the men's division of the Seaside tournament.

Haley Doerfler-Haley also returns to coach again for the Reign Beach program this year. She will be training the 12s and 14s players and will also join Luke in coaching the 16s and 18s players.  Haley currently competes in both indoor and beach volleyball in Hawaii for Hawaii Pacific University.  She has benefitted from outstanding beach coaching for the past three years by professional beach players/coaches and has enjoyed success in her beach game.   She is currently coaching her fourth club season of indoor volleyball and has also coached club sand in Hawaii.  She will be competing in the sand again this spring in Hawaii for HPU prior to returning to Washington to compete and train younger players.

Andrea Doerfler
-Andrea is also returning to coach again this year with the Reign Beach program with the 12s, 14s and 16s players.  Andrea has had many successful years of coaching experience with both high school and club players.  She is currently the Co-Director of NW Reign Volleyball and the head coach for the 16-1 indoor team.  She competed in grass and sand volleyball after completing her college indoor playing career and is looking forward to bringing that knowledge and experience to Reign Beach.  Come have fun and improve your all-around game!!

Adrienne Nicoll
-Adrienne will be continuing her involvement with the sand program after coaching 12s previously. In 2016, Adrienne will be a floating coach.  Adrienne has been coaching volleyball since 2008 in her community, focusing on developing a strong youth program that supports the goals and legacy of Ridgefield's High School volleyball program.  She currently is Head Coach at View Ridge Middle School and has put her 8th grade teams in the league championship match for two years in a row, winning the championship last fall.  Adrienne starts her third year as head coach at View Ridge this fall.  Having coached a 12's team in 2013 for Excel NW, finishing 14th out of 55 teams in the region, she is drawn to developing fundamental skills and mental toughness needed to compete, persevere and encouraging a love for the game that lasts.  Adrienne loves beach ball for the good weather and the partnership dynamics as well as the quickness, the vertical jump and court vision it develops.