A coach talking to two beach volleyball players

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 3, 2022) – USA Volleyball has signed Beach Nation as its Official Beach Volleyball Education Partner and will work with Beach Nation to develop education content for the new USAV Coach Academy.

Launched on Sept. 1, the USA Volleyball Coach Academy is an online learning and engagement platform for volleyball coaches. It offers three subscription tiers, from a free bronze tier for USAV member coaches to the interactive premium gold tier, to give coaches the skills, knowledge and resources to be successful on and off the court.

Beach Nation is one of the country’s premier beach volleyball training organizations dedicated to creating and maximizing educational opportunities for beach volleyball coaches and players.

Beach Nation has already begun collaborating with USA Volleyball. The group helped develop the “Fundamental Beach Skills” module in the USAV Coach Academy Bronze Tier and the “Out of System Setting” module in the Silver Tier. Patty Dodd, a Beach Nation master coach and USA Volleyball NTDP coach, recently hosted a live Gold Tier session on hand passing.

“Beach Nation has been a key partner in the creation of our initial content for the USA Volleyball Coach Academy,” said David McCann, USA Volleyball Director Education Services. “We are looking forward to partnering with Beach Nation to develop more cutting-edge educational content and opportunities for beach volleyball coaches at all levels.”

“We look forward to working with USA Volleyball to grow the game with critical thinking, skills-not drills, and with clear and concise content,” said Mark Fishman, CEO Beach Nation. “We teach players and coach coaches at our in-person events. Adding USA Volleyball to our partner portfolio is simply a great honor and raises the bar.”

What people are saying about the partnership between USA Volleyball and Beach Nation:

“As a former U.S. National Team player, as well as a former USA Volleyball board member and a Beach Nation founder, I am incredibly happy from both sides of the fence that USA Volleyball and Beach Nation are partnering to create what will be some of the best teaching available.  I’m looking forward to working with USA Volleyball and producing a fantastic product!” – Todd Rogers, Cal Poly Beach Volleyball Head Coach

“Working with the USA Volleyball education team has taught me to break down skills into pieces where language and sequence makes it easy for players to understand and for coaches to teach.” – Patty Dodd, MBsand Club Director, Beach Nation Master Coach and USA Volleyball NTDP Coach and National Faculty.

“Great to see USAV back at delivering quality educational programming to coaches at all levels – especially for beginners – to give their players a lifetime love of the game.” – John Kessel, FIVB, USA Volleyball, Beach Nation and World ParaVolley International Instructor

For more information about the new USA Volleyball Coach Academy go to: usavolleyball.org

To learn about Beach Nation’s camps and clinics go to: beachnation.net