BAVA will offer outdoor training for interested players. The outdoor program will run from mid-May until mid-August. Training and practices will be held on outdoor courts in Annapolis and Davidsonville. To express interest or if you have questions, please email Coach Caylin Sterling or Coach Eric Hammond.
The 2018 summer program will consist of training two times per week on TBD.
The program is appropriate for players entering grades 6-12 with at least one year of club or high school experience.
Cost includes all training sessions with coaches, court rental, equipment, and BAVA Beach tank top.
Cost does not include tournament entry fees, travel costs, or CHRVA registration fees.
What to bring:
- copy of your CHRVA card
- plenty of water
- sneakers to play in the grass,
- towel to clean off the sand
IMPORTANT: Players must be registered with CHRVA to participate. If you are currently on a BAVA (or other) club team, your current CHRVA registration is valid through October 31, 2018 and will cover your summer participation! Do not register again. If you are not currently registered, click here to register with CHRVA (summer cost $15).
The Registration "Outdoor" is not currently available.
details will be posted in March 2018
BAVA Beach Coach
BAVA Beach Coach
Eric Hammond has been BAVA’s head beach coach and beach technical director since the summer of 2016. He considers building the program with his former player (at UMES), BAVA’s beach director, Caylin (Woodward) Sterling, a source of pride and a privilege.
Hammond spent 12 years coaching women’s collegiate indoor volleyball at the Division I level, retiring from the college game in 2017 to resume his marketing/communications career and seek more time to accomplish life goals outside of volleyball.
Over eight years as the top assistant and, later, recruiting coordinator at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, he helped the Hawks post seven straight seasons of 20 or more wins, four undefeated conference regular seasons and six MEAC Northern Division regular season championships. UMES posted a 61-3 record in conference play during that run. Hammond played a major role in the 2011 and 2012 teams winning the MEAC Championship and earning the program’s only two berths in the NCAA Division I Tournament.
Hammond was the head beach volleyball coach and tournament director for the UMES Collegiate Sand Invitational in 2009. The Hawks won the event, led by an undefeated run by Caylin (Woodward) Sterling and Christina Estebane.
From 2013-2017, Hammond was the top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Towson University. During that time, the Tigers reached a top 75 ranking in NCAA Division I, earned several CAA conference individual honors, and a CAA regular season championship in 2015.
In the spring of 2017, Hammond was the head beach volleyball coach for the Tigers outdoor season. The unofficial beach season culminated in an undefeated 4-0 match record in the two-day Mustang Invitational hosted by Stevenson University.
Since 2012, Hammond has worked for USA Volleyball’s Beach High Performance programs with males and females in several age groups. He serves as a coach for tournaments and camps, and an evaluator for tryouts. He has worked USAV Beach camps around the country, including the world-class Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. He was a training and tournament coach for the USA U17 Boys A2 team at the USAV High Performance Championships in Hermosa Beach and Santa Monica, Calif. in July of 2015, and the U19 Womens A2 team in July of 2016.
From 2007-2017, he coached indoor volleyball camps for both females and males in the U.S. and Canada with High Peaks Volleyball Camps and then Towson Volleyball Academy. He also spent two years as a head coach with the Delmarva Juniors/Timeout Volleyball Club.
Hammond is nationally certified by USA Volleyball in Beach CAP I, IMPACT, Beach IMPACT, and SafeSport.
Hammond is an editor and writer for multiple national volleyball magazines. He is a member of USA Volleyball and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). He served as the conference representative on the AVCA’s Assistant Coaches Committee for the MEAC and then the CAA, and was the founder and chair of the AVCA Assistant Coaches Publications subcommittee.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Salisbury University in 2000. During his years as a Seagull, he competed for the men’s club volleyball team for two years, primarily as an opposite hitter.
Players will be responsible for chosing their own partner, chosing their own tournament schedule, and for the entry fee to tournaments. Click the link below to the CHRVA 2017 summer tournament schedule.
Our coaches are available to attend a tournament with you! If this is something you are interested in, please reach out to Coach Cay or Coach Eric to find out their availability. The cost is $100 per tournament day plus mileage.
Summer is here which means the end of club 6's season and the beginning of outdoor doubles season. During the late spring, summer, and early fall, there are many opportunities to play competitive or leisurely volleyball all over Maryland, Virginia, Deleware, and D.C. Doubles volleyball can take place on sand or grass courts. There are groups that play pick-up/drop-in style, which mostly are just for fun, and there are tournaments on the weekends which are usually more competitive. Many of these tournaments offer cash or merchandise prizes to the winners of the upper divisions. Due to NCAA regulations, student-atheletes would have to decline cash prizes. (Sorry!) There are two types of doubles volleyball; men's/women's (same-sex partners), and reverse co-ed. Reverse co-ed is played with one male and one female partner. It is played on a women's height net. Female partners can hit and block on the net. Male partners can only hit behind the 10 foot line and cannot block at all. There are many opportunities to play over the summer!!
Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association (CHVRA)
Side Out Foundation
King of the Grass
Play for Keeps
* If you tell BAVA (via email email@example.com) 7 or more days prior to the start of the program (May 28 or prior) that you are unable to participate, all but $50 of your registration fee will be refunded.
* If you tell BAVA (via email firstname.lastname@example.org) 0-6 days prior to the start of the program (May 29-June 4) that you are unable to participate, program fees are non-refundable.
* If you tell BAVA (via email email@example.com) after the program has started (after June 4) that you are unable to participate, program fees are non-refundable.
*prorated fees are not available
Congratulations to Chyna and Emily for winning GOLD MEDALS in the U14 division of the Fairfax Open today!!
A huge shout-out to Sophie Hoekstra and Ashley Polling for their 3rd place finish in the women's "A" division in today's MAV 4th of July
Ally and Michaela take 3rd place at the Ocean City "Sand Storm" tournament on June 15. Great job, we're very proud ladies!!
Sheridynn and Caroline at the KOG Pre-Rumble in June 2014!
Also congrats to Ashley and Morgan for finishing 3rd in the U18 division of the Fairfax Open!! We are all very proud!
A HUGE congrats to Ashley and Emily for finishing 3rd place in the "Women's Open" division of the Fairfax Open Tournament June 28
Nicole and Clara take 3rd place at the Ocean City "Beach Bonanza" tournament on June 7. Great job, we're very proud ladies!!