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Beach ParaVolleyball

Beach paravolleyball

Beach paravolleyball

About Beach ParaVolley

Beach ParaVolley is an adaptive, standing version of beach volleyball played with three-member teams. It works within the Paralympic system. World ParaVolley, the international federation for Paralympic volleyball, is working with the International Paralympic Committee to add beach ParaVolley to the Paralympic Games by the 2028 Los Angeles Paralympics. 


Program Details

SESSIONS ARE FREE! Open to KIDS and ADULTS (ages 13+). NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! *Please note that this program is only for those with limb difference.* Athletes may play with or without prosthetics.

See you in 2021!

The 2020 season has now wrapped.

We don't know exact details for next year's program yet due to the consistently changing pandemic, but we WILL have a program again. Check back for details in the spring.

*Note that this program is only for those with limb difference.*

Please contact our director of beach programs below with any questions. 

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LEARN MORE

For more information on the sport at the national level, click HERE.

 

Questions?

Eric Hammond

Eric Hammond

Director of Beach Programs/Paravolley Assistant Coach


Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Beach Paravolley Head Coach

Sarah enters her second year as a coach with our beach program and becomes the very first head coach of our debut Beach Paravolley program. She is a certified orthotist-prosthetist, has volunteered with Camp No Limits, and works full-time for the Hanger Clinic. 

Sarah grew up competing at an elite level in volleyball, gymnastics, swimming and diving, and lacrosse out of Spring Grove, PA, near York. She played for Yorktowne Volleyball Club and Spring Grove Area High School, and four years as a defensive specialist/libero at NCAA Division I Towson University. 

USAV IMPACT and SafeSport certified, Sarah has coached indoor volleyball for several years. She has competed in multiple outdoor tournaments in both women's and co-ed.


Catherine Paris

Catherine Paris

Beach Paravolley Assistant Coach


Catherine (Walker) Paris is entering her third season as a coach with our beach program, and first with our brand new Beach Paravolley program. She is also an active duty lieutenant in the United States Coast Guard. 

The Michigan native played collegiately at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. Catherine coached high school and juniors club volleyball in California. She also coached the College of Charleston women's collegiate club team during the spring of 2018.

Catherine has played volleyball professionally both indoors and in the sand. In 2014 and 2015, she played indoors for the NorCal team in the former Professional Volleyball League (PVL). On the beach, she competed on the EVP Tour for Hampton and Richmond in 2018. Catherine currently competes regularly in open-level beach tournaments up and down the coast.

In 2019, Catherine was selected as a member of the All-Navy indoor volleyball team. She and her combined Coast Guard and Navy teammates won the silver medal in the Armed Forces Championships at Fort Bragg, NC. Later that year, she went international, as she represented Armed Forces Team USA at the Military World Games. 

In late spring of 2019, Catherine became an evaluator and court coach for USA Volleyball's Beach High Performance programs. 

She is USAV IMPACT and SafeSport certified.