Hello All Gulf Coast Region Members,

Many great Volleyball events are coming up soon in the Gulf Coast Region. Renew your membership if you have not done so for the 2013-2014 season, so you can participate in these exciting events.


To start the 2013-2014 Club Season the Region's Beach Series kicks off in Gulf Shores, AL - Saturday, November 16th in front of the Hangout at the Main Public Beach in Gulf Shores.

The following weekend the Beach Series moves to Fort Walton Beach, Florida in front of the Boardwalk for an event stop that includes two Junior Beach Tournaments, Saturday November 23rd - Quads and Sunday November 24th - Pairs as well as CAP I & II & BCAP Coaching Education Seminars' hosted by the Region and USA Volleyball's Department of Education and a free Youth Beach Clinic sponsored by the Region.

Coaches and Parents you are highly encouraged to advance your Coaching expertise and Volleyball  knowledge by attending a CAP or BeachCAP Seminar. Yes, Parents you are strongly encouraged to attend a CAP or BCAP Seminar and enjoy the added benefits that a Coaching Education Seminar will provide you as a Volleyball Parent. Allattendees must be 2013-2014 USA Volleyball registered members. Parents register as a Chaperone, this will serve your club well and reduce your membership cost from other categories as well as provide you a full year of membership benefits. Coaches will still register as a Junior Coach. Below you will find Seminar information and how to register.


USA Volleyball - Gulf Coast Region - Beach CAP, CAP I & II Nov. 23-24, 2013

On Okaloosa Island - A true Island VOLLEYBALLWeekend Getaway! 


When: Saturday Nov. 23, and Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Tentative Schedule: Check-in, Sat. at 7:30 a.m. Course starts at 8 a.m. and runs until no later than 8 p.m. that evening. Sunday sessions will start at 9 a.m. and run until no later than 5 p.m.

Where:

Beach CAP I: Ramada Plaza Beach Resort (1500 Miracle Strip Parkway S.E. Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548)


CAP I & CAP II: Docie Bass Recreational Center (54 Ferry Rd. N.E., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548) - 3 miles from the Ramada Plaza and Boardwalk Beach Tournament event site.

Hotel Information:
Ramada Plaza Beach Hotel-Beautiful full service hotel located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. All CAP attendees will receive discount weekend accommodation rates. Special "Friends and Family" rate for the weekend. $99 a night for beachfront rooms and $69 for best available. You can make your reservations by calling 800-874-8962 - refer to event code USAV13. "Friends and Family" rates are good until Nov.12th.


Why attend a CAP and BCAP Seminar: To better your understanding of volleyball as you network with other coaches/parents/players at all playing/coaching levels! Plus-Who wouldn't want to get some of the most valuable information from some of the best Instructor's out there!

CAP & BCAP Seminar Registration Deadlines: Early-10/18-10/31,Regular-11/1-11/15, Late-11/16-11/23. Registration prices will increase at each date listed above.


REGISTRATION INCENTIVES!!!
-The first 5 coaches to register early for the BCAP will be treated to a Friday Night complimentary meal at the World Famous Fudpuckers on the Island at 7p.m.! Fuds is just across the street from the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort. Long known by the locals for great Fun and great Food. Fuds has been and continues to be, an avid supporter of Volleyball on the Northern Gulf Coast!


-The first 10 coaches to register early for the CAP I and CAP II will also be treated to a Friday Night complimentary meal at the World Famous Fudpuckers at 7:00 p.m.


Cadre Beach CAP: 
Cadre CAP I and CAP II: 
Registration and Course Information can be found:

for the Beach CAP I Course
http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Education/Coaching-Education-Programs/Beach-Courses/BCAP-I-Course



for the CAP I Course! http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Education/Coaching-Education-Programs/Indoor-Courses/CAP-I

for the CAP II Course! http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Education/Coaching-Education-Programs/Indoor-Courses/CAP-II


NOVEMBER 2014 BEACH SERIES EVENT SCHEDULE

Saturday 16th - Junior Beach Series - Pairs - Gulf Shores, Alabama - Main Public Beach at the Hangout

   Check-in 8:30 - 9:30 am, Player Meeting 9:30 am - Play begins at 10:00 am
 
   Registration opens on Region Website Friday - November 1st

   Gulf Shores Hotel Information: Phoenis All -Suites - Special "Friends and Family" rate and poc to be released October 23rd - region website



Friday 22nd - Youth Beach Clinic from 4-6 p.m. This beach clinic is free to all, bring a friend, bring a teammate, little or older sister/brother and a FLASHLIGHT!!! It gets dark early AND there's a volleyball treasure hunt sponsored by Fudpuckers and the Gulf Coast Region. Volleyball Treasures will be buried by a "scurvey gang of local pirates"!!!!!!!


Saturday 23rd - Junior Beach Series - Quads - Fort Walton Beach, Florida - Beach at the Boardwalk

   Check-in 8:30 - 9:30 am, Player Meeting 9:30 am - Play begins at 10:00 am
 
   Registration opens on Region Website Friday - November 1st

Saturday 24th - Junior Beach Series - Pairs - Fort Walton Beach, Florida - Beach at the Boardwalk

 
   Check-in 8:30 - 9:30 am, Player Meeting 9:30 am - Play begins at 10:00 am

   Registration opens on Region Website Friday - November 1st


   Fort Walton Beach Hotel Information:
Ramada Plaza Beach Resort - Special "Friends and Family" rate for the weekend. $99 a night for beachfront rooms and $69 for best available. You can make your reservations by calling 800-874-8962 - refer to event code USAV13. "Friends and Family" rates are good until Nov.12th
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Parents, I would like to take this time to again encourage you to attend a CAP I or BCAP Seminar in Ft. Walton Beach. We have a parent in the region that has a very skilled daughter who plays Beach and Court that has shared with me on several occasion just how much she learned and just how valuable the BCAP seminar she attended in the spring has been for the Volleyball development of her daughter. What tremendous initiative was taken by this parent to advance the game within their household. Also bears mentioning that a BCAP Certification would allow a member parent to coach their player in Beach Series competition during the year as a Gulf Coast Region Registered Beach Coach.
 
Parents, Players and Clubs, I would like to share with you a heartfelt thanks for your commitment too and your love for, the great sport of Volleyball, as we quest to "Grow the Game" together!!!!!
 

Philip Bryant -
Commissioner

Gulf Coast Region

of USA Volleyball

251-979-4287