FRIDAY MOrning - JULY 27th @ Victory LANES

7:00AM-8:30PM for 12s-14s    8:30PM-10:00AM for 15s-18s

MONDAY Night - JUly 30th @ Victory LANES

6:30PM-8:00PM for 12s-14s   8:00PM-9:30PM for 15s-18s


Age Groups: 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U. Partners are not required for training. We understand many will be participating in school indoor programs and encourage that! We are there for those who want to continue training both indoor and beach or for the exclusive beach athlete. For the Summer we have An Elite program and training teams. Let us know if you have any questions! 


Fortitude Beach Elite Team (SPots LIMITED - tryouts required*)

Fortitude Beach Elite will provide many opportunities to enhance your beach skills. Our athletes will prepare for this year's National Championship Events to be held in California. The Elite team consists of up to 8 players per group. Each player tries out as an individual.

24 training dates - Practices 3 days per week. 

8 of those are semi-private training on Fridays - Elite Only 7:00-9:00 AM @ Anthem Courts OR Rio Vista

       Elite Tryout: FRIDAY, MAY 11th 6:00-8:00PM @ Victory Lanes


·         Tryout is mandatory.  *Athletes already qualified for AAU, AVP, or USAV Championships during the winter and spring are eligible for pre-selection for Elite Team

·         Consistently attend practices 

·         Commit to attempt qualifying for AAU, AVP, or USAV Championships, including in playing USAV, AVP, AAU Qualifiers and specific CBVA events


Session 1 OR Session 2 - $475 for 1 session


Fortitude Beach Training Teams (NO Tryouts)

Designed to teach athletes the beginning and intermediate skill sets and principals in order to play the beach game.

8 training dates per session - 2 days per week


Punch Cards - $175 for 5 training dates  **Limited availability and must sign up for dates on website. First come, first served.  ***Coaches DO NOT attend tournaments with punch card players

Session 1 OR Session 2 - $295 for 1 session (8 training dates)

FULL SESSION  - $575 (16 training dates)

*Cost does not include entry in the tournaments, any league memberships, or travel.


CBVA Events-

These are local events in Southern California outside of the events listed in our session schedule. Coaches will attend tournaments listed below based on teams attending. We need minimum two weeks’ notice in able to schedule a coach travel and board.

National Events – No Qualification Events

Coaches will attend based on teams attending. 

**July 10-14: AAU National Championships Hermosa Beach (15U July 10 & 11, 18U July 12-14)

National Championship Events - Qualifying athletes only

**July 19 - 22: AAU Junior Olympics

**July 19-24 USAV Nationals in Siesta Key, FL (19-21 for 12U & 16U; July 22-24 for 14U & 18U)

***Additional cost for coaches to travel

Each team must have at least one player that has earned a bid to qualify their team in the National, Open, or Regional Division. 

In-State Tournament Opportunities:


The Sand Club:

May 12: Best of the Beach

Location: Mesquite Beach
Times: 9A-3P
Ages: 12U/14U/16U/18U
Cost: $30/player (no partner needed)
>>Register Here

May 19: AAU Qualifier

Location: Mesquite Beach
Times: 18U 8A-1P; 12/14U 12P-5P; 16U 4P-10P
Ages: 12U/14U/16U/18U
Early Bid Rate: $60/team before 5/5/2018
Regular Rate: $70/team before 5/12/2018
Late Registration: $80/team after 5/11/2018 – 5/16/2018
Deadline: Registration are closed after 5/16/2018
>>Join AAU
>>Register Here

June 8-9: AAU District Championship

Location: Lake Havasu
Ages: 12U/14U/16U/18U
Entry Fee: $75
Deadline: Registration are closed after 6/1/2018
>>Join AAU
>>Register Here



AZ Jr. Beach Program – 2017/2018 @ VICTORY LANES 

Our Beach Program is open to both boys and girls. 

Cost is $15/player.

Date                                                  Time

Saturday, May 19th            12 and under - 5:00pm (Registration @ 4:30am)

                                           13 – 18’s –     5:30pm (Registration @ 5:00pm)

Saturday, May 26th              12 and under - 5:00pm (Registration @ 4:30am)

                                             13 – 18’s –      5:30pm (Registration @ 5:00pm)

Saturday, June 9th          12 and under - 5:00pm (Registration @ 4:30am)

                                       13 – 18’s –      5:30pm (Registration @ 5:00pm)

Saturday, June 16th        12 and under - 5:00pm (Registration @ 4:30am)

                                       13 – 18’s –      5:30pm (Registration @ 5:00pm)

Saturday, June 23rd         12 and under -  5:00pm (Registration @ 4:30am)

                                        13 – 18’s –      5:30pm (Registration @ 5:00pm)

Saturday, July 14th          12 and under -  5:00pm (Registration @ 4:30am)

                                       13 – 18’s –       5:30pm (Registration @ 5:00pm)

Saturday, July 21st         12 and under -  5:00pm (Registration @ 4:30am)

                                       13 – 18’s –       5:30pm (Registration @ 5:00pm)

Saturday, July 28th        12 and under -  5:00pm (Registration @ 4:30am)

                                       13 – 18’s –       5:30pm (Registration @ 5:00pm)

Saturday, August 4th       12 and under -  5:00pm (Registration @ 4:30am)

                                        13 – 18’s –       5:30pm (Registration @ 5:00pm)


TEAM USA National Beach Tour:

April 29: Arizona | 12U & 16U | Glendale, Arizona | Victory Lanes
May 6: Arizona | 14U & 18U | Glendale, Arizona | Victory Lanes

HP Selection Camps:

April 28: Beach HP Selection Camp, Glendale, Arizona | Victory Lanes

Out-of-State Tournament Dates:

June 24th - Ocean Beach - CBVA Tournament Pacific Palisades 

July 10-14 - AAU National Championships Hermosa Beach 

July 19 - 22 - AAU Junior Olympics CA

July 19-24 USAV Nationals in Siesta Key, FL


Some Fortitude Beach players have recently secured bids to the AAU Beach Volleyball Junior Olympics this July in Santa Monica, CA!

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Stephanie Goldstein and Sophia Notaro secured the first bid to J.O.s  AAU Qualifier on Jan. 20th. They battled to a 2nd place finish in a 24 team field on a cold rainy day at the Gene Autry Complex in Mesa AZ. 

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Samantha Baer and Siena Volmer secured their bid to J.O.s by winning the AAU qualifier on a sunny day against a 10 team field at the Beach Volleyball Stadium at Grand Canyon University.

Sidney Baer and Tanah Wright from our 12UA team took first place and qualified for Nationals in Las Vegas, Navada.


All teams are looking forward to training with their Fortitude teammates this spring and summer in preparation for AAU Beach Volleyball Junior Olympics.

Training Location

Victory Lane

22603 N 43rd Ave 

Glendale, AZ 85310



Let us know if you are planning on playing in any tournaments:


AZ Region Tournaments

Mesquite Beach Registrations

CBVA Tournaments

In order to participate in CVBA tournaments in CA, you will need to sign up through CVBA for a membership as well as sign up individually for each tournament at a cost of $60/tournament ($30 per player)

AVPNext/ AVPFirst Tournaments

In order to participate in AVPNext or AVPFirst tournaments, players will need to sign up through AVPNext & AVPFirst to obtain membership as well as sign up individually for each tournament at a cost of $60-$100 per team per tournament, depending on age and registration date.

AAU Beach

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Training led by AZ coaching icon, Tim McHale, who has accumulated 16 state titles -- 6 beach & 10 indoor!

Fortitude Beach is in their third season and has now gone year-round! Tim McHale will be heading up Fortitude Beach. Assistant coaches will include Kory Green and Tyler Jenkins. 

Tim McHale coached women’s indoor volleyball at Xavier for over 23 years and accumulated over 400 wins. Tim was head coach for Xavier for 12 years, winning 6 state titles, and another 4 as assistant in prior years. In 2012 Coach McHale stepped down to be able to spend more time with his family, but did not completely hang up coaching. Coach McHale became the assistant for Xavier women’s sand volleyball 2012- 2014, all 3 seasons culminating with state championships. In 2015 Tim stepped into the head coach position, leading Xavier to their next 3 consecutive state titles 2015-2017. Coach McHale has a true passion for the game and we are thrilled to provide the opportunity for players to train with and learn from one of the top coaches in the state. 

Kory Green is the varsity head coach for Boulder Creek High School beach program and was previously head coach for Desert Edge High School beach program. Tyler Jenkins is an assistant coach at Ottawa University in Surprise, AZ. 

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