Fortitude Family has come together to clean up and prepare two sand courts for Fortitude to exclusively train on.

They are located just off the I-17 and Jomax Road on the campus on North Valley Community Church.

Training Dates:

April Session

MONDAYs & Thursdays (Calendar Below)

At North Valley | 6:30PM-8:00PM

April 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 22, 25 & 29

*No training on Thursday, April 18th

Training Options:  

Drop in (1 night): $40

Punch Card (3 nights): $105

One Month - April: $225


DROP IN - Pick a single date to check out a practice. 

PUNCH CARDS -  Pick and choose what nights to attend. Limited availability and must sign up for individual dates. First come, first served. Punch cards do not roll over between sessions. *Coaches DO NOT attend tournaments with punch card players

FULL SESSION  - Covers all training dates released

ELITE TRAINING TEAM - Offered in the summer only. Athletes will prepare for National Championship Events. Individual player tryouts are required and spots are limited.  *Athletes already qualified for AAU, AVP, or USAV Championships are eligible for pre-selection.


Fortitude Beach is now offered year-round! Training is lead by Tim McHale, who has accumulated 16 state titles! 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. He is also joined by an amazing coaching staff, including coaches from Ottawa University, high school beach coach & a former D1 Beach player from Grand Canyon University. 

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.

Training sessions are designed to teach athletes the beginning and intermediate skill sets and principals in order to play the beach game. Cost does not include entry in the tournaments, any league memberships, or travel.


Fortitude Beach teams had over 45 podium finishes including tournaments in Utah, Nevada, California & Arizona. 

SIX Fortitude Beach athletes qualified for AAU West Coast Junior Olympics hosted in Santa Monica, CA 

ONE Fortitude Beach player qualified for the AVP First Championship in Hermosa, CA. 

In-State Tournament Opportunities:


Let us know if you are planning on playing in any tournaments at fortitudebeach@gmail.com. Coaches will also attend Southern California tournaments based on teams attending. We need a minimum of two weeks notice to schedule coach travel and board, additional cost for travel may apply. 

The Sand Club


AZ Jr. Beach Program at Victory Lanes

Program is open to both boys and girls. 

Cost is $15/player.

Date                                                  Time

  Saturday, Dec. 29th               12 & U -    10:00am (Registration @ 9:30am)

                                               13 – 18’s –  10:30am (Registration @ 10:00am)

TEAM USA National Beach Tour:

Arizona Desert Freeze BNQ at Victory Lanes

    Dec 27: Boys and Girls 12U & 16U

    Dec 28: Boys and Girls 14U & 18U 


HP Selection Camps:


Out-of-State Tournament Dates:



Let us know if you are planning on playing in any tournaments: fortitudebeach@gmail.com


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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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.

Training Location

North Valley

27201 N Black Canyon Hwy

Phoenix, AZ 85085


Victory Lane

22603 N 43rd Ave 

Glendale, AZ 85310


Rio Vista

8866 W Thunderbird Rd

Peoria, AZ 85381


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