What do we do?

Drop-in adult clinics

If you want to get some exercise, learn beach volleyball, and meet new people without any commitment, come to our drip in clinic! Each 1.5-hour session consists of a brief warm-up, 45-60 minutes of drills, and around 30 minutes of side out gameplay.

Sessions for each level are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:30 PM at South Mission Beach.

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Youth training programs
(4 weeks, 1 day per week, $100 total)

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Our youth training programs are a great way for your child to get exercise and learn valuable lessons in a supportive and safe environment.

The benefits your child will gain from our programs include:
  • Meeting new friends around their age with similar interests,
  • Developing teamwork and leadership skills while gaining confidence in themselves,
  • Getting great exercise and have fun doing it!

Training on sand offers some unique benefits, including:

  • Greater levels of strength and fitness due to the high resistance and dynamic surface,
  • Reduced risk of injuries since sand is low impact.

We will tailor each program based on the skill level of the group, both individually and as a whole. Each child will receive an appropriate level of instruction which will challenge them to improve and achieve manageable goals.

Children who are new to beach volleyball will learn basic skills and fundamental techniques such as bumping, setting, and hitting with the proper form. They will also learn basic game strategy such as positioning on the court and how to support their teammates.

Experienced children will expand beyond the basics and learn techniques such as digging, setting and hitting in transition, tomahawk receptions, blocking, advanced hitting techniques (e.g., pokey, drop shots, cut shots, rainbow shots). They will also receive theoretical training such as reading opponent attacks, defensive strategies, court vision, and more!

Each session is broken down each week into the three main categories of:

1. Strength & Conditioning,

2. Skill Development, and

3. Game Play.

We will also provide each child with a healthy snack and a Life’s A Beach Camps T-shirt!

Example Training Schedule

Strength & Conditioning (20 min) Skill Development (60 min) Game Play (40 min)
Warm-Up & injury prevention Explosiveness and speed training Coordination Drills Fundamental Techniques Game Situation Drills Mini- tournaments, Side-out games, etc.
Full body static and dynamic stretching Interval sprints.
Squat jumps.
Rhythmic lunge jumps.
Speed ladder.
4-star drill.
Multi-ball passing.
Under/over the net ball control drill. Hit timing and footwork around the net.
Passing, setting, digging, serving, hitting with a focus on ball control and proper technique. Serve receive, set, and attack. Transition setting and attacking. Drop/pull off the net. Live gameplay with individual feedback and instruction as needed. Children will have the opportunity to play with professional coaches as their partner.

Youth training is offered for the following age groups:

1. Kiddos (2nd-5th grades, ~7-10 years),

2. Juniors (6th-8th grades, ~11-14 years),

3. High Schoolers (9th-12th grades, ~15-18 years).

Youth training sessions take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:00-5:00 PM.

Please contact us via email at lifesabeachcamps@gmail.com with questions.
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Family & couples training

Bring your family or partner to enjoy a day at the beach learning beach volleyball together! We will tailor a 1.5-hour session of training and games suitable for the ages and skill levels of all participants. You and your kids and/or partner will get to run, jump, and play fun games together.

Family and couples training sessions are priced per person based on the number of sessions your purchase. You can purchase a package for a discount! Pricing is in the table below.

Family and couples training prices (1.5-hour sessions)

# of people 1 session 5 sessions 10 sessions
2-4 $40/pp $30/pp $25/pp
5-8 $35/pp $25/pp $20/pp
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Private training

We offer private training for all levels of players. Pricing for private training is in the table below.

Private training prices (1.5-hour sessions)

# of sessions Price
1 $60
5 $250
10 $400

Please contact us via email at lifesabeachcamps@gmail.com to discuss your needs and for our current pricing.

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Corporate events

Are you looking for an energetic event for your company that won’t break the bank? Ask us about organizing a corporate event filled with beach volleyball drills and games. Your employees will get active and invigorated, soak up some sun, and work together as a team in a supportive environment.

Our drills and games are designed to promote collaboration and offer a challenging and motivating team building experience. Our events will not only build your employees’ confidence in themselves but also strengthen the bonds within your organization.

We can tailor your experience based on the size and demographics of your company and the amount of time needed. Contact us for details and pricing.

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Who are we?

Life’s A Beach Camps was founded in 2018 by Professional National Team Player Emir Kavuzlu. Our training programs are designed by Emir Kavuzlu, Girol Eryildiz, Erkan Togan, and Can Ayvazoğlu and leverage over thirty combined years of playing and coaching and organizing beach volleyball camps professionally.



Emir Kavuzlu

Emir is an active national team player, coach, and board member of the Turkish Volleyball Federation. Throughout his career, he has played on the FIVB World Tour and CEV (European Volleyball Association) Beach Volleyball Tour. He has won many medals in the Turkish Beach Volley league, Pro Beach Tour, and CEV Snow Volleyball tournaments. Emir has worked and trained with some of the best professional coaches and players around the world.For the past ten years, Emir has been organizing volleyball training camps and providing private and small group training. He brings years of professional experience to Life’s A Beach Camps and proven methods of success on the sand. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration, a master's degree in business information management, and multiple certificates from SDSU. He has experience in advertising, production, digital design and business development.

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Dan Palenchar

Dan, like many in San Diego, moved from the east coast and fell in love with America’s Finest City and the game of beach volleyball. After experiencing the high level but fun and supportive training offered by Life’s A Beach Camps, Dan founded the San Diego location to make this unique community experience accessible to everyone. Dan has degrees in biochemistry and human nutrition. He has published scientific articles on genetics, metabolism, and medicine. Dan also works as a healthcare consultant specializing in project management and virtual support.

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