Tuesday Tutor-Play Series

Salt Lake Sand Volleyball is excited to introduce our Tuesday Tutor-Play Series for the 2021 Season!

Players will register for these events as a team and will train (aka TUTOR) for 1 hour as a team with our Salt Lake Sand Coaches, Dani Drews and Mikki Barton. Teams will then be able to immediately apply the skills and strategies they just practiced in a single elimination, full match play, tournament (aka PLAY). 

TUTOR sessions will have skill based components like: footwork (defense and offense), serving (float and top spin), hitting both hard driven as well as accurate shots, setting (hand and bump), blocker pulling, etc....As well as strategic elements: how/where to set in order to give your hitter the most options, serving strategies to make the other team do what you want, how to be deceptive in your offense, how to push through when you are getting "picked on" in serve-receive, and many more. 

The PLAY component is to allow players/teams to immediately translate the knowledge they've just gained from tutoring in a competition environment.

This quick transition from TUTOR to PLAY provides longer retention, develops new muscle memory, and provides players a mental avenue to train how they want to play. Players/teams should come prepared to ask questions, train hard, and have a ton of fun!

"Practice like it's competition and compete like it's another day on the practice court." -Karch Kiraly


Schedule, Cost, Divisions and Details:

  • June and July Tuesdays: 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20 & 7/27
  • $40/team ($20/player) + fees
  • TUTOR sessions begin at 8am
    • PLAY sessions will begin at 9:15am
      • End time will vary depending on how far teams progress in the tournament.
    • Teams/Players will not permitted to miss the TUTOR session and only attend the PLAY session. 
    • Teams/Players that cannot attend the tutoring session should notify SLS ASAP, they will be withdrawn and their spot given to a waitlisted team.
  • Registration for each event will open 2 weeks prior to the event date (however, registration our first 3 evens are open now) and will close 1 week prior to the event. 
  • Only 8 teams per division will be accepted, so register early to reserve your spot. 
  • All participants must have an current AAU # to participate.
  • Divisions: