Welcome To Main Beach Volleyball Club
Our goal is to provide a complete and competitive volleyball club to meet the needs of the Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties.
COMPLETE – Main Beach Volleyball Club has teams for Girls and Boys for athletes from the 4th grade to high school seniors. Programs start with the basics for those new to volleyball through teams that complete at the national level for players wanting to continue to play competitively at college. Our offerings for volleyball includes everything from individual coaching sessions to college recruiting. We take pride in our coaching staff, their commitment to volleyball in our communities, at our high schools and colleges, and to the Main Beach Volleyball Club players.
COMPETITIVE – Players are encouraged to try out for the team that will stretch their skills and build their confidence at the Local, Nor Cal or National level. Our coaches and staff work closely with each team to ensure they are competitive and reach their full potential. With the team choices available, players can have a volleyball experience matched to their skills and budget. The Main Beach competitive edge will support the player at their school and future teams, with a deeper understanding of team sports, communication and collaboration skills.
Main Beach was founded in 2002 by Jan Furman and Gayle Stammer as a California Non-Profit Corporation. The initial focus was to provide a girls competitive volleyball program. They were very successful, as each year, one or more of the Main Beach teams qualified and competed at the Junior Nationals. As the needs of our volleyball community have changed, Main Beach has responded. In 2010, the boys program was added to Main Beach lead by Matt Schultz, followed by the sand program in 2012 lead by Mark Hull and Lucas Bol. In 2016, Lucas Bol split off the sand program to form the Santa Cruz Beach Volleyball Club so that Main Beach could focus on the indoor volleyball game.
Main Beach has a history of developing players and coaches. Our volleyball programs have been instrumental in helping over 100 Main Beach athletes play volleyball at all levels in college. Our coaching staff and players have also continued with their volleyball careers coaching at the D1, D2 and Junior College levels.
A key to the success of the Main Beach Programs has been the focus on education. Both Jan Furman and Gabby Houston are Kinesiology instructors at Cabrillo College. They have developed a comprehensive approach to volleyball that enables Players to build on their skills leveraging Gold Medal Squared as the baseline for instruction. Facilities, equipment and technology are also used to provide a complete volleyball education.