MIAMI, FL (May 22, 2014) — Club Med – the original all-inclusive resort company with more than 71 resorts worldwide – is delighted to announce the launch of a new Club Med Volleyball Academy at its flagship “premium sports” resort, Sandpiper Bay in Florida. The renowned Club Med Academies have aligned themselves with the National Volleyball League (NVL) to create the only beach volleyball academy in the world and the first academy team sport to be incorporated into guests’ active vacations.
The NVL has moved their official National Training Center from California to Sandpiper Bay, allowing players of all skill levels the opportunity to play alongside seasoned professionals and brings in appearances by Olympians and volleyball legends. Capitalizing on beach volleyball’s popularity in the past five Olympics and the fact that it is now a collegiate sport, the NVL serves as the leader in developing all aspects of the sport and has become the premier professional beach volleyball league. On the court, volleyball enthusiasts will be led by founder and chief executive officer of the NVL, Albert Hannemann, as well as head coach Brooke Niles. Inspiring players around the world, Hannemann holds a National Championship title at University of California, Los Angeles and won the 2009 U.S. Open of Beach Volleyball. Coach Niles dominated the sand courts with 60 career top 10 finishes.
The enhanced all-inclusive program offers professional coaching and specialized training programs for individuals with top-of-the-line equipment and facilities including four new championship sand courts, with 16 more courts that will be available this summer.
Welcoming all skill levels to practice setting, spiking, serving and passing, hour-long group lessons take place throughout the day and daily tournaments are organized by the resort. Junior camps and special programs for groups are also available for an additional cost.
This unique 216-acre resort is tucked into the lush landscape along the St. Lucie River, and is the ideal destination for active families. Sandpiper Bay also features the first and only L’Occitane-branded spa in the U.S., engaging children’s clubs for ages from four months to 17-years and a variety of land and water activities including sailing, volleyball, fitness classes and the flying trapeze.
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