Our Purpose for Apex Beach Volleyball
Beach volleyball brings a fun and relaxed environment that allows athletes to discover a sense of self out on the court!
Reps...reps...reps- skills are sharpened, play every rally, double the contacts
Mental Toughness- strengthens mindset, develops self control, sharpens focus
Recovery- less strenuous on body, less injuries, helps strengthen systems in body
Court Awareness- spatial awareness, ball cues, player cues
Defense- reading play, reacting to the BALL, develops pursuit mindset/attitude
Communication- verbal & non-verbal, "intimate" understanding, hand signals
Team Work- develops trust, shared responsibility, understanding working TOGETHER
Psychological- fun, relaxed environment, no coaches, no subs, part of each rally
Decision Making Skills- block/no block, shoot/hit, switch strategy, etc.
Finding of "Self"- nutrition, hydration, shelter, sunscreen, schedule
Performance Opportunities- College Scholarships, National Team, National Tours, FIVB world tour, Olympics
Girls and Boys
We have set up some practice sessions for the month of April at Summers at the River. Your son or daughter can try out sand volleyball and see if it is something that they would enjoy for only $10 a session. Once Ozark Beach Club opens up we will be moving there and having a monthly sign up session where you can attend as many of the practices as you want. Click the above link to sign up this month!
Registration is open for the May session until April 30th
We are excited to announce that Apex Beach will be practicing three days/nights a week starting sometime the first of May at the new Ozark Beach Facility. There have been weather delays and therefore we will start the practice session as soon as the courts are completed which they believe will be first of May. We have decided to open our beach program up to any player regardless of what club you play for during the winter/indoor season.
1) How does beach volleyball work? Beach volleyball is a sport that you can play with many different partners. Teams consist of 2 players. You and your partner just sign up and pay for the tournaments that you are able to compete in. We will help guide you as to how to sign up for tournaments and give you the most out of your beach experience with our talented and experienced coaches.
2) Do I need a partner to sign up for the program? It is not mandatory to have a partner before you sign up, however, if no one is available to be partnered with you, it will make it difficult at practices. Practices will incorporate multiple partner drills, so that when teams do compete, they are familiar with each other. If you cannot find a partner after the first couple weeks of practice, we will give you half of your monthly registration fee back if you wish to not continue with the program.
3) What ages can sign up? There are divisions for 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U. Any ten year old would have to compete in the 12U division, however, depending on numbers, we might be able to do some inter-squad competitions.
3) How do the practices work? You will need to register for the practice session starting March 15th and before April 30th. The first registration will include an Apex Beach tank top that may be worn for practices or tournaments. The first practice session will begin sometime the end of April and go until the end of May. June practice session will be during the mornings. Practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in 90 minute sessions with the first practice time starting at 4:00 pm (4:00-5:30, 5:30-7:00, 7:00 to dark). With this one time monthly registration fee, participants may attend every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and multiple practice sessions per day. You will be required to fill out a google doc form two days before the practice just so our coaches know who is coming and how to plan their practices.
4) How do tournaments work? Apex Beach Volleyball will host several tournaments at Ozark Beach Club. There will be other local tournaments as well as tournaments in Kansas City. Teams could travel and compete in national tournaments as well. You can enter as many tournaments as your schedule will allow. Each tournament entry fee is between $80-$200 per team (split between the 2 partners).
Once again our Beach Program will be led by Coach Hanson and Coach Davis. We have also hired three other current Missouri State Beach players to teach and work with our beach athletes. Please check out their bios below. Email us at if you have any questions.
Julia Hanson - Apex Beach Head Coach
Julia Hanson is in her second year of coaching at Apex. This past summer she is headed up our first year of our beach volleyball program. Julia was a multi-position standout at Fort Atkinson High, spending most of her time as a six-rotation player with one season as a libero. She averaged 4.47 kills, 4.41 digs and 1.44 blocks per set as a senior earning her first-team all-conference honors each of her final two seasons. She played for the Lady Bears indoor volleyball program where she saw time in 12 sets over seven matches, all during the MVC season. Julia decided to play one year of beach volleyball at MSU while finishing her degree in psychology and minoring in BMS.
Tylar Garrett - Apex Beach Coach
Tylar is from Phoenix Arizona. She started playing volleyball when she was 9 years old both indoor and beach. She played club for 4 years then switched to beach only my freshman year of high school. She continued playing indoor for my high school team all four years as well as our high school beach team. She placed 3rd in the Arizona state high school pairs tournament. She played with RPM sand volleyball where I got to travel around different states and compete. I finished 9th in the AVP National Championship in California my sophomore year in the 16U division. She had multiple 1st-3rd place finishes in AVP, USAV, AAU tournaments.
Tylar is currently a sophomore at Missouri State University and play on the beach volleyball team. She's studying Exercise and Movement Science with plans to become an athletic trainer.
Kylee Davis - Apex Beach Coach
Kylee is originally from Scottsdale, Arizona. She played indoor volleyball from 8th grade up until her junior year of high school. She started playing beach volleyball the summer after her sophomore year for RPM sand. She ended her juniors career with an 8th place finish at the 2018 AVP Junior National Championships in the 18U Division located in Hermosa Beach, California.
Kylee currently attends Missouri State University where she is a Captain on the Division 1 Beach Volleyball Team. She is finishing her Junior Year of college and is studying Exercise and Movement Sciences (BMS) in hopes of becoming a Physical Therapist.
Grace Cook - Apex Beach Coach
Grace is from Wichita Falls, Texas but lived in Florida and Arizona due to her family being in the military. She has been around volleyball for 14 years. She played indoors since she was 7 up to my senior year in high school. Grace started playing beach volleyball when she lived in Navarre, Florida at the age of 15. In high school, she played for RPM sand for three years in Arizona where she finished top ten at nationals in Hermosa Beach California.
Grace is a sophomore at Missouri State. She is majoring in exercise and movement science. She plans on becoming a pediatric occupational therapist.
Chloe Filipski - Apex Beach Coach
Chloe is originally from the suburbs of Chicago. She began playing volleyball in seventh grade and played throughout high school, helping her team achieve a school record of 33-5 and a school record-setting class 3A state sectional final appearance in her senior year. She started playing beach the summer after eighth grade for Team One Volleyball and later Progression Beach Volleyball.
She had numerous top-3, 5, and 10 finishes with AAU, USAV and AVP, respectively. She finished her junior career with a national ranking of 23 with USAV.
Chloe is currently on her third year on the D1 Missouri State beach volleyball team, playing in the 1s seed this season. She will be graduating this spring with a BS in exercise and movement science and a minor in psychology in hopes of becoming an occupational therapist.