We are built different. At Las Vegas Beach Volleyball we teach the most successful training methods currently used around the globe. Our goal is to EDUCATE all athletes by teaching them the necessary skills and strategies they need to be successful beach volleyball players. Our coaching philosophy extends beyond the limits of the court. We prioritize injury prevention and proper sports nutrition as two foundational pillars that contribute to the success of the athlete as a whole.
Traci is a graduate of Concordia University, Irvine where she played volleyball. She was the 2005 NCAA Freshman of the Year, was named 1st team All-American each season, and was the 2009 Female Athlete of the year when she lead her team to the national championships.
In 2010, Traci never having played beach volleyball won the ABC “Battle of the Beach” beach volleyball television event against teams from around the world.
Traci started her beach volleyball career in 2012 and quickly established herself as a blocker that season qualifying for the AVP Championships.
In 2015, she retired from volleyball became the Assistant Beach Volleyball Coach at Florida State helping guide them to a 2nd place finish in the NCAA Beach Volleyball National Championships.
After a 4 year break from the sand Traci returned to the beach as the 2nd largest defender in the world. Her first tournament back on the AVP tour she took 7th. In 2020, she and her partner Crissy Jones were the only qualifying team to make all three main draw events in the AVP Champions Cup Series. The top 8 teams in the USA battled it out for a made for TV Event. A 5th place finish in the Wilson Cup, 7th place finishes in the Monster Hydro Cup and the Porsche Cup they were the talk of the event. Their only losses came to the World Champs and the Olympic Champs who played in the finals of all 3 events.
Traci then retired for good setting her sights on building a volleyball club and starting a medical career.
5 Benefits of Beach Volleyball for Indoor Players
1. Improve weaknesses
Beach volleyball players have to pass, set, dig, serve and attack. Playing beach volleyball will help you become a well-rounded player
2. Improve Ball Control
Playing outside on the sand, in the sun and with the wind will force you to become a more adaptable player, more relaxed in chaotic plays.
3. Improve Volleyball IQ
With only 2 players on the court, it's up to you to read the game and anticipate plays better.
4. Improve Your Speed & Agility
Playing volleyball on sand is similar to adding a weight vest while you play. The sand creates an unstable surface forcing your body to adapt with increased strength over time.
5. Improved Communication
Playing with only one other person forces you to communicate each and every play. Beach athletes learn to strategize and create game plans together.