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A FIRST-OF-ITS KIND PROGRAM FOR ASPIRING PROFESSIONAL BEACH VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS

p1440 set out to create what didn’t exist – a world-class training program for rising players who’ve exhausted their collegiate eligibility and aspire to be professional beach volleyball players. Twice per year, p1440 holds open tryouts and selects approximately 70 players each season to join this one-of-a-kind program. Players who earn a spot receive the best of the best in training, coaching, physical therapy, nutrition and recovery – all at no cost to the athlete.

We are investing in the future of our sport. Our mission is to be a global entry port for athletes to ignite their careers, make connections, elevate their skills and positively impact the trajectory of their careers.

HOW WE DEVELOP OUR PLAYERS

The p1440 Developmental Program has two seasons per year—fall/winter and summer.

Each season is made up of men’s and women’s doubles beach volleyball teams. The teams participate in training groups led by internationally renowned coaches in Hermosa Beach and Huntington Beach, and strength and conditioning training at one of the best facilities in the country, OC Fast Twitch. Athletes also have the chance to compete against each other in competitive mock-qualifier format tournaments throughout the season. p1440 provides financial incentives, giving athletes the opportunity to win performance bonuses based off their individual performances. The top ranked male and female athletes are rewarded at the end of each season.

RECENT NEWS

PLAYER INTERVIEWS

TEAM VIDEOS

Developmental Team and Team Videos

Developmental Team and Team Videos

Developmental Team and Team Videos

Developmental Team and Team Videos

1 MINUTE WITH COACH

INTRA SQUAD TOURNAMENTS

Developmental

p1440 Developmental Tournament Fall-Oct 31st

Thursday, October 31, 2019. 8:00am-4:30pm PST

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Developmental Tournament Summer Series Sept. 12th

Thursday, Sept. 12th, 8am-4:30pm PT

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Intra Squad Tournament Summer Series August 22nd

Thursday, August 22nd, 8am-4:30pm PT

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Intra Squad Tournament Summer Series August 1st

Thursday, August 1st, 8am-4:30pm

“Our Dev Program is unlike anything else in our sport and provides everything aspiring athletes need to develop their skills—training with the same trainers I’ve worked with for decades and the supportive environment of a community of like-minded people who are all dedicated to growing the game. I could only have dreamed about something like this when I was a young athlete.”
– Kerri Walsh Jennings

FAQs

The mission of the p1440 Developmental Program is to create a beach volleyball training environment for all athletes who have exhausted their collegiate eligibility and are aspiring to be professional beach volleyball players. We are the entry port to ignite your careers, make connections, develop a personal p1440 portfolio and improve your beach volleyball skills.

Below are some frequently asked questions help better guide you as you consider the Program and upcoming tryouts:

When and where are tryouts?

Each year, there are two Developmental Program seasons – summer and fall/winter. For the fall/winter season, tryouts will take place in early fall and for the summer season, in early spring. Tryouts take place in Southern California in Huntington Beach and/or Hermosa Beach.

How do you select teams?

Teams are carefully selected by p1440’s team of coaches and trainers who evaluate individuals across numerous technical and tactical scenarios. While each player is evaluated individually, teams are selected to be a part of the program, not individual players.

Is there a cost to try out for the Program?

The fee to try out is $150/person.

What if I am out of town for tryouts or cannot get to Southern California?

In unique situations, coaches can extend invitations to teams they believe would benefit from participation in the program and increase the overall skill level of the program. These invitations are offered at the discretion of the coaching staff and are not open for solicitation of teams.

Do I need a partner for the tryouts?

It is not required to bring a partner. If you bring a partner to the tryouts, please indicate that in the notes section of the registration form.

How do I register for tryouts?

Once dates are announced, interested athletes can register at Volleyballlife.com.

Where and when do practices take place?

The teams participate in training groups located in Hermosa Beach, CA or Huntington Beach, CA in the morning 1-3 days/week for 2 hours, depending on the season. We offer 20 weeks of practices for both men and women for the summer session.

Is the program open only to U.S. Citizens?

We welcome players from all over the world.

Is there a minimum age?

There is no minimum age requirement, but you must be done with your collegiate eligibility.

Do I need to have played on a junior college or 4-year university team to be eligible for the program?

No.

What is the cost of the program?

The program is entirely cost-free to athletes who make the Developmental Program and includes:

  • p1440 sponsored professional beach volleyball training from world class coaches 1-3 times/week
  • p1440 sponsored strength and conditioning at OC Fast Twitch
  • p1440 sponsored physical recovery at Evolution Physical Therapy (Hawthorne and Costa Mesa locations)
  • p1440 developmental tournaments to enhance competition experience
  • p1440 sponsored media training
  • p1440 sponsored Town Halls
Is housing provided?

The program does not provide housing at this time. Housing and associated costs are the responsibility of the athlete.

Who are the Program coaches?

The p1440 Developmental Program is facilitated by internationally renowned coaches and trainers who bring world class beach volleyball experience as both players and coaches. The team of coaches is led by Master Coach Stein Metzger, U.S. Olympian, UCLA Hall of Famer and UCLA Bruins Beach Volleyball Head Coach.

Where will I compete?

There are approximately six (6) Intra Squad competitions offered in the fall/spring season and five (5) Intra Squad competitions in the summer season at which teams can evaluate their performance in game-like situations while competing against teams from other training locations. p1440’s ranking system is used to seed a single elimination bracket, much like a pro qualification tournament to expose and test teams’ training in a competitive environment. Players will also be required to participate in selected AVP and CBVA tournaments.

For additional questions, please contact: info@p1440.com

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PROGRAM SPONSORS

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