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12 Jun 2018
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It’s a rare opportunity to learn from one of the best (beach) volleyball coaches in the world.

No exaggeration!

You might have seen Jeff Alzina on the side of the court coaching olympians on the FIVB internationally, or locally at an AVP event.

Over his career he's coached 35 olympians, Including stars like Stein Metzger, Taylor Crabb, Trevor Crabb, Sean Rosenthal, Jake Gibb... to name just a few, the list goes on.

Arguably the best (beach) coach in the world. He also currently coaches for UCLA who just won the National NCAA Beach title.

This (free) clinic will be held at Seabrook on Friday, June 15th, from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

We have an all star coaching crew helping at this clinic including Steve Whitaker (UW head coach) and Jeremy Casebeer (AVP Pro player).

But, you MUST REGISTER here to attend the FREE clinic. 

ABOUT JEFF ALZINA

Alzina has over 20 years of coaching experience and has coached at the club, college, professional and Olympic levels. Alzina coached both head coach Stein Metzger and assistant coach Jenny Johnson Jordan during their professional careers.

Alzina has served as a national team coach for eight different countries, including the United States, and has twice been selected as the national team head coach, first with Greece from 1998-2000, overseeing the Greek women's national team's first-ever qualification into the Olympics for the Sydney games in 2000. He also was the national teams head coach for the United Kingdom in 2007.

He will also coach the United States in the U19 World Championships in July.

Since 2001, Alzina has worked as a private instructor for over 600 beach professionals, including 35 Olympians, and spent the last five years serving as the head coach for the USA Volleyball Men's Elite Development Group, selecting and training athletes in preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympics, as well as the 2020 Games in Tokyo.

ABOUT STEVE WHITAKER

(Guest coach: will be helping Jeff Alzina coach the free clinic on Friday)

Steve is the Head Beach Coach at UW (University of Washington) in Seattle.

UW is the top beach volleyball program in Washington State, competing at the D1 level on the NCAA.

Whitaker has twenty years of coaching experience, from the club level up through the Division-I ranks, including a previous stop at Washington when he was a volunteer assistant for the UW indoor team in 2005 and 2006, when the Huskies won the NCAA title and reached the Final Four, respectively. After Washington, Whitaker spent seven seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Idaho for its indoor squad.

Whitaker is one of the best coaches in Washington state at the top college beach program. Many of the top beach volleyball athletes in Washington state aspire to play for UW at the Division 1 NCAA level. With beach volleyball an official NCAA sport, the majority of the top schools across the country offer scholarships inspiring the elite young beach athletes.

ABOUT JEREMY CASEBEER

Jeremy Casebeer was a three-year letterwinner at UCLA. An outside hitter, he led the team his senior season in kills and was the Bruins’ top passer.

In 2008, Casebeer made his pro beach volleyball debut at the age of 19 with an AVP qualifier with Andrew McGuire. That duo competed together in the FIVB U-21 World Championships in England, finishing ninth. 

In 2012, Casebeer formed a partnership with Will Montgomery, and the pair played in five domestic events together with a best of 17th twice. They also represented the U.S. in the World University Games. He has competed internationally on Australia’s, New Zealand’s and Turkey’s national tours.

Casebeer reunited with McGuire on the AVP Tour in 2013, playing six events with a best of seventh. They advanced from three qualifiers on the year, ending with a 10-2 mark in qualifiers. The pair ended as the 10th-ranked team on tour. If he had enough matches to qualify, Casebeer would have been second in aces per game (1.08).