“Hyden Beach Academy was created to provide an opportunity for young people of all ages to experience, fall in love with, and grow the game that has been so impactful in my life.”
John Hyden

Parents, are you tired of whistles, strict schedules, and overcrowded gyms? If so, it’s time to put your feet in the sand….

Hyden Beach Academy offers year round training, coaching, and support for girls and boys, ages 10-18, from beginners to the elite level. The expert coaching staff will care for and improve upon many aspects of the player’s skills and development on and off the sand.  All the while both players and parents can enjoy the outdoors, relaxing atmosphere, and flexibility of training.  Whether you’re looking to have fun, skills and drills, or training with the goal of a college scholarship, Hyden Beach Academy has got you covered!

ROOKIES

High-energy training designed specifically for the beginning sand volleyball player. The emphasis is on enjoying the game, while learning the fundamentals skills to enhance player development. Players in this program are encouraged to work on their skills to move up to Juniors or stay and have fun with the Rookies! We can accept players as young as 10 years of age in this program. 

Begins March 5th and runs through November 21st 2024. All practice times are from 6:15-7:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Access to our current monthly calendar with any updates or changes will be provided.

Drop in fee $25

5 Session Package @ $115

10 Session Package @ $200

All packages have expiration dates. 

First Session is FREE for new players. Contact us to schedule a time! All new players will be evaluated in this session and coaches will recommend which program best suits the player for future sessions.

New members to HBA receive a FREE HBA tank!

JUNIORS

Dynamic and developmental training designed for players beginning their journey to national competition, have the desire to learn and compete, or multi-sport athletes. This program is designed for players who already have a basic foundation of volleyball skills and are interested in learning more about the game of sand volleyball! Players are typically 13-15 years of age with at least one-two years of volleyball experience in this program.

2024 Schedule

  • Jan. 2nd – March 31st – Afternoon practices on Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-6:15pm (days could shift due to weather)
  • April 1 – August 2nd – Afternoon practices on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:30-6:15pm
  • August 5th through September 30th – Limited Weekday Afternoon and Saturday Morning Pop-Up Practices Available
  • October 1st through Dec. 19th – Afternoon practices on Tuesday and Thursday, 4:30-6:15pm; Additional pop-up practices provided.
Access to our current monthly calendar with exact dates and times will be provided. Schedule is subject to change.

10 Session Package @ $280

*20 Session Package @ $480

All packages have expiration dates. 

*20 Session Package includes coaching at one Hyden Beach tournament per month from May – October 2024 (chosen by Hyden Beach). Package must be active for inclusion. 

First Session is FREE for new players. Contact us to schedule a time! All new players will be evaluated in this session and coaches will recommend which program best suits the player for future sessions.

New members to HBA receive a FREE HBA tank!

JUNIOR ELITE

Specialized training designed for ambitious players to enhance their skills and become competent in game strategy.  The goal of this program is to help parents and players receive the training, education, and recruitment support they need to receive college scholarships.  Since 2019, Hyden Beach Academy is proud to have graduated 23 players who received college scholarships. 

School Year – Training up to four days per week for one hour and forty-five minutes in the evenings. This group does train year-round. 

Summer – Training up to four days per week for one hour and forty-five minutes in the mornings. 

Access to our  current monthly calendar with exact dates and times will be provided. Schedule is subject to change. 

Drop in fee $50

20 Session 'Practice Only' Package @ $700

20 Session 'College Prep' Package @ $1,000

30 Session 'Practice Only' Package @ $990

30 Session 'College Prep' Package @ $1,335

Packages do expire. See registration for more details.

Junior Elite Program is by invitation only.

First Session is FREE for new players. Contact us to schedule a time! All new players will be evaluated in this session and coaches will recommend which program best suits the player for future sessions. New members receive a FREE HBA tank!

All Multi-Session Packages Include:

  • Coaching at one Hyden Beach junior tournament per month May – October (chosen by Hyden Beach).

Additionally, 20 & 30 ‘College’ Prep’ Packages Include:

  • Coaching at three national tournaments in one calendar year (chosen by Hyden Beach).
  • College recruitment support.
  • Practice/tournament film review and support.

Packages must be active for inclusions.

HYDEN BEACH ACADEMY COLLEGE COMMITS

Hyden Beach Academy is proud to have graduated the following players who continued their beach volleyball career in college.

CLASS OF 2020

Gracie PedersonPepperdine University

Hana Robertson – Mercer University                                        

CLASS OF 2021

Jordan Atchison – Spring Hill College

Anna Kate Clark – Arizona Christian University

Amanda Cunningham – Jacksonville University

Katy Floyd – University of North Alabama

MacKenzie Harris – Grand Canyon University

Ellie Heflin  – University of Alabama – Birmingham

Rylie Kael – Arizona State University

Ainsley Patrick – Tulane University    

 

CLASS OF 2022

Hallie Corinne Frist – Texas Christian University

Jessi Megrehblian – Eckerd College

Abigail Robertson – University of North Alabama

Mackenzie Steele – Missouri State University

CLASS OF 2023

Addison Atkins – University of Alabama – Birmingham 

Lauren Pace – Emmanuel College

CLASS OF 2024

Brooke Bolden – Coastal Carolina University

Paige Griner –  University of North Alabama

Cami Klein – Florida Atlantic University  

Claire Moser – University of South Florida

Callie Wilson – Carson-Newman University

CLASS OF 2025

Kate Cunningham – Texas Christian University

Emma Kramer – Pepperdine University

 
Anna Kate Clark
HBA Junior Elite
Arizona Christian University

"I have trained with John for 2 years. He always makes a point to tell me not only what I need to work on, but what I am doing well. He knows the game so well, and Hyden Beach has helped me to grow immensely as a beach player. I am looking forward to taking that knowledge and grit with me to the collegiate level."
Gracie Pederson
HBA Junior Elite
Pepperdine University

“I’m so appreciative of the high level technical training that I have received from Coach Hyden, and I am super excited to take that knowledge with me to Pepperdine.”
Rylie Kael
HBA Junior Elite
Arizona State University

“John has been a key figure in helping me become the player I am today. He’s always been so supportive and encouraging and has done everything he can to prepare me for the next level. He does whatever is needed to help his players which is really remarkable and shows that he’s such a great coach.”
Jordan Atchison
Coaching/Clinics
Spring Hill College

“Beach volleyball at Hyden Beach has elevated my understanding and love of the game. John Hyden’s ability to teach skill and strategy is unmatched.”
Ainsley Patrick
HBA Junior Elite
Tulane University

“John’s experience is unmatched and his training has improved my game incredibly in the past year.”
Maggie Rhew
HBA Junior Elite

“Hyden Beach has taught me to be self-accountable and to trust your training. The coaches are the greatest mentors on life skills and the sport of volleyball. Being a great player will only get you so far, but having the skills to be an awesome person will take you anywhere you want to go.”
MacKenzie (Fred) Steele
HBA Junior Elite

“Hyden Beach has taught me so much from playing to how I should be treating my body. I like how technical John Hyden is and that he teaches each skill in an encouraging and positive way.”
Abby Robertson
HBA Junior Elite

“I can't even express how much of a difference this program has made in my life, not only have I been able to improve my vball IQ but my technical skills have improved greatly as well. More importantly Hyden beach has given me my best friends and a support system that I could have never imagined possible, and one that I can't begin to imagine going without.”
Haley Carpenter
HBA Junior Elite

“Hyden Beach Academy has helped me grow in many ways, as an athlete, a student of the game, and as a person. The coaching style at Hyden Beach is very positive, where I am comfortable to ask questions and try new methods for success.”
Amanda Cunningham
HBA Junior Elite

“John and Hyden Beach have had a large impact on my development as a beach athlete and have prepared me in many ways for the collegiate level play. The family at HBA is unmatched and I have been able to both grow as an individual and alongside others in this amazing environment.”
Hallie Corinne Frist
HBA Junior Elite

“Training at HBA over the past 3 years has impacted my beach career forever. I have learned how to take the game to another level using specific strategies. It has been so much fun!”
Lucy Kalisz
HBA Junior Elite

“Coach John has helped me improve tremendously as a player and a person over the past year! I couldn't be more thankful for the amazing coaching and environment at Hyden Beach!”
Livy Tomlinson
HBA Junior Elite

“Hyden Beach has made a huge impact on my growth as a sand player. The coaching and support they offer has been nothing but OUTSTANDING. They have a gift of creating skilled, confident, and determined athletes. I feel lucky to be apart of the Hyden Family.”
Kate Cunningham
HBA Junior Elite

“Hyden Beach has made me a better person both on and off the court. I enjoy getting to practice with different partners and learning from Coach John as he teaches me lessons both about the game and about life! He never fails to create great practices that touch on aspects of the game that everyone needs and wants to work on which elevates the whole experience at Hyden Beach. I am so glad I chose Hyden Beach as my club!”
Brooke Bolden
HBA Junior Elite

“When I first joined Hyden Beach, I knew HBA was the right spot for me. The way John passes on his knowledge of the game and how he prepares us for competition and playing at the next level, has allowed me to excel in the sport and achieve several goals in my life. I’m so thankful for everything he and the rest of the HBA staff has done for me!"
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