WAVE Volleyball was created to offer a destination for athletes to train in the sport of indoor and beach volleyball. WAVE started off as Coastline Volleyball in 2012 under the direction of Matthew McElhiney and Kristen Batt. In 2015 Kristen took the head beach position at Grand Canyon Univeristy in Pheonix. In 2015 Coastline merged with another local club in the area that resulted in WAVE Volleyball Alliance. WAVE had two very successful years before they were asked to join the 2nd ranked club in the nation of Orlando Tampa Volleyball Academy.
Over the past three seasons we have operated as the Sarasota Location of OTVA. After the Covid-19 Pandemic, OTVA reduced its 8 locations to 4 to focus their efforts on their Orlando and Tampa locations only. This led to the return of WAVE in 2020. We are the same core coaching staff that we started out from the beginning and are excited at the opportunity to return to our roots and offer quality and focused instruction in Bradenton and Sarasota.
Over the years WAVE’s coaching staff has qualified over 6 teams to compete at USA Volleyball’s National Championships since the 2013 season. We have also had several top three finishes including a runner-up and National Championship at AAU Nationals. We believe our dedicated coaches are our strength and they do a great job at modeling strong work ethic and consistency to our athletes. We look forward to continuing success and providing a club that will offer quality instruction for all our athletes in 2020!