SBVC to offer beach volleyball summer program

The Santa Barbara Volleyball Club has added beach volleyball to its growing list of programs for youth boys and girls in the Santa Barbara area.

Dillan Bennett has been named director of the program.

“I am so thankful for the opportunity to be the first director for Santa Barbara Volleyball Club’s first beach volleyball program,” said Bennett, a California Beach Volleyball Association AAA-rated player on the beach. “I’d like to thank Kolby O’Donnell, our club director, as well as the Board of Directors for their faith in me to lead this program. I can’t wait to get started with our upcoming summer season and beyond.”

This summer, SBVC Beach will offer two programs: an Elite Training Program focused on advanced doubles skill development and high level competition, and a Youth Development Program for middle school-level players who want to improve their beach game and gain valuable instruction for their development in beach doubles.

Tryouts for these programs are set for June 13 at West Beach from 9 a.m.-noon. All teams will be finalized and begin practices on Monday, June 15.

For more information, please visit to find out how to sign-up for this summer’s beach programs.