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Coach Academy: Croyde 2024

17 August @ 4:00 pm - 23 August @ 4:00 pm



Come and join us for a week of learning, coaching and networking in Croyde this summer! We are really excited to be able to offer an amazing coach development opportunity for anyone looking to improve their beach volleyball coaching in a relaxed, friendly environment in Croyde. The coach development programme runs alongside our pioneering Summer Camp, which is now in its third year. We are hosting around 40-50 young players from across the country for a week full of beach volleyball action. The level and ages range from 12-19 and from beginner players through to junior internationals. You will get the chance to work with a wide selection of these young people and coach and learn alongside 8 excellent Fireball coaches.

Coach Programme

The week would be led by experienced interntaional coach Sam Dunbavin and would include lots of opportunities to practise your coaching with groups of junior players alongside excellent coaches. Initially, you will be assigned a coach to shadow and help for the first two days, before then getting the chance to lead a session each day (if you want to!) with close help and supervision from your court’s lead coach. We will tailor the groups you are working with to make sure they are a good fit for you and your goals-for instance, if you coach intermediate girls in your club environment, we will make sure you get the chance to work with a similar group over the week.

You would receive feedback on your coaching and would get the chance to network and talk with fellow coaches all week, as well as some workshops and talks around coach craft and session focuses throughout the week from Sam. Training times vary each day depending on weather and other activities, but we will generally be coaching between 10am and 4pm each day with breaks for snacks and lunch. On the 23rd of August we will assign each coach team(s) to work with throughout the day during the end-of-week tournament, before departing around 3:30pm.

After the camp there will be the opportunity to get feedback on your coaching from Sam, with clear work-ons.

There are lots of chances for you to play with other coaches during lunch breaks and in the evenings.

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation and food is included in the package- you will be staying at one of the lodges in Ruda Parkdean holiday park. This will either be a twin room or single occupancy double. Food will be cooked by our chef and delivered to the lodge each day. We can cater for all dietary requirements. See an example menu below!


The cost of the week’s camp is £750, which includes Fireball coaches kit, full board accommodation and all feedback and learning opportunities.


We do not require any coaching qualifications in order to attend this. However, you do need a valid DBS check completed within the last two years as you will be working with junior athletes. We can help you to get this should you need it.

Dates & arrival

Arrival is on the afternoon/evening of the 17th August. First coaching day is August 18th.

Departure is around 4pm on August 23rd.

If you need any help with transport to Croyde please get in touch via hello@fireballbeachvolleyball.com. We can help with pick-ups from Barnstaple station and also can liaise to organise lifts from Bristol airport or from around the UK.

Example Menu (2023)


  • Chilli con carne/5 bean chilli with rice and nachos, guacamole, salsa, soured cream


  • Sloppy Joes with jacket potato with corn on the cob and crunchy slaw


  • Curry night: Sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry / Chicken curry with rice, naan bread, yoghurt and cucumber


  • Lasagne/Veggie lasagne with garlic bread and side salad


  • Fajitas with chicken or quorn, mexican vegetables, lettuce, salsa, guacamole, cheese


  • Build your own burger. Hot dogs / burgers / veggie alternatives, with coleslaw, salad, tomatoes etc. 


Sticky Toffee Pudding

Eton Mess

Bread and Butter Pudding

Chocolate Brownie with Ice Cream

Peach Sponge


17 August @ 4:00 pm
23 August @ 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Fireball Beach Volleyball


Croyde Bay
Croyde Bay Beach
Braunton, EX33 1NU United Kingdom
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