WE ARE SOUTHERN SELECT SAND VOLLEYBALL CLUB
– MOST OF THE TIME, WE JUST GO BY S3-
We are located just a bit north of Atlanta, GA.
We desire to produce and train a very select and successful group of beach volleyball players.
We are one of the few volleyball clubs in the state fully dedicated only to the sand game. The only time you will find our players inside is when the weather won’t allow us to get outside!
Bryan Jones brings 20+ years of playing and coaching experience to S3 volleyball. He has played at all levels over the years all around the southeast, in both indoor as well as beach, but the beach game has become his passion.
Dave Woolsteen is one of the founding members of the Southern Select Sand Volleyball Club. He brings an extensive indoor and beach coaching/playing background to the S3 family.
Kevin McClure coached indoor for a few years and then fell in love with coaching the beach game, thanks to his daughter, Kaylee. Kevin is still very active in refereeing college indoor and beach as well as high school volleyball.
“Our coaches love the game of beach volleyball. Our role as coaches is to instill that love for the game in our S3 athletes. Our coaches are educators. We always better ourselves through continuing in our professional growth. We want our passion for the game to trickle down to our S3 athletes.”
BRYAN JONES – S3 DIRECTOR
Our players get to experience a wide variety of events across the USA. They gain exposure to teams from across the country with varied competition styles. In 2018, S3 teams captured two age division championships at the ROX Beach National Championships. This year S3 teams won two age division championships, one in the USAV Beach Championships and one in the AVP First Championships.
S3 won two club versus club championships this past season competing against other clubs from all over the nation. The first win was in Dallas, TX. and the second was right here in Atlanta at Lakepoint Sports Complex in Emerson, Ga.
At S3, our year-round teams strive to earn bids to at least one of the four national beach tournaments, USAV’s Junior Beach Tour National Championship, AAU’s West Coast Junior Olympic Games, ROX’s National Championship and AVP First National Championships.
We are proud and honored that our S3 staff has worked with players who have gone on to play beach volleyball in college. We have helped multiple players earn roster spots at South Carolina, LSU, Georgia State, Mercer, Florida State, Austin Peay, UAB, UTC, Stetson, College of Charleston, Pepperdine, Cal Poly and The University of California, Berkeley.
We are proud to say our coaching staff has helped place more players on collegiate beach rosters than any other club in Georgia.
Beach volleyball in Atlanta has been on a hot streak for several years. It began with a handful of players and a small, start-up sand volleyball program in NW Atlanta. The program grew quickly, and by year two, the first set of players participated under a year-round club concept, along with a summer program that included over 100 players wanting to learn sand volleyball. S3, under the direction of Bryan Jones, Dave Woolsteen and Kevin McClure, has continued to grow and produce amazing athletes with many of them now competing at the college level.