Communication is Key

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

It’s game night, your laces are tied, your jersey is looking fly, and you’re ready to play. Now imagine with me the following scenarios…

Scenario 1: A ball is lobbed over the net. You think to yourself, “Surely someone else has got it.” Meanwhile your teammates are all thinking the exact same thing. Thud. The ball hits the ground.

Just another day at the beach…

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

For three years I had the pleasure of living in Bermuda, a tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. My summer evenings were filled with playing beach volleyball down at the world-famous Horseshoe Bay Beach. The beach would be lined with nets and teams from one end to the other, bluetooth’s were pumping and the energy was just… electric. After the games we’d pack up the nets and head over to the local pub for a few bevvies before calling it a night.

Indoor or Outdoor… ¿Por qué no los dos?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

If you’re a fan of commercials, gifs, or tacos, then you’re probably familiar with the Old El Paso hard vs. soft shell debate and the brilliant face behind the question: "¿Por qué no los dos?", or “Why not both?”. If not, watch the 16 second YouTube clip before reading any further; this girl has settled basically every argument on the internet since 2007 and is here to set you straight too.

Division Re-Alignment

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The ESSC strives to provide the best experience possible for all of its players; part of going above and beyond is ensuring evenly distributed leagues that are both fun and competitive. One way we try and accomplish this is through Division Re-Alignment. Now some of you may know what I am speaking of, but for those of you who are unclear on what Division Re-Alignment is and how it plays a role in providing the best possible experience for all of our players, this is your go-to guide.

Back to the Basics – Packing for Fall Beach Volleyball

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Playing an outdoor sport anytime in Alberta can be a challenge; do you pack shorts, or your parka? It can be a tough decision, especially when you have to scrape your car before work and could be working on your tan at lunch time.

Like mom always said ‘pack your bag the night before’, but why not go one step further and pack yourself a volleyball bag! Here are some quick tips of what to pack in your volleyball bag to help you come prepared to play at the beach this fall.

Play Outdoors and Save $$ with our NEW Tiered Pricing Structure

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

We know. It feels like Summer just started and here you are reading a Headline about Fall sports. I’m no debbie-downer, but I am what you call a realist; Summer is going to come and go before you know it and soon the leaves will start falling, forcing you to dig the flannel and combat boots back out from the closet you threw them in. Wipe away those tears and stay with me here, because I know 3 little words that will help you out in the sad state I have you in…


3’s and 4's Specific Rules Explained

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

You know that feeling when you’re playing 3’s or 4’s Beach Volleyball and the other team breaks a 3’s/4’s specific rule but everyone awkwardly keeps playing until you or someone on your team finally says something like, “Was that maybe a tip?” or “I think that might have been a side set.” This can be uncomfortable, especially if the other team is unaware of these specific rules:

1. No Open Handed Tipping:


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