Dunes Information


Dunes Volleyball Club


The Dunes Volleyball Club is a non-profit organization founded to improve youth volleyball players. Dunes Volleyball was founded in 1989 has established itself as a strong junior volleyball club. We take pride in this reputation and  our coaches will continue to work hard and bring innovative training to our club players. We strive for coaches, athletes and parents to be committed to these efforts

We have 4 levels of teams

National teams

Practices for this level will take place at the Dunes Operation Center. Tryouts for this level are in late October and November. Practices start at the beginning of December and teams wrap up competition at AAU Nationals in June.

Semi-travel Teams

Dunes Volleyball Club will have light travel teams practicing out of the Dunes Operation Center, Goshen College,  Merrillville Pierce and On the Square Sports Academy-Crown Point Tournaments for these teams take place in Indiana, Michigan or Illinois.

Dunes Local Teams

Dunes Volleyball Club offers local teams in two sessions. First sessions go from Mid-December to Mid march. The second session runs April & May. Participants can play in both sessions . These teams will practice at one of these sites – Dunes Operation Center, Goshen College,  Merrillville Pierce, On the Square Sports Academy-Crown Point and Indiana University South Bend

Satellite Teams

The Dunes Volleyball Club offers satellite teams at your school for teams 10’s – 14’s
if you are interested please contact Rick Ashmore at dunesvbc@comcast.net


Practice Sites

Dunes Operation Center – Rolling Prairie, IN

Goshen College – Goshen,IN

Merrillville Pierce Middle School

River Forest High School

Warsaw Schools


Tryout times (click here)

Players looking to be a a national team should plan on attending the tryouts at the Dunes Operation Center.

You may attend as many tryouts as you like, Elite players usually attend at least two tryouts.

If you try out for an elite team and are not selected on one of those teams, you will automatically be placed on to a semi or local team. It is our policy to place everyone on a team.

Local team players may go to any tryout location for their tryout. Players will be placed on a team where requested, when possible, according to IHSAA regulations and team numbers.

Preregistration is recommended. However, we will accept same day registration.

How to join

Dunes Camps & Clinics

Dunes Camps & Clinics are a great way to get an early start on working on fundamentals

and to improve your game for the season

Camp Name Location Dates Ages Flyer
Dunes Fall Ball Camp Dunes Operation Center September 10 – October 8th 8th grade & under
Dunes PreSeason Camp Dunes Operation Center October  – December Girls & Boys – 2nd – 8th Grade
Dunes PreSeason Camp Dunes Operation Center October  – December Girls 9th grade – 12th grade
Dunes PreSeason Camp The Zone TBA Girls 1st grade – 12th grade
Dunes Preseason Camp Merrillville Pierce MS TBA Girls 1st grade – 12th grade