Updated Tuesday, 6/6/23 (Site is updated at 4:00)

Lose 2 & BBQ - Saturday, June 10th: Co-Ed Sixes and Power 4s (Co-Ed) tournament followed by grilling your selection from Fareway. Hosted by Des Moines Co-Ed Volleyball Club. DMCVC.org

A volleyball/four square or crossnet has been added for your enjoyment. There are several videos out there on how to play. Have fun!

Corn hole was added this year. This year we will be adding lights. Once lights are in, members will be able to sign up for one night "Cournaments" on Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 7:45. To register call after 6:45 starting the Monday before. Limit of eight teams. There is no charge for members.

Teams that sign up by Valentine's Day will be entered in the free beer drawing.  Thanks for playing!


Last call for alcohol is 11:30. We want to be out of here by midnight as the staff have real jobs they need to attend to. As for me, I need to get home and throw a Frisbee for Leo before I sleep. Thanks, Mike and staff

 If the sand is hot or cold you will be glad you ordered some sand socks. I suggest trying Ted at VBGear.com (link to footwear, sand socks are at bottom of his page) in Marion, Iowa.

Again this year we are relaxing the Co-Ed rule. You can now play with 3 guys and 2 girls. 

If you cannot make your match please call 255-9004 after noon. Thanks


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Tuesday: We are playing. We may get a sprinkle or two. I hope they are right. If conditions change I will update. Thanks, Mike

Schedules for 2023 are posted below. Thanks for playing! Mike and staff  

The Sands is a laid back, fun place to play. As one of the nation's largest volleyball complexes with twenty-two courts we are able to offer all levels of play at fixed times that you choose. The clubhouse has a full service bar complete with cocktail freezers (only ones in town?).  There are sunny patios with palm trees and covered patios with fans and heaters.  The atmosphere is casual and friendly. Registration deadline for 1st session was Wednesday, April 28th.  Follow the information link for league descriptions and volleyball forms There is a second session that starts mid-July. Get out and have some fun this summer!

2nd Session is available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Teams are registered in order received so the earlier you sign up the better. Your check is attached to your roster then cashed when we know you have a spot. Second session should start mid-July (depending on rain-outs) and is for seven weeks. Sign-up for 2nd session has been very heavy so don't delay! Thursday 8:30 is a good choice.

Availability definitions - OK: plenty of room, Getting tight: get it in the mail quickly, Tight: get it in now, Very tight: you might still get in, Closed: pick another time or 2nd session. Full: full this year.

Tournaments for adults. For Juniors see USA Volleyball Iowa Region http://www.iavbreg.org

This week's volleyball schedule 2023: Sunday (6/4) week #2,  Monday (6/5) week #3,  Tuesday (6/6) week #3, Wednesday (6/7) week #4 of 7,  Thursday (6/8) week #3.

Volleyball Schedules Sunday 1st 2023 5:20 6:30 & 7:40 2nd 2022 , Monday 2023 6:30 7:30 & 8:30  2nd 2022, Tuesday 2023 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30   2nd 2022 Wednesday 1st 2023 6:30 7:30 & 8:30 , 2nd 2022, Thursday 2023 1st Session 6:30, 7:30 & 8:30  2nd 2022   2023 schedules will be posted May 7th. Monday starts early so their schedules will be posted early. Use schedules to check your day and time.  Every year some schedules change when people decide they are "in the wrong league". There be changes.  Please check updated website and the board for schedule and court assignments. Thanks, Mike

People have been commenting that they are not getting their matches finished. So we are going to 21, 21, 15 rally scoring for 6:30 and 7:30 matches. 8:30 is 25, 25, 25. If we are getting done too fast we will up the points to 23.


Thursday (6/1/23): At 3:30 we have wet fields and a shower. Softball is cancelled. Mike 

1st session is full. 2nd session is full.

Thanks for your many years of support.   Mike and all the staff

At the Sands we play softball for fun.  Safety and sportsmanship are emphasized.  Beer, sodas and snacks are served at the Cabana Bar between the fields.  Follow the information link for league descriptions, softball forms and availability.

For the 2023 season teams can use 47 or 52 core restricted flight balls.  

ASA Bat List: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/~/link.aspx?_id=015F4358A30B44368FC142350D112FFF&_z=z copy and paste then scroll down the frame (not the page) to find the bat search function


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Private Events 2023

The Sands is a great place for company picnics, parties and reunions. We can accommodate groups as small as forty and as large as eight hundred. The Main Clubhouse Area and the Cabana Area are both available May through September.  Most weekends for 2020 are already booked. Information

Island Rental Looking for adventure in Canada? Consider an island rental. Talk to Mike

Ragin' Bajan (Barbados): mango, passion fruit, sweet & sour, dark rum, blue Curacao and dash of bitters. Pain Killer (Virgin Islands): orange, pineapple, coconut rum, dark rum and dash of nutmeg. Melty Cure: 16 oz cup with ice, Pain Killer an

Heat Advisory: Drink plenty of water throughout the day then come play. Wear something that can get wet; the stand-up showers are great if you are hot and sandy. It's going to be a good night for sand socks.

Ninety Degree Rule: Frozen pitchers of Strawberry Margaritas Blue Stuff and Blue Stuff (UV Vodka and Lemonade cocktail) on ice are $1.00 off.