Thank you to everyone who joined us for our free clinic with Mel Melville. Don't forget to register for our new Year Round program.

Blue Sky Volleyball is dedicated to providing top quality sand tournaments and instruction to sand players in the triangle area. Our club is run by competitive players, and focuses on providing the best experience for all levels of players, from juniors to top open players. We value integrity and sportsmanship above all, and we strive to bring the most competitive players together for competition and training.


Year Round Program

The year round program is designed for serious student athletes.  For but not limited to student athletes committed to play in college, looking to commit or unsure but want to explore the possibilities.  Student athletes should have a solid fundamental understanding of basic volleyball skills and some experience in the sand.


From 2013 - 2015 my family and I came to know Tristy Bittikofer very well through her coaching and mentoring of our daughter.   I've never seen a club coach of any sport at this high level commit themselves to the success of their athletes as much as Tristy did.  Catherine was a middle blocker for Tristy's indoor teams, and also excelled on Tristy's sand teams -- developing into a solid DI player in both arenas.  As a parent who competed at the DI level myself, it was refreshing to know our daughter was in such great hands.  And although effective coaching is clearly important, we value even more Tristy's ability to connect with her players, and demonstrate a strong mutual respect that helps these young athletes reach potentials they may never have otherwise.  We give our highest recommendation for Tristy and Blue Sky.

Ben Griffith

Coach Tristy is outstanding!  Tristy has been exactly what my daughter needed to improve her playing skills and also how to mentally play at a higher level. She gives honest and encouraging feedback during training sessions and helped Vanessa become a more confident and skilled player. Because of Vanessa's training with Tristy, she is now playing beach volleyball at a D1 college. We highly recommend coach Tristy and Blue Sky Volleyball for any beach player who wants to play at the highest level possible.

Eva Strong

Linda has been coaching my daughter for five years both as an indoor and as a beach volleyball player. Although she has had other coaches, Linda has had the greatest impact.  She believed in her as a new player and was always patient and positive in her coaching.  She has nurtured in my daughter the love for the game of volleyball and the confidence to succeed. She is very knowledgeable and always willing to help and generous with her time.

Sandy Padden

Blue Sky Volleyball along with Tristy, Steve, and Linda have been a big part of my daughter's beach volleyball success story. She started taking lessons from Tristy at 12 years old and attended many Blue Sky camps with Steve and Linda instructing there as well. Not only did they develop her physical skills but fostered a passion for the sport that transformed her into a talented sand player!  She now plays in college and competes in women's open tournaments with success at age 17. My daughter went from a good junior player, to one that has competed several times against Tristy at tournaments and who now trains with Tristy and her fellow beach players. I can't thank Tristy, Steve, and Linda enough for the time and care they invested in my daughter over the years!