First in Germany, what a great camp!

Posté le 22.07.2019 par JeF Buffat

Invited to give a 3-day camp in Steinbach from 19-21 July, I could not refuse this first opportunity that was offered in my career, to go show my methods, my didactic and my avant-garde ideas in the beach volleyball empire of Germany. Mission accomplished, it was a wonderful weekend, surrounded by curious players, who absorbed the new informations and methods with greed. Over the training sessions I have seen progress being made, and as usual, at the end, we ran out of time … So it’s only a matter of getting it back, in Brazil, at Cumuruxatiba, at Beach Volley Center, where you are all welcome, or at the Sportarena of Steinbach, because to read the comments on the whatsapp group formed for the occasion, more is wanted. The ball is in the camp of the organizers, Andy, Patrick and Adriana, whom we thank all, because without them, nothing could have happened. A big thank also to you, all the participants, who have followed my teachings so diligently, because it is the passion to see you progressing so much that gives me the energy and the pleasure to do and to do it again. Ss see you soon, in Brazil or at Steinbach… 😉

Training on the road

Posté le 03.07.2019 par JeF Buffat
Being a few month in Europe, I couldn’t avoid to give some practices all around. The Beach Volley Center of Vernier, called me again, and after some resistance from my part, I accepted. Maybe some of those athletes will come to our center in Brazil. Yesterday I had 22 participants for the two hours training I give every Tuesday and Thursday, from 19:00 to 21:00 at the Franchises parc, in Châtelaine.
Come on Geneva, we still expect you in Cumuruxatiba… 😉

Night session

Posté le 02.03.2019 par JeF Buffat

The most international camp of the Beach Volley Center lives its last days. Patrick and Adriana from Germany, who were the initiatorsof the camp, have indeed allowed to meet on our sand athletes from many countries: Lucie and Carole from France, Edson from Argentina. Guillerme from Uruguay, and our trinational Ioane, Franco-Swiss-Brazilian, who has once again allowed us to boost the technical and physical level of the camp, by his commitment and demonstrations. Thank you to all the participants, as well to the players from Cumuruxatiba who came in the best spirit, allowing us to boost the internal rivalry of the camp. It has been a great week, and keep in touch everybody!

From Germany to Brazil

Posté le 10.01.2019 par JeF Buffat

After 15 years of activity, the Beach Volley Center is delighted to receive for the first time a German living in Germany. Accompanied by his Brazilian wife, Adriana, Patrick Ehmann, from Aschaffenburg, a city we never hearded about… ;-), will do us the honor to train with us from 18 to 25 February. This camp, for which Ioane Buffat has already announced himself as a participant, a player who recently was elected « best blocker of the 2018 Trakcyon UVP circuit », a self-directed circuit that brings together the best non-professional players of southern Brazil, will be a great first. Want to join them? Do not hesitate for a second and get in touch with us!

The last tournament?

Posté le 27.11.2018 par JeF Buffat

The years go by, and I'm getting called into a new tournament 
every time ... and I say every time it's the last one ...
With my partner of the weekend, Otávio, we lost the final at 
the tiebreak. Will I have to get used to the second places? 
What is certain is that I am not ready to get tired of beach 
volleyball ... 
I sometimes wonder if there will still be a life after when I
won't be able to be on the court every day sweaty and sandy?

Victor’s time

Posté le 21.11.2018 par JeF Buffat

Despite a multitude of camps and beach volleyball lessons given in Geneva for years, and outside of Pat and Lea who were the pioneers of the Beach Volley Center, they are still the godmothers, Victor was our first visitor to the Calvinist city. He came in as a scout, with his girlfriend Morgane, to discover our space so far from the traditional roads, and which maintains precisely its wealth by the difficulty to access it. Who knows if it is not going to be a trigger, like with Nicolas who, after his first visit, brought us several times the group of the Vidy Beach Crew of Lausanne for camps. Whatever it is, his visit gave us a boost of energy on our sand. Great!

Camp surprise

Posté le 21.10.2018 par JeF Buffat


The presence of Ana, from Slovenia, and Mickael from France at the Beach Volley Center, has increased the activity of our training center. Local youth responded, serving as a partner and sparring to our visitors. Who will return to Switzerland with the desire to put into practice as quickly as possible what they have learned throughout this week, which has for all, as usual, passed much too fast. Maybe we’ll see them back as organizers of a future beach volleyball camp. See you soon, and thanks for the visit!

Air France camp is over!

Posté le 07.02.2018 par JeF Buffat

A wonderful camp, even if a bit short, which ended with the victory at the closing tournament of the team Jean-Pierre Bozonnat / Jonas Buffat, who finished unbeaten the competition. The youth and the experience together, that has been the secret of this team which left no chance to its partners. All members of the Air France team seemed delighted with the progress made in such a short time, and left saying: « See you next year! » We will wait and see ….; – )

Beach volleyball camp January 2018

Posté le 08.11.2017 par JeF Buffat

From January 21st to 26th, we will have in a training camp at the Beach Volley Center of Cumuruxatiba the famous team of Air France of Valbonne who announced with around ten athletes, all fans of indoor volleyball as on sand. Distinguished representatives of the Technopole of Sophia Antipolis, Nice region, where Air France owns its data center, we will be keen to challenge their IQ on the sand, not to mention the belotte & caipirinhas breaks …. 😉

Beach volleyball camp for all 2017

Posté le 15.08.2017 par JeF Buffat

From August 9th to August 13th, I work at the Summer camp of the BeachVolley Club of Geneva. that had asked me to be the trainer. As usual, a group of super motivated young people who applied themselves to learning the base of beach volleyball. Despite some inclement weather, the program was held to the end. Maybe see you next Summer!