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The AVP gone?

Posted by Eric on August 14, 2010

I just found out that the AVP is no longer in operations.  I read probally the 2 final postings on their website.  I’m in shock.

What does this mean?  I started playing sand volleyball in Minnesota, in 1998.  Volleyball has been an obsession for me and I don’t know where the sport is going to go.  I’ve recently started coaching a group of adult players who want to learn the game and I wanted to be prepared for the NCAA bringing sand volleyball so I could have coached.  So now what? I’m almost lost for words. 

I think the NCAA is going to vote again and remove beach volleyball from its list of emerging sports.  With no domestic option for collegiate players to play in, other than smaller, less publicised tours, why should they keep it.  It wouldn’t make since.

Sand volleyball as we know it may fall off the map.  Other than the few tournaments that were on TV for the AVP and the Olympics the sport get no air time in the US. 

I absolutly love this sport, especially 2’s.  You have to be technically sound at all skills: passing, setting, serving, attacking; and be able to be creative and see the court on offense and defense.  It’s a huge cat and mouse game between the teams.  Who is going to make the better shot, read or dig? It’s a facinating game unlike indoor hardcourt volleyball.

I hope a professional tour gets worked out.  I hope it has a solid foundation, excellent leadership, and helps to unite the volleyball community.  Fair well AVP

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Youth Camps July 2009

Posted by Eric on April 22, 2009

Posted by: “MN Volleyball HQ” Reachus@MNVolleyballHQ.com   sol_volleyball

Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:48 am (PDT)

Catch The Wave Beach Camp

** Limited spots left. Be sure to register as soon as possible.

Location: Parker’s Lake Park in Plymouth, MN

Cost: $74 Res/ $85 Non-Res

Dates may vary.

Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Ages 7-11

July 6 – July 9

Course # 30005

Ages 12-14

July 20- July 23

Course # 30004

Catch The Wave Indoor Camps

** Limited spots left. Be sure to register as soon as possible.

Location: Wayzata High School in Plymouth, MN

Cost: $79 Res/ $91 Non-Res

Dates: July 13 – July 17

Times may vary.

Ages 7-9

9:00 am to 11:00 am

Course # 30006

Ages 10-11

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Course # 30007

Ages 12-14

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Course # 30008

Register through the City of Plymouth:

1. Call the Recreation Dept at 763-509-5200.

2. Have the course number ready and pay by phone.

Join us for a great time in the month of July!!

Please contact Jana at jana@mnvolleyballhq.com with any questions!

Minnesota Volleyball Headquarters

Our Passion is People. Our Sport is Volleyball.

Ph: 763-493-4130

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South of the Border Volleyball Vacations

Posted by Eric on December 12, 2007

Posted in Adult Tournament(s) Sand, Coed, Mens, Outside of Minnesota, Sand, Training/Coaching, Vacations, Womens | Tagged: , , , | 2 Comments »

Volleyball Vacations

Posted by Eric on December 12, 2007

Posted in Adult Tournament(s) Sand, Coed, Hard Court, Mens, Outside of Minnesota, Sand, Training/Coaching, Vacations, Womens | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Mama G’s

Posted by Eric on November 6, 2007

http://www.mamags.com/volleyball.htm
763 420 2588

9705 Highway 101 N
Maple Grove, MN 55311
(Tricky to find on any of the map websites)

Summer Leagues and Open Play

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