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Hugh McCutcheon Named Golden Gopher Volleyball Coach – Gophersports.com – Official Web Site of University of Minnesota Athletics

Posted by Eric on February 10, 2011

Hugh McCutcheon Named Golden Gopher Volleyball Coach – Gophersports.com – Official Web Site of University of Minnesota Athletics.

Welcome Hugh and Go Gophers!

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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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The AVP — End of Days

Posted by Eric on August 14, 2010

http://www.avp.com/News-and-Media/2010/08/End-of-Days.aspx

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The AVP suspends operations

Posted by Eric on August 14, 2010

http://www.avp.com/News-and-Media/2010/08/AVP-Tour-Suspends-Operations.aspx

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Warhawk Matt Scott in Nike ‘No Excuses’ Commercial

Posted by Eric on August 12, 2010

This is inspiring, I know it’s not about volleyball,but inspiring none the less.

UW-Whitewater Wheelchair Basketball Player Matt Scott appears in Nike ‘No Excuses’ Commercial.

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Duk Duk Daze Coed 4s Grass Volleyball Tournament – 2010

Posted by Eric on June 13, 2010

Time again for one of the largest coed 4s grass tournaments in Minnesota – Duk Duk Daze 2010.

Date: Saturday, 17 July 2010

Location: Hidden Valley Park in New Hope, MN

More information and registration at: http://www.dddvolleyball.com

See you there!

http://dddvolleyball.com/

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More from Minnesota Volleyball Headquarters – May 2010

Posted by Eric on May 27, 2010

http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=d837523c792b269acf525f5ce&id=bc044920e9&e=[UNIQID]

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6/5 North Ave. Beach 2’s v-ball tourney invite – From The North Ave. Beach Club – www.sandvolleyball.com

Posted by Eric on May 21, 2010

We would like to invite you to our first outdoor v-ball doubles tournament of
the summer, to be held on Saturday, June 5th, at North Avenue Beach in Chicago.

We’ll be running men’s, women’s and co-ed 2’s divisions. The advance registration
team fee is $50 (walk-ons: $70). And the tournament runs from 9:30 to about 3:30
– 4:00, for most teams. Winners will receive cash prizes; the tougher the division,
the greater the payout.
 
For more information, and to sign up, please visit our website at
<http://www.sandvolleyball.com>

6/5 CASH PRIZES: Total Payout: $3000

PRO DIVISION: Both Men’s and Women’s Pros will be run on 6/5. Qualification requirements
must be met. For further info, please visit our pro website at
<http://www.sandvolleyball.us>

JUNIORS DIVISION: Our June 26th event will be a qualifier for the AAU National
Junior Olympics. For more info, please visit the AAU website at
<http://www.aaujrogames.org>

CASH FOR MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES: We plan to have corporate sponsors for our
August events. We offer a 50/50 profit split for individuals who secure sponsors
for these tourneys. For more information, please visit our website at:
<http://sandvolleyball.info/Sponsors.html>

We hope to see you on the beach this summer.

Sincerely,

The Staff at The North Ave. Beach Club

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Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament – July 9 and 10 Oskosh, WI

Posted by Eric on May 20, 2010

Hello All

The 27th Annual Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament will feature over 3,000 players from around the country, competing on over 200 courts. The tournament is July 9 and 10 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, WI. See below for more details.

When: July 10, 2010
Check in – Friday July 9 at about 6:00pm and Saturday July 10 at about 6:30am
Play begins at 8:00am sharp
Location: Ford Festival Park, Oshkosh, WI
Format: Grass Triples- Men’s and Women’s
Divisions: Men’s & Women’s Open, AA, A, BB, B
Registration Deadline: July 2, 2010 at noon CT
Entry Fee: $50/person for Open
$40/person for AA, A, BB, B
(A $15 per person late fee will be added for payments not received by June 30, 2010 OR
for registrations received July 1, 2010 – July 2, 2010 at noon CT)

Your Entry Fee includes:
Beer – from 10:00am – 6:00pm on July 10 (21 years and older with wristband)
Parking
Commemorative cup – one per registered player
Bands and entertainment both Friday and Saturday
No Pets please

Friday July 9, we will have three other tournaments:
Coed Quads and Juniors Quads at Ford Festival Park
Men’s and Women’s sand doubles at The Bar of Oshkosh.
See website for greater details.
http://www.waupacaboatride.com/

Over 4000 Camping spots are available -as well as discounts at local
hotels. Hawthorne Suites just opened up 20 rooms for $110 a night – these rooms will go fast. New this year will be a family “quiet” camping area if that is what your are looking for… contact 920-843-2622 for details.

For registration information or any other inquiries, please visit
http://www.waupacaboatride.com or call 920-843-2622.

Thanks
Waupaca Boatride Volleyball Tournament

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Fundraising for a Mission Trip to Guatemala

Posted by Eric on February 11, 2010

Help! My professors are organizing a service mission to go to Guatemala in August of 2010. I am not going, but have been inspired to help fundraise for my classmates, professors, and the families in Guatemala. We are working on orgnizing a Bowling tournament (date to come) and a silent auction. If you would like to donate an item for the auction or know of someone who would be interested please let me know.

http://www.godschild.org/home.html

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