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4 Differences Between Indoor and Beach Volleyball – Active.com

Posted by Eric on January 30, 2013


My only minor objection is with #1 court size.  Yes the doubles court is small than an indoor court but for 4’s and 6’s it is the same size as the outdoor court.  Good article though.

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This is beach volleyball

Posted by Eric on July 7, 2012


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AVP pro beach volleyball tour has new ownership

Posted by Eric on April 3, 2012


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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


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The AVP suspends operations

Posted by Eric on August 14, 2010


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More from Minnesota Volleyball Headquarters – May 2010

Posted by Eric on May 27, 2010


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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

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

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

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:

We hope to see you on the beach this summer.


The Staff at The North Ave. Beach Club

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AVP – Sand Game Seeking Spot in the Sun

Posted by Eric on November 18, 2009

NCAA sand volleyball debate heating up

via AVP – Sand Game Seeking Spot in the Sun.

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North Ave Beach Ball

Posted by Eric on August 17, 2009


Volleyball Tournaments on North Avenue Beach in Chicago

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