Presentation on theme: "Beach Volleyball History Benefits Transitioning from Indoor Volleyball"— Presentation transcript:
1 Beach Volleyball History Benefits Transitioning from Indoor Volleyball National/Regional eventsQ/APresented by:Mark Nalevanko – vh1vball Junior Beach Director –Kevin Wendelboe – Carolina Region/USAV President -
2 History1920s – First played on the beaches of Santa Monica, CaliforniaPlayers got tired of waiting on enough people to show up to play games so they adapted to playing a 2 person version of volleyballFirst official two-man tournament held on Will Rogers State Beach in California1960 – First time the Manhattan Beach Open is held. Longest running beach volleyball tournament to this day.
3 History (Part 2)First official players organization formed – Association of Volleyball Players (AVP) – hosting events across the country for next 25+ yearsEarly 1990s – FIVB forms international pro beach tour1996 – Sport makes debut in Olympics.2011 – USAV and National Volleyball League (NVL) begin hosting pro beach events as AVP restructures
4 History (Part 3) Sport Expands to Juniors… 1994 – AAU hosts a junior beach volleyball tournament in California kicking off formation of AAU Beach program2001 – First FIVB World Junior Beach Volleyball Championships2005 – USA Beach Junior Tour inaugural season2006 – vh1vball – outdoor volleyball organization based in Raleigh holds junior beach tournaments for the first time2011 – Carolina Region/USAV starts a junior beach volleyball tourCarolina Open stop added to the USA Beach Junior Tour
5 Transition from Indoor Volleyball First – Why play sand volleyball?Quickly develop/improve all volleyball skills from being involved in EVERY play.Beach game is suited for players that don’t want to be specialistsYou don’t have to be tall to be successful (Example: Holly McPeak, one of the all-time greats was only 5’ 6” tall)Improved conditioning from running in the sandImproved quickness from covering more court areaImproved vertical from jumping in the sandKinder on the body – sand is a low impact surface conducive to repeatedly jumping/divingSport being added to NCAA program starting in 2012
6 Transition from Indoor Volleyball First – Why play?IT’S FUN PLAYING OUTSIDE!!!
7 Transition from Indoor Volleyball Second – What’s the same?Same principle skills of volleyball (serving, passing, setting, hitting) all apply to beach volleyball with ball control being crucialSame rules (mostly)Net HeightsSame September 1 age cutoffs used for junior divisions (based in 2 year increments instead of every year currently)18U, 16U, 14U, 12U Girls and Boys
8 Transition from Indoor Volleyball Third – What’s different?2 players – No player rotation necessary, just Left Side/Right Side positionsShorter/Simplified courtAbout 3 feet shorter and 1.5 feet narrower on each sideNo front/back zones or center line under net
9 Transition from Indoor Volleyball Primary differences?Dealing with outside elements (sand, sun, wind, rain)RulesTournament matches consist of best 2 out of 3. First 2 games to 21. Third game to 15Switch sides on multiples of 7 (games to 21) or 5 (games to 15)Block counts as a contactNo open hand dinks/tips at the netSets over the net must be made directly forward or backward of where the player is facing (no shoots to the side allowed)No re-dos on the serve tossHand setting generally tighter (players discouraged to attempt overhead sets on serve-receive)Net violations tighter too (can’t touch the net while making any play on the ball)
10 National/Regional Events 2012 USA Beach Junior TourWebsite:Schedule just released including a North Carolina eventRegistration to open up around March 15thCarolina Open – Raleigh/Cary – May 19-20, 2012Largest junior beach volleyball tournament in NC (close to 90 teams last year)May 19 - Girls 18U, 16U Boys 18UMay 20 - Girls 14U, 12U Boys 14UTop 3 finishers in each division receive:FREE ENTRY to National Championships in Milwaukee, WI – July 28/29Chance to win a travel stipend valued at up to $500 (2 available)
11 National/Regional Events 2012 Carolina Region Junior Beach Volleyball TourWebsite:Over a dozen events planned (twice as many as last year)More SitesRaleigh/CaryCharlotteWilmingtonClaremont (between Statesville and Hickory)Wilson (about 30 minutes east of Raleigh)Emerald Isle – Tour ChampionshipsPoints awarded to players based on finishes with top-earners winning season-ending awards at tour championships post-tournament banquetCost usually between $10-20 per person
12 NCAA Sand VolleyballCollegiate Sand Volleyball Makes Debut in Spring 2012 as Emerging SportWebsite:15 schools alreadyCollege of CharlestonFlorida StateUniversity of Alabama-BirminghamUniversity of Southern CaliforniaAnd others including several more in Southeast10 years to get at least 40 schools sponsoring the sport to make it an official championship NCAA sportDual format play (similar to tennis) with best of 5 matches played between teamsInaugural championships in Gulf Shores, AL (April 27-29)
13 More Resources (National) USA Beach VolleyballWebsite:Holds HP Beach camps (tryouts for national teams) across country (closest in AL, FL)USA Beach Junior TourWebsite:AAU BeachWebsite :
14 More Resources (North Carolina) Carolina Region Jr Beach TourWebsite:Facebook:vh1vball Juniors (Raleigh)Website:Maintains the region’s facebook site plus a biweekly e-Newsletter dedicated to junior beach volleyballBlue Sky Volleyball (Cary)Website:Hosts both adult and junior beach volleyball eventsSportsLink (Charlotte)Website:Runs sports leagues of all kinds including adult and junior sand volleyball
15 Frequently Asked Questions What are the requirements/fees to sign-up for a tournament?All events on Carolina Region Jr Beach Tour require USAV membershipUSAV memberships from club team participation are good throughout summer1 event ($5) or summer membership ($15) forms available at check-in if neededCost of registration per event will vary from $10-20 per person typically. Carolina Open is around $30 per person.Where do I sign-up for an event?Most events will have a direct link from the Carolina Region Jr Beach Tour page (www.carolinaregionvb.org/jrbeach) to the host’s tournament site page.If Carolina Region is hosting the event, then registration will be available directly on the aforementioned webpage
16 Frequently Asked Questions How do I find a teammate for an event?Ask your indoor club teammates, school teammates, friendsSend an to the tournament host about whether anyone else is looking for a teammateHow to I get more formally introduced to the sport (coaching/training)?There are Carolina Region sanctioned training sessions in Triangle area (Other areas may offer more opportunities soon)March 24April 7, 21 - FULLMay 5, 12 - FULLSome people hold private instructions. Mark at to help get in touch with someone.
17 Frequently Asked Questions How are tournaments typically structured?Teams are put into pools of 4-5 teams and play each team in their pool in round-robin fashionTop 2 teams (4 team pools) or Top 3 teams (5 team pools) advance to a single-elimination playoffIf space/time permits, tournament director may offer a ‘Consolation’ playoff bracket for lower-placed teams after round-robin competition endsFinalists in each division receive awards (medals/trophies)
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