Volley America will benefits for players including:
• $25,000 Volley America Grand Prix
• Regional and National Championships for doubles, quads and 6-player teams
• Ability to win trips (airfare and hotel) to the national championships
• Discounts for purchasing sponsor products
• Insurance coverage for promoters allowing more beach volleyball events
Currently there are 10 member organizations which will result in a minimum of 8,000 members based on their 2010 memberships. Charter member organizations include:
• East End Volleyball: RI, CT, NY, NJ, SC & FL http://www.eevb.net/
• Great American Volleyball: NJ, NM & CA http://greatamericanvolleyball.com/
• Newport Volleyball Club: RI http://newportvolleyballclub.com/
• Bradford Beach: Wisconsin http://bradfordbeachjam.com/
• Kong Volleyball: FL http://www.kongvolleyball.com/
• North Fork Volleyball: NY http://northforkbeachvolleyball.com/
• Brigantine Beach Volleyball: NJ http://www.eteamz.com/
• Aspire higher Volleyball Super Center: FL http://www.ahvsupercenter.com/
• Beach Sports: NC http://beach-
Additional groups will be added as the summer approaches.
Volley America will be sponsored by Spalding King of the beach All Weather Volleyballs, 4C Totally Light 2Go Powdered Drink Stix, Boardee Portable Scoreboards, & Park and Sun Net Systems. Additional sponsors are also being added.
Volley America is instituting a National Ranking System that will be used to seed tournaments. The system will be based on the number of teams in a division and 4 levels of play: Open for professional level players, AA for very skilled, A for intermediate and B for novice level players. There will be divisions for male, female and coed doubles plus Junior divisions 18 and under, 16 and under, 14 and under and 12 and under boys and girls.
One place where Volley America will be stronger than any previous national beach organization is in the recreational league area. With strong support from league programs at East End Volleyball (2500 players), Bradford Beach (1500 players) and Newport Volleyball Club (500 players), there is already a strong base for a national championship which will be held at Cedar Beach on Long Island, NY on September 17. Over 40 nets for 700 players will make the Volley America League Nationals an event not to be missed. There will be bands, food and drink at the host Bach Hut plus costume contest with $1,000 given away to the best costumes.
Additional Doubles Championships will be held on the Jersey Shore in August, California in September and in October in Florida
For further information and applications contact East End Volleyball at 631-728-0397 or www.eevb.net
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East End Volleyball, created in 1977on the East End of Long Island, now the largest beach volleyball series in the East End of the country, tournaments from Newport, RI to the Florida Keys. Sanctioned by AVPNext, 35 events for over 4,000 players.