It’s MY FAVORITE SPORT, YA’LL! SAND VOLLEYBALL! I couldn’t be happier for young volleyball players.
Check out this article on the rapid rise of sand volleyball:
THERE’S A NEW KID IN TOWN: FORTY-ONE TEAMS AND COUNTING- THE FASTEST GROWING SPORT IN NCAA HISTORY
There is a new kid on the NCAA playground and in just under three seasons it has qualified to be considered to hold an NCAA National Championship. Women’s beach volleyball has officially become the fastest growing NCAA emerging sport ever. In its inaugural year(2012) there were just 16 teams, last year we saw 29 participate and this spring in its third season 41 different universities will have funded women’s beach volleyball teams, and there seems to be no signs that this growth will stop anytime soon. The growth hasn’t just been seen at the college level. According to the AVCA nearly 500,000 13-25 year old females have taken up the sport since 2007. Clubs and high schools around the country have already begun to add beach volleyball programs with Arizona becoming the first high school in 2012. Sand volleyball has become an appealing sport to add to the varsity roster for a number of reasons.One factor being overhead cost: there isn’t much equipment or large rosters and some indoor athletes will cross over keeping scholarship cost down. It is also appealing to a lot of schools because it increases female sport participation- to help with title 9 restriction.
The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Thursday approved a new rule regarding net contact in women’s volleyball on Thursday.
Beginning in the 2014 season, a player will not be called for a violation if she touches the net, ropes or post outside of the antennae as long as it doesn’t interfere with play or is used as a means of support while playing the ball.
PROP, which met via conference call, agreed with the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Rules Committee’s proposal to allow play to continue despite a player touching the net outside of the antennae because it helps put NCAA women’s volleyball in line with how the game is called at the sport’s other levels of volleyball around the world.
The panel also approved a proposal that allows a coach one substitution if a rally hasd to be stopped and replayed due to an injury to the libero.
Read more about the new (awesome) rule at NCAA.com…
These seven pieces of volleyball advice will help you make the club team of your dreams today! Good Luck!!
7. Be awesome.
I know. That’s a gimme. But this is the time you need show everyone what your made of. You’re fighting for a position on a volleyball team. Pull out all the stops.
6. Confidence is key.
Don’t let nerves bring down your game. Be confident in yourself. Which will help with the next point.
5. Demo leadership.
All coaches are looking for good leadership. Even the best of teams aren’t as good with no leadership. Show them you can organize a group of girls and lead by example.
4. Stand out.
Obviously you need to stand out in play. But (and this sounds silly) wear something funky. I chose girls for teams in a big club and we referred to one girl as the “one with pink socks.” She stood out in that way. The socks caught our eye, but the skills kept us watching.
3. High energy.
We want to know that you’ll be able to last through 10 hours at a club volleyball tournament.
2. Focus on you, not your competition.
Don’t let the other girls intimidate you. Work on your game.
1. Be coachable.
Listen and execute everything from every coach at the tryout. Even if the coach looks like a volunteer, their word will get back to the decision-makers, so play it safe and be coachable.
You’re welcome and good luck!