Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Prepare for NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship
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by Justin Shaw
1M ago
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in Alabama are preparing to host the NCAA Beach Volleyball National Championship for the eighth time this season with 16 teams heading to the Gulf Coast from May 3–5, 2024. The region’s ties to beach volleyball started in 2012 when the American Volleyball Coaches Association brought its women’s sand volleyball national championships to the Gulf Coast Region. Gulf Shores Orange Beach Sports & Events has hosted the national championship each year since it was first organized under the NCAA umbrella in 2016. Related Stories Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Prepare ..read more
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Volleyball’s Popularity Continues to Rise
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by Matt Traub
1M ago
Players from the United States react after defeating Brazil to win the gold medal in women's volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. USA Volleyball won gold medals at the Games in indoor volleyball, beach volleyball and para volleyball. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) The growing momentum around women’s sports as a whole is exemplified within volleyball. Who can forget the scene in September, when 92,003 people packed Memorial Stadium to watch Nebraska volleyball sweep in-state rival Omaha? Or the gigantic numbers of those waiting outside Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay ahead of the NCAA champio ..read more
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Jamie Davis to Leave USA Volleyball at End of Year
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by Matt Traub
2M ago
USA Volleyball Chief Executive Officer Jamie Davis accepts the SportsTravel Award after the 2022 USA Volleyball Salt Lake Showdown in Salt Lake City, Utah, was named Best New Event at TEAMS '22 in in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Jared Wickerham) USA Volleyball President and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Davis will not renew his contract with the national governing body when it expires at the end of the year, culminating an eight-year run after being hired in 2017 as the first outside leader of the organization. Davis will continue to oversee the organization through the 2024 Olympic and ..read more
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Omaha to Host Inaugural Pro Volleyball Federation Championship
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by Matt Traub
2M ago
Atlanta Vibe, front, plays against Omaha Supernovas during a Pro Volleyball Federation game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz) The inaugural Pro Volleyball Federation championship game will be May 18 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, where the hometown Supernovas have the top three attendance records this season. Omaha will also host the semifinals on May 15. Players from the winning team will be awarded a $1 million dollar bonus. Related Stories Jamie Davis to Leave USA Volleyball at End of Year Omaha to Host Inaugural Pro Volleyball Federat ..read more
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Philippines to Host 2025 Volleyball Men’s World Championship
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by Matt Traub
2M ago
The Philippines wll host the 2025 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship from September 12–28 with its largest field ever of 32 teams from around the world competing. The International Volleyball Federation and Volleyball World made the announcement on Wednesday. The 2025 event will begin the cycle of having the championships on a biennual basis instead of every four years which had been the previous schedule. Related Stories Philippines to Host 2025 Volleyball Men’s World Championship Volleyball Nations League to Expand to 18 Teams in 2025 USA Volleyball, Pro Volleyball Federation Announ ..read more
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Volleyball Nations League to Expand to 18 Teams in 2025
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by Justin Shaw
3M ago
The Volleyball Nations League will expand to 18 national teams starting in 2025, alongside format changes aimed at elevating the experience for athletes, fans and stakeholders. Related Stories Volleyball Nations League to Expand to 18 Teams in 2025 USA Volleyball, Pro Volleyball Federation Announce Alliance Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Announces 2024 Schedule USA Volleyball Partners with League One Volleyball Arlington to Host Volleyball Nations League Women’s Event in 2024 The revised Nations League structure involves dividing 18 teams into three groups of six for each of the three c ..read more
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USA Volleyball, Pro Volleyball Federation Announce Alliance
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by Matt Traub
5M ago
The Pro Volleyball Federation, which is one of two professional volleyball leagues that plan to launch in the coming months, will have a partnership with USA Volleyball to promote the sport at its highest level. The partnership reinforces the PVF’s commitment to work with USA Volleyball clubs, athletes and regions while USA Volleyball supports Pro Volleyball Federation, which launches January 24 and runs through mid-May. Related Stories USA Volleyball, Pro Volleyball Federation Announce Alliance Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Announces 2024 Schedule USA Volleyball Partners with League One ..read more
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Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Announces 2024 Schedule
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by Justin Shaw
5M ago
The Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour has announced its 2024 schedule for Elite16 and Challenge events as a blend of previous hosts and new venues is highlighted by three North American events. The 2024 season will be the third for the organization, which also hosts indoor events including a stop in Arlington, Texas, in the first half of 2024. The first half of the beach season will also have Olympic qualification points on the road to the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris. Ostrava, Czech Republic, will organize the last tournament that will count toward the Olympics from June 5–9. Related St ..read more
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USA Volleyball Partners with League One Volleyball
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by Justin Shaw
5M ago
USA Volleyball has announced a partnership with League One Volleyball to support the expansion professional league scheduled to launch in November 2024, shortly after the conclusion of the Olympic Summer Games in Paris. LOVB also revealed Austin, Texas, as the sixth team that will take part in the league’s inaugural 2024–2025 season. Austin joins Madison, Wisconsin; Omaha, Nebraska; Salt Lake City, Utah; Houston and Atlanta as the teams that will compete starting next fall. Related Stories USA Volleyball Partners with League One Volleyball Arlington to Host Volleyball Nations League Women’s ..read more
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Arlington to Host Volleyball Nations League Women’s Event in 2024
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by Justin Shaw
6M ago
Arlington, Texas, will host women’s competition as part of the 2024 Volleyball Nations League 2024 schedule, which will include nine countries and four continents during a six-week period between May and June in a Preliminary Phase. The Nations League events will play a major role in determining the last national teams that will qualify for the 2024 Olympic Summer Games in Paris. The result of each match of the tournament’s Preliminary Phase will impact the FIVB Volleyball World Rankings, which will determine the teams to occupy the last five spots in next year’s Games. Brazil, Canada, German ..read more
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