Spring is HERE, and with that we would like to "kickoff" the inaugural season of the Utah High School Girls Sand Volleyball League. This league will be ran under the direction of Clint Barnes (AAU Sand Volleyball Director). All play will take place on Thursday afternoons (4:00pm-dark). The season will run from May 5th - June 2. For the first year the plan is to start with six schools per division (north, central and south). Each school is allowed to have 8 players only, 4 teams of 2. Format will be similar to the NCAA. Each school will play two matches a night. Cost is ONLY $30 per player/$60 per team for the ENTIRE SEASON! Most beach programs do not have coaches as it is ran primarily by the players themselves, so you would not be expected to be there, just get your teams organized and registered!
Aces Athletics will be donating their courts for players to practice and play during the months of April and May. Players must be registered with the league and have a signed Aces Athletics liability wavier.
Please help support this league and register your teams ASAP!! (Deadline April 20) This is a VERYinexpensive way to bring your high school players together to have FUN and INCREASE their skills!
Let me know ASAP if you are interested so I can get in as many teams as you can. Find a partner and lets get Started!
Why play beach? More touches on the ball, every player must learn all aspects of the game, players become better at defense, players learn how to read the ball better, ball control is dramatically increased, players stamina is greatly increased, improve critical thinking skills, most importantly it’s a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Here is a great article from USA volleyball on the benefits of sand. http://www.gcva.net/news-detail/outdoor-volleyball_why-play-beach-volleyball
Beach volleyball is the fastest growing NCAA sport in the United States. Currently there are beach high school programs in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and California. Our goal is to start a program here in Utah, that will give our athletes the opportunity to be seen by college coaches. Next year, the University of Utah will start sand, with more schools to follow. Currently there are sixty plus colleges and universities that are offering scholarships in beach volleyball.
We hope you will HELP organize players that would be interested in playing beach and representing their High School. More info can be found at utahvolleyball.net . CONTACT: Clint Barnes ASAP - as space is limited.
Together we want to help players be the BEST they can be and create more opportunities for them to compete, have fun and offer endless opportunities at an EXTREMELY LOW PRICE!
ATTACHED IS A FLYER TO HAND OUT AND SPREAD THE WORD TO YOUR PLAYERS AND ATHLETES INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE!
Thank you so much for YOUR SUPPORT IN KICKING OFF THIS GREAT EVENT!