In late November, the AVP commemorated the completion of the beach season by doling out its annual year-end awards. We too would like to honor our favorite beach kings and queens who dazzled us from April to October. Keep in mind the AVP awards are limited to AVP tour performance while we took the liberty of factoring in every tournament played throughout the 2013 season, whether AVP, FIVB, NVL, NORCECA, or other.
Even before the first game of the event on the golden sand at Miramar beach, Soares has claimed that offers have already started coming in from across the globe for holding beach volleyball tourneys in Goa.
"Beach volleyball is a wonderful event and Goa is the most appropriate place for it, and it is going to be marked on the world map. We have been getting offers for international events in Goa," he claimed.
Few expected the North Myrtle Beach volleyball team to have anywhere near the type of success it did last season.
Despite winning the 2012 state title, a new crop of seniors and a first-year head coach were basically not part of the conversation for those contending this fall.
This weekend around 150 junior volleyball teams from across the southeast will face off in Myrtle Beach. This is the fourth year for the Winter Bump Volleyball Classic at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The tournament lasts all weekend and according to Alex Sing, the director, it should draw thousands of people to the area, which means a busy weekend for the hospitality industry.
"There will probably be 4,500 people in town this weekend for three days," Sing said. "So yeah it'll be a great impact to the restaurants, the hotels local businesses. They'll definitely see a big push this weekend."