From Indoor to Beach Volleyball

It’s the most watched sport at the Olympics, and it was added as a women’s collegiate sport just a few years ago. Beach volleyball is on the rise nationwide.   With the popularity of the sport growing, many players are wanting to make the switch from indoor to the sand. If you’re wanting to make that…

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Tri Bourne and John Hyden Win Gold in Berlin

A HUGE congrats to Tri Bourne, 25, and John Hyden, 41, who won the gold at the FIVB Berlin Grand Slam this weekend! Also congrats to Ryan Doherty and Nick Lucena who won the silver medal!   Fun facts about the win in Berlin:   First time in FIVB history that all three medalists came…

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This Week in AVPNext

AVPNext partners with Team Chicago of the Extreme Volleyball Professionals (EVP) League for three tournaments in the greater Chicago area: AVPNext has partnered with Team Chicago of the Extreme Volleyball Professionals (EVP) League to bring three EVP tournaments in the greater Chicago area under the AVPNext umbrella. The tournaments will feature open divisions for both…

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Tuesdays with Avatar: Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat

Whatup, Internet? It’s your old pal Avatar with another exciting installment of “Wasting Your Time”…I mean, “Tuesdays with Avatar”. The AVP season is officially under way, with a successful opening event in St. Petersburg, Florida. (I call it a success because no one died of heat stroke and no tents blew away) The next domestic…

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Moscow medallists eye Berlin prizes as World Tour moves west

Moscow, Russia, June 15, 2014 – With the Moscow Grand Slam drawing to a close the stars of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will turn their attention to the Berlin Grand Slam that begins on June 17. The tournament is the sixth of seven Grand Slams in eight weeks and by the time they…

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AVPNext teams up with CBVA to run tournaments in Southern and Northern California

AVPNext events will be taking place in both Southern and Northern California this summer as AVPNext has teamed up with the California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) to designate three tournaments in each region as part of the program.   AVPNext is the official developmental program of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and offers the…

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AVP Tour sets new date for season finale – smart AVP Championships at Huntington Beach to be played Sept. 18-21

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (June 10, 2014) – The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP), the premiere professional beach volleyball tour in the U.S., has announced new dates for its final tournament on the 2014 schedule, as the smart AVP Championships at Huntington Beach will now take place September 18-21.   “The AVP is committed to doing…

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smart USA Becomes the Official Automotive Partner of the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour for 2014 season

Deal includes title sponsorship of two marquee events – the “smart AVP Manhattan Beach Open” and the “smart AVP Championships at Huntington Beach”

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2014 St. Petersburg Open

Photos from the St. Petersburg Open from May 29th to June 1st.

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Walsh / Ross and Keenan / Mayer Win AVP St Pete

  The women’s final was between Kerri Walsh Jennings / April Ross and Lauren Fendrick / Brooke Sweat. A grueling match, but Walsh and Ross ended up on top winning 19-21, 21-15, 15-11.   The men’s final followed right after. Jake Gibb / Casey Patterson and Brad Keenan / John Mayer went 3 sets in…

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AVP St Petersburg Open Day 3

It’s the last and final day at the St Petersburg Open. Teams have been fighting in the grueling heat to make it to today, and it all comes down to this. Who will take home the title??   Live streaming and live scoring will be available at AVP.com up until the finals. Finals will be…

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AVP St Petersburg Open Main Draw Day 2

WATCH LIVE   A full day of matches begins today starting at 9am EST. Once a round of winner’s bracket matches finishes, the contender’s bracket will begin as teams fight their way back to the semis.   Starting at 10am EST, AVP.com will be LIVE STREAMING all matches. There will be a produced show commentating…

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