So Volleyball1on1 recently released 6 detailed video’s by the esteemed Coach Brian Gimmillaro from Long Beach State University. These include 1 video each on Passing, Defense, Spiking (Hitting as I’ll refer to it), Setting, Serving, and Blocking. If you have the opportunity to watch these videos and use the information supplied in them I would definitely recommend doing so.
This past weekend I had the unbelievable opportunity to volunteer at the NORCECA beach volleyball tournament held at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. While the weather and desert-like conditions weren’t the most conducive to an amazing sand volleyball experience the event was amazing. For the men’s side, Canada’s Chaim Shalk and Benjamin Saxton finished 1st.
I’ve delayed writing this article now for several days in the hopes that I’d receive a lot of emailed pictures one of my teammate’s parents took throughout the whole day. Needless to say I’m still waiting for the pictures and will edit this post as soon as they arrive (hopefully soon). But because the event was almost a week ago and was extraordinarily fun I want to get this up now.
Many of you may have received an email from the AVP regarding Jake Gibb’s amazing story of persevering to make the 2012 Olympics in London. Stories of this kind where someone has to overcome a tremendous hardship are my all-time favorites. Ernie Davis, Lance Armstrong, Amare Stoudemire, Oscar Pistorius, and many many others are prime…
On the Saturday and Sunday of July 14th and 15th, I helped film some new footage for our website here at Volleyball1on1 at the pier in Hermosa Beach. Incidentally, our filming session happened to overlap the Amateur Athletic Union’s (AAU for short) annual Junior’s Beach National Championships that were also taking place in Hermosa Beach.
I’ve got a couple buddies who just returned from playing in two . They play for the relatively small, under-dog team from the Virgin Islands. Marc and Anthony are both in their own Amazing players. Anthony is an arrogant 6’5 monster who reachs his armpits over the net when he blocks any ball near him.
I realize that it has been several weeks now since I last wrote anything. The main reason for this is pretty simple. I have pretty much zero time available to do anything. So what was I doing? The short answer is refereeing and coaching volleyball.
It started in mid-June with the Jr. Boys Classic in Anaheim, CA.
Volleyball1on1 just released their latest videos featuring Dana Camacho. There is so much valuable information that Dana shares with subscribers, but the true gem is understanding how Dana “The Skyball King” Camacho has perfected his unique skyball serve. As a relatively new beach volleyball player I have tried serving skyballs a little bit.
One week ago was the start to a 2012 beach volleyball season for a newly found tour, The NVL. Their first event of 2012 was coupled with the Preakness Horse Race in Baltimore, MD in the hopes that people going for the races might stop and catch some volleyball also.
A few days ago was the finals to a week long event for Men’s International Volleyball. It featured the United States and Canada. But what led up to this showdown?
It’s a week before the start of the tournament and a truck has pulled into the parking lot at Long Beach State.
This past weekend I was able to be a part of something extraordinary. I was fortunate enough to be in attendance at the NCAA Men’s Division I and II Volleyball Championship at the Galen Center. The final’s match was between two amazing teams, the UC Irvine Anteaters and USC Trojans.