Wasatch Beach Seasonal Sports Mall Membership

With Volleyball season rapidly approaching now is your chance to spend your summer in the sand at Wasatch Beach and the Sports Mall!!!

Take advantage of the following “Wasatch Beach” seasonal Sports Mall membership specials – only available through Wasatch Beach Volleyball.

Option 1: $210 for season pass now through mid October (priced at 6 months at $35/mo – no enrollment fee). Couples at $305. This membership also gives you discounts off WBV tourneys & leagues and runs through October 15.

Option 2: $50 enrollment fee + $35/mo.

Sign Up for WBV Membership

How do I win my zone’s bid to play in the AVP Manhattan Beach Open?

The bid will be awarded to the TEAM with the best finishes throughout their zone’s events. In order to optimize your chances, you should plan to play with the same partner for each event within a zone. If you switch partners, you will begin to accumulate new team finishes with your new partner. Zonal point cumulative totals will be based on our 80% rule. The 80% rule takes a team’s best finishes for 80% of the events within a zone. Example: If you play in a zone that has ten AVPNext-certified events, the bid will be awarded to the team that has the best eight out of ten team finishes. If a team plays in eight or less of the ten AVPNext certified events, then all team finishes count.

NCAA Division I Women’s Sand Volleyball – Update – 2013 Results

During the first week of May, the 2013 women’s sand volleyball championships were held in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This year, Long Beach State (#2 seed) beat defending champion and top-seeded Pepperdine in a 5-set final. Check out the promo video for the event.

The number of Division I schools that offer women’s sand volleyball grew this near to nearly 30. We’re keeping an eye on the AVCA’s list of participating schools, and those that have expressed interest in adding the sport. It looks like the threshold of 40 Division I schools needed to offer an NCAA Championship in the sport will be met or exceeded in 2014. That is exciting news. So far, there are two Utah schools on the list: Utah Valley University (D1) and Dixie State College (D2).

On the AVCA sand site, there is mention of a name change for the sport next year, as well. From “sand” to “beach” volleyball? We’ll see.