Can you identify the players in the historical photos?

If you can identify one or more of those pictured, please submit a comment. We’ll share what we learn as we continue to research the history of beach volleyball in Utah.

Thanks to George L. Miles, AAU, and former USVBA Intermountain Region Commissioner for the photos of play at Liberty Park. More from George in a subsequent post.

Gold Medal Beach Super Camps for Players and Coaches – August 9 & 10

Don’t pass up this great opportunity to work on your skills as a player and/or as a coach, drawing on the skills and experience of Eric Fonoimoana and his crew.

Eric achieved Olympic gold in 2000 in Sydney, playing with Dain Blanton. He was the AVP MVP in 2002. If you’re not familiar with Eric, or want to know more about his career as a beach volleyball professional, check out his stats on and his bio on Wikipedia. Relive the highlights of the 2000 gold medal match via YouTube (5:54 run time).

The schedule for the camps was updated on July 27:

The Super Camp for players will be conducted at Wasatch Beach on Friday, August 9 (3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) and Saturday, August 10 (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.). Here are some of the things you will learn by doing: keys to ball control; shot choice and execution; partner communication; court management and vision; and effective training drills.

The fee for the Player Super Camp is $150 ($140 if you are a Sports Mall member).

The Super Camp for coaches will follow the player camp on Saturday, August 10 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Wasatch Beach. Coaches will learn about: Division I Beach Volleyball; how to recognize talent; player preparation; game and practice planning; drills and conditioning; and nutrition, strength and conditioning. The cost for the Coach Super Camp is $100 ($90 if you are a Sports Mall member).

Register for the Player and/or Coach Super Camps via the Sports Mall volleyball registration page. Additional savings accrue if you register for both camps.