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U.S.A., March 7, 2022 - If you've been paying close enough attention to the men representing the United States on the beach, you could get a glimpse of the impact that the grassroots level of the sport has had. You can see that three of the top players in the country, and by extension, the world, Tri Bourne, Trevor Crabb, and Taylor Crabb, grew up playing as youths, on the courts of the Outrigger Canoe Club in Honolulu, Hawai’i. If that fact has somehow been missed, further evidence will be seen in just two weeks, in Tlaxcala, Mexico, when Taylor...

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March 4, 2022, Aberdeen Township, NJ – Chris Gosha is, as he says, a "man of many hats" in his present season of life. One day he's running a roller hockey league. The next, an 80-team cornhole tournament. Floor hockey, too, is in the mix. In between that odd menagerie of sports and activities, Gosha is overseeing one of the most popular beach volleyball facilities in the state of New Jersey, Highline Arena, which runs in tandem with, yes, roller and floor hockey and cornhole and whatever other manner of sport he can imagine. "We look at it as, 'What...

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March 3, 2022 Clewarwater Beach, FL - To a normal person, and even a normal beach volleyball player, it has not been all that long since Sarah Schermerhorn has played in a beach volleyball tournament. The 33-year-old played in one just three months ago, in Itapema, Brazil. But three months without a tournament is, to Schermerhorn, not just three months. It's an eternity, "probably the longest I've ever gone since I started playing beach without playing a tournament,' she said.   This past weekend, Schermerhorn alas satiated that hunger to compete, winning the fourth and final stop of the Sunshine Series,...

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AVP America Grand Prix, the Christmas bonus of beach volleyball   U.S.A. - Feb 28, 2022 - Wayne Gant and AVP America are not the ones who invented the grand prix style reward system in beach volleyball. It's a concept old enough, and something that had already been widely adopted by the time Gant got involved in the sport, that he honestly has no idea who came up with it. "That started pre AVP America, pre Volley America, said Gant, who is the Executive Director at AVP America. The concept was started before me honestly." While the original source of the system...

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If the summer is looking a good deal longer, its also about to become a good deal fuller. AVP America, host/partner to thousands of volleyball events across the United States every year, will continue to fill out the schedule for the amateurs, juniors, and a booming rising crop of professionals.  

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