VCN will be offering its fifth year of Beach for players 7-12th grade. With the emergence of beach volleyball as a fully-sanctioned NCAA sport in 2015, the popularity of the sport is skyrocketing. As of the spring of 2017, 53 D1, 8 DII, and 3 DIII schools all offer beach as a fully sanctioned sport. This only creates more opportunities for young women to compete in the sport at the collegiate level.
Although it may not seem like it, beach volleyball is actually available in our backyard. The University of Nebraska is entering its 7th beach volleyball season, and the popularity within the state continues to grow.
Playing beach can help players improve their indoor game as well, as it takes a completely different skill set. Players must learn to read and react to the game at a higher rate, as well as execute multiple skills that they may not be used to in the indoor game.
We understand the summer is a busy time, so we have adjusted pricing to allow for one absence a week.
|All practices are located at Spikes Beach Bar & Grille, 2300 Judson St Lincoln|
VCN is thrilled to announce Dave Sutko as the new VCN Beach Director, starting this summer!
“The vision for collegiate beach volleyball was to create new opportunities for women by piggybacking on the popularity of indoor volleyball,” said AVCA Executive Director, Kathy DeBoer. “The ability to start a beach team with crossover talent already on campus allowed athletics directors to phase their investment and gave them a way to still make progress toward equity goals during difficult financial times. This gradual approach also provided time for youth beach programs to develop talent to meet the growing need for specialized beach players.”
**https://www.avca.org/collegiate-beach-surpasses-benchmarks.html published 3/2/17.