Gage Basey and partner Caleb Kwekel (Florida) earned a second place finish at the U-19 FIVB World Championship Trials in Huntington Beach, CA at the end of June. This finish placed them on the USA Beach U-19 National team with four other players. The pair are hoping that their second place finish will earn them a spot at the World Championships in Roi Et Thailand in December (the competition was recently postponed due to Covid). They recently attended a training session in Fort Lauderdale, FL to help them prepare.
In the photo- Gage is on the left, Caleb right.
BayLea Sparks and Kylie Williams
Our Nationals volleyball experience in Florida was a blast! We learned a lot as a team, and really worked on court awareness while playing against some tough teams. We were so fortunate to have Coach Jason as our coach while we were there! We really enjoyed the location of the tournament. The beach and courts were great. It was within walking distance to all the shops and dining along Sea Breeze Boulevard so we did some shopping and ate some great food.
Sabrina Landman and Delaney Brinkley, 14s
Some highlights for me from USAV Beach Nationals was getting to semifinals in the silver bracket. My partner and I were both super pleased with that outcome seeing it was our first national tournament and the playing conditions are very different from that of Colorado. Another highlight was getting to play on the beach right next to the water, definitely a first time for me. But with that came the challenge of adapting to the wind blowing from the ocean. Usually my partner and I are so used to the wind taking things long or making the ball drop short, but in Florida it was much different scenario. Instead of watching the backline we had to keep our eyes on the sidelines to watch the ball creep back in or blow slightly out. Nonetheless it was a great lesson and taught us how to use the wind to our advantage, overall making us better players. Lastly one fun thing we did while there. While the whole trip had loads of enjoyment, my favorite part was swimming at our pool and then heading down to the ocean to boogie board with my partner and one of our coaches. That's definitely not something we get to do much living in Colorado. All and all, I am so thankful to have gotten the opportunity to play my favorite sport in such a cool and different area. I can't wait to get back out on the sand next year and apply what we learned from the trip.
Other Beach Events in the area... Hosted by our partners!
May 29-30: Flourish Beach Tourney flourish volleyball.com
May 31: The Island Juniors Beach VOTRjuniors
June 5-6: Flourish Beach Tourney flourish volleyball.com
June 28-July 1: Collegiate Recruiting Week The first of its' sort in Colorado, again at Flourish Beach! This recruiting event includes a June 30 "Showcase Tournament" See details at flourish volleyball.com
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|303 Volleyball Club||Erik||Rheefirstname.lastname@example.org||.|
|Alpine Volleyball Academy||Carisa||Kessler||720.903.6977||Carisa@alpinevolleyball.com||alpinevolleyball.com||Sports Oasis Broomfield|
|Aspire Beach Volleyball South||Juliane||Mosebaremail@example.com||aspirebeach.com|
|Aspire Beach Volleyball North||Juliane||Mosebarfirstname.lastname@example.org||aspirebeach.com|
|Ballistic VBC||Kevin||Skeensemail@example.com||www.ballisticvolleyballclub.com||Broomfield/North Metro|
|Believe VBC||Michelle||Kissmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||www.believevolleyball.com||Orchard Road Christian Center|
|Colorado Juniors||Bill & Judy||Peeremail@example.com||www.coloradojuniors.com||Monument|
|Flatirons VBC||Susan||Cancillafirstname.lastname@example.org||www.flatironsvbc.com||Boulder, Lafayette|
|Flourish Beach||Nate||Yangemail@example.com||www.flourishbeach.org||Indian Hills|
|Mountain Boys Sand Club||Christine||Hanzlikfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Panther Beach VB||Stephen||Boscoemail@example.com|
|Team Colorado Volleyball||Kyong||Lee||719.287.9381||Kyong@TeamColoradoVolleyball.com||.|
|The Lab South||Michael||Pattonfirstname.lastname@example.org||www.thelabrp.com|
|Ultimate Performance Panthers||James||Casiasemail@example.com||Pueblo|
|United VB Club of the Rockies||AJ||Eglifirstname.lastname@example.org||Glenwood Springs|
|Vail Volleyball Club||Jackie||Rindyemail@example.com||Gypsum, Eagle, Edwards, Avon, Vail|