The Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) has officially released a new version of its Beach Volleyball Handbook. The purpose of the book is to help organizers of beach volleyball events. It contains all the relevant information about the rules and regulations of the game plus details about the technical aspects of the sport, press, marketing, and guidelines on the competitions.
Mexico and Puerto Rico took the gold at the Cayman Islands Tournament, the first event in the 2012 NORCECA circuit. Mexico’s Bibiana Candelas and Mayra Garcia and Puerto Rico’s Roberto Rodriguez and Erick Haddock took home the women’s and men’s gold medals respectively.
Brooke Sweat of Florida and Jen Fopma of California, the top seeds, were the big winners at the USA Volleyball Beach International Development Qualifier in Chula Vista, California March 25th. Teams that finish IDQ events in first or second place have the opportunity to represent the United States in specific NORCECA (North and Central American and Caribbean) Beach Volleyball Tour international events.
The College of Charleston hosted four other universities for its inaugural Sand Classic the weekend of March 24th. Sand volleyball teams from Pepperdine University, Mercer University, the University of North Florida, and the University of Alabama-Birmingham joined the host team for 45 duals matches.
FIVB Assigns 2015 Beach Volleyball World Championships to Netherlands. Four Dutch cities – The Hague, Amsterdam, Apeldoorn and one city to be confirmed – will host the tenth edition of the games, tentatively scheduled for June/July.
The Ludus Athletics Model Beach Volleyball Tournament takes place in Miami Beach March 31-April 1. It is free and open to the public. This year’s lineup includes women’s professionals, April Ross & Jennifer Kessy Champions, as well as 2012 Sports Illustrated model Nina Agdal.