Thursday, April 8, 2010

Head Volleyball Coach for Pine manor College

Pine Manor College is searching for a coach for their women's volleyball program. Please contact Erin if you are interested in this position.

Erin J. Brennen
Director of Athletics
Pine Manor College
400 Heath St
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Friday, April 2, 2010

AVP has a new title sponsor Nivea

With Crocs fledgling stock price and company issues, the AVP annoucned today a new title sponsor for 2010 tour, Nivea.

NIVEA and the AVP today announced NIVEA as the pro beach volleyball tour's new title sponsor. The multi-year partnership makes NIVEA, the world's largest skin care brand, the exclusive skin and personal care product of the AVP. The partnership includes promotional and marketing rights to all of the AVP tour and advances NIVEA's mission to bring people closer together by tying the brand closely to impactful moments of human connections.

Planned marketing initiatives surrounding the newly titled 2010 AVP NIVEA Tour will support NIVEA's new Happy Sensation Body Lotion and Touch of Happiness Body Wash. Activities will include, advertising, on-site signage, sampling activations, retail activities, PR, contests and online.

"With its newly launched Touch of Happiness Body Wash and Happy Sensation Body Lotion, NIVEA is bringing happiness to consumers' everyday life. Through our partnership with the AVP, NIVEA will have a unique opportunity to spread happiness to the US, from coast to coast and across the country where beach volleyball fans will gather to enjoy happy days of sand, outdoor, fun and play," said Nicolas Maurer, Vice President, Marketing, Beiersdorf Inc. "We are thrilled to lend our name to the Tour and look forward to elevating the lifestyle and entertainment elements of the events as the Tour travels across the country this summer."
"This is a great day for the Sport of Beach Volleyball and a watershed day for the AVP," said Jason Hodell, AVP CEO. "For a brand with the scale and resources of NIVEA to support the growth of Beach Volleyball is very exciting."

In a massive rebranding reflecting NIVEA's title sponsorship, all AVP NIVEA Tour events will prominently feature the iconic blue color of the NIVEA tin, transforming tournament sites into a "sea of blue." The addition of this activation adds a happiness and summer complement
to NIVEA's impactful New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day blitzes that consumers have come to enjoy.

"Signing NIVEA ushers in a new era of growth and stability for the AVP," said Mike Dodd, AVP commissioner. "With its iconic character, its dedication to skin and body care worldwide, NIVEA fits perfectly with the health and vitality of our players. I see no limits to our future together."

The AVP NIVEA Tour opens the 2010 season April 16-18 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where two-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor is set to return to action after missing most of last year due to injury. ESPN2 will televise the women's final April 18 at 5:30 p.m. EDT, marking the AVP's debut on its new ESPN/ABC TV platform.

The Leverage Agency, a leading sports sponsorship and branded entertainment firm based in New York City who is the AVP's agency of record, brokered and negotiated the deal on the AVP's behalf.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Volleyball Hitting Clinic with BSSC

This Sunday, improve your hitting at the BSSC hitting clinic at West Newton Armory.

Sunday, April 4th 2010
Time: 5-7pm EST
Cost: $25 if Bssc member, $35 for non-member, $40 for walk-in
Coached by Tom Wilson, Assistant Volleyball Coach at Wellesley College
Register for volleyball hitting clinic: Call 617-789-4070 or

-Approach footwork
-Jumping mechanics
-Arm swing
-Transition footwork for all positions
-Seeing and beating the block

Thursday, April 30, 2009 Grass Volleyball

Hit the grass this Summer! Join an Outdoor Coed League, take a Clinic, play Pick-up VB, or give a Grass Doubles Tournament a try... Sign up early to save!

These are two separate grass leagues, with divisions by level.

CHOOSE: Traditional Coed 6 on 6 - Beginner, Intermediate, or Intermediate/Advanced level.
Coed Reverse 4's - Intermediate & Advanced. Play 6pm to dusk each week, we will finish by early August.

Mondays - starts June 8 at Arsenal Park in Watertown (Bus accessible)
Thursdays - starts June 11 at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown (T-accessible)
INDIVIDUALS: $50, non-members add $25. Please include night and level.

TEAMS: Register by May 9 and save $50 off these team fees...
$350 for 6 on 6; $275 for 4's. Add $25 for each non-member. Fees include T-shirts, playoffs, and prizes for division winners. Please include night and level.


Come right from work and plan to go out afterwards! Recreational to advanced players are invited to drop in and play on courts divided by level. No reservations required.

Fridays Indoors - 7-10PM, all levels. Last night indoors is May 15 - $5/night, non-members add $7, West Newton Armory
Tuesdays Outdoors - 6PM to Dusk, June 2 thru August 4 - $3 per night, non-members add $5, Wellington Park in West Newton


The outdoor season is right around the corner, so mark your calendars NOW to save these dates to play! All tourneys are reverse coed, except the Mayor's cup which will offer a men's division as well.

Sat, June 6 - Fernald School in Waltham
Sat June 20 - Columbus Park, South Boston
Sun June 28 - Tufts Park, Medford
Sun July 12 - Ipswich River Park, North Reading
Sat July 25 - Ipswich River Park, North Reading
Sat August 1 - Men's, Women's & Reverse Coed - Mayors Cup in South Boston
Sun August 16 - Tufts Park, Medford
Sat August 22 - Columbus Park, South Boston
Sun August 30 - Ipswich River Park, North Reading
Sat Sept 19 - Fernald School in Waltham

Levels offered include B, BB, A, AA, and Open. Pre register by Thursday prior for $30 fee, after that $50 for all teams. Non-members of BSSC add $5 each to $30 preregistration fee. Check-ins after 8:45 am will pay a $5 late fee per person.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Outdoor Doubles Clinic -

Basic Doubles (all levels)
Sunday, April 26, 1:00-3:30 pm
West Newton Armory
Head clinician: Tom Wilson

Pre-register by 5pm the Friday before to get the best price:
$25 for BSSC members. Non-members pay an additional $10. Walk-on space is sometimes available for $40, regardless of BSSC membership.

To Register, contact Laura Nelson at or 617/789-4070.

This clinic is geared toward men and women with indoor experience but little or no doubles experience. While we will quickly review basic mechanics for all skills, we will focus primarily on offensive and defensive strategies and communication.

--how the target differs from the indoor game
--early release
--setting target and how it differs from the indoor game
--shots available to hitter
--court vision
--responding to setter's call
--court coverage with a block
--court coverage without a block

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pat Powers Volleyball Clinic

Here is a quick reminder about a clinic I will be doing on Saturday & Sunday, May 9-10! Feel free to forward this e-mail to your team and volley-friends. Have a great Spring!

Olympic Gold Medalist Pat Powers will be coming to Boston on May 9-10 to present his highly successful 12-hour clinic for advanced skill development.

Where: Bridgewater State College
When: Saturday & Sunday, May 9-10. Saturday
9AM-4PM & Sunday 9AM-2PM
Ages: Girls & Boys ages 12-18 & Adults
Registration fee: $140
Experience: Novice through advanced. Players are
divided up on three courts one hour into the event. Generally speaking, we have one court of 12-13 year olds (novice), one court of
14-16 year olds
and one court of advanced girls, boys and adults.

Why is this clinic the best? The "over-correction" learning method combined with "Survivor" has the advantage of skill development while you are playing. These advanced skills are downloaded into the motor memory through massive repetition while the player is competing in a non-intimidating environment. Note: This clinic is not about competition. It is about skill development.

******We have about 25 spots left for this event*****************


** Learn the mechanics of a perfect arm swing.
** Learn how to control the ball, control power and be quicker with one simple move while underhand passing.
** Setters: Learn what to look at and how to make your hitters better.
** Defensive players: Learn what NOT to look at when you play defense.
** Peripheral vision is a must in all sports! Learn how we use it in volleyball.
** Learn four simple rules of communication that teach you how to think three seconds ahead and make the players around you better.
** And Much More.............

Clinic Location

Contact Information
Bridgewater State College
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Registration fee for 12 hours of intense instruction, 3-page hand-out and a T-shirt is $140. For more information and to sign-up, please visit http://www.VBClinics.Com and click on the "Schedule" icon or e-mail Pat at:
Pat@VBClinics.Com with questions. Telephone
(760) 635-3994

Frequently Asked Question
Assistant Coaching
Options (Coaches can
attend for free!)
Curriculum (Tip Sheet)

Friday, April 10, 2009

AVP Next Barefoot Qualifying Series

AVP Next Barefoot Qualifying Series
The AVP has chosen the Newport Volleyball Club (NVC) as one of the 16 promoters nationwide to host one of the finest Men’s & Women’s Doubles league to hit this region EVER.

Atlantic Beach Club logo
NVC Summer logo


* Feature Courts (1 Women, 1 Men) - Atlantic Beach Club (click for map and directions)
* Outer Courts – Easton’s Beach Newport

Player Eligibility

* Players must be at least 21 years old
* Players ranked individually 1 - 48 on the AVP tour are not eligible. Ineligible players will be published by March 15, 2009
* All players must be an AVPNext member

League play:

* STARTS: Friday, May 29th
* ENDS: Friday, July 10th
* All matches are on Fridays!
* TIME: 5:45 PM
* FORMAT: Each Team will play against 2 Teams 1 game to 21
* REFEREES: If you are not playing you are working
o Limited to only 2 nights and must come from the work team.
o Must have at least 1 team member on the court.

All Players Agree To The Following:

* Attend Mandatory Captains' Meeting at TICKETS 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 18th
* Responsible for equipment set-up and breakdown
* All drinking of alcoholic beverages will be restricted to the patio at the Atlantic Beach Club. DRINK RESPONSIBLY
* All cars in the Easton’s Beach parking lot will be removed at the conclusion of play.
* If crowned Champion, you will accept the challenge of representing New England in an all expense paid trip to participate in the 2009 BAREFOOT WINE AVPNext CHAMPIONSHIP CUP National Championship in San Francisco, California Thursday August 13th


* Follow the instructions for NVC beach league registration: Select Join NVC-->Beach from the main menu, and make sure you select the AVPNext / Barefoot Wine Men or Women Open Doubles League
* Teams will be selected in order of strength.
* OPTIONAL: : If you feel we need seeding information, email the NVC Beach League Admins with AVPNext ranking and/or tournament results ( Failure to do so could affect your team acceptance.
* Incomplete registrations as of May 8th will NOT be considered (player registration payment & AVPNext for both players)
* ENTRY FEE: $100 per team ($50 per person) + AVPNext fee ($10 per person online)
o Separate $80 forfeit check – which will be destroyed with perfect attendance
* Rain Policy: Because of the short season, this will need to be a rain or shine league. If the weather is absolutely impossible we will try to figure out something, but extending the season is not an option.


* Prize Money: There will be a total of $1000 cash prizes for each gender:
o 1st: $500 plus trip to San Francisco, California to compete in the 2009 BAREFOOT WINE AVPNext CHAMPIONSHIP CUP National Championship August 13th with $5000 prize money ($2,500 per gender) and a chance to qualify for the AVP Pro Volleyball Tour
o 2nd: $300
o 3rd: $200 ($100 for each of 2 teams)
* Minimum of 8 teams per gender required to give away prizes.
* Winning team must represent NVC in the championship tournament in California in order to receive prize money


* On-site Barefoot Wine sampling and promotional giveaways at the Atlantic Beach Club
* Fun post-event parties organized by Barefooters

Important Note:

* NVC reserves the right to make any decision necessary to guarantee smooth running of this league.