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Covering the Court
The Official Newsletter of the Arizona Region of USA Volleyball

August 2011

In this Issue - Boys Season About to Begin *Region Shows Well at Beach HP Championships

Boys' 2012 Season About to Begin

The medals are not even on the wall yet for the 2011 season and the 2012 season is just around the corner. That is the nature of the beast with the boys' split seasons. The Arizona Region boys 2012 indoor season will be completed before the 2012 ball drops in Times Square but the National Championships does not take place until late June/early July. The split season comes into play because the boys indoor game has to take a hiatus for the boys high school volleyball season which takes place between February and May. Those teams that travel to the SoCal Jr Boys Classic in June or the Boys Jr National Championships will reform after the boys high school season is completed to compete in those events. Some hold new tryouts, some just pick up where they left off.

Arizona Region opportunites for boys to play volleyball - indoor between Aug and December and outdoor (beach) between May and Aug.

Boys' clubs are gearing up for tryouts for their indoor teams. Tryouts may begin as early as Aug 1st. Click here to access the tryouts that have been posted on our website. Click here for a list of boys clubs in Arizona.

Any boy that was not registered for the just ended 2011 season must register for a Summer membership to cover the month of August. Then EVERYONE must renew their membership on or after Sept 1st in the WebPoint registration system for the 2012 season. Click Here for brand new members to join the Arizona Region. Click Here after Sept 1st to renew membership for the 2012 season.

Interested in Starting a Boys Club? Click Here for info. If you are a new boy's club there could be some help from USA Volleyball in the form of a grant available as well.

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Arizona Region Performs Well at 2011 USA Beach HP Championships

USAV Beach HP Championships
Carson Flood & Ryne Benson check their medals at the USAV Beach HP Championships in Hermosa Beach, California. The pair eligible for U14 played up in the U17 Division and took 2nd place.

On July 14-17 in Hermosa Beach, California about 10 teams played in the 2nd annual Beach High Performance Championships representing the Arizona Region. Not only was it great to have that many teams play, but it is fantastic how successful they were.

Teams representing Arizona and participating were:

Boys U18 - Nick Benson/Cody Martin

Boys U17 - Ryne Benson/Carson Flood - 2nd Place

Girls U19 - Lexi Anderson/Sarah Sponcil - 2nd Place

Girls U18 - Amanda Benson/Noel Pauga

Girls U17 - Alexis Patterson/Danielle Westfall

Girls U17 - Bianca Arellano/Macey Gardner

Girls U15 - Jordan Anderson/Victoria Svorinic - 2nd Place

Girls U15 - Hailey Harward/Lilly Nelson - 5th Place

Girls U15 - Tiyanna Cooper partnered with a California player - 9th Place

Girls U15 - Jess Daniels/Makenna Martin - 11th Place

Wade Colson working a court at the HP Championships in Hermosa Beach, CA

With the rise of Beach Volleyball as a NCAA sport for women, there is going to be a great need for Beach Officials. Wade Colson and Tana Martin were sent to the HP Championships as Beach Official Candidates. Both received their Beach Official rating at the HP Championships. Congratulations Wade and Tana!

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Beach photos courtesy of Cristina Benson.


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