Three-timeOlympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor is providing the next generation ofaspiring volleyball players a platform to take their game to the next level withthe Dream in Gold Juniors Clinic and Tournament Series Presented by Spalding. TheDream in Gold tour will stop in Long Beach August 2-4 featuring a clinic and tournamentfor juniors conducted by May and her associates and an adult tournament with$5,000 cash prizes.
“I am so excited to get out there and see the eagerness ofthese juniors who are the future of the sport,” May-Treanor said. “These youngathletes will be playing in an organized and engaging environment similar towhat I enjoyed as a junior myself.”
Junior playerswill be divided into various age groups and skill levels to grant each junior theopportunity to gain the most out of the experience. Each clinic will cover allof the basic fundamentals and volleyball game strategies, providing playerswith a day of comprehensive skill development.
Tournamentswill consist of a round robin format for maximum play, and play offs andchampionship games will determine division winners. Division winners willreceive an invitation to the East Coast Surfing Championships in VirginiaBeach, Va., to compete for the 2013 championship.
“Associatingwith Misty in this endeavor, following her 2012 Olympics achievement, is aprivilege and something we plan to build upon for years to come,” said PaulSullivan, Vice President of Spalding. “Spalding has been a long-time supporterof Misty May-Treanor and is excited to continue its legacy with this elite andcomprehensive program.”
Scheduleof events, sanctioned by Volley America:
Friday August 4:
10 am- 2 pm: Junior clinic with Misty May
3 pm to 6 pm:Adult clinic with Pro Volleyball player Mark Burik
Saturday August 5: 8 am check in
Doubles tournamentfor adults: Open, AA, A & B divisions
$1500 prizemoney in Men and Women’s Open
$250 prizemoney in MAA & WAA
A & BDivisions receive merchandise prizes from Spalding, Reflekt Polarized, ZEMgear,Rider Sandals, Sprout Watches, Rox Volleyball and Park & Sun Sports
Sunday August 6: 9 am check in
Juniortournament for boys and girls doubles.
Divisions:boys and girls 18 years old and under, 16 & under, 14 & under, 12 &under
Prizes suppliedby Spalding
Register at www.Volleyamerica.com, select East EndVolleyball
Location: 1 RiversideBlvd. Beach, Long Beach, NY 11561
About East EndVolleyball
East End Volleyball has been organizing beach volleyballtournaments for 34 years since 1977. Based in the East End of Long Island, EEVBhas grown into the largest beach volleyball series in the East End of thecountry with tournaments from Newport, RI to Hollywood, Florida. Sanctioned by theVolley America, EEVB runs over 35 events for 4,000 plus players. The highestlevel in the tournaments, the Open Division, is equivalent to AAA Baseball andfunnels players into the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour.
Volley America is an organization for beach volleyballpromoters whose goal is to promote beach volleyball throughout the US. Bycooperating and charging a national membership fee, players are able to competein numerous tournaments, earn national ranking points and qualify for end ofthe season cash prizes in the $25,000 Volley America grand Prix.
For more info goto www.eevb.net