Three-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor is providing the next generation of aspiring volleyball players a platform to take their game to the next level with the Dream in Gold Juniors Clinic and Tournament Series Presented by Spalding. The Dream in Gold tour will stop in Long Beach August 2-4 featuring a clinic and tournament for 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 of these juniors who are the future of the sport,” May-Treanor said. “These young athletes will be playing in an organized and engaging environment similar to what I enjoyed as a junior myself.”
Junior players will be divided into various age groups and skill levels to grant each junior the opportunity to gain the most out of the experience. Each clinic will cover all of the basic fundamentals and volleyball game strategies, providing players with a day of comprehensive skill development.
Tournaments will consist of a round robin format for maximum play, and play offs and championship games will determine division winners. Division winners will receive an invitation to the East Coast Surfing Championships in Virginia Beach, Va., to compete for the 2013 championship.
“Associating with Misty in this endeavor, following her 2012 Olympics achievement, is a privilege and something we plan to build upon for years to come,” said Paul Sullivan, Vice President of Spalding. “Spalding has been a long-time supporter of Misty May-Treanor and is excited to continue its legacy with this elite and comprehensive program.”
Schedule of 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 tournament for adults: Open, AA, A & B divisions
$1500 prize money in Men and Women’s Open
$250 prize money in MAA & WAA
A & B Divisions 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
Junior tournament for boys and girls doubles.
Divisions: boys and girls 18 years old and under, 16 & under, 14 & under, 12 & under
Prizes supplied by Spalding
Register at www.Volleyamerica.com, select East End Volleyball
Location: 1 Riverside Blvd. Beach, Long Beach, NY 11561
About East End Volleyball
East End Volleyball has been organizing beach volleyball tournaments for 34 years since 1977. Based in the East End of Long Island, EEVB has grown into the largest beach volleyball series in the East End of the country with tournaments from Newport, RI to Hollywood, Florida. Sanctioned by the Volley America, EEVB runs over 35 events for 4,000 plus players. The highest level in the tournaments, the Open Division, is equivalent to AAA Baseball and funnels players into the Pro Beach Volleyball Tour.
About Volley America
Volley America is an organization for beach volleyball promoters whose goal is to promote beach volleyball throughout the US. By cooperating and charging a national membership fee, players are able to compete in numerous tournaments, earn national ranking points and qualify for end of the season cash prizes in the $25,000 Volley America grand Prix.
For more info go to www.eevb.net