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Wisconsin Center Hosts First Post-Pandemic Sports Events

A year after closing its doors at the start of the pandemic, Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee will host its first youth sports event this weekend, as the Wisconsin Junior Volleyball Club hosts the AAU Winter Classic. The competition will be followed up by three consecutive weekends of competition via the Badger Region Volleyball Championship. “Everything […]

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Detroit Convention Center Reopens with Volleyball Tournament

The first event at the TCF Center in Detroit since the pandemic began was a volleyball tournament, and a large one at that. Detroit’s downtown convention center hosted 1,000 athletes on 16 courts the weekend of February 13–14 in an event organized by Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy. Athletes at the President’s Day Challenge had to […]

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New Sports Venues to Watch in 2021

As the demand for spaces to host sporting events continues to grow with an eye toward sports-related travel in a post-coronavirus world, destinations across the country are examining their inventory, identifying needs and building accordingly. Here are 15 new sports complexes to keep an eye on in 2021. Midway Central Station Bedford Park, Illinois OPENING: […]

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USA Volleyball

Poised for Pandemic, SloCoach Makes Move in United States

On the surface, it would appear that SloCoach would be one of those companies that must have formed as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. An online coaching tool where athletes can upload videos of themselves practicing their sports—with professional or Olympic-level athletes or coaches returning a video critique—seems to be tailor-made for the new […]

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NJCAA Sponsoring Four New Sports For Competition

The National Junior College Athletic Association will recognize competitive cheer (coed), clay shooting (coed), men’s volleyball and women’s wrestling as emerging sports with member schools permitted to begin programs in those sports starting in the fall of 2021. Each of the new sports have garnered interest amongst member colleges as club sports in recent years. […]

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Athletes Unlimited Volleyball League Heads to Dallas

The inaugural season for the Athletes Unlimited Volleyball league will take place at Fair Park Coliseum in Dallas, Texas, with play scheduled to go from February 27 through March 29. The 30-match season, with 22 of the matches on either CBSSN or FS2, was originally scheduled to be at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee […]

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2021 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championships Heading to Las Vegas

The 2021 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship will be held in Las Vegas for the first time. The event will be June 26 through July 5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The girls junior nationals is the United States’ premier junior girls club tournament and attracts college scouts from across the country. “We […]

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Wichita to Host 2021 Olympic Volleyball Tuneup

Wichita, Kansas, will host the only tournament that the U.S. Women’s Volleyball National Team will play in the United States before the Tokyo Olympic Games. The city was selected by USA Volleyball to host the FIVB Volleyball Nations League event, which will be staged June 1–3, 2021, at Charles Koch Arena on the campus of […]

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AAU held its Junior Nationals Volleyball Championships this summer, but indoor events during the winter will pose new challenges for event organizers. Photo: AAU

Case Study: How AAU Hosted an Indoor
Tournament for 10,000 People

In a typical year, the AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships will attract more than 45,000 athletes to two of the largest venues in Orlando, Florida — the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and the Orange County Convention Center — making it one of the largest youth sports events in the country. But 2020 is […]

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Columbus, Kansas City to Host 2021 USA Volleyball Junior Nationals

Columbus, Ohio, and Kansas City have been selected by USA Volleyball to host two of the national governing body’s largest championships in 2021. Columbus will serve as host of the USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship (GJNC18), April 23–25 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Kansas City, meanwhile, will host the Boys Junior National […]

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