BVNE Santa Monica Health and Safety 2020

Santa Monica Update – BVNE Tournaments

BVNE has created our health and safety policy to address viral outbreaks. The flu happens every year, and on some years we also see additional viral outbreaks that accompany the flu on similar cycles. This year, 2020, we saw Covid-19 arrive on the scene, after the flu season started, and it circled the globe.

Since we can’t always know how serious things will be, we created our health and safety policy to be used every year whenever their is a concern over illnesses such as Covid-19.

Thank you for your patience.

🏖 Sand Court Experts at BVNE

On February 1st and 2nd the Sand Court Experts prepared the championship court for the Kauai Bikini National Tournament. Their work and equipment exceeded what we have seen before and showed how truly professional their products are.

After two days of competition…here’s the last finals match that was played on that court. The BVNE team would like to thank the Sand Court Experts for their time and resources bringing our players a premium court to play on!

Congrats BVNE Texas Players

On February 8th at the Austin Sports Center/Cedar park the @AJVsand team issued their first bids for the BVNE summer championships. We can’t wait to see bid winners from across the country this summer! Thank you Austin Juniors for helping players in Texas play hard, have fun, and earn their spot in the summer championships!

Thank you for playing BVNE!

BVNE at Austin Juniors

Earn your summer 2020 championship bid at Austin Juniors starting February 8th! Click below for event details and registration options.

BVNE National Tournaments brings together players from across the nation and beyond, to play hard and earn their place in the championship results. Our Feb 2nd national showcase drew players from thirteen states, and it wasn’t even a championship!

July 27th and 28th in Santa Monica California. At the Kauai Bikini National Championships, every player receives a two piece Kauai Bikini at check in! This is a BID ONLY championship for top finishers. All the details….

BVNE Spring Series Kick Off for 2020

We had a great start to the spring season of our Club & High School Series. We had players from Ascension Beach Volleyball, Crescent VB Club, Elite Beach Volleyball, Endless Summer VB Club, LA Beach, MB Sand, Shorebreak BVC, Sunshine, Ventura High School, WestCoast Beach….who all came our for intense competition and excellent sportsmanship!

It was a great day on the beach and we truly appreciate that so many clubs and parents bring their players to our events. The BVNE team was there to witness all the parents there to support their teams, and the players who held themselves to the standards of professional athletes with determination and good sportsmanship clearly apparent!

Here’s all the photos from our event…click on each one for a downloadable copy.

🏐 Project Serve November Qualifier Event

Another great event in the books at Project Serve! Every first through third place finish earned their bid for the July 2020 Championships! We can’t wait to see everyone on the sand in Santa Monica California next Summer!

🏐 Austin Juniors Beach Volleyball Tournaments

Austin Juniors Volleyball will be hosting BVNE BID EARNING events in 2020! We would like to thank Ashley and Amber from AJV for helping BVNE bring bids to more local players in Texas! Bringing the best beach volleyball events with a national points system that leads directly into our national championships and international college recruiting showcase championships is our goal. At BVNE, it’s the players who rock! They are the ones who balance homework with practice, play hard, win, and hopefully continue their career in college!

Look for events on the dates below to be posted to our schedule soon, and check out their facility below. If you haven’t played their yet, better get moving! They do a great job at their events.

Saturday Feb 8th
Saturday March 7th
Saturday April 25th
Saturday May 23rd
Sunday June 7th
Saturday June 27th

🔥 BVNE Texas Photos

The Project Serve bid event looks like it was a great beach volleyball tournament! We wish we could have been there, but that’s why we started an affiliate program. Finding trusted individuals who believe player success is the goal is our key. We want all our players to succeed and hope that their successful beach volleyball career, either for fun or for college recruiting, reflects back on us in the long run.

Click on each of the photos to see it full size. We hope to see you all again on October 20th!

👍 Fair Pay to Play Act SB 206 and the NCAA

So many volleyball families are lucky to get any form of scholarship at all. Being given a “books scholarship” at many schools is considered lucky. Even great players don’t always get scholarships. It’s very difficult to pay for college at todays rates. Finally, this may change. This post from Twitter will help bring you up to speed.

Watch the video in the tweet below:

If you haven’t heard already, In Sacramento California, SB 206 by Nancy Skinner working its way to the governor in California that will allow college athletes hire agents, be paid for the use of their name, their image, or their likeness. Schools would be prevented from revoking scholarships or scholarship eligibility for these students. The first important detail here, as of this writing this is not law yet, and even if it is signed into law it will not go into effect until January 2023. The NCAA still has time to lobby against California SB 206.

Let that sink in. The NCAA business model is in jeopardy and they make billions while preventing student athletes from earning a dime in the name of amateur status. This is essentially about allowing athletes to receive money from those who wish to profit off the athlete’s personal image and status. This is not about colleges paying athletes, yet.

So far this sounds like a win for student athletes. They can graduate with potentially much less debt, potentially none at all. We’re not there yet. Back in June of this year, the president fo the NCAA, Mark Emmert (who made $3.9 million in 2017) wrote a letter to lawmakers in California urging them to stall this bill. In this letter, Emmert apparently threatened California schools with possible prohibition from competing in championship events. Once again, remember that as of this writing, this isn’t a law yet.

On the federal level, EPSN reported that North Carolina Congressman Mark Walker proposed a federal law to achieve the same goal. Read the ESPN story and hope that more support for college athletes is coming soon!

Just like so many other industries, entrenched companies don’t want to lose control and often are abruptly ended. The NCAA could have taken a lead on this, and changed with the times. History repeats itself. So for those who remember, think back to what happened with online music sales. Now we have a healthy music industry again with sales and super sized festival events, but many were dragged kicking and screaming to the new world. The college sports industry seems to be next, and the NCAA is in danger of be left behind.

What does the NCAA say about this? Read their letter from this week and form your own opinion.

https://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/ncaa-responds-california-senate-bill-206

Then watch a discussion about the federal law:

FOLLOW UP:
In case you didn’t hear, this was signed into law, and will take effect as of 2023. What does it all mean? We found a good brief summary for you… https://wearesc.com/sb-206-what-the-fair-pay-to-play-act-means-whats-next/

Austin Texas Here We Come!

Project Serve is bringing BVNE to Austin Texas! To start off 2019 in Texas, Project Serve is bringing two BVNE bid earning qualifiers to Austin. the events are in September and October, and award dual bids for the BVNE 2020 national and international championship events.

Get signed up and play with fun people for a seriously important bid tournament. Bids are already being issued and ticket sales for the July championship events will open in January. Earn your bid now!

We have locations in Florida, Arizona, Colorado, and California too. Check out our full schedule!