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….

July 29th and 30th in Santa Monica will be the toughest competition seen on the beach this summer. As a BID ONLY event, only players who finish at the top of playoffs will be awarded entry. Play top players, play BVNE. All the details…

🏐 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!

The Sand Club is hosting BVNE Qualifiers August 17, 2019

Here we come! The Sand Club is offering two divisions for Arizona BNVE players.  The BVNE Qualifier Series will be for beginner to intermediate teams or players with less points.  BVNE Open Series will be reserved for teams with more points or 1st and 2nd place finishers in the Qualifiers.

LOCATION
This event will be at Mesquite Beach 500 S McQueen Rd, Gilbert AZ 85233.  The beach courts are located in the north parking lot.  Parking is available near the basketball courts, which are just south of Mesquite Beach.

We’re so excited to have Allen Alexander and The Sand Club team bringing more quality and high performance beach volleyball events to players in Arizona! Don’t forget to check out The Sand Club for more tournaments and training by visiting their website TheSandClubAcademy.com/youth-sand-tournaments.

BVNE comes to the SoCal Beach Center in San Marcos

After so many requests to bring BVNE to San Diego, we finally found a home in the San Diego area! Early in the summer of 2019 we visited the SoCal Beach Center. We met their team and saw their premium beach volleyball courts with entirely new equipment on clean, beautiful, sand. We’re in!!

The SoCal Beach Center is in San Marcos at 1601 San Elijo Road. It’s just inland from Encinitas, and closer than Oceanside and Carlsbad…and a lot closer than Santa Monica! We are bringing the BVNE Club & High School and Kauai Bikini Tournaments to the San Diego area, and can’t wait to see everyone.

Some come play beach volleyball…indoors where the sand won’t burn your feet and it won’t ever rain on your tournament! Our schedule is up!

The first event is September 14th & 15th with the Club & High School Tournament, and check the registration page to find out what the first place prizes will be. Then on the 28th & 29th the Kauai Bikini Tournament will make it’s first visit! Come play!

What a great day at the Sweat Active Beauty Tournament at Flourish Beach!

What a great looking day in Colorado! @FlourishBeach had a fun tournament with some serious beach volleyball. @SwestCosmetics sponsored the event with prizes for BVNE players! What a great day in Indian Hills Colorado, right outside of downtown Denver! Thank you Flourish Beach and Nate Yang for bringing such a great day to everyone.

You can check out their tournament right here, and see the completed results here.

BVNE February 2nd and 3rd, What a Weekend!

On February 2nd under driving rain and under 1,300 square feet of tents the Kauai Bikini Tournament brought serious competitors to Santa Monica California from states and provinces from coast to coast. First, an important thank you to the dad/coach who helped protect our tents from being flooded out. Not everyone helps out especially when no one is there to see it or say thank you. Then you let us know what was happening and never even took credit for how much work you did. We were able to have a great and uninterrupted event for the players to shine through the rain because of your help. Next, another important thank you to Steven Ascher from King & Queen of the beach® for bringing a huge supply of tents to help players, parents, and coaches on a rainy weekend. Thank you both from BVNE™.

The day actually started with the college coaches clinic with players checking in at 6:45 am in the rain. This was an epic rain and didn’t slow down the toughest upcoming players in beach volleyball. The BVNE College Coaches Clinic brought together Anna Collier Head Coach from USC, Jenny Johnson Jordan from UCLA, John Daze from Pepperdine, Mike Campbell from Long Beach State, Zane McFarlane from LMU with small groups of players on each of their courts.

At 9:30, balls were in the air at the Kauai Bikini Tournament! This wasn’t just rain. Did you hear about what was happening in nearby Malibu? Check it out below. Bad weather for sure! These players showed how well organized they are and the quality family support these players came to the event with. You can’t make it through a rainy day alone, and these players seemed to be very prepared for an event in uncontrollable weather, just like gulf shores a few years ago. We hope you all take those skills with you through college!

At the end of the day the sun came out for a while and the sunset college coaches clinic with USC’s Gustavo Rocha went until about 5:20 pm. Most, maybe all of these players had just spent the day at the Kauai Bikini Tournament in the pounding rain. Even so they still had a great experience with a coach who has been to the championships with USC legend Anna Collier.

The next morning under more rain the BVNE™ College Recruiting Showcase hosted players from 15 states and provinces and collegiate coaches from:

  • UCLA
  • USC
  • Pepperdine
  • Cal Berkeley
  • Stanford
  • UC Davis
  • LMU
  • Long Beach State
  • TCU
  • South Carolina
  • ASU
  • Stephen F Austin University
  • Vanguard University
  • WestCliff University
  • University St Katherines
  • California Marymount
  • Cal State University Bakersfield

This was a day with calm skies and periods of pounding and loud rain. Players put on their best game with seventeen coaches watching throughout the day. These players earned their wins by staying organized and by planning ahead to stay warm when not playing and taking advantage of the conditions whenever possible. Congratulations to all the winners!

To all the players, parents, and coaches, a big thank you from BVNE. You were traveling from some places where the day before it was thirty degrees below zero. Rain was forecast for the event weekend and you put your trust in BVNE to bring you a great event after your hard work getting to Santa Monica. Everyone weathered the storm and showed college coaches who where in attendance both days that BVNE players come prepared and ready for collegiate level athletics.

We hope to see you all again June 15-16th, July 30-31st, and Oct 26-27th on our remaining national showcase weekends. BVNE will NOT cancel an event due to wind or rain. The show must always go on.