SVCC Conference Call Minutes


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AVCA DI Sand VB Coaches Meeting

Conference Call Minutes

November 7, 2011


Meeting Started:  11:00 a.m. Eastern Time

Committee Members Present: Nina Matthies (Chair), Eric Hammond, Danalee Corso, Kevin Campbell, Anna Collier

Absent: Todd Dagenais, Brandon Higa

AVCA Staff: Kathy DeBoer, Kali Andress


After discussing all proposals submitted for the 2012 National Collegiate Sand Volleyball Championship, the committee decided on Gulf Shores, Alabama for the venue of this inaugural event. The AVCA was given permission to pursue their contacts in Gulf Shores to negotiate further details and move forward with a formal contract. The AVCA will put out a press release announcing the site once more details are confirmed.

The Sand Volleyball Coaches Committee (SVCC) will host an open meeting at the 2011 AVCA Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. The meeting will take place from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. on Friday, December 16 in room 210A of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

  • This meeting is open to all current sand coaches and those interested in starting a sand program in the next 3 years.
  • Lynn Holzman, Director of Membership Services, at the NCAA will be in attendance to answer any legislative questions related to recruiting, format for competition and allowable summer activities for collegiate student-athletes.
  • It is suggested that all sand coaches bring their 2012 sand schedules to the meeting.

The committee decided to add the following topics to the agenda for the December meeting:

  • Honor system for each schools' team rankings - possibly find local tennis coach to answer how tennis handles ‘gaming of the lineup'.
  • Scholarship questions - sand vs. court - athletes switching from one to the other
  • Multi-year scholarships and how they impact sand players(suggested to attend the Division I meeting to learn more about this topic)
  • What parameters to consider when selecting teams for the championship

                   Developing a results reporting repository on the AVCA website

  • Choosing the selection committee


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