Check out the latest issue of THE BIC, the official mens volleyball newsletter of the AVCA.
August 3, 2023
The BIC is the official AVCA newsletter for men and boys volleyball. If there is a specific topic or news you would like shared in a future issue, please contact Brad Wilson at email@example.com.
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Leadership with Marv Dunphy and Courtney Thompson
Marv Dunphy and Courtney Thompson share some stories about leadership during their coaching and playing careers. Leadership is a skill set that requires reps just like any other skill.
Alderson Broaddus Has Authorization Revoked by State Officials
Commissioners of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commision voted unanimously to revoke Alderson Broaddus’s authorization to confer degrees in the state effective this December 31.
The revocation means the institution is not permitted to enroll new students beginning this fall semester. However, seniors scheduled to graduate at the end of the fall term may return to complete their degrees on schedule.
This includes, but is not limited to immediately ending all athletic and extracurricular activities.
First Point Volleyball Foundation recently published an extremely helpful database that shows the most important leadership members in that state’s high school sports legislature and the person(s) most involved with growing boys volleyball. The list proudly features contacts from all 50 states.
US 2023 Beach Summer Training Series Rosters Announced
More than 100 athletes in the Under-16 to Under-21 age divisions are registered to participate in the USA Volleyball National Team Development Program’s (NTDP) Beach Summer Training Series in Chula Vista, Calif.
This training gives junior beach volleyball athletes the chance to practice with and compete against some of the best athletes in the United States while receiving guidance from top coaches. This year, the girls program is July 24-July 28, and the boys are July 28-Aug.
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce that Huntsville, Alabama, will be the site of the Second Annual AVCA Fall Collegiate Beach Championships. The championships will feature a women’s pairs national championship and a men’s team national championship. The men’s event will bring four schools to Huntsville to compete for the first men’s collegiate beach team national championship. Read more here.
AVCA Men’s Volleyball Alliance
To join the Men’s Collegiate Beach Volleyball Alliance an active member coach of the AVCA must complete the registration information. The nominating coach serves as the official representative for all men’s collegiate beach activities at the college.
If you are interested in starting men’s collegiate beach volleyball at your college and need support please email Becca Just. We are happy to help!
Boys U19 Team Taking Experience to Worlds
The 12 players USA Volleyball has chosen to compete at the FIVB Boys U19 World Championship will bring international experience to the event in San Juan, Argentina.
Twelve players were selected from a roster of 20 that trained at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Training Center on July 23-29. The team will leave Sunday for the World Championship on August 2-11 in Argentina.
2023 NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship coming to West Virginia in September
2023 NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship presented by USA Volleyball is coming to Charleston, West Virginia on Sept. 5-10, 2023. Teams competing at the Continental Championship will receive points toward their world rankings, which will help determine who qualifies for the 2024 Olympic Games. Learn more about the event and purchase tickets here.
New York Legion VC Wins 2023 VLA Title
Congratulations to manager Chris Hosley and the entire New York Legion program on their second straight VLA title. New York LVC took down Boston Bounce VBC in the final to claim the title.
Stunners Sweep Wild to Capture their Second NVA Title
The Orange County Stunners’ mixture of veteran and youthful talent proved too much for the San Diego Wild in the NVA Cup Finals, as the Stunners 25-22, 25-19, 25-19 at Long Beach City College.
Corey Chavers, who was named Tournament MVP and man of the match, led the Stunners while Matt Hilling added 10 kills and three service aces. The Wild, competing in their inaugural season in 2023, were led by Brandon Rattray who had 14 kills while Matt Knigge added six winners.