SPIKE UNIVERSITY has set a high expectation for beach
volleyball in New England. This page highlights how beach
volleyball fits into this corner of the USA and celebrates all great
things we love about the game!
SPIKE-U started beach volleyball in New England in April, 2011 with a 14
player roster. Today, more than 2000 players have attended a
SPIKE-U event. Beach volleyball for youth in New England continues
to grow every year.
Overview and History:
volleyball started getting formalized in 1922 in Santa Monica, CA
while professional beach volleyball started getting formalized in the
1980's with Pro tour's
The largest beach
volleyball event that started in 1983 (all ages) is held
annually in Seaside, Oregon (www.seasidebeachvolleyball.com) with more
than 175 nets and 800 teams!
Morrissette, Spike-U's founder and CEO started playing beach
volleyball when he was 17 at Hampton Beach, NH in 1988.
The AAU (The
Amateur Athletic Union) claims it started a beach volleyball national
JUNIOR championship tournament since 1993
Beach volleyball became a
medal event in the 1996 Olympics
In 2012, the USA NCAA began
offering beach volleyball as a College Division I sanctioned sport
with a dozen colleges creating the first beach volleyball collegiate
SpikeU uses three types of beach volleyballs. Only if needed,
SPIKE-U uses a Tachikara VOLLEY-LITE ball for U10/U12. For all other age
divisions, SPIKE-U uses either the official EVP beach volleyball (Brine
or Wilson) or an
official Spalding King-Of-The-Beach beach volleyball.
SpikeU also celebrates the atmosphere centered around beach volleyball
with today's fun music. Feel free to send us an e-mail with the
names of music you want
to listen to. We will add it to our favorite playlist.
The closest indoor beach volleyball used to be The
Sandbox in Connecticut, but it closed down in 2012. The Sandbox
will reopen Fall 2016 so look for SpikeU there. The next
closest locations are two-fold: New York City, NY and Rochester, NY.
SpikeU is looking to invest in a location in New
England. If you are interested in offering space, you know of a
good location, you want to invest or you want to connect SpikeU to a
source, please e-mail us today!
Beach Volleyball info: