HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2014) – This weekend, the National Volleyball League (NVL) is launching VBSoul, a free biannual print and digital magazine that tells the story of the NVL from the players’ perspective. VBSoul will cover the inner workings of the league and share player experiences and expertise, giving readers of all ages and playing levels insider information and tips about the road to success through nutrition, training, technique and more.
“As a former professional player for 18 years, when I retired from competition, I wanted to continue to give back to the sport and publishing VBSoul is an other exciting step for the NVL to be able to share the beach volleyball culture with fans,” said NVL Founder and CEO Albert Hannemann.
To celebrate the magazine launch, the NVL is hosting a special performance by local music artist, Kelley James, the official ‘Voice of the NVL’ at Watermans Hermosa on Friday, September 19. James was introduced to NVL fans at the 2014 pro tournament season opener in Texas as part of the league’s Saturday Night Lights format which features Saturday night finals followed by a beach party with live music and activities. He will be performing the NVL theme song ‘Champion’ at Watermans as well as his popular acoustic guitar melodies and freestyle vocal riffs that fans have grown to recognize and love.
The print edition of VBSoul will be available on-site at the tournament or by contacting Daryl@TheNVL.com, and the digital version at TheNVL.com.
The NVL 2014 Hermosa Beach Championships run from September 19 – 21, 2014 and will feature 16 elite men’s and women’s teams competing for a prize purse of $50,000 on eight courts just north of the Hermosa Beach pier.
Hermosa Beach Championships Highlights:
Location: Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Friday, September 19
11AM – 5PM NVL Pro Qualifier
Saturday, September 20
8AM – 6PM NVL Main Draw Matches
12PM – 12:45PM FREE PlayFIT Clinic
Sunday, September 21
8AM – 2PM NVL Main Draw and Semi Final Matches
2:15PM* Women’s Finals
3:25PM* Men’s Finals
*Estimated times are subject to change.
Full NVL Hermosa Beach Championships event details can be found here.
The NVL Hermosa Beach tournament is one of six professional events on the NVL calendar in 2014. The final event will be held:
October 3 – 4: Port St. Lucie, FL – Club Med Sandpiper Bay
For more information about the NVL, please visit: www.thenvl.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The NVL 2014 highlight reel may be viewed here.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
Established in 2010, the National Volleyball League is a professional beach volleyball league built by players for all players, united in one mission: to create a sustainable future for pro beach volleyball in the U.S. Home to six professional events in 2014, a nationwide grassroots beach series and the first-ever beach volleyball academy, the NVL is the only national platform for current professionals and players of all levels to showcase their talents and pursue their aspirations in the sport. Driven by a pure passion to grow the game and share the love of the sport and beach culture, the NVL is the Soul of Beach Volleyball.