National Volleyball League Heads to Madeira Beach, Fla. for Second Stop of 2015 Pro Tour

By April 14, 2015Event Headlines

NVL hosting pro tournament April 24 – 26; NVL RIZE junior clinic April 26

Madeira Beach, Fla. (April 14, 2015) – The National Volleyball League (NVL) will be in Madeira Beach, Fla. at John’s Pass Beach from April 24 – 26 for the second tournament of the 2015 pro season. The three-day event will feature a 16-team draw per gender with teams vying for a $50,000 prize purse. Pros from across the country will compete for the championship title including several local Florida players: Brooke Niles and Karolina Sowala, 2015 Panama City Beach Championships women’s winners; Dave Palm, 2015 Panama City Beach Championships men’s winner; Priscilla Piantadosi-Lima, winner of five of six 2014 NVL pro tournaments; and Piotr Marciniak, NVL’s 2014 Offensive Player of the Year. Prior to the women’s finals on Sunday, the NVL will hold a free NVL RIZE & PlayFIT Foundation “Clinic with the Pros” and autograph signing. VIP tickets may be purchased here.

“We are excited to have the National Volleyball League hosting an event in Madeira Beach.  What better place to host such a quality event than on 35 miles of America’s Best Beaches.  We hope to have the NVL players and fans here again next year for another fantastic tournament,” commented Kevin B. Smith, Director of Sports for the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission.

Madeira Beach Event Highlights:

Friday, April 24

NVL Pro Qualifier – 9 AM – 6 PM

NVL Fashion Show – 9 PM: Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company 

Saturday, April 25

Main Draw Matches – 9 AM – 6 PM

Sunday, April 26

Quarter & Semi-Finals – 9 AM

RIZE & PlayFIT Clinic with the Pros; Autographs – 12 PM – 1:30 PM

Women’s Championships – 2:30 PM

Men’s Championships – 4 PM

The tournament will be live streamed free for fans on the NVL Network. The official Madeira Beach Championships hashtag is #NVLMadBeach

The Madeira Beach Championships is one of eight professional events on the NVL calendar in 2015. Remaining tournaments include:

Date                            Event                                                              Location

May 29-31                 Ocean City Championships                          Ocean City Beach, Md.

July 10-12                 IndyFest Championships                             Milwaukee Mile – Milwaukee, Wisc.

July 17-19                 Midwest Championships                              The Beach Water Park – Mason, Ohio

August 6-8                Hermosa Beach Championships                   Hermosa Beach Pier – Hermosa Beach, Calif.

August 27-30            Seattle Championships                                Alki Beach – Seattle, Wash.

September 24-26      Players Championships                                Club Med Sandpiper Bay/NVL Volleyball Academies – Port St. Lucie, Fla.

The NVL is currently sponsored by Australian Gold, Bud Light, Club Med, Gatorade, Menards, Mikasa Sports, The ONE Group, and Polaroid.

For more information about the NVL, please visit:, view the 2015 sizzle reel or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. NVL’s VB Soul magazine may be viewed here.

About National Volleyball League

Established in 2010, the NVL 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 eight professional events in 2015, a grassroots series, and the NVL Club Med 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. With sand volleyball now a sanctioned high school sport, the NCAA’s fastest-growing emerging sport in history with 50 schools sponsoring it as of January 2015 and a Division 1 approved championship, the NVL is building the infrastructure for young players to achieve their dreams.