Port St. Lucie, FL. (May 18, 2015) – NVL RIZE, the National Volleyball League’s official amateur series, is hosting the NVL RIZE Memorial Championships junior and adult tournament on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 at Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, FL.
The junior tournament will be held on Saturday and will award three bids per age group to the NVL RIZE Junior Championships Global Challenge Invitational taking place July 31 – August 2, 2015 at Club Med Sandpiper Bay.
All participants will receive FREE coaching throughout the tournament from current NVL Pros. NVL RIZE will also be offering a FREE Pro Clinic before the tournament where the players will learn how the Pros and the top collegiate programs prepare for their competitions with proper warm up, stretching, and coaching.
The junior schedule follows below. Register for the tournament and clinic here.
May 23, 2015
8 AM – 9 AM: Clinic check-in
8:15 AM – 9:15 AM: Free Pro clinic
9:30 AM: Tournament play begins
The NVL RIZE Adult Open will be held on Sunday; schedule follows below. Register for the event here.
May 24, 2015
8 AM – 9 AM: Clinic check-in
9 AM: Tournament play begins
NVL RIZE will be providing free lunch for all tournament registrants.
Club Med Sandpiper Bay is home to the Club Med NVL Volleyball Academies, the first-ever beach volleyball academy in the United States. The facility includes 8 premium beach volleyball courts and is the hub of high performance training in the U.S. The Academy is also home to clinics, camps, junior and adult tournaments, seminars and accreditations, collegiate competitions, and NVL professional events throughout the year.
About NVL RIZE
NVL RIZE is a grassroots tournament series and affiliate membership program which supports existing volleyball club directors, tournament directors and facility owners across the country. The series provides a national ranking system for teams competing in NVL RIZE sanctioned tournaments, establishing a unifying platform to develop junior and adult athletes, and creating a direct pipeline into the existing NVL Professional Tour.
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.