Q&A With Salima Rockwell

November 12, 2018   Sports Imports is thrilled to announce that Salima Rockwell will be a part of Coffee with Coaches at this year’s AVCA Convention in Minneapolis. Rockwell is a 4-time NCAA Championship Coach and currently the Director of …
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NCAA Mandates Official Stands for Beach Volleyball

Sports Imports Beach Volleyball Official Stand Meets NCAA Requirements

September 18, 2018 The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel announced on Friday that effective in 2020, all competition beach volleyball courts will be required to have an official stand with a platform, podium ladder, or platform workstation for the match …
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How to Prevent Common Volleyball Injuries

Common Volleyball Injuries – and How to Prevent Them

Our expert weighs in.

July 13, 2018 Excitement and energy are in the air as volleyball players and coaches prepare to head into the gym to begin summer training. As with any sport, injury prevention and identification are key components of a successful volleyball …
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Taking the Dive into Beach:  Q & A with Morehead State Coach Jaime Gordon

March 13, 2018 Deemed the fastest growing sport in NCAA Division 1 athletics, beach volleyball is no longer just for southern states and the west coast. There are now over 90 women’s varsity beach programs at the collegiate level, and …
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Courage Award AVCA Volleyball

Jillian Williams is named the 2017 Sports Imports/AVCA Courage Award Recipient

December 4, 2017 It is our privilege to announce that Jillian Williams is the recipient of the 2017 Sports Imports/AVCA Courage Award. The Courage Award was founded to recognize a member of the volleyball community who in the face of …
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Dig Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Why We Dig Pink

How Volleyball relationships transcend the game.

By Amanda Roehrenbeck Ask an athlete why he or she loves volleyball, and the usual answer is that it’s the ultimate team sport.  As a child, I was exposed to multiple sports.  But the sport that always left me wanting …
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Youth Volleyball Program Bring Your Own Parent

BYOP®: Bring Your Own Parent Volleyball Program is On the Rise

Founder, Ruth Nelson leads the program with experience, expertise and passion.

The BYOP®: Bring your Own Parent Volleyball Program is on the rise in the United States.  Founded by Ruth Nelson over fourteen years ago, BYOP® is a volleyball program committed to developing fundamental volleyball skills as well as life lessons …
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Warrior Games Sitting Volleyball

Sports Imports is at the center of the Warrior Games Sitting Volleyball

July 2, 2017 The Department of Defense Warrior Games began in 2010 as a way to encourage the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded warriors and to introduce them to adaptive sports as a way to promote healing.  The 2017 Games …
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Social Media and Sports

How to Build Team Unity Through a Team Blog, Website & Social Media

Most coaches would agree that times have changed with the introduction of social media and apps into the sports world.  Some coaches would argue that social media has become a hindrance, as it often distracts athletes from their goals.  Often …
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How to Build an Outdoor Pickleball Court

How to Build an Outdoor Pickleball Court

Understanding the Basics of Outdoor Pickleball Court Construction

  Have you decided to build an outdoor pickleball court for your recreation center, school, or club, but don’t know where to begin to set up a pickleball court? If you have ever built a tennis court, then you have …
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