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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The Volleyball Community Rallies to make the NCAA Beach Championship Memorable

May 4, 2017 A team of workers, volunteers, NCAA and Sports Imports representatives have been diligent all week preparing the beach for the 2017 National Collegiate Beach Volleyball Championship.  Many of the volunteers are local high school volleyball players, local …
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Ohio State Volleyball

Pete Hanson and his Ohio State Buckeyes prepare to “Embrace the Moment”

What it means for the Buckeyes to defend their title in Columbus as the #1 seed

The defending NCAA Division I Men’s Volleyball Champions, The Ohio State Buckeyes, entered the 2016 NCAA Tournament as underdogs.  They were widely considered “less than likely to win it”, a badge the team was not willing to put on.  Match …
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Difference Between Indoor Volleyball Poles and Beach Volleyball Poles

Indoor Volleyball Poles and Outdoor Volleyball Poles: What’s the Difference?

Making Sense of Different Volleyball Net Systems

Volleyball net systems are not one in the same. Just as each type of volleyball play comes with its own set of rules and court sizes, the volleyball poles used for indoor volleyball and outdoor volleyball also differ greatly. To …
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Why is Pickleball So Popular?

Why is Pickleball So Popular?

Understanding the Rising Popularity of America's Fastest-Growing Sport

Over the last few years, pickleball has been rising in popularity. In fact, pickleball is considered one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. Due to the soaring popularity of this decades-old game, many parks and recreation departments are …
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