2018 Coffee with Coaches in Review

Kevin Hambly and Salima Rockwell Join Sports Imports in Hosting a Roundtable Discussion

January 30, 2019 Last month, Sports Imports hosted its first ever Coffee with Coaches event at the AVCA Convention in Minneapolis. Ten coaches from all over the country representing programs at every level of play won a spot at a …
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RICK DUNETZ IS NAMED THE 2018 SPORTS IMPORTS/AVCA COURAGE AWARD RECIPIENT

It is our honor and privilege to announce that Rick Dunetz is the recipient of the 2018 Sports Imports/AVCA Courage Award. The Courage Award was founded to recognize a member of the volleyball community who in the face of hardship …
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Founder of BYOP® Launches New Program

Ruth N. Nelson, creator of BYOP® and the newly launched GoKids Youth Sports™ shares how both programs continue to grow and flourish

November 27, 2018 GoKids Youth Sports™ (GKYS™) is the latest program to be launched by Ruth N. Nelson, founder of BYOP®: Bring your Own Parent® Volleyball Program.  With over 40 years of expertise, Nelson says her purpose of the new program …
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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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