COLUMBUS, OH – Sports Imports has signed on as the title sponsor for Blueprint Volleyball, an elite coaching group founded by 2x National Championship Coach Kevin Hambly, former US Women’s and Men’s Olympic National Coach Hugh McCutcheon, and former Penn State Assistant Coach and current ESPN/BIG10 TV Analyst + Assistant Director of Austin Junior Volleyball, Salima Rockwell.
The sponsorship contract begins in January 2021. Sports Imports will be the exclusive net system provider for Blueprint Volleyball clinics and demonstrations and the official title sponsor of all Blueprint Volleyball clinics.
“The whole team at Sports Imports is excited about this partnership. We had the privilege of being part of the first Blueprint Clinic in 2019 (Austin, Texas), and it was clear to see the vision of Blueprint. We admire who these three coaches are as people, and as coaches. We are thrilled to be part of such a great investment in the coaching community.” – Cyndie Dunlap, CEO, Sports Imports
Blueprint will be hosting its second annual coaching clinic this May in Frisco, Texas. Providing attendees with a personal and meaningful experience is at the forefront. The clinic will focus on coaching philosophy, team strategy, and practice planning – with on-court and off-court demonstrations and instruction. In order to provide a more intimate experience and ensure one-on-one time with each attending coach, the upcoming clinic will have limited attendee registrations.
“Since Blueprint’s inception, Sports Imports has supported us, and to partner with them in a more official capacity over the next few years is exciting. Sports Imports is the leader in volleyball equipment in this country. That certainly caught our attention, but what stood out to us and why we find this partnership so valuable is who they are as an organization. As we talked about the potential collaboration and vision, it became apparent that both organizations were in line from a values and principles standpoint. The partnership seemed natural from there.“ – Kevin Hambly, Blueprint Volleyball
Sports Imports, Columbus, Ohio, is the industry leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of indoor and beach volleyball equipment in the Americas. The net system trusted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, American Volleyball Coaches Association, USA Volleyball, National Federation of State High School Association and the choice of over 90 percent of Division I college programs, Sports Imports is owned by the same family who launched the company over 45 years ago with its famous red poles. As volleyball equipment experts, Sports Imports sets the industry standard for customer experience, innovation, quality, durability and performance. The company was the first to introduce an in-ground net system without dangerous guy wires that is safe, strong, and easy to set up; its 19 pound SI-1 all-carbon volleyball pole is the best-selling pole on the market today. Sports Imports is the only supplier ever elected to the AVCA Hall of Fame. In addition, it is the exclusive partner of Senoh in the Americas.
Founded by renowned volleyball coaches Kevin Hambly, Hugh McCutcheon, and Salima Rockwell, Blueprint Volleyball Clinic was designed to give volleyball coaches of every level an interactive, educational experience like no other. Blueprint is passionate about coaching philosophy, team strategy, practice planning, the mental side of the game, and much more, to provide fellow coaches a unique and different perspective in an interactive and intimate environment.
To register or to learn more about the 2021 Blueprint Coaches Clinic, please visit blueprintvb.com