This year, as part of Giving Tuesday and the holiday season, AVPFirst humbly asks for assistance in pursuing play equity. 100% of each gift goes towards securing the equipment and support staff needed to facilitate programming.
We’re all missing the AVP season. Sans COVID-19, we’d have just finished the final event in Waikiki. My TimeHop is incredibly depressing right now, daily reminding me of cataloged memories in the last stops of the AVP Pro Tour. To assuage my grief, I’ve decided to lean into reminiscing on better times. The mental souvenirs...
I remember a few years ago when Tri was voted Best Offensive player at the AVP Awards Banquet, he stepped up to accept the award and had an authentic look of surprise on his face. It’s pretty standard for people to fake that look, but I could tell Tri was genuinely surprised. He said that...
The A-Team took home all three titles throughout the Champions Cup Series and was the ONLY undefeated team. With a perfect 12-0 record and dominant performance, April Ross and Alix Klineman are your Women’s Champions Cup Winners.
Traci Callahan had an impressive performance throughout the Champions Cup Series, with a seemingly unmatched drive that helped her and teammate Crissy Jones reach all three Main Draws. Traci shares her approach to the Series, and how their strategy, planning, and mental fortitude to continue training in the face of COVID-19 helped them find success.
On this episode of The Coach’s Box, Rich Lambourne picks the brain of AVP & Long Beach State Coach Mikey Campbell. Mikey and Rich discuss what makes a great college program, how to manage multiple pairs of athletes, and how to stay present.
With a commanding performance throughout the Champions Cup Series, Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser are your Men's Champions Cup Winners
These teams brought the heat every weekend and were knocking on the doorstep of Gold throughout the entire Champions Cup Series. With the second best overall record throughout the Series, here are your Silver Cup winners. 🥈 Sarah Pavan Melissa Humana-Paredes Jake Gibb Taylor Crabb
The Manhattan Beach Pier stands as the most iconic beach volleyball monument in the world. Win a title at MBO and your name will forever be enshrined on the pier amongst beach volleyball greats.
A couple of weeks ago, I began a conversation with Falyn Fonoimoana. We talked about expectations within the volleyball world due to her famous last name and her being one of the few Black athletes on tour. And naturally, our conversation continued to more than just Falyn’s personal struggles; we talked about our country’s current...
In the second edition of our Mic’d Up Series, we take you into the coach’s corner of the Brazilian Volleyball Hall of Famer and World Champion, José Loiola. Take a detailed look at his coaching style as he helps guide Tri Bourne / Trevor Crabb to the W at The Porsche Cup.
It’s been nearly six months since the Safer at Home orders encouraged us to shelter in place. While so much has been lost, one basically universal benefit is we’re all getting tons of cooking/baking practice. I’ve been channeling my queen Julia Child, or at least pretending to as much as you can while eating dairy...
The AVP’s Falyn Fonoimoana is a dominant blocker, explosive attacker, loud cheerer, and awesome person. She’s also a Black woman raising a young Black son, trying to navigate the prickly subjects of race and racism. Falyn was born into a volleyball family; her uncle is Eric Fonoimoana. Yes – THE Eric Fonoimoana, the Gold medalist...
With a degree in nutrition, AVP athlete Kim Hildreth has spent a lot of time researching what is right for her body. Kim shares her nutritional beliefs and guidelines that have helped her succeed as both a collegiate and professional athlete.
AVP athlete Amanda Dowdy shares her delicious protein-packed oatmeal recipe with caramelized bananas. With a morning workout on the agenda, this is the perfect breakfast to jumpstart your day to keep you energized at the beach!
What happens when you let two WannaBes into the booth? Well... let's just say, this is not your average play-by-play. Does the commentary reflect the opinions of the AVP and its employees? No. Will you be entertained? Yes. Definitely yes.
From surfing the livestream in North Carolina to stepping on the sand in SoCal, Sarah & Michelle are hooked on the AVP.
Maddison and Riley McKibbin were bored by the volleyball tutorials they saw online, so they made their own.