Beach Volleyball

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About Beach Volleyball

Beginning in the 1920s, traditional six-player volleyball was contested on the beaches of southern California, and in 1930 the doubles format was “invented” when four players decided to split up and play while waiting for the others to show up.  Beach volleyball has grown in popularity to a point where it was added to the Olympic program in 1996.  The sport was introduced as a Deaflympic sport during the 2005 games in Melbourne, Australia.

Established in 1981, USA Deaf Volleyball (USADVB) is committed to the development of beach volleyball players. National teams represent the US in international deaf beach volleyball championships and at the Deaflympics.

Volleyball News

November 19, 2010

SUBWAY® High School Hero Ambassador Sarah Tubert

View this YouTube video (captioned).
October 14, 2010

Being deaf hasn’t slowed FGCU senior outside hitter Racila

The Naples Daily News published an article about Emma Racila.
August 16, 2010

Head Coaches Selected to Lead National Teams

Head coaches were selected to lead the deaf men's and women's national volleyball teams for the 2010-2013 quadrennial.
August 13, 2010

Tubert sisters enjoying separate success

The Burbank Leader published an article about Sarah Tubert and her sister Emily excelling in different sports.

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More Information

Contact: Patrick O’Brien

Email: pobrien@usdeafsports.org

Website: www.usadeafvolleyball.org

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