Education Department will investigate college admissions scandal

As big as recent events may seem, it does appear isolated to a specific group of people and does not reflect on our beach volleyball community as a whole. At BVNE we do our best to bring transparency and integrity to the sport of beach volleyball. There are many organizations out there who also help maintain integrity in our sport and we’re excited to continue to be a positive part of the beach volleyball community. In case you have’t seen coverage on the story, give these two articles a read.

In an article by Moriah Balingit in the March 13th Washington Post Education Secretary Betsy DeVos advised her plans for this situation. You can read more about it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/03/13/disgraceful-betsy-devos-says-education-department-will-investigate-college-admissions-scandal/?utm_term=.4bc37417cefb

Another article by Hillary Davis and David Carrillo Peñaloza in the Los Angeles Times covered what federal prosecutors found and who was involved. Full details available here: https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-newport-college-scandal-20190312-story.html

At BVNE, we our best for our customers, both players and coaches. How do we bring transparency to our events? We maintain an online list of international player results from our past events so everyone can see them. Our online records include pool play and playoff results. This helps us do the best we can so that pools are properly arranged by ranking/ability. Our pools are arranged by points by software designed by BracketPal. This software arranges the players in order of ranking, and then we do our best to make sure pools are organized so that players from different clubs or schools play each other using the ranking provided by the software. The software helps remove human manipulation from the process and is visible to everyone, such as in this event from February.

Our online event records can also show year over year player growth, as with this live example, demonstrating players who improve their skills and finish higher as they continue playing, and are doing so in front of collegiate coaches at our college recruiting events.

Each event we do our best to bring everyone the best run events in the nation, and hope to see you there!

Mental Performance Consulting by Seth Rose Feb 2nd & 3rd 2019

BVNE is proud to host Transition Performance at the college recruiting showcase this February 3rd, and the Kauai Bikini Tournament on February 2nd!

Seth Rose specializes in Mental Performance Consulting and Sport Psychology Services to help athletes perform at their highest potential when it matters most or in high pressure situations. He’s worked with multiple levels and sports including elite level high school athletes from IMG Sports Academy, Division 1 athletics, and Olympic hopefuls.

You can see what they are all about on social media on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. All the details are on their website at www.transitionperformance.org or via email at transitionyourperformance@gmail.com. Thank you Seth for spending your time with BVNE athletes!

BVNE Welcomes Lolë

Our February 2nd Kauai Bikini Tournament and February 3rd college recruiting tournament, and more events for 2019 have new prizes for our players! Lolë is sponsoring BVNE in 2019 with beautiful and eco-friendly premium water bottles. These will keeps beverages cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours.

Check out their entire selection at www.lolelife.com/collections/women-bottles

Lolë has an entire gallery of styles to see. They have a nonslip base that won’t scratch desks or tables either. We can’t say thank you enough to Lolë for bringing great prizes for our players. What an exciting start to 2019!

www.lolelife.com

www.instagram.com/lole

Universal Performance Arrives At BVNE College Recruiting Showcase

We would like to welcome Universal Performance to the February 2019 college recruiting showcase. They will be on site for event day so you can see their POWERHANDZ and POWERSUIT products are designed to help athletes get that last mile edge. You can check out their products in action on their video page right here.  These help athletes develop higher levels of endurance and help strengthen your hands…something that always gets overlooked!

New transfer rule eliminates permission-to-contact process

To a lot of student athletes, especially those in division 1 schools, this is big news. Student-athletes can now seek transfer to another college without the approval of their coaches. To put it another way, coaches can no longer block student athlete transfers. Anything related to NCAA regulations is always difficult to follow given the myriad of regulations that have been created over the years to to everyone’s own interests and goals. We’re sure there are a lot of conversations going in in compliance offices, with recruiters, and maybe even college coaches. Give this a careful read before you get started.

New transfer rule eliminates permission-to-contact process

New transfer rule eliminates permission-to-contact process

Beginning in October, Division I student-athletes will have the ability to transfer to a different school and receive a scholarship without asking their current school for permission.

Source: www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/new-transfer-rule-eliminates-permission-contact-process

 

22 CA Colleges On US News Best Schools Of 2019 List

The top colleges in the nation! The top colleges in California! The U.S. News & World Report is out and The Patch has brought you the 2019 details. There are changes this year, according to The Patch:

The publication also made some notable changes to its methodology, including adding social mobility indicators, eliminating acceptance rate as a factor and reducing the weight it gives to measures like SAT/ACT scores.

This isn’t just last years list on repeat. Give this a read!

22 CA Colleges On US News Best Schools Of 2019 List

22 CA Colleges On US News Best Schools Of 2019 List

U.S. News & World Report is out with its 2019 rankings of best colleges. See the California schools on the list.

Source: patch.com/california/manhattanbeach/s/gib0j/22-ca-colleges-on-us-news-best-schools-of-2019-list?utm_source=alert-breakingnews

TheGameShooters.com

Just like many events in Southern California, The GameShooters was at our college recruiting showcase yesterday July 31st. They were on site shooting video for their customers from pool play through the finals.  The GameShooters keeps video around for a couple days after the event, so if they had a camera on your court this is your chance, get in touch now!

Here’s a sample from an event at Ocean Beach in San Diego CA this past July.

Email: kevin@thegameshooters.com

Phone: 562-278-4535

BVNE custom event shirts with last name and grad year

The BVNE team just found a great way to help everyone get noticed! Through our website you can order a BVNE event t-shirt with your last name and grad year pre-printed on the back. This is a great service provided by Spreadshirt so that players at our events can show up and dress the part of the future student athlete! If you just want to get started, click here to get your custom shirt now

Heres how it works…

First, select your shirt style such as men’s for a loose fit during play, or women’s for a form tailored fit. Then click the “Adjust Design” button. 

Then get into the shirt editor

At the bottom of the screen, click the “Back” view button to switch to the back of the shirt. Then click the “Text” button on the left, once to add the last name, once again to add grad year. Make sure to adjust the text size so it’s readable from accross a volleyball court. You will be able to drag the name and grad year so they are placed properly. 

Then click the “Get Price” (not shown) button and you can then select your size. After that, click the “Add to cart” button. 

Then you can click the shopping cart icon on top and continue to check out and shipping. 

We hope to see you all on the beach soon, in great looking gear!

Click this link to get started!

Beach Volleyball!


Every few weeks we hear about another new beach volleyball event. The summer of 2018 is turning out to be the summer of beach volleyball across the nation! Since beach volleyball became it’s own sport at the college level the growth in the industry has been tremendous. Players now have more choices than ever before and there is more room for growth and achievement throughout a players career! Welcome to the great beach nation of volleyball, where around the country there are events from new and existing organizations for all levels. Get out there, play, and get noticed playing beach volleyball in 2018!