#AVBDUDE was hanging out in the Midwest this past weekend at the USAV Junior Beach Volleyball Tournament hosted by the Heart of America Region in Kansas City.
The tournament took place at a great, up-and-coming facility called Volleyball Beach. The facility boasted 14 sand courts with all the amenities, including a sprinkler system to keep the sand cool and at its best. Spectators watched from the back patio and porch and enjoyed food and drink from the bar and restaurant inside.
Qualifying matches for Girls 12's and 14's took place on a hot and sticky Saturday, June 21st. But the humidity did little to dampen the competition! Ace serves, diving saves and rallies for days marked the day with success for many teams. Despite the resulting scores, the players had a blast while working hard and improving their game with the amazing opportunity to play in the sand – something that was unheard of in the Midwest until recently.
Overall, a very successful weekend, especially for TVT Beach Elite Team Aubrey/Morgan on took home a 14U National Bid with a 3rd place win at the KC tournament. Congrats, ladies!!
Even #AVBDUDE made an appearance! Volley Dude got to soak up some sun and get sandy, all while hanging out with the All Volleyball Girls!! Where the game begins…even for beach!