Do you know the difference between indoor volleyball and beach volleyball? The sandy outdoor court size is smaller than that of an indoor hard court. Beach volleyballs are softer, lighter, and a bit bigger than indoor balls, allowing them to float more in the air. The indoor balls are made of leather – these heavier balls are better for both speed and power. Beach volleyball is typically played with doubles, while indoor volleyball is played with six players per side.
The Alabama Gulf Coast is preparing to serve up skills and thrills for both forms of the game in 2018. Mark your calendars now for these volleyball events currently listed on our sports schedule:
The 2018 Storm Invitational Volleyball Tournament: On February 3 and 4, this first-time event is taking place at the Foley Sports Tourism Event Center from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Come cheer on young athletes from across the Southeast as they bump, set and score on an indoor court. Call 251-968-8719 for further details.
The 25th Annual Gulf Coast Classic Volleyball Tournament: On February 17, check out club volleyball action from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Teams from across the Southeast will be competing to win the championship title in Foley, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. For more information, call 251-609-3191.
The 2018 Southeast Regional Beach Volleyball Tournament – Beach Wars in Gulf Shores: On February 24 and 25, players will dig, spike and jump their way to victory on the Gulf Shores public beach. Don’t miss these athletes in action as they battle it out on the sand from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day. Details are available by calling 251-979-4287.
The 2018 Storm AAU Grand Prix Volleyball Tournament: On April 21 and 22, Pleasure Island Volleyball is teaming up with AAU for a new club volleyball event at The Foley Sports Tourism Event Center. The action is scheduled for 8 a.m.–4 p.m. on both days. Call 251-968-8719 for more info.