Associate Director, Communications
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 8, 2011) – USA Volleyball participated in the American Sports Centers’ open house Thursday afternoon celebrating its recent expansion of 92,000-square feet to 242,000-square-feet of space in which the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams use part of for its training headquarters in Anaheim, Calif.
Representing the U.S. Women’s National Team were head coach Hugh McCutcheon, assistant coaches Karch Kiraly, Paula Weishoff and Jamie Morrison, and athletic trainer Jill Wosmek. On hand representing the U.S. Men’s National Team was assistant coach Gary Sato. Other USA Volleyball employees on hand were director of indoor national teams Gary Moy, coordinator of National Team Center Gary Mathews and USA Volleyball Foundation Director Tim McCune.
Various dignitaries from the City of Anaheim, the Official Host City of the USA Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball Teams, were present including Anaheim Councilwoman Gail E. Eastman.
The American Sports Centers, the largest indoor court facility in the United States, now houses 34 volleyball courts (up from 22) and 25 full-size basketball courts (up from 16). American Sports Centers was developed under the guidance of Norm Nowell, founder of Makena Properties, in response to the growth of youth court sports and the dwindling number of available facilities. The Anaheim location, which opened March 2004, was chosen due to its proximity to several freeways, the large number of hotel accommodations and the availability of a variety of family entertainment options.
For more information on the American Sports Centers and its renovations, visit its website at americansportscenters.com.
The City of Anaheim
Since 2006 the City of Anaheim, Calif. has been proud to serve as the Official Host City for the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, followed by the Women’s Team in 2009. The Teams train at the American Sports Centers. Anaheim is the 10th largest city in California, and home to world class sports and entertainment such as Angels Baseball, the Anaheim Ducks, the LEED-certified Anaheim Convention Center, the largest convention center on the west coast, and the Disneyland Resort. For more information about the City’s commitment to USAV please visit anaheim.net/usav.