Webinar of Beach Meeting Now Available

Feb. 14, 2014, 5:30 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 10, 2014) – USA Volleyball held a Beach Report Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, March 12 from 2-5 p.m. PDT at the Embassy Suites LAX North (9801 Airport Blvd).

In an open Town Hall format, Rich Perelman, Independent Beach Volleyball Consultant, presented his findings and recommendations from the Beach Volleyball Report that was commissioned by the USA Volleyball Board of Directors. The report was released publicly on Feb. 12 on USA Volleyball’s web site. To view the report, CLICK HERE.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 14, 2014) – The USA Volleyball Board of Directors has reviewed an independent consultant’s study that included 31 recommendations for beach volleyball operations within the National Governing Body. The report includes a series of specific action steps designed to improve communication and further support the discipline in both short- and long-range plans.

The report was released publicly Wednesday on the USA Volleyball website.

Board members Bill Barnum, Ken Shropshire and Sarah Sulentor were named to a task force last summer to receive proposals from firms with an interest in producing an independent report of USA Volleyball beach operations and all USAV beach activities. The task force ultimately selected Rich Perelman of Perelman Pioneer & Company.

Perelman based his recommendations on interviews with USAV Board members, United States Olympic Committee (USOC) staff, designated USAV staff members who work in the beach volleyball area and beach athletes. The interviews gained viewpoints from each interviewee on youth participation, talent identification, player and team development including coaching and national team selection and support.

The report is divided into four sections: Corporate Structure; Development & Training Programs; Domestic & International Competitions; and Operations & Administration.

The USA Volleyball Board of Directors discussed the report at its January meeting, and as a result, several motions were approved. Further discussion will take place in May at the next Board meeting following-up on the recommendations in the report.

“The USA Volleyball Board started 2014 with a strategic discussion on how to make the most of opportunities in the beach discipline,” said Adam Rymer, chairman of the USA Volleyball Board of Directors. “We look forward to working closer with all of the volleyball constituents on a number of initiatives to make this year even more successful than the last.”

Perelman’s previous clients include the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), World Baseball Classic, Rose Bowl Operating Company, Salt Lake City Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and World Cup USA 1994.

To view the report, CLICK HERE.