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Beach volleyball is more than playing in the sand – it is a lot of hard work! PressPass TV goes behind the scenes with AVP players Beth Van Fleet and Suzana Manole to see how they get ready for a tournament such as the one on Coney Island. This video is 6 minutes long but has cool music and moves really quick.
Here is a shorter one featuring Jenny Kropp and Jen Pavley getting ready for the same tournament.
USA Volleyball named its girls youth national training team – a group of 18 girls who will train together July 14-29 in Californina in preparation for the FIVB U-18 World Championships held July 31-Aug. 11 in Mexicoâ€™s Baja California region.
The 18 member roster will be cut to 12 at the end of the training camp. The roster currently includes:
2007 U.S. Girlsâ€™ Youth National Training Team Roster
Name (Position, Height, Hometown, HS Grad Year, Club/School)
Rachael Adams (MB, 6-2, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008, Team Z)
Michelle Bartsch (OPP, 6-4, Maryville, Ill., 2008, Southwest Illinois VB)
Kendall Bateman (S, 6-0, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 2008, TCA)
Alex Blatt (S, 5-11, Orland Park, Ill., 2008, 1st Alliance of Chicago VBC)
Kelsey Brandl (MB, 6-4, Lakeville, Minn., 2008, M1)
Kristin Carpenter (L, 5-7, Mechanicsville, Va., 2009, Richmond VBC Juniors)
Darcy Dorton (OH, 6-2, Muncie, Ind., 2009, Munciana)
Kathleen Gates (S, 5-9, Wilmington, N.C., 2008, Piedmont Triad Volleyball Club)
Amanda Gil (MB, 6-6, Campbell, Calif., 2008, Vision Volleyball Club)
Kanani Herring (OH, 5-10, Ewa Beach, Hawaiâ€™i, 2008, Imi Ike Volleyball Club)
Jessica Jendryk (MB, 6-1, Wheaton, Ill., 2009, 1st Alliance of Chicago VBC)
Kaleinani Kabalis (OH, 5-8, Hilo, Hawaiâ€™i, 2008, HI Intensity Volleyball Club)
Kathryn Kabbes (OH, 6-5, Cary, N.C., 2008, Triangle VBC)
Allison McNeal (MB, 6-3, Schulenburg, Texas, 2008, Texstar)
Tarah Murrey (OH, 6-3, El Cerrito, Calif., 2008, Golden Bear Volleyball)
Sara Sage (OH, 6-3, Huron, Ohio, 2008, Toledo Volleyball Club)
Hannah Werth (OH, 6-0, Springfield, Ill., 2009, Illini Elite)
Sydney Yogi (L, 5-3, Honolulu, Hawaiâ€™i, 2008, Asics Rainbows)
Head Coach: Shelton Collier (Wingate University)
Assistant Coach: Anne Kordes (Saint Louis University)
Assistant Coach: Frank Lavrisha (Regis University, (Colo.)
Source: USA Volleyball News