Sand Volleyball

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  1. BenEClone

    BenEClone Active Member

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    Are we fielding a team this year? There's no mention on Cyclones.com and nothing on the schedule. I thought this was announced last year - perhaps not.
     
  2. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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    Sand Volleyball isn't an NCAA sponsored sport...
     
  3. Judoka

    Judoka Well-Known Member

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    edit: I guess it is an "emerging sport" that they are keeping their eye on. But not an official NCAA sport.
     
  4. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    Once they get to 40 teams that have competed as varsity teams for one year (Div I ad II), the NCAA would officially sanction it as a championship sport. I think there are around 35 teams right now.
     
  5. Knownothing

    Knownothing Well-Known Member

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    I bet those socal kids are going to love coming to Ames to play sand volleyball. Homefield advantage in February is going to really help us.
     
  6. 3TrueFans

    3TrueFans Well-Known Member

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    I will throw all of my support behind us having a sand volleyball team. This is more important than the SEZ.
     
  7. CloneinWDSM

    CloneinWDSM Well-Known Member

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    I would watch Rachel Hockaday play sand volleyball all day.
     
  8. FarminCy

    FarminCy Well-Known Member

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    I had no clue sand volleyball was on the NCAAs radar. I know it's a popular club sport at a lot of schools.

    When end would the season run?

    My wife would be ecstatic if sand volleyball was at ISU. She would go to games for sure. She used to play on a club team in college and was damn good at it. Mainly 4 on 4 but did play some 2 person which is insanely hard.
     
  9. ISUKyro

    ISUKyro Well-Known Member

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    Really upset there are no pics in this thread yet :(
     
  10. ISUME

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    Does anyone have any details on how they would compete?

    Would it be 2 on 2? Would each college on multiple teams?
     
  11. CY9008

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    It's becoming huge and ISU wouldve been rolling it out this year but they are taking a foreign trip so it probably won't be until next year.

    To keep up with recruiting CJL needs this and will get it.
     
  12. NenoFone

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    Individual games would be 2 on 2, not sure how many sets. Overall match is best of 5 (maybe 7), each coach announces a line-up of pairs and ranks them 1 through 5 (maybe 7) and then each teams 1's play against each other and so on down the line. So overall team is 10 players (maybe 14). I wonder if we would play indoors?
     
  13. CarrollCyclone

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    Each school has five doubles teams ranked by ability. Each doubles team plays against the corresponding teams from the other school (1s vs. 1s, 2s vs. 2s, etc.) In a dual meet, the winning team is the one that wins three out of five matches. Individual matches are two sets to 21, with a tiebreaker set to 15 if needed. All sets are rally scored and must be won by two points.

    There are also some rules differences between sand and court volleyball. In sand, no open-handed tipping is allowed and setting is called much more tightly, so bump-setting is more common than the overhead set. Also, the block-touch counts as the first of three allowable touches in sand as opposed to it not counting on court VB. Also, coaches are not allowed to speak to their teams or give any instructions or advice unless during a timeout and between sets. And to mitigate the impact of sun and wind, teams switch sides every seven points in a 21-point set and every five points in a 15-point set.

    Once 40 Division I/II schools jump on board for two years, it will become an NCAA-sanctioned championship sport

    Alabama
    Arizona
    Arizona State
    Boise State
    California
    Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
    Cal State-Bakersfield
    College of Charleston
    Florida Atlantic
    Florida Gulf Coast
    Florida International
    Florida State
    Georgia State
    Grand Canyon
    Hawaii
    Jacksonville
    Long Beach State
    Louisiana-Monroe
    LSU
    Loyola-Marymount
    Mercer
    Nebraska
    North Florida
    Notre Dame
    Oregon
    Pacific
    Pepperdine
    Sacramento State
    San Francisco
    South Carolina
    St. Mary's (CA)
    Santa Clara
    Stanford
    State College of Florida
    Stetson
    Tulane
    UC-Irvine
    UCLA
    USC
    Webber International
     
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  14. Royalclone

    Royalclone Active Member

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    Hornacek's daughter changed her commit from KU to USC when the Trojans added sand volleyball.
     
  15. VeloClone

    VeloClone Well-Known Member

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    I think you will hear more about it in a few weeks. Right now the sand volleyball team is on break so they can compete at the Olympics in Sochi.









    :jimlad:
     
  16. Agclone91

    Agclone91 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure that collegiate sand volleyball teams wear uniforms pretty much identical to normal volleyball. No bikinis like the professionals :no:
     
  17. Sobchakcyclone

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    Actually, they wore the bikini bottoms in the games I've seen on TV. They wore more substantial tops, but that may have been due to the cool temps. Not all the girls on the same team wore them, though. I think they can choose. It was on some crazy sports channel here.
     
  18. BloodyBuddy

    BloodyBuddy Well-Known Member

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    Anyone want to start a team at Sands in DSM this summer? Haven't played in a couple years, but always enjoy a little sand volleyball.
     
  19. cyinne

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    I dont know about all schools- but it is not your normal home and away games. There are 2 per team and 5 teams. I have seen most teams wear a track singlet and either bikini bottoms or the 2" or 4" boy shorts.

    For Nebraska they will go to Hawaii for a week over spring break and play 5 matches then the next week they go to Phoenix and play 4 more there. Then thats a rap on the season.

    The team consists of the same players as the indoor team has in the fall. Some players may not choose to play sand if they dont want to. I think that it is a recruiting advantage if you do have sand volleyball. Girls that are good enough to play both arent going to go to a school that only plays indoor. Does ISU have its own indoor sand court(s) to practice at? Until the sport gets bigger the team will always go Florida, California, Arizona, Hawaii for their matches.
     
  20. CarrollCyclone

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    This is what Nebraska wore for its sand season. I assume all schools are similar

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