“It is difficult to overstate the impact Sport Court has had on our championships. It has enabled us to play the game in facilities that were never available before,” said Doug Beal, USA Volleyball CEO.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 30, 2014
When more than 15,000 girls volleyball players ages 12 to 18 descend on the Minneapolis Convention Center this week for the 2014 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships (GJNC) they will play on Sport Court® playing surfaces that have transformed their sport on a level similar to Title IX.
Sport Court, a division of Salt Lake City-based Connor Sport Court International, has been the Official flooring partner to USA Volleyball since 1989 and is celebrating its 40th year in the same year as the 40th year since the landmark Title IX legislation.
Sport Court has has helped transform the sport of volleyball to allow major tournaments to host games on multiple courts that are easily installed and a surface that provides increased cushion and lateral movement for players. Sport Court has also provided the sport gains in the area of decreased injury, exponential increases in general participation and exposure to college coaches for top players. The 2014 GNJC will attract hundreds of college coaches searching for the top volleyball players in the nation.
“USA Volleyball and other volleyball officials have told us that Sport Court has had an impact equal to Title IX over the past 40 years on the growth of participation in the sport for girls and women,” said Ron Cerny, CEO, Connor Sport Court International.
“It is difficult to overstate the impact Sport Court has had on our championships. It has enabled us to play the game in facilities that were never available before,” said Doug Beal, USA Volleyball CEO. Sport Court spurred the growth of women’s volleyball almost as much as Title IX,” added Beal.
Sport Court will install the special pink courts as part of a total of more than 70 courts for the USA Volleyball GJNC transforming the cavernous convention center into a hub of competitive volleyball that will feature more than 1,200 teams from throughout the U.S.
About Connor Sport Court International (http://www.connorsportcourt.com)
Connor Sport Court is the market leader in sports surfacing and has built systems for many elite associations including the NBA, NCAA, FIBA, USATF and USA Volleyball. We specialize in both wood and synthetic surfaces and have appropriate solutions for every type of athletic, park or multi-use facility.
More athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court surfaces than on any other sports flooring in the world. Sport Court® is a registered trade mark of Connor Sport Court International. It is used to identify the original and authentic modular sport surfaces developed and continuously improved since they were introduced in 1974.
About USA Volleyball (http://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball)
USA Volleyball (USAV) is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of volleyball in the United States and is recognized as such by the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).