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Mid-season finally for beach clinic tournaments

posted Nov 26, 2012, 5:22 PM by Laurie Peterka   [ updated Nov 26, 2012, 5:49 PM ]
13U Mid-Season Finally Division Winners
Saturday, November 24, 2012 - Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands ---

This past weekend, in the third of a monthly series, the 13U division the top 3 out of 6 teams were Miley's Beaches for first place, followed by Glas and Awesomeness. 

1st Miley's Beaches (Maile Aldrich, Elnathan Wong, Steven Lee and Yubin Park)  [pictured left]
2nd GLAS (Logan Mister, Spencer Dickinson, Alan Hinson and Gillian Villagomez) [no photo] 
3rd Awesomeness (Zowie Cruz, Chloe Kosack*, Hana Nelson and Shea Hartig) [no photo]

18U Division 1st & 2nd Place Winners

Then there was the 18U division with Lambs for the win over Julie's Hair who forced a second game in a come back from the losers bracket. 

18U Division top 3 out of 11 teams
1st The Lambs (Clay McCullough-Stearns, Christopher Lan, Andrew Johnson and Celine Camacho)  [pictured left]
2nd Julie's Hair (Daviey Babauta, Julie Muna*, Khemner Sugue and Ballen Song)  [pictured left]
(four on left are were the first place and five on the right are second place)
3rd Rastafari (Stacy Escueta, Bryan Daria, John Darag and Denise Samson) [no photo]

This mid-season finally wraps up the first half of the beach training clinic season. Training sessions were held Sat 8am-10am and Wed 4pm-6pm weekly between August 11, 2012 and November 21, 2012. Training included a series of free month-end training tournaments serving as a platform for the youngsters to put their skills to the test in a competitive setting. The month end events took place on Sept 29, Oct 27, and Nov 24, 2012.

Currently, beach training clinics will be on break from Nov 28, 2012 until Jan 16, 2013. Clinics will resume with an emphasis on 2-person Juniors training (ages 14-18) during Wednesday practices and then continue with open to all practices on Saturday morning. Saipan will be be hosting the Marianas Cup Beach Volleyball Festival - Junior Cup the weekend of February 16-17, 2013, so we want to make sure that our Juniors will have a strong showing. See our Calendar of Events for more details.

General Information: Training clinics are held at Fiesta Resort & Spa beach side. Open to all interested players and covers basic fundamentals, game strategy, conditioning and fun! A great workout and a great way to spend a Saturday morning with family! Starting age is 8 years old and above. All participants are responsible for their own clothing, water or other hydration and transportation. Adult supervision is preferred for participants under 14. There are no fees to join, but donations are welcome!

*Most Improved Player winner in their category 

Publisher's Note: We apologize for any confusion created by posting the FIVB press release at the NMIVA News Wire, which covered the October event, on the same weekend that we held the mid-season finally event. We hope that the above information covering the November 24th event will sort out any misunderstandings. The re-posting of the FIVB news was meant to be an acknowledgement of the FIVB.