Join us on September 12th 7pm-8pm either in person or virtually in support of a third court at Coral Reef Park (Palmetto Bay). With the help of vocal citizens, an active Village Council, a standout Parks and Rec Dept, and the supportive Mayor Karen Cunningham, a third court is up for discussion at the next budget meeting. It is clear the popularity of the sport in and around Miami is rising exponentially due to an increase in population, but also young players starting earlier, a rise in the number of boys becoming interested in the sport, an increase in beach volleyball scholarship opportunities at the college level, and our young and mature adults continuing to play long after high school, even into their 70’s. Beach volleyball is a community building sport; one in which encourages a healthy lifestyle and does not come to an end at high school graduation. We have witnessed over the past three years as players and coaches at Coral Reef Park, a huge increase in groups using the two existing courts. Many times, there is just not enough space to accommodate everyone wishing to play. Our Phoenix youth programming, which draws players 8 to 18 yrs old, with maxed out enrollment due to court space most of last school 2021-2022 year, is just one of the groups that utilizes the courts. Families, youth groups, church groups, local high schools, local middle schools, private indoor volleyball clubs, personal trainers, soccer coaches, and small and large groups of young and old, use these courts during all hours of day light, every day of the week. Please show your support of this community!
Many of our youth programs across Miami are at max capacity due to the popularity of the sport and our adult program is on PAUSE with zero classes and zero leagues… we lack the space to host athletes, both young and ‘mature’ interested in beach volleyball. Miami is a HUGE city with year-round beach volleyball weather. We need to be active with our local government leaders to encourage more space be dedicated to BEACH VOLLEYBALL.