2015 USA Volleyball Girls’ And Boys' Junior Nationals To Set Participation Records On Sport Court® Surfaces
When more than 15,000 girls volleyball players ages 12 to 18 descend on New Orleans beginning on Tuesday, June 23rd for the 2015 USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships (GJNC) all matches will played on Sport Court® playing surfaces, which have transformed the sport of volleyball to allow for concurrent match play in a convention center setting.
Sport Court will provide a GJNC record of 84 Sport Court Maple Select courts and will add a Mardi Gras-theme to the courts with two custom green, purple and yellow championship courts at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The USA Volleyball GJNC configuration featuring Sport Court will transform the cavernous convention center into a hub of competitive volleyball for more than 6,000 players on over 1,200 teams and a cumulative total of 30,000 spectators.
Adding to the summer of 2015 USA Volleyball takeover, the Boy’s Junior National Championships will also be played on Sport Court surfaces beginning Sunday, June 28 at Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, OH with an estimated nearly 2,500 matches to be played by more than 5,000 players on over 500 teams representing a record level of participation and a 17% increase from the 2014 championships.
“USA Volleyball and other volleyball officials have told us that Sport Court has had a hugely significant impact over the past 41 years on the growth of participation in the sport for girls and women,” said Ron Cerny, CEO, Connor Sport Court International.
Sport Court, a division of Salt Lake City-based Connor Sport Court International, has been the Official flooring partner to USA Volleyball since 1989. Sport Court has has helped transform the sport of volleyball to allow major tournaments to host games on multiple courts that are easy to install and provides a surface with increased cushion and lateral movement for players. Sport Court has also helped decrease volleyball injuries and exponentially increase general participation and exposure to college coaches for top players.
“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.