Archive for the Volleyball Category

SnapSports® Named Official Championship Court For The 2014 AAU Las Vegas Memorial Day Dual Sport Tournament

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

SnapSports® has been chosen as an official flooring provider for the 1st Annual AAU Las Vegas Memorial Day Tournament to take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Tarkanian Basketball Academy May 24 – 26, 2014. The expansion to Las Vegas comes following several successful Memorial Day Tournaments held in Reno with this year’s competition expecting over 1000 teams. The ‘Jam On It’ Vegas event sets itself apart, however, in a big fashion – the tournament will host both basketball and volleyball competitors, boys and girls ages elementary through varsity. SnapSports ShockTower surface was chosen as the premium surface to accommodate the dual sport tournament.

“Unlike any other modular sports surfacing, the SnapSports ShockTower floors give us the best performance and safest playing surfacing for both our basketball and volleyball athletes to compete during the same event, simply not possible before SnapSports.”
~ Matt Williams – CEO Jam On It.

The 2014 AAU Jam On It Las Vegas Memorial Day tournament will feature over 90 teams competing on 15 ShockTower Championship Courts. The multi-patented ShockTower technology is the only surface on the market to incorporate a shock absorption system into the understructure of the floor. 16 individual shocks per square foot ease the impact on player’s joints, guaranteeing a safer surface for any sport including basketball and volleyball. The versatility and high performance of SnapSports’ product line has made them a favorite of athletes, coaches, and event facilitators.

“We are excited to have been chosen as the official multi-court for AAU’s Jam On It Dual Sport Tournament. SnapSports surfaces are engineered for athlete performance and protection throughout the play of ANY sport. We are ecstatic to be a part of this inaugural tournament and are looking forward to helping it grow over the next few years.”
~ Jorgen Moller – CEO, SnapSports

‘Jam On It’ is recognized as one of the world’s premier event organizers with 23 years of experience. As a proud member of the AAU, Jam On It has been selected to host local, regional, and national AAU events including the AAU West Coats National Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jam On It also manages two multi-court facilities in Northern California housing 20 courts between the two facilities.

SnapSports® Introduces New 50-50™ Sports Flooring

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The newest addition to their multi-patented sports flooring line, 50-50™, the largest high-performance modular sports surface in the industry.

SnapSports® Athletic Surfacing has proven that “Size Does Matter” with the introduction of their newest modular surfacing, 50-50™. Now the largest available module on the market, the 50-50 is set to be the pinnacle of indoor sports surfacing, especially for competitive volleyball at every level of sport.

“The 50-50 will have a huge impact in the volleyball world. A floor guaranteeing 70% fewer seams, will ensure a much safer surface for athletes during high impact play while continuing to exhibit the top rated performance SnapSports is known for. The ability to assemble and disassemble courts at a faster rate will also be a huge asset to clubs worldwide.”
~ Matt Williams – AAU Governor, Pacific District

The half meter (Sq2) size of the 50-50 guarantees over 70% fewer seams than any competitor sport tile, making for a considerably more consistent surface during competitive play. The largest module in the industry provides the fastest deployment of any suspended modular sport surface, a SnapSportability™ that is ideal for tournaments, athletic showcases, and non-permanent floors. Conformance to international play standards certifies that this product will be available worldwide.

The 50-50 is also available with SnapSports new dual-stage ShockTower® Technology, a full suspension floor system engineered with resilient shock absorbers within the sub structure. An improvement upon the first generation of ShockTower, the dual-stage shock provides a primary and a secondary level of “give” designed to reduce the vertical impact on athlete’s joints and extremities. In combination with the ShockLock® lateral impact technology, the 50-50 surfacing makes play safer, allowing athletes to play for longer without fatigue or injury.

“SnapSports consistently develops game changing sports products. We developed the ShockTower, an innovation greatly reducing the force sustained by athletes and eliminating the need for underlayment. Now, our newest product, the 50-50 surface, utilizes that ShockTower technology in the industry’s largest module. We see this product having great success in our International market and expect that many will find this far superior to the floors they play on now.”
~ Robert Dougherty – SnapSports, International Sales Manager

SnapSports® to Provide Official Sports Surfacing to Junior Volleyball Association’s World Challenge

Monday, April 15th, 2013

SnapSports® Athletic Surfacing is the tournament flooring for the Annual Junior Volleyball Association’s World Challenge, an AAU Sanctioned event, taking place in Louisville, Kentucky, April 12-14, 2013. The event hosts top youth athletes competing in two-day tournament style play, for which all games will be played exclusively on SnapSports championship volleyball courts.

The World Challenge is the only major fundraiser for the Junior Volleyball Association. This year’s tournament will feature competition amongst teams from the United States and Canada, while providing interactive experiences to enhance the overall event. The JVA Organization has also partnered with AVCA, to host the 2013 AVCA/NCSA College Prep Combine, giving athletes a chance to build their recruiting profile.

SnapSports® Athletic Surfacing, the industry leader in modular sports flooring, is the perfect fit for a tournament of young athletes. The superior shock absorption offered by SnapSports multi-patented ShockTower® Technology, eases the impact on players’ joints and allows athletes to play better, faster, and safer. The exclusive multi-patented technology is the reason that SnapSports remains the top choice for coaches and athletes worldwide.

“The opportunity to work with the Junior Volleyball Association and provide our courts to another AAU Sanctioned event, is exciting for SnapSports, as we continue to support youth sports and youth sports organizations at every level.” – Jorgen Moller, CEO, SnapSports

University of Puerto Rico Upgrades Gymnasium with SnapSports® Athletic Surfacing

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

University of Puerto Rico Gymnasium

The University of Puerto Rico’s Rio Piedras Campus has retro-fitted their gymnasium with 18,000 square feet of the multi-patented SnapSports BounceBack® flooring with ShockTower® technology. The existing surface consisted of polyurethane over recycled rubber that was tired, worn, and considered unsafe for sports play. ‘ABC Sports’, the authorized dealer for SnapSports® Athletic Surfaces in Puerto Rico, removed the old gym floor and prepared the concrete to receive the new high-tech SnapSports surfacing. The arena is heavily used by students and top athletes for volleyball, basketball and team handball. It is the largest SnapSports project in Puerto Rico to date.

“This campus is the University of Puerto Rico’s biggest of 12 additional campuses around the Island. The games that are played on these courts draw a lot of attention from the sports reporters and media in Puerto Rico. The male National Volleyball Team that represents Puerto Rico in every competition around the world has made these courts their home base for their practices. The head coach for the National Team, Mr. David Alemán, as well as the players, is extremely pleased with the new SnapSports ShockTower® surface.” – Abid Quinones, President ABC Sports.
SnapSports ShockTower® is an exclusive patented technology delivering top rated performance and safety through 16 individual shock absorbers per square foot within the sub-structure of the entire floor. The ‘Shocks’ provide an added level of “cush” to help prevent injury during aggressive play by reducing impact on players joints and limbs.
“I’ve met several times with the university’s athletic and recreation department managers. They all had 100% faith and trust in ABC Sports and their ability to deliver the best surface for UPR’s student athletes. They couldn’t be happier with their floor.” – Robert Dougherty, International Sales Manager, SnapSports, Inc.

SnapSports® Provides Championship Volleyball Court at Colorado Crossroads Junior National Qualifiers

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Colorado Crossroads Junior National Qualifiers

The 2013 Colorado Crossroads Junior National Qualifier, is a multi-day volleyball tournament with USA Volleyball sanctioned Junior National Qualifier Divisions. Young female athletes will descend on Denver, March 2-4 and March 8-10, 2013, where all championship play will take place on SnapSports® Indoor Volleyball Surfacing, featuring the multi-patented BounceBack ShockTower® Technology.

The Colorado Crossroads Junior National Qualifier is the nation’s second largest indoor Volleyball event, held annually, over two weekends in Denver, Colorado. In its 27th year of operation, the 2013 tournament will host over 12,000 players and 1,100 teams, competing for victory on SnapSports® Indoor Volleyball Courts, the preferred modular volleyball surface of top athletes and coaches worldwide.

SnapSports® Volleyball Surfacing, features the patented BounceBack® and ShockTower® Technologies, which incorporate an exclusive shock absorbent sub-structure, designed to ease joint impact and engineered specifically with player safety and performance in mind.

“We are very excited to have our SnapSports® Athletic Surfacing, chosen as the Championship Court of the Colorado Crossroads Junior National Qualifier Volleyball Tournament.”
~ Jorgen Moller – CEO, SnapSports, Inc