An oldie but goodie beach volleyball back in Florida

Well just cruising on my photo albums I gather a photo of my earlier days as a beach bum in Florida’s beaches and playing that sport call Beach Volleyball.

Now an Olympic sport in its two tandem teams we used to play it also, as a regular 6×6 only on sand.  The association for it is here: http://www.fivb.org/EN/beachvolleyball/

Back in Broward county is where I began to play as an organize team event even if had played before in Volusia county.  I am going way back folks maybe 1998-2003.

Some of the rules are still the same today only we not only played 2×2 but also 3×3 and more regularly 6×6. These rules are : the terrain measure 16 by 8 meters, the net is in the middle at a height of 2,43 meters. The ball is play sending the ball on the two ways with the first two match played to 21 points and if a decisive third is needed we go to 15 points; needing two point difference to win the match if it goes beyond 15 points.

The team need to change side every 7 points and each team can touch up to 3 times the ball. As the service is done to the opposite team , and it is touch/block in any way it remains two touches to the receiving team to get the ball on the other side of the net.  The second touch can be done by the player who block or touch the ball first. The ball needs to be spiked and not handle with the hand or fingers.

Another thing we played it Co-Ed or mixing boys and girls/men and women on the team in a corporate league.

And the reason of this post is that I came across the name of my old park where the games were held and the picture. the park was Forzano Park at 2001 Douglas Rd, Miramar, Fl 33025!!! and the info on it from the city of Miramar page is : http://miramarparks.org/Facilities/Facility/Details/Forzano-Field-22

Who knows maybe some of the folks on the photo will show up here lol!! Helloooo!

And there, I even found an old article on the corporate league here: http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2001-11-16/community/0111150386_1_spirit-airlines-volleyball-sand-courts

I won’t give away the name of my company or names of players for sake of privacy, (well I am in front left ::))  but the bottom line is, go ahead and enjoy some beach volleyball ,it can rewarding and everlasting friendship. And memories to last ,photo from 2001!!!

Cheers! Miramar

 

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