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Can Volleyball Reach the North American Market?

Gavin Schmitt hits against Cuba. The opposite wants to play in North America. Kill on Two interviewed several people about the USAV project (Photo: Norceca)

The idea of a professional volleyball league in the United States isn’t new, four attempts were made before. Three of those were for women only and the fourth was for a co-ed format.  This time USA Volleyball got involved.  President Doug Beal has been working hard in the background to turn it into reality. But how far can USAV go? Will we finally see the sport reaching a broader audience in North America? Kill on Two talked to Beal himself and several other people connected to the volleyball world. There’s a lot of optimism and some huge expectations, but at least one of the biggest names in the history of this sport believes the project is destined to fail.

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