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Ed Drakich Interview Follow-Up

Chaim Schalk (above) and his partner Ben Saxton will have to compete on the NORCECA Tour before getting back on the FIVB World Tour

On Wednesday’s podcast we spoke to Ed Drakich, Volleyball Canada’s Beach Volleyball High Performance Director and a Technical Supervisor for the FIVB. If you haven’t seen the episode yet, scroll down to view the podcast, his interview starts at the 8:14 mark.

The FIVB has exploded with tournaments this year. In the past, the season generally ran from April until the end of August, with a few tournaments running in the fall months. This year, the season will be (potentially) kicked off in March with the World Cup in Brazil (March 20th-24th, To Be Confirmed), and run almost right through to December. Talk about an upgrade.

Not only this, but the FIVB has expanded, with events in Mexico, Argentina, Uganda, UAE, England, Qatar, South Africa, Indonesia, and even the U.S. (For the entire tentative schedule, see it here).  It seems as though many more countries are jumping on the FIVB bandwagon.

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