2018-12-13 16:25:00 CEST

Beach Shorts

Beach Shorts: The week in the sands of the world

2018 World Tour Finals winners Ágatha and Duda will be among the teams fighting for Olympic qualification2018 World Tour Finals winners Ágatha and Duda will be among the teams fighting for Olympic qualification

Hello, beach volleyball fans! It’s time for another edition of Beach Shorts and the first thing you need to know is that the beach volleyball stork has been busy this week. The last days also saw the announcement of a new coach to Herrera and Gavira, the release of the Olympic qualification process for Brazilian teams and some beach volleyball players willing to test their games in another surface.

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The Road to Tokyo in Brazil

The Brazilian Volleyball Federation released the criteria it will use to determine the beach volleyball teams that will be sent to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. According to the system created by the Federation, the points earned in the ten best results of each team in the World Championships and four and five-star World Tour tournaments from February 2019 to February 2020 will generate a ranking that will be used to select the duos that will fill the Olympic berths the nation eventually earns through the FIVB’s qualification system.

The teams of Alison/Andre and Pedro/Bruno will compete for the right of representing Brazil in the OlympicsThe teams of Alison/Andre and Pedro/Bruno will compete for the right of representing Brazil in the Olympics

Two beach volleyball babies on the way

This week the beach volleyball family got the news it will have new members as recently-retired Czech player Kristýna Kolocová and American blocker Lauren Fendrick both announced they are pregnant. Fendrick, who is married to beach volleyball coach Andrew Fuller, found a cool way to share the news with the young players they both coach at Stanford University.

Put together a little highlight reel for the team, then sprinkled in a couple surprise clips. 🤓

1,284 Likes, 171 Comments - Lauren Fendrick (@laurenfendrick) on Instagram: "Put together a little highlight reel for the team, then sprinkled in a couple surprise clips. 🤓"

ᗩ ᒍƐ ƬO Ƭᑌ❤️ #pregnant #15weekspregnant #15tt #babyiscoming #tehotna #miminko Uz par tydnu nosim v brise nas malinkaty zazrak...jsem z toho vseho trochu nervozni, zaroven moc zvedava..a hlavne stastna! 😍

2,416 Likes, 108 Comments - Kristýna Hoidarová Kolocová (@kristyna.kiki) on Instagram: "ᗩ ᒍƐ ƬO Ƭᑌ❤️ #pregnant #15weekspregnant #15tt #babyiscoming #tehotna #miminko Uz par tydnu nosim v..."

From the beach to the snow

Several beach volleyball players will test their skills in another surface at the first stop of the CEV Snow Volleyball European Tour 2019 in Moscow from December 20-22. The tournament, which will played in a 3 v 3 format and will feature teams from outside Europe, will be highlighted by the presence of some World Tour regulars, such as Russia’s Konstantin Semenov, Brazil’s Luciano Ferreira, Lithuania’s Ieva Dumbauskaite and USA’s Karissa Cook.

Russian star Konstantin Semenov will give snow volleyball a try (Photocredit: FIVB)Russian star Konstantin Semenov will give snow volleyball a try (Photocredit: FIVB)

Social Media: Meet Herrera and Gavira’s new coach

Spanish veterans Pablo Herrera and Adrian Gavira will enter 2019 with a new coach as the duo announced former player Fran Marco, who was Gavira’s partner in the past, as the replacement of Sixto Jiménez, who worked with the team over the last years. The players will start working with the new coach on January 9th in Tenerife.

Os presentamos a nuestro nuevo técnico, Fran Marco. Nos dirigirá desde principios de Enero donde comenzaremos en la arena a preparar una nueva temporada. Seguimos apostando por el producto nacional en el voley playa ¡BIENVENIDO AL EQUIPO! . Lee la noticia en el link de la bio o el storie . #nuevo #new #entrenador #coach #beachvolleyball #voley #volley #voleyplaya #beachcolley #beach #voleibol #volleyball #offseason

1,063 Likes, 22 Comments - Herrera Gavira (@herrera_gavira) on Instagram: "Os presentamos a nuestro nuevo técnico, Fran Marco. Nos dirigirá desde principios de Enero donde..."

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