The Lower Alabama Volleyball Valentine Classic is returning to the Foley Event Center February 8 – 9 and this year the competition will also have an optional NAIA Coaches Camp.
Kate Wood, tournament director, said they’re expecting 62 club teams to compete in the Classic this year, a ten team increase over 2019. She said a huge part of that is hosting the NAIA Coaches Camp Friday February 7, the night before the competition kicks off.
“We have lots of great athletes in the Gulf Coast Region and this clinic will allow those athletes to work with nine different NAIA schools. The goal is for these athletes to be seen and create relationships with collegiate coaches to help with future recruiting efforts,” Wood said. “If girls would like to play collegiate volleyball, this is a great opportunity to meet the coaches, see how they run drills, and begin the first steps in being recruited.”
Foley Event Center Building Manager Jeff Ryan said the event is a huge opportunity for the city.
“We love working with Lower Alabama Volleyball and helping them find ways to grow their tournaments,” Ryan said. “The NAIA Coaches Camp is a win-win. It’s helping LAV expand their competition and it’s getting college coaches into the Foley Event Center. You never know who might like to host a camp or collegiate competition in the future. This is our chance to show them all Foley has to offer.”
The LAV Valentine Classic is open to the public. It will begin at 8 a.m. February 8 – 9 and there will be a $5 charge for admission.
For more information on this tournament or any FST event visit our events page.