According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest volleyball event in existence begins play today in Orlando, Florida. It’s known as the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships and is the most populous of the AAU’s annual volleyball competitions. Now in its 46th year, the entire event anticipates at least 2,800 teams and more than 42,000 participants. Over twelve consecutive days, it is expected to generate an economic impact of more than $91M for the region.
But what happens when family members can’t make the trip to Orlando to catch the action in person? For the first time in the event’s history, every single game on every single court of the Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships will be live streamed via BallerTV, a Los Angeles-based technology company. In total, this will provide subscribers with access to over 15,000 volleyball games, conveniently available on a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
“We are excited about our partnership with BallerTV, in which we will be able to provide families the opportunity to watch every game,” said Dr. Roger J. Goudy, AAU President & CEO. “We like to make our events better every year, and making it possible for families to watch their loved ones, regardless of where they might be, is something that aligns with our values.”
Founded in 2016, BallerTV is increasingly used by parents to watch their kids’ games when they can’t be there in person. It was first launched in amateur basketball and soon caught the attention of retired NBA star, Dwyane Wade, who used the mobile platform to watch his son, Zaire. Dwyane Wade eventually became BallerTV’s first global ambassador, and the company has since expanded its coverage to include marquee events in sports like football, softball, and volleyball. In addition to streaming thousands of games in a given weekend, BallerTV also provides replays and highlights, some of which have made their way onto broadcasts like ESPN’s SportsCenter.
“The AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships is an unparalleled event in amateur sports, and BallerTV is thrilled to be a part of it,” said Anh Cao, the company’s head of marketing. “As someone who grew up playing club volleyball, this is such an exciting experience for athletes and their families. We at BallerTV are honored to be able to provide access to those who can’t be in attendance.”
To watch live streams and replays of the Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships, simply go to http://www.baller.tv, starting Monday, June 17th.Follow us: