Gregory Juan of Digital Video Breakdown is a videographer and photographer; and the owner of Digital Video Breakdown. But most importantly, he’s a fan of volleyball (both on the courts and on the sand).Gregory is based out of New Orleans, Louisiana, and has put together a video explaining the differences between indoor and beach volleyball – including interviews with a number of prep players from the state.
His goal? To help push the state to make beach volleyball an official high school sport.
In the 2014-2015 academic year, there were 208 sponsored varsity indoor girls’ volleyball teams in the state of Louisiana, representing 4,341 athletes. That makes it the state’s 5th-most popular sport for girls behind dance/drill (5,303) basketball (5,371), softball (6,144), and outdoor track & field (6,671). (Source: NFHS 2014-2015 participation statistics)
The state doesn’t sponsor boys’ volleyball.
The video is already getting some noticed – 3-time Olympic gold medalist on the beach Kerri Walsh Jennings shared it on Twitter with her 198,000 followers.