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Volleyball Pros Add Spike to Local Clinic

October 20, 1994|RICK VANDERKNYFF | Rick VanderKnyff is a member of The Times Orange County Edition staff

Big-name volleyball players often lend their names to camps and clinics, but at some of these events participants may never even meet the superstars, much less learn from them.

Steve Laszlo says that won't be the case with the Volleyball Technique Training Center, a four-hour clinic planned for Saturday at the foot of the Huntington Beach Pier. Laszlo is with Huntington Beach-based Third Degree Sportswear, which is teaming with Hard Angle Sports to sponsor the clinic.

Local professional coach Kevin Bazyourous will lead the clinic with the help of several assistants, including at least two pro players, Craig Moothart and Sheri Sanders. All will work with the students, Laszlo said.

Topics include strategy, setting, passing, hitting, defense, blocking and serving. Coaches will be aided by video, with assistants shooting footage of all participants so coaches can play it back and sharpen the finer points of technique.

Laszlo said the clinic is designed for all ages and ability levels. Participants will get lunch, a T-shirt and other items. When the clinic ends at 2 p.m., participants can stick around to play.

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Looking ahead to next weekend, two events are planned for Rancho Santa Margarita on Oct. 30, both presented by SBR Sports.

One is the Fall Showdown, a duathlon that serves as a regional championship for Tri Fed (a national organization overseeing multi-sport events). The duathlon will include a 5K run, a 30K bike ride and another 5K run.

Also planned is the Run Beneath the Peaks 8K.

Race-day registration for both events begins at 6 a.m. Information: (714) 858-7386.

What: Volleyball Technique Training Center.

When: Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration opens at 9 a.m.

Where: Huntington State Beach, at Huntington Beach Pier.

Whereabouts: Take the Pacific Coast Highway to the pier. Park in one of the public lots near Main Street (on the ocean side of the highway).

Wherewithal: $30 advance, $40 Saturday.

Where to call: (714) 890-9828.

* RECREATION LISTINGS, Page 30

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