2015 AAU European Global Challenge
July 8-18, 2015 Learn more here.
2014 European Global Challenge Recap:
18 AAU Volleyball players from across the country came together in Nice, France on July 10th to embark on a 10 day Volleyball Journey through France and Italy, then on to Pula, Croatia to play in the European Global Challenge. Augusta Sportswear providing uniforms and gear as players were split up into 2 teams, Augusta RED and Augusta BLUE. Once again, 2-time Olympian Debbie Green was on hand to mentor players and coaches.
Play started in Savona, Italy as teams scrimmaged against Italian league teams in Savona and then in Cacare, Italy. Players coaches and parents enjoyed some sightseeing and great food in between practices and scrimmages. Play began in Pula, Croatia on July 14th after Opening Ceremonies in the historical downtown; teams participated from Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Montenegro, Russia, and Croatia as well as the USA. Marie Begel from Augusta RED and Madison Sroufe from Augusta BLUE both made ALL TOURNAMENT Team. To see more details and photos from the Global Challenge 2014 click here
Coach Pat Morgante (Carolina Select) had the following to say:
“…This was a tremendous group of girls on and off the volleyball court. I enjoyed every moment that I spent with them. It was terrific watching them all come together, many complete strangers prior, and form a cohesive, flowing team. They all gave everything they had and did everything I asked of them and more. Some played positions they normally wouldn't play and didn't bat an eye. I will not be surprised when I learn that some have risen to the highest levels of the game. The caliber of players and coaches that we spent time with was unbelievable."