The full schedule and additional information about the championship season will be released at a later date.
“We are thrilled to bring the excitement of the Athletes Unlimited Volleyball championship season to Arizona at this pivotal moment for the sport, with participation as well as fan interest at all levels on the rise,” Cassidy Lichtman, director of sport for Athletes Unlimited Volleyball, said in the release.
“Our partnership with Athletes Unlimited presents an incredible opportunity for Arizona,” Nikki Balich, executive director of the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission, said in the release. “By showcasing women’s sports at a national level, their events have the potential to not only generate significant economic benefits for our state, but also inspire the next generation of female athletes. It’s truly exhilarating to witness these talented women compete at the highest level, and we’re fully committed to working closely with Athletes Unlimited to promote women’s sports and empower young athletes across the country.”
Like its other leagues, Athletes Unlimited Volleyball’s championship season will feature a range of scoring innovations to bring athletes and fans a unique and intense version of the sport. Individual athletes earn points based on both team wins and individual performance and become the champions in team sports. Points are earned on every play and the leaderboard will change constantly, the release states.
In addition, teams change each week, with the top four athletes in the standings serving as captains and drafting their teams. At the end of the five-week season, the player with the most points is crowned as individual champion.