Mizuno has been the “Official Equipment and Apparel Supplier for USA Volleyball” for over a decade, and will continue to hold this post until at least December 31, 2016. The equipment, footwear, and apparel company renewed their partnership with USAV and will continue to provide their products for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, Junior National Teams, and Boys’ and Girls’ National Teams, as well as the World University Teams.
New in this year’s agreement, Mizuno will also sponsor all areas of USA Beach Volleyball, including the 2016 Rio Olympics. This is an interesting development since Mizuno currently does not sell bikinis or boardshorts. As Mizuno USA President Bob Puccini said, “The addition of USA Beach Volleyball brings a new level of excitement to our affiliation with the sport, which has remained a major part of Mizuno’s heritage and history, and we consider it a crucial component of our company growth.” We’re excited to see what Mizuno comes up with for our beach volleyball athletes and, of course, we’re hoping they’ll have some new beach volleyball apparel out in time for the next gear review!
Originally published in February 2013