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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Wilco Nijland. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Wilco Nijland, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Wilco Nijland. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Wilco Nijland, often where they are interviewed.

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Wilco Nijland (King of the Court) - Beachsport 4 september 2020

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Arnoud Wildschut en Robert Denneman spraken tijdens deze uitzending van Beachsport met Wilco Nijland over het King of the Court spektakel, wat komende week plaatsvindt in Utrecht! Ook blikten ze terug op de NK's beachvolleybal en KotC!

Daarnaast spraken we ook met Nederlands kampioenen beachvolleybal Jasper Bouter (van het duo Bouter/Penninga) en Raïsa Schoon (van het duo Schoon/Stam).

In Beachsport gaat het over de beachsporten. Presentatoren Arnoud Wildschut en Robert Denneman ontvangen elke eerste vrijdag van de maand tussen 15:00 en 16:00 uur gasten uit deze wereld. Van actieve topsporters en coaches tot de mensen die beachsporten in Nederland mogelijk maken en van beachvolleybal tot beachhandbal.
Sep 04 2020 · 21mins
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Wilco Nijland, King of the Court creator, beach volleyball's ultimate innovator

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This episode of SANDCAST: Beach volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, is with Wilco Nijland, the CEO of SportWorx, based in Utretcht, Netherlands, and the creator of the wildly popular King of the Court Series.

On this episode of the podcast, we discuss:

- How Wilco was able, despite all the Covid precautions, to hold a King of the Court

- Innovative ideas in the sport of beach volleyball, such as having the first serve of the Dutch Tour in 2020 coincide with the sunrise -- at 5:24 a.m. on July 1, the first day professional sport was allowed

- The high-speed format for King of the Court, and how it has attracted a much-sought after demographic: The 18-34 year olds.

- The relationships Nijland has been able to build with the FIVB and AVP, working alongside both in the past three years

- The idea for Skyboxes -- skyboxes! -- in beach volleyball

As always, this episode is brought to you by our good friends at Wilson Volleyball. Use our discount code, Sandcast-20, to get 20 percent off all Wilson products! 

And, of course, make sure to check out our new book, Volleyball for Milkshakes, which you can get on Amazon!

Aug 12 2020 · 58mins
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Wilco Nijland (SportworX) over DELA Eredivisie Beach - Beachsport 3 juli 2020

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Arnoud Wildschut en Robert Denneman spraken tijdens deze uitzending van Beachsport met Wilco Nijland van SportworX over de DELA Eredivisie Beach en King of the Court en met beachvolleyballer Dirk Boehlé over het winnen van de eerste Eredivisieronde!

Wilco Nijland maakte tijdens de uitzending bekend dat het NK Beachvolleybal definitief zal plaatsvinden. Volgens Wilco zal het NK zijn doorgang vinden van 21 t/m 23 augustus in het Beachstadium in Den Haag. Voorafgaand zullen er nog drie toernooien in de DELA Eredivisie Beach plaatsvinden waarvan nog geen data bekend zijn. Wel bekend zijn die van de twee Grand Slams die na het NK zijn.

In Beachsport gaat het over de beachsporten. Presentatoren Arnoud Wildschut en Robert Denneman ontvangen elke eerste vrijdag van de maand tussen 15:00 en 16:00 uur gasten uit deze wereld. Van actieve topsporters en coaches tot de mensen die beachsporten in Nederland mogelijk maken en van beachvolleybal tot beachhandbal.
Jul 03 2020 · 10mins
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Wilco Nijland (SportworX) over King of the Court - Beachsport 3 juli 2020

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Arnoud Wildschut en Robert Denneman spraken tijdens deze uitzending van Beachsport met Wilco Nijland van SportworX over de DELA Eredivisie Beach en King of the Court en met beachvolleyballer Dirk Boehlé over het winnen van de eerste Eredivisieronde!

Wilco Nijland maakte tijdens de uitzending bekend dat het NK Beachvolleybal definitief zal plaatsvinden. Volgens Wilco zal het NK zijn doorgang vinden van 21 t/m 23 augustus in het Beachstadium in Den Haag. Voorafgaand zullen er nog drie toernooien in de DELA Eredivisie Beach plaatsvinden waarvan nog geen data bekend zijn. Wel bekend zijn die van de twee Grand Slams die na het NK zijn.

In Beachsport gaat het over de beachsporten. Presentatoren Arnoud Wildschut en Robert Denneman ontvangen elke eerste vrijdag van de maand tussen 15:00 en 16:00 uur gasten uit deze wereld. Van actieve topsporters en coaches tot de mensen die beachsporten in Nederland mogelijk maken en van beachvolleybal tot beachhandbal.
Jul 03 2020 · 14mins
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Wilco Nijland (SportWorx) - Beach Sport by ALLsportsradio 6 september 2019 deel 2

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In Beach Sport by ALLsportsradio ontvingen Arnoud Wildschut en Robert Denneman in de studio Alex Schuttert van Exventure Sports & Events. Daarnaast belden ze met Wilco Nijland van SportWorx en Barry Schep van het NK Beachkorfbal!

Met Alex Schuttert spraken ze over de MTB Beachraces. Met Exventure Sports & Events organiseert hij het komende seizoen vier races op de kalender, waaronder het Nederlands Kampioenschap op het strand van Renesse.

Wilco Nijland is de COO van SportWorx. Zij organiseren veel evenementen binnen het beachvolleybal, waaronder de Nederlands tour (Eredivisie Beachvolleybal) en het NK. Wilco is daarnaast de bedenker van King of the Court, een wereldwijd snel groeiende en populaire spelvorm binnen het beachvolleybal.

Barry Schep was jarenlang als spelers één van de toppers in het korfbal en ook international namens Nederland. Een aantal jaren terug bedacht hij om het spelletje naar het strand te brengen. Het resultaat? Het zeer populaire beachkorfbal, waar jaarlijks op het NK ruim 1000 mensen deelnemen.

In Beach Sport by ALLsportsradio gaat het over de beachsporten. Presentatoren Arnoud Wildschut en Robert Denneman ontvangen elke eerste vrijdag van de maand tussen 15:00 en 16:00 uur gasten uit deze wereld. Van actieve topsporters en coaches tot de mensen die beachsporten in Nederland mogelijk maken en van beachvolleybal tot beachhandbal.
Sep 09 2019 · 11mins
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Wilco Nijland, creator the King of the Court series

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You’d have thought he was busy enough, Wilco Nijland. His plate of responsibilities includes only, oh, a 10-stop beach volleyball tour in the Netherlands, his role as the Controlling Operations Officer at Sportworx, and subbing in as the coach for the Dutch team of Sophie van Gestel and Marloes Wesselink.

Why not add an entire new concept, a four-stop, international beach volleyball tour, on top of all that?

In a year that was replete with new developments – a massive event to kick off the AVP season, a domestic invitational in Hawai’i, record FIVB events, the establishment of p1440 – Nijland’s brainchild, King of the Court, was the smash hit of 2018.

“It was 15-20 tournaments in a row,” Nijland said on SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter. “It was a lot. And, of course, it was the first time with the King of the Court so there was a lot of pressure. And the world was watching us so at times it was very heavy, but most of the time it was very good.”

All of the time, it seemed, it was very good. It was good for viewers, who packed stadiums in the Netherlands, Belgium, Hawai’i, and Huntington Beach for all four events. It was good for players, who were treated like, well kings, with hotels for a week, events every night – Dodgers games, dinners, parties, surf lessons, the works. It was good for the game, which received a jolt of fresh energy, a new format, new partnerships – the Netherlands’ Alex Brouwer and Russia’s Oleg Stoyanovskiy, for example, or Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Martins Plavins – and a pace of play that was at once exhilarating and fascinating.

“It’s so extremely fast. If you take a look in the stadium and you’re sitting there for five minutes, you already saw three amazing rallies going on. It’s completely different from normal beach volleyball, which is already fun. It’s a next level thing, I guess.”

Five teams play on a single court, in a hyper-speed display of offensive prowess and the occasional bicycle kick, the method used by Austria’s Alexander Horst to score a point in Utrect, the first event of the series.  

“It’s engaging the entire time,” Bourne said. “The fans are getting to watch three plays in the time it would normally take one, but you’re also thinking strategically: ‘What should this team be doing? What are they trying to do?’ You’re constantly looking at the score so the fans are engaged the entire time.”

Bourne competed with Trevor Crabb in the Hawai’i and Huntington Beach King of the Court events, eliminated early in Hawai’i due to some alliances formed against them in order to push another team through to the next round.

By the next event, such tactics were banned, as the rules are still in constant flux, able to change on the fly.  

“Each tournament did something a little better,” Nijland said.  

And there will continue to be more tournaments. Four more, which will be cooperatively scheduled with the FIVB, is the plan for 2019, with designs on adding events all the way up to 10.

“Of course, there were things going wrong but it went very smooth and we succeeded in adding a different kind of beach volleyball format in the beach volleyball world,” Nijland said. “It was very successful because the players like it a lot, the fans like it a lot, the FIVB thought it was fantastic. We have some good partners. We can be very proud of our team and we can be excited about the possibilities we have.”

Nov 07 2018 · 1hr 12mins