BRISTOL, Tenn. – This summer, King University men's volleyball head coach Ryan Booher had an opportunity to coach volleyball overseas. Booher traveled to Amsterdam, Netherlands with a group of nine college men's volleyball players that formed a team for United States of America Athletes International (USAAI).
The trip started on May 28 and concluded on June 6, competing in matches and seeing the sights of Amsterdam while they were there. The team played in a pair of exhibition matches in a two-day tournament facing club teams from the Netherlands. The squad won all of their matches before falling 2-1 in the championship match.
"The trip to Amsterdam was great to experience a new culture and see volleyball played in a different country," Booher said. "It was fun getting to know a new team and develop a team chemistry in a short time. Volleyball is a world game and it was good to bond with new teams in a different country through the sport. I was blessed with a good group of guys and learned as much from them as they did from me."
Outside of volleyball, Booher and the team visited downtown Amsterdam, toured a wooden shoe/cheese farm, a German castle and the Heineken factory.