Stories Of Americans Passionately At Play

"Sport, at its best, at its most human, is able to inspire an innocence and joy that is unique to each of us."
~ Richard Corman ~

The Athletes

Being an American athlete isn’t something defined by gender, age, or even ability. You just have to possess two specific genes—the one that makes you want to play, and the one that makes you want to compete. Even if you’re only competing against yourself. We’re all athletes, but some just seem to know that better than others. Here are their stories, with room to spare for yours.

Empty courts await action at the 2015 AVP Manhattan Beach Open

The Volleyball Diaries

Long a staple of gym classes and rec centers, volleyball is a sport we’ve all played at one time or another. But not like this. As chronicled here, volleyball is a cultural sensation unto itself, having spilled out of indoor courts onto the sand—and into the national consciousness. Read More »


He Said, She Said: The Runner’s Edition

Interviewing two people who are just about to run a big race together isn’t necessarily that tough a thing to pull off. Unless of course, they’re on different continents at the time—as they would be when they simultaneously take part … Read More »