Introducing Parker Conley – p1440 Resident Youth Video Editor
Parker Conley is an up-and-coming beach volleyball star who is taking his passion for beach volleyball to new heights and he’s joining the p1440 team as the resident youth video editor! At the young age of 15, Parker has a vision that aligns with p1440’s—to elevate the sport of beach volleyball and make it more accessible for both current and aspiring athletes.
Parker’s beach volleyball journey started three years ago when he transitioned from playing indoor to on the sand – he was instantly hooked! He was enthralled by the rush of the game and the thrilling lifestyle. Two days after his first encounter with the sand, Parker hit the ground running and played in his first beach volleyball tournament. He found that he could play every position on the court and learned quickly that his success or failure was in his own hands. From then on, he has aimed to achieve more, both personally and professionally.
Parker’s curiosity about the game and innate competitive nature led him to watch many hours of volleyball film to improve his skills and learn from the pros. While searching for videos, Parker noticed there was a lack of accessibility to match highlights that showcased the game of beach volleyball, whereas other sports had a wide variety of dedicated pages. He realized there was an untapped opportunity to provide a curated platform dedicated to beach volleyball. His strong passion for the sport and desire to create a deeper connection with the larger volleyball community inspired him to begin editing and sharing beach volleyball highlights online.
This sparked him creating Beach Bounce, an Instagram beach volleyball page that provides fans with access to some epic highlights from beach volleyball matches. His first posts included FIVB tournament clips and within a month he reached 500 followers, fast forward to now and the Instagram page has more than 3,000 followers and continues to grow! Beach Bounce quickly gained the attention of beach volleyball stars Casey Patterson, Phil Dalhausser, Jake Gibb, Tri Bourne and our very own Casey Jennings.
Impressed by the Beach Bounce Instagram page, Casey invited Parker to join p1440 to edit tournament film and showcase highlights from p1440’s pro events—expanding Beach Bounce and creating even more exclusive content for p1440’s platform! Parker is a perfect match to the p1440 team – he’s making waves in the beach volleyball community, he’s spreading his love for the game and he’s connecting like-minded people through his platform. By partnering with p1440, Parker hopes to dive even deeper in the community, build a stronger network and make an impact. With values that parallel p1440’s and a dedication to beach volleyball, this up-and-coming volleyball star is a great addition to the team.
Parker lives the p1440 lifestyle—striving to live and be present every minute. He is excited to work with people who share a larger vision for volleyball and will make him a better person and athlete.
Parker currently plays as a defender for RPM Sand, Arizona’s top junior sand beach volleyball program founded by Ryan Mariano, former beach volleyball player and coach. He hopes to become a professional beach volleyball player in the future and is working toward his goal.
Catch his Beach Bounce highlights coming to p1440 soon!