The JVA is pleased to announce the annual JVA Boys Watch List to recognize the top JVA boys athletes for outstanding achievement on the volleyball court. Boys high school volleyball is growing at a 21% rate over the last five years, and this growth is also represented in the rapid growth of boys volleyball programs among JVA member clubs nationwide. Learn more about this award and how to nominate your athletes.
Central Jersey Volleyball Academy (CJVA) was founded in 2005 out of the Somerville YMCA by Al Mottern. CJVA has grown significantly, from four teams in the first year to today, with 26 girls’ teams and 6 boys’ teams, as well as a very active youth development program across two facilities. Learn more about the JVA club of the month.
Junior beach volleyball is now one step closer to the college game with the start of the BVCA Club Challenge Series powered by JVA. The new format includes 4 weekend events where junior beach volleyball clubs align their ranked teams to compete against one another for the win. Learn more about this new competitive format and how it will positively impact the beach volleyball community across all levels.Read More
Girls volleyball has become the #1 female team sport in America for girls, our NCAA National Championship Semis and Finals are on ESPN and we are filling arenas. Boys high school volleyball is growing at a 21% rate over the last five years! Over 60 universities have added varsity men's volleyball in the last 5 years, however it is still far behind the women's game. One of the strongest advocates for the growth of boys' and men's volleyball is MotorMVB Foundation, which is making a big impact. As such, JVA is investing $125,000 in the form of a grant to MotorMVB to grow boys' volleyball.
The 2018 AVCA Convention broke a record for registrations, and it's no secret why: this event is not only packed with educational opportunities for coaches of all ages and levels, it is the only time you will have so many world famous and passionate volleyball people in one place at the same time, all working to better our sport. Here are key notes from our weekend in Minneapolis, enjoying every minute of the 2018 AVCA Convention.Read More
The JVA is pleased to announce that Maggie Griffin has been re-elected to the JVA Board of Directors. Maggie is the Owner and Director of VCNebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.Read More
The JVA is pleased to honor 14 recipients of the JVA Junior Club Service Award, honoring club directors, coaches and staff for over 20 years of service to junior volleyball. This year's honorees represent an incredible array of accomplishments, and include one 40-year award winner and three 30-year award winners.Read More
The JVA is pleased to announce a partnership with Beach Nation, a company that provides the tools to run and grow a beach program, and offers elite beach volleyball education through nationwide clinics for players and coaches across a spectrum of levels.Read More
The JVA is proud to announce the nine beach clubs named 2019 JVA Sponsor Clubs. In it's fourth consecutive year of the JVA Sponsor Program, the nine beach clubs join the 64 indoor clubs to set yet another record year. As a member driven and member centered organization, JVA will be giving the nine beach clubs a portion of the $200,000 being awarded to JVA Sponsor Clubs this season.Read More
The JVA staff always looks forward to attending the AVCA Convention. Meeting new members, catching up with long time members and attending and hosting educational sessions are among a few of the reasons this event is so special. Witnessing the semi-final and final matches with coaches and directors who are passionate about bettering our sport is icing on the cake. Here is the line-up of JVA hosted sessions in Minneapolis this December so you can make a note to attend!Read More
The JVA is pleased to announce a record 64 indoor clubs named 2019 JVA Sponsor Clubs. For the fourth consecutive year the JVA is giving $200,000 back to it's member clubs through this program, unifying clubs across the country.Read More
The JVA is pleased to announce a long-term partnership with The Art of Coaching Volleyball, a company that offers high-quality coaching education through clinics and a website that delivers drills, practice plans, courses, video tutorials and coaching certification programs as part of its daily content.
Beginning (10/19/2019), 431 Sports will be offering FREE uniform-ordering websites to volleyball clubs as part of the partnership with the JVA. The company’s unparalleled playerPASS platform allows parents to order customized volleyball uniforms and gear year-round that’s shipped directly to their homes with no limited order windows or batching.
The Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) is pleased to announce Mizuno USA as title sponsor of six JVA hosted and run events in 2019.Read More
We are thrilled to announce the events named to the 2019 JVA Challenge Series powered by TeamSnap. This season the JVA Challenge Series features 23 events in 14 states across the country. As you plan your competition schedule this season, here are events that raise the bar.Read More
Volleyball players time is limited, however there can be a simple way to incorporate fitness, mindfulness and mental training into the weekly routine. The JVA has launched two brand new educational series that share short and easy ways for players and coaches to make fitness and mental training a part of your lifestyle and routine. Download the JVA Dig It App and follow the JVA on Instagram to see how the Take5 Series and Tuesdays with Mora can be an asset to your overall wellness.Read More
For the fourth consecutive year the JVA will give $200,000 back to JVA member clubs through the JVA Sponsor Program. Under the Sponsor Program the JVA unites its members by giving back to the clubs who support its mission and goals. Applications are being accepted through October 15th, and we invite all clubs to join now and be a part of the JVA.
The JVA is pleased to announce the 2018 JVA Beach Watch List that recognizes female beach athletes from JVA member clubs as the top junior beach athletes in their division this season.Read More
The JVA is now accepting applications for the 2019 JVA Challenge Series, a series of elite tournaments hosted by JVA member clubs across the country. Learn how you can be a part of the nation's elite volleyball events.
As a facility owner making plans to host tournaments this year, are you happy with your options? Are you in a region that puts limits on your plans? Are you free to host the events that you need in order to support your facility? Can you charge admission fees and entry fees to meet your costs and provide a reasonable profit for your business? There are U.S. laws that support your right to host events of any affiliation.Read More
Tamarack Beach Volleyball Club was founded in the Summer of 2013 in Carlsbad as a small year-round boutique beach club with only 4 athletes. The goal was to train the fundamentals of the game as well as high level beach volleyball skills to prepare athletes for juniors and pro tournaments as well as collegiate beach volleyball. The following year Tamarack joined the JVA and continues to work hard to represent the beach volleyball community, while also having a lot of fun! Learn more about the winning club in this feature.
The JVA is pleased to announce the selections for the 2018 Ultra Ankle® JVA All-National Team. The award recognizes the top female indoor volleyball players competing for a JVA member club in the 15s-18s divisions. This year the JVA Awards committee has selected 78 athletes for outstanding achievement in their position this season. We are proud to announce the 2018 Ultra Ankle® JVA All-National Team.
The JVA has selected 20 female indoor junior volleyball players who exemplify outstanding volleyball performance, academic excellence, leadership, responsibility, and selflessness as the 2018 Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeaders.Read More
In 2014, A4 Volley was just a vision by Club Director Joaquin Acosta and his wife Coral. In its first season, A4 launched with eight girls teams 13U-18U. The Puerto Rican native could not have predicted that in just four seasons, his club would grow to 20 teams, a Rec League with more than 200 participants, a #1 nationally ranked 18s team and ranked top 30 best clubs in the country. And that's not all... Find out more about this month's JVA Club of the Month.
(Milwaukee, WI) The JVA is pleased to announce that Derek Jensen and Jeff Smith have been appointed to the JVA Board of Directors. Jeff Smith will serve as the Beach Representative on the Board and Derek Jensen will serve as the JVA Boys Representative.Read More
Ethos Volleyball Club, based in Nashville, Tennessee, was founded in 2010 with 7 teams in the first indoor season. Club Director Troy Helton started the club with the mission to keep costs low and train under a master-coaching philosophy. But the club is making a positive impact on junior volleyball in more ways than one. Learn why Ethos was selected the JVA Club of the Month.Read More
The 2018 Ultra Ankle® JVA Watch List features 1,150 girls indoor junior volleyball players from 123 JVA member clubs across 30 states plus Canada. The players nominated are among the best in the nation in their age division this season.Read More
JVA is proud to announce a new multi-year partnership with Augusta Sportswear, Inc. a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative high-performance activewear and spirit wear for teams, coaches, athletes, and fans. Together the three brands combine—Augusta Sportswear, Holloway, and High Five – combine to form the largest supplier of youth to adult team uniforms in the industry.Read More
The Volleyball Practice formally began in 2014 with a simple objective: Encourage more youth to play volleyball by offering opportunities to practice every week and by nurturing a culture of learning among participants, coaches, and parents. Now in its' fourth year, The TVP Team program trains boys teams at the U14/16/17 and 18 age divisions, each team playing a full schedule, and practicing 2-3 times each week. Learn more about our newest JVA Club of the Month.Read More
This June the AAU and JVA are joining forces to run the AAU Boys West Coast Championships, a competitive boy's volleyball tournament in Anaheim, CA. The two organizations joining together to run an event is nothing short of promising for the future of boys volleyball.Read More
In the summer of 2013, Janiece Wieschhaus decided she wanted to put her coaching experience to use running her own club, and St. Louis Crossfire Elite was born. Find out why Crossfire has earned JVA Club of the Month.
December 26, 2017 (Milwaukee, WI) The JVA is pleased to announce that Sherry Fadool and Emily Hawthorne have been elected to the JVA Board of Directors. Both Club Directors will serve a 3 year term. The JVA Board of Directors governs, assures financial stability, develops policy and sets a course for the future, maintaining focus on the mission and guiding principles.Read More
We have just returned from the AVCA Annual Convention. Here's a shout out to all of our members who were able to take time out from the busy club season to join us in Kansas City. This is our JVA staff's favorite time of the year. We are able to interact with so many of our members, partners and colleagues. Here is a re-cap of the events and updates from Convention, including the JVA Annual Meeting.Read More
The growth of our sport, along with the consistent success of the JVA would not exist without the dedication and loyalty of the coaches, club directors and administrators of JVA member clubs. This year the JVA is honoring 8 individuals from JVA member clubs with the JVA Junior Club Service Award for their service to junior volleyball for over 20 years.Read More
The JVA is proud to announce the five beach clubs named 2018 JVA Sponsor Clubs. In it's third consecutive year of the JVA Sponsorship Program, these five beach clubs join the 59 indoor clubs to set a new record for JVA Sponsor Clubs. As a member driven and member centered organization, the JVA is giving $200,000 back to the JVA Sponsor Clubs this season.
In just four short years, the landscape of junior volleyball has significantly evolved. In order to best serve the junior volleyball community, answer to the needs of our members, and to understand where our industry is going the JVA has collected data from junior volleyball clubs all over the country, as well as Canada. Here are four trends happening in junior volleyball.
In September, JVA set up the "Rally Against Harvey and Irma" fund to help the people affected by the flooding and hurricanes. The fund raised over $6,000 and JVA is making sure every penny donated goes to a good and worthy cause. Recently, JVA donated $1,000 to the Greater Houston Community Foundation for Hurricane Harvey relief, and $1,000 to Florida Community Foundation for Hurricane Irma relief. But the efforts do not stop there.Read More
The JVA has continued to grow and adapt as an organization dedicated to serving the most important participant of youth volleyball: our players! The JVA is dynamic and innovative, creating exciting ways to not only assist players but parents, coaches, directors, and administrators. We are dedicated to serving the volleyball community as a whole, targeting our goals and adapting to meet new needs. There are two Board Positions up for election, and we are inviting Club Directors to grow our team, bring new ideas to the table, and be part of a culture that is constantly striving to provide the best resources to our members.
The Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) is pleased to announce Lucky Dog Volleyball as title sponsor of seven JVA hosted and run events in 2018.Read More
The JVA is proud to announce that in it's third consecutive year of the JVA Sponsorship Program, a record 59 indoor clubs are named JVA Sponsor Clubs. As a member driven and member centered organization, the JVA is giving $200,000 back to the JVA Sponsor Clubs this season.
The Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) and PaidUp have partnered to provide a thoughtful and successfully proven approach to managing club dues exclusively for JVA member clubs.
The Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) and VolleyMetrics have partnered to provide JVA member clubs with revolutionary data and video analysis specific to their team and opponents in order to assist coaches and directors with cutting edge player development tools that will provide a competitive advantage while saving time. This new three-year agreement comes as VolleyMetrics keeps proving itself as the gold standard in volleyball analytics for volleyball coaches, players and teams worldwide.
The Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) is pleased to announce that Next College Student Athlete, the largest NCAA-compliant collegiate athletic recruiting network that matches student-athletes with college coaches, will continue to supply much-needed recruiting education and resources to JVA members. This new 3-year agreement comes as NCSA enters its fifth year in helping JVA families and coaches find the best path to college for their student-athletes.
The JVA is proud to announce the addition of Samantha Dobrzynski to the JVA staff as the Event Coordinator. A Wisconsin native and no stranger to junior volleyball, Samantha will work alongside JVA Director of Events Steve Bailey, and together they will oversee all facets of JVA hosted and run tournaments.Read More
We have over 100 member clubs in the areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. In addition to our members and their families, there are numerous schools and colleges whose volleyball programs have been affected. They may have lost access to their training facilities or worse, lost their gym all together. They may have lost all their equipment, uniforms, etc. Their athletes may not even have shoes, knee pads etc. Our hearts go out to them. We want to help, but how?Read More
The 2017 JVA Fall Webinar Series features six webinars related to the business of running a junior volleyball club and training your athletes to be the best they can be on and off the court. Webinars are free for JVA members as part of their member benefit. Two of the webinars are also free to AAU members. Learn more and register today.
The JVA is proud to announce the addition of Steve Bailey to the JVA staff as the Director of Events.Read More
While most of the country has been on vacation or out of school, we know that Club Directors and club staff have been working hard. Your summer is a whirlwind of beach volleyball, camps and planning for the upcoming season. It is commonly stated: "If you are not moving forward, you are falling behind." Here are some ways the JVA is moving forward.Read More
RallyMe and the Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) have partnered to provide a new, state-of-the-art fundraising platform exclusively for JVA member athletes and teams.Read More
For the third consecutive year the JVA will give $200,000 back to our member clubs through the JVA Sponsorship Program. The program is designed to reward JVA member clubs for promoting the JVA brand, supporting the JVA mission, and growing JVA at the regional and national level.
The JVA is excited to bring another high quality event to the Midwest next season. The JVA Kansas City Classic will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri April 28-29, 2018. With the continued growth of the JVA and demand for high quality, well run events in the Upper Midwest, there is a lot of excitement about the JVA Kansas City Classic.Read More
The JVA is excited to announce the 2017 JVA Beach Watch List that recognizes JVA beach players who are among the best in their age division this juniors beach season.Read More
As your club is about to write the final chapter for the '17-'18 club season, club directors are already planning a new one. While you lay down the blueprint for next season, it's common to reflect, evaluate and raise some questions for next season. Here are some ways to turn the chapter.
WAVE Volleyball Club formed in 2000 and began with only two teams. The teams trained out of the Encinitas YMCA. In 2012, Club Director Brennan Dean and his wife and co-Director Kristen Dean bought the club it was up to 22 indoor teams. Today, WAVE supports more than 700 athletes annually with 50 coaches who share years of competitive experience to train 38 indoor teams plus a beach program and an agility and strength program.
To coincide with the game changing year reaching nearly 1,000 member clubs and establishing 3 new events, one of which is the first JVA hosted event on the west coast, the JVA is proud to announce the most decorated Ultra Ankle® JVA All-National Team to date. The JVA Awards Committee has selected 80 female student athletes from JVA members clubs across the country to represent the top JVA member club players in the 15s-18s age divisions.Read More
The JVA has selected 20 girls indoor junior volleyball players who exemplify outstanding volleyball performance, academic excellence, leadership, responsibility, and selflessness to be honored as the 2017 Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeaders.Read More
Top Flight Volleyball Club was founded in 2008 by Sean and Cindy Gritzman. What began as a small club utilizing gyms in schools and park districts quickly grew under their leadership. Top Flight leased their first 6 court volleyball facility in 2011 and continued its steady growth. With the philosophy of training athletes in an intense controlled environment, Top Flight strives to be one of the top competitors in the volleyball community.Read More
2007 marked the first ever JVA National Championship. Until 2010 the event was a year-end championship in mid-June. Fast forward to 2017 and the JVA World Challenge championship is the largest and most competitive to date. There are many reasons why the JVA World Challenge is a game changing event for our sport, from the moment you arrive, until the last whistle, followed by the anticipation of next year.Read More
The 2017 Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeader Award selects 20 girls indoor junior volleyball players who exemplify outstanding volleyball performance, academic excellence, leadership, responsibility, and selflessness.
The JVA is excited to announce that nominations for the JVA Beach Watch List will open on April 17th. The JVA Beach Watch List recognizes JVA beach players who are expected to be among the best in their age division this juniors beach season. New this year are additional perks from NVL Rize and SandRecruits for players selected to the JVA Beach Watch List.Read More
The Munciana Volleyball Club, formed in 1974 and is the longest running club in the country. Today, Munciana is one of the Elite Junior Volleyball Clubs in America, rich in tradition, culture and success. We are proud to honor Munciana Volleyball Club as this month's JVA Club of the Month.Read More
When I was a freshman in high school, I (unknowingly) began the recruiting process. I had never really thought far enough ahead to even consider playing volleyball in college, but before we knew it I was getting contacted by schools from all over the country- some I had never even heard of!
Being a 15-year-old girl who's parents never went through the recruiting process, we had no idea where to even begin. That was where my club coach stepped in.
The 2017 Ultra Ankle® JVA Watch List features over 830 girls indoor junior volleyball players from over 100 JVA member clubs across the country. The players nominated are recognized for outstanding achievement on the volleyball court during the juniors club season.Read More
Empowered Volleyball Academy grew from a man's passion to grow and increase the level of the game throughout the Midwest. Upon arriving home from an overseas professional indoor season, Founder William Robbins and his wife Ashlee Robbins, revolutionized the local market by implementing the areas' first ever volleyball specific sports performance program, and a hybrid program of beach, indoor training and character building. We are proud to honor Empowered Volleyball Academy as this month's JVA Club of the Month.Read More
Academy Volleyball Cleveland was founded in 2006 as a small regional club but grew rapidly to the largest club in the Ohio Valley Region as volleyball popularity and demand for better play grew in the Greater Cleveland area. AVC has competed in 5 national title matches winning one National Championship in 2015. AVC's focus on continuously building a culture of discipline, consistency, and best volleyball coaching practices, plus their alignment with the goals of the JVA has earned the club the honor of winning JVA Club of the Month.Read More
JVA is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with Ultra Ankle®, the new title sponsor of the JVA Watch List, JVA All-National Team, and JVA AthLeader Awards.Read More
The JVA is pleased to announce the newest member of the JVA Board of Directors, Club Director Jason Hames. The Board Election was held in December, and included six candidates with diverse backgrounds in sport and a shared commitment to the vision and purpose of JVA. Jason received the majority of the vote, and will immediately begin his time on the JVA Board of Directors.Read More
January is just around the corner. Your teams will be headed off to tournaments. Do you want better officiating at your matches? Here are some ways you can make a difference.
The JVA is thrilled to announce that we are bringing nationally known keynote speaker and #1 bestselling author, Brian Carter to the JVA Annual Meeting. The AVCA Convention and JVA Annual Meeting are important times for our staff to catch up with JVA members, as well as partners, and to meet new faces of JVA club directors, coaches and members of the volleyball community. This year the JVA invites you to attend the JVA Annual Meeting and listen to prominent keynote speaker and #1 bestselling author Brian Carter.Read More
The growth of our sport, along with the consistent success of the JVA would not exist without the dedication and loyalty of the coaches, club directors and administrators of JVA member clubs. The JVA is proud to announce the 11 individuals honored with the Junior Club Service Award for serving junior volleyball for at least 20 years.Read More
Athletic injuries, in most cases, can be treated and rehabilitated in a few weeks to a few months. The athlete returns to the team and life goes on. In the case of emotional harm due to harassment or abuse, the injury may not be apparent for weeks, months or years. The athlete may never be the same. This is a tragedy we want to eliminate from our sport. Here are three ways the JVA is committed to the protection of our athletes.
When mid-November hits, junior volleyball club directors and coaches have passed the tryout season and are now amped up for the upcoming indoor and beach season with their designated teams. Line-ups, partner pairings, drills, club management, and practice planning are on the forefront of everyone's minds. As for the JVA, we are receiving numerous calls and emails from club directors planning their tournament schedule, prepping for the first week of practice, marketing their tournaments, and tackling parent communication. The AVCA Annual Convention arrives at just the right time for volleyball coaches and professionals to meet in one place for a week of education, networking, and charging our batteries for the season. Here are 14 reasons why the JVA is excited for this year's Convention in Columbus, Ohio.Read More
The JVA is pleased to announce National Scouting Report as a championship court sponsor of the 2017 JVA JVA Rock 'N Rumble, JVA World Challenge, and JVA West Coast Cup. NSR is the world's largest and one of the most respected NCAA compliant on-the-ground scouting organizations helping high school athletes get recruited since 1980.Read More
The JVA is a dynamic, member and mission-focused organization, that simply put, serves junior club volleyball programs, athletes, teams, coaches, and administrators through educational resources, event management, and representation and advocacy in the greater volleyball community. It’s clear the JVA has had a significant impact on the junior club volleyball scene and the future is very exciting.Read More
The JVA is pleased to announce TeamSnap as the repeating title sponsor of The 2017 JVA Challenge Series featuring 12 events nationwide that are among the best junior volleyball tournaments in the country. In addition, TeamSnap, the leading tool for organizing and communicating every aspect of active sports life, is the title sponsor of the new JVA Club Director video series scheduled to launch in January that is centered on managing a junior volleyball club.
From it's inception in 2006, the JVA has always been a member driven association focused on the prosperity of its members, along with the goal of unifying clubs. Without the support and success of our members, the JVA would not be where we are today, a thriving association about to reach 900 clubs nationwide, doubling the number of JVA run events, and growing our education and resources exponentially. The JVA Sponsorship Program is our way of saying "thank you" for the support, and for the third year in a row the JVA is giving a substantial amount of money back to our members. With that, we are honored to announce the 2017 JVA Sponsor Clubs.Read More
The JVA and BridgeAthletic are excited to announce a partnership to bring volleyball-specific strength and skill training programs and athlete performance management to JVA member clubs.
Let's be honest, nobody wants to be tricked. But everyone undeniably craves the treats. As a society we have become accustomed to turning a blind eye at the trick because we absolutely can't wait for the treat. 30 day trials, money back guarantees, zero money down, short term deals with a long term commitment. The tricks can often times leave us, well... a bit deflated, so much that we are not able to enjoy the treat. Junior volleyball, although fun and innocent in many ways, can have it's share of tricks. Here is a case where there are no tricks, just treats.
As the population of girls playing volleyball increases, so does the number of junior volleyball events. The JVA has identified 12 junior volleyball events that go above and beyond in delivering a great experience the players, clubs and spectators. We are proud to announce the 2017 JVA Challenge Series featuring 12 events nationwide that are among the best junior volleyball tournaments in the country. These events are another attribute to why 2017 is a game changing year for junior volleyball and for the JVA.
In October of 2005 when 33 Club Directors from all over the country met to talk about the state of junior volleyball, we had no idea that those discussions would lead to where we are today. Our goal coming out of that meeting was simply to form a voice for club directors to advocate for change in junior volleyball programming. What came out of that is the JVA that you see today, a strong, vibrant, evolving organization that has changed the dynamics of junior volleyball.
The JVA is proud to announce that the JVA Sponsorship Program returns for the third consecutive year. After naming 46 JVA Sponsor Clubs last season, the JVA hopes to grow the program this season with new Beach Only Club sponsorship levels.Read More
It is the month of August, and the life of a junior volleyball club director has geared up, or for some it never stopped. You are sitting in your office, looking at your to-do-list, and cannot believe club season preparation has already begun... but have you even given yourself a chance to reflect on last season?
If the 2016 season was a "break through year for JVA events", the 2017 season is bound to be a game-changer! With that, here is our slate of JVA-hosted events for JVA's 10th Anniversary – the 2017 season.Read More
As the historical season for the JVA concludes, we are excited to honor 114 female junior beach volleyball players from across the country on the 2016 JVA Beach Watch List. This award recognizes the top female junior beach volleyball players from JVA member clubs in the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 graduating class who competed in the 16U and 18U divisions.
The Beach Volleyball Clubs of America has partnered with the JVA to bring back the BVCA National Championships to Hermosa Beach, CA. Rox Volleyball, the presenting sponsor, is bringing in Pro Beach Athlete Brooke Sweat who has been chosen to play for Team USA in the 2016 Olympics in Rio; and the famous Pro Beach Team of Trevor and Taylor Crabb, best known as the Crabb brothers.Read More
As we approach the end of the 2015-2016 junior volleyball season, we are happy to report that this has been another year of growth and innovation for the JVA. Similar to any team, our organization set measurable goals last summer and have met each of those goals. Here is a year in review of the JVA, including the JVA Mid-Year Report and details of what we've accomplished this season.Read More
As the 2016 club season winds down, some teams have already ended their seasons at local/regional events, while others are in final preparations to "peak" for the national championships. For me, a self-proclaimed volleyball-nerd/junkie, it is an awesome time of the year. The 2016 season has been a break-thru year for JVA events. Whether it be JVA-hosted events or JVA-member-hosted events, together we are truly changing the landscape of junior volleyball.Read More
This has been a historical year for the JVA. Surpassing 800 clubs and 2,000 members, the growth is not only evident in the number of clubs, but also the level of talent among JVA teams. 'Championship Day' during JVA hosted events has featured epic battles among every division, which increases anticipation of what's to come at the 2016 AAU National Championships in less than 2 weeks. Among those clubs who supported JVA events this season, we've selected the 2016 JVA All-National Teams, comprised of the top 75 players in the country graduating in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. See who was named the best in the nation.Read More
K2 originates its name after the second highest mountain in the world. The mountain is 28,251 ft above sea level and is located on the China-Pakistan border. K2 Volleyball (Louisville, TN) Club Director Christine Hames is originally from Australia and set on the Indoor Australian National Team in 1993-94. She is also a former FIVB Beach Volleyball Tour player who represented Australia on the world tour. Together, Jason and Christine Hames both serve as the directors of K2 Volleyball since it's formation in 2009, and have 3 children who play for the club: Nicklin Hames a 2018 Nebraska Commit sets 18 JOTA, Kayleigh Hames is an OH for 15 Cory, and Eli Hames sets for 12 Cory. In a short period of time this JVA member club has made a name for itself not only in the Southern Region, but nationally as well.Read More
May is the last leg of the season for clubs competing at the AAU or USAV National Volleyball Championships. While coaches and teams are focusing on the finish, Club Directors are already laying plans for the start of the next season. Here are a few ways to get started.
Congratulations to the 20 student-athletes awarded as the 2016 JVA AthLeaders for outstanding academic achievement and leadership, as well as involvement in extra-curricular activities and community service.Read More
Adrenaline Volleyball Academy is only in its second year of existence, but the club is already making a statement on the regional and national level. The club hosts 7 National Teams consisting of 70 players, 5 Regional Teams consisting of 50 players, a youth program and mutiple events at Northwestern Mutual Iowa Sports Academy in Hiawatha, Iowa. In only 2 years, Adrenaline Volleyball has achieved what takes most clubs a decade to accomplish.
For more than a hundred years, Kansas City, Missouri, has been known as the City of Fountains, and it is widely known for serving up some of the world's best barbecue. But in the last few decades, Kansas City has added a new nickname to its list: City of Fanatics—sports fanatics, that is. How fitting that the 2016 JVA World Challenge makes its debut in Kansas City, as the JVA embarks upon it's 10 year anniversary, a huge milestone for what once was a very small organization with a very large purpose.Read More
The Academy name originates from the club's tireless dedication to teaching the physical and mental skills needed to play volleyball at the highest possible level. The club motto is Train Your Game, encouraging players and coaches to focus on being technically sound and give full effort in their pursuit of development, not just winning.
I am really happy that Club Directors are turning to us, JVA, for help running your volleyball club. It is rewarding to know that we are accomplishing our mission of providing resources for club directors and our members are reaching out to us.
Most often when we get a call or an email we are able to provide a link to the information in our resource library. However, there are times where the question sends us on a search for information. This situation arose on three occasions this last month.
The 2016 JVA Watch List features nearly 700 girls indoor junior volleyball players from over 80 JVA member clubs across the country. The players nominated are being recognized for outstanding achievement on the volleyball court during the juniors club season. All players nominated will be eligible for selection to the JVA All-National Team in June.Read More
The name Summit Volleyball is derived from two different meanings. A summit is the highest attainable point, which is what the Summit program reaches towards every day. Secondly, the club is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, whose nickname is the “Summit City” because when the Wabash and Erie Canal were built here, it was the highest point above sea level along the entire canal. Trish and Allie Miller, Summit’s two JVA Club Directors, are a mother and daughter coaching duo who had a vision of building an elite volleyball club in the Fort Wayne area.
We're halfway through the indoor club volleyball season and in the midst of hosting tournaments and running youth programs, it's also time to plan for the summer! Find out what's on the to-do-list for a JVA Club Director in the busy month of March.
I spent this past weekend in greater Chicago at the Sports Performance President’s Day Challenge. It is one of my favorite weekends of the year; by now clubs have had a couple months of practice under their belts, my college coaching friends are out on the recruiting grind, and there are multiple, high-level events around the country to compete in. It is a weekend when the club and college volleyball communities show up in full-force. However, this weekend I looked at this community, this group with the common interest of volleyball, a bit differently.
Even though it's the middle of winter and feels like club season just began, most Club Directors are already planning summer programs. Ethos Volleyball Club Director Troy Helton (Nashville, TN) shares what's keeping him busy in this month's "What's On Your Plate" feature.
The JVA is pleased to partner once again with the Beach Volleyball Club of America to bring back the 4th Annual BVCA National Club Championship in Hermosa Beach, California. The event will be held July 11-15 and is expected to bring in 50 beach clubs and over 350 teams in age divisions Girls 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U.Read More
Virginia Beach Volleyball Academy (Virginia Beach, VA) was founded 10 years ago this year. 6 years ago Beach Elite became the juniors program name and over the past few years this club has found ways to introduce the indoor and beach game to play of all levels. In addition, the club has found unique ways to bring value to the training their players receive. Find out why Beach Elite has earned our vote for JVA Club of the Month.Read More
This past MLK weekend was the 1st annual JVA Rock 'N Roll Rumble in Cleveland as 36 volleyball courts filled the entire floor of the Convention Center in Cleveland for the JVA Rock 'N Rumble Presented by Rox Volleyball. This first time event, co-hosted with Munciana Volleyball Club was extremely well-received.Read More
I wish it were possible for all JVA members to attend the AVCA Convention. It is such an energizer going into the club season. This year we were especially fortunate to have an amazing keynote speaker at our Annual Meeting in Rhonda Revelle. Rhonda is a passionate speaker and spoke from the heart and personal experience on how to develop a winning culture in our club programs: a culture that permeates your entire club from leadership, through coaches, players and families; a culture that builds trust, respect and unity. Rhonda spoke to us about "game changers": the things that will energize you and your program.
And she asked us: "What is your why?"
Every Club Director, coach or youth sports leader has an opinion or concern about the entitlement of our youth. It's easy to point fingers at the parents, but junior volleyball clubs and youth organizations have the opportunity to make an impact as they provide a platform for building character and selflessness. There are many ways in which a club and its coaches can positively build character and encourage excellence. Here are 4 examples of organizations who give back to others, helping them set up for success this holiday season.Read More
You may notice a lot of JVA logos on the jerseys of your opponents this season. That was the case at the 2015 AAU National Volleyball Championships. For the second year in a row, the Junior Volleyball Association is giving over $200,000 back to its member clubs through the JVA Sponsorship Program. 46 JVA member clubs from around the country received a check from JVA and in return, agreed to promote JVA on their uniforms, their webpage and in their facility. We appreciate their support of the JVA and it’s mission.Read More
Voting will open Monday, December 21, 2015 for 2 positions open on the JVA Board of Directors. The slate of candidates includes 11 dedicated JVA Club Directors from across the country. JVA members will each be able to place their vote for their top two candidates. Learn more about each candidate here.
The holiday season has arrived! Don't feel the holiday spirit quite yet? Maybe it's because 'tis the season for club directors to be knee deep in paperwork, excel spreadsheets, tournament registrations and practice scheduling. Find out what else is keeping these JVA Club Directors busy this month, can you relate?
There are 2 JVA Board Positions up for Election! We are looking for two passionate, dedicated visionaries to join the JVA Board of Directors, and help lead the JVA into another successful season.
The JVA is excited to announce the addition of Ashley Krage to the JVA staff. Ashley is stepping into a new position, Program Assistant, created to assist in the responsibilities of Membership, Events and Insurance. Ashley shares her background and a fun fact in her JVA debut.
Last week, Zach Colston and I attended the AAU 2015 Leadership Conference in Orlando. Zach was a guest of AAU and I represented AAU WI. As with most conferences the best part is being able to meet up with old friends and make new friends. This was no exception.
Sometimes the truth can be scary. And in honor of Halloween, we thought we'd try to frighten you with some scary myths, as well as facts about our organization. There are many assumptions and misunderstandings about the JVA, so we hope this article helps clear some of them up, while getting you in the Halloween spirit!
PrepVolleyball, the leading destination for girls’ club, high school and college volleyball, and the JVA, the only nation-wide association for junior volleyball club directors and their staff, are pleased to announce a new marketing and events partnership for 2016 and beyond.
Summer in the JVA office was jam packed with preparations for the season about to begin. You will see some significant changes.
Plus, Kathy DeBoer, Executive Director of our partner AVCA, visited our offices in Milwaukee last month. I asked Kathy to share her thoughts on where JVA was in 2006 and where we are now.
Each year the JVA sponsors educational sessions at the AVCA Annual Convention, and this year we've doubled the number of sessions with 2 hard court sessions, 2 sand court sessions, and 4 classroom sessions. The topics are always geared toward the business of junior volleyball and training junior volleyball athletes. This year we are beyond excited for the sessions we will be hosting, as the presenters share a wealth of knowledge, expertise and respect in the national and international volleyball industry.Read More
(July 23, 2015) As the 2015 indoor club season is officially behind us, I hope that everyone had a great experience in your season ending events. It was great seeing so many JVA-member clubs during my 2-week stay at the AAU National Championships in Orlando.Read More