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USAV Girls 18s National Championship

USA Volleyball will be live streaming on six courts (1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 9) of the USA Volleyball Girls’ 18s Junior National Championships, including both the championship courts (1, 2). http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Events/Indoor/Girls/2016-Girls-JNC/Girls-18-Championships

2016 Open National Championships – Housing scholarship

USA Volleyball, with the support of THS, is proud to offer housing scholarships for teams participating at the Open National Championships.  Please share this information with your Adult teams, especially those you know may have need for housing assistance. Individual players are allowed apply for scholarship, regardless of the financial status of the entire team (this is applicable only to the Open National Championships applicants). Housing Scholarship Qualification – ADULT TEAMS To apply for a housing scholarship, a team or individual on a team, must follow the steps below: Fill out and submit the housing scholarship application. Submit a letter describing your need for financial assistance OR a letter of recommendation from your Region. Submit proof of income for the last 3 months. Previous year’s tax receipts may be substituted in lieu of proof of income. We are then going to consider regionally nominated teams or teams that get assistance from your region.  Those types of applications must be accompanied with a letter of recommendation from the Region. If applications surpass the amount of scholarships available, proven need applicants will be given priority. Please see the link file for more information. 2016Opens_HousingScholarshipApp

ODR Girls 18’s Region Bid Tournament

The Old Dominion Region has announced the site and day for the 2016 Girls Bid Tournament With USA Volleyball holding their 18's Championship in late April/early May it has required the region to hold their Bid tournament earlier as well. The 2016 event will be held at Virginia Wesleyan College on February 28th.  Tournament registration will be on AES and all teams participating in the ODR 18's Bid tournament must also pre-register for the 2016 GJNC. The check for GJNC must be submitted with your ODR Bid tournament registration and entry fee to the region.

USA Volleyball and the Old Dominion Region are committed to Safety for all Participants.

The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Volleyball. USA Volleyball has ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct. This includes not only on-court safety, but also off-court safety in any part of USA Volleyball’s programs. USA Volleyball is committed to creating safe and fun environments for youth. This includes, but not limited to, providing training, educational materials and resources for our regions, clubs, coaches, parents and athletes. For more information and to become SafeSport certified please visit volleyballreftraining.com.

ODR Men’s PVL Team

Please welcome a new addition to the Old Dominion Region, the Virginia VIBE, Men's PVL, Premier Volleyball League. They are hosting a few Camps in the area to help strengthen youth volleyball within the state. Please visit them at the following link or check out their Flyer.

Storm Prep

Please see the attached link to help you get ready for major storms and how they affect you. http://hccspecialty.blogspot.com/2015/01/winter-storm-juno-how-to-prepareprotect.html

SafeSport Parent Training

The USOC has developed training geared specifically towards the parents of our youth athletes. This training is a great tool to ensure that everyone in our sport community is speaking the same language when it comes to the prevention of misconduct in sport. Please encourage the parents in your Regions to take this free online training. The training can be found at training.safesport.org. To Complete the Training: Go to training.safesport.org Click STORE Choose SafeSport Parent Training Click ADD TO BAG Click CHECKOUT (there is no charge) Follow the on-screen instructions for registering and completing the training. If you have never created a log in for this site click REGISTER. During the registration process, please be sure to select USA Volleyball as your organization and enter your current USAV Membership Number. (NOTE: If the parent is not a member of USA Volleyball, they may enter their name into the appropriate fields and enter their child’s membership number. A note will be made in Webpoint that the parent completed the SafeSport training.)

2015 USA Volleyball Grants

From USA Volleyball We are happy to announce that all of the 2015 USA Volleyball Grants are now up on the USAV website and applications are being accepted. All decisions on funding will be made by a grant committee at USA Volleyball, if the grant is a membership incentive grant the decisions on funding will be made by the USAV Grant Committee in conjunction with Sandy Abbinanti, Andy Reitinger, and Breen Goodwin. The USAV Boys' Development Subsidy Grant is dedicated to USA Volleyball Regions who are seeking to grow boys’ volleyball. This deadline for this grant is 1/17/15. The Molten Diversity Grant has no 2015 deadline rather it will be given until all funds have been allocated. This means applications should be turned in as soon as possible. The 2015 GRO (Grassroots Outreach Clinic Grants) Grant is a new form for 2015; however, it is not a new grant. This grant is available to USA Volleyball Regional Volleyball Associations, clubs, grassroots programs or individuals that wish to further the training of coaches, players and/or parents through clinics or various programming. This grant may also be used to help fund facility and equipment needs and is available for indoor, sand, and sitting. Examples of programming might include presenting or exhibiting at the national coaches’ conference or AAHPERD (view the 2015 dates for your area). Again, applications should be submitted in a timely manner because funds may run out quickly. The Boy’s 12U and 13U Incentive Program allows select boys’ 12U and 13U teams a 50% rebate on their entry fee(s) to the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships. To find out more about this grant and how to apply download the application today. The Boys Scholastic Volleyball Grant is intended to provide an [...]

ODR’s own Tom Blue earns Frier Award

At the Dorothy C. Boyce Awards Banquet before the 2014 USAV Open Championships attended by nearly 280 individuals in Phoenix, Tom Blue was presented the prestigious Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award, the top individual honor bestowed by USA Volleyball. – FULL STORY at http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/2014/May/21/USAV-Honors-Tom-Blue-as-2014-Frier-Winner.

ODR on Facebook

The Old Dominion Region is now on Facebook — Become a Fan!