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Old Dominion Region Annual Meeting

The Old Dominion Region Volleyball Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Saturday July 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM at RVC North located at 2921 Byrdhill Road in Richmond, VA. The meeting is open to all members of the Old Dominion Region. Primary staff members of the region will present reports and we will vote to elect three members to the Board of Directors (three year term). If you wish to self-nominate yourself for one of the Board of Director positions or if you wish to nominate another region member to one of those positions please provide the name to Bob Kyle, ODRVA Vice-President, at officials@ODRVB.org . Although we will accept additional nominations from the floor, we request that you provide nominations by Thursday July 7 to facilitate preparation of election documents. Thank You. Bob Kyle ODR Vice President

Congratulations to 2016 USA Volleyball Open National Championship Participants

The Old Dominion Region had two teams win their respective division from this years USA Volleyball Open National Championships held in Orlando. Cameltosies won the Women's A Division by going undefeated for the tournament. RVC-Lemons won the Women's B Division also going undefeated for the tournament. Other top ODR team finishes. Mama's Sauce-Men's AA finished 3rd Congratulations to all!

Coastal 18 Blue Finishes 5th at USAV Girls JNC

Congratulation to Coastal 18 Blue who competed in the USAV Girls Junior National Championship April 29-May 1 in Milwaukee, WI. They finished 5th out of 48 teams, it was the highest finish by an ODR team since 2007 when we had a team finish 3rd. Please visit Coastal's website for more information.

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

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’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.

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