Old Dominion Region High Performance Tryouts

Please see copy of the email sent to all Old Dominion Region Players in regards to the new High Performance program. Hello - Hopefully you have heard by now, the Old Dominion Region now has approved participation in the 2017 USAV High Performance Championships.  This is great news for the volleyball youth of the ODR - these are essentially All-Star Regional teams that will compete against other regions All-Star teams, as well as nationally formed teams ('Continental', 'A1', etc).  We will offer boys and girls teams in two age divisions:  Select (athletes born in years 2002/2003); and Future Select (athletes born in years 2004/2005 or after).  More about the USAV High Performance Indoor Program can be found at the USA Volleyball Website.   This email is to invite all Club Directors, Coaches, Parents and Players to participate in this program!  We need Coaches, evaluators, and tryout / training staff as well as talented young volleyball players to complete our rosters.  Applications for both can be found on the Old Dominion Region’s website: http://www.ODRVB.org/hp/  We currently have a great core group of coaches participating that have prior HP experience – but are looking for more to get involved in this great opportunity for both the athletes and the coaches to learn!   If you’re an athlete, or a parent of an athlete who is interested in participating, you must come to at least one of the tryout sessions: April 21, Friday, at the Tidewater Volleyball Center.  Check-in will open at 5:00pm with physical testing to begin immediately.  The tryout session will run from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. May 26, Friday, at the Richmond Volleyball Center (North).  Check-in will open at 4:30pm with physical testing to begin immediately.  [...]

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.

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 [...]