USA Volleyball Boys Region Bids

Please see email below from USA Volleyball in regards to Boys Bids Good Morning Regions, We know everyone is anxious to learn the more about the new Boys Region bid we are implementing in 2023, below are more details on the bid.  BJNC Overview - 2023 Growth USA Volleyball will add 1 Regional division to BJNC with the American division.The American Division for BJNC will be a Region only division with 24 teams for the 16s and 18s age groups only for 2023.  Similar to the Girls, we will have a benchmark Regions must meet according to membership numbers to receive one of these bids.  There will also be a similar reallocation process and order. The bid allocations will come out by the beginning of September or sooner. **Note: we chose to only add 16s & 18s Region bids after evaluating the 2022 BJNC numbers and over-all 2022 membership numbers. We will continue to monitor the growth of other age groups (14s, 15s, 17s) and determine when a more ideal year will be to add the additional Region bids. The Division order of strength will be as follows:Open (14-18s) – Qualifier bidUSA (14-18s) – Qualifier bidAmerican (16 & 18s) – Region bid onlyClub (12-18s) – non qualifying In addition, USA Volleyball will be adding a 10th Boys Qualifier, the Mountain Classic from December 2-4, 2022.  We will be evaluating the current distribution of bids for the Open and USA divisions for current Boys Qualifiers and we will communicate the new bid structure by early September as well. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

All-Star Coordinator open Position

The Old Dominion Region is looking for a new All-Star Coordinator, formally HP Coordinator. If you are interested, please reach out to our commissioner at: commissioner@odrvb.org

USAV Announces site for 2022 Open Championships

USA Volleyball Open National Championship will return to Orlando 2022  COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. (August 4, 2021) - USA Volleyball has selected Orlando, Fla., to host the 2022 USA Volleyball Open National Championship, May 27-June 1, 2022.  The event was last held in Orlando in 2016 with a record number of 578 teams in attendance. USA Volleyball also operates the Sunshine Classic Girls Junior National Qualifier annually in Orlando in early spring.  “USA Volleyball is thrilled to be bringing the USA Volleyball Open National Championship back to Orlando in 2022,” said Jamie Davis, USA Volleyball president and CEO. “Visit Orlando, the Greater Orlando Sports Commission, and the Orange County Convention Center always prove to be wonderful hosts for our athletes, officials, coaches and fans. I am sure that in addition to experiencing the best volleyball has to offer in the United States that our group will thoroughly enjoy their stay in the destination.”  USA Volleyball will hold its annual meetings in Orlando ahead of the event and celebrate annual inductees and award honorees at the USA Volleyball Hall of Fame presented at the Dorothy C. Boyce Banquet on May 25.  “We look forward to welcoming the 2022 USA Volleyball Open National Championship and corporate annual meetings to Orlando in May of next year,” said Casandra Matej, president and CEO of Visit Orlando. “Orlando has been successfully and safely hosting in-person group events since reopening over a year ago. From professional sports to youth tournaments, sports tourism has been an important force in our destination's recovery, and we are thrilled that USA Volleyball has selected Orlando for their event next year.”    “We are so pleased to welcome our good friends at USA Volleyball back to Orlando for the 2022 Open National Championship, banquet and corporate meetings in May of 2022.  Our community has a long history of hosting premier volleyball events, and we know that our guests and their families will have a tremendous experience while visiting us in Central Florida,” said Jason Siegel, president and CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports [...]

2021 Girls JNC registration Delayed

Please see note from USA Volleyball about registration issues. Hi Region Leadership, Due to an administrative oversight and communication errors, we have made the decision to redo 2021 Girls Junior National Championship registration that had opened earlier today. We understand there was some confusion on the time that registration opened. We want to ensure that all teams have an equal and fair opportunity to register for the event and secure their spot in the Patriot Division. All teams that have registered today in all divisions will be removed and will need to reregister on the new date and time. No current spots will be held or transferred. The new registration date will be Wednesday, January 27th at 12 pm EST. Again we apologize for the inconvenience to all teams, we feel strongly that this is the best way to resolve the issue. Thank you, USAV Events Dept.

USAV Letter to HS Associations

Please see a letter that USA Volleyball wrote and sent to all High School State Associations to assist with the 2020-21 season that has been affected by the 2020 Pandemic. USAV Letter to HS AssociationsDownload

17/18s Age Waiver for 2021 Season

From the USAV Office NEW for the 2021 SEASON GIRLS' 18 AND UNDER WAIVERED PLAYER:  Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002, (who are defined as 18 & under by the USAV Age Definition) and are in the 11th grade for the current academic year are eligible to compete in the 17 & under division. For example: A 17 year old female player who is considered by the Age Definition to compete on an 18s team and is still in the 11th grade for the current academic year, may compete on their 17s team in a qualifying division for both NQs and GJNC with a waiver from their region. Please note: the frozen player rule would still be enforced.  A player can play on both a 17s & 18s team during the season but would become frozen to a roster with whatever team they qualify with first and would no longer be eligible to play for both teams in qualification.

41 United USAV Campaign

41 United MissionThe 40 Regions under USA Volleyball unite to provide service, resources, and benefits to volleyball communities nationwide. 40 Regions. 1 Family. 41 United ​You can make a difference by joining a united effort to support our Region’s volleyball clubs and members who have been financially harmed during these times. Under USA Volleyball, the 40 Regions have united efforts to create a 40 Region, 1 Family, 41 United t-shirt campaign. This is a one of a kind t-shirt that is available for a limited amount of time.  Proceeds from the sale of the 41 United t-shirts will be distributed equally across all 40 Regions for each Region to distribute through a need based grant to our Region clubs and our Region members.  Please visit https://www.usavregions.org/41united.html for more information.

SBA Loan Info

Please see copy of letter sent to all USAV Region Leadership from USA Volleyball's CEO: Dear Regional Leadership – As previously advised by the USOCP, we informed you that the national Small Business Administration (SBA) loan program is only open to for-profit organizations, however, this is not completely clear at this point and certain SBAs have distributed language that indicates non-profits are actually eligible.  This could include USAV as well as the regions.  Please check with your respective state SBA for more detailed eligibility and status of your federal disaster area designation. If you believe that you may need financial assistance, we recommend you seek out these opportunities and apply in the meantime just in case. More information including the application link is available here: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.  Note: The website and application will experience unprecedented traffic. If the page will not load, please check back at a later time. TIPS FOR APPLYING: ·     Include the disaster in your application - specifically name "COVID-19" or "Coronavirus" ·     Apply online versus by mail ·     Write your password down; neither the system nor any personnel are able to retrieve it ·     Save your work at every prompt. The website may go down periodically due to high volume. If this happens, try to login again at a later time. ·     Do not rush through the application. Check and recheck the filing requirements to ensure that all the needed information is completed prior to submission. The biggest reason for delays in processing is due to missing information.  ·     Be sure to use the same contact information (business name and the name of all owners) that you use on your federal tax returns. Double check that they match. ·     If your tax [...]

Club Representative Meeting

Club Representative Meeting HELPING OUR REGION GROW TAKES INVOLVEMENT! Please join us December 1, 2018, 7 PM to 9PM, in Richmond, Embassy Suites for an ODR club representative meeting. (Social hour 6pm to 7pm). Presentations will be given by the following: Charisse Britt will address membership registration and Webpoint navigation. Bob Kyle will cover uniform requirements for 2018-2019 season, Junior Officials Training & certification program and answer any rule related questions. Mary Kylander will cover how to register for SafeSport and the procedure of reporting a SafeSport issue. Tammy Elliott will discuss ODR single day tournament registration, deadlines, team acceptance and most Junior related issues not covered by previous staff members. If you have specific questions or topics of discussion, please send me an email with your request by November 17th. We will have a brief meeting with new club representatives at the end of the general meeting for any needed clarifications. Please RSVP by November 5th  to give adequate time for us to prepare.  A hotel room will be provided (one room per club) for attendees. You MUST RSVP by November 5th to be eligible for the free room! I know some Representatives are local and may not need a room so please indicate in your RSVP if you do or do not need a room. Also indicate the number and names of Representatives attending the meeting. Clubs responding later than November 5th may still attend the meeting but will not be eligible for a free room. We want to see you! PLEASE COME!!!!!!! Please let me know if you have any questions. Tammy Elliott ODR Girls and Boys Coordinator 804-291-8917 odrgirls@odrvb.org odrboys@odrvb.org