Volleyball is a lifelong sport, and there’s no reason to stop playing, either recreationally or competitively, once you’ve finished your junior or collegiate career.
The USA Volleyball Open National Championship has been held every year since the organization’s founding in 1928, except for 1943, 1944 and 2020. The event is one of the largest national championships in any sport in the United States. Players range in age from 18 to 80-plus with the oldest age division being the Men’s 78-and-Over bracket.
New for 2021, the Collegiate National Championship allows college-aged players to play competitive volleyball and play for a national title. Players may play on club teams or on other student-organized teams, and athletes on the same CNC team do not need to attend the same school. This event will run alongside the 2021 USA Volleyball Open National Championship.
You can find adult volleyball programs at USA Volleyball clubs, along with local parks and recreation departments. Get your friends together, field a team, and join us in Louisville, May 28-June 2.
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