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The Ultimate Team Sport
Welcome to volleyball, the game that teaches teamwork like no other. Communication, teamwork, and an ability to improve your situation no matter what; these are just some things you’ll learn from volleyball. It’s a lifelong game that can be played anywhere: on sand, on grass, hardcourt or even on snow.
Welcome to volleyball. Whether you’re a beginner making your first pass or a veteran cutting it across the net, we’re glad you’re here.
The Path to the Podium
1 Why Volleyball?
From picking up a new lifelong hobby to making five great friends, discover why volleyball is the perfect sport to play, as a child or an adult.
2 Learning the Basics
Now that you want to play volleyball, how should you get started? The Play section has all the basics you need to know, including the rules you need to know and skills you will eventually learn.
3 Join a Team
After picking up the game, joining a team is a great way to build your skills. It doesn’t matter if it’s school or club play, joining a team will give you the opportunity to have fun and improve your skills. Start by contacting your Region.
4 Accelerate Your Training
Are you a strong player that wants to keep getting better? Learn about the National Team Development Program and follow in the footsteps of USA Volleyball Olympians & Paralympians.
5 Heading to College
Being recruited by a college? Have a dream of playing in college someday? Here’s what you need to know about playing volleyball in college, from a breakdown of the levels available to advice on picking your perfect school.
6 Making the Big Time
Want to turn professional? Here’s what you need to know about volleyball at the highest level, either at home or internationally.
Get Started with a USA Volleyball Membership
Find your Region
Jennifer Armson-Dyer, Executive Director/Commissioner
2831 Grandview Blvd., Ste. 105
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone: (262) 349-9785Email Badger Region website
Referee Chair: Teague Prichard
Scorer Chair: Alexis Sheldon
Beach Chair: Sara Voigt
Meredith Coupland, Commissioner
408 N Mullan Rd Suite 101
Spokane Valley, WA 99806
Phone: (509) 290-5552Email Evergreen Region website
Referee Chair: Linda Kildew
Scorer Chair: Barbara Twohig
Beach Chair: Beach Commission
Great Lakes Region
Sandy Abbinanti, Commissioner/CEO
745 McClintock Dr Suite 314
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Phone: (630) 986-9000Email Great Lakes Region website
Referee Chair: Paul Albright
Scorer Chair: Paul Albright
Beach Chair: Paul Albright
North Country Region
Laura Bush, Executive Director
4445 West 77th St., Ste. 211
Edina, MN 55435
Phone: (952) 831-9150Email North Country Region website
Referee Chair: Travis Karlin
Scorer Chair: Travis Karlin
Beach Chair: Travis Karlin
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Building Mental Skills
Volleyball players of any discipline will benefit more from developing mental strength than any physical strength. Mental toughness and acumen will determine success in volleyball just as much as physical skills. Here’s how you can boost the mental part of your game.
Looking to improve your volleyball-specific skills? Whether you’re playing in the sand, on the court or on the ground, there’s plenty of ways to keep improving.