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Aaron Russell attacks

January 13, 2021

National Teams Update: Showdown in Italy

Outside hitters Aaron Russell goes up against U.S. teammates Micah Christenson and T.J. DeFalco in this week's update

Pati Rolf.

December 23, 2020

2020 Officiating Review: A Letter from Pati Rolf

Pati Rolf, USAV's Director of Officials Development, has some thoughts on 2020 and urges us all to be kind and generous to others and ourselves.

Glenn Sapp.

December 22, 2020

From the Beach: 2020 in Review

2020 didn't happen as expected, but there still was a beach volleyball season. Keith Murlless, Director of Beach Referee Training and Certification, recaps the season and congratulates the officials who "earned their flip-flops," as he says.

Two women sitting at scoring table

December 18, 2020

New National Scorers

I am happy to report that 20 candidates from 15 different regions earned their national scorer certification in July during the USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championships in Dallas, Texas. These candidates all demonstrated proficiency in national scoring procedures, and I am excited to welcome them to the cadre of national scorers. Shereen Bailey (Delta)...

2019 Referee Group photo

December 18, 2020

New National Referees

December 17, 2020

Letter from the Officials Assembly Chair – December 2020

Good day Officials and greetings from the Officials Assembly! Wow – what a year 2020 has been?!? I hope and pray that you and your family are safe and sound this holiday season. I can easily say that we all have been affected by this pandemic. Here’s to a brighter and more prosperous 2021. Your...

December 10, 2020

New USAV Program is Next Step on Path to Podium

National Team Development Program will replace High Performance with all new systems

2019 NORCECA Champions Cup officials.

December 9, 2020

A Look Back at the NORCECA Champions Cup

By: Michelle Prater I had the pleasure of officiating the NORCECA Men’s and Women’s Champions Cup in Colorado Springs, Colo., last August, working alongside Americans Hansen Leong and Jung Park in addition to international officials Matt van Raalte , Lourdes Perez, Jaime Maldonado, Serge Theriault, Denny Cespedes and Edgar la Forest. Our matches ran smoothly,...

Beach officials

December 9, 2020

USAV Beach Officiating: 2019 in Review

By: Keith Murlless Looking back at the 2019 beach season and beach referee training program, a few questions come to mind. Did we offer enough training opportunities? How many new officials did we bring to the sand? Did we serve the major tournaments well? Are we providing fun and profitable opportunities for our beach referees?...

Refs at High Performance Championships

December 9, 2020

High Performance Championships: A Look Back

By: Jennifer Vander Meer My first year at High Performance Championships was amazing and one I will always remember, from the coaches to the atmosphere to the cadre. I will never forget stopping my first match on the first day with a score of 2-3 in the second set due to a water main break...

Service Dog

December 9, 2020

Four Legs in Support of One

By: Elliot Blake, Manager, Sitting Volleyball and USAV National Referee and Scorer Editor’s Note: the latest Rules Interpretations addresses service animals in the bench area. This article provides background information for that ruling. My dog Diesel is a butthead, but boy do I love him. He has a strange addiction to tennis balls, and I...

Zach Upp

December 9, 2020

Dude, Where’s My Arm?

By: Elliot Blake, Manager, Sitting Volleyball, and USAV National Referee and Scorer Whether its homework, lunch money, shoes or anything else around the house, kids these days just lose everything. Take current U.S. Men’s Sitting National Team member (and reigning USAV men’s sitting player of the year) Zach Upp. All he was trying to do...

NORECECA Beach Officials course participants.

December 9, 2020

NORCECA Continental Beach Referee Course Wrap-up

By Kirsten Boessneck, Magdalena Gleaves and Troy Gravett Early in the afternoon on Nov. 19, 2019, we emerged from the airport in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. While the Caribbean nation is known for its warm beach resorts, the three of us had more serious interests at hand. We were representing the United States’ growing pool...

December 8, 2020

Despite Pandemic, U.S. Players Find Jobs Overseas

USA Volleyball has processed 277 transfer certificates allowing players to compete overseas

December 7, 2020

USAV Selects Phoenix to Host HP Championship

Competition focuses on rising stars in the national teams pipeline

November 19, 2020

National Teams Update: China in Play

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 18, 2020) – The 2020 season has started for China’s women’s pro league where U.S. National Team members Jordan Larson (far left in photo) and Kelsey Robinson are both playing. The Chinese season will be very short, Nov. 8-Dec. 19. Foreign players had to quarantine for roughly three weeks before they...

November 11, 2020

Sitting Team Vets Get 2nd Chance to Rep USA

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 11, 2020) – Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11 in remembrance of Armistice Day, the cease fire of World War I. World War I ended on Nov. 11, 1918, at 11:11 a.m. The holiday was officially changed to Veterans Day in 1954. Six players on the U.S. Men’s Sitting Team...

November 9, 2020

Dalhausser, Mewhirter Win Best of Beach Titles

Dalhausser and Avery Drost beat Crabb brothers for the men's title. Mewhirter and Kelly Claes take women's title

November 5, 2020

Top Athletes to Play for Title of Best of the Beach

Beach paravolley exhibitions will also be part of Florida Region tournament

November 4, 2020

National Teams Update: Play Begins in Japan

Foluke Akinradewo Gunderson makes her debut with Hisamitsu Springs

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