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June 14, 2021

USAV Names Men’s Roster for Tokyo Olympic Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 14, 2021) – USA Volleyball is proud to announce the 12-player men’s team that will compete for the U.S. at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, pending approval from the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. Eight players return from the 2016 squad that won the bronze medal in Rio de Janeiro. Two athletes making their...

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Micah Christenson celebrates

February 11, 2021

Updated Transfer Lists for Players Overseas

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 10, 2021) – USA Volleyball has released its first updated list of transfers for 2021. USA Volleyball has processed 298 transfer certificates (228 women and 70 men) for the 2020-21 season. These certificates allow U.S. citizens to play professional volleyball in other countries. For the women, Germany leads the way with 44...

USA Volleyball One on One, Powered by SloCoach

February 5, 2021

Score One-on-One Time with Top Athletes and Coaches

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 4, 2021) – USA Volleyball National Team players and coaches know video review is a valuable way to improve their game. Now volleyball athletes at any level can get a personalized video review from a top U.S. National Team player or coach with USA Volleyball One on One, Powered by SLOCOACH....

Gene Chambliss obit

February 1, 2021

Gene Chambliss, 1968 Olympic Assistant Coach, Dies at 91

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 1, 2021) – USA Volleyball sends its condolences to the family and friends of Gene O. Chambliss of Dale, Texas, who died Jan. 19, 2021 at age 91. Chambliss served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. He served as...

U.S. Men's National Team competing at VNL

February 1, 2021

FIVB Approves Secure Bubble Concept for 2021 VNL

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 1, 2021) – The FIVB has announced that the 2021 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) will be held with a secure bubble concept to ensure the health of all athletes and stakeholders involved and preserve the original format of the flagship annual event. This led to the cancelation of the 2021 U.S. VNL...

Paralympic athletes Eric Duda and Nicky Nieves

January 22, 2021

Paralympians Step Forward to Represent Fellow Athletes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 22, 2021) – Two USA Volleyball Paralympians have accepted leadership roles to represent their fellow athletes. Paralympian Nicky Nieves has been elected as the women’s sitting volleyball representative to the USA Volleyball Board of Directors. Paralympian Eric Duda has been elected as USA Volleyball’s representative to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic...

Beach ParaVolley Players

January 20, 2021

Thanks to Grant, USAV Beach ParaVolley to be Based in Florida

EUSTIS, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2021) – The Florida Region of USA Volleyball has announced a $100,000 private donation from the Norelli Family Foundation to support USAV Beach ParaVolley (BPV) programming at Hickory Point Beach in Tavares, Fla., for the 2021‐2024 quad. Additionally, Hickory Point Beach (HPB) will become a National Training Site for the USA...

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