November 16, 2021

USAV and AVP Enter Strategic Alliance for Beach Volleyball

AVP, the U.S. premier professional beach volleyball organization and longest-running domestic tour, and USA Volleyball, the national governing body for beach, indoor and sitting volleyball, announced today a new partnership in an ongoing effort to grow and enhance the sport of beach volleyball within the United States.

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Boys Junior National Championship

November 4, 2021

Las Vegas to Host 2022 Boys Junior National Championship

USA Volleyball has selected Las Vegas to host the 2022 Boys Junior National Championship (BJNC) on June 30-July 7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

USAV All-Star Championship

November 2, 2021

USA Volleyball Selects Tulsa to Host 2022 All-Star Championship

USA Volleyball has selected Tulsa, Oklahoma, to host the 2022 USA Volleyball All-Star Championship on July 19-23 at the Cox Business Convention Center.

USA Volleyball

October 12, 2021

USA Volleyball Partners with Apollo for NTDP

USA Volleyball has formed a long-term partnership with Apollo MIS. Apollo will be the data sports software platform for all USA Volleyball teams from youth development programs to indoor and beach national teams.

Girls volleyball players line up to begin play

August 23, 2021

USA Volleyball Adds Salt Lake City to Girls Qualifier Roster

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 23, 2021) – There’s a new girls qualifier in town with a Western attitude. The Salt Lake City Showdown Girls Junior National Qualifier is new for 2022 and will take place March 5-7 and March 11-13 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Utah, part of USA Volleyball’s Intermountain Region. The...

Girls 18s National Championship

August 19, 2021

Sunny Phoenix to Host 2022 Girls 18s National Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 19, 2021) – USA Volleyball has selected Phoenix and the Phoenix Convention Center to host the 2022 USAV Girls 18s National Championship on April 22-24. The Girls 18s event is in its sixth year as a stand-alone national championship. The 2022 edition will include two new qualifying divisions that will increase...

Man hitting the ball at opens

August 12, 2021

USA Volleyball Open National Championship Returns to Orlando in 2022

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.

beach tour

July 21, 2021

USA Volleyball Announces Rebranded Beach Tour for Junior Athletes

With the goal of increasing participation in beach volleyball across the country, USA Volleyball and its 40 regions announces the launch of the rebranded USA Volleyball Beach Tour.  With an updated logo and streamlined look, the rebranded tour will build off the momentum generated by millions watching the U.S. Beach National Teams at the Tokyo Olympics.  

Crossnet action

July 20, 2021

USA Volleyball Partners with CROSSNET to Put New Spin on the Game

USA Volleyball is announcing an official partnership with CROSSNET, a four-square, recreational volleyball game

Girls Junior National Championship

June 29, 2021

Indianapolis to Host Expanded Girls Junior Nationals in 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 29, 2021) – USA Volleyball will host the 2022 USAV Girls Junior National Championship (GJNC) on June 23-July 4 in Indianapolis, Ind. The 42nd annual edition of the GJNC, for players ages 11-17, will be a 12-day event held at the Indianapolis Convention Center. “USA Volleyball is excited to bring the...

Dave Gentile

June 4, 2021

Dave Gentile Elected USA Volleyball Board Chair

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 4, 2021) – David Gentile of Kansas City, Mo., was elected as the 18th USA Volleyball Board of Directors chair during the national governing body’s board meeting held online on June 1. “I am honored and privileged to serve as the next USA Volleyball chair of the Board of Directors,” Gentile...

USA Volleyball

May 28, 2021

USA Volleyball Statement on the Colorado Crossroads Tournament

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 28, 2021) – In light of recent events and effective immediately, USA Volleyball has terminated its agreement with Colorado Crossroads Girls Junior National Qualifier. Effective 2022 and beyond, Colorado Crossroads will no longer be a qualifying event for the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship. USA Volleyball will honor all bids...

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)...

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...

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...

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