USAV Regions to Present All-Star Championships in Florida

The regions of USA Volleyball are proud to announce the creation of the USA All-Star Championships, an elite volleyball event for regional all-star teams that will be held July 21-25 in Orlando, Fla.

NCAA Semifinal Players Have NTDP Experience

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 22, 2021) – Four teams remain in the 2020 NCAA DI Women’s Volleyball National Championship. In Thursday’s semifinals, No. 2 Kentucky will face No. 6 Washington and No. 1 Wisconsin will take on No. 4 Texas. All four teams are packed with players that have been part of USA Volleyball’s National…

Athletes Unlimited League Play Begins This Week

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 23, 2021) – The U.S. women’s professional volleyball league Athletes Unlimited debuts Friday, giving fans a place to watch the sport they love and giving some U.S. athletes a chance to play in-country. Among the U.S. athletes who will play for Athletes Unlimited are current U.S. National Team players Tori Dixon,…

National Teams Update: Welcome Back, Taylor Sander

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,…

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?…

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…

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…

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…

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…