USA Volleyball’s response to COVID-19 and guidelines toward Return to Play.

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USA Volleyball’s response to COVID-19 and guidelines toward Return to Play.

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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…

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…

Rocky Mountain Region Returns to the Court

With a comprehensive plan in place, Rocky Mountain Region has started Fall Power Leagues.

RISE: Officials Evaluation for 2020

The USA Volleyball Officials Development Department implemented a re-envisioned evaluation program called RISE during the 2019 Girls 18s Junior National Championships. Made up of coaches/mentors from across the nation, the RISE team has a shared goal of providing courtside mentoring-style feedback as a benefit of USAV membership for our national-level officials. The intent is to…

New Rules Commission Structure

The USA Volleyball Rules Commission has been restructured to reflect changes to the Operating Code of USA Volleyball that were adopted in 2018. The basic mission/responsibilities of the commission are to: Review the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) Rules of Play and make recommendations for play in the United States codified in the USA Volleyball…

Officials Training in Sitting Volleyball

Ever notice that smaller court in the convention center at Opens, where play is moving faster than most regular volleyball games? That’s where you’ll find sitting volleyball, a Paralympic discipline of the sport. USA Volleyball has been the NGB for sitting volleyball since June 2014, though USAV managed the program long before then. The game…

The Other Side of Officiating

The venue for FIVB Moscow, one of the many places the author has worked while officiating. We all go into officiating for different reasons. For some officials, those reasons are to travel the world, experience new cultures and meet new friends. I am one of these very fortunate officials who have the honor to experience…

2021 Age Definitions

The USA Volleyball Board of Directors has voted to adjust the USAV junior age definitions effective 2020-21.

Thinking like an Olympian

As consultant coach for the U.S. Men’s National Team, Andrea Becker focuses on sport psychology. Here are her tips on ways to develop a winning mindset.

Sitting Update: Grassroots Efforts Flourish

Sitting athletes take the lead in growing the sport through clinics, tournaments