More Tourneys Mean More Opportunities for Girls Jr. Nationals

As the sport of volleyball continues to grow in popularity with young athletes around the country, USA Volleyball is announcing that it will split its Girls Junior National Championship to provide more opportunities for clubs and junior athletes to compete. The inaugural USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship (GJNC) for the 11-13 age divisions will be held on June 14-17, 2023, in Minneapolis at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Longtime Heart of America Commissioner Hank VanArsdale Passes Away

USA Volleyball was saddened to learn of the death of Hank VanArsdale, longtime commissioner of the Heart of America Region and volleyball official.

Looking Ahead: 2024 Boys Junior Nationals Headed to Dallas

The 2024 USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championship (BJNC) will be held deep in the heart of Texas. 

Teams will compete June 26-July 3 in Dallas at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center. 

AVP and USA Volleyball Partner to Unveil Inaugural U.S. Beach Club Championship

Remembering Referee Paul Albright (1966-2022)

USA Volleyball was saddened to learn of the death of Paul Albright, a national and international volleyball referee and former USAV staff member

Notes from the U.S. and Netherlands

I spent Memorial Day flying back from Amsterdam, 24 hours in en route, leaving a place where the Dutch Underground were battling in World War II three-quarters of a century before me.

Sun Safety

With the summer sunshine out in full force, it’s important to take care of your skin while enjoying the warm weather. Here are tips about sunblock, how to pick the right block for you, and other ways to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.

2020 New Rules Interpretations – November 2019

A new USAV season is underway, and we have a new rulebook and many rule changes. Contact your region for a new rulebook or download your own copy. Here are some highlights and points of emphasis. Scenario One A referee observes a junior player wearing small stud earrings during warmups. They ask the player to…

2020 New Rules Interpretations

March 20, 2020 Rules Interpretations

Here are a few interpretations based on issues that have been brought to my recently attention that need to be clarified. Length of Shorts Our definition of shorts is anything that stops above the knee. If the style of shorts (spandex, gym shorts, running shorts, etc.) is the same, the length of those shorts does…