2022 GJNC Kicks Off With 11-13s in Indy

The 2022 Girls Junior National Championship kicked off in Indianapolis Thursday with competition in the 11-13 divisions. Nearly 1,600 teams will be in Indy over the next 12 days to fight for a coveted national title. Schedule and Results  | Event Home USA Volleyball will cover the action on social media, including photos and videos…

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.

Are There Benefits to Drinking Enriched Water?

Alkaline water, mineral water, carbonated water, coconut water: There are so many different water options available that it can feel a bit overwhelming at the grocery store. Which one will serve your athlete best, or is plain old tap water the optimal solution?

Three Easy and Healthy Breakfasts for Athletes

For young athletes, breakfast is an important meal, but it’s also the most likely to get skipped in order to finish that homework assignment or catch the bus. But there are plenty of easy, healthy options that can be prepped ahead of time and only take a few minutes to whip up.

Five Things to Know About the June 15 Recruiting Date

June 15 is the initial contact date for volleyball college coaches at the NCAA Division I and Division II  levels to reach out to rising juniors. Once this date hits, more direct communication can begin between college coaches and the student-athletes. What does that mean? We’ll go through five things to know about June 15.

Access to NTDP Academy Now Free for USAV Members

USA Volleyball has announced a member benefit that will give athletes new tools to improve their game on the court and in the sand. As of May 26, the National Team Development Program (NTDP) Academy is free for all members of USA Volleyball

Five Signs of Dehydration and How to Best Rehydrate

Hot weather is coming, and that means your athletes are at a higher risk of becoming dehydrated during practices and games. And even mild dehydration can impact athletic performance, as well as an athlete’s general health.

Is My Young Athlete Mentally Well?

Mental wellness can be difficult for parents, coaches and other guardians to cope with when it comes to young athletes. Is a bad grade on a test just because an athlete didn’t study, or is it a sign of something deeper? Coaches and parents should be on the lookout for signs that an athlete’s mental health is suffering, and while they may not be equipped to help the athlete, guardians can help connect an athlete with the right professionals.

Rosters for Beach Spring Training Series Set

More than 170 junior beach volleyball athletes will participate in the Beach National Team Development Program Spring Training Series this month in Virginia Beach, Va., and Playa del Rey, Calif.

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.