Elections will be held May 18 – June 7, 2013
In accordance with the WEVA Constitution and By-Laws, periodic elections are held to fill open positions on the Board of Directors. Annual Elections are held for nominated
individuals to fill positions on the WEVA Region Board of Directors. Those elected will serve three year terms. This year, four of the nine Board positions are open to
Updated Heads Up Online Training for Coaches Now Available!
We are excited to unveil an upgraded version of the “Heads Up” Online Training Course for Youth Sports Coaches and Parents!
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WEVA Player Receives Incredible Honor:
At 25, Anderson was the youngest player on the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team and finished the 2012 season as the team’s leading scorer with 393 points on a team-leading 326 kills, 42 blocks and 25 aces (second highest on team). Anderson started 96 out of the 97 sets for the U.S. Men. His kill percent was 50.7 and his hitting efficiency was .440.
“My success this season with the National Team came from the realization of the trust my teammates and coaches had in me,” Anderson said via e-mail from Russia where he is playing for Zenit Kazan in the Super League. “In training we created an atmosphere of the best volleyball and it was tough to differentiate between training and big-time matches.”
Anderson started all 21 sets of the Olympic Games in London and was the team’s leading scorer with 81 points on 69 kills (.390 hitting efficiency), six aces and six blocks. His tournament best was 18 points (16 attacks, one block and one ace) scored in 3-2, pool play loss to Russia. The U.S. Men finished fifth in London.
“The highlight of my 2012 season was being a part of the 2012 Olympic Games,” Anderson said. “There is no words to describe the honor I received being able to walk with the team in Opening Ceremonies, and then to compete on the world’s biggest stage for my country, the USA. The low point is leaving the Olympics knowing we could have accomplished more as a team.”
Anderson played in all 60 FIVB World League sets in which the U.S. Men competed and was the team’s leading scorer. He finished with 248 points on a team-leading 205 kills, 32 blocks and 11 aces. He was fifth among all World League scorers at the end of pool play. His tournament high was 21 points scored against Korea on June 16.
Anderson was named “Best Spiker” at the NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament on May 7-12 in Long Beach, Calif., as the U.S. Men qualified for the Olympic Games. He played in 15 out of 16 sets and was the team’s leading scorer, finishing with 64 points on 52 kills, four blocks, and eight aces. His hitting efficiency was .585 and he scored a tournament-high 24 points against Cuba.
“My sights are already set on (the Olympic Games in) Rio 2016,” Anderson said. “If I’m lucky enough to make that squad, I don’t want to go home from those Games without a medal, hopefully gold.”
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NEW First Come/First Serve Patriot Division:
USA Volleyball is pleased to present the next issue of Inside HP, the official newsletter of the High Performance Department of USA Volleyball. The mission of the USAV High Performance Program is to build a national pipeline of junior volleyball athletes and coaches, creating broad opportunities for advancing the level of play, competition and skill development throughout the sport. Click here to learn more about the High Performance Program.
Featured in the latest issue of Inside HP are two of WEVA's junior members who were selected to the USAV Youth National Teams and competed internationally this past summer.
Pictured above is Volley FX's Luisa Schirmer (#9) and her Youth National Team who won the NORCECA Continental Championships qualifying them for the FIVB Girls' Youth World Championships next year.
Pictured above is Pace Bootlegger's Christian Blough (#2) and his Youth National Team who came home with the bronze medal for USA.
2012 WEVA Scholarship Announcements
As commissioner of the Western Empire region, I wish to congratulate this year’s winners of the Gary Adler scholarship awards. This year we had more applicants than we’ve had since
the beginning of the award. The essays this year were all very well written, which made the voting very competitive. Thanks and good luck in your future to all who applied this year.
Sport Accident Excess Medical Coverage:
the USA Volleyball master insurance policy provides excess medical coverage for injuries sustained while participating in an approved or sanctioned volleyball event. This document explains the details of this coverage and how it applies.
The mission of the Western Empire Volleyball Association is to promote and develop growth of the sport of volleyball in the counties it represents in Western New York from the grassroots levels to adult leagues. WEVA fosters learning the sport of volleyball by providing classes designed to teach the latest methods and strategies in coaching, as well as providing highly trained officials to referee tournaments and matches.
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