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2021 USAV Girls Junior National Championships*NEW*

USA Volleyball has selected Las Vegas to host the 2021 Girls Junior National Championship (GJNC) on June 26-July 5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It is the first time that USAV will host a major junior event in Las Vegas.

2021 USAV Girls 18s Junior National Championships

Based upon feedback from the Regions, USAV has decided to keep its original dates for the 2021 USAV Girls 18s Junior National Championships. They will take place on April 23-25, 2021 in Columbus, OH.

WEVA 2020-2021 Registration is Now Open

WEVA has moved away from Webpoint and switched to a membership management system (MMS) administered by SportsEngine (SE). There is information on the Registration page and a link to start the membership registration process. There is also a link to the old Webpoint system for individuals and team administrators to download their Webpoint information.

Registration for the 2020-2021 season starts September 5, 2020

Registration for the WEVA 2020-2021 season will start on September 5, 2020. WEVA will be transitioning from WebPoint to SportsEngine Member Management System (MMS) this season. More information is forthcoming.

All USA Volleyball/WEVA activities are Cancelled Through the Remainder of the 2019-2020 season

With the support of the WEVA Commissioner and Board of Directors, USA Volleyball:

It is with a heavy heart that USA Volleyball must announce the cancellation of the remaining USA Volleyball Indoor National Championships for the 2020 season. This includes the Girls 18s Junior National Championship, Girls Junior National Championship, Boys Junior National Championship and High Performance Championship. With safety as our top priority and upon further evaluation of the current and projected status of the COVID-19 virus in each of our respective cities, we cannot be assured of each venues’ ability to host safe and restriction-free environments for our events in June and July. We want to thank Dallas, Reno and Pittsburgh for their partnership and wonderful support as we navigated through this difficult decision. Most importantly, we want to thank our athletes, coaches, club directors and officials for their passion and patience throughout. We miss you already.

USAV will be issuing refunds immediately to all teams that have submitted a payment for each event, but please understand that these could take a few weeks to process. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to events@usav.org. All hotel cancellations will be handled by Team Travel Source. Please do not reach out to the hotels directly to cancel as this will cause more confusion and might cause you to have to pay a cancellation fee. Team Travel Source will make sure that there are no cancellation fees for our participants as long as the communication is through them. Please reach out to Team Travel Source if you have any questions about your hotel reservations at usav@teamtravelsource.com.

Although the Championship events will no longer be taking place this year, USAV will continue to provide wonderful online resources for our members and clubs through digital media channels. Please utilize our family and club resources page and follow us on social media for exclusive tips, drills, conditioning and other content created for you by the National Team athletes, coaches and training staff. New content is being produced and uploaded on a regular basis and is available free of charge.

Thank you again to all our members for your patience in this unprecedented time. We hope everyone stays safe and we can get back into the gym soon. We cannot wait to see you all again in the 2021 season.

USA Volleyball Selects Columbus and Kansas City to Host 2021 Junior National Championship Events

USA Volleyball has selected Columbus, Ohio, and Kansas City, Missouri, to host 2021 Junior National Championships.

Columbus will host the 2021 USA Volleyball Girls 18s Junior National Championship (GJNC18) from April 23-25 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Kansas City will host the 2021 USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championship (BJNC) from June 30 to July 7 at the Kansas City Convention Center.

Louisville Selected to Host 2021 USA Volleyball Open National Championship

USA Volleyball is proud to announce that Louisville, Kentucky, will host the 2021 USA Volleyball Open National Championship.

The 2021 USA Volleyball Open National Championship will be held May 28 to June 2 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Louisville last hosted the USA Volleyball Open National Championship in 2013.

All USA Volleyball/WEVA Activities are Cancelled Through May 22, 2020

With the support of the WEVA Commissioner and Board of Directors, USA Volleyball

As referenced in our communication on April 24th, a “return to play” task force has established by USA Volleyball to create a comprehensive roadmap to safely restart USAV’s sanctioning of activities when it is appropriate. The task force has been meeting diligently and gathering information from United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), medical experts, government entities, volleyball clubs and other national governing bodies to help pave our course of action. At this point, the group believes that it is premature to safely commence play and thus USA Volleyball is extending the elimination of sanctions for all USA Volleyball activities (including but not limited to events, practices, team activities, individual training sessions or anything covered by USA Volleyball insurance) through May 22, 2020.

Virtual training/coaching/instruction/meetings are permitted during this period of sanction suspension. Any virtual training/coaching/instruction/meetings involving minors are subject to requirements of MAAPP, specifically the regulations on electronic communications and one-on-one interactions. These requirements include the following:
  1. All virtual trainings/coaching/meetings must be “observable and interruptible,” able to be ended at any time, and have at least two applicable adults on each session, i.e., coach and assistant, coach and club director, etc.
  2. All parents/guardians must be provided the code or link to join the virtual session.
  3. All parents/guardians must sign a waiver in advance as these sessions could be viewed as individual training. A record of which clubs/coaches have been approved to conduct these sessions should be kept. USAV has created a standardized waiver form if you care to use it.
  4. If a minor athlete ends up emailing a video to a coach for feedback or additional coaching, the coach needs to copy the parent/guardian and/or other applicable adult on all correspondences.
To be clear, virtual training/coaching/instruction/meetings will only be considered sanctioned so long as the above requirements are followed.

USA Volleyball has been asked by local clubs whether such ban applies to club activities covered under the club’s own (non-USA Volleyball) insurance. In these situations, USA Volleyball strongly encourages all member clubs and coaches to adhere to USA Volleyball’s policies. However, should a club decide to voluntarily disregard those policies and assume all risks associated therewith, we recommend that the club adhere to CDC; local, state and federal guidelines and recommendations when deciding whether or not to host practices or individual training sessions. If a club does host practice or individual training sessions, those activities would be considered a non-sanctioned activity by USA Volleyball and thus NOT covered by USA Volleyball insurance.

The health and welfare of our membership, volleyball families and fellow citizens is our primary concern in all decisions we are making during these uncharted times.

USA Volleyball is monitoring the situation daily and will continue to provide updates on a regular basis.

USA Volleyball Changes Requirements for Safesport Compliance Starting in the 2019-2020 Season

USAV has recently changed requirements for Safesport compliance. The new standards state that ANY person affiliated with a club and 18 or older MUST complete Safesport. The rationale is that any person 18 and older is legally required to REPORT transgressions and as a result, should be trained to know the process.

This means that any of your players who turn 18 during the season will be dropped from team roster on the day they turn 18 unless they have completed Safesport program.

To avoid problems we encourage you to request any players who will become 18 during the season to complete the Safesport training prior to their birthday. Note that any player who is younger than 18, needs to have their parent’s complete this consent form before taking Safesport: https://fs28.formsite.com/USAVolleyball/MAAPPconsentform/index.html.

REQUIREMENTS:
IMPACT
- required to coach
- has no expiration date

Safesport
- required for any member 18 y.o. or older who is affiliated with WEVA/USAV (players, coaches, adults)
- now expires every year on October 31st
- new adults take Safesport Core Training
- current players/adults take Safesport Refresher Training re-certify

TRAINING:
1) Via the WEVA website, LOG IN to USAV/Webpoint (Registration as a current member link)
2) Once logged in, click or cut-n-paste this link:
https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/wp15/Events2/Events.wp?evt_CategoryID=16&RF=CH&evt_ChapterID=25984
3) Select course of interest:
- Safesport Core Training
- Safesport Refresher Training
- IMPACT On-Demand (list in September 2019 section)
Note: if “hotlink” didn’t display course, go to #4
4) Navigate to Course Manually
- click (lower left on screen) USA Volleyball Events - > USAV Coaching Clinics

There is also direct Safesport links (upper left on screen)

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.