Welcome to the June 2017
Edition of VolleyBiz!
This monthly newsletter is designed to help inform JVA members  and the junior volleyball community on the different facets  of the business of club volleyball.

JVA News and Education

From the JVA Office: 3 Ways to Turn the Chapter on this Season

As your club is about to write the final chapter for the '16-'17 club season, club directors are already planning a new one. While you lay down the blueprint for next season, here are some ways to help you turn the chapter. Read more.

The JVA is proud to announce the most decorated  Ultra Ankle® JVA All-National Team  to date. The JVA Awards Committee has selected 80 female student athletes from JVA members clubs across the country to represent the top JVA member club players in the 15s-18s age divisions. Read more.

We are just a few short months away from the beginning of the 2017 Collegiate Volleyball season. Each high school recruiting class is going through it's range of emotions, concerns and stressors, especially the uncommitted athletes. For the purpose of calming all of your fears, to induce hope & clarify the reality of the recruiting landscape, I am going to address each graduating year. Read more.

The boom of beach volleyball is hardly set, with new clubs and tournaments constantly cropping up. But the sport's culture remains pure and party-centric. As NCAA's fastest-growing sport, starting with 15 Division I programs in 2012 and growing to 53 next season, beach volleyball is projected to top 100 collegiate programs by 2020. This huge influx of opportunities and scholarships for female student-athletes is having a big impact on the landscape of junior beach volleyball. Read more

JVA Coach to Coach Video of the Week by Club Fusion Batavia (Batavia, IL) shares a drill to work on attacking outside and right side against a block. It can accomodate 18-24 players on one court and can be easily adapted to any age and skill level.  Click here to watch.

The regular season of club volleyball has ended, and while many teams are heading to the national championships, summer has arrived. With summer, comes summer camps and unofficial visit opportunities. Here is some advice to help players and families decipher whether to attend a camp for the training opportunity and fun experience, or to attend the camp as a potential  recruiting opportunity. Read more.

The 2017 JVA Beach Watch List recognizes JVA beach players for outstanding achievement in beach volleyball. Nominate your players here. 

Volleyball is for everyone. Many believe volleyball to be an especially accepting and inclusive community, and it begins when players are first introduced to the sport at a young age. There are helpful ways that Club Directors and Coaches can ensure a safe environment for all participants and members of your club.
 Read more

Implementing a Mental Training Program
JVA Club Director Jimmy Miranda of Louisiana Volleyball shares how his club implements a Peak Effective Performance mental training program with its player each season. Watch now.

By efficiently managing your teams and coaches, the members of your club can be organized and connected all year long. Click here for tools to connect all the moving part of your volleyball club.

WAVE Volleyball Club formed in 2000 and began with only two teams. The teams trained out of the Encinitas YMCA. In 2012, when Club Director Brennan Dean and his wife and co-Director Kristen Dean bought the club it was up to 22 indoor teams. Today, WAVE supports more than 700 athletes annually with 50 coaches who share years of competitive experience to train 38 indoor teams plus a beach program and an agility and strength program
Helpful Reading and Resources
From Our Partner, AVCA

The AVCA and JVA are once again teaming up to give away (5) 2017 AVCA Convention registration to JVA Club Directors along with convention travel reimbursement and NCAA Championship Match tickets. All you have to do is fill out your JVA/Club Organizational membership roster for a chance to win!  More info is available on the AVCA website
From Our Partner, TeamSnap

Mistakes are not desirable of course, but they will happen. As a coach, your job is not to beat yourself up over it, but to learn from it. Coaches, you might talk about the values of being coachable with your players. But what about you? Read more.
Need to Raise Money?
From Our Partner, RallyMe

Start a fundraising campaign through RallyMe on   RallyMe is the official fundraising partner of JVA and any club, team or individual athlete can take advantage of this great resource to help garner support. You'll get personal help and coaching while setting up your free online fundraising page and you keep the money you raise. Thousands of athletes and teams have raised millions on RallyMe.  Get started on your fundraiser at 
Recruiting Dish: Shocking Announcement Shakes Up Class of 2018
From Our Partner,

There usually isn't much recruiting shockwaves at this point with the junior class, but recently that changed.  Read more.
More Than 30,000 Athletes Set to Compete in World's Largest Volleyball Event Next Week
From Our Partner, AAU Volleyball

The twelve-day event has held the title of largest volleyball event in the world since 2012 when the 16U Club division set the current Guinness Book of World Records mark. It attracts an estimated 80,000 spectators,9,000 coaches and 500 college coaches, and takes place on 172 courts between ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Orange County Convention Center.  Read more.
Host a Dig Pink Match this Fall
From Our Partner, The Sideout Foundation

Help us  UNITE the sport of volleyball behind a single cause in order to make a true and immediate impact!   Host a Dig Pink® match this fall in support of The Side-Out Foundation's cutting-edge stage IV breast cancer research.  Click to get your FREE Dig Pink toolkit  sent right to your email & start planning today!
From Our Partner, NCSA

It seems like everyone is exclaiming the benefits of being a multisport athlete. And, it's true, there are many benefits to playing more than one sport growing up. . Read more.
From Our Partner, SportsEngine

We recently dug through dozens of sites on the SportsEngine platform to find what we considered the best staff pages and found vastly varying looks using a wide variety of page elements. Read more.
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