Welcome to the August 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: On the Move Toward 2018

While most of the country has been on vacation or out of school, we know that Club Directors and club staff have been working hard. It is commonly stated: "If you are not moving forward, you are falling behind." Here are some ways the JVA is moving forward
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JVA Sponsor Program Will Give $200,000 Back to JVA Member Clubs
For the third consecutive year the JVA will give $200,000 back to our member clubs through  the JVA Sponsorship Program . The program is designed to reward JVA member clubs for promoting the JVA brand, supporting the JVA mission, and growing JVA at the regional and national level. Read more.  

There are many different elements strength coaches must consider when designing a volleyball-specific strength program for their athletes. Whether players are just beginning to build strength or are well-developed professionals, the most effective strength and conditioning programs implement progressions. Read more.

As more junior volleyball clubs attempt to add boys volleyball, the next step is to educate the players about the college options that are available for them to continue their careers beyond high school. Here's a look at the boys volleyball recruiting timeline and what college coaches are looking for in a recruitable student athlete. Read more.

JVA Coach to Coach Video of the Week by Lakeside Volleyball (Canada) shares a 2 phase setter warm-up with emphasis on side sets, a loaded outside step, broadening the range of movement while incorporating the same spin and load step with emphasis on reloading between each contact.. Click here to watch.
As organization celebrates 10 years, "JVA is all about the juniors"
As the JVA celebrates its 10 th  anniversary this year, the organization has developed into something much more important to the sport than simply providing a cost-effective menu of events to its members. Read more.

9 Steps to an Easier Accounting Process for Your Club
The financial side of running a volleyball club can be very different from a traditional business, depending on the size, scope of business, and type of entity. Over the past 6 years, VCN has gone from a sole proprietorship, to an LLC, to an S-Corporation, all with the advice of my accountant. These all require different regulations from a legal perspective, and my accountant has been very helpful along the way. However, I wish I had had better resources early on to figure out the easiest and most cost-efficient way to handle my accounting. Here are the stages of what we experienced from an accounting perspective and what I learned along the way. Read more.

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.

Just 10 years ago, college coaches were watching the top recruits in the country during their sophomore year. The players spent their junior year visiting campuses, attending college camps and looking for the best fit. That calendar, at least for the top and mid-major tier student athletes, has all but disappeared. Read more.
Helpful Reading and Resources
Last Chance to Win 2017 AVCA Convention Registration & Match Tickets
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! The contest will close on September 13thCLICK HERE FOR DETAILS. 
From Our Partner, RallyMe

Thanks to JVA's partnership with RallyMe, the No. 1 sports crowdfunding platform, JVA members can utilize state-of-the-art fundraising tools to create and launch their own fundraiser and share it with their networks and beyond so they can raise support for any athletic endeavor, including travel and training costs, club or league fees, injury or rehab costs, equipment, scholarship funds, camps, and coaching. From clubs, to teams and individual athletes - any JVA member can use To learn more and get started:
From Our Partner, TeamSnap

There are many reasons why an engaging website can greatly benefit your club, league or organization. A sports club website can make or break it for parents deciding whether or not to sign up their young athlete. Read more.

Volleyball season is finally here and schools everywhere are gearing up for their Dig Pink® match this season!  Join the volleyball community in uniting behind one cause by supporting The Side-Out Foundation's stage IV breast cancer research.  Get your free toolkit  and learn how your team can make a real impact!
2017 AAU Academic All-Americans Announced!
From Our Partner, AAU Volleyball

The Academic All-American athletes have been chosen for 2017!  CLICK HERE for to see the complete list of recipients.

Beach Recap: Nationals and West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games
The 24th AAU Junior National Beach Championship and the 2017 West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games have concluded!   CLICK HERE for the Recap!
Recruiting Dish: Class of 2020 Taking Shape
From Our Partner,

Recruiting Dish: Class of 2020 Taking Shape - This week Prep Volleyball highlights the Class of 2020 as recruiting starts to pick up the pace! Read more.
Getting a College Offer at 10 - the Effects of Early Recruiting on Youth
From Our Partner, NCSA

Early recruiting is a controversial topic. While most coaches acknowledge that they don't particularly like it, they have to take part in the practice to stay competitive with other programs. Read more.
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