The monthly newsletter designed to inform the junior volleyball community on the different facets related to the business and trends of club volleyball.
From the JVA Office: Turning Gym Rats into Business Rats
Since its inception, the JVA has recognized the importance for junior volleyball directors to have a place for business specific education and resources to help them run their clubs. 15 years later, JVA remains the sole organization that is 100% focused on the needs of junior volleyball directors. Therefore, the JVA, alongside The AOC, recognized the need for a formal learning platform designated to offer guidance on how best to handle the day-to-day operations of running a junior club.
The JVA is proud to announce the 2021 Ultra Ankle® JVA Boys Watch List featuring over 300 male junior volleyball athletes from JVA member clubs across the country. The featured athletes were selected by their respective Club Directors for their outstanding achievement on the court, and are among the best in the nation in their age division this season.
JVA Sets its Sight on Detroit for an Inaugural Boys Event
The JVA is excited to announce that it is hosting its first boys event, the JVA Showdown in Motown presented by Nike December 11-12, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. The event will bring in top teams from around the midwest, mideast and northeast with several clubs already committed.
Nominate your athlete(s) for the Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeader Award that selects only 25 male and female indoor junior volleyball athletes who exemplify academic excellence, leadership, responsibility, and selflessness. This award recognizes the top JVA member club players in the nation for outstanding achievement outside of the volleyball court in the 15s-18s age divisions. Deadline is April 30th.
Healthy Meal Tips for Volleyball Athletes

We’ve all heard the metaphor “you are what you eat,” but how does that relate to volleyball players? As an athlete, what you eat impacts your performance, your energy, and your overall mood. Daily food choices become the fuel that either increases stamina on the court and elevates your game, or can deplete energy, lead to underperformance and negatively impact your mood – and the mood of the team.
4 Tips for Volleyball Athletes to Improve Posture
A powerful swing and serve directly relates to posture. Having poor posture can seriously limit the capability of your thoracic spine. Here are 4 things you can do to improve your posture and build better movement patterns.
Encore Volleyball Club Wins JVA Club of the Month
Encore Volleyball Club’s inaugural season was 2010-2011 and since inception has provided a home for girls to play volleyball from all over the Bay Area, even as far as Sacramento. The club has grown from 11 teams in its inaugural season to over 30 teams each season. Encore is led by a group of women who collectively have over 50 years of coaching experience ranging from youth to professional.
In this week's JVA Coach to Coach Video of the Week powered by Netlynx Sports
The Academy Volleyball Club (Indianapolis, IN) shares an attacking and tempo drill to help establish good decision making from the setters and a good rhythm and tempo in the offense.
Helpful Reading and Resources
4 Steps to Navigate the Effects of COVID-19 on the Uniform Ordering Process
From Our Partner, 431 Sports
There are very few companies that have remained unaffected by the pandemic and uniform manufacturers are no different. As volleyball clubs turn their attention to preparing for a new season, it will certainly be met with a healthy mix of excitement and anxiety. Instead of letting that anxiety of the unknown paralyze you, there are certain things, you as a volleyball club can do to mitigate its effects on your organization.
The 10 Best Youth Sports Coach Interview Questions
From Our Partner TeamGenius
One of the keys to the success of your youth sports organization is putting the right head coach in place. However, hiring this person can be easier said than done. To secure your club’s next head coach, it is important to ask the right questions during the interview process. Read more.
AOC Virtual Clinics
Start April 24!
From Our Partner, Art of Coaching Volleyball
AOC's first virtual coaching clinics of 2021 start next weekend and feature 5-time NCAA Champion coach John Dunning and U18 World Champion coach Jim Stone. Have you reserved your spot yet to learn from some of the best coaches in the game?

Sat, Apr 24 clinic: Serve, Pass and Team Serve Receive
Sun, Apr 25 clinic: Enhancing Your Offense and Team Culture
The BIC 2.0 - An AVCA Virtual Event for Men and Boys Coaches
From Our Partner AVCA
The BIC 2.0 is a brand new virtual event being hosted by the American Volleyball Coaches Association to benefit the men and boys volleyball coaching community. The event is scheduled for May 6 - 8, the same weekend as the Men's DI/II NCAA Championship. Registered coaches will receive access to a mixture of programming debuted during the Men and Boys Track of the 2020 AVCA Virtual Convention and a set of new EXCLUSIVE sessions only available during the BIC 2.0. Access to all of this content is only $49 for AVCA members and non-members! Browse the schedule here or click here to register!
Watch every game and practice from the comfort of your home
From Our Partner, Sporfie
Using Sporfie, parents and coaches can add a mobile device or tablet and provide live streaming and highlights for all games and practices. The content is always FREE for anyone to watch live or on-demand. Learn more.
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