Welcome to the August 2018 Edition of VolleyBiz!
The monthly newsletter designed to inform the junior volleyball community on the happenings and different facets related to the business of club volleyball.
From the JVA Office: 3 Reasons JVA Insurance Has You Protected
In ordinary fashion, JVA insurance is a hot topic this time of the year, especially when club directors learn about the cost savings. Last year, close to 200 events were insured with JVA and 120 clubs used the Program Insurance. Based on the amount of questions thus far, we anticipate those numbers to increase immensely. So let's tackle the fun facts of JVA insurance and help your club save money this year!
Getting Your House In Order : Obtaining Financing For Your Volleyball Facility
As a former commercial banker, it is my hope that I can share actionable guidance with you that will help you ultimately obtain financing and do so in a much shorter period of time. There are many aspects to getting your house in order, but this should provide a good overview of the most important ones.
The concept began two years ago as a conversation between a few club directors with similar goals to grow their grassroots programs and to save a significant amount of money by working together. Learn how NorthStar Volleyball United is increasing opportunities for all athletes, families, teams and clubs in the upper Midwest
3 Reasons to use DISC to Develop Team Culture
Pioneering coaches already understand the advantages of the DISC assessment tool. This article is designed to broaden your scope and frequency with which you utilize DISC. If you don’t yet use DISC, let me explain why DISC is the best first tool and best long term tool, for you to introduce to your teams as you strive to develop, enhance or even overhaul your team culture.
The JVA is pleased to announce the 2018 JVA Beach Watch List that recognizes female beach athletes from JVA member clubs as the top junior beach athletes in their division this season.
12 Simple Ways to Run a Great Volleyball Tournament
New volleyball tournaments bring options to the table, and your long standing event may see some competition. Rather than focus on the negative impact this may have on your tournament, take the opportunity to recognize ways to improve your event. And if you are hosting a new event, you need to make sure you are offering a quality product. Here are 12 tips to make sure your tournament rises above the rest.
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 add on of emphasis on reloading between each contact.
Helpful Reading and Resources
4 Ways to Find the Best Division for Your Talent Level
From Our Partner, NCSA
One of the most important—and difficult—parts of the recruiting process is projecting the right division level for you based on your athletic talent. Here are 4 simple ways to help you analyze your best division levels. Read more.
W hy Athletes Choose (or Don't Choose) Your Club
From Our Partner, Hudl
We surveyed nearly 1,000 club athletes across the nation to learn what athletes value and how they choose their club . View the Results.
AVCA Convention Registration and Hotel Blocks NOW OPEN!
From Our Partner, AVCA
The 2018 AVCA Annual Convention will be held alongside the NCAA DI Final Four in Minneapolis, Minnesota on December 12-16th. Registration and hotel blocks can be found online at the  AVCA Convention website Register by November 2nd to save $100 with the early-bird discount!
Volleyball Concussions: “It’s scary. It’s a hard injury to deal with.”
Volleyball has a concussion problem. It’s not new, but it’s there, and, from all accounts, it’s worse than ever. Here is the first of 12 stories posted at this week. Read more.
Do Volleyball Players Need to Wear Ankle Braces?
From Our Partner,
Ultra Ankle
One thing is certain with volleyball, every year you play the sport it becomes more and more competitive, aggressive, and intense. With the increased level of play comes an increase in injuries, which are oftentimes more severe due to the higher level of intensity athletes are consistently performing at. Read more .
From Our Partner, TeamSnap
Parents and coaches do not have to agree on everything to be partners. They merely need to remember that they are both on the same side when it comes to giving the players a positive and impactful youth sports experience. Here are some simple, yet effective ways that parents and coaches can work together. Read more.
2018 AAU Volleyball Academic All-Americans Announced!
From Our Partner,
AAU Volleyball
The AAU Volleyball National Executive Committee is proud to announce the selections for the 2018 AAU Volleyball Academic All American Award. Created in 2013, the award recognizes student-athletes for their excellence in academics as well as athletics. All recipients attended high school during the 2017-2018 school year and participated in the 45th AAU Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships. For a full list of recipients,  CLICK HERE .
Bring Dig Pink® to Your Volleyball Program!
From Our Partner,
The Side-Out Foundation
Support stage IV breast cancer clinical research this season by hosting a Dig Pink® match in support of The Side-Out Foundation!  Click here to get your FREE 2018 Dig Pink Toolkit  which walks your program through establishing a campaign and creating an unforgettable event.
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