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: Balancing Business Operations and Club Management
One of the biggest mistakes a club director can make is not fully appreciating how much work goes into managing and understanding the financial aspects of running a volleyball club. Here are a few steps a club director can take to balance business operations and the club training and coach management that comes with running a junior volleyball club.
JVA Proudly Releases the 2021 Ultra Ankle® JVA Watch List

The JVA is proud to announce the 2021 Ultra Ankle® JVA Watch List featuring over 1,900 girls indoor junior volleyball athletes from nearly 130 JVA member clubs from across the US and Canada. The players nominated are among the best in the nation in their age division this season.
Arizona Power League Launches its 2021 Inaugural Junior Volleyball Season amid Uncertain times
In March of 2020, the Arizona Region volleyball season was forced to shut down amid the pandemic breakout. This forced clubs into unknown territory with the real possibility that many clubs were not going to survive, and many did not. But this gave birth to a new type of club and social mentality that seems to be spreading across the country. Directors quickly realized they needed each other, that our collaboration is our strength and together we can survive.
Maintain a Competitive Gym Environment with these 3 Drills

In late July, Carolina Union Volleyball Club knew that the next 6 months weren’t going to be anything remotely close to normal. From a volleyball perspective, the goal was to have as competitive of an environment as possible. However, on a daily basis they had no idea who was going to show up at training. Here are 3 drills they applied to maintain a competitive gym environment with unpredictable attendance.
Win the Point by Losing the Joust
Winning the joust is usually considered to be the best outcome but Todd Rogers with Beach Nation is here to tell you that losing the joust can be just as, if not more, effective than winning the joust. Here are some keys to lose the joust and put yourself in a position to win the point.
3 Reasons Volleyball Athletes Should Apply Breathwork to Your Daily Routine
Learning to control and manipulate your breath is arguably the biggest life hack. More specifically it can be your secret weapon when it comes to crushing your competition. But you have to work at it, just like you have to work on transitions and other technical skills specific to volleyball. Here are 3 reasons volleyball athletes should implement breathwork into your daily routine from the experts at Yoga Athletex.
Recruiting Solutions: 6 Steps to Progress Your Recruiting Process Towards an Offer
The Division I Council re-extended the dead period for Division I sports through May 31, 2021 continuing the ban on in-person recruiting activities that began when the pandemic hit last spring. Here are six steps high school volleyball student athletes can take to stay pro-active in their college recruiting process and potentially receive and/or accept an offer without an unofficial or official visit.
Tidewater Volleyball Association Wins JVA Club of the Month
Tidewater Volleyball Association was founded in 1956 by a Board led by Harry Pincus Jr. TVA has been honored to have had Presidents that have been volleyball enthusiasts and are committed to growing the game. TVA began with Harry Pincus Jr’s passion and desire to find a way to help grow the sport.
In this week's JVA Coach to Coach Video of the Week powered by Netlynx Sports
K2 Volleyball (Knoxville, TN) shares a progression to train middle blockers to make blocking moves with their hands and then block transition to a quick attack.
Helpful Reading and Resources

Why Coaches Should Evaluate & Share Feedback With Players During The Season
From Our Partner TeamGenius
What data (if any) are you using to evaluate and share feedback with your club players during the season? Crucial to player development on and off the court, learn about why clubs, players, and parents are benefiting from sharing & receiving feedback outside of practice. Read more.
AOC Clinics:
Attend in person or online
From Our Partner, Art of Coaching Volleyball
Tickets for AOC's 2021 coaching clinics are on sale now and you get to choose how to attend – in person or online! Featuring on-court demos, Q&As, a handbook full of notes and video online, you're certain to learn a ton and elevate your coaching know-how, no matter your level. In-person seating is limited, so find the clinic closest to you and claim your spot today! View clinic details here. View clinic details here.
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.
2021-2022 AVCA Mentoring Program - Applications Now Open
From Our Partner AVCA
The AVCA Match Point Mentoring program is back! This coaches mentoring program matches AVCA member coaches with a mentor or a mentee in the volleyball community. Experienced coaches can share their knowledge and offer mentees opportunities for personal and career growth. The 2021-2022 program will begin in June and last for 1 year. All participants must be active AVCA Members. Applications close 5/10/21. Learn more.
48th AAU Junior Volleyball National Championships June 17-29, 2021
From Our Partner, AAU Volleyball
Registration now open! The 2021 AAU Junior National Volleyball Championships will be held June 17-29, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Now in its 48th year, the world's largest volleyball event is sure to continue to deliver as the top-notch premier, can't miss volleyball tournament in 2021. Join us in the heart of Central Florida to end your season with the best-of-the-best. Hotel Reservations can be made HERE.
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