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: T he Junior Club Bill of Rights
Through daily phone conversations and page long emails with Club Directors, we hear of their frustrations, fears, and limitations. We often times serve as a sounding board and an ally in their struggle to survive in a competitive market. As business owners, club directors have specific rights. Many times these rights are unknown to them and ignored by others, so we drafted the "Junior Club Bill of Rights" to spread awareness and empower the club leaders.
The JVA is pleased to announce a record breaking 31 events named to the 2020 JVA Challenge Series presented by i6. These events share in the JVA’s ideology to provide high quality events and a great experience for all their participants. Learn more about the variety of events in the 2020 JVA Challenge Series presented by i6.
Start-Up Spotlight: Midwest Boys Programs
Boys volleyball still has a way to go as the majority of junior clubs do not offer a boys program. This untapped market is sometimes overlooked because Club Directors are not ready to take on a "project." But what if a boys program was more attainable and less of a "project" than you thought? Here is a look at JVA clubs around the midwest that have started a boys program in the past year.
Best Practices in Risk Management: Free Webinar Wednesday, November 6th 1:00pm ET
Protect your athletes from abuse and your staff from false accusations of abuse. This information is a must for every club to put into their policies and procedures.

All registrants will receive the webinar video and PowerPoint via email within 24 hours after the live webinar, so if you cannot attend live, register to watch the webinar at your convenience with a free copy. REGISTER
Beach volleyball is rapidly growing across the country and the demand for beach offerings has never been greater. With this momentum comes challenges in finding the right structure for sustainable success at your club, as well as creating a model that keeps your athletes and families happy. Here are some considerations for club directors in building a sustainable beach offering in the coming year.
Building a Budget and Schedule for the Club Season
It’s September, which means we are in full preparation mode for the upcoming season, and the most time consuming part of preparation is budgeting and scheduling for each team. Here are factors that can guide a director when preparing a budget and tournament schedule for your teams.
An AthLeaders Journey: Alexa Austin's Fight to Find a Cure
The saying "a memory will last a lifetime" has a different meaning for Alexa Austin. After losing her great-grandfather to Alzheimer's disease at the age of 11, Alexa began fundraising for a cure. So far her efforts have raised over $100,000 for Alzheimer’s Tennessee. Read Alexa's journey here.
The Pros and Cons of Club Tryouts in July
Some regions have moved the club tryout dates to July, immediately following the end of the club season, and before high school season begins. One JVA Club Director shares her views on this change and its impact on her small club, the coaches and the athletes. Like any change, there are pros and cons, but we hope to start a conversation to share views from directors, coaches and athletes around the country.
Summit Volleyball  (Fort Wayne, IN) shares drills for training serve receive footwork, platform and communication in a part to whole system. These drills are great for beginners and can be progressed for intermediate or elite level players.
Helpful Reading and Resources
College Opportunities for Men's Volleyball
From Our Partner NCSA
When prospective male student athletes think about playing volleyball at the college level, images of competing under the bright lights at a powerhouse volleyball school often come to mind. On the other hand, many boys are not aware of the options to play at the next level. The truth is that there are several different factors to consider in order to find your best college fit—and level of athletic competition is just one of them. Let's take a look at the opportunities for boys to play volleyball at the varsity collegiate level.
Plan Your Attack: Hit Around the Block
From Our Partner, Hudl
Aggressive block­ing makes it hard to put down kills. In blog five of our six-part series, we focus on turn­ing the opponent’s defense into an offen­sive scor­ing tool. Read more.
Bring online fundraising to your club
From Our Partner Double Good
Sell the most ridiculously delicious gourmet popcorn, get 50% profit,
and say goodbye to the headaches of traditional fundraising . Learn more.
AOC Tampa Coaches Clinic in January: Club-specific sessions!
From Our Partner, Art of Coaching Volleyball
AOC is hosting it's first winter clinic in Tampa this January! In addition to college coaches like Russ Rose (Penn State), the clinic will feature two outstanding club coaches and plenty of club-specific sessions to prepare your coaches for the 2020 club season. With live court demos, one-on-one time with presenters and a handbook of notes, the AOC Tampa clinic will give you all the training you need to excel this season! Get tickets now >>
Under Armour All-America Nominations Now Open!
From Our Partner, AVCA
2019 Under Armour High School All-America nominations are open through October 21st! In order to complete an athlete's nomination, she MUST be nominated at both and during the nomination window (NOTE: an athlete being listed on the Under Armour All-America Watch List DOES NOT serve as a nomination). A nomination at MaxPreps requires that the athlete's match-by-match stats be uploaded to MaxPreps. CLICK HERE to nominate!

The athletes  High School coach  must be an AVCA member in order to nominate.  AVCA membership can be completed online here.   Please contact  Lauren O’Conner  with questions about the 2019 Under Armour High School All-America Awards Program.
Abuse Prevention Training has resulted in increased safety and participation for young athletes  
From Our Partner, SportsEngine
Whether it’s concussion awareness, overuse injury prevention, or mental health, proponents of safety have established these aspects as integral to ensuring youth athletes are able to maximize the well-established benefits of sports participation. Read More.
From Our Partner, The Side-Out Foundation
Is your team hosting a breast cancer awareness match this year? Looking for a charity to support? The Side-Out Foundation owns, manages, and funds it's very own stage IV breast cancer research, which is completely supported by the SPORT OF VOLLEYBALL!

Click to  REGISTER with Side-Out  today!
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