Welcome to the June 2018
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: The Official Impact of a Volleyball Event

There are two keys to hosting a high quality volleyball event: (1) having competitive teams who elevate the level of play and (2) having great officials who love and understand the game. Many do not realize, but aside from teammates, coaches and parents, the next most visible figure at a volleyball event is the officials, and in many ways they are the ambassadors to the teams. Let's take a more in depth look at the role of an official. Read more.

The AAU and USAV National Championships are around the corner. Recruiting exposure should not be the priority, but if you are committed to playing at the collegiate level, you can focus on the following priorities. Read more.
The JVA is pleased to announce the selections for the 2018 Ultra Ankle® JVA All-National Team, which recognizes the top female indoor volleyball players competing for a JVA member club in the 15s-18s divisions. View the 2018 Ultra Ankle® JVA All-National Team  HERE.

Beach Volleyball is the NCAA's fastest-growing sport, starting with 15 Division I programs in 2012 and projected to top 100 collegiate programs by 2020. Tamarack Beach Volleyball Club Director Andrew Bennett shares an explanation of and game plan to begin the recruiting process for girls interested in playing 
beach volleyball at the collegiate level. Read more HERE.

On average, a volleyball player spends only 1% of the time in a match actually playing the volleyball. Here are four ways to better your team's volleyball game without a ball. Read more HERE.

The saying, "if it isn't written down, it didn't happen," certainly holds true in the sports club world as documents such as contracts and liability waivers play a big role in allowing athletes to play for your organization. Having updated, effective, and comprehensive documentation is critical to running a successful club. Below are some ideas on how to put good documentation into practice.  Read more.

Researchers estimate that in the United States there are between 21 and 28 million youth, ages 8 to 17, that participate in organized sports. According to a poll from the National Alliance for Youth Sports, around 70 percent of kids in the United States stop playing organized sports by the age of 13. So, how do we keep youth involved and engaged in organized sports? Here are four ways to make a difference. Read more HERE.
Tamarack Beach Volleyball Club was founded in the Summer of 2013 in Carlsbad as a small year-round beach club with only 4 athletes. The following year Tamarack joined the JVA and continues to work hard to represent the beach volleyball community, while also having a lot of fun! Learn more about the winning club in this feature.

Dakine Beach Volleyball Club (Tacoma, WA) shares a drill to train blocking transition to set the attacker. Click here to watch.
Helpful Reading and Resources
From Our Partner, NCSA

One of the most frequently asked questions is "When should we start the recruiting process? " Here are tips on how-and when-to start the recruiting process, based on where you're currently at in your playing career. Read more.
Nominate for AVCA Club Coach of the Year!
From Our Partner, AVCA

AVCA annually honors ten deserving coaches in the youth/club volleyball community. AVCA will select a Club Coach of the Year in each of the seven girls age divisions (12-18), a Beach Club Coach of the Year, a Boys Club Coach of the Year and a Club Director of the Year. Nominations are due Thursday, July 6thClick HERE to begin your nomination!
2018 West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games and 25th AAU Jr National Beach Volleyball Championship back in Hermosa Beach, CA! 
From Our Partner, AAU Volleyball

2018 West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games - Beach Volleyball set for Santa Monica
The West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games Beach Volleyball will take place in Santa Monica this year from July 19-22, 2018.  Want to qualify for this tournament?   CLICK HERE for the 2018 Schedule of events to find out where you can earn a bid! More details on the tournament can be found  HERE. 
25th AAU Jr National Beach Volleyball Championship back in Hermosa Beach, CA! 
This years' National Beach tournament will take place in beautiful Hermosa Beach from July 10-14, 2018.  With no qualifying required this event is open to all participants!   Click Here to register!
From Our Partner, TeamSnap

TeamSnap Officials takes the legwork and guesswork  out of officials management with one easy-to-use tool  for assignments, scheduling and communication. Read more.
Dominate the Recruiting Landscape with Tips from a Former D1 and Club Coach
From Our Partner, Hudl

As a former player and coach, Sean Carney has seen both sides of the recruiting landscape. Check out his webinar on attracting the attention of college coaches. Click HERE.
Host A Dig Pink® Initiative in 2018!
From The Side-Out Foundation

Team up with  the volleyball community &  The Side-Out Foundation by hosting a Dig Pink initiative  at your school this season in support of  the stage IV breast cancer community! 
Teams that participate are eligible for awards such as team banners, AVCA memberships and a grand prize entry!   Visit this link and submit the form to get your 2018 Dig Pink toolkit! 
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