Welcome to the December 2017
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

We have just returned from the AVCA Annual Convention. This is our JVA staff's favorite time of the year. We are able to interact with so many of our members, partners and colleagues. Here is a re-cap of Convention, including the JVA Annual Meeting. 
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This year the JVA is honoring 8 individuals from JVA member clubs with the JVA Junior Club Service Award for their service to junior volleyball for over 20 years. Read more.
A setter has many responsibilities and expectations are very high for this position. She is the player that runs the court and is ultimately in charge of the offense. Let's take a look at the various responsibilities and expectations of a setter in hopes that during this season coaches can help their setters take on these responsibilities, and players can set goals to meet these expectations. Read more.

I think we can all agree that Social Media Platforms have taken over as the main mode of information dissemination for both business and personal use.  Where else can you reach such a broad range of people all focused on the sport of volleyball with one single post?  Let's take a look at some of those stats and see how it can correlate to a whole new era of marketing for the volleyball community.  Read more.
Matt Linebarger only needs a moment to answer a question about his club's culture.  Club Savannah Volleyball in Georgia doesn't have the luxury to turn any passionate player away, he says.  In Ohio, Academy Volleyball Cleveland started as a small, regional club. As they pondered the future, leaders debated whether to rent space for soccer or other sports. Read more.
JVA Announces 2018 Beach Sponsor Clubs

The JVA is proud to announce the five beach clubs named 2018 JVA Sponsor Clubs. In it's third consecutive year of the JVA Sponsorship Program, these five beach clubs join the 59 indoor clubs to set a new record for JVA Sponsor Clubs.

John Cook, Head Coach of the University of Nebraska Women's Volleyball Team and 2017 NCAA Div I National Champion shows The Shadow Drill that his team uses to work on defensive position against an outside, middle, opposite and back row attack, followed by offensive transition to attack. Click here to watch.
Current polls tell us that over 85% of college coaches recruit at the club level versus high school. Recently, I fired off a survey to a random grouping of college coaches in all divisions. Let's look at the 'Top 10' based upon input by these college coaches. Read more.
Helpful Reading and Resources
4 Ways to Reach Out to College Coaches
From Our Partner, NCSA

For college coaches, the regular season has ended and the crazy season has started. Crazy season? This is the time of year when college coaches conduct end of the season player meetings and the Athletic Directors conduct end of the season coaches meetings.  Both of these meetings will result in roster openings; some spots will become available immediately, while other spots won't open up until after the New Year.
Be sure to follow these 4 tips in your outreach to college coaches. Read more.
The 2017 AVCA Convention 
was the biggest ever! 
From Our Partner, AVCA

Thank you to all the coaches that were able to attend this year's AVCA Convention in Kansas City! We broke our 2016 attendance record with over 2,400 registered coaches. Pictures, videos, and convention seminars will be made available over the coming weeks! 
From Our Partner, TeamSnap

Whatever the sport, teaching kids about basic mental preparation is crucial for managing pressure. The best time to learn how to manage pressure is when an athlete is young; the best time to teach it is at practice.  Read more.
Registration for the 2nd Annual Honolulu Grand Prix is now open!
Registration is now open for the 2nd annual AAU Honolulu Grand Prix!  The tournament will take place over President's Day weekend on February 17-19, 2018.  More details about this event can be found HERE!

45th AAU Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships - Registration is now open!
Coming once again to Orlando, FL this gigantic event will take place from  June 16-28, 2018.  Don't miss out on this opportunity at an
extraordinary tournament and a shot at a National Championship!    CLICK HERE for more details!
The Good Things We Build, Build Us.
From Our Partner, The Side-Out Foundation

How does your volleyball club build the entire player? Coaches want good players on the court, but great people off of it! 

This year, volleyball clubs are using Dig Pink® as a way to instill qualities in their players that will stay with them even after their playing days are over.   Click to learn how your club can use Dig Pink to build better people!
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