Welcome to the May 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: JVA Clubs Show the Importance of Giving Back to the Community

Each season, JVA member clubs are showing their young athletes the joy of giving back in their communities or around the world. There are many different ways to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. We've highlighted a few clubs this season that are showing their players the importance of giving back. Read more.

The NCAA Division I Council adopted new recruiting legislation on April 18, 2018. There has been a lot of conjecture out there over the past few days but it's best to adhere to the facts and support our athletes with the goal of educating and guiding them within the confines of the new legislation. Let's begin with the proposals that have been passed, the rationale, some side notes and practical applications of the rules. Read more.
This year's honorees display the incredible dedication, hard work, and discipline that it takes to excel as a well-rounded high school student-athlete. 
View the honorees  HERE.
It's a recurring nightmare that plays out with many volleyball club directors. Midway through the season, you realize your organization has overspent and doesn't have the money to cover the remaining costs. What happened? Chances are, you failed to adequately prepare a budget based on the club's specific needs and expenses. Read more HERE.
In general, hotel room rates seem higher than in the past - and they are! Here are 3 factors to consider when booking a city for a volleyball event, hotels being one of them, and how the JVA manages to secure reasonable hotel rates without a "stay to play" policy. Read more HERE.

In 2014, A4 Volley was just a vision by Club Director Joaquin Acosta and his wife Coral. They could not have predicted that in just four seasons, A4 would grow to 20 teams, #1 nationally ranked 18s team and #28 ranked club in the country. And that's not all... Find out more about this month's JVA Club of the Month HERE.

Concussions in volleyball are an all too common occurrence. According to a 2015 study in PT in Motion News, volleyball players report a rate of 3.57 concussions per 10,000 exposures. An exposure is equivalent to one practice or one match. This number may seem small, but if your daughter or son plays both high school and club volleyball, your player will have a combined 200+ practices and matches per year; or an approximate 7% likelihood of receiving a concussion for each year played. Click HERE to read more.

This is an exciting, yet stressful time for you. One sport, two sports, three sports, National Honors Society, mock governments, club or travel ball, SAT, ACT, GPA, and more - you have or will put a lot into your four years of high school. So much of those efforts are to set you up for a four-year experience at your dream college. So let's talk about your dream college.
 Read more.

Stein Metzger just led UCLA to its first beach volleyball national title in school history. When he is not busy winning collegiate championships, Stein wears another hat, Club Director of Los Angeles Beach Volleyball Club. The JVA Club Director shares beach setting basics to increase your partner stock level this summer. Watch HERE.

 Empowered Sports Club and Pro Beach Juniors (Fort Wayne, IN) shares passing movement and progression drills for training passing in the beach and indoor. Click here to watch.
Helpful Reading and Resources
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!
From Our Partner, NCSA

The NCAA just approved a  new set of rules that will change the way Division 1 college coaches can recruit athletes during camps and visits, taking their protection of recruits' time one step further. Here, we explain what the new rules are, who they will affect and what this means for your recruiting journey. Read more.
The Past, Present and Future of Volleyball, According to John Cook
From Our Partner, Hudl

In the first of a three-part series, the legendary Nebraska coach talks about the evolution of the game, where it stands now and what's coming next. Click HERE.
From Our Partner, TeamSnap

Conventional wisdom tells us to focus on the things that we can change, not on the things we can't. In youth sports, that's a tough one for parents because there's a heck of a lot that we can't change
. Read more.
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 again 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!
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!
Bring Dig Pink® To Your Summer Tournament!
From The Side-Out Foundation

Do you or someone you know run a spring or summer tournament? Adult? Grass? Beach?  If so, consider adding a Dig Pink component into your tournament and help support Side-Out's mission! We will even help you market to teams in your area!  CLICK HERE  to learn more.

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