Welcome to the March 2019 Edition of VolleyBiz!
The monthly newsletter designed to inform the junior volleyball community on the happenings and different facets related to the business of club volleyball.
From the JVA Office: How Small Clubs Thrive in a Competitive Market
The size of the club will not break your success; a small mindset will. The increase in junior volleyball participation has led to growth in the number of junior volleyball clubs. New clubs are forming, large clubs are acquiring smaller ones, and on average a club is fielding 20-25 indoor teams easily. Here are 5 ways a small club can take advantage of it's size and thrive in a competitive market.
The 2019 JVA Boys Watch List features 154 boys indoor junior volleyball players from JVA member clubs across the country. The players nominated to the inaugural watch list are among the best in the nation in their age division this season.
The 2019 Ultra Ankle® JVA Watch List features 1,429 girls indoor junior volleyball players from 110 JVA member clubs across 30 states plus Canada. The players nominated are among the best in the nation in their age division this season.
The JVA is pleased to announce a partnership with the National Volleyball Association to bring live professional men's volleyball to three JVA hosted events this season. Participants will have the opportunity to witness high level competition during the JVA event, and the NVA athletes will be available for autographs, photo opportunities, and to answer any questions for aspiring youth.
4 Essential Skills of Mental Toughness Needed for Success
Parents can set the precedent for the athlete's mental toughness. How parents behave and communicate before an event, during an event and after an event is the precedent that is set. It's important for a club director and coach to foster a learning environment for the parents so they can develop positive sports parenting habits. Here's a good place to start.
Richmond Volleyball Club Wins JVA Club of the Month
Richmond Volleyball Club was founded in 1981 to meet the demand for recreational volleyball in the Central Virginia area. Today, the club serves more than 1,800 adult members and over 1,000 junior players, ages 7-18. Learn more about how our JVA Club of the Month is going above and beyond to help grow and develop junior volleyball in their region.
If you have played or coached sports long enough you know that not every win is notated in the win column, and not every loss is in a column either. Here are five ways to continue to develop your team's competitive edge and help ensure the athletes remain in the fight until the last point is scored.
Similar to indoor, collegiate beach volleyball is a team game, and it is the fastest growing NCAA sport over the last five years in Division I. And the juniors are following suit. Now it's time for junior beach events to mirror the college game. Here are three benefits of the Club vs Club format and why it is essential for the continued development of junior and collegiate beach volleyball.
Academy Volleyball Cleveland  (Cleveland, Ohio) shares a 5v5 and 6v6 Drill that emphasizes resetting to base in the front row and back row. The team keeps the ball in play until they get to 10 in a row. Defenders need to work on getting to base quickly and focusing on their responsibility as a blocker and defender. After 10 in a row the attacker tries to score. Coaches can progress by adding different criteria/goals for defenders, setters and attackers.
Helpful Reading and Resources
While many student-athletes focus on playing for a big-time Division 1 sports program, there are actually many reasons why junior college might make sense instead. With more than 300 junior college women’s volleyball programs in the US, research shows that many volleyball coaches recruit from junior colleges. So, if you’re interested in how the junior college recruiting process works, here are 6 facts that support why the junior college route might be a great fit.
Video Powers Culture of Positivity for Westview High School Volleyball
From Our Partner, Hudl
The  Westview High School volleyball team  may have had a winning  2018 season —not to mention the best postseason in their team’s history—but coach Nancy Ros and her players are celebrating their team bond just as much as their rankings.   Read more.
Price is Right for ecstatic beach pro Sauter, who won a new car
Spencer Sauter: Pro beach volleyball player, day trader, and now, The Price is Right big winner. Read more.
AOC Coaching Clinics start in less than a month!
From Our Partner, Art of Coaching Volleyball
AOC clinics start the first weekend in April, but you still have plenty of time to get tickets and plan your trip! Head to a clinic to learn from exceptional coaches like Karch Kiraly, Russ Rose and John Dunning on the court, in the classroom and one-on-one! With six clinics to choose from (and a feature clinic in LAS VEGAS), one is bound to fit your schedule. Get tickets now to reserve your spot!
Apply to Present at the 2019 AVCA Convention
From Our Partner, AVCA
The American Volleyball Coaches Association would like to invite members and industry professionals to submit a proposal to be considered as a speaker for on-court, beach and classroom presentations at the 2019 AVCA Annual Convention. The convention will be held December 18-22, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA. All proposals and suggestions will be considered for inclusion on the convention education schedule. You may also suggest a speaker or topic you feel would be a valuable addition to the convention program. Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2019. Apply HERE .
From Our Partner, The Side-Out Foundation
Challenge your club volleyball team to dive, roll, and hustle while collecting digs as part of the Dig Pink Dig-A-Thon! Help honor the 150,000 individuals living with stage IV breast cancer this season. 

Volleyball Ankle Braces That are On in Seconds, Last for Hours, and Protect for Years
From Our Partner, Ultra Ankle
Our Ultra Zoom is the best ankle brace in volleyball because it uses your body heat to form to you. It allows you to move in all the natural ways and only restricts any excessive movement that may result in an ankle sprain. You’ll play better and play more, losing less time to injuries.   Read more.
4 Expectations Sports Parents Should Let Go
From Our Partner, TeamSnap
Hope and expectation are good things. But in the very emotional and competitive world of youth sports, expectations can take a poisonous turn. Read more.
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