The Delta Region Volleyball Association is one of the 40 Regional Governing Bodies in the United States for Volleyball. We work with USA Volleyball in implementing volleyballprogramming in our geographic area, which includes the states of Arkansas, northern Mississippi and the part of Tennessee west of the Tennessee River. The Delta Region operates as a non-profit and non-government supported organization and is organized and governed by an elected volunteer board of directors. Our mission is to promote, develop and expand volleyball opportunities for individuals within the region. Our goal is to provide support and resources for players, coaches, officials and club leadership to improve skills and enhance the enjoyment of the game within a safe, positive environment.
The annual Delta Region Directors Meeting will be held Saturday, August 24, 2019. The meeting will be held at BancorpSouth, 2201 Fair Park Blvd, Jonesboro, Arkansas, 72401. The meeting will begin at 9:30am and usually last about 6 hours. All current adult members are invited to attend.
The agenda includes, but is not limited to: review of the 2018-19 financial reports, setting 2019-2020 event calendar, updating region policies, growing boy's volleyball, and reviewing the new Member Management System (Delta Region Club Directors are strongly encouraged to attend for the 1st look at the new system) .
|Division||Result||Team Name||Player Name||Player Name||City||State|
|G18||1||Conway White||Madison Bates||Matti Fairchild||Conway||AR|
|2*||501 Denton/Mobley||Brae Denton||Kenley Mobley||Conway||AR|
|G16||1*||Clubb/Martin||Kyla Clubb||Rylie Martin||Fayetteville||AR|
|2||501 Atkinson/Evans||Katie Atkinson||Sydney Evans||Cabot||AR|
|3*||501 Ashburn/Skinner||Mary Katherine Ashburn||Sophie Skinner||Hot Springs||AR|
|4*||Sandstorm||Vivian Hunt||Kenedi Brunen||Little Rock||AR|
|G14||1*||Ozark Wielert/Xu||Ella Weilert||Annie Xu||Fayetteville||AR|
|2*||PCA - Arnold/Tong||Lyla Tong||Elizabeth Arnold||Sherwood||AR|
|3||Bass and Bass||Hannah Bass||Sarah Bass||Jonesboro||AR|
|G12||1*||Sandstorm||Sara Cooper||Isable Butler||Benton||AR|
|2*||Desoto Legacy Ohana||Mary Catherine Couch||Sophia Gonzalez||Hernando||MS|
|3||Belle and Reese||Isabelle Ventress||Reese Wilburn||Alexander||AR|
|* Accepted Bid to Girls Junior National Beach Championships|
|to be held in Manhatten Beach, California July 18-23!|
|GOOD LUCK LADIES!|
Congrats to Vance Pitman and Michael Saxby for receiving their Junior National Referee certification at the Boy's Junior National Championships in Dallas, Texas.
Vance and Michael join a very select group of National and Junior National Referees from the Delta Region like National Referees Keith Hutchison, Rachael Stringer, Rob Shewmaker, Tracey Harrison, Phylis Anyango and Junior National Referees David Henry, Leigh Ann Roberts and Michael Sanderson.
Who would have thought just a few short years ago that the Delta Region would have this many national officials! Thanks to each of you for your dedication to our sport and to be willing to take your training to the next level.
Congrats to Shereen Bailey of Jackson, Mississippi for receiving her USA Volleyball National Scorer certification. Shereen received the certification while recently working at the 2018-19 USAV Boys Junior National Championships in Dallas, Texas. Shereen joins a very small but special couple from the Delta Region for receiving such an accomplishment; Rob Shewmaker (who is now an International Scorer) and Rachel Stringer (the Delta Region Scorer Chair).
2019 Delta HP Camp Participants
The 16th annual Delta Region High Performance Camp was held in Benton, Arkansas over June 1-2, 2019. Over 40 coaches and 126 players attended the camp. Click Here for additional details.
USA Volleyball is excited to announce the launch of USAVolleyballShop.com, an online shopping experience for members and fans to purchase USA Volleyball branded gear and merchandise. T-shirts, hoodies, hats, jackets and more, including an Adidas line of USAV merchandise designed specifically for the shop. Check back often to this site as we will be adding additional merchandise throughout the season!
Congratulations to the following teams that won a bid to the 2019 Girl's Junior National Championships during the Delta Region Qualifier held April 26-27 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. 13s: 1st Place~Ozark Juniors winner of National Bid~~13s: 2nd Place~AR Juniors Storm/Brookland winner of American Bid; 14s: 1st Place~Ozark Juniors winner of National Bid~~ 14s: 2nd Place~501 Volley 14N winner of American Bid; 15s: 1st Place~Ozark Juniors winner of National Bid~~15s: 2nd Place~Elite Volleyball Academy winner of American Bid; 16s: 1st Place~AR Juniors Storm winner of National Bid~~16s: 2nd Place~AR Jrs Storm NWA winner of American Bid; 17s: 1st Place~Ozark Juniors winner of National Bid~~17s: 2nd Place~501 Volley winner of American Bid Other qualified teams attending the GJNC are Ozark Juniors 18s (who were unopposed for the 18s Bid); Arkansas Juniors 151 winner of National Bid (at a National Qualifier); and Ozark Juniors 121 who were unopposed for the 12s National Bid. Good luck to all teams! Make us proud!
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has teamed up with the Delta Region of USA Volleyball in order to provide our members with insights to navigate the recruiting process and tips to better the game.
About the AVCA
The mission of the AVCA is to advance the sport of volleyball with AVCA coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development. With a membership of almost 7,000 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers.
Each week the AVCA/Delta Region will be sharing "TIPS OF THE WEEK" from education tips to recruiting tips. Click Here to find the latest Tip of the Week.
Want to play college volleyball, but would like to stay close to home? CLICK HERE to check out colleges within the Delta Region footprint that have volleyball programs.
You could have the best of both worlds: 1.) get to leave home~but not too far away; 2.) get to play college volleyball. That's a win for you and your family!
• Do you consider yourself one of the best Junior Officials in the Delta Region? • Do you actually look forward to your team’s work assignment at a tournament? • Maybe you would like to work as a paid official when you are old enough? You are exactly the athlete that the Delta Region wants to encourage and recognize! Just like outstanding volleyball players are recognized through the High Performance programs, we want deserving Junior Officials in the Delta Region to receive their own recognition. Through the Delta Region Rising Star Official’s Program, junior players who excel as a Referee, Scorer or Line Judge will be awarded the highest honor for a Junior official; RISING STAR OFFICIAL. Chosen by just a few key officials in the Delta Region, players who receive the honor will be awarded a special lanyard and badge court-side immediately following a match. Only individuals who display strong knowledge of the rules of the game and demonstrate good officiating techniques will be considered for such an honor. The goal of the Delta Region Rising Star Program is to encourage athletes that play the game today to want to become the Officials of Tomorrow!
Delta Region Commissioner