March 31, 2020 Update from USAV CEO Jamie Davis
USA Volleyball is extending the elimination of sanctions for all USA Volleyball activities (including but not limited to events, practices, team activities, individual training sessions or anything covered by USA Volleyball insurance) through April 30, 2020. USA Volleyball is monitoring the situation daily and will continue to provide updates on a regular basis.
USA Volleyball has been asked by local clubs whether such ban applies to club activities covered under the club’s own (non-USA Volleyball) insurance. In these situations, USA Volleyball strongly encourages all member clubs and coaches to adhere to USA Volleyball’s policies. However, should a club decide to voluntarily disregard those policies and assume all risks associated therewith, we recommend that the club adhere to CDC; local, state and federal guidelines and recommendations when deciding whether or not to host practices or individual training sessions. If a club does host practice or individual training sessions, those activities would be considered a non-sanctioned activity by USA Volleyball and thus NOT covered by USA Volleyball insurance.
The health and welfare of our membership, volleyball families and fellow citizens is our primary concern in all decisions we are making during these uncharted times.
USA Volleyball has a page on its website solely devoted to COVID-19 which is updated with the latest information at https://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/features/usa-volleyball-response-on-coronavirus.
To clarify, all Delta Region events and activities are halted through April 30, 2020.
The Delta Region and the AVCA is proud to announce a Virtual College Coaches panel to be held Thursday, April 9th at 6:30 PM. This is an online session where college coaches in our region will answer recruiting questions from Delta members and parents.
You can ask questions like: “What’s the difference in playing D1 vs NAIA?” or “How should I let college coaches know I’m interested in playing at their college?” I’m sure you have several other questions, so start writing them down now and be ready for Thursday, April 9th.
Participating on the panel is:
The link to the Virtual Panel Discussion is https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5278739238212165643
You will need to register first (just full name and email) to be able to join in that night. Just submit your information to the webinar organizer, who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and their other services. That night the audience will be muted, but you can still type questions. So, ask a bunch!
Let’s talk volleyball ~ it’s been way too long! Hope you log in on the 9th!
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 volleyball programming in our geographic area, which includes the states of Arkansas, northern Mississippi (above Hwy 84) 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 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!
Looking for some volleyball swag? Check out USA Volleyball's online store at USAVolleyballShop.com for 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!