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PARENTS PAGE

Welcome parents to the delta region & usa volleyball

In addition to this page, you can find additional pages full of information to help with your child's Delta Region Volleyball Season. 


Why Should My Kid Play USA Volleyball

When you join the Delta Region, you become a registrant of USA Volleyball (USAV), just like the players who won Olympic Games medals in Rio de Janeiro. Based in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body of the sport, serving the lifetime sport of volleyball at all ages and levels, through its 40 regions and other affiliated members. Click on this link to find the benefits of USAV Membership through the Delta Region.

JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL PROGRAMS IN THE DELTA REGION

Junior Volleyball is a program of the Delta Region of USA Volleyball directed at individuals 18 years or younger. The purpose of the Delta Region Junior Volleyball programs is to offer our youth an opportunity to become involved in a wholesome and beneficial athletic activity, which they can pursue at various skill levels. Youth participants should be introduced to the joys of athletic competition, should learn good lifetime physical activity habits during their formative years, and should be exposed to basic and complex volleyball skills. The Delta Region Junior Volleyball programs should be a bridge between Junior Volleyball (age 18 and under) and Adult Volleyball. The Delta Region Junior Volleyball programs are only a part of the development of our youth. Everyone involved should recognize that family and school issues have priority over these programs. The region does not guarantee that every youth participant will be invited to play on a team as clubs and teams are private enterprises. CLICK HERE for list of Junior clubs in the Delta Region.

SAFESPORT FOR PARENTS

Selecting the right sport and club for your child is about more than athletic development or playing time. Parents should do their homework – to learn about a club’s reputation and its policies and procedures to protect all athletes. By understanding the components of an effective plan to handle misconduct, you will be empowered to ask the right questions, spot potential risks and have conversations with your child to monitor activities.

When selecting a sport club or program for your child, an important factor to consider is whether the administrators and organizers have developed a strategy to address misconduct. While the existence of a plan is a positive step, how coaches, volunteers and staff enforce those policies is crucial.

As a parent, you should get straightforward answers to these basic questions before allowing your child to participate.

Are Great Coaches Becoming an Endangered Species?

Sadly, in our current era of entitlement, and parents who think they are helping their kids by mowing down all obstacles (we call them lawnmower parents) in their child’s march toward Ivy League schooling and college athletics, our coaches of positive significance are becoming an endangered species. These amazing people who are willing to push your child, to take him or her out of their comfort zone, to say “good, now do more,” are being threatened by a minority of parents who are willing to yell loudly and make a big stink every time their precious little child faces some adversity...

THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN COACHES AND PARENTS

Together, coaches and parents can make a significant impact on helping their athletes to find opportunities at the next level and it’s important that there is a healthy relationship between all 3-parties.


CHANGING THE GAME IN YOUTH SPORTS

Watch this great video found on Changing the Game Project by John O'Sullivan. Do you realize seven out of ten kids quit youth sports? We have to change the game of youth sports and give it back to the kids.

USA VOLLEYBALL ROTATION EXPLAINED

So you're watching volleyball, and you get it, the six players on the court rotate every once in a while after a point and before a serve. But, why? Where? In what order? Where can they go after they rotate? Here is everything you need to know to understand the USAV volleyball rotation.

USA VOLLEYBALL DICTIONARY

USAV VOLLEYBALL GLOSSARY: Well, here it is: every volleyball phrase you could possibly need to know to keep you totally in the loop when watching and talking about the sport.

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR ALL USA VOLLEYBALL MEMBERS

USAV membership includes an insurance protection package. Click on this link for a summary of the Sport Accident Policy and forms for filing a claim.