We think USAV should be your #1 choice in Volleyball Organizations.
Did you know that…
- USAV offers competitive and instructional programming for youth, high school, collegiate and adult members from ages 7-and-under to 75-and-above.
- USAV, in our ongoing effort to provide the safest environment for our junior aged members, have been conducting background checks on adults working with junior players since 2005.
- USAV is the only volleyball organization to accredit volleyball coaches. Since 1977, when the first USAV coaching certification program began, over 100,000 coaches have received training at the varying levels of accreditation offered.
- USAV was founded in 1928, and was one of the 12 founding countries of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) in 1947. Currently the FIVB is the largest international sports federation in the world with 220 National Federations.
- USAV is the National Governing Body (NGB) of the sport, as recognized by the US Olympic Committee (USOC), per the Amateur Sports Acts passed in 1978. There are 44 NGBs for the other Olympic and Pan American Sports.
- USAV currently has over 325,000 members in the 2014-15 season, including players, coaches and officials, including an estimated 5,300 junior clubs.
- USAV began with eight Regional Volleyball Associations (RVAs), and now has 40 Regions serving its members.
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