2018 USA Volleyball
Annual Report

Sport Development

Partnerships with many groups continued our growing-the-game-together focus for coaches, players and parents alike. Key collaborations include RVA-focused website articles; USOC American Development Model; USADA’s TrueSport; and MotorMVB boys and men’s programming. 

2018 Accomplishments

Sport Development continued member benefit enhancements. New material was created for RVA club growth through the new bi-monthly newsletters, resulting in record numbers of online engagements for coaches, players and parents. 

The USOC collaboration on the American Development Model will impact programming at both the grassroots and high performance levels – with an emphasis on parent information with many informative handouts and posters. 

Four subaward grants from our Adaptive Sports Grant award from the Department of Veterans Affairs were awarded to three RVAs and one disabled sport program which included matching funds, an adapter net kit from Sports Imports, and staff support for an initial clinic at the organization’s programming. USA Volleyball ran eight experiential sitting clinics for USOC sponsors. 

Starlings USA leadership, in collaboration with our Sport Development staff, worked with USOC Member Sports Organizations and the Regional Volleyball Associations to enhance existing diverse volleyball programming through its Taking Flight program.

USADA’s TrueSport department created valuable monthly content for RVAs and club programs.  

Collaboration with MotorMVB has helped grow NCAA Division III men’s volleyball to record numbers (more than 100 teams) and nearly doubled the number of states seeking to implement boys high school varsity programming. 

2018 Diversity & Inclusion Grants were given to 10 RVAs to primarily start new programming.

USA Volleyball conducted dozens of clinics in the RVAs and worldwide, both through CAP, NORCECA, and the FIVB and its online course work. Collaborated with the Aspen Institute Project Play and GEVA in Harlem, and with a national High School Sports rating project (girls volleyball ranked top team sport); Kids in the Game in the Northwest US.

Progress by the Numbers

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States with leaders working to add boys volleyball as a high school sport
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New USOC/USAV ADM flyers and posters created for RVA use

NCAA Division III men’s varsity programs now at more than 100 schools through our work with MotorMVB.