USA Volleyball Commissions, Councils and Assemblies
(last updated Spring of 2017)

USA Volleyball Commissions

Rules Commission
The Commission approves and/or modifies the wording for the Domestic Competition Regulations publication, which is published every two years. The Commission also tests proposed rules changes and may send a representative to the rules meetings of other Affiliated Organizations.

  • Staff Liaison: Paul Albright
  • Chair: Pati Rolf
  • Composition: Chair (appointed by the CEO) with nine to 17 commission members, including FIVB Rules and Referees Commission members, USAV indoor and beach appointments, USAV beach appointments and representatives of other member organizations.

Girls’ Competition Commission
The Commission addresses concerns arising during the girls’ season to provide direction in dealing with such issues.

  • Staff Liaisons: Tom Pingel, Kristy Cox
  • Composition: Chair (appointed with the approval of the CEO) with three to five commission members.

Boys’ Competition Commission
The Commission addresses concerns arising during the boys’ season to provide direction in dealing with such issues.

  • Staff Liaisons: Tom Pingel, Barbara Eisenbeis
  • Composition: Chair (appointed with the approval of the CEO) with three to five commission members.

Adult Competition Commission
The Commission addresses concerns arising during the adult season to provide direction in dealing with such issues.

  • Staff Liaisons: Tom Pingel, Irina Damy
  • Composition: Chair (appointed with the approval of the CEO) with three to five commission members.

Coach Education Commission
The commission advises staff with respect to existing and new curriculum, certification and delivery. The representation would come from the areas of high school, collegiate, beach, USOC, junior club, national, sitting and high performance programs.

  • Staff Liaison: Shelley Small
  • Composition: Chair (appointed by the CEO) with up to 12 persons, plus Bill Neville (USAV National Commissioner of Coaching Education)

Recognition Commission

  • Staff Liaison: June Sander, Bill Kauffman
  • Chair: Christena Clauss
  • Composition: The chair, with representatives of the several entities of the USA Volleyball Recognition Program, including the Junior Assembly, players/coaches, leadership and officials.
  • Sub-commissions for Specific Awards: To see all sub-commissions of the Recognitions Commission, click here

Sports Medicine and Performance Commission
Key sports performance and medical leaders contribute information to assist staff with enhancing National Team, CAP and Grassroots programming. Commission members may represent USAV on NORCECA/FIVB commissions.

  • Staff Liaison: John Kessel
  • Commission Chair: Dr. Bill Briner
  • Composition: Chair (appointed by the CEO) with five to six members.

Grassroots Commission
The Commission advises staff with respect to reaching and involving the grassroots in indoor, beach and grass volleyball, from 3-year-olds to senior adult level.

  • Staff Liaison: John Kessel
  • Commission Chair: Eric Hodgson
  • Composition: Chair (appointed by the CEO) with 10 to 12 members, including representatives from Regional Volleyball Associations, Affiliated Organizations and USAVā€ˆJunior Volleyball clubs working to grow the game at the non-elite level.

Structure and Function Commission
The Commission reflects USAV’s governance structure in the language included in its governing documents (Bylaws and Operating Code).

  • Staff Liaison: Kerry Klostermann
  • Composition: Chair (appointed by the CEO) with three to five members, one of which may be the corporate secretary.

USAV Administrative Council
The administrative council will elect its own Chair. The CEO shall assign appropriate staff to attend the meetings of the Council. Recommendations originating from the Council are directed to the attention of the CEO or designee.

Apart from teleconference meetings, a face-to-face opportunity would depend on an analysis of the calendar of meetings of the Assemblies. Ideally, the Council would meet after all of the Assemblies have met and deal with inter-Assembly issues, which would be communicated to the CEO at least three weeks prior to a Board meeting.

  • Staff Liaison: CEO and designated staff
  • Composition: This Council is comprised of two members each from the RVA Assembly, Junior Assembly, Officials Assembly, Beach Assembly, and Member Relations Commission. The Council elects its Chair from among its members.

RVA Assembly

  • Staff Liaisons: Tori Hoke, Paul Albright
    1. Each representative has one vote in the Assembly.
    2. The Assembly elects two board representatives and two representatives to the Administrative Council.
    3. Committees of the RVA Assembly include Insurance, Strategic Planning, Education, Marketing, Structure & Function, Compliance, Competition and Ethics & Eligibility Committees.
  • Composition: One representative from each RVA who is the Principal RVA Representative. The Chair and other leadership are elected by the Assembly, and the agenda of meetings developed by the Chair.

Officials’ Assembly
The Officials’ Assembly’s mission is the sharing ideas and the education of leadership about regional and national programs and regulations.

  • Staff Liaison: Paul Albright
  • Composition: Members come from representatives of RVAs and other organizations that include officials. The Chair and other leadership are elected by the Assembly and the agenda of meetings will be developed by the Chair in consultation with the CEO.
  • Chair: Devonie McLarty
  • Representative to the USAV Board of Directors: Sue Mailhot
  • Representatives to USAV Administrative Council: Devonie McLarty, Brad Aaberg

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL
Chair: Devonie McLarty
Chair, International/National Beach Officials Commission: Steve Owen
Chair, International Indoor Officials Commission: Steve Robb
Chair, National Indoor Officials Commission: Michael McPoyle
Associate Chair, National Indoor Referees: Dave Spencer
Associate Chair, National Indoor Scorers: Becky Brockney
At Large Representative – Affiliated Organizations: Marcia Alterman
At-Large Representative – Regional Volleyball Association Referees: Donnie Goodwin, Pati Rolf
At-Large Representative – Regional Volleyball Association Scorers: Lynne Updegraff, Glo Bailey
At-Large Representative – Regional Volleyball Association Beach Officials: Ryan McDowell, Steven Kenyon
Recorder: Marcie Schapp
Staff Liaisons: Paul Albright

OFFICIALS SUB-ASSEMBLIES
Chair, RVA Referee Development Sub-Assembly: Chad Klunk
Chair, RVA Scorer Development Sub-Assembly: Ric Washburn
Chair, RVA Beach Officials Development Sub-Assembly: Steve Kenyon
Chair, Affiliated Organization Sub-Assembly: Marcia Alterman

OFFICIALS COMMISSIONS

NATIONAL INDOOR OFFICIALS COMMISSION
Chair: Michael McPoyle
Associate Chair, National Indoor Referees: Dave Spencer
Associate Chair, National Indoor Scorers: Becky Brockney
Director, National Indoor Referee Certification and Evaluation: Michelle Prater, Ross Erickson
Director, National Indoor Scorer Certification and Evaluation: Rachael Stringer
Director, RVA Indoor Referee Development: Chad Klunk
Director, RVA Indoor Scorer Development: Ric Washburn
Director, RVA Indoor Junior Officials Development: Marcia Costley
Director, National Indoor Referee Camps and Training: Jeff McKinney
Director, National Indoor Referee Clinic Development: Bill Thornburgh
At-Large National Indoor Referee Representative: Pati Rolf
At-Large National Indoor Scorer Representative: Glo Bailey
At-Large Representative – Regional Volleyball Association Referees: Donnie Goodwin
At-Large Representative – Regional Volleyball Association Scorers: Lynne Updegraff
Ex-officio Member – International Indoor Officials: Steve Robb
Ex-officio Member – International Indoor Scorers: Becky Brockney
Ex-officio Member – Affiliated Organizations Liaison: Marcia Alterman
Ex-officio Member – National Indoor Volleyball Rules Interpreter: Bill Stanley
Ex-Officio Member: Kathy Ferraraccio (Indoor Consultant)

INTERNATIONAL INDOOR OFFICIALS COMMISSION
Chair: Steve Robb
Director, International Indoor Scorers: Becky Brockney
Referee Advisors: Doug Wilson, Neill Luebke, Fred Buehler, Tom Blue
Scorer Advisors: Debbie Reed, Dixie Collins, Donna Wigton
Ex-officio – Associate Chair, National Indoor Referees: Dave Spencer
Ex-officio – Associate Chair, National Indoor Scorers: Becky Brockney

Beach OFFICIALS COMMISSION
Chair: Steve Owen
Director, Beach Officials Certification and Evaluation: Keith Murlless
Director, RVA Beach Officials Development: Steve Kenyon
Director, Beach Officials Camp Development: Suzanne Lowrey
At-Large Representative – Regional Volleyball Association Beach Officials: Ryan McDowell
At-Large Beach Officials Representative: Steve Kenyon
International Beach Officials Advisors: Glenn Sapp, Richard Bleau, Tony Chann, Ronnie Kaase

Beach Assembly

  • Staff Liaisons: TBA
  • Composition: Appointed by the CEO, with eight to nine commission members, national beach tour representative, FIVB/NORCECA player or staff from USA, USAV National Junior Beach Tour representative, AVCA/collegiate representative, regional junior member organization representative, regional adult member organization representative or independent promoter, USOC representative and a player representative.