COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 20, 2020) – USA Volleyball, with a heavy heart, has announced the cancellation of its remaining indoor national championship events for 2020.
The cancellations, along with the previously announced cancellation for the USA Volleyball Open National Championship that was set to start May 22 in Minneapolis, affects four national championship events.
- USA Volleyball Girls 18s National Championship, June 23-25 in Reno, Nevada
- USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship, June 25-July 4 in Dallas
- USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championship, June 27-July 4 in Reno, Nevada
- USA Volleyball High Performance Championships, July 22-26 in Pittsburgh
“With safety as our top priority and upon further evaluation of the current and projected status of the COVID-19 virus in each of our respective host cities, USA Volleyball cannot be assured of each venue's ability to host safe and restriction-free environments for our events in June and July,” USA Volleyball CEO Jamie Davis said. “We want to thank Dallas, Reno and Pittsburgh for their partnership and wonderful support as we navigated through this difficult decision. Most importantly, we want to thank our athletes, coaches, clubs’ directors and officials for their passion and patience throughout. We miss you already!"
USA Volleyball will issue refunds to all teams that have submitted entry fees for each event over the next few weeks.
“Although the Championship events will no longer be taking place this year, USA Volleyball will continue to provide wonderful online resources for our members and clubs through digital media channels,” Davis said.
USA Volleyball has shared, through its social media channels and its COVID-19 resources page (https://go.usav.org/familyresources), exclusive tips, drills, conditioning and other created content for its members by National Team athletes, coaches and training staff. New content is being produced and uploaded on a regular basis and is available free of charge.
“Thank you again to all of our members for your patience in this unprecedented time,” Davis said. “We hope everyone stays safe and we can get back into the gym soon. We cannot wait to see you all again in the 2021 season."