USA Volleyball Response on COVID-19

Message from CEO Jamie Davis

March 31, 2020 Update

USA Volleyball is extending the elimination of sanctions for all USA Volleyball activities (including but not limited to events, practices, team activities, individual training sessions or anything covered by USA Volleyball insurance) through April 30, 2020. USA Volleyball is monitoring the situation daily and will continue to provide updates on a regular basis.

USA Volleyball has been asked by local clubs whether such ban applies to club activities covered under the club’s own (non-USA Volleyball) insurance. In these situations, USA Volleyball strongly encourages all member clubs and coaches to adhere to USA Volleyball’s policies. However, should a club decide to voluntarily disregard those policies and assume all risks associated therewith, we recommend that the club adhere to CDC; local, state and federal guidelines and recommendations when deciding whether or not to host practices or individual training sessions. If a club does host practice or individual training sessions, those activities would be considered a non-sanctioned activity by USA Volleyball and thus NOT covered by USA Volleyball insurance.

The health and welfare of our membership, volleyball families and fellow citizens is our primary concern in all decisions we are making during these uncharted times.

March 26, 2020 Update - 6 p.m. Mountain

Dear Volleyball Club Directors,

As we all navigate the momentous impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives and the lives of our loved ones, we are also faced with the reality that in addition to the impact we are facing at USA Volleyball, we know that volleyball clubs across the country have been impacted significantly as well.

We at USA Volleyball want to keep you informed of potential resources available to help small businesses during this difficult time. Know that USA Volleyball is not affiliated or involved with operating any of these programs, and this information is being provided simply as a service to you. Please direct any and all questions to the organizations responsible for offering and managing these initiatives.

Sincerely,

Jamie Davis
USA Volleyball CEO

Facebook Grants

Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in more than 30 countries. This program is intended to help keep your workforce going strong, cover rent and operational costs and connect with customers. Many volleyball clubs could be eligible for said grants.

This program will begin accepting applications in the coming weeks. You can sign up for updates by visiting the Facebook grants page.

Universal Deductions and Expanded Loans for Nonprofits

This program is expected to clear congress Friday as part of a $2 trillion coronavirus bailout legislation. It would allow nonitemizers to deduct up to $300 in cash giving for the 2020 tax year, and would make smaller nonprofits eligible for loans of up $10 million each.

The bill would lift the cap on annual giving from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent, and nonprofits with 500 or fewer employees would be eligible for guaranteed loans of up to $10 million (up from $1 million) or a third of their annual operating expenses. Nonprofits that keep their employees on the payroll from February 15 to June 30 could have their loans forgiven, turning the loan into a grant.

To read more about the potential of this program, visit philanthropy.com.

Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Loans

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is working with state governors to offer Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most states are now opening Economic Injury Disaster Loan programs which are intended to aid small businesses directly affected by COVID-19. The program provides working capital loans that may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had this disaster not occurred.

Please review the information below thoroughly and consult with the SBA to determine if this program is right for you. Questions about eligibility, loan amounts or other details should be directed to your local SBA office. For more information and to apply, visit the SBA Disaster Loan website.

SBA Disaster Assistance Loans Specifics
Eligible Entities
  • Applicants must meet the SBA requirements of a small business subject to revenue and employee limits
  • Businesses directly affected by COVID-19
Ineligible Entities
  • Agricultural Enterprises: If the primary activity of the business (including its affiliates) is as defined in Section 18(b)(1) of the Small Business Act, neither the business nor its affiliates are eligible
  • Religious Organizations
  • Gambling Concerns (Ex: Concerns that derive more that 1/3 of their annual gross revenue from legal gambling activities)
  • Casinos & Racetracks (Ex: Businesses whose purpose for being is gambling (e.g., casinos, racetracks, poker parlors, etc.) are not eligible regardless of 1/3 criteria above.
  • Cannabis Industry
Loan Approval Criteria
  • Credit History: Applicants must have a credit history acceptable to SBA
  • Repayment: SBA must determine that the applicant business has the ability to repay the SBA loan
How Much You Can Borrow
  • Eligible entities may qualify for loans up to $2 million
  • The interest rates for this disaster are 3.75 percent for small businesses and 2.75 percent for nonprofit organizations with terms up to 30 years
  • Eligibility for these working capital loans are based on the size (must be a small business) and type of business and its financial resources
How the Funds Can Be Used
  • These working capital loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred
  • The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits or for expansion
  • Funds cannot be used to pay down long-term debt
What is Needed to Apply
  • Completed SBA loan application (SBA Form 5)
  • Tax Information Authorization (IRS Form 4506T) for the applicant, principals and affiliates
  • Complete copies of the most recent Federal Income Tax Return
  • Schedule of Liabilities (SBA Form 2202)
  • Personal Financial Statement (SBA Form 413)
  • Income, balance sheet, and cash flow documents
  • Other Information may also be requested
Other Information That May Be Requested
  • Complete copy, including all schedules, of the most recent Federal income tax return for principals, general partners or managing member, and affiliates (see filing requirements for more information)
  • If the most recent Federal income tax return has not been filed, a year-end profit-and-loss statement and balance sheet for that tax year
  • A current year-to-date profit-and-loss statement
  • Additional Filing Requirements (SBA Form 1368) providing monthly sales figures
How Soon Will Businesses Receive Money?
  • Eligible businesses that submit complete loan packages could receive money within three (3) weeks
  • Incomplete information and verification of collateral will delay approval process
How to Apply
  • Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela
  • Paper loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155
  • Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

March 18, 2020 Update - 6:00 p.m. Mountain

Local volleyball clubs and/or facilities:

The Small Business Administration is offering disaster assistance loans related to the coronavirus/COVID-19. The link takes the user to a page with an additional COVID Aid link at the top of the page. The user should follow the link.

According to the Congressional Research Service, the SBA has defined “Small Business” as (see page 8):

  • organized for profit;
  • has a place of business in the United States;
  • operates primarily within the United States or makes a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials, or labor;
  • is independently owned and operated;
  • is not dominant in its field on a national basis;
  • does not exceed size standards established, and updated periodically, by the SBA

We are providing this information as you may wish to see if you qualify and take advantage of the program.

March 19, 2020 Update

March 18, 2020 Update

March 13, 2020 Update

March 11, 2020 Update

We have established a mailbox at healthinfo@usav.org where you can send any inquiries related to this issue.

Above all, the health and welfare of our membership, volleyball families and fellow citizens is our primary concern in all decisions we are making during these uncharted times

- Jamie Davis, CEO, USA Volleyball

Tips to Cope with COVID-19

It looks like most of us will be staying home for the foreseeable future. Need help coming up with ways to keep fit during social distancing? Or explain to your children what's going on? Visit our Family Resources page for tips from various professionals on a variety of topics.

We are Family COVID Resources

Event Updates

Updated April 6, 2020

For information on upcoming qualifier, bid and other tournaments, please select your preferred tournament below. USAV-organized events such as Sunshine Classic have information in each section. For updates on USAV-sanctioned tournaments organized by other groups, you'll need to visit that tournament's webpage for the latest information. A link will be provided to each qualifier's page. Links for all qualifiers are also available on our Girls Qualifiers page

Note: if you have questions about a regional event, please visit the hosting region's website or contact the region directly.

Week Two of Colorado Crossroads has been Canceled.

Statement from Colorado Crossroads (issued April 6, 2020)

We are very sorry to announce that the re-schedule of Crossroads Week 2 for June 12-14 is no longer possible. The state of Colorado and city of Denver announced that the Convention Center is to be transformed into auxiliary hospital space due to COVID-19. This order is effective through June 30, 2020; the order may be extended if there is a need to do so.

We thank all of you who have shown such unflagging support for Crossroads – the teams, the coaches, the parents, the officials, the sponsors, the exhibitors, the vendors. Don’t forget Crossroads is on 3 weekends for 2021; February 26-28, March 5-7, and March 12-14. We’ll announce the age groups for each weekend very shortly.

Thank you again for all your support for Crossroads. We look forward to seeing you in Denver in 2021!

The Crossroads Staff

The Mid-East Qualifier has been postponed until May 23-25 and May 30-June 1.

Statement from the Mid-East Qualifier (issued March 26, 2020)

Rescheduled dates are planned as follows:

May 23-25 in St. Louis: 11-14s, 15 American and 15 Select

May 30-Jun 1 in Indianapolis: Housing will still go through AES, but will not be ready until April 21. Please do not contact us at this time for housing. Teams who were already in the event will be reached out to first.

Questions or if you are interested in playing can be directed to either smcqueen@capitolsportscenter.com or lkeating@capitolsportscenter.com

Housing Update

The Housing Directors for your hotel reservations are working with hotels in both St. Louis and Indianapolis to get every reservation cancelled. Please know that we are working diligently to get this completed in a timely manner. We have contacted every hotel and your rooms will be cancelled. We appreciate your patience in this process. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 800-476-0060.

We hope everyone stays safe and healthy!

-Your friends at Capitol Sports Housing

Mid-East Qualifier is a USAV-sanctioned event. Visit the Mid-east Qualifier's webpage.

The Pacific Northwest Qualifier has been canceled.

The Pacific Northwest Qualifier is a USAV-sanctioned event. Visit the Pacific Northwest Qualifier webpage.

Red Rock Rave has been postponed and rescheduled for May 30-June 1 and June 5-7.

Red Rock Rave is a USAV-sanctioned event. For the latest information about the tournament, visit the Red Rock Rave webpage.

Statement from the SCVA (issued March 26, 2020)

It is with great sadness that the SCVA will need to postpone the Red Rock Rave 1 and the Red Rock Rave 2. Some of our clubs, teams, athletes, and families may be disappointed in this postponement, however the SCVA hopes that this will help keep our community safe by limiting the exposure that could occur at the venue.

The CDC has recommended that gatherings of 50 people or more not take place for the next 7 weeks. In accordance with this recommendation, the Red Rock Rave Revived has been cancelled. However, the SCVA has secured the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for May 30th – June 1st, and June 5th – 7th. The SCVA will return to using the Red Rock Rave 1 and the Red Rock Rave 2, using the new dates. All teams that were previously entered into the Red Rock Rave 1 and the Red Rock Rave 2 will remain in the event. The events will reopen for online registration at www.advancedeventsystems.com on Monday, March 30th at 9AM (PST). The SCVA apologizes for all of the inconveniences this may cause with travel arrangements.

The Red Rock Rave 1, May 30th – June 1st will host the following age divisions:

  • 18 Open, 18 USA, and 18 American
  • 17 Open, 17 USA, and 17 American
  • 16 Open, 16 USA, and 16 American

The Red Rock Rave 2, June 5th – 7th will host the following divisions:

  • 15 Open, 15 USA, and 15 American
  • 14 Open, 14 USA, and 14 American
  • 13 Open, 13 USA, and 13 American
  • 12 National and 12 American
  • 11 National

Since USA Volleyball has extended the qualifying season, and postponed the Girls 18s Junior National Championships to June 23rd – 25th (Reno, Nevada), the SCVA will be awarding bids in all age divisions. If your club and/or team cannot attend the newly scheduled Red Rock Rave 1 or the Red Rock Rave 2, please email the SCVA at info@scvavolleyball.org The SCVA will remove your club/team from the event, and process a refund as quickly as possible. The MGM properties and KC Sports Housing are aware of the new event dates and are prepared to make the necessary adjustments. Clubs/teams will need to create new room blocks with KC Sports Housing for the new event dates.

The Show Me National Qualifier has been postponed until mid-May. Week One will now take place May 16-18 and Week Two will take place May 22-24.

Show Me Qualifier is a USA Volleyball-organized tournament, working in conjunction with the Heart of America Region. Visit the Show Me Qualifier website.

USA Volleyball has received new information that the Mayor of Kansas City has extended the State of Emergency with a proclamation that all events with more than 10 people within the city will be cancelled or delayed for a eight-week period due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. In light of this new information, we will be postponing both the first and second weekends of the Show Me National Qualifier. We have secured new dates with the Kansas City Convention Center and will be rescheduling Week One to May 16-18 and Week Two to May 22-24. We appreciate your patience in this trying time. Please continue to refer to this page for the latest information on USA Volleyball events.

The Northeast Qualifier has been postponed until June 6-8 and June 12-14.

The Northeast Qualifier is a USAV-sanctioned event. For the latest information about the qualifier, visit the Northeast Qualifier website.

Statement from the Northeast Qualifier (issued March 30, 2020)

The Northeast Qualifier has has been rescheduled to two weekends in June. Both weekends will take place in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The new dates are:

  • June 6-8: 11 National; 12 National/American; 13 Open/USA/American; 14 Open/USA/American/Club; 15 American/Club; 16 Club; 17 Club
  • June 12-14: 15 Open/USA; 16 Open/USA/American; 17 Open/USA/American

NOTE: NEQ Staff is hoping to acquire additional space the weekend of June 12-14. Should this happen, we will notify you of which Club Divisions will be added for teams to enter.

Hotels for the Rescheduled Dates

The Under Armour Northeast Qualifier will be enforcing stay to play for these rescheduled dates. To date, all reservations that had been booked for the original NEQ dates have been cancelled. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your original reservations, please email em2housing@em2housing.com. EM2 Housing is in the process of setting up the new inventory for the new dates and will open on April 15 at 8AM CST. If you previously had a reservation booked through EM2 Housing for Northeast Qualifier, the AES booking fee will be waived for your new NEQ reservation as long as we can verify record of original reservation.

Options for Currently Registered Teams
  1. Play on the rescheduled dates and elect the entry fee already submitted be applied to the new tournament date
  2. Credit the full amount of this year’s entry fee towards 2021 Northeast National Qualifier event
  3. Teams that are unable to attend the new dates will receive a full refund (less any applicable transaction fees)

Please email Julie Rife at julierife@ecvb.org no later than Friday, April 3 with decision regarding the 3 options above. Registration for new teams will open on Saturday, April 4.

We want to thank everyone for their patience through this unprecedented time and hope that the options afforded teams will meet their respective needs.

The Lone Star Classic has been postponed and rescheduled for late May and early June.

The new dates are as follows:

May 30-June 1
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center - Dallas, Texas
  • 11s, 12s, 13s, 14s (11 Club will be Saturday-Sunday)
June 5-7
  • Austin Convention Center - Austin, Texas
  • 15 American, Club, Select and USA
June 6-8
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center - Dallas, Texas
  • 15 Opens, 16s, 17s

The Lone Star Classic is a USAV-sanctioned event. For the latest information about the qualifier, visit the Lone Star Classic webpage.

Statement from the Lone Star Classic (issued March 20, 2020)

First and foremost, we'd like to thank you for your cooperation and patience with us as we have dealt with these unexpected changes to the season. As we announced yesterday, the 2020 Mizuno Lone Star Classic was postponed pending confirmation of new dates. We are excited to announce the new dates and age groups below.

Rescheduled 2020 Mizuno Lone Star Classic Dates
May 30-June 1
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center - Dallas, Texas
  • 11s, 12s, 13s, 14s (11 Club will be Saturday-Sunday)
June 5-7
  • Austin Convention Center - Austin, Texas
  • 15 American, Club, Select and USA
June 6-8
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center - Dallas, Texas
  • 15 Opens, 16s, 17s
Options for Currently Registered Teams
  • Play on the rescheduled dates and elect the entry fee already submitted be applied to the new tournament date
  • Credit the full amount of this year's entry fee towards 2021 Lone Star Classic event
  • Teams that are unable to attend the new dates will receive a full refund (less any applicable transaction fees)
Hotels for the Rescheduled Dates

EM2 Housing is in the process of cancelling all existing hotel reservations. No further action is needed on your part. There will be no cancellation penalties, all rooms will be fully refunded, less the $5.95 AES transaction fee. We ask that you refrain from re-booking your hotel rooms until room blocks have been finalized over the new set of dates. EM2 Housing is working to secure room blocks and the stay to play policy will remain in place. Once new hotel inventory is in place, EM2 Housing will reach out to all clubs, teams and attendees via email to get rooms re-booked. We appreciate your patience as we work through this process.

We ask that club directors submit this rescheduling/refunding form by noon on Friday, March 27 identifying the option for each team entered. Again, we cannot thank you enough for your patience, and look forward to hosting the event in May!

The Big South Qualifier has been postponed until June 5-7, 2020.

The Big South Qualifier is a USAV-sanctioned event. For the latest information about the status of the qualifier, visit the Big South Qualifier webpage.

Big South Qualifier Statement (issued March 19, 2020)

We know you have been waiting for new information regarding our event and we thank you for your patience. In order to solidify new dates, there are many moving parts that had to line up to make it possible. Thankfully The Mizuno Big South National Qualifier is moving to June 5th-7th, 2020, at the GWCC! In the next couple of days, the tournament will be contacting club directors to confirm attendance and to help assist with new hotel reservations. Please refer to the following information for details:

  • Teams who are unable to attend the new dates will receive a full refund for their entry fee
  • Teams who are able to attend the new dates will be re-accepted into the event
  • THS will be canceling all hotel reservations for the original dates for all teams and attendees
  • There will be NO hotel cancelation penalties

Again, this is an ever-changing process with multiple moving parts that need to align in order to make this possible, including the GWCC, the ACVB, THS, our partnering hotels, and the event itself. So, we continue to thank you for patience and dedication to the event.

Best,

The Big South Staff

Big South Qualifier Statement (issued March 16, 2020)

To our BSQ Teams and Attendees,

We know you are all anxious to hear from us regarding the plan for Big South -- certainly considering the CDC's recommendation of an eight week nationwide ban on gatherings of 50 or more people. There is much anticipation for those who want time to change travel plans, figure out their schedules and manage family responsibilities. Our Advisory Panel is working diligently to have an announcement to you within a day or two that will hopefully include details of postponement for BSQ, rather than a full cancelation. We completely understand your concerns regarding entry fees, hotel accommodations, and refunds and are working attentively to gather all the information for you in order to properly address these topics. Our goal is to make sure that when we do make our final announcement, you can have all the information necessary to move forward.

As we all know, this is an ever-moving target so as we receive information almost on an hourly basis, the plan evolves in order to consider the best and safest strategy for all involved. All of these issues take a bit of time, so we ask your patience during our planning process.

Thank you for understanding,

The Big South Staff

Big South Qualifier Statement (issued March 12, 2020)

In response to the most recent release from USAV (March 11, 10:00 pm MT), The Big South National Qualifier has decided to postpone making any decisions on a date change or cancellation of our event until we have more information. As we consult with our Advisory Panel (listed below), USAV and all affiliates, we will continue to evaluate the situation as it relates to the nation-wide status. We remain dedicated to the safety of all of our attendees and staff and will continue to provide you with the most updated information as we receive it.

The Big South National Qualifier (BSQ) has established a COVID-19 advisory panel consisting of members from the Atlanta Convention Center and Visitors Bureau (ACVB), The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), Wellstar Medical Group Family Medicine (WMG), Global Event Medicine (GEM) and the directors of the BSQ. This group has been put together to guide responses to the outbreak of the coronavirus and its effects on our event and its attendees.

Dr. Mitzi Rubin, MD., FAAFP (WMG), will lead the group, which will include:

  • Mark Vaughan (ACVB) - Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer
  • Kristin Delahunt (ACVB) - Vice President Convention Services
  • Joe Bocherer (GWCC) - Chief Commercial Officer
  • Chris Chadwick (GWCC) - Assistant Director of Client & Guest Services
  • Dr. Mitzi Rubin, MD., FAAFP (WMG) – Lead Doctor Global Event Medicine
  • Dr. Lori Boyajian-O’Neill, DO, FAQASM (GEM) – Lead Physician
  • Maureen McLaughlin (GEM) - Lead ATC certified athletic trainer
  • Scott O’Neil (GEM) - President of Global Event Medicine
  • Ramon R. Dagostino (BSQ) - Director and CEO of the Big South National Qualifier
  • Lauri Dagostino (BSQ) - Director and CEO of the Big South National Qualifier

In addition, a team of liaisons from various organizations will provide their insight and perspective to the advisory panel on topics related to their specified area of concern. These organizations / individuals include:

  • USA Volleyball
  • USAV Head Officials
  • Synergies21
  • BSQ Head of Social Media, Public Relations and Marketing
  • BSQ Head of Technology
  • Molten USA
  • Right, LLC

“With recent affairs, we want to assure everyone that we are monitoring the status of COVID-19 as it relates to the safety of all of our attendees at the Big South. We are working jointly with the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) and their Department of Safety, along with our own Medical Team leaders and Head Official to proactively prepare a comprehensive plan of action for the event. Both the GWCC and the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) have coordinated efforts with local, state and federal agencies such as the Center of Disease Control (CDC) to continue to have the most updated information that can assist in the development and evolution of our plan. We will continue post links to notable updates we receive as well as our plan of action as it evolves to stay relevant to the current situation.”
- Lauri Dagostino, Director and CEO of the Big South National Qualifier

“Our highest priority is the safety, health, and wellbeing of all who attend our events. The Big South Qualifier (BSQ) Advisory Committee has been consulting with our state public health agencies and the CDC, who are providing guidance as we monitor the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). This is a very fluid situation, with changes occurring daily. The advisory panel is meeting regularly and is gaining valuable insight and expertise from the medical professionals, the CDC, state and local authorities. The BSQ Advisory Committee will make decisions based upon that data. Our first and foremost priority is the safety and wellbeing of our student athletes, attendees, guests and staff. As of today, we are planning on conducting The Big South Qualifier with the addition current CDC hygiene recommendations as well as enhanced recommendations by our medical staff. We continue to evaluate the COVID- 19 situation daily and will make further decisions accordingly. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.”
- Dr. Mitzi Rubin, MD., FAAFP (WMG)

Full Big South Qualifier statement

The Windy City National Qualifier has been canceled.

The Windy City National Qualifier is a USAV-sanctioned event. Visit the Windy City National Qualifier webpage.

The Far Western National Qualifier has been postponed.

The Far Western Qualifier is a USAV-sanctioned event. For the latest information about the status of the qualifier, visit the Far Western Qualifier webpage.

Statement from NCVA (updated March 19, 2020)

At this time, the Far Western National Qualifier has been postponed. The rescheduled dates for both weeks are TBD.

If you are a team who wishes to enter our tournament due to other Qualifiers being canceled, please submit a tournament entry request to get on our wait-list.

We'll continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and will update as needed. Thank you.

The Northern Lights Qualifier has been postponed until May 15-17, 2020.

Northern Lights Qualifier is a USAV-sanctioned event. For the latest information about the status of the qualifier, visit the Northern Lights Qualifier webpage.

Statement from Northern Lights Qualifier (issued March 19, 2020)

Good news: The Mizuno Northern Lights Qualifier will be moved to May 15-17 at the Minneapolis Convention Center!

Clubs that were registered for the April event were sent emails dated March 19 with detailed instructions on how to cancel or maintain their registrations for May 15-17.

Club Directors must respond to the March 19 email by Sunday, March 22. Upon responding to us, teams cancelling will receive a full refund for their entry fee. Teams confirming for May 15-17 will be accepted in the order we receive their responses. Space is limited.

If space permits, we will re-open registration to outside teams on Monday, March 23, at 9:00 a.m. Central.

We will continue to post updates and keep teams informed. Thank you for all your support and cooperation!

The Girls 18s Junior National Championship (GJNC 18s) has been postponed until June 23-25.

Visit the Girls 18s Junior National Championship webpage.

Statement from USA Volleyball (issued March 24, 2020)

The health and welfare of USA Volleyball’s membership, volleyball families and fellow citizens is our primary concern. Due to the recent concerns and the ever changing status of the COVID-19 coronavirus, USA Volleyball has decided that it is in the best interest of everyone involved to postpone the 18s Girls’ Junior National Championship currently scheduled to take place May 1-3 in Reno, Nevada.

We have secured new dates with Reno and will be rescheduling the event for June 23-25, 2020. We will be sending out more information on 18s qualification for the remaining bids later this week. We want to thank the City of Reno for working with USA Volleyball to provide a way for this amazing event to continue.

Team Travel Source will be sending information to everyone with reservations regarding the cancellation of current reservations and booking for the rescheduled event. Please do NOT cancel your room at this time as they will do it for you!

These are uncharted times. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we continue to navigate through this season.

HP Tryouts Updates

Updated March 19, 2020

The following HP Tryouts have been canceled:

Girls Indoor

  • March 12 in St. Louis
  • March 12 in Denver
  • March 13 in Saratoga Springs
  • March 14 in Bethpage
  • March 15 in Anaheim
  • March 19 in Indianapolis
  • March 20 in Tempe
  • March 20 in Spokane
  • March 26 in Spokane
  • March 27 in Kansas City
  • March 30 in Las Vegas
  • April 2 in Kansas City
  • April 3 in Philadelphia
  • April 5 in Las Vegas
  • April 9 in Chicago
  • April 9 in Atlanta
  • April 9 in Dallas
  • April 9 in Philadelphia
  • April 16 in Minneapolis
  • April 16 in Dallas
  • April 17 in Reno
  • April 23 in Minneapolis
  • April 23 in Reno

Beach

  • March 20 in Hermosa Beach
  • March 27 In Santa Cruz
  • April 24 in Chandler, AZ
  • April 24 in Charlotte, NC
  • May 1 in Gulf Shores, AL (rescheduled to June 5)
  • May 9 in Hermosa Beach
  • May 22 in Cincinnati, OH

Beach National Qualifiers Updates

Updated April 1, 2020

The following Beach National Qualifiers have been postponed:

  • March 21 - Southern California BNQ #1 in Hermosa Beach, Calif.
  • March 28 - GEVA Spring BNQ in Aberdeen, N.J.
  • March 28-29 - Santa Cruz BNQ in Santa Cruz, Calif.
  • April 25-26 - Charlotte BNQ
  • May 2-3 - BeachFest BNQ in Gulf Shores, Ala., has been rescheduled for June 20-21

The following Beach National Qualifiers have been canceled:

  • May 23-24 - OVR BNQ #1 in Cincinnati
  • June 13-14 - OVR BNQ #2 in Columbus
  • April 26 - Arizona Desert BNQ No. 1 in Glendale
  • May 3 - Arizona Desert BNQ No. 2 in Glendale

Other Events

Updated March 27, 2020

The following events have been canceled:

  • March 14-21: U.S. Women's National Team Spring Training Camp
  • March 16-21: Tokyo 2020 Men's Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament
  • March 20: Red/Blue Scrimmage
  • May 6-9: Team USA Summer Champions Series Collegiate Beach Championships
  • May 20: Hall of Fame Inductions
  • May 27-31: FIVB Warsaw Four-star
  • Aug. 12-16: FIVB Vienna Five-star
  • Aug. 19-23: FIVB Hamburg Five-star

The following events have been postponed:

  • March 25-29: FIVB Cancun Four-star
  • May 6-9: FIVB Tuan Chau Island One-star
  • May 6-10: FIVB Itapema Four-star
  • May 6-10: FIVB Jurmala Three-star
  • May 10-17: U20 NORCECA Continental Championship
  • May 13-20: U21 NORCECA Continental Championship
  • May 20-24: FIVB Ostrava Four-star
  • May - July: Women's Volleyball Nationals League (will be held after the 2020 Olympic Games)
  • May - July: Men's Volleyball Nations League (will be held after the 2020 Olympic Games)
  • July 24-Aug. 9: 2020 Olympic Games
  • Aug. 25-Sept. 6: 2020 Paralympic Games

Molten USA Advice on Cleaning Volleyballs - Updated March 9, 2020

Molten USA has received many inquiries regarding how best to clean and/or sanitize volleyballs, as the 2020 club volleyball travel season continues in the midst of the current virus unease. In brief analysis, the use of sanitizing wipes inclusive of bleach or similar disinfectant have proven to be effective against emerging viral pathogens. However due to the porous surface of the leather and composite volleyballs, tests have not confirmed the ability to kill the novel coronavirus. When using the wipes, it is suggested to place the wipe in one hand while thoroughly rotating the ball to ensure cleaning of the entire surface. Once the entire surface has been cleansed, the ball will need to dry prior to being placed back in use. Please note due to the chemical properties in the wipes, some of the ink on the ball may be removed. Alcohol wipes have resulted in damage to the product and are not recommended at this time.

Please note this is not a recommended practice for regular use when the need for sanitizing volleyballs is not a concern.

Always consult your doctor for medical advice. There are currently no vaccines to protect you against human coronavirus infections, For more information please refer to the CDC website.

Proactive Precautions to Take

  • Most importantly, if you have a respiratory illness or fever, please stay home.
  • Get a flu vaccine.
  • Avoid contact with sick people (if you’re sick, limit contact with others).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with something disposable (like a tissue) when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Clean frequently touched items (cell phones, airplane seating area -tray table, screens, windows, arm rests, air vents, etc.).
  • Clean your hands often by washing them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at 60%–95% alcohol. Soap and water should be used if hands are visibly dirty.
    • It is especially important to clean hands after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Bring extra hand sanitizer with you to all events.

Updated on Feb. 28, 2020