USA Volleyball

USA Volleyball Response on COVID-19

USAV Return to Play Guidelines

USA Volleyball (USAV) has prepared Return to Play Guidelines for region leaders, club directors, event promoters, venue operators, members and families to provide guidance as volleyball activities begin to recommence across the United States.

The following recommendations are not intended or implied to be mandates. Many of these recommendations are based upon current guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other Federal government agencies. The knowledge surrounding COVID-19 is constantly changing and circumstances are different based on geographic region. Therefore, region leaders, club directors, event promoters and venue operators should adhere to their state and local guidelines when determining their own re-opening policies and procedures.

All USAV sanctioned activities will be required to adhere to the most stringent federal, state or local regulations for their respective areas. USAV insurance coverage will only be provided for activities that are permitted under such government directives.

Until COVID-19 is either eradicated, a vaccine is developed, or a cure is found, there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of infection and as a result USAV strongly encourages all participants to follow these recommendations as safety precautions. The information in this document is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, nor does USAV or its forty (40) Regional Volleyball Associations (Region(s)) assume any liability or responsibility for the recommendations provided herein.

Read the complete Return to Play Guidelines - General Purpose
Read the complete Return to Play Guidelines for Beach Events

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

For information on upcoming events, clinics and tournaments, periodically check this page. USAV-organized events will always be listed here, as will other major events sanctioned involving USAV and its members. If a Qualifier or Bid Tournament is not in the list below, there has been no schedule change.

Last Updated: October 13, 2020

The 2021 Music City Volleyball Championships has been Canceled.

Statement from MCVC (issued Sept. 17, 2020)

Due to the status of Nashville and the uncertainty of the buildings occupancy abilities as it relates to COVID-19, we will have to bid adieu to MCVC2021. As much as this saddens us to announce this, this is not goodbye -- it is just "see you later!!" So keep us in your plans for a return to Nashville in 2022, because we cannot wait to host you!

On the upside, our 18s qualifying divisions are being moved to the Big South Qualifier in Atlanta, Georgia, April 2-4.

The first week of the 2021 Northern Lights Qualifier has a new location

The first weekend of the 2021 Northern Lights Qualifier has moved to Omaha, Nebraska. It will still run Jan. 29-31 and award bids for the 17s and 18s divisions. It was originally to take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Northern Lights Qualifier is a USAV-sanctioned event. Visit the Northern Lights Qualifier webpage.

The 2021 SCVA Boys Junior Invitational has new dates and a new location

The SCVA Boys Junior Invitational has moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, and will run April 16-18. It was originally scheduled for January 29-31 in Anaheim, California.

The SCVA Boys Junior Invitational is a USAV-sanctioned event. Visit the SCVA Boys Junior Invitational webpage.

The 2021 Northeast Qualifier has new dates, a new schedule and will all take place in one city

The Girls 18s National Championship qualifier has moved to Philadelphia and will run March 27-29. It was originally scheduled for March 20-22 in Baltimore.

Furthermore, the schedule for the GJNC qualifier has changed:

  • March 27-29: 18s and 11 National*
  • April 2-4: 14s-15s USA & American; 13s; 12s National & American
  • April 9-11: 16s-17s; 15 Open; 14 Open
*Will offer non-qualifying Premier and Club divisions on this weekend. See event website for more details.

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

The 2021 Windy City National Qualifier has been postponed.

The Windy City National Qualifier has been moved to April 23-25, 2021, from its original dates of April 2-4.

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

The following events have been canceled:

  • Oct. 3-4: CAP I Clinic in Redwood City, Calif. (possible online version available)
  • Oct. 17-18: BCAP I Clinic in Florida Region
  • Dec. 5-6: CAP I, II Clinic in Oklahoma Region
  • Dec. 5-6: CAP I, II in North Country Region (possible online version available)

Updated Sept. 15, 2020

Updated dates for events that were postponed during the spring and summer of 2020:

  • July 23-Aug. 8, 2021: 2020 Olympic Games
  • Aug. 24-Sept. 5, 2021: 2020 Paralympic Games
  • TBD: U20 NORCECA Continental Championship
  • TBD: U21 NORCECA Continental Championship
  • TBD: USAV U19 Beach World Championship Trials

Last Updated Oct. 2, 2020

Proactive Precautions to Take

  • Most importantly, if you have a respiratory illness or fever, please stay home.
  • Wear a mask or other facial covering that completely covers your mouth and nose when around others.
  • 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.