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.

USAV will be resuming sanctioning of activities on May 15, 2020. All USAV sanctioned activities will be required to adhere to the most stringent federal, state or local guideline for their respective areas. USAV insurance coverage will only be provided for activities that are allowed 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

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

Message from USA Volleyball

May 20, 2020 Update

May 13, 2020 Update - Return to Play Guidelines

May 5, 2020 Update

April 24, 2020 Update

April 22, 2020 Update - 3 p.m. Mountain

April 22, 2020 Update - 8 a.m. Mountain

April 17, 2020 Update

March 31, 2020 Update

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

March 19, 2020 Update

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

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

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.

Updated Sept. 15, 2020

The following events have been canceled:

  • Aug. 12-16: FIVB Vienna
  • Aug. 15-16: CAP Iroquois Empire
  • Aug 20-23: FIVB Snow Argentina
  • Aug. 19-22: FIVB Salalah
  • Aug. 19-23: FIVB Hamburg
  • Aug. 20-22: FIVB Sonderborg
  • Aug. 27-30: FIVB KlaipÄ-da
  • 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)

Last Updated Aug. 10, 2020

The following events have been postponed:

  • May 6-9: FIVB Tuan Chau Island
  • May 10-17: U20 NORCECA Continental Championship
  • May 13-20: U21 NORCECA Continental Championship
  • June 15-18: USAV U19 Beach World Championship Trials
  • July 24-Aug. 9: 2020 Olympic Games
  • Aug. 25-Sept. 6: 2020 Paralympic Games

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.