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March 25, 2021

U.S. Beach Olympic Qualifying Update TEST

TEST COLORADO SPRINGS TEST, Colo. (March 25, 2021) – The 2021 race for beach volleyball slots at the Tokyo Olympic Games got off to a good start at the FIVB World Tour four-star event on March 8-12 in Doha, Qatar. TEST USA Volleyball placed two teams each in the women’s and the men’s medal matches...

Jamie Davis

March 24, 2021

USA Volleyball Signs MOUs with Japanese Training Sites

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 24, 2021) – USA Volleyball signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on Tuesday with three groups in Japan that will host U.S. teams preparing for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Mishima City, Japan plans to host the U.S. Men’s National Team for training prior to the start of the Tokyo Olympic Games,...

College women's volleyball team

March 18, 2021

USA Volleyball Adds Collegiate Division to Open National Championship

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 17, 2021) – For the first time, college players will have a competition of their own in conjunction with the USA Volleyball Open National Championship. USAV will host a Collegiate National Championship as part of its 2021 Open National Championship on May 28-30 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky....

Michelle Bartsch-Hackley

March 16, 2021

Updated Professional Club Transfer List for 2020-21

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 16, 2021) – USA Volleyball has updated its transfer list for the 2020-21 professional club season. USA Volleyball has processed 301 transfer certificates (230 women and 71 men) for the 2020-21 season. These certificates allow U.S. citizens to play professional volleyball in other countries. For the women, Germany leads the way...

March 12, 2021

Klineman/Ross Claim Katara Cup Gold

Alix Klineman and April Ross won gold at the Katara Beach Volleyball Cup Friday, and Taylor Crabb and Jake Gibb won bronze. In all four American duos reached the semifinal round, the first time in 10 years two men's and two women's pairs reached the semis at the same tournament.

The U.S. Beach National Team returns to the sand at the 2021 Katara Cup.

March 5, 2021

Race for Tokyo Reignites in Doha

Eight U.S. Beach National Team pairs will compete at the Katara Cup, a four-star tournament in Doha, Qatar, as the race for an Olympic berth reignites.

Karsta Lowe

February 23, 2021

Athletes Unlimited League Play Begins This Week

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 23, 2021) – The U.S. women’s professional volleyball league Athletes Unlimited debuts Friday, giving fans a place to watch the sport they love and giving some U.S. athletes a chance to play in-country. Among the U.S. athletes who will play for Athletes Unlimited are current U.S. National Team players Tori Dixon,...

Sarah Sponcil and Kelly Claes hug after a match victory

February 18, 2021

Beach Teams Battle for Qualifier Slots at Doha Four-Star

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 18, 2021) – Two U.S. men’s beach volleyball teams and one women’s team have qualified for the Katara Cup, an FIVB four-star event on March 8-12 in Doha, Qatar. USA Volleyball held a country quota qualifier for the event on Thursday at Huntington Beach, Calif. Four men’s teams competed for two...

Two women's volleyball players cheer for their teamamtes

February 18, 2021

National Teams Update: Champions League Quarterfinals

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 17, 2021) – Several women’s and men’s pro club teams with U.S. players advanced to the quarterfinals of the CEV Champions league. On the women’s side, Italy’s Igor Gorgonzola Novara, with U.S. setter Micha Hancock and middle blocker Haleigh Washington will face Turkey’s Fenerbahçe Opet Istanbul, which recently acquired outside hitter...

USAV Foundation Logo

February 12, 2021

USAV Reintroduces Foundation Board of Directors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 12, 2020) – USA Volleyball has announced the reconstitution of the USAV Foundation Board of Directors. Among the objectives of the USAV Foundation are creating new opportunities for access to the sport and building support for players from all economic backgrounds, strengthening ties with national team alumni and building a base...

Micah Christenson celebrates

February 11, 2021

Updated Transfer Lists for Players Overseas

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 10, 2021) – USA Volleyball has released its first updated list of transfers for 2021. USA Volleyball has processed 298 transfer certificates (228 women and 70 men) for the 2020-21 season. These certificates allow U.S. citizens to play professional volleyball in other countries. For the women, Germany leads the way with 44...

USA Volleyball One on One, Powered by SloCoach

February 5, 2021

Score One-on-One Time with Top Athletes and Coaches

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 4, 2021) – USA Volleyball National Team players and coaches know video review is a valuable way to improve their game. Now volleyball athletes at any level can get a personalized video review from a top U.S. National Team player or coach with USA Volleyball One on One, Powered by SLOCOACH....

Gene Chambliss obit

February 1, 2021

Gene Chambliss, 1968 Olympic Assistant Coach, Dies at 91

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 1, 2021) – USA Volleyball sends its condolences to the family and friends of Gene O. Chambliss of Dale, Texas, who died Jan. 19, 2021 at age 91. Chambliss served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Women’s Volleyball Team at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. He served as...

U.S. Men's National Team competing at VNL

February 1, 2021

FIVB Approves Secure Bubble Concept for 2021 VNL

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 1, 2021) – The FIVB has announced that the 2021 Volleyball Nations League (VNL) will be held with a secure bubble concept to ensure the health of all athletes and stakeholders involved and preserve the original format of the flagship annual event. This led to the cancelation of the 2021 U.S. VNL...

Paralympic athletes Eric Duda and Nicky Nieves

January 22, 2021

Paralympians Step Forward to Represent Fellow Athletes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 22, 2021) – Two USA Volleyball Paralympians have accepted leadership roles to represent their fellow athletes. Paralympian Nicky Nieves has been elected as the women’s sitting volleyball representative to the USA Volleyball Board of Directors. Paralympian Eric Duda has been elected as USA Volleyball’s representative to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic...

Beach ParaVolley Players

January 20, 2021

Thanks to Grant, USAV Beach ParaVolley to be Based in Florida

EUSTIS, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2021) – The Florida Region of USA Volleyball has announced a $100,000 private donation from the Norelli Family Foundation to support USAV Beach ParaVolley (BPV) programming at Hickory Point Beach in Tavares, Fla., for the 2021‐2024 quad. Additionally, Hickory Point Beach (HPB) will become a National Training Site for the USA...

Aaron Russell attacks

January 13, 2021

National Teams Update: Showdown in Italy

Outside hitters Aaron Russell goes up against U.S. teammates Micah Christenson and T.J. DeFalco in this week's update

Pati Rolf.

December 23, 2020

2020 Officiating Review: A Letter from Pati Rolf

Pati Rolf, USAV's Director of Officials Development, has some thoughts on 2020 and urges us all to be kind and generous to others and ourselves.

December 22, 2020

From the Beach: 2020 in Review

2020 didn't happen as expected, but there still was a beach volleyball season. Keith Murlless, Director of Beach Referee Training and Certification, recaps the season and congratulates the officials who "earned their flip-flops," as he says.

Two women sitting at scoring table

December 18, 2020

New National Scorers

I am happy to report that 20 candidates from 15 different regions earned their national scorer certification in July during the USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championships in Dallas, Texas. These candidates all demonstrated proficiency in national scoring procedures, and I am excited to welcome them to the cadre of national scorers. Shereen Bailey (Delta)...