The United States Youth Volleyball League's mission is to provide every child between the ages of 7 and 14 a chance to learn and play volleyball in a fun, safe, supervised environment. One of the main tenets of the program is to encourage children to do their best with their abilities. With an emphasis on positive reinforcement, the program seeks to build confidence and self-esteem in each child.
USA VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION
715 S. Circle Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
USA Volleyball is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Federation International de Volleyball as the national governing body for the sport of volleyball. It has junior memberships as well as regional affiliates. Their web site gives you contact information for 39 regional offices as well as summer volleyball camps.
AMERICAN VOLLEYBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION (AVCA)
1227 Lake Plaza Drive, Suite B
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
The AVCA has more than 3,100 members comprised of national and international coaches, including high school, club, and youth coaches. The web site has links to help you find club teams around the country.
Volleyball: Pronunciation: \ˈvä-lē-ˌbȯl\
a game played by volleying an inflated ball over a net
Beach Volleyball is a fun, exciting, and popular recreational activity played on countless beaches around the world. Beach Volleyball officially became an Olympic sport in 1996, years after first starting in Santa Monica, California in the 1920's.
The United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) is currently the leading program in America, teaching both boys and girls volleyball. Once your children feel confident enough, there are a number of national teams to try out for: youth, Under-18, and Under-21. Beach volleyball can be a single or mixed sport. Female players often become more famous than their male counterparts, and sometimes have a greater amount of prize money pools.
MomsTeam goal is to provide comprehensive information on beach volleyball: advice on the equipment needed and how to buy it, a primer on the rules of the sport, and videos and advice from experts, parents, and manufacturers of beach volleyball gear.
But to do that we are going to need your help. If you are a parent of a child who plays or has played beach volleyball, we hope you will share what you have learned with other MomsTeam parents. Please consider writing a blog, contributing an article, posting on and/or hosting a Forum, or becoming a beach volleyball expert. If you know of someone who used to play or coach beach volleyball who has knowledge to share, ask him or her to join. Together we can make MomsTeam a true community of sports parents!
-Brooke de Lench - MomsTeam Founder