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: \'vä-le-?bo?l\
a game played by volleying an inflated ball over a net
Volleyball was created and first played in Holyoke, Massachusetts. It is now popular in Brazil, Europe, Russia, and several other countries. It is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of six players, separated by a large net, try to score points on the other team's court. Volleyball is played by children all over the world and has competitive boys and girls national teams.
Volleyball is the third-most popular sport for girls at the high school level, according to the 2007-08 NFHS Athletics Participation Survey, with 397,968 participants nationwide. The sport also ranks third in school sponsorship with 15,009 schools sponsoring the sport. In addition, 46,780 boys participate in volleyball at 2,006 schools.
MomsTeam's goal is to provide comprehensive information on 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 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 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 volleyball expert. If you know of someone who used to play or coach 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