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#OFFICIATIONWEEK has become a proud tradition among hundreds of high school and collegiate volleyball teams from 32 states including D.C. As coaches, you are the leaders, student-athletes, parents, and fans will follow your example to ensure we treat our officials in a manner befitting their role in helping girls and women’s volleyball become one most popular sports in the nation.
This year, we’ve added a 2023 AVCA #OFFICIATIONWEEK Toolkit with ideas to take your #OFFICIATIONWEEK event to the next level plus resources on becoming an official, sportsmanship & more…
AVCA Thirty Under 30 High School and NEW! AVCA Thirty OVER 30 Award
The AVCA Thirty Under 30 Program is receiving a fresh look and a new twist this fall. In addition to the continuation of the Thirty Under 30 High School Award, the AVCA is proud to add the NEW! Thirty OVER 30 Award to this recognition and engagement program offering.
The criteria for the Thirty Under 30 High School Award remain unchanged. Nominees/Award winners must be active AVCA High School/Interscholastic members and be 30 years old OR younger before December 31, 2023.
Nominations for both Awards open Monday, October 2nd and will end on Tuesday, October 31st. A press release announcing the Award winners will be sent out in mid-November.
Check out the AVCA/USA TODAY Super 25 and the AVCA/USA TODAY Regional Top 10 girls volleyball rankings as of September 21, 2023. The Super 25 National Rankings are based on the 2023-24 season and determined by AVCA member coaches. Regions are determined by the AVCA.
Mira Costa (CA) is again No.1, and Carrollwood Day Christian (FL) is the biggest mover, up eight spots to No. 14. New to the rankings are No. 18 Blue Valley North (KS), No. 21 Notre Dame Academy (KY), and No. 25 Pole (GA).
Missed the Coach of the Year Super Clinic? Access to watch all sessions on-demand is available for purchase! Check out the on-court virtual sessions created by current and past AVCA Coach of the Year award winners, plus all attendees receive access to Volleyball Coaches Insider +Plus, which is the home of 2021 and 2022 AVCA Super Clinics and other great full-length clinic sessions.
Want a preview? Check out this clip: “Hand Contact Drill” with Simone Asque-Favia, Siena College Volleyball Head Coach.
Coaches 4 Coaches provides scholarships, through contributions from AVCA members, to young coaches and recent college graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in volleyball coaching & attending their first AVCA Convention. Scholarships cover registration and hotel for the 2023 AVCA Annual Convention. Applications are due October 2.
REGISTER TODAY –2023 AVCA Convention in Tampa, Florida, December 13-17!
Alabama High School Volleyball Coaches Association
Get ready to nominate for Alabama High School Volleyball Coaches Association (AHSVCA) 2023-24 All-State and Coach of the Year. Nominations open October 2. You must be a AHSVCA/AVCA member to nominate for awards. CLICK HERE for membership information.
Savannah Christian volleyball coach Julie Jones is closing in on her 800th win in her 26th season working at her alma mater. The Savannah Raiders are at 21-6-3 overall this season. Congratulations Julie!!
Monticello High School recently added a new volleyball program at the middle and high school levels. The team is playing a junior varsity schedule this season, and consists of 15 girls, 9th – 11th grades.
Head coach at the high school is Ashleigh Kelly, a recent graduate of Middle Georgia State University who is in her first year teaching in Monticello.
Congratulations Bellville High School Volleyball Head Coach Susan Brewer on reaching the 1200th win milestone!! Susan was previously inducted into the 2022 AVCA Hall of Fame in honor her legendary career coaching at Bellville since their volleyball program began in 1977. In honor of her milestone victory this month, Texas Volleyball Insiders named Brewer as their Coach of the Week.
Following a successful clinic this spring, the Illinois Volleyball Coaches Association (IVCA) recently announced the date for their 2024 IVCA Coaches Clinic. The clinic will be held on August 10, at Bolingbrook High School. Registration will open in April.
Lockport High School boys volleyball student-athlete Braeden DeBlecourt is one of three LTHS students honored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for Commended Student recognition. The volleyball program commented, “DeBlecourt is an amazing example of the student-athlete. Multi-sport athlete on top of it. Great job Braeden!”
To qualify, senior students must be recommended by their Principal, and exhibit consistent very high academic performance.
The Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA) released its third regular season Top 25 Coaches Poll on September 27. The Assumption Rockets held on to the #1 ranking. Rounding out the top 5 are Notre Dame, Sacred Heart, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Great Crossing.
CLICK HERE to see the KVCA Top 5 Regional Polls for September 26.
Want to stay close to the sports you love? Support students in your community? Make a meaningful difference? Then sign up to become an official! We need more volleyball officials, and you could make the perfect fit! #BecomeAnOfficial
Brooklyn (NY) – Two rival schools opened up their volleyball season with one heart Tuesday evening. Former volleyball player Caileigh Duggan’s number 17 jersey was retired at Fontbonne Hall Academy in honor of her memory. Just after her first year at college, Duggan died suddenly in her sleep from an undiagnosed heart condition.
Caileigh Duggan was born with a severe eye problem which can lead to blindness. She was able to overcome that and go on to captain competitive teams.
Make sure you’re prepared to nominate your student-athletes for the North Carolina Volleyball Coaches Association’s (NCVBCA) 2023-24 All-Region Awards!! Nominations open October 16.NCVBCA/AVCA membership is required to nominate for all awards. To be eligible, an athlete must attend a NCHSAA member school and have been on the NCVBCA Watch List or All-Conference.
The Asheville Citizen Times readers recently voted on who they thought would be the Western NC Volleyball Player of the Year. The poll was taken week 6 of the WNC high school fall season, the midway point, amongst 17 WNC Player of the Year hopefuls.
Leaders in the poll were Aubrie Wachacha(Robbinsville), Ryan Green(Franklin), and Kyla McClain(Reynolds). CLICK HERE for the full Citizen Times WNC poll results.
Mater Dei’s girls volleyball team is No. 1 in the nation after winning the Durango Fall Classic this past weekend in Las Vegas. Mater Dei beat Mira Costa 2-1 in the tournament’s Championship Division final on Saturday.
The tournament included six nationally ranked teams from California: Mira Costa, Master Dei, Cathedral Catholic, Archbishop Mitty, Huntington Beach, and Sierra Canyon.
A review committee ruled in favor of Roncalli junior Logan Bell and overturned an Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) ruling forbidding HS athletes from participating in beach volleyball events during their HS season without losing a year of eligibility.
This decision to overturn the ruling aligns Indiana with nearby states — Ohio and Missouri, specifically; NFHS and AVCA guidance; and the college and international levels — whom distinguished beach and indoor volleyball as separate sports.
The watch list for the 2023 MAVCA All-State Teams is available at MAVCA.com. There are now two great ways that you can engage:
A – Nominate players you believe to be worthy of All-State (top 1% of all players).
B – Look for players on the Watch List you will oppose this season. Following the match, Provide feedback in the All-State Nomination Form comments section. MAVCA will combine the feedback for each player as part of the review process, at the end of the season.
Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association
La Cueva High School’s volleyball team sweeps rival Cibola, winning the Albuquerque Metro Championships for the seventh time in eight years with scores of 25-16, 25-18, 25-18. Their impressive performance solidifies their dominance in the metro area as they eye a strong season ahead. With the win, La Cueva has now won 53 straight matches, according to MaxPreps (updated 09/16).
“Yes, much conflict exists in youth sports. In addition, 75% of kids drop out of sports by age 13. New processes are being proposed and implemented in America, hoping to change the poor culture and lack of participation. New proposals and rules will not work until those offering them understand and accept that health, sportsmanship, and “opportunity for all” are not the reasons kids play sports. Kids play sports because they desire competition, professionalism and attaining the next level.” Read more…
The annual Lynn La Porte Sprawl in West Bend invited some of the state’s top squads for a late-season tune-up, resulting in some incredible matchups over the two-day slate.
In an incredible tournament finale, the Divine Savior Holy Angels held onto its unblemished season record with a three-set thriller over Oconomowoc. Both teams assumed unanimous No. 1 and No. 2 positions in the Week 5 Division 1 poll. Appleton North held on at No. 3, while Manitowoc Lincoln and Hamilton moved up one spot into the top five.
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New England Preparatory School Athletic Council – Volleyball
Check out the NEPSAC Fall News Magazine featuring Ed Griffin, an Ice Hock Official, on his journey officiating. Ed discusses spectators impact on officiating in recent years and the officials crisis; plus how officiating allows him to stay fit and connected to the sport.
The magazine also includes a coach’s take on “How to give respect to get respect from your team.”
Texas High School Coaches Association – Volleyball
Longtime volleyball coach Alyssa Perez is Eva’s mother, and when Eva was diagnosed in January with Leukemia her mom knew she needed to bring attention to childhood cancer. Alyssa sent a letter to all the volleyball coaches in the area asking them to Go Gold and help raise awareness.
For a volleyball team that rosters no seniors and only a few players with previous varsity experience, it would only be fair to anticipate some growing pains as Prosper Walnut Grove navigates its first-ever season.
Walnut Grove has run a gamut of state-ranked opponents throughout a loaded preseason schedule, doing so while flashing moments of brilliance have first-year head coach Autumn Loyd excited for the future. Read more…
Subscribe to THE BIC, the Official AVCA Newsletter for Men and Boys Volleyball
AVCA publishes THE BIC newsletter to support and promote the mission of increasing opportunities for men and boys volleyball. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, contact Brad Wilson, AVCA Director of Men & Boys Volleyball.
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