USA Volleyball

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USA Volleyball (USAV) is a non-profit organization which serves as the national governing body of volleyball in the United States of America (USA).

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado and originally founded by the YMCA of the United States of America (USA), this organization is responsible for selecting and supporting US national teams that compete in FIVB sanctioned international volleyball competitions such as the Olympic Summer Games. USA Volleyball is also charged with fostering the development of the sport of volleyball within the United States through involvement with its 40 Regional Volleyball Associations (RVAs).

USA Volleyball is recognized as the National Governing Body for the sport in the United States by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).

The vision of USA Volleyball is to be acknowledged as the world leader in volleyball. In order to accomplish this mission, the following goals are to be achieved:

Competitive Success: To win gold medals in every international competition; Sport Growth: To achieve full participation in volleyball at all levels and in all geographical areas; Sport Enhancement: To improve support services necessary for the quality and conduct of programs to ensure recognition as the authority and expert for volleyball; International Representation: To have influential positions on all international boards and commissions; Recognition: To receive consistent recognition of volleyball coaches and athletes as top world performers; Administration: To develop and maintain a structure which will effectively and efficiently assist in achieving the vision and mission of the Corporation; and Finances: To develop, implement and maintain a financial plan to achieve the vision and mission of the Corporation.

USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans-endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game.

USA Volleyball Senior Management: Douglas P. Beal, CEO; Kerry J.W. Klostermann, Secretary General; Marjorie L. Mara, Senior Director

USA Volleyball Board of Directors Chairman: Adam Rymer

See also Volleyball in the United States


Volleyball USA is The official magazine of USA Volleyball. Published four times a year, the magazine provides information regarding the national teams, youth programs, beach, regional and other news. Issues are released in the Spring (Mar.), Summer (July), Fall (Sept.), Winter (Dec./Jan.).

The USA Volleyball Domestic Competition Regulations (DCR), formerly published annually, is now published on a two-year cycle as of the 2009 season. The DCR is based on FIVB rules for both indoor and beach volleyball, while incorporating modifications for domestic play in the United States. Other sections of the DCR include refereeing techniques, scorekeeping instructions, and tournament guidelines.

Olympic Results[edit]

U.S. Women's Indoor Finishes 1964: 5th; 1968: 8th; 1972: did not qualify; 1976: did not qualify; 1980: did not compete (Olympic boycott); 1984: Silver Medal; 1988: 7th; 1992: Bronze Medal; 1996: 7th; 2000: 4th; 2004: 5th; 2008: Silver Medal; 2012: Silver Medal;

U.S. Men's Indoor Finishes 1964: 9th; 1968: 7th; 1972: did not qualify; 1976: did not qualify; 1980: did not qualify; 1984: Gold Medal; 1988: Gold Medal; 1992: Bronze Medal; 1996: 9th; 2000: 11th; 2004: 4th; 2008: Gold Medal; 2012: did not medal;

U.S. Women's Beach Finishes 1996: did not medal; 2000: did not medal; 2004: Gold Medal (Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh); 2008: Gold Medal (Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh); 2012: Gold Medal (Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh); Silver Medal (April Ross and Jenn Kessy)

U.S. Men's Beach Finishes 1996: Gold Medal (Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes) and Silver Medal (Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh); 2000: Gold Medal (Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana); 2004: did not medal; 2008: Gold Medal (Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers); 2012: did not medal;

FIVB World Championship Results[edit]

U.S. Women's Indoor Finishes; 1952: did not compete; 1956: 9th; 1960: 6th; 1962: did not compete; 1966: Silver Medal; 1970: 11th; 1974: 12th; 1978: 5th; 1982: Bronze Medal; 1986: 10th; 1990: Bronze Medal; 1994: 6th; 1998: 13th; 2002: Silver Medal; 2006: 9th; 2010: 4th; 2014: Gold Medal; U.S. Men's Indoor Finishes 1949: did not compete; 1952: did not compete; 1956: 6th; 1960: 7th; 1962: did not compete; 1966: 11th; 1970: 18th; 1974: not held; 1978: 19th; 1982: 13th; 1986: Gold Medal; 1990: 13th; 1994: 3rd; 1998: 9th; 2002: 9th; 2006: 10th; 2010: 6th;

USA Volleyball Regions[edit]

There are forty regions of organized competition for adults and juniors in the United States. These regions are grouped into 8 sections and 4 zones. Each region has its own bylaws but are required to follow the national standards and practices.

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