USA Volleyball

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USA Volleyball (USAV) is a non-profit organization which is recognized as the national governing body of volleyball in the United States by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).[citation needed] It is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and was founded by the YMCA of the USA. The organization is responsible for selecting and supporting US national teams that compete in FIVB-sanctioned international volleyball and beach 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 forty Regional Volleyball Associations (RVAs).[citation needed]

Publications[edit]

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 volleyball, and regional activities.

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]

Indoor volleyball
Year U.S. Women's Indoor Finishes U.S. Men's Indoor Finishes
1964 5th 9th
1968 8th 7th
1972 did not qualify did not qualify
1976 did not qualify did not qualify
1980 did not compete (Olympic boycott) did not compete (Olympic boycott)
1984 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
1988 7th 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
1992 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
1996 7th 9th
2000 4th 11th
2004 5th 4th
2008 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
2012 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver 5th
2016 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
Beach volleyball
Year U.S. Women's Beach Finishes U.S. Men's Beach Finishes
1996 did not medal

1st, gold medalist(s) Gold (Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes)
 Silver (Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh)

2000 did not medal 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold (Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana)
2004 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold (Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh) did not medal
2008 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold (Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh) 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold (Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers)
2012

1st, gold medalist(s) Gold (Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh)
 Silver (April Ross and Jennifer Kessy)

did not medal

FIVB World Championship results[edit]

FIVB Women's and Men's World Championships
Year U.S. Women's Indoor Finishes U.S. Men's Indoor Finishes
1949 not held did not compete
1952 did not compete did not compete
1956 9th 6th
1960 6th 7th
1962 did not compete did not compete
1966 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver (1967) 11th
1970 11th 18th
1974 12th 14th
1978 5th 19th
1982 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze 13th
1986 10th 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold
1990 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze 13th
1994 6th 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze
1998 16th 9th
2002 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver 9th
2006 9th 10th
2010 4th 6th
2014 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold 7th

USA Volleyball regions[edit]

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

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