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).[citation needed]

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).[citation needed]

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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