Ultra Ankle Named Title Sponsor of JVA Player Awards

JVA is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with Ultra Ankle®, the new title sponsor of the JVA Watch List, JVA All-National Team, and JVA AthLeader Awards.

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Prevention of ACL Tears

A torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can put an end to an athlete's season and even worse, their career. It's a twisting knee injury that progresses with swelling over a 24-hour period and is commonly associated with a distinctive "pop." It can be an extensive healing process with even more frustrating consequences. Too many ACL injuries are due to improper landings and quick changes in direction. In order to prevent this, athletes, especially volleyball players, need to be mindful of how they land on their feet after a jump and how quick they cut in to another direction. By learning proper form and techniques, athletes can prevent ACL injuries from occurring.

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Top Beach Volleyball Bag Must-Haves!

By Molly Menard - Pro Beach Volleyball Player and CFO of the National Volleyball League

Twitter: @menardbeachvb

1. Sunscreen

You want to be 100% focused on the court and I promise you'll be thinking about your aching skin and not the next point if you're

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5 Ways to Stay Cool in the Sand this Summer

Few things scream "summer" more than the start of the beach volleyball season. It is a time for soaking up some rays with the scent of salt water in the air and sand between your toes. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans take about two

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7 Steps to Landing A Sponsor For Your Volleyball Club

You're a few weeks into your club season and you realize your teams have qualified for more tournaments than expected, but you don't have the funds to front the tournament fees. What can you do to generate the needed revenue without charging your players more?

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If the Shoe Fits: Finding the Right Pair

By Brad Gaither, Team Connection, Inc.If you are like me, whether it's walking, running, working or playing volleyball, it is vital to have a shoe that is the perfect mix of comfort, style and size. Without this, we might as well not spend the money. Nothing

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Volleyball Uniforms: The Evolution Continues

Much like the general world, sports are an evolving process of technique, rules, gamesmanship and of course, apparel. Jerseys change just as the leaves transform from season to season. Styles become "out" soon after they are "in" and young athletes always

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