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JVA Tournament Policies and Procedures

To host a JVA insured event, the host club must have a JVA Club Director membership

View the JVA Tournament Director GuideBook

2015-2017 USAV Rule Book

Age Definitions for the 2017 Season

18 and Under – Players who were born on or after September 1, 1998
17 and Under – Players who were born on or after September 1, 1999
16 and Under - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000
15 and Under - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001
14 and Under - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002
13 and Under - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003
12 and Under - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004
11 and Under - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2005
10 and Under - Players who were born on or after September 1, 2006

Age Waivers

JVA will allow age waivered players in club division competitions - the age waiver will allow the athlete to play at grade level with their peers, provided they are not more than one year older than the current age definition. A copy of a certified birth certificate and proof of grade (copy of school schedule, school id, report card, etc.) showing the player's current school year and grade must be showed to the Tournament Director prior to team check-in.

Libero Rule

Two liberos will be allowed in a line-up. The liberos can be changed each set. Either libero will be allowed to serve, but only 1 position will be designated as the serving position.

Background Screenings

JVA will require proof of a clear background screening within the past 12 months of all adults on a junior roster. A USAV and AAU coach membership will be accepted proof. Coaches who need a background screening, can get one for only $12.00

Rules of Play for Youth Divisions

U-10 Divisions will use the following variations:

Court Size, 8m x 8m

Net Height, 1.9m (6'6")

Unlimited Substitution

Step in allowed on serve (player must start on or behind the service line and can take up to 2 steps) Maximum of 5 serves per athlete/per term of service. After 5 serves, the team will hold the serve and rotate. U-11 Divisions will use the same rules as U-12 but allow for the step in on the serve as above

U-14 Boys and Youth Coed Teams Playing in Girls Divisions*

U-10, U-11, and U-12 boys' teams are allowed to compete in girls' events at age level.
U-13 and U-14 boys' teams are allowed to compete in girls events up an age level.
Coed Teams with no more than three boys on the floor at any one time are allowed to play in girls' events at age level.
*These are recommendations voted on by the JVA Board. Club Directors are encouraged to use their discretion to encourage development of boys' participation at youth levels.

JVA Tournament Marketing Policy

As a member of JVA, we will help you market your JVA tournaments. To consolidate the number of emails that we send out, we will promote your event if requested per the schedule below.
Once a month, August through January, our office will send out 1 regional email to the clubs in your zone of the country. The email blast will include the clubs' events in that region and JVA hosted events in the same region. The regional blast will only include events of clubs that have requested our help in marketing. The blast will include a note to check out our other member clubs' events on our web page.

To be included in the regional email you will need to send the following information to members@jvavolleyball.org

Event Name, Date, Location, Divisions, Sanction, Tournament Contact, Logo and Website.

Twice a month, August through January, we will send an email for all JVA Presidents Day Series and JVA Challenge Series to our full contact list.

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