JVA World Challenge

presented by Mizuno USA

April 5-7, 2019. Louisville, Kentucky.


The JVA World Challenge is a 3 day event run by the JVA at the Kentucky Exposition Center. This is a midyear championship that awards the 1st and 2nd place teams in each division with a paid entry to the AAU National Championships in Orlando, Florida! The JVA World Challenge is an AAU sanctioned event and participants need to be members of AAU.

The age divisions are for all girls 18 & under. Each age division is broken into 2 or 3 competition divisions: Open, Premier, & Club. 840 of the top teams from across the country compete in this highly recruited midyear event year after year, making it the best midyear championship event. 

"We always like playing in JVA Worlds. You guys run the best tournament of all the National Tournaments we play in. Keep up the fantastic job and see you next year."
~Tommy Thomas. Coastal Hampton Roads Director


AM (8am Start): 18 O/P/C, 16 O/P/C, 14 O/C, 12 O, 10s/11s 
PM (2:30 Start): 17 O/P/C, 15 O/P/C, 14 P, 13 O/P/C, 12 Club

Register Your Teams


ConferenceDirect is the official housing partner of JVA. They have arranged a variety of hotel options for teams and their families. Teams will be allowed to book rooms once entries have been paid.

Click HERE to purchase your parking pass for the Kentucky Expo Center online.

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Live Coverage

FloVolleyball will bring live coverage of Courts 58-69 (not 67) at the JVA World Challenge. View archived matches on FloVolleyball.tv, Roku & Apple TV 4.

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Mizuno USA

Our passion for volleyball is rooted in your journey to reach beyond limits you never thought possible. Mizuno Volleyball - Here from the start. Here to stay.

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Event Information

The tournament book includes all the important information you need to know about the event.

RSVP on FaceBook Event Page for deals and updates!

One of the most highly recruited events of the year. View list of colleges that attended in 2018 HERE. (List only includes coaches registered on University Athlete) 

Tournament Book


To avoid lines on tournament start date, we encourage purchasing admission tickets online in advance! These tickets will be waiting for your team representative at team check-in the night before the event from 5-9pm.
**There is a processing fee when you preorder online**

Adult: $15/1-Day Event pass; $25/Weekend Event Pass
Child: $10/1-Day Event Pass; $15/Weekend Event Pass

The last day to purchase tickets online is 3/29/19.

Pre-Purchase Tickets

The Mental Game: Keys to Volleyball Athletes Maximizing Their Potential

RSVP and attend one of the free mental training workshops at the JVA World Challenge presented by Dr. Gregory Dale. Gregory Dale, PhD, Professor of Sport Psychology and Sport Ethics at Duke University, will provide an interactive and engaging workshop for all coaches, parents and athletes.  Based on his experience working with some of the world's most successful athletes, Greg will provide specific strategies to enhance athletes' mental approach to performance and life.

RSVP here

Watch the NVA Matches Live!

The National Volleyball Association will have 6 scheduled matches of professional men's teams competing during the JVA World Challenge. The athletes competing look forward to engaging with the fans and teams. They will be available for autographs, photo opportunities, and to answer any questions for aspiring youth.

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Unsigned Showcase

PrepVolleyball and the JVA have teamed up to offer the Louisville Unsigned Showcase for student-athletes in the 2019-2022 classes on Thursday April 4, 2019 at the Kentucky Expo Center.

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Participate in the Dig Pink® Dig-A-Thon

The JVA World Challenge is proud to be an official Dig Pink® Dig-A-Thon location in support of The Side-Out Foundation's stage IV breast cancer research. The Dig-A-Thon is a season-long initiative uniting volleyball teams to accomplish 150,000 digs in honor of the 150,000 individuals living with stage IV breast cancer.

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Download the Event App

The free JVA Dig It App will ensure that you have easy access to the schedule/results, local deals, coupons and promotions, contest details and push notifications.

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Coaches Lounge

The Coaches Lounge presented by Hudl and 431sports will have light refreshments and snacks for all coaches and club directors throughout the weekend courtesy of our partners. Located in E4. Hours 9:00a-6:00p.


Molten is proud to be the official volleyball of the JVA. Join Molten at moltenusa.com and on social media.

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Team Edition

NCSA Team Edition provides all of the tools for both coaches and athletes so they can work better together on creating the right college opportunities. All JVA Member clubs receive exclusive, FREE access to start an account.

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Become a Side-Out Ambassador

JVA leaders can become Side-Out Ambassadors and have the opportunity to be nationally-recognized at the AVCA convention held in conjunction with the NCAA Volleyball Championship as a Side-Out/JVA National Dig Pink Award winner!

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Ultra Ankle

Ultra Ankle® – The Official Ankle Brace of the JVA! Stop by our booth or visit us online at ultraankle.com.

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Hide and Seek Contest

Find a hidden mini Jinx Jaguar during the event and get a prize! There are several jaguars hidden around the vendor showcase and inside the convention hall. They are all visible to the eye so no need to dig around. If you find one, bring it to the JVA Tent between Courts 68-70.

Exhibitor Info

Interested in renting an exhibitor booth at World Challenge? Click below to learn how!

Exhibitor Kit

Event Merchandise

Official event merchandise for all JVA tournaments including a full line of JVA branded apparel and collectibles. T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, etc.

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