• Contact us:
Region Volleyball Association Inc.
52428 Winding Waters Lane
Elkhart IN 46514
(574) 262-9211 (phone)
(574) 266-1892 (fax)
See also original advisory from USA Volleyball
Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 16, 2001 USA Volleyball continues
to receive inquiries regarding an organization calling itself USA Junior
Nationals headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. We are updating our advisory
and adding the following information. Please feel free to distribute any
of the information listed below.
According to Keith Noll, President of the Wisconsin Amateur Athletic
Union, this organization is not registered with the state of Wisconsin.
The organization has previously been involved in recruiting high school
basketball players for tryouts for placement on an elite team. It was
also implied that college coaches would be in attendance and scouting
the athletes. NCAA Division I and II colleges could not attend this "tryout"
because the NCAA did not certify it.
If you are contacted by anyone or know of anyone who has registered with
this organization and paid them, thinking they were conducting a USA Volleyball
tryout or event, please instruct them to take the following action:
- Contact the offices of USA Junior Nationals
and request a refund of your registration fee. Should they refuse or
attempt to utilize a stalling tactic, advise them that you will be filing
a complaint with the Consumer Protection Agency of the state of Wisconsin
as well as with the consumer affairs division in the state in which
the tryout/event is scheduled to be held.
- Lodge a complaint with the Consumer Protection
Agency of Wisconsin. A complaint can be registered online at the following
You may also contact them by writing to: Department
of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, Consumer Information
Center, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911.
Be sure to include information to document
your complaints such as the solicitation letter or flier and an acceptance
letter, if applicable, after payment was received. Also note dates,
times and names of any contact you had with this organization such as
Also be advised that the Wisconsin Consumer
Protection Agency will only document complaints made in writing. Telephone
calls are not documented. Correspondence via email is considered written
and will also be documented.
- Contact the Consumer Protection Agency in
the state where you reside and in the state where the tryout/event is
scheduled to take place if in another state. This agency is usually
a division of the state's Attorney General's Office. The telephone number
can be found in the government pages section of your telephone book.
Again, lodge a written complaint.
Anyone having more specific data in regards to filing a complaint is
asked to contact USA Volleyball and pass along this information so we
can advise others of the appropriate action(s) required and authorities
with jurisdiction over such matters.
Please alert others to this situation especially the local high schools
and state high school sports associations. Hopefully by educating everyone
involved to this situation we can end the confusion regarding this organization
and USA Volleyball.
For more information, contact:
715 S. Circle Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
(719) 228-6899 - Fax