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2004 USAV junior nationals news

(Feb. 20, 2004) Information is now available on the USA Junior Olympic Girls Volleyball Championships and the USA Junior Girls Invitational Championships, as well as the Michiana Junior Regional Championships and the bid process. Get the full story (Microsoft Word document).

2004 USAV adult nationals news

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA
The pre-tournament entry book with all instructions and forms can be found at the USA Volleyball website: in the Adult Indoor Championships Section. See the instructions for the reasoning and early registration dates for some divisions.
Those teams who do not use the electronic entry process must send a $100 check to the USA Volleyball Events Dept., 715 S Circle Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80910-2368 and request a hard copy of the entry form.

Team Deadline for online roster submission through the USAV website:
Masters 30 & 35, Seniors 60 and above, ALL U-Volley and ALL Co-Ed-Wednesday March 24, 2004.
ALL other tournament divisions- Wednesday April 7, 2004

Masters 30 & 35, Seniors 60 and above, ALL U-Volley and ALL Co-Ed entry materials must be in the Region Office by 5PM Friday March 12, 2004.
ALL other tournament divisions entry materials must be in the Region Office by 5PM Wednesday March 24, 2004.

USA Volleyball offers free Rotations newsletter
   USA Volleyball publishes a free electronic newsletter every two weeks with news and features from the national teams, youth and junior programs, beach and other USA Volleyball programs. To receive Rotations, see the USAV website.

USAV announces High Performance Development camp schedule

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 15, 2003) – In the High Performance Department, we have scheduled the following Boys and Girls High Performance Development Camps for our coming summer 2003 programs. Spots in these camps will be determined as a result of our tryouts, held in January and February for boys, and March and April for girls.

For girls, last year we added the Colorado Springs Camp, which was a great success. This year, to meet the needs of our East Coast athletes, we have added a camp in St. Petersburg, Fla.

For boys, we are remaining at two camps. This number will not be increased until we start pushing the attendance limit for the number of athletes that the two existing camps can handle.

The USAV Girls High Performance Development Camps will be held in five locations across the country in July. These locations are:

  • Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida (July 4-8)
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas (July 5-9)
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colo. (July 11-15)
  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco (July 17-21)
  • Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Mich. (July 18-22)

The USAV Boys High Performance Development Camps will be held in two locations across the country in July. These locations are:

  • Long Beach State University - Long Beach, Calif. (July 12-16)
  • Kent State University - Kent, Ohio (July 30 - Aug. 3)

Collin Powers
USA Volleyball High Performance Program
715 South Circle Dr.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910
(719) 228-6800
[email protected]

Preventing floor damage at tournaments

To: Regional Commissioners and Tournament Directors
From: Margie Mara, Associate Executive Director, USA Volleyball
Date: October 10, 2002

During the 2001-2002 season, the USA Volleyball liability insurance coverage suffered unanticipated and extraordinarily high claims due to damage to wood floors caused by the removal of floor tape. In an effort to eliminate this problem, USA Volleyball and ESIX, the
insurance broker for USA Volleyball, urge tournament directors to use the 3M floor tape #471, which has a quick-release adhesive designed to minimize, if not eliminate, damage to floors caused by other types of tape.

Following are the phone numbers for the Sales Centers around the country. They can get the names and phone number of distributors in each area for the 471 plastic vinyl floor tape (2” x 36 yards):

Atlanta - 800-241-0111
Chicago - 800-972-0723
Dallas - 800-241-2976
Detroit - 800-241-0184
High Point - 800-742-9546
Los Angeles - 800-241-4819
New York - 800-524-0399

National Championships Contact:
Sandy Matuska
Industrial Markets Group
3M Center
Bldg 549-02-N-20
Phone 651-575-6577
Fax 651-737-9420

Please be aware that if we, as a group, are unable to eliminate these claims, all of our insurances rates will increase substantially. In addition, the sponsoring entity of an event that produces a floor damage claim resulting from the use of floor tape other than the 3M quick release tape product, will be subject to a deductible of $5,000.

Marriott "Olympic Family Rate"

October 12, 2002 — We are happy to announce and extend this new exclusive offer (see below) from the Marriott family to the NGBs, as part of a broader U.S. Olympic Family arrangement. Because of the numerous weekend events that are held by NGBs, we hope you will find this program useful, while providing a quality property with great service as an extension of your organization.

Marriott "Olympic Family Rate" Available in Over 1500 Hotels. Is pleased to announce a special new rate exclusive to the Olympic Family. Effective immediately, for all those comprising the U.S. Olympic Family, including the U.S. Olympic Committee, the National Governing Bodies and USA Volleyball. Marriott is pleased to extend an exclusive weekend offer at all Marriott Lodging Brands in North America (U.S. and Canada). The rates are available based on availability and presentation of valid/authorized "Olympic Family" status or identification at check-in. We have been told a USAV membership card is valid authorization.

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, just request the "Olympic Family Rate" when booking your reservation and you will receive the maximum discount off weekend rates. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-228-9290, at the property directly, or by entering promotional code OFR when booking rooms at Excluding The Ritz-Carlton and ExecuStay, all the following Marriott lodging brands will participate in the Olympic Family Rate offer: Marriott Hotels, Resorts & Suites; JW Marriott Hotels; Marriott Conference Centers; Renaissance Hotels, Resorts & Suites; Courtyard by Marriott Hotels;

Residence Inns; SpringHil1 Suites; Fairfield Inns; Towne Place Suite; and Marriott Vacation Club International. Additionally, Marriott has committed additional resources to support the Olympic Family with specific lodging and meeting needs. Effective immediately, Melissa Bush, Sports Market Account Executive, has been assigned to lead Marriott's Olympic Family effort. Melissa has been a Marriott associate for over ten years and is conveniently located in Denver, CO. For groups requiring room blocks greater than 10 rooms, please contact Melissa directly at 303-740-2539.

For more details on activation, contact::
Melissa Bush
Account Executive, Sports Marketing
[email protected]

USAV exec creates presentation on participation

The USAV's John Kessel has put together a useful presentation on opportunities to expand volleyball participation among players from a wide variety of backgrounds. The 14-page report includes much useful demographic information on the sport. (October 2002)

Download the 14-page presentation (800KB PDF file can be viewed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader)

For more information, contact:
John Kessel
USA Volleyball Director
Education, Disabled, Grassroots & Beach Volleyball Programs
USA CAP / FIVB Level IV Instructor
715 South Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80910
(719) 228-6800 (719) 228-6899 FAX
[email protected]


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