Why Hoosier Region and USAV?

Why Hoosier Region and USAV?

Here is why the Hoosier Region and USA Volleyball is the right choice for you:

The Hoosier Region and USA Volleyball (USAV) set the standards , maintain full time staffs and specialize in volleyball 24/7, 365 days a year.

USA Volleyball, a non-profit, non-government supported organization, is connected at all levels from the National Teams to the youngest and oldest age groups in indoor, beach, grass and Paralympic disciplines for both genders. No other organization is so totally invested in creating volleyball as a lifetime sport from top to bottom.

The Hoosier Region Volleyball Association is an affiliated region of USA Volleyball operating as a non-profit and non-government supported organization. The Hoosier Region shares the goals and philosophies of USAV while focusing on our specific mission to grow and improve the sport of volleyball in the state of Indiana. When you join Hoosier Region a portion of your membership fee is passed on to USA Volleyball to support their programs.

USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body (NGB) in the United States for indoor and beach volleyball, the only organization so recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB).

College scholarships and Olympic dreams begin with USA Volleyball, which has 40 member regions, over 245,000 individual members, 12,000 teams and 5,000 clubs affiliated nationwide. Membership with a USAV affiliated region provides opportunities for teams from all 50 states to compete for the title of “National Champion.”

Local, Regional and National Events

Players have the opportunity to play in quality, exciting Hoosier Region and USAV sanctioned competitions – both indoor and outdoor – that are open only to Hoosier Region/USAV members.

USA Volleyball hosts National Championship level events for girls’and boys’ youth under age 18, along with elite qualifying tournaments into their gender-specific USA Volleyball Junior National Championships and Beach Nationals.

Security, Safety and Background Checks

Hoosier Region and USAV provide extensive safety and security checks in which every adult coach, official, team representative, or club staff member that has contact with youth-level players is required to pass an extensive bi-annual background screening process. Our combined organizations are committed to the protection of our junior membership. USA Volleyball and their affiliated regions are the ONLY volleyball organizations which require this degree of mandatory background screening.

We set standards for facilities and are proactive in teaching safety issues to players, coaches, club directors, officials and event organizers to ensure the safest environment possible.

Our members benefit from having a comprehensive insurance package provided to them as a no charge benefit of their registration fees.

Parent Involvement

Opportunities exist for parents to be involved in the Hoosier Region Volleyball Association governance structure and to make positive changes in the sport at the national level. Parents can also become active in the sport as scorekeepers, referees, coaches or even play in their own adult league. We provide parent outreach programming to better educate the entire family unit on the sport of volleyball and the impact our organization can provide.

USA Volleyball and Hoosier Region Set the Standard – Open and Transparent Governance

USAV sets the standards for governance and specifies that every region in the country meet specific criteria to remain in good standing. Hoosier Region and USAV meetings - including its Board meetings - are open to the public and member participation is encouraged.

USAV recommends beach and indoor rules standards for use by every other youth and adult volleyball organization in the United States. USAV has 36 Affiliate Organizations supporting its mission, all who are eligible to participate in the annual USAV Congress in May.

Educational Opportunities for the Beginner to the Advanced Coach/Official

All Hoosier Region/USAV junior coaches must complete minimum coaching education requirements through the USAV Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP). A state of the science, annually updated introductory level coaching clinic, called IMPACT, is delivered both locally by the RVAs and in national webinars.  USAV has partnered with the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) to offer the next level of training with a new online course.

Individuals within Hoosier Region/USAV have the opportunity to advance their coaching skills through the CAP program with modules taught by highly qualified coaches including members of the National Team coaching staffs.

The annual USAV High Performance Coaches’ Clinic brings in the top coaches from across the United States and around the globe to expand the coaching curriculum.

USAV CAP, Sports Medicine and High Performance programs provide cutting-edge teaching methods, information and technology through its relationship with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) programs and other national federations.

Hoosier Region and USAV develop high-quality referees and scorekeepers who must undergo certification training, creating a pool of regionally and nationally certified court officials.

Programming Benefits for Hoosier Region and USA Volleyball Members

Both the Hoosier Region and USA Volleyball maintain full time staffs that are dedicated to only the sport and business of volleyball. Please see our web sites for office information, contacts and business hours.

Hoosier Region/USAV members are eligible to try out for and participate on Regional or National High Performance teams, including Team USA squads that compete internationally in zonal and World Championship events that are part of the Olympic pipeline.

Members receive the quarterly, full-color magazine Volleyball USA. The bi-weekly electronic newsletter “Rotations” is part of a wealth of news and information distributed to the public. Individuals can sign up for free email subscriptions by clicking here.

USAV has an extensive awards program with categories for athletes, coaches, officials/scorekeepers, junior representatives, sports medicine and national leaders for the sport.

Grassroots Development at Youth and Adult Levels

Hoosier Region and USAV re-invest in the sport through financial support for under-represented populations including Starlings USA economically-disadvantaged clubs, boys’ youth/college men, military and a wealth of disabled programming.

A huge amount of free grassroots sport development material is available on the USA Volleyball Web site, including Best Practices and “How To” instructions designed for players, club directors, coaches, officials and parents for all levels.


By joining the Hoosier Region you support USA Volleyball and all the programs which grow the game and sustain competitive excellence.

USA Volleyball would like to thank all of America, and especially those in our extended “Volleyball Family” for their support over the past years which led to our most recent history-making performance in the 2008 Beijing Games. Three gold and two silver medals in our sport for the Olympic and Paralympic Games are the result of the Regions, Affiliated Organizations and USAV leadership working together with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committees. We look forward to your participation in the years ahead .Your RVA and their leadership is the place to start, but you can always contact USA Volleyball’s national office at 1-88USVOLLEY, or at [email protected]