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GIRLS DIVISION
HANDBOOK
2014-2015 Season
The Intermountain Volleyball Association reserves the right to make changes at any time to the Junior Girls
Division, its operation, and/or this Handbook for the betterment of membership participation
Last Updated: 12/22/2014
Intermountain Volleyball Association: 2014-2015 Girl’s Division Handbook
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Girls Division Vision and Mission Statements
Vision Statement
Background: In developing this vision statement, an examination took place concerning the popularity of youth
volleyball, the resources available to clubs in the Intermountain Region, and the interpretation of the intent of
junior volleyball participants. Directives from USA Volleyball were incorporated, with special attention given to
the present qualification process for the Girls Junior National Championships. Due to the expanded opportunity
that out-of-region competition offers to clubs, inter-regional communication was also included. A commitment to
enhancing the development of all levels of play, while not abandoning the elite level of competitors, was
reinforced.
The “Vision” is to promote participation in a quality program that provides a positive and safe athletic
environment through a variety of developmental and competitive opportunities for junior girls of all ages,
skill levels, and diverse groups.
Mission Statement
Background: Paramount in the creation of this mission statement was a concern to accommodate the growth of
volleyball in the Girls Division and how it should offer updated and flexible competitive opportunities with varied
formats, sites, and tournaments dates. Sensitivity was applied to elite and entry-level play and how tournaments
could best serve these diverse participants. Furthermore, travel costs and the strain of extended travel were given
special consideration. The IVA’s future programs will reflect a commitment to varied and non-discriminatory
opportunities with the entire geographical region hosting competitive sites each season in order not to isolate
distant volleyball communities.
The Girls Division will create a diverse and varied system of competition. It will develop education and
training programs for all players and participants. The Division will create non-discriminatory entry-level
playing opportunities. It will create reciprocal relationships for inter-regional, national, intra-regional, and
international competition. The Division will establish partnerships with related groups to promote junior
girls volleyball.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Girls Division Vision and Mission Statements ........................................................................ 2
Vision Statement ................................................................................................................................................ 2
Mission Statement .............................................................................................................................................. 2
GIRLS DIVISION – FORMAT................................................................................................................. 7
Sanctioned Tournaments .................................................................................................................................... 7
Tournament Sanctioning .................................................................................................................................... 7
11 & Under Developmental Group .................................................................................................................... 7
Warm-Ups .......................................................................................................................................................... 8
Protests ............................................................................................................................................................... 8
GIRLS DIVISION – COMMUNICATION ............................................................................................ 3
Contact IVA ....................................................................................................................................................... 4
GIRLS DIVISION – POLICIES ............................................................................................................... 6
Recruiting Policy ................................................................................................................................................ 6
Minors Coaching ................................................................................................................................................ 6
Club to Club Player Transfer ............................................................................................................................. 6
Adding New Players to a Roster ........................................................................................................................ 7
Regional Jurisdiction Policy............................................................................................................................... 7
USA Volleyball Junior Player Age Definition ................................................................................................... 8
USA Volleyball Age and Identity Falsification Policy .................................................................................... 10
GIRLS DIVISION – CODES OF CONDUCT ................................................................................... 12
Codes of Behavior ............................................................................................................................................ 16
Bill of Rights for Young Athletes .................................................................................................................... 17
Ethics Committee ............................................................................................................................................. 18
Violations ......................................................................................................................................................... 18
GIRLS DIVISION – SANCTIONS ....................................................................................................... 20
Illegal Player .................................................................................................................................................... 20
Scrimmages ...................................................................................................................................................... 21
Food in the Playing Facility / Failure to Follow Facility Rules ....................................................................... 22
Due Process ...................................................................................................................................................... 23
GIRLS DIVISION – SCHEDULE ......................................................................................................... 27
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Power League Schedule ................................................................................................................................... 27
Non- League Schedule ..................................................................................................................................... 27
2015 IVA Girl’s Intra-Regional Tournaments ................................................................................................. 27
GIRLS DIVISION – FEES ...................................................................................................................... 29
Membership Fees ............................................................................................................................................. 29
Tournament and League Fees........................................................................................................................... 29
IVA Bid Tournament Fees ............................................................................................................................... 29
IVA Fee Analysis ............................................................................................................................................. 31
GIRLS DIVISION – FORMS .................................................................................................................. 33
Registration Checklist ...................................................................................................................................... 33
Online Registration .......................................................................................................................................... 33
Girls Club Registration Form ........................................................................................................................... 34
Club Contact Information Form ....................................................................................................................... 35
Club Directors Code of Ethics Form ................................................................................................................ 37
USA Volleyball Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics ................................................................................... 38
Team Roster Form ............................................................................................................................................ 39
Credit Card Authorization Form ...................................................................................................................... 40
Tournament Sanctioning Form......................................................................................................................... 41
IMPACT Clinic Information ............................................................................................................................ 42
Scrimmage Sanctioning Form .......................................................................................................................... 43
2014-2015 Age Waiver Application ................................................................................................................ 44
Application to Change Clubs Form .................................................................................................................. 45
GIRLS DIVISION – OFFICIATING..................................................................................................... 47
Officiating ........................................................................................................................................................ 48
Significant playing rules changes 2013-2015 .................................................................................................. 49
GIRLS DIVISION – NATIONAL EVENTS ....................................................................................... 51
2015 USAV Junior National Volleyball Championships ................................................................................ 51
2015 Girls National Qualifiers ......................................................................................................................... 51
GIRLS DIVISION – INSURANCE ....................................................................................................... 54
Certificate of Insurance Request Form ............................................................................................................. 54
Incident Report Form ....................................................................................................................................... 55
Medical Claim Form ........................................................................................................................................ 56
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GIRLS DIVISION – CLUB CLINICS .................................................................................................. 60
Clinic Procedure - Helpful Guide to an Easy Clinic Process ........................................................................... 60
Clinic Sanctioning Form .................................................................................................................................. 61
GIRLS DIVISION – NO DINX/IVA HIGH PERFORMANCE ................................................... 63
Tryout Information ........................................................................................................................................... 64
Indoor Girls High Performance Tryout Form .................................................................................................. 65
Invitation to All Coaches .................................................................................................................................. 67
IVA TEAM UNITY ...................................................................................................................................... 81
USA Premier Volleyball League (PVL) – Women’s Professional League ..................................................... 81
2013 Women’s PVL Tournament .................................................................................................................... 81
Player Information............................................................................................................................................ 81
Team Unity Tryout Form ................................................................................................................................. 82
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FORMAT
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GIRLS DIVISION – FORMAT
Sanctioned Tournaments
 Teams wishing to enter into sanctioned tournaments should review the IVA website
(www.imvolleyball.org) for the list of available tournaments.
 To enter into sanctioned tournaments, teams will need to follow the registration instructions listed by each
event on the IVA website.
Tournament Sanctioning
 To apply for a sanctioned tournament, clubs must submit the tournament sanctioning form. The application
must be submitted a minimum of 10 days prior to the requested event date and will receive a decision
within 4 business days
 Clubs may set their own entry fees and will be responsible for collection of all fees in addition to
confirming that all teams adhere to the registration requirements as set by the Region.
 Insurance certificate requests for your event must be requested no later than 10 days prior to the event.
 All participants at any sanctioned event must be registered members of a region of USA Volleyball.
 Clubs will be charged $10 per registered team per sanctioned event which will be due to the region no later
than 5 business days after the end of the sanctioned event.
 Prior to the event occurring, the club running the event will be required to submit the rosters of all
participating teams for membership verification.
 Rosters must be submitted a minimum of one week prior to the event, exceptions will be made for last
minute adds to replace teams that may drop from an event.
11 & Under Developmental Group
This age group is an expansion to the IVA. This option will provide young players an introduction to volleyball
so they can improve their skills to play competitive volleyball in the future. The purpose is to allow girls to begin
their volleyball experience at a younger age, to be able to develop and be taught the skills of volleyball in a
structured and supportive setting.
Guidelines to be Eligible:
 You must be 11 years old and under
 This is a practice only team
 You cannot play on a 12 and under team in Power, Premier, Non-League, or Special Tournaments (This
includes National Qualifiers)
 The 11 and under Membership fee is $25 for the year. You must participate with an 11 and under
developmental team.
 A player can move up to a 12 and under team during the season. However they must pay an additional $70
for a full-membership. There are no upgrades.
How to register in the 11 and under division:
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
Go to www.IVA.com
Under Forms menu, select 11 & Under Membership Form
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Warm-Ups
 Teams will be given sole use of the court for 5 minutes prior to their first match of the day. During the 5
minutes the team may hit, practice ball handling and serve (serving must be done during their 5 min.) No
other time will be allotted to practice serving.
 Serving Team – 5 minutes solo court
 Receiving Team – 5 minute solo court
 Once all teams in the pool have played, the teams scheduled to play the next match will be given sole use
of the court for 3 minutes. During the 3 minutes the team may hit, practice ball handling and serve (serving
must be done during their 3 min.) No other time will be allotted to practice serving.
 Rule 7.2.2b: “For junior competition, when one team has exclusive use of the court, the other team
must either be at its team bench or out of the playing area. Warming up with balls at the team
bench or the spectator walkways is not permitted.”
 Since no ball handling is permitted during the opposing team’s use of the court it is recommended that each
team provides shaggers for the opposing team’s warm-up. This allows for more reps for the team warming
up. Due to insurance and liability requirements only IVA registered and on the roster personnel will be
allowed to retrieve balls.
Protests
1. If an explanation of an application or interpretation of a rule is not satisfactory to the game, captain, he/she
must immediately indicate his/her disagreement and file a protest prior to the authorization of the next
service. If the disagreement with the referee’s explanation involves the last point of the set, the official
protest must be recorded within the first 60 seconds of the times interval between sets. (For 14-and-under
competition, the coach may act instead of the captain.)
 If the final point of the match is disputed, the protest must be recorded before the referees leave the
playing area. (Appointed IVA Protest Committee/Tournament Director either immediately or prior to
the start of the next set).
 It is advisable to have an assigned Protest Committee (Tournament Director) available to rule upon a
protest as soon as possible prior to the first service following the protest. Such action should preclude
playing the match over from the point of protest if the protest is upheld
Protests considered by the first referee (Protest Committee or Tournament Director) include:
1.) Misinterpretation of a playing rule
2.) Failure of the first referee to apply the correct rule to a given situation
3.) Failure to charge the correct penalty-sanction for a given fault
Protest facts recorded on the score sheet include the:
1.)
2.)
3.)
4.)
5.)
6.)
Score of the set at the time of the protest
Players and positions at the time of the protest
Player substitutions and team substitutions made up to the protest
Team time-outs taken up to the protest
Situation that caused the protest
Signatures of the scorer, captains and first referee, indicating the facts are correct
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Tie-Breaking Procedure
2-Way Ties
2-way ties, in match record, in a pool are broken by head-to-head competition results between the two tied teams.
3-Way Ties
3-way ties in a pool are broken by:
1st
Matches
Won/lost record.
2nd Sets
Won/lost percentage. Calculation: the team’s total number of sets won divided by the
team’s total number of sets played equals the won/lost percentage. The highest percentage
wins the pool.
3rd
Determined among the tied teams. Calculation: the team’s total points scored minus the
team’s total points allowed in ALL the matches of the pool.
Point
Differential
Note: If three teams have the same match record but a different set record, only the teams with identical set
records are tied. If match record and set record are the same for all three teams, then point differential will be used
to break the tie.
Reviewing Points
The IVA makes every attempt to post points 3-4 days after each event. Postings can be delayed due to computer
malfunctions or when results are not submitted to the IVA office in a timely manner.
To review league points:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Go to the NCVA home page at www.ncva.com.
Go to the Girl’s tab and scroll down and click on Power League
Click the Points link on the left
Click the appropriate age group link to view the points for that age group
IVA Power League Point Structure
1
Gold
300
Silver
287
Bronze
274
Aqua
261
Blue
248
Copper
235
Dusk
222
Evergreen
209
Fuchsia
196
2
298
285
272
259
246
233
220
207
194
3
297
284
271
258
245
232
219
206
193
4
296
283
270
257
244
231
218
205
192
5
295
282
269
256
243
230
217
204
191
6
294
281
268
255
242
229
216
203
190
7
293
280
267
254
241
228
215
202
189
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8
292
279
266
253
240
227
214
201
188
9
291
278
265
252
239
226
213
200
187
10
290
277
264
251
238
225
212
199
186
11
289
276
263
250
237
224
211
198
185
12
288
275
262
249
236
223
210
197
184
Green
Hyacinth
Indigo
Jade
Kale
Lavender
Maroon
Navajo
Orange
Purple
1
183
170
157
144
131
118
105
92
79
66
2
181
168
155
142
129
116
103
90
77
64
3
180
167
154
141
128
115
102
89
76
63
4
179
166
153
140
127
114
101
88
75
62
5
178
165
152
139
126
113
100
87
74
61
6
177
164
151
138
125
112
99
86
73
60
7
176
163
150
137
124
111
98
85
72
59
8
175
162
149
136
123
110
97
84
71
58
9
174
161
148
135
122
109
96
83
70
57
10
173
160
147
134
121
108
95
82
69
56
11
172
159
146
133
120
107
94
81
68
55
12
171
158
145
132
119
106
93
80
67
54
League # 1
League # 2
League # 3
Region Championship
=
=
=
=
Points in grid
Points in grid x 1.5
Points in grid x 2
Points in grid x 3
 In a 12-team format, teams tied for 5th place will split 5th and 6th place points (for example, 244.5 points in
Gold) and teams tied for 7th will split 7th and 8th place points (for example, 242.5 in Gold).
 All finish places will be played out at the Power League Region Championships.
 No Shows, Late Cancellations, illegal players & Forfeits will all receive Last Place in their division and
Last Place Points.
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COMMUNICATION
Intermountain Volleyball Association: 2012-2013 Girl’s Division Handbook
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GIRLS DIVISION – COMMUNICATION
The communication in the IVA Girls Division is as follows:
All IVA members: When registering online with IVA, even though it is not a required field,
please be sure to provide a phone number.
IVA Office  Club Director  Coaches  Players  Parents
IVA Office
 For the purpose of continuity, the IVA Office will communicate with a Club Director or
Representative listed under the club console.
 Communications will be made in the same manner to all clubs, with no individual club or group
of clubs receiving privileged information by the IVA office or any tournament personnel.
 In effort to provide better service, please contact your Club Director/Coach before calling the
IVA.
Club Director
 Each club will have only one Club Director or Representative.
 This Club Director will be the only person in the club who may contact the IVA Office on
matters involving the Girls Division.
 The Club Director or Representative must be a member of the IVA and pass a background check.
Coaches
 Coaches are recommended to contact their Club Director for all junior information.
 If a coach cannot receive appropriate information from the Club Director and the information is
not on the IVA Website, the coach should contact the IVA Office.
Players and Parents
 Players and their parents should contact their Coach or Club Director for all Girls Division
information. Based on the contract between IVA and all Club Directors, it is their responsibility
to provide you with all required and necessary information. However, if a player/parent cannot
receive appropriate information from the Club Director/Coach, the information should be found
on the IVA website. If a parent needs to contact IVA, please do so via email to
[email protected] and include as much detail as possible. You must include the parent’s full
name, club name and team affiliation information in order to receive a response. If this
information is omitted, you will not receive a response. Emails from parents are responded to on
a first-come, first-served basis, usually within 3-5 business days.
Filing Complaints
 The IVA is willing to investigate complaints that are lodged against various personnel such as
club directors, coaches, officials, tournament directors, IVA staff, or parents, but only if a
complaint falls under the jurisdiction of the IVA. If a complaint does not fall under the IVA’s
jurisdiction, the region cannot take action against the person because the IVA does not have the
authority to govern the acts that brought on the complaint. To file a complaint, please view the
next page.
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Examples of Jurisdiction
SITUATION
WHO HAS JURISDICTION
Player not receiving enough playing time.
Club coach or club director
Parents charged too much money by the club.
Club director
The team enters tournaments requiring travel.
Club coach or club director
Falsifying age identification.
IVA
Violation of IVA policies.
IVA
Inappropriate behavior toward a minor.
IVA and club director
Illegal rosters.
IVA and club director
Coach who is found cheating.
IVA and club director
Abusive coaching.
IVA and club director
Complaints should be reported to the IVA General Manager via email, fax, or certified mail with a
signature requested. The General Manager may request further information before researching the
complaint and taking appropriate action. All information will remain confidential.
If it is unclear whether the complaint should be filed with the IVA or the club director, email the IVA
General Manager to determine who has the appropriate jurisdiction.
Contact IVA
Telephone Number: (415) 550-7582
Fax Number:
(415) 550-7762
Email Address:
[email protected]
Website Address:
www.imvolleyball.org
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POLICIES
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GIRLS DIVISION – POLICIES
Recruiting Policy
 The IVA Girls Division sanctioned season begins on November 1, 2014 and concludes the day after
the last day of the Junior National Volleyball Championships. Regardless of either event, the
conclusion of the Girls Division sanctioned season will not extend past July 31st.
 Once a player has committed to a team during the IVA sanctioned season, club directors and coaches
from other IVA clubs must respect the player’s commitment and cease recruiting the player. If a
recruiter contacts a player who has signed a commitment to another team, the player must notify the
recruiter of the commitment. After notification, the recruiter shall not contact that player or the
player’s family.
 A recruiting violation occurs when an IVA-registered club director and/or coach from one IVAregistered club makes initial verbal or written contact with an athlete, or the athlete’s parents, from
another IVA-registered club with the intent to persuade the player to leave the present club and join
another club.
 The suggested maximum penalty may include, but is not limited to, a monetary fine and/or a
suspension of IVA membership for a period of one year, beginning on the date of the final ruling.
 If a club director or coach is found guilty of committing a recruiting violation, the guilty party may
make an appeal. A special Board of Inquiry Committee will hear the appeal and will make a ruling.
The decision of this Committee will be final.
 If a player or parent makes the initial contact, a club director or coach may answer questions and
inform the player or parent about the club’s specific program without fear of committing a recruiting
violation. It is strongly recommended that all club directors and coaches refrain from making negative
comments concerning other clubs or their staff.
 A player who has committed to a club and then wishes to transfer to another club must follow the
IVA’s Procedure for Player Transfer. This is irrespective of the length of a player’s membership with
that club.
Minors Coaching
 Anyone that would like to coach a Junior Team that is age 17 and under is allowed to be an assistant
coach. All teams must have a head coach age 18 or older.
 A head coach must always be present at all times. An assistant coach is not allowed to coach by
themselves at practice/tournaments, etc.
 Any individual who is not yet 18 years old and who is in a non-player role affiliated with a junior club
must be background screened immediately upon reaching 18 years of age. A 30-day grace period shall
apply from the date of the 18th birthday in order to allow time for the background screening to be
processed. During the 30-day grace period, the same restrictions apply to the individual and should be
enforced as are in place for junior coaches regarding supervision by a qualified adult.
Club to Club Player Transfer
Junior players are eligible to play for any club or team until the start of the IVA-sanctioned season, which
begins on November 1st. During the sanctioned season, a player is to remain a registered member of that
specific club throughout the season. However, during the sanctioned season, a player or parent may
request a transfer to another club.
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Guidelines
 A player CANNOT participate in any practice or tournament until the IVA has approved the
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transfer.
A player can only transfer provided they remain in the same age definition or higher. Example: If you
a 16 year old is playing in the 18’s division, you cannot transfer back to the 16’s Division. However, if
you play on an 18’s team and need to transfer to a different club, you can play on a 17’s team provided
the player is within the USA Age Definition.
Once a team has qualified, or attempted to qualify, for a National Bid to the Junior National
Championships, that team’s roster is frozen. See USAV website for Frozen Roster Verification Rules.
A new player may be added to any team’s roster at any time provided the player has never been
registered with another IVA-registered club for that season.
Following Power League #3, you cannot transfer a player from one club to another club.
If the current club director will not sign the form to release the player, the player or parent may submit
a written appeal to the IVA, and the IVA Office will make the necessary contact(s).
The IVA Office has the right to release the player whether or not the current club director responds.
The IVA Office also has the right to uphold the current club director’s decision to not grant the player
release. In either case, each party has the right to appeal to the Commissioner, then a Committee and
then the IVA Board of Directors. The IVA Board of Directors’ decision is final.
Steps
What you need
Transfer Procedure
First
Download a copy of
the Change of Clubs
Form
This form is used to initiate the process for players to change clubs. The player, parent, current club
director and future club director must all sign the form in order for the transfer to occur.
Second
Submit the form to
the IVA Office
The IVA office will then review the form for approval. Players may not practice, play or in any way
be affiliated with their new club until the transfer has been approved by the IVA Office.
Email Approval
The IVA office will send an email to the person who submitted the form that the player has been
approved or denied of the transfer
Third
Adding New Players to a Roster
 A new player may be added to any team’s roster at any time provided the player has never been
registered with another IVA-registered club for that season. Appropriate paperwork and fees must be
submitted to the IVA Office before the player participates in any practice or tournament and update
your roster online.
 Any player or club found illegally transferring players between teams within their club or illegally
adding new players to a roster may be subject, but not limited, to fines and/or suspension of the club
director, coach, and/or player(s) involved.
Regional Jurisdiction Policy
 Players on IVA teams must reside within the IVA region’s geographical jurisdiction (as approved by
USA Volleyball).
 Players who reside within the IVA region’s geographical jurisdiction cannot play on a team that is
under the jurisdiction of another Regional Volleyball Association.
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USA Volleyball Junior Player Age Definition
For Use during the 2014-2015 Season
Once a player participates (including but not limited to practicing, training, attending workouts and/or competing) in a club or
varsity program for any university, college, community college, or junior college, he/she is ineligible to take part in any regional
and national programming, which includes but is not limited to national JNC qualifying and championship events.
18 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 1996
or
Players who were born on or after September 1, 1995 and a high school student in the twelfth (12th) grade or below during some part of
the current academic year
17 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 1997
16 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 1998
15 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 1999
14 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000
13 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2001
12 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2002
11 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2003
10 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2004
9 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2005
8 and Under Division:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2006
Boys 14-and-Under Division:
Regionally waived boys teams in the 14 and under age group will be allowed to participate at the USA Junior National Championships
using the following age/grade definition:
Players who were born on or after September 1, 2000
or
Players who were born on or after September 1, 1999 (15 years or younger) who shall neither have completed nor are in a grade higher
than the eighth grade (8th) during the current academic year. (This exception is based on the net height difference of 7’4 1/8” to 7’ 11
5/8” between the 14 and Under Division to the 15 and Under Division.)
Note: These age definitions are used by domestic club programs and are NOT the same as the age definitions for the International and Domestic High
Performance programs for 2015.
The Age Definition Policy was most recently revised by the USA Volleyball Board of Directors on January 19, 2002. The classification cut-off date of
September 1 was reviewed by the USAV Junior Assembly and the USA Regional Volleyball Association Assembly prior and during to the USAV
2014 Annual Meetings and research justified the continuation of the cut-off date of September 1.
Revised 07/16/2014
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USA Volleyball Junior Player Age Definition
For Use during the 2014-2015 Season
To determine the correct age division. Please find the Month of Birth in the left column and then the Year of Birth in the same row. The
heading of the column matching the Year of Birth is the correct age bracket.
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
1Player
18 &
Under1
18 &
Under
17 &
Under
16 &
Under
15 &
Under2
14 &
Under
13 &
Under
12 &
Under
11 &
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who was born on or after September 1, 1995 and is a high school student during some part of the current academic year
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Only - Player who was born on or after September 1, 1999(15 years or younger) who shall neither have completed nor are in a
grade higher than the eighth (8th) grade during the current academic year are eligible to play in the 14 & Under division.
The Age Definition Policy was most recently revised by the USA Volleyball Board of Directors on January 19, 2002.
The classification cut-off date of September 1 was reviewed by the USAV Junior Assembly and the USA Regional Volleyball Association
Assembly prior to and during the USAV 2013 Annual Meetings and research justified the continuation of the cut-off date of September 1.
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USA Volleyball Age and Identity Falsification Policy
Approved by the Board of Directors of USAV – January 2004
For all USVBA corporate events, any person who alters any document that certifies the age or identity of a
participant, or falsifies any statement which lists the age or identity of a participant, will be sanctioned as
follows:
 Any team representative, coach, program director or responsible adult found to be party to such
action shall:
 Be immediately suspended from registration with the USVBA and barred from further participation
in the event; and
 Be barred from participation in any USVBA events in any capacity for a minimum of two (2) years;
and
 Have a minimum probation of one additional year, to run consecutively to the suspension.
 A junior player who knowingly plays in a lower age classification than he or she is actually eligible
for, or an adult player who knowingly plays in a high age classification that he or she is actually
eligible for or any player who knowingly misrepresents his or her identity shall:
 Be immediately suspended from registration with the USVBA and barred from further participation
in the event; and
 Be barred from participation in any USVBA events in any capacity for a minimum of two (2) years;
and
 Have a minimum probation of one additional year, to run consecutively to the suspension.
 When discovered and confirmed during an event, these penalties shall be the required minimum
penalty imposed by the Event Arbitrator or the Event Ethics and Eligibility Committee.
 Any player in question must provide proof of identity and age eligibility, if requested.
The event Arbitrator or the Event Ethics and Eligibility Appeals Committee shall file a report of any age or
identity violation with the Corporation’s Ethics and Eligibility Appeals Committee and with the registering
Member Organization with its recommendation.
USA Volleyball Age and Identity Falsification Policy
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CODES OF
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GIRLS DIVISION – CODES OF CONDUCT
Northern California Volleyball Association Participant Code of Conduct (Revised 8/8/2013)
The Following Actions are Prohibited:
1. Violation of any anti-doping policies, protocols or procedures as defined by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), World AntiDoping Agency (WADA), Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) or the United States
Olympic Committee (USOC). Violations of this provision will be adjudicated only by USADA or the proper anti-doping authority, not USA
Volleyball (USAV).
2. Possession, consumption or distribution of alcohol and/or tobacco if illegal or in violation of USA Volleyball (USAV) or Regional
Volleyball Association (RVA) policy.
3. USAV policy prohibits the possession, consumption or distribution of alcohol and/or tobacco by anyone registered as a junior volleyball
player at the event venue of any USAV/RVA sanctioned junior event.
4. Use of a recognized identification card by anyone other than the individual described on the card.
5. Physical damage to a facility or theft of items from a room, dormitory, residence or other person. (Restitution will be part of any penalty
imposed.)
6. Possession of fireworks, ammunition, firearms, or other weapons or any item or material which by commonly accepted practices and
principles would be a hazard or harmful to other persons at USAV/RVA sanctioned events.
7. Any action considered to be an offense under Federal, State or local law ordinances.
8. Violation of the specific policies, regulations, and/or procedures of the USAV, RVA or the facility used in conjunction with a sanctioned
event. (It is the responsibility of the individual to be familiar with applicable specific policies, regulations and procedures.)
9. Conduct which is inappropriate as determined by comparison to normally accepted behavior.
10. Physical or verbal intimidation of any individual.
11. Actions that will be detrimental to USAV or the RVA.
Northern California Volleyball Association Disciplinary Policy
Infraction
When
Occurred
First
Before or
during event
Individual disqualified (if person is a junior, he/she will be sent home as soon as possible and parent or guardian
notified). The individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for one year
starting from the date of infraction.
After event
concludes
The individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for one year starting from
the date of infraction.
Before or
during event
Individual disqualified (if person is a junior, he/she will be sent home as soon as possible and parent or guardian
notified). The individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for two years
starting from the date of infraction.
After event
concludes
The individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for two years starting from
the date of infraction.
Second
Third
Suggested Maximum Penalty
Individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for the remainder of his/her
lifetime.
NOTE: Major misbehavior (e.g. verbal or physical abuse of a child, sexual harassment, etc.) may subject the violator to a lifetime ineligibility
for USAV registration or RVA membership after the first infraction.
Penalties are only applied after affording the participant due process may be required by the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act
(TSOASA), USOC, USAV, and RVA. Appeals, other than for doping violations, may be made in accordance with procedures set forth in the
bylaws and operating codes of USA Volleyball and the RVA as printed in the current Official USA Volleyball Guide and RVA Handbook,
respectively.
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I have read and understand the USA Volleyball Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Policies
I agree and consent to abide by the USA Volleyball Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Policies and other region specific code of
conducts and/or disciplinary policies.
I understand that, if I violate the USAV and/or RVA Codes of Conduct, I might be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with
USAV and/or RVA Disciplinary Policies.
TO BE RETAINED BY MEMBER
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The following is not a complete list of conduct codes, but it gives a starting point in considering what proper
behavior at a volleyball event is for spectators, parents, or tournament directors.
Volleyball Spectator Code of Conduct
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Remain in the spectator area during matches.
Do not make derogatory comments to coaches, officials, tournament directors or players of either team.
Do not drink alcohol at tournaments or come to a tournament having consumed too much alcohol.
Respect the integrity and judgment of the officials without taunting or approaching them at any time.
Be in control of your emotions.
Respect the rights of others and treat the visiting team and their spectators courteously.
Abide by all applicable federal, state, and local laws while attending any match.
Cheer positively for your team, using socially acceptable language.
Follow the rules of the event
Follow the rules of the facility, such as NO FOOD IN GYM, no beach chairs, etc.
Use litter receptacles to properly dispose of trash.
Use only designated smoking areas that are clearly posted.
Applaud good performances by both teams. Excessive noise during such as pounding on bleachers or use of
artificial noise makers is not permitted.
Discourage all forms of violent behavior.
I will direct all questions at an event to the Head Coach or Club Director for my team/club as opposed to
contacting the Tournament Director directly.
I will not contact any site used by IVA directly
I understand that there are consequences for my behavior that may include removal from the event in
addition to potential penalties against the team I am affiliated with including, but not limited to removing
the team from the event and awarding last place points.
Volleyball Parent Code of Conduct
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Remain in the spectator area during matches.
Do not advise the coach on how to coach.
Do not make derogatory comments to coaches, officials, tournament directors or players of either team.
Do not try to coach your child during the match.
Do not drink alcohol at tournaments or come to a tournament having consumed too much alcohol.
Cheer for your child’s team.
Show interest, enthusiasm, and support for your child.
Be in control of your emotions.
Help when asked by coaches or officials.
Thank coaches, officials, tournament directors, and other volunteers who conducted the event.
Know the rules.
Avoid conduct that is inappropriate as determined by comparison to normally accepted behavior.
Physical or verbal intimidation of any individual is unacceptable.
Follow the rules of the tournament, such as NO FOOD IN GYM, no beach chairs, etc.
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is for praising, which your child needs often.
is for accepting, so hard edges will soften.
is for recognizing your child’s many talents.
is for encouraging a good healthy balance.
is for nurturing, to help your child grow.
is for teaching, then letting go.
is for smiling at the growth and the glow.
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SPECTATOR/PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT
IMPORTANT NOTICE – ENTRY TO THIS PRIVATELY SANCTIONED EVENT IS GRANTED AS A
COURTESY. IF YOU ENTER/ATTEND THIS, OR ANY REGION SANCTIONED EVENT, YOU
AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING CODE OF CONDUCT GUIDELINES:
I WILL:
1. I WILL abide by the official rules of USA Volleyball.
2. I WILL display good sportsmanship at all times.
3. I WILL encourage my child and his/her team, regardless of the outcome on the court.
4. I WILL educate myself on the unique rules of this facility.
5. I WILL honor the rules of the host and the host facility.
6. I WILL generate goodwill by being polite and respectful to those around me at this event.
7. I WILL direct my child to speak directly with his/her coach when coaching decisions are made that may
be confusing or unclear.
8. I WILL redirect any negative comments from others to the respective Event Director or Program
Administrator.
9. I WILL direct all concerns regarding officials to the Head Coach or Club Director for my team/club as
opposed to contacting the Head Official directly.
10. I WILL direct all questions at an event to the Head Coach or Club Director for my team/club as opposed
to contacting the Tournament Director directly.
11. I WILL immediately notify the Event Director and/or Program Administrator in the event that I witness
any illegal activity.
12. I WILL support the policies and guidelines of the team/club that I represent.
13. I WILL acknowledge effort and good performance, remembering that all of the players in this event are
amateur athletes.
14. I WILL model exemplary spectator behavior while attending this event.
15. I WILL respect the history and tradition of the sport of volleyball by being a good ambassador.
I WILL NOT:
1. I WILL NOT harass or intimidate the officials.
2. I WILL NOT coach my child from the bleachers and/or sidelines.
3. I WILL NOT criticize my child’s coach or his/her teammates.
4. I WILL NOT participate in any game or game-like activities unless I have a current membership card
with the Region.
5. I WILL NOT bring and/or carry any firearms at any Region event.
6. I WILL NOT bring, purchase, or consume alcohol at any Youth/Junior volleyball event.
Note: Any violation of this Code of Conduct will result in you being asked to leave the site/facility, and may
result in you possibly being banned from attending future Region sanctioned events. The Event Director has the
final say regarding their individual event. Local law enforcement will be contacted if necessary to resolve any
disputes or altercations. Questions or concerns may be directed to the Region office.
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Tournament Director Requirements and Code of Conduct
 All tournament directors must be registered members of IVA/USA Volleyball online and pass a
background check.
 Tournament directors cannot participate in, require, or condone any act considered to be an offense under
federal, state or local laws/ordinances.
 Tournament directors cannot supply or condone the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, fireworks,
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ammunition, firearms, weapons or any items or material that can be used as a weapon or which may be
hazardous or harmful to other persons.
Tournament directors will not allow any player who is not a member of IVA/USA Volleyball to
participate.
It is the tournament director’s responsibility to inform coaches of IVA policies.
It is the tournament director’s responsibility to ensure that all paperwork is completed and meets
deadlines.
Do not advise the coach on how to coach.
Do not drink alcohol at tournaments or arrive at a tournament having consumed alcohol.
Be in control of your emotions.
Thank coaches, spectators, parents and players who have assisted in any way.
Know the rules.
Follow the rules and the guidelines set by the IVA for the tournament.
Physical or verbal intimidation or harassment of any individual is unacceptable.
Do not show favoritism to individuals, players, coaches, teams, or clubs.
Arrive at least one hour before the tournament.
It is the tournament director’s responsibility to enforce the rules of the facility.
Do not change the format provided by the IVA unless instructed by the IVA to do so.
Attend a clinic specifically for tournament directors.
Be approachable.
Always support and represent the IVA in a professional manner.
It is the tournament director’s responsibility to leave the facility clean and neat.
Be prepared with all the necessary supplies.
IVA/USA Volleyball Officials’ Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
 The primary role of the official is to ensure opportunity and fair play for all participants. The official
serves as an arbitrator who controls the tone of the match by demonstrating an attitude of impartiality and
creating a positive environment for competition. It is the responsibility of the official to provide
judgments that are within the spirit and intent of the rules, maintains the quality of the competitive
experience, and protects the health and welfare of each participant. An official’s decision is free from
bias and is based on a thorough knowledge of the rules and officiating techniques of volleyball.
 The official plays a significant role for the IVA/USAV in competitive athletic contests. The official
represents the ultimate integrity of any competition. Through actions on and off the court, each official
must earn the respect and confidence of players, coaches and others.
 Confidence and respect are not earned by words, but by unquestioned honesty, demonstrated ability,
obvious devotion to, and a full understanding of volleyball as a whole. An official must be gifted with a
strong desire to continually improve, a desire to be more than just an average official, and a desire to be
the best.
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Codes of Behavior
The IVA is committed to creating and upholding traditions of excellence through volleyball by focusing on
responsibility and accountability. Everyone involved in the sport of volleyball will fit into at least one of the
following categories.
Athlete Code of Behavior
As an athlete, I:
 will participate in volleyball free of alcohol and drugs
 will use positive verbal and physical behavior, controlling my temper and aggression
 will give true information concerning another individual’s involvement in or knowledge of an incident relevant to a
violation of the rules
 will play by the rules of volleyball
 will display fair play by treating all those involved in the match with dignity and respect
 will treat others as I would like to be treated
 will work hard and honestly to improve performance and participation
 will maintain a positive image of myself by participating for enjoyment
 will respect the decisions of officials and tournament directors
Parent Code of Behavior
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will encourage hard work and honest effort that will lead to improved performance and participation
will encourage and respect referees and officials and their integrity
will encourage athletes to participate for their own enjoyment
will be supportive of all attempts to remove verbal and physical abuse from organized volleyball activities,
including the use of inappropriate language
 will stay away from the playing area during the match
 will applaud fair play during matches
 will respect the decisions of officials and tournament directors
Spectator Code of Behavior
As a spectator, I:
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will respect the rights of others and treat the visiting team and their spectators courteously
will abide by all applicable federal, state, and local laws while attending any match
will cheer positively for my team, using socially acceptable language
will respect the integrity and judgment of the officials without taunting or approaching them between sets or at the
end of the match
will use only designated smoking areas that are clearly posted
will use litter receptacles to properly dispose of trash
will applaud good performances by both teams
will discourage all forms of violent behavior
will respect the decisions of officials and tournament directors
Club Director Code of Behavior
As a club director, I:
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will insist that coaches conduct themselves in a professional manner
will provide equal opportunities and equal access for everyone to participate
will insist that unruly fans be removed from the premises
will follow the rules and regulations of USAV/IVA to ensure that the association’s philosophy and objectives are
enhanced
will develop programs that encompass fairness to the participants and promote fair play
will positively promote and publicize volleyball
will hire positive role models for athletes
will assist in the provision of appropriate first aid and injury treatment of athletes
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 will inform all parents participating with my club that all questions at any tournament should be addressed by
contacting the Head Coach or Club Director and not the Tournament Director directly.
Officials Code of Behavior
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will maintain a dignified appearance at all times
will display impartial, consistent and courteous officiating behavior
will display quiet efficiency in the performance of officiating duties
will enforce rule modifications for those with special needs
will work with other officiating personnel as an officiating team
will accept officiating feedback positively
Successful Coaching Behavior
The successful coach is one who conveys:
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the worth of character
the power of kindness
the wisdom of honesty
the influence of example
the rewards of cooperation
the virtue of patience
the importance of fair play
Bill of Rights for Young Athletes
I have the right to:
The IVA supports the American Sport Education Program Bill of Rights for Young Athletes:
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participate at a level commensurate with each child’s maturity and ability
have qualified adult leadership
play as a child and not as an adult
allow children to share in the leadership and decision making of their sport participation
participate in safe and healthy environments
have proper preparation for participation in sports
equal opportunity to strive for success
be treated with dignity
have FUN in sports
Bill of Rights for Parents when joining a club:
I have the right to:
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be treated with dignity and respect
share in the leadership and decision making of your athlete
approach the leadership of the club organization with which you are involved
cheer for your child in a positive manner
verify your coaches/team qualifications
ask questions and receive answers
ensure that the adults involved with your child are positive role models
talk to parents, other players and/or other clubs
have your child tryout without discrimination
request a clear disclosure of financial obligations
clubs statement of philosophy
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 be informed about your child’s role on the team
 have your child tryout out for more than one club and be allowed time to make a decision as specified by
the tryout policy
 the knowledge of the time, travel and financial commitment of your involvement with the club/team.
 knowledge of how many spots are available before tryouts begin
 remove your child from an event/practice if you feel it is unsafe for your child to continue without
repercussions
 know that all club affiliated staff are members of the IVA and background checked.
 Ask your club director if they adhere to all State and Federal business requirements and laws
Ethics Committee
 Background: Given the scope and growth of Junior Girls Volleyball in the Intermountain Region, there
are increasingly more issues with which to contend. Many of these issues occur between clubs and are
exhibited by club staff. At the moment, there is no forum for a conciliatory process to remedy these
problems. Poor behavior on the part of club representatives, coaches, players, parents, officials, or
tournament staff are issues that call for attention and mediation.
 The IVA recognizes each club’s right to establish and execute its own policies within the confines of its
teams, but when an IVA-registered club’s actions affect another IVA-registered club, a method of ethical
and professional mediation is required.
 When the need arises, an Ethics Committee will be formed by the IVA to act as a mediator in addressing
ethical issues and situations.
Violations
 Failure to abide by these codes of conduct can jeopardize your players, coaches, and club. Violations can
range from fines to suspension. Please see page 20.
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SANCTIONS
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GIRLS DIVISION – SANCTIONS
Illegal Player
An illegal player is one who:
 Competes under elements of false identification such as name, birth date, club affiliation, etc.
 Competes, but is not registered with the IVA.
 Competes on two teams in the same tournament.
 Competes in an event with another team while the player’s original team is being sanctioned for an
offense.
 Illegal players, the team coach, and the club director will fall under the guidelines of the due
process procedure. Penalties may range from, but are not limited to, immediate suspension of
an individual to the suspension of the entire club and monetary fines.
Age Falsification
For all IVA events, any person who alters any document that certifies the age of a participant, or falsifies any
statement that lists the age of a participant, will be sanctioned according to the terms listed below.
Any team representative, coach, club director, or responsible adult who is found to be party to age
falsification shall be:
1. Immediately suspended from registration with IVA/USAV and barred from further participation in
the event; and
2. Barred from participation in any IVA/USA events in any capacity for a minimum of two (2) years;
and
3. Placed on a minimum probation of one additional year, to run consecutively to the suspension.
Junior players who knowingly play in lower age classifications than which they are eligible or adult players
who knowingly play in higher age classifications than which they are eligible shall be:
1. Immediately suspended from registration with IVA/USA and barred from further participation in the
event; and
2. Barred from participation in any IVA/USA events in any capacity for a minimum of two (2) years;
and
3. Placed on a minimum probation of one additional year, to run consecutively to the suspension.
Violating IVA Tryout and Commitment Policies
The following sanctions apply directly to the person(s) violating the policy:
First Offense:
Suspension from all IVA/USA competition for a minimum of one week up to a maximum
of one month, depending on the severity of the violation. Multiple offenses arising from
the same incident (for example, multiple players on the same team violate the same
policy) will incur separate penalties for each offender.
Second
Offense:
Suspension from all IVA/USA competition for a minimum of one month up to a
maximum of one year, depending on the severity of the violation. Multiple offenses
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arising from the same incident (for example, multiple players on the same team violate the
same policy) will incur separate penalties for each offender.
 All suspensions begin on the date of the first competition following the violation for the penalized
person(s).
 All sanctions begin with the first tournament of the season.
 If any person fails to adhere to the terms of a sanction, the individual will be suspended from IVA
competition and National events for one calendar year and subject to a lifetime ban. Further, the
coaching staff of the team on which the person is registered will be suspended from IVA competition
and National events for one calendar year and subject to a lifetime ban. If the individual is the club
director, all coaches in the club will be suspended from IVA competition and National events for one
calendar year and subject to a lifetime ban.
Non-Sanctioned Event
 All tournaments that are listed on the IVA schedule are sanctioned by IVA/USAV. All sanctioned
events are covered by the insurance provided by IVA/USAV. Non-sanctioned events DO NOT have
insurance coverage by IVA/USAV. If a team participates in a non-sanctioned event, not only does the
team play without insurance, but that team will not be permitted to participate in any remaining IVA or
USA Region events for the season. This includes the USAV Junior National Championships.
 It is important to remember that all sanctions will be enforced for any sanctioned events within all of the
Regions of USA Volleyball. If a team loses competition privileges for the balance of the IVA junior
season, the team will not be able to play in out-of-region tournaments run by other Regions of USA
Volleyball.
Scrimmages
If you would like to host a scrimmage you must complete the required Scrimmage Sanctioning Form on page 41
and submit to IVA for approval.
Scrimmages guidelines:
 A scrimmage consists of four teams or less that participate in a practice-like setting.
 There must not be any use of uniforms, playoffs, results or standings of play, officials, and/or an
exchange of money between a club, team, or person for attending the scrimmage.
If these rules are not followed, the club/team may lose their standings within the Region Leagues and may not
be allowed to participate in any IVA/USAV sanctioned tournament and/or any USA Region tournament for the
rest of the season. The penalty may be extended to the following season.
Tournament Director’s Authority
 Tournament directors have been harassed and ridiculed for merely enforcing IVA and site policy and
this is entirely unacceptable. Coaches are ultimately responsible for inappropriate actions and/or
violations of the site rules/policies by their players, player’s parents, and any other spectator associated
with their team or club.
 The tournament director is responsible for running the tournament, enforcing any facility policies (such
as the “No Food in Gym” and “No Lawn Chair” policies), and ensuring that all participants and
spectators conduct themselves in a suitable fashion.
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 Tournament directors do not have the authority to change tournament format unless they are directly
instructed to do so by the IVA.
 Tournament directors will not take abuse from any participant and/or spectator at IVA events. The
tournament director has the authority to penalize a team in the manner that he/she sees fit for any
misconduct. This means a tournament director may forfeit a set, forfeit a match, disqualify a team, or
disqualify a player or coach for violating IVA or site policy or for improper behavior of a player, coach,
parent, and/or spectator of any team.
 It is imperative that tournament directors likewise adhere to their specific code of conduct set forth by
the IVA. Tournament directors should consider the consequences of their actions and should not make
decisions in haste. The IVA supports its tournament directors and expects all participants and spectators
to respect and abide by the tournament director’s decisions. For the Tournament Directors Evaluation
Form.
Food in the Playing Facility / Failure to Follow Facility Rules
 Tournament directors may impose the “13-Point Rule” for teams who are violating the “No Food in
Gym” policy. The “13-Point Rule” means that in the team’s next set, the score will begin at 0-13, with
13 points automatically awarded to the opposing team. This will be noted in the tournament director’s
report, which will result in the club’s being fined a minimum of $100 and receive last place finish/points
if they apply. During the tournaments located in Convention Centers, if your team is caught with food
you may be removed from the tournament.
Additional Sanctions
 Specific sanctions are mentioned and described in various sections of this Handbook, and in some cases
a specific penalty is associated with a particular violation. In addition, IVA has the right to impose
sanctions with respect to any violation of any other part of this Handbook, or any violation of USA
Volleyball’s Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, Participant Code of Conduct, Eligibility Rules,
Substance Abuse Policy, or other policy, as well as any other indiscretions not specifically covered in
this Handbook or policies of IVA or USA Volleyball. The extent and type of sanctions imposed shall be
at the sole discretion of the IVA, subject to the due process procedures described herein.
Sanction Procedure
 Confirmation of missed officiating assignments, forfeiture of matches, food/drink violations, no shows,
use of illegal players, or any other violations that come to the attention of the tournament director will be
communicated by the tournament director to the IVA Office. The tournament director will also record
all offenses on the appropriate forms. After the event in question, the IVA Office will confirm the
offense(s) with the club director and sanctions will be imposed if appropriate. The IVA Office will
record all offenses in the team's folder.
Sanction Appeal Process
 Any sanction that does not involve probation, suspension of any duration, or expulsion (severe sanction)
shall take effect as soon as it is imposed either by the tournament director or the IVA office. Any club
director or participant who is penalized with a sanction that is not a severe sanction shall have the right
to appeal the sanction, by the earlier of the seventh day after receiving the sanction or the club's or
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participant's next scheduled event, whichever is first. An appeal shall consist of a letter from the club or
participant who has been sanctioned along with any other materials the club or participant chooses to
provide. Appeals of non-severe sanctions shall be considered, as soon as reasonably practicable by the
IVA Office, in consultation with the tournament director. IVA shall provide the club director or
participant with written notice of its decision, and there will be no further appeal of the matter.
 Sanctions involving facility rules/policies such as food policies will not be required to identify the
persons and/or specific team incurring the sanction. The Tournament Director will determine the club
affiliation for the sanction. These Sanctions may not be appealed based on questions regarding the
person and/or specific team involved in the incident. While the Tournament Director may choose to
notify the Club Director on site at events in Convention Centers, it is not mandatory to do so. The
Tournament Director is not required to give a warning for these Sanctions at any time.
 Severe sanctions will be handled under IVA's due process procedures.
Due Process
 Every individual or team (participant) who participates in volleyball events that fall under the
jurisdiction of the Intermountain Volleyball Association (IVA) is entitled to due process whenever IVA
proposes, as part of the penalty levied against the participant, to expel, suspend, or place the participant
on probation, a violation of which could result in suspension or expulsion. To the extent that USA
Volleyball’s Due Process Procedures are inapplicable to a given matter because the matter is within the
jurisdiction of the IVA or to the extent that USA Volleyball directs IVA to handle the particular matter,
the following Due Process Procedures shall apply.
IVA Due Process Procedure
Notice of specific charges, or alleged violations, will be made in writing to the participant, along with an
explanation of the potential consequences if the charges are found to be true. This notice will be delivered by
certified mail or personal delivery. If necessary, to be practical and/or timely, initial notice may be verbal. All
verbal communications will be followed by written notice via certified mail or personal delivery. A notice will
include the following items:
1. Summary of the charges or alleged violations.
Statement that the participant has a right to respond in writing with delivery to the IVA Office within twenty
(20) days from the date the written notice was sent.
Statement that the participant has a right to request a hearing before the IVA Review Committee by delivering a
written request for a hearing to the IVA office, within twenty (20) days from the date the written notice was
sent.
An explanation of any potential consequences if the charges are found to be true. If probation is a potential
consequence, the notice shall describe the terms of probation.
An explanation of any immediate actions taken, which in the sole discretion of the IVA office are necessary to
protect the safety of other participants, until the matter can be finally resolved through due process
procedures.
If the participant does not request a hearing within the time provided above:
The IVA Office shall evaluate all of the information and reach a decision as to the appropriate disciplinary
action, or non-action, in keeping with the established codes and policies of the IVA.
The IVA Office will notify all involved parties of its decision, and there will be no further right to an appeal.
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IVA may publish notice of the decision in its newsletter or other materials delivered to members or available on
its website.
If the participant requests a hearing in a timely manner, the evaluation will be administered within 30 days by a
Review Committee established by IVA. IVA may establish a standing committee to serve as a Review
Committee, or it may form an ad hoc Review Committee to consider the particular matter. The Review
Committee shall not be a committee reporting to the Board of Directors (BOD) of the IVA, but rather an
independent review committee. The Chairperson of the BOD shall select the members of the Review
Committee and may replace members of the Review Committee if a conflict of interest or bias exists, or if a
Review Committee member is unavailable. The Review Committee will consist of either three or five
individuals, and a minority of the Review Committee members may be members of the IVA BOD, provided
that such members do not have a conflict of interest or bias for or against the participant in question. One
member of the Review Committee will be designated by the BOD Chair as the Chair of the Review Committee.
A Review Committee member is considered to have a conflict if any of the following exists:
1. The Review Committee member has a direct pecuniary interest in the outcome of the matter.
The Review Committee member has been the target of personal abuse or criticism from the participant in
question.
The Review Committee member is enmeshed in other matters involving the participant.
The Review Committee member may have prejudged the matter because of prior participation as an accuser,
investigator, fact finder, or initial decision maker in the matter.
The BOD Chairperson may elect to hold the hearing in person or by conference call to accommodate the need
for timely action. The participant must consent to any hearing to be held by conference call. Both IVA and the
participant may have legal counsel and bring any reasonable number of witnesses. The hearing will not be open
to the public.
The hearing or conference call will have four parts:
1. The participant in question has the right to ask questions of the Review Committee members and challenge
their bias or ability to be impartial. The Chair of the Review Committee will then consider these challenges
and make a determination. If the Chair is being challenged, other members of the Review Committee will
make the decision about the bias or impartiality of the Chair. If the Review Committee dismisses a member
for bias or conflict of interest and if the Committee is left with fewer than three members, the hearing will
end and a new Review Committee will be appointed by the BOD chair.
Presentation of the accusation and all evidence in support of the accusation.
Opportunity by the participant to confront and cross-examine the accusers and to examine and refute all
evidence.
Opportunity to present a defense.
The Review Committee will have the opportunity to ask questions of all parties presenting evidence. Either the
Participant or the BOD, at either's own expense, may arrange for a transcript of the hearing to be taken and
provided to the IVA BOD and the participant. Following the hearing, after the participant and its counsel have
left, the Review Committee will meet in private to make a decision. A written decision, with reasons therein and
based solely on the evidence of record, will be rendered no later than fifteen (15) days after the hearing and will
be forwarded by certified mail or personal delivery to all parties.
Written communication of the Review Committee's decision will contain the following:
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1. Decision(s) and reasons for the decision(s) of the Review Committee.
Notice of any severe sanctions and other sanctions, explaining the terms and reasons for the sanctions.
Outline of the further appeals process.
Upon receipt of the Review Committee's decision, any of the participants may file an appeal of the decision in
writing with the IVA Office within seven (7) days of the decision. All participant appeals to the IVA Board of
Directors must be accompanied by a $100 filing fee payable to the IVA. If no timely appeal is filed, the
decision of the Review Committee shall be final, and IVA may publish notice of the decision in its newsletter or
other materials delivered to members or available on its website.
A final appeal will then be conducted before the IVA Board of Directors at the date, time, and location of the
next regularly scheduled meeting and, in no event, more than sixty (60) days after the mailing of the Review
Committee decision. The participant and counsel shall have the right, but shall not be required to, to attend the
portion of the meeting at which the hearing will be conducted whether or not the involved parties are present.
Each party has the right to be assisted in the presentation of its case at the hearing, including the aid of legal
counsel, at the party’s expense. Each party has the right to present reasonable verbal and written evidence,
including witnesses. Each party has the right to have a record made of the hearing at the party’s expense.
The IVA Board of Directors may reverse, affirm, or modify the decision of the Review Committee. The IVA
Board of Directors then present at such meeting, by a vote of the majority directors present, will render a
decision within seven (7) days of such meeting. A written decision will be forwarded by certified mail or
personal delivery to all parties.
Copies of all communications and findings will be forwarded to the USA Volleyball Vice President of Regional
Operations or Vice President of Youth and Junior Olympic Volleyball as appropriate.
The Board's decision shall be final and binding, and shall not be further appealed within the IVA. The
participant shall be entitled to exercise any legal rights that he, she, or it has through USA Volleyball or through
courts of law.
IVA may publish the final decision of the BOD in its newsletter or other materials delivered to members or
available on its website.
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SCHEDULE
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GIRLS DIVISION – SCHEDULE
Power League Schedule
Qualifier – Day 1
Qualifier – Day 2
League #1
League #2
League #3
Region Championship – Day 1
Region Championship – Day 2
Non- League Schedule
Non-League #1
Non-League #2
Non-League #3
Non-League #4
12’s
February 6
February 7
February 21
March 21
April 11
April 24
April 25
14/13
February 6
February 7
February 21
March 21
April 11
April 24
April 25
16/15
February 6
February 7
February 21
March 21
April 11
April 24
April 25
18/17
February 6
February 7
February 21
March 21
April 11
April 24
April 25
12’s
January 10
January 24
February 28
April 18
14/13
January 10
January 24
February 28
April 18
16/15
January 10
January 24
February 28
April 18
18/17
January 10
January 24
February 28
April 18
2015 IVA Girl’s Intra-Regional Tournaments
Tournament
Date
Locations
Age Groups Offered:
Intermountain Bid
Tournament
March 6-7, 2015
Booneville High School
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships
June 23-July 2, 2015
Site: New Orleans, LA
Open: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
USA: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 | National: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
American: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 | Patriot*: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
For complete information on USA Volleyball Championship events, check their website at www.usavolleyball.org
As a reminder, USA Volleyball may change some of their requirements from what is in this Handbook.
* This division will not be awarded bids and is open to all.
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FEES
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GIRLS DIVISION – FEES
Membership Fees
As of September 1, 2014, all participants playing in IVA events must renew their membership or register as a
new member, if not a returning member.
Individual Membership (non-refundable or non-transferable) - Must be paid online
$70
Mandatory Adult Background Screening (Club Director, Junior Coach, Chaperone, or any affiliation
with a Junior Club. – Must be paid online
$25
 Membership fees are non-refundable.
 Memberships are not transferable from one player to another.
 All adults affiliated with a junior club are required to be members and pass a background.
Tournament and League Fees
Fees can be paid online or by submitting a payment to the IVA Office.
Power League: (7 days)
$1500 per team
Non-League Tournaments: (1 day)
$150 each per team
IVA Bid Tournament Fees
Fees can be paid online or by submitting a payment to the IVA Office.
Intermountain Bid Tournament: (2 days)
$500 per team
Intermountain Bid Tournament Late Entry: (2 days)
$600 per team
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IVA Fee Analysis
Power League
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Days of competition: 7
Entry fee = $1,500 per team
Cost breakdown:
No. of Players
Event Cost Per Player
Player Fee
Cost Per Player
Total Cost Per Day
10
$150.00
$70.00
$220.00
$31.42
12
$125.00
$70.00
$195.00
$27.85
15
$100.00
$70.00
$170.00
$24.28
IVA Bid Tournament
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Days of competition: 2
Entry fee = $500 per team
Cost breakdown:
No. of Players
Event Cost Per Player
Total Cost Per Day
10
$50.00
$25.00
12
$41.67
$20.84
15
$33.34
$16.67
Hotel, food, and transportation costs are generally the responsibility of the player/parents, and can be
significant for “national” level teams, more than doubling the overall costs of a club.
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FORMS
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GIRLS DIVISION – FORMS
Registration Checklist
For the 2014-2015 season, all individuals are required to complete their own registration, and pay, online.
Please review the list below to see if each form is required, or not.
Forms required to be submitted to the IVA Office:
1. Club Contact Form
2. Club Director Code of Ethics Form
Club Directors are required to keep a hardcopy on file:
- These forms do not need to be submitted to the IVA Office.
1. Letter of Commitment – must be submitted to IVA upon request within 48 hours.
2. Medical Release Form (All coaches are required to have a copy with them at all IVA events)
Online Registration
The IVA will continue to use the Webpoint membership system for member registration for the 2013-2014
season. All IVA memberships will be conducted online.
Here are some easy steps to follow when registering for your membership.
1. Go to www.imvolleyball.org
2. Scroll down and click on Register as a Member
3. Select an option:
a. Click on Renewing Member Registration if you have been a member of the IVA, or any
region of USA Volleyball, at any point
b. Click New Member Registration if you have never been a member of the IVA, or any region
of USA Volleyball
4. Follow the steps until complete. You will be required to pay for your membership online at the time
of registration. You will be able to print your membership card at the end of registration. If at any
time you would like another copy of your membership card, you just need to login to your account.
All memberships are non-refundable, non-transferable
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Girls Club Registration Form
Club Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________
Entry Fees:
Power League
Includes two-day Qualifier, 3 League Tournaments, and
two-day Region Championship
Date: __________________________________
Date: __________________________________
______ @ $ 1500
= $ ______________
______ @ $ 150
= $ ______________
IVA Bid
Tournament
March 6-7, 2015
______ @ $ 500
= $ ______________
Late Fee
Add $100 if you registered your team past the Special
Tournament or Power League Deadlines.
______ @ $ 100
= $ ______________
Other:
_______________________________________
______ @ $ ______
= $ ______________
Non-League
Tournament
TOTAL
AMOUNT PAID
Method of Payment:  Online
Please charge my:
 VISA
 MasterCard
 Credit Card
 Check
$ _______________
$ _______________
 Cash
 American Express
Card Number: ______________________________________________________________________ Exp.: _____________ Sec. Code: __________
Card Member Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Card Member’s billing Address:______________________________________________________________________________________________
Card member’s billing City, State, Zip Code:_______________________________________________________________________________________
Signature: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Date: _______________________
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Club Contact Information Form
**Club Name: ____________________________________________________________________________
Last Season’s Club Name: __________________________________________________________________
(if different from this season)
Club Phone Number (if applicable): ___________________________________________________________
(The phone number listed above will be given to anyone wanting to contact you for information about your club.)
Club Email (if applicable): __________________________________________________________________
The email listed above will be given to anyone wanting to contact you for information about your club.)
Facebook: ___________________________________ Twitter: ___________________________________
Main Contact Person:
Address:
City, State, Zip Code:
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Cell Phone:
Email:
Fax Number:
Club Website:
Alternate Contact Person (if applicable):
Address:
City, State, Zip Code:
Cell Phone:
Work Phone:
Home Number:
Email:
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Background Check Policy
BACKGROUND SCREENING POLICY OF USA VOLLEYBALL AND ITS REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATIONS – Last revised June 21, 2013
POLICY:
It is the policy of USA Volleyball (USAV) and its Regional Volleyball Associations (RVAs) that any club/entity intending to hire or use registered individuals in
any sanctioned junior volleyball events and/or activities (some examples of events or activities that can be sanctioned with regional approval are: tournaments,
practices, clinics, tryouts, and fundraisers) will accept and abide by this background screening policy. The following individuals, 18 years of age or older, will be
screened: Club directors, club administrators, team reps, coaches, chaperones, and trainers who intend to register, affiliate and/or participate with a junior
volleyball club or team in a USAV/RVA. Any Junior Tournament Director/Site Director/On-site Tournament Administrator/Manager and official 18 or older who
intends to work a junior sanctioned event will also be screened with the exception of a junior player. Each RVA may also choose to require other members of their
organization to submit to and pass a background screen in order to affiliate with their organization. Additionally, the club/entity will enforce the penalties resulting
from a negative background screening report. Failure to do so is grounds for automatic suspension of membership privileges to participate in USAV/RVA
sanctioned junior events and/or activities. All disqualified individuals have the right to dispute the findings of the background screening directly with the RVA’s
approved Background Screen Vendor.
The RVAs and/or USAV will not register, or allow to be registered, any individual who refuses to consent to a background screen if he/she intends to affiliate
and/or participate with a junior club/team, in the RVA or any other regional or national junior level programming. Junior members are any members under the age
of 18. A background screen will not be required for those individuals who will be classified only as junior players or those individuals not registered, affiliated
and/or participating with a junior volleyball club or team in a RVA (other than those categories listed above). For those regions that allow individuals under 18 to
be an assistant coach, any individual who is not yet 18 years old and who is in a non-player role affiliated with a junior club must be background screened
immediately upon reaching 18 years of age. A 30-day grace period shall apply from the date of the 18th birthday in order to allow time for the background
screening to be processed. During the 30-day grace period, the same restrictions apply to the individual and should be enforced as are in place for junior coaches
regarding supervision by a qualified adult. It is the responsibility of the individual, club and region to identify the individuals in this situation and to meet the
background screening requirement. Upon the conclusion of the 30-day grace period, the individual may not participate in a non-player role affiliated with a junior
club unless the background screening requirement is met.
All screens will be good for two membership seasons (maximum of 26 months). Anyone that fails a background screen cannot reapply for another screen until the
following season. USAV and the RVAs retain the right to require additional background screens at any time with the exception of reissuing an application that
was previously disqualified due to falsification.
PROCESS:
Every individual required to submit Background Screening must complete, sign and date the Consent and Waiver Release Form. Electronic signatures are only
accepted on the USAV Online Registration System. The Background Screen Consent and Waiver Release form will be submitted and the applicant cleared before
the applicant may participate in RVA/USAV sanctioned junior events and/or activities.
Upon receipt of the above described documents, the USAV/RVA will request that the USAV/RVA approved Background Screen Vendor perform the background
screen.
All information received as a result of a background check will be strictly confidential. Notice of clearance or disqualification for all applicants will be provided
to:
1. The designated contact of the RVA that submitted the application.
2. USA Volleyball National Office
A notice of automatic disqualification will be sent by email by the USAV/RVA approved Background Screen Vendor to the RVA office. The RVA will provide
the approved Background Screen Vendor a contact e-mail for the Club Director or highest staff member for the hiring entity. The approved Background Screen
vendor will then contact the Club/entity to provide notice of the automatic disqualification and request additional contact information for the disqualified
individual.
The complete profile will be sent by the USAV/RVA approved Background Screen Vendor directly to an automatically disqualified individual using the agreed
upon method of delivery, along with a copy of the “Summary of Your Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act” (FCRA), and a notification that the individual
is prohibited from participating in USAV/RVA sanctioned junior events and/or activities.
All disqualified individuals have the right to review and dispute the accuracy of the background screening findings directly with the USAV/RVA approved
Background Screen Vendor. A disqualified individual MAY NOT appeal an automatic disqualification or the results of the findings of the background screen
vendor to the RVA and/or USAV. USAV and each RVA is required by the policy to accept the findings of the approved background screen vendor.
Individuals automatically disqualified are excluded from participation in any USAV/RVA sanctioned junior events and/or activities.
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2013, AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFIERS FOR PARTICIPATION IN SANCTIONED JUNIOR EVENTS AND/OR
ACTIVITIES:
Anyone found guilty, entering a plea of guilty, or a plea of nolo contendere (no contest) regardless of adjudication or received court directed programs and/or
other sentencing directives in lieu of a finding of guilt, for the following criminal offenses; All Sex offenses, Murder, and Homicide regardless of time limit;
Felony Violence and Felony Drug offenses in the past 10 years; any misdemeanor violence offenses in the past 7 years; any multiple misdemeanor drug and
alcohol offenses within the past 7 year; or any other crimes (not listed) against children in the past 7 years (the time frames associated with the categories of crime
listed above are calculated based on the date of the offense).
Individuals found to have pending court cases for any of the disqualifying offenses will be disqualified. If the disposition of the pending case does not meet the
criteria for disqualification as listed above, the individual would then be cleared and reinstated.
Falsification of information on any membership application or the consent/release form is grounds for membership revocation or restriction of membership.
Individuals that are automatically disqualified must wait one season before reapplying for affiliation and/or participation with a junior club or team.
ENFORCEMENT:
The hiring entity is responsible for ensuring adherence to this policy, and ensuring that those individuals who are disqualified do not participate in USAV/RVA
sanctioned junior events and/or activities.
PENALTY:
Failure of a club/entity to request background screening or enforce disqualification is cause for the RVA or USAV to impose penalties. The minimum penalty
shall be suspension of all members of the offending club/entity until background screening and enforcement requirements are met. Additional measures may
include financial penalties and/or extended suspensions against disqualified individuals and/or the club/entity.
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Club Directors Code of Ethics Form
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2014-2015 Season
No club can participate, require, or condone any act considered to be an offense under federal, state or local laws/ordinances.
It is the club’s responsibility to adhere to all laws and rules governing business procedures of all applicable state and local laws.
Clubs are not to engage in discrimination based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language,
socioeconomic status, or on any basis prohibited by law.
Clubs are not to engage in sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is sexual solicitation, physical advances or verbal or non-verbal conduct that is
sexual in nature.
All clubs must inform both their players and the players’ parents and/or guardians that they risk bodily injury, including paralysis, dismemberment,
and death, as well as loss or damage of property.
It is the club’s responsibility to ensure that all paperwork and online registration of club affiliates (membership, entry forms, etc.) are completed and
meets deadlines set by USAV/IVA.
Clubs will not allow club affiliates to participate in any USAV/IVA events or attend practices without being full members of the USAV/IVA. It is
the club’s responsibility to ensure that all members of their club who participate at tournaments be registered with USAV/IVA. Clubs will not allow
a player to tryout for the club unless the player has a minimum of a tryout membership of USAV/IVA.
It is the Club Director’s responsibility to ensure the club follows the policy of the RVA (Regional Volleyball Association) that any club/entity
intending to hire or use registered individuals in any sanctioned junior volleyball events and/or activities will accept and abide by the background
screening policy. The following individuals must be screened: club directors, club administrators, team representatives, coaches, chaperones, and
trainers who intend to register, affiliate, and/or participate with a junior volleyball club or team in a RVA. It is intended that the term “all adult club
personnel” be all inclusive and not limited to only those categories identified herein. Additionally, the club/entity will enforce the penalties resulting
from a negative background screening report. Failure to do so is grounds for automatic suspension of membership privileges to participate in
RVA/USAV sanctioned junior events and/or activities.
No club will participate in a non-sanctioned volleyball event during the season. It is the club’s responsibility to know if a tournament is sanctioned
by USAV/IVA.
It is the responsibility of the Club Director to ensure that each Junior Coach carries each participant’s Medical Form Information to every event. If
you attend an event without your medical forms, you may be removed from the tournament and other sanctions may apply. This is requirement of
the IVA & USAV.
All clubs must inform their coaches, players, and the player’s parents and/or guardians that they must sign a USAV/IVA “Waiver and Release of
Liability” before they can become USAV/IVA members.
All clubs must inform the members of the club, the parents and/or guardians about USAV/IVA membership sanctions and tournament fees.
The club is responsible for payment of all tournament entry fees. The club is responsible to ensure that the IVA receives membership and background
check payments from all players/coaches involved with your club.
It is the club’s responsibility to inform coaches, parents and/or guardians, and players about schedules, formats, deadlines, and sanctions for not
meeting a deadline, chain of communication, policies, playing sites/directions and requirements for being a club in the IVA region. This information
can be found in the IVA Handbooks and website
The club is responsible for the conduct of its players, coaches, parents, and spectators at events. Failure of attendees to follow all facility rules will
incur a sanction as listed under Sanctions in the Handbook.
No club may contact an athlete who has committed to another club, either verbally or in writing, for the purpose of persuading them to leave the club
to which they have committed. This does not prohibit anyone from giving any player, or the player’s parents and/or guardians, information about
their club tryouts, practices, organization or cost, if it is requested by the player or the player’s parents and/or guardians.
It is the club’s responsibility to adhere to the age definition set by USAV.
It is the Club Director’s responsibility to inform all coaches/players/parents, etc. the food policy for each facility the IVA uses. I understand if we do
not adhere to this policy the team in question will incur a sanction as listed under Sanctions in the Handbook.
It is the Club Director’s responsibility to know the policy for illegal players. If any of the clubs’ teams are caught with an illegal player, they are
subject to forfeiture from the event and other sanctions may apply.
It is the responsibility of clubs to know the rules and regulations of the game of Volleyball.
All club directors realize that they must read and sign this code of ethics to operate clubs in the Intermountain Region of USAV. Violation of the
code may result in sanctions against the club. These sanctions may extend to loss of eligibility of the club to register with USAV/IVA. Failure to
understand any of the principles of this document does not constitute a defense for violation of its’ rules. Furthermore, failure by a club and/or its
club director to abide by the Club Director Code of Ethics will result in the club and/or its club director being subject to revocation, without
limitation, to operate a club within the Intermountain Region or any other RVA. I recognize that this Code of Ethics goes beyond the scope of the
law, and should be treated with the same, or greater, respect and gravity with which I treat the laws and standards of my community.
I have read and understood the Club Director Code of Ethics. I agree to adhere to the Code of Ethics and to enforce it.
Name (print): __________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Last Name
First Name
Middle Initial
Signature: ___________________________________________________________________________ Date: ____________________________
Club Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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USA Volleyball Junior Club Personnel Code of Ethics
2014-2015 Season
It is the duty and obligation of USA Volleyball affiliate Junior Club Program administrators, directors, coaches and other club personnel to
assure the following Code of Ethics is followed and adhered to by all individuals who have an active role in a USA Volleyball Junior Club
Program in any Region of USA Volleyball.
In a continuing effort to promote safe, healthy and ethical communication, relationships and treatment of all USA Volleyball players and
personnel, all adults associated with a junior club program must read, accept and submit this Code of Ethics before they are eligible to
actively participate in a junior club program associated, affiliated, or participating in USA Volleyball.
1. All adult club personnel affiliated with a junior program must be a registered member with a Region of USA Volleyball and USA Volleyball.
2. All adult club personnel including coaches, chaperones, assistant coaches, trainers, etc. affiliated with a junior program intending to participate in USA
Volleyball must have an approve and current background screen on file as per USA Volleyball policy. It is intended that the term ‘all adult club personnel’ be
all inclusive and not limited to only those categories identified herein.
3. A head coach or assistant coach affiliated with a junior program must also: be an adult (see Region definition of an adult) and be IMPACT certified according
to USA Volleyball and Region policies.
4. If allowed by Region rules, an assistant coach who has not yet met the age of majority in the state of residence must be supervised by a head coach recognized
by the Region and must meet all applicable Region and USA Volleyball requirements. Individuals who are registered as junior players and also have an interest
in coaching should contact their region regarding coaching eligibility.
5. Responsibilities:
A. A head coach or other equally qualified club personnel must be present at all practices and competitions. A head coaches, adult club representative personnel
or registered chaperone must be present during team –supervised travel. This individual shall be responsible for the moral, legal and ethical well-being for each
participant during team/club activities.
B. Coaches shall understand the unique power of a coach-athlete relationship. Coaches and all other club personnel shall not exploit athletes and shall avoid any
relationships which could compromise the integrity of the learning and participation process, impair their professional judgment and/or take advantage of a
situation for their own personal gain or gratification.
C. All club personnel must understand that all forms of sexual abuse, assault or harassment of a current or former athlete are unethical and illegal even when an
athlete invites or consents to such behavior or involvement. Club personnel shall not engage in sexual/romantic relationships with current athletes or other
participants over who there is/was authority. See B above.
D. All club personnel shall insure that all individuals have met all Regional Volleyball Association and USA Volleyball membership requirements prior to
participation in any club, team and/or Region/National USA Volleyball activity.
E. All club personnel must inform the players and their parent(s)/guardian(s) about any Region and/or USA Volleyball transfer policy. This policy may restrict
or prohibit a participant from transferring to another cub or team if specified criteria have been met. Likewise, all club personnel must inform the players and
their parent(s)/guardian(s) of any rules or policies regarding coaching transfers during a particular season.
F. All club personnel shall abide by and inform the players and their parent(s)/guardian(s) of applicable regional recruiting policies.
G. All club personnel may not participate in, require another individual to participate in, or condone any act considered to be illegal under federal, state or local
laws and/or ordinances.
H. All club personnel shall strive to educate their athletes and personnel to respect, honor and adhere to the rules of the facility being used during practices,
tournaments or events. In this regard, the rules of the facility shall have priority over the rules of the Regional Volleyball Association.
I. All club personnel shall ensure that all activities are suitable for the age, experience and ability of their athletes.
J. All club personnel shall seek professional medical advice when making decisions regarding an injured athlete’s ability to continue training or playing.
K. All club personnel shall, while serving in a professional capacity, avoid any drug, tobacco or alcohol use while in the presence of athletes.
L. All club personnel shall not supply or condone the use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, ammunition, firearms, knives, or any item or material that can
be used as a weapon, to any of the participants or athletes and shall report any athlete using or in the possession of the same.
M. All club personnel shall not allow, encourage, condone or require any behavior that threatens an athlete’s amateur status or Regional, USA Volleyball,
school and/or collegiate eligibility.
N. All club personnel shall maintain all relationships with other club personnel on a professional and confidential basis.
O. All club personnel must be positive role models. This includes being courteous, respectful and polite to players, parents, other coaches, club directors, event
personnel, and officials.
P. All club personnel will not engage in any physical, verbal or emotional harassment, abusive words or actions, or coercion of current and/or former athletes.
Q. All club personnel will immediately report any suspected case of illegal activity, abuse, assault, harassment, or ethical violations of this club personnel code
of ethics to the appropriate authorities, including Regional Volleyball Administrators.
Any violation of this Code may result in sanction being issued against the club representative, the individual(s) and the club/team involved. These sanctions
may extend to the loss of eligibility of the club representative, the individual(s) the entire club and the team involved.
I acknowledge that I have read, understand and agree to abide by the statements in this Code of Ethics.
This form is only accepted online.
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Team Roster Form
Team Name: __________________________________ Team Rank: ________________________________
Age Group:  18
 17
 16
 15
 14
 13
 12
 11
A membership fee is applicable to all listed persons
Note: The Club Director’s name needs to appear on only one team roster.
IVA Office Use Only
Name (Please print clearly)
1. ___________________________________
2. ___________________________________
3. ___________________________________
4. ___________________________________
5.
___________________________________
6.
___________________________________
1.
___________________________________
2.
___________________________________
3.
___________________________________
4.
___________________________________
5. ___________________________________
6. ___________________________________
7. ___________________________________
8. ___________________________________
9. ___________________________________
10. ___________________________________
11. ___________________________________
12. ___________________________________
13. ___________________________________
14. ___________________________________
15. ___________________________________
 Director
 Completed Online
 Coach
 Completed Online
 Asst. Coach
 Completed Online
 Asst. Coach
 Other
 Completed Online
 Chaperone
 Other
 Completed Online
 Chaperone
 Other
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
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Credit Card Authorization Form
In addition to cash and check, the IVA accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express as forms of payment.
If a particular form does not provide a credit card payment option, this form may be used. Photocopy this
form for multiple uses during the season. This form is not valid at a tournament.
I give my permission to the Intermountain Volleyball Association to charge my credit card for the following:
Club Name: _________________________________ Team Name: __________________________________
Quantity Short description of service or item
Amount
Total Amount
_______ _____________________________________________
$ __________
$ _____________
_______ _____________________________________________
$ __________
$ _____________
_______ _____________________________________________
$ __________
$ _____________
_______ _____________________________________________
$ __________
$ _____________
_______ _____________________________________________
$ __________
$ _____________
Tax (if applicable)
$ ____________
Grand Total: $ ___________
Credit Card Information
Credit Card:
 VISA
 MasterCard
 American Express
Card Number: ____________________________________ Expiration: ___________ Security Code: _____
Card Member’s Name: ____________________________________________________________________
Card Member’s Billing Address: _____________________________________________________________
Card Member’s City, State, Zip Code: ________________________________________________________
Email Address (in case of problem): __________________________________________________________
Telephone Number (in case of problem): ______________________________________________________
Signature: __________________________________________________ Date: _______________________
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Tournament Sanctioning Form
Club Name: _________________________________ Contact Name: ____________________________
Contact Email: ______________________________ Contact Phone Number: ____________________
Tournament Date: ____________________________________________ Event Entry Fee: $ ______________
Tournament Name: ________________________________________________________________________
Sponsoring Organization: ___________________________________________________________________
Tournament Start Time: __________ Tournament End Time: __________ Number of Courts Available: ______
Maximum # of teams accepted: ________________ Number of Courts Available: _______________________
Event Playing Sites _________________________________________________________________________
Type of Competition:  Boys  Girls
 Coed
Age Divisions Offered:  18s  17s  16s  15s  14s  13s  12s
Will you have playoffs?  Yes  No If Yes, what teams will advance to the playoffs?  All teams  Top teams
Will you use 5 team pools?  Yes  No
Will you give awards?  Yes
 No
Will you charge admission?  Yes  No If yes, how much? ______
If Yes, to which places? ________________________________________
Tournament guidelines:
 The application must be submitted a minimum of 10 days prior to the requested event date and will
receive a decision within 4 business days
 Clubs may set their own entry fees and will be responsible for collection of all fees in addition to
confirming that all teams adhere to the registration requirements as set by the Region.
 Insurance certificate requests for your event must be requested no later than 10 days prior to the event.
 All participants at any sanctioned event must be registered members of a region of USA Volleyball.
 Clubs will be charged $10 per registered team per sanctioned event which will be due to the region no
later than 5 business days after the end of the sanctioned event.
 Prior to the event occurring, the club running the event will be required to submit the rosters of all
participating teams for membership verification.
 Rosters must be submitted a minimum of one week prior to the event, exceptions will be made for last
minute adds to replace teams that may drop from an event.
If these rules are not followed, the club/team may not be able to submit future tournament sanctioning
requests. The penalty may be extended to the following season.
Please email completed form to [email protected]
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IMPACT Clinic Information
USA Volleyball has ruled that all Junior National Qualifier participating coaches listed on the roster must become IMPACTCertified. IMPACT stands for Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory. Once certified, a renewal is not
necessary.
The primary IMPACT goal is to help all coaches understand and become well-skilled in the awesome responsibility and incredible
opportunity they have to influence young people positively through the sport of volleyball. This course is an offshoot of the
Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP), which is under the auspices of the USA Volleyball branch of Educational Programs and
Services.
The IVA would like to assist all coaches in becoming responsible coaches and to develop a clearer understanding of their
responsibility and opportunity. The IVA recommends that all coaches attend at least the IMPACT course, whether or not they plan
to participate in the Junior National Championships. Club directors and parents are also welcome and encouraged to attend.
1. USAV IMPACT Webinar (online) – USA Volleyball offers many IMPACT Webinars, for more information
please visit www.usavolleyball.org for specific dates, times, requirements and registration options.
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Scrimmage Sanctioning Form
Club Name: _______________________________
Contact Name: ____________________________
Contact Email: ____________________________
Contact Phone Number: ____________________
Scrimmage Date: _________________________________________________________________________
Scrimmage Time: ________________________________________________________________________
Site Name: ______________________________________________________________________________
Site Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
Participating Teams: 1. ________________________________ 3. ________________________________
2. ________________________________ 4. ________________________________
Scrimmage Date: _________________________________________________________________________
Scrimmage Time: ________________________________________________________________________
Site Name: ______________________________________________________________________________
Site Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
Participating Teams: 1. ________________________________ 3. ________________________________
2. ________________________________ 4. ________________________________
Scrimmage guidelines:
 A scrimmage consists of four teams or less that participate in a practice-like setting.
 There must not be any use of uniforms, playoffs, results or standings of play, officials, and/or an
exchange of money between a club, team, or person for attending the scrimmage.
If these rules are not followed, the club/team may lose their standings within the Region Leagues and may not
be allowed to participate in any IVA/USAV sanctioned tournament and/or any USAV Region tournament for
the rest of the season. The penalty may be extended to the following season.
Signature: _______________________________________ Date Signed:
______________________________
IVA OFFICE USE ONLY:
 Approved
 Denied
Date: ___________
Please allow 7-10 business days for the sanctioning request to be reviewed or your scrimmage will not
be sanctioned.
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2014-2015 Age Waiver Application
Please complete the following application entirely. If this application is approved, it will only apply to the
following events: IVA Sanctioned Area and Non-League events, Presidents Day Tournament, Spring Classic
Tournament, Far Westerns Tournament – No Dinx Division and Bay View Tournament). You may not use
this waiver for Power League, Far Western divisions receiving bids to USAVJNC and/or USAV Junior
National Championships.
You will receive notification via email of the outcome of the request.
To be completed by a Club Director – PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY
Player Name: ________________________________ Parent Name: ________________________________
Date of Birth: _________________ Grade in School: _____________ # of Years playing club: ____________
Club Name: _____________________ Team player wants to play on (include age division): ____________________
What is the players playing experience? _______________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
Why does the player want and/or need to play on this team? _______________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________
Parent Signature: _____________________________________ Date Signed: __________________________
Player Signature: _____________________________________ Date Signed: __________________________
Club Director’s Name: __________________________ Club Director’s Phone: ________________________
Club Director’s Address: ____________________________________________________________________
Club Director’s City, State, & Zip Code: _______________________________________________________
Club Director Signature: _______________________________ Date Signed: __________________________
IVA OFFICE USE ONLY:
 Approved
 Denied
Date: ___________
Age waivers may only be requested by a Club Director. Age Waivers may not be requested prior to tryouts by a parent.
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Application to Change Clubs Form
During the sanctioned season, a player is to remain a registered member of that specific club throughout the
season. However, during the sanctioned season, a player or parent may request a transfer in club affiliation.
The player or parent must submit this form to the IVA Office after its completion by the player/parent, current
Club Director, and new Club Director. The form will be reviewed by the IVA League Coordinator or
Commissioner who must ultimately approve the transfer. Please allow 7-10 business days for the transfer to
be reviewed. Please Print Clearly.
The current club is under no obligation to release the player. If the club will not grant a release, the player or
parent may appeal to the IVA. For complete information on transfers, the guidelines can be found on page 6.
Should additional information be needed for the transfer, all parties must submit the additional information
within 48 hours of request OR IVA will make the decision based on the information received.
Player/Parent Information
Player’s Name:
Parent’s Name:
Player’s Signature:
Parent’s Signature:
Birth date:
Phone Number:
Email:
You will be notified via email if the player’s transfer is approved or denied.
Current Club Information
I release this player from my volleyball club and request that this player be removed from our roster.
Club:
Team Name:
Club Director:
Signature:
Date:
Phone Number:
______________________________________
Email: _____________________________________________
 I would like to be notified when this player is released.
New Club Information
I accept this player to my volleyball club and request that this player be added to our roster.
Club:
Club Director:
Date:
Team Name:
Signature:
Phone Number: ______________________________________
Email: _____________________________________________
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OFFICIATING
Intermountain Volleyball Association: 2012-2013 Girl’s Division Handbook
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GIRLS DIVISION – OFFICIATING
Teams will be responsible for providing the second referee, two line judges, and three scorekeepers. As
availability allows, the IVA will attempt to supply paid certified officials to as many League divisions as possible
in all age groups. If a League tournament does not have paid certified officials, the teams must officiate the
matches.
 Coaches are required to help their players officiate a match. If a team does not have a player who is certified
to officiate, then the coach is required to officiate. A coach must be at the scorekeeping table when his/her
team is officiating a match. If a tournament director finds a match in progress and the coach of the
officiating team is not in the immediate area of the scorekeeping table, the team will start their next
match with a 0-13 score. If this is the last match of the day, then the team is fined a minimum of $100
 All players attending the USAV Junior National Volleyball Championships must fulfill any additional
requirements as set forth by the Competition Committee of USA Volleyball. The IVA will be providing
raters during the League tournaments upon request. To have your team rated, please complete the form in the
National Events section of this Handbook and send it to the IVA Office. For more information on this topic,
see the National Events section of this Handbook or check USA Volleyball’s website
(www.usavolleyball.org).
 All players, coaches, parents are required to attend a rules clinic to play in the IVA Boys League
Tournaments.
 More Information on all Rules Clinic options can be found on page Error! Bookmark not defined.
For the 2014-2015 season, IVA will be offering three clinic options.
1. Online Rules Clinic
Online Clinic administered by the Club Director
a. As a group – the entire club attends one session.
b. As an individual – each member completes the clinic online in their own
Teams participating in a National Qualifier (including the No Dinx Far Western National Qualifier) or in
the Junior National Championships must meet all requirements set by USA Volleyball. These requirements
include:


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All coaches must be IMPACT-certified.
Coaches and players must attend a rules clinic.
Coaches and/or players who work as a second referee, line judge, and/or scorekeeper must be certified
on the court during a sanctioned match.
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Officiating
It has been the policy of the Intermountain Volleyball Association, IVA Board of Directors, the IVA office staff
and the Officials Advisory Group that during league play tournaments
 Club coaches work as the first referee
 Have junior players that have been through the Junior Officials training program as the first referee.
 If you do not have a player that has been through the program, the head coach must be the first referee
Teams are required to provide a first referee, second referee, two line judges, a score keeper, assistant score
keeper (Libero tracker) and a visual score board operator for League events. If the first referee is a certified
junior official (player) the coach is still required to sit at the score table during the entire match to assist his/her
team if needed.
Paid, certified officials will be scheduled at the following tournaments:



Power League Qualifier
Power League Regionals
IVA Bid Tournament
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Significant playing rules changes 2013-2015
Add to USAV 4.3.3.1: “a) Uniform numbers must be clearly visible and centered (both horizontally and vertically) on the player’s chest and upper back. b)
Each jersey must use the same color and number height for all players, except for the Libero’s jersey, which may have different color and size numbers,
provided it still meets the minimum criteria stated in USAV 4.3.3.2. c) Color combinations such as purple/black, dark green/black, navy/black, white/light
yellow or navy/maroon are not distinctive enough to comply with the rules.”
Add to 4.3.3: “Players’ jerseys must be numbered from 1 to 20.”
Add to USAV 5.3.1: “One assistant coach at a time may stand to give instructions to players on the court, but has no right to intervene in the match. During play
this assistant coach may give these instructions while standing or walking within the free zone in front of his/her team’s bench from the extension of the attack
line up to the warm-up area, and no closer to the court than 1.75m (5’10”) from the sideline and its extension, without disturbing or delaying the match.”
Add to 5.3.2: “Should the coach have to leave his/her team for any reason including sanction, but excluding entering the court as a player, an assistant coach
may assume the coach’s functions for the duration of the absence, once confirmed to the referee by the game captain.”
Add 7.3.5.4: “Where a player is found to be on court but he/she is not registered on the score sheet list of players, the opponent’s points remain valid, and in
addition they gain a point and service. The team at fault will lose all points and/ or sets (0:25, if necessary) gained from the moment the nonregistered player
entered the court, and will have to submit a revised line-up sheet and send a new registered player into the court, in the position of the non-registered player.”
Add to 7.5.1: “The team commits a positional fault, if any player is not in his/her correct position at the moment the ball is hit by the server. This includes when
a player is on court through illegal substitution.”
Add USAV 7.7.1: “A rotational fault is committed when a Libero serves in a second rotation position in the same set.”
Add USAV 11.2.2: “Encroachment into the opponent’s court with any part(s) of the body is permitted, provided some part of the body remains either in contact
with or directly above the center line, and there is no interference with opponents. In addition, completely crossing the center line with the foot, feet or hands, or
encroachment with other body parts, must not present a safety hazard to opponents.”
Add to 12.5.2: “A player or a group of players of the serving team make(s) a screen by waving arms, jumping or moving sideways during the execution of the
service, or by standing grouped to hide the server and the flight path of the ball.”
Add 15.5.2: “When the substitution is enforced through injury to a player in play this may be accompanied by the coach
(or game captain) showing the corresponding hand signal.”
Add to 15.10.3a: “The actual request for substitution starts at the moment of the entrance of the substitute player(s) into the substitution zone, ready to play,
during an interruption. The coach does not need to make a substitution hand signal except if the substitution is for injury or before the start of the set.”
Add USAV 19.1.1: “Each team has the right to designate from the list of players on the scoresheet up to two specialist defensive players: Liberos per match or
the team may choose to designate one Libero per set.”
Add to USAV 19.2: “NOTE: It is recommended now and required beginning Sept. 1, 2014, the Libero shall wear a uniform top that is immediately recognized
from all angles as being in clear contrast to and distinct from the other members of the team. The Libero and his/her teammates shall wear a solid colored
uniform top. Regarding the solid colored top:
i.
The solid color uniform top shall clearly contrast from the predominant color(s) of the teammates’ uniform top. Predominant
color(s) is the color(s) appearing on approximately half of the uniform;
ii.
iii.
sleeves shall be the same color as the body of the uniform top;
piping/trim not exceeding 2.5 cm (1”) in total at its widest point may be placed along the seas and may be a different color(s)
than the uniform top;
lettering and collars may be different color(s) than the uniform top;
Uniform numbers shall be a contrasting color to the uniform top and meet all other specifications in USAV 4.3.3.1.”
iv.
v.
Add USAV 19.3.1.3a: “The Libero may not block or attempt to block.”
Add USAV 19.3.1.3b: “In one position, a Libero may serve after replacing the player in position 1.”
Add USAV 19.3.2.1: “In one rotation, a Libero can replace the player in position 1 and serve the next rally, even if he/she is already on the court in replacement
of another player. In this situation, the Libero does not have to exit the court before replacing the player in position 1, and there does not need to be a completed
rally between Libero replacements.”
Add to 19.3.2.9: “An illegal Libero replacement should be considered in the same way as an illegal substitution: should the illegal Libero replacement be
noticed before the start of the next rally, then this is corrected by the referees, and the team is sanctioned for delay; should the illegal Libero replacement be
noticed after the service hit, the consequences are the same as for an illegal substitution.”
Add to 19.5.1: “If the Libero is expelled or disqualified, he/she may be replaced immediately by the team’s second Libero. Should the team have only one
Libero, then it has the right to make a re-designation.”
Add to 21.1: “Minor misconduct offenses are not subject to sanctions. It is the 1st referee’s duty to prevent the teams from approaching the sanctioning level.
This is done in two stages:
Stage 1: by issuing a verbal warning through the game captain;
Stage 2: by use of a YELLOW CARD to the team member(s) concerned. This formal warning is not in itself a sanction but a symbol that
the team member (and by extension the team) has reached the sanctioning level for the match. It is recorded in the score sheet but has no
immediate consequences.”
Add to 21.2.2: “Offensive conduct: defamatory or insulting words or gestures or any action expressing contempt.
Add to 21.6: “Summary of Misconduct and Cards Used
Warning: no sanction – Stage 1: verbal warning; Stage 2: symbol Yellow card
Penalty: sanction – symbol Red card
Expulsion: sanction – symbol Red + Yellow cards jointly
Disqualification: sanction – symbol Red + Yellow card separately”
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NATIONAL
EVENTS
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GIRLS DIVISION – NATIONAL EVENTS
2015 USAV Junior National Volleyball Championships
For complete information on the JNC’s, check USA Volleyball’s website at www.usavolleyball.org. Information on
dates, divisions, location, and schedule are located on the site along with information on entry costs, procedures, and
hotel accommodations. A complete download of the Pre-Tournament Booklet will also be available. Some of the
information may be duplicated on the IVA website.
USA Volleyball requires all teams to register online through their website at www.usavolleyball.org. Teams must
meet all deadlines or USA Volleyball will not guarantee a team’s entry. Entry guidelines can be found at
www.usavolleyball.org. In addition, USA Volleyball may require some paperwork to be sent to them to complete
the registration process, or teams may be required to deliver the paperwork upon check-in at the tournament.
Teams that earn bids for the Championships must complete all registration processes by the deadline. Earning a bid
does not relieve a team of any requirement. Any unused Open bids will be given by USA Volleyball to teams with
high placements at the various National Qualifiers.
All teams participating in the Championships are required by USA Volleyball to have at least one certified second
referee, two certified line judges, and a certified scorekeeper. The Rater Request Form can be found in the forms
section. In addition, all coaches must be at least IMPACT-certified. Upon request, the IVA will be providing
certification raters during the League tournaments. The form should be submitted to the IVA Office as soon as
possible.
Once a team has qualified, or attempted to qualify, for a Bid to the Junior National Championships, that team’s
roster is frozen. See USAV website for Frozen Roster Verification Rules
2015 Girls National Qualifiers
Information for additional National Qualifiers can be found on www.usavolleyball.org
As a reminder, USA Volleyball may change some of their requirements from what is in this Handbook.
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March 6 - 7, 2015
Booneville High School
$500
March 1, 2015
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Phone: 415-550-7582
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INSURANCE
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GIRLS DIVISION – INSURANCE
Certificate of Insurance Request Form
The IVA provides the most outstanding insurance for our teams. At no charge to you, we will provide you
facility insurance coverage for all of your practice sites. This form may be used by junior clubs or adult teams
that would like to request a certificate(s) of insurance for a facility. The facility is covered by the insurance
company for all club practices and IVA-sanctioned tournaments. If requesting more than two certificates, please
use additional copies of this form. Send this form to the IVA Office. For additional insurance information
please go to www.imvolleyball.org
Note: This is the ONLY form that will be accepted for insurance requests. Please allow 10 Business Days to
receive your certificate of insurance
How would you like this form sent? This form will be sent to the club contact listed on this form.
Pick One:
 Email
 Fax
 Mail
Region: Intermountain
Date: ___________________________ Club Name: __________________________________________
Contact: _____________________________________ Email: __________________________________
Address: _____________________________________ City, State, Zip: ___________________________
Phone: __________________________________
Certificate Holder: (Facility or District Name)
Fax: _______________________________________
Phone: ___________________________
Name: _______________________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________________________________
Special Instructions: ____________________________________________________________________
Facility Use:  Practice  Scrimmage  Clinic  Tryout  Other: __________________________
Certificate Holder: (Facility or District Name)
Phone: ___________________________
Name: _______________________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________________________________
Special Instructions: ____________________________________________________________________
Facility Use:  Practice  Scrimmage  Clinic  Tryout  Other: __________________________
Please allow 10 Business Days to receive your certificate of insurance
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Incident Report Form
Submit This For To:
IVA
72 Dorman Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124
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Fax:
415-550-7762
Email:
[email protected]
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Medical Claim Form
2014-2015 Season
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CLUB CLINICS
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GIRLS DIVISION – CLUB CLINICS
Clinic Procedure - Helpful Guide to an Easy Clinic Process
Before Clinics
This process should begin at least 2 weeks prior to your Clinic dates.
Step 1: Gather your information
A. Decide on your clinic
 Date(s)
 Time(s)
 Location(s)
B. Submit your completed Clinic Form to the IVA Office
C. Submit your Insurance Request Form for all facilities
D. Submit your Club Code of Ethics
E. Submit your Club Contact Form
Step 2: Clinic Staff Registration
We must receive, via email to [email protected], a list of all adults associated with your clinics. Any adult
who helps in any capacity at the clinics must be a member of the IVA and pass a background check. Otherwise,
the IVA insurance coverage becomes null and void! You will receive an email noting which adult will need to
have a background check for the upcoming season.
2014-2015 Adult Membership:
 The following items must be completed within the Webpoint System:
o Membership - $70.00
o Background - $25.00
Step 3: Clinic Passes / Website
Once the above items are complete, your Clinic information will be posted on the IVA Website. We will post
your Clinic information, usually every Tuesday and Friday.
Step 4: During Clinics
Each Club Director or Registrar will need to keep a list of ALL participants at the clinic. This list will be
submitted to IVA. The information on the list must include all participants’ first name, last name and
membership number
Step 5: Clinic Completion
After your clinics, you must submit a complete list of attendees to IVA.
The list must follow these requirements:
 Must include all participants first name, last name and membership number
 Submit in Excel format with the following column headers: first name, last name and membership
number
 Submit via email to [email protected] within 72 hours following the clinic completion
If you have any questions, please contact IVA via email [email protected] or by phone 415-550-7582.
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Clinic Sanctioning Form
Club Name: _________________________________ Contact Name: ____________________________
Contact Email: ______________________________
Contact Phone Number: ____________________
Club website (if applicable): ________________________________________________________________
Club Location: __________________________________________________________________________
Advertise my clinics on the IVA Website:
 Yes, please post
 No, do not post
Age Division (circle all that apply): 18
17
16
15
14
13
12
Clinic Date: _______________________________________________________________________________
Clinic Time: _______________________________________________________________________________
Site Name and Address: ______________________________________________________________________
Age Division (circle all that apply): 18
17
16
15
14
13
12
Clinic Date: _______________________________________________________________________________
Clinic Time: _______________________________________________________________________________
Site Name and Address: ______________________________________________________________________
Age Division (circle all that apply): 18
17
16
15
14
13
12
Clinic Date: _______________________________________________________________________________
Clinic Time: _______________________________________________________________________________
Site Name and Address: ______________________________________________________________________
Age Division (circle all that apply): 18
17
16
15
14
13
12
Clinic Date: _______________________________________________________________________________
Clinic Time: _______________________________________________________________________________
Site Name and Address: ______________________________________________________________________
Age Division (circle all that apply): 18
17
16
15
14
13
12
Clinic Date: _______________________________________________________________________________
Clinic Time: _______________________________________________________________________________
Site Name and Address: ______________________________________________________________________
List all adults that will be present at Clinics:
Do you charge to attend your clinics?
 Yes  No
If yes, the cost is $ _________
** All steps included in the Clinic Procedure must be completed before your club clinics will be sanctioned by the IVA
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NO DINX / IVA
INDOOR HIGH
PERFORMANCE
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GIRLS DIVISION – NO DINX/IVA HIGH PERFORMANCE
In conjunction with USA Volleyball, the IVA will continue our Region High Performance program.
Participating athletes will represent our region in either an inter-regional USA Volleyball High Performance
Championship tournament in or the European Global Challenge Tournament both held in July. The goal of the
High Performance Program is to provide volleyball athletes with the best coaching and competition available in
Intermountain.
Members of IVA High Performance teams will have the opportunity to:
Compete with the best athletes in the country within their age groups both in the USA.
Play with some of the best athletes in Intermountain.
Receive top quality coaching and instruction.
Learn USA Volleyball systems and techniques.
Increase individual visibility, particularly for those from club teams with low exposure.
European Global Challenge Tournament
The IVA would like to send two teams to represent Intermountain in the 2014 Girls’ European Global
Challenge.
The European Global Challenge Tournament will be held in Pula, Croatia in late July. Past sites include:
Maribor, Slovenia and Pula, Croatia. The European Global Challenge is run by BringitUSA
(www.bringitusa.com). Listed below is the itinerary for the 2014 Girl’s European Global Challenge.
The 2014 Global Challenge Tour Itinerary:
July 9: Depart the USA
July 10-11: Arrive in Rome, Italy – Sightseeing
July 12-13: Leave for Falconara, Italy. Scrimmages with local club team, cultural exchanges with local teams
July 14: Leave for Pula, Croatia - Opening Ceremonies for the Global Challenge
July 15-18: European Global Challenge, Pula, Croatia
July 19: Leave for Venice
July 20: Fly Home
TENTATIVE 2015 Global Challenge Tour Itinerary:
July 7: Depart the USA
July 8-11: Arrive in Milan, Italy – Sightseeing
July 11: Leave for Lovere, Italy. Scrimmages with local club team, cultural exchanges with local teams
July 12: Leave for Pula, Croatia - Opening Ceremonies for the Global Challenge
July 13-16: European Global Challenge, Pula, Croatia
July 17: Leave for Venice
July 18: Fly Home
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Tryout Information
Tryout Schedule
Our goal is to select all of the High Performance Teams early, so the IVA can work with each team on
fundraising to pay for the trip.
Tryouts schedule for both the USA Championships and the European Global Challenge will be held on:
USA Championships
Dates / Sites: February 20, 2015 – 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Booneville High School, Idaho Falls
February 21, 2015 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM @ Booneville High School, Idaho Falls
Check-in: One hour prior to tryout time
Age Definition:
Junior – born on or after 1/1/1995
Youth – born on or after 1/1/1998
Select – born on or after 1/1/2000
Global Challenge Tour
Dates / Sites: January 24, 2015 – 10:00 PM – 1:00 PM @ Booneville High School, Idaho Falls
February 21, 2015 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM @ Booneville High School, Idaho Falls
February 22, 2015 – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM @ Booneville High School, Idaho Falls
Check-in: One hour prior to tryout time
Age Definition:
16 & Under – 1/1/1998 – 12/31/2001
22 & Under – 1/1/1992 – 12/31/1997
Note: While it is recommended that you attend all tryout dates, it is not mandatory to do so.
USA Championships
The USA Championships offers an International Junior, International Youth, National Youth and National
Select age division. The IVA would like to field one team in each division.
European Global Challenge Tournament
Since this is an International tournament age classifications are different than the USA Championship. The
IVA would like to select nine (9) girls for the 16 & Under Division and nine (9) girls for the 22 & Under
Division.
Pre-Registration deadline:
January 16, 2015
Cost: $40.00 for pre-registration
($60.00 for walk-up or late registration after deadline date)
Cost includes all days of the tryouts and a tryout T-shirt
For more information, refer to our website at [email protected] and click on High
Performance
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Indoor Girls High Performance Tryout Form
Player Name: __________________________
Date of Birth: _______________
Pin: ___ ___ ___ ___ [Must be 4 digits - will be used to post tryout results online]
Address: ______________________________________
Club/High School: __________________________________
City: _________________________________________
Player Home Phone: _______________________________
State / Zip Code: ________________________________
Player Cell Phone: _________________________________
Parent Home Phone: _____________________________
Player Email: _____________________________________
Parent Cell Phone: ______________________________
Parent Email: ______________________________________
 Cost: $40 by Pre-Registration Deadline / $60 after the deadline or on-site (includes all days of tryouts)
 Price includes a tryout T-shirt
I will attend the dates selected below:
Date:


Site:
February 20, 2015
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
February 21, 2015
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Booneville High School, Idaho Falls
Booneville High School, Idaho Falls
Mail registration to: IVA, 72 Dorman Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124
Fax:
(415) 550-7762
Credit Card Information
Please charge my:
 VISA
 MasterCard
Registration
Deadline:
Make checks payable to:
IVA High Performance
Program
 American Express
Card Number: _____________________________________________Expiration Date: _________________Security Code: ________
Card member: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
Card member’s Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________
Card member’s City, State, & Zip Code: ___________________________________________________________________________
Signature: ___________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________________
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Information for Players
The goal of the High Performance Program is to provide volleyball athletes with the best coaching and
competition available in Intermountain. Many athletes attend the National Tryout to compete with the best
athletes in and around the Region. Attending a National Tryout can help to increase an athlete’s visibility,
particularly if she plays for a team that does not get much exposure to collegiate recruiting.
IVA High Performance Tryouts and Practices
2015 Tryout dates:
February 20 and February 21, 2015
Announce Teams:
Practice times:
March 13, 2015
See www.imvolleyball.org
Practice sites are not finalized until the team has been selected. This way we can choose the best site to better
accommodate the players.
In addition to outstanding coaching and competition, selected High Performance players will receive:
 One tryout t-shirt, one pair of shorts, and a team bag, supplied by our sponsor No Dinx.
www.nodinx.com.
 Your name on the IVA website as a player on the IVA High Performance Team.
USA Volleyball High Performance Tournament
Tournament dates:
July 21-25, 2015
Travel days:
July 19-26, 2015
Tournament site:
Des Moines, IA
Cost: We make every attempt to minimize player costs, which are currently anticipated to be around $1300
per player plus airfare and food. Parents are invited to attend this event. Once players accept a position on a
team, a $500 non-refundable deposit will be required.
European Global Challenge Tournament
Tournament dates:
July 12-16, 2015
Travel days:
July 6-18, 2015
Tournament site:
Pula, Croatia
Cost: We make every attempt to minimize player costs, which are currently anticipated to be around $2400
per player. Costs include all hotels, ground transportation, three meals per day, and all volleyball-related
expenses. Airfare is extra. Parents are invited to attend this event. If you would like to attend, the IVA will
make your hotel and air reservation for you and invoice you for the cost. As a parent, you must notify the IVA
before the deadline of April 1 if you would like your travel arrangements to be made by the IVA. Parent cost is
$1950 plus an additional $600 for a single room. Airfare is not included. Once players accept a position on a
team, a $500 non-refundable deposit will be required.
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Invitation to All Coaches
This is the 14th year for our Girl’s High Performance Program, and there are three categories in which
individuals can become involved in the program. These categories are described below.
Category One – Team Coaches
Our plans at this time are to field three teams — one International Junior, one International Youth and one
National Select — to attend the USA High Performance Championship. We also plan to field two teams to
attend the Global Challenge tournament in Europe. The teams going to Europe will consist of players between
the ages of 13 and 22. By broadening the age group for these teams, the IVA intends to give more players the
opportunity to compete on an international level. While the IVA is planning on having the above teams, this
could change, based on the number of players attending tryouts in each age group. We plan to have two coaches
for each team—one head coach and one assistant. All expenses and a small stipend will be paid to head and
assistant coaches.
If you are interested in becoming part of the High Performance program, these are the recommended
requirements for head or assistant coaches:
-
Good organizational skills.
Willingness to adapt skill-training philosophy to coincide with that used by USA Volleyball National
Teams and the USA High Performance Program.
Willingness and ability to evaluate talent without bias to an athlete’s previous experience or
organizational affiliation.
At least three years of experience as head coach of a high level high school, club, or college program.
At minimum, be IMPACT-certified (assistant coach) with a Cap 1 or Cap 2 Level preferred (head
coach).
Once involved in the program, coach’s requirements are as follows:
-
Agreement to submit to a background check.
Must be available for all scheduled events (see list of events) including all tryout dates, practices as
scheduled and the dates of the tournament.
Agreement to coach a team selected by the Athlete Selection Committee.
Agreement to follow all IVA procedures and policies.
Willingness to set aside other affiliations in order to provide the players and the program with an
unbiased coaching experience.
Act as a representative of the IVA and all Intermountain Volleyball Clubs, Coaches and Players
If this interests you, please send your resume by mail, fax, or email to the IVA office. If selected, you will
be notified promptly to set up an interview. Coaches will be selected on the basis of how well they will
represent the IVA, what attributes/qualities they have to give to the program and how well they will work with
the players. Coaches of the High Performance program are to act professional at all times and represent the IVA
in the best manner possible.
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Category Two – Advisory/Steering Committee
Persons in this category will be involved in planning and developing the IVA High Performance Program. These
persons should be focused on assuring that the IVA Region is well represented, and that all athletes within the
Region are showcased. The committee will evaluate the process from start to finish. The committee will be
involved with player identification, evaluation, and selection, as well as the tryout process for the teams.
One may not be a coach and also be on the Steering/Advisory Committee. It is recommended that all coaches attend
all Steering Committee meetings with voice but no vote. Scheduled meetings for the Advisory/Steering Committee
are following tryouts. This meeting will last for about an hour.
Category Three – Athlete Selection Committee
You can be involved in the Athlete Selection Committee only or be involved in both the Steering Committee and the
Athlete Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will be involved in the selection of the teams. The
Selection Committee will attend all the IVA High Performance Tryouts. The Selection Committee will follow
guidelines set by the Steering Committee regarding team selection. Once teams have been selected, this committee
will be disbanded.
If you only wish to assist during the tryouts and not be on the committee, please email the IVA office of your interest
by February 1st, 2015. You will be required to attend all tryouts and selection.
At this time, Categories Two and Three involvement with the IVA High Performance Program are on a
volunteer basis.
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NO DINX / IVA
BEACH HIGH
PERFORMANCE
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GIRLS DIVISION – NO DINX/IVA BEACH HIGH PERFORMANCE
In conjunction with USA Volleyball, the IVA will continue our Region High Performance program.
Participating athletes will represent our region in an inter-regional USA Volleyball High Performance
Championship tournament held in July. The goal of the High Performance Program is to provide
volleyball athletes with the best coaching and competition.
Members of IVA High Performance teams will have the opportunity to:
Compete with the best athletes in the country within their age groups both in the USA.
Play with some of the best athletes.
Receive top quality coaching and instruction.
Learn USA Volleyball systems and techniques.
Increase individual visibility, particularly for those from club teams with low exposure.
Tryout Information
Our goal is to select all of the High Performance Teams early, so the IVA can work with each player on
fundraising to pay for the trip.
East Coast All Star Championships and USAV HP Championships
Dates / Sites: May 15, 2015
May 16, 2015
Check-in: One hour prior to tryout time
Age Definition:
U21 – born on or after 1995
U19 – born on or after 1997
U17 – born on or after 1999
U15 – born on or after 2001
Note: While it is recommended that you attend all tryout dates, it is not mandatory to do so.
For more information, refer to our website at www.imvolleyball.org and click on High
Performance
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Beach High Performance Tryout Form
Player Name: __________________________
Date of Birth: _______________
Pin: ___ ___ ___ ___ [Must be 4 digits - will be used to post tryout results online]
Address: ______________________________________
Club/High School: __________________________________
City: _________________________________________
Player Home Phone: _______________________________
State / Zip Code: ________________________________
Player Cell Phone: _________________________________
Parent Home Phone: _____________________________
Player Email: _____________________________________
Parent Cell Phone: ______________________________
Parent Email: ______________________________________
 Cost: $40 by Pre-Registration Deadline / $60 after the deadline or on-site (includes all days of tryouts)
 Price includes a tryout T-shirt
I will attend the dates selected below:
Date:
Site:
Registration
Deadline:
May 15, 2015

TBA
Check In: 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Rule Review: 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Tryouts: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
May 16, 2015

TBA
Check In: 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Rule Review: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Tryouts: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mail registration to: IVA, 72 Dorman Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124
Fax:
(415) 550-7762
Register online:
www.imvolleyball.org
- Friday May 8, 2015
5:00 PM
Make checks payable to:
IVA High Performance
Program
Credit Card Information
Please charge my:
 VISA
 MasterCard
 American Express
Card Number: _____________________________________________Expiration Date: _________________Security Code: ________
Card member: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
Card member’s Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________
Card member’s City, State, & Zip Code: ___________________________________________________________________________
Signature: ___________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________________
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Information for Players
The goal of the High Performance Program is to provide volleyball athletes with the best coaching and
competition available. Many athletes attend the National Tryout to compete with the best athletes in and around
the Region. Attending a National Tryout can help to increase an athlete’s visibility, particularly if she plays for
a team that does not get much exposure to collegiate recruiting.
IVA High Performance Tryouts and Practices
2015 Tryout dates:
Announce Teams:
May 15 and May 16, 2015
May 29, 2015
A tentative practice schedule can be found online. Teams usually practice 2 days in June and 3 days in July.
Practice schedule and site assignments are not finalized until the team has been selected. This way we can
choose the best site to better accommodate the players.
Practice sites are not finalized until the team has been selected. This way we can choose the best site to better
accommodate the players.
In addition to outstanding coaching and competition, selected High Performance players will receive:
 One tryout t-shirt, one pair of shorts, and a team bag, supplied by our sponsor No Dinx.
www.nodinx.com.
 Your name on the IVA website as a player on the IVA High Performance Team.
Beach High Performance Championships
Tournament dates:
July 8-10, 2015
Travel days:
July 7-11, 2015
Tournament site:
Hickory Point, Florida
Cost: We make every attempt to minimize player costs, which are currently anticipated to be around $650
per player plus airfare and food. Parents are invited to attend this event. Once players accept a position on a
team, a $300 non-refundable deposit will be required.
Tournament dates:
July 15-19, 2015
Travel days:
July 14-20, 2015
Tournament site:
Hermosa Beach, CA
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Invitation to All Coaches
This is the 1st year for our Girl’s High Performance Program, and there are three categories in which
individuals can become involved in the program. These categories are described below.
Category One – Team Coaches
Our plans at this time are to field three teams — one International Junior, one International Youth and one
National Select — to attend the USA High Performance Championship. We also plan to field two teams to
attend the Global Challenge tournament in Europe. The teams going to Europe will consist of players between
the ages of 13 and 22. By broadening the age group for these teams, the IVA intends to give more players the
opportunity to compete on an international level. While the IVA is planning on having the above teams, this
could change, based on the number of players attending tryouts in each age group. We plan to have two coaches
for each team—one head coach and one assistant. All expenses and a small stipend will be paid to head and
assistant coaches.
If you are interested in becoming part of the High Performance program, these are the recommended
requirements for head or assistant coaches:
-
Good organizational skills.
Willingness to adapt skill-training philosophy to coincide with that used by USA Volleyball National
Teams and the USA High Performance Program.
Willingness and ability to evaluate talent without bias to an athlete’s previous experience or
organizational affiliation.
At least three years of experience as head coach of a high level high school, club, or college program.
At minimum, be IMPACT-certified (assistant coach) with a Cap 1 or Cap 2 Level preferred (head
coach).
Once involved in the program, coach’s requirements are as follows:
-
Agreement to submit to a background check.
Must be available for all scheduled events (see list of events) including all tryout dates, practices as
scheduled and the dates of the tournament.
Agreement to coach a team selected by the Athlete Selection Committee.
Agreement to follow all IVA procedures and policies.
Willingness to set aside other affiliations in order to provide the players and the program with an
unbiased coaching experience.
Act as a representative of the IVA and all Intermountain Volleyball Clubs, Coaches and Players
If this interests you, please send your resume by mail, fax, or email to the IVA office. If selected, you will
be notified promptly to set up an interview. Coaches will be selected on the basis of how well they will
represent the IVA, what attributes/qualities they have to give to the program and how well they will work with
the players. Coaches of the High Performance program are to act professional at all times and represent the IVA
in the best manner possible.
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Category Two – Advisory/Steering Committee
Persons in this category will be involved in planning and developing the IVA High Performance Program. These
persons should be focused on assuring that the IVA Region is well represented, and that all athletes within the
Region are showcased. The committee will evaluate the process from start to finish. The committee will be
involved with player identification, evaluation, and selection, as well as the tryout process for the teams.
One may not be a coach and also be on the Steering/Advisory Committee. It is recommended that all coaches attend
all Steering Committee meetings with voice but no vote. Scheduled meetings for the Advisory/Steering Committee
are following tryouts. This meeting will last for about an hour.
Category Three – Athlete Selection Committee
You can be involved in the Athlete Selection Committee only or be involved in both the Steering Committee and the
Athlete Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will be involved in the selection of the teams. The
Selection Committee will attend all the IVA High Performance Tryouts. The Selection Committee will follow
guidelines set by the Steering Committee regarding team selection. Once teams have been selected, this committee
will be disbanded.
If you only wish to assist during the tryouts and not be on the committee, please email the IVA office of your interest
by February 1st. You will be required to attend all tryouts and selection.
At this time, Categories Two and Three involvement with the IVA High Performance Program are on a
volunteer basis.
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BEACH
PROGRAM
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GIRLS DIVISION – BEACH PROGRAM
Tournaments
The IVA junior sand division offers opportunities to accumulate points during the regular sand season for both
junior boys’ and girls’ based on tournament results. These points will be used to seed teams into the season
ending IVA Junior Sand Tour Championships being held in August. In addition USA Volleyball will be
selecting several of our tour events (points received) to count toward their season ending championships to be
held in August.
Age
The Junior Sand Division is for ages 21 & under.
Registration
To register for an event, please go to www.ncva.com to register online.
 If you do not have a partner for an event, we can pair you up prior to or at the tournament.
 Time schedule is subject to change based on the site requirements.
NCVA Junior Sand Tournaments are designed to be:
 Player administrated – No Coaches –
 Parents are not allowed to officiate.
 Parents are encouraged to provide positive input.
Beach Rules:
1) Games begin by deciding serve and side. Serve and side can be determined by a coin toss, rock-paperscissors, or other variations.
2) When serving, a player may toss the ball only once.
3) When receiving a serve, players must "bump" the ball, or receive with hands together. Players may not
take the serve with open hands, double contact, or lift.
a. A “down ball” may be taken as a double contact without a violation.
b. A “free ball” should be taken as a bump. If taken with the hands, it must be clean (No double
contact. This contact can be judged similar to the “set” or second contact)
4) When setting, a player must be facing the way the ball travels - i.e. a player may set a ball forward or
backward, but may not set a ball over the shoulder to the side. If wind redirects the ball, this is not a
violation.
5) When hitting, players may not open hand dink, or “redirect” the ball with the fingers. The hand must be
closed or a “roll shot” can be used.
a. Beach courts do not have a centerline. Players can go under the net, as long as
they do not interfere with play on the other side
6) When blocking, if the block contacts the ball, it counts as a contact. The team then has two more
contacts to put the ball over the net.
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a. The blocking player may play the ball up after blocking, i.e. take both first and second contacts
(same as indoor).
7) When refereeing, the team officiating duties are outlined in the tournament format. Parents are not
allowed to officiate (or keep official score).
a. Primary Player Referee Duties:
i. keep score
ii. record results in pool sheet
iii. help with serving order
iv. help settle disputes (playing teams should call their own violations, and call out the
score).
8) Any competition disputes are first settled between the teams, then to the referee, if the dispute is not
solved, then the teams should ask a tournament official at the tent.
9) Court Dimensions: 8 meters by 8 meters per side, for all age divisions.
Net heights:
Boys 20:U 18:U 16:U 14:U 12:U 10:U
8’
8’
8’
7’4”
7’
Girls 20:U 18:U 16:U 14:U 12:U 10:U
7’
7’4”
7’4”
7’4”
7’4”
7’
7’
2014-2015 DOMESTIC COMPETITION REGULATIONS
SIGNIFICANT BEACH RULE CHANGES AND CLARIFICATIONS
This information will be posted online once released by USA Volleyball.
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IVA Sand Tournament Registration Form/Schedule
Name: ___________________________________________
Partner:
___________________________________________
Age: ____________________________________________
Age: _______________________________________________
Phone: ___________________________________________
Age Division: _______________________________________
Email: ___________________________________________
Note: Registration deadline is seven (7) days before the event. Add $10.00 if registering late or on-site.
# of
Players
PreReg
Late
Reg
 $25
 $35
1
2
=
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=
 Boys
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=
 Girls
 Boys
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=
 Girls
 Boys
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=
 $35
1
2
=
 $25
 $35
1
2
=
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=
 Boys
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=
 Girls
 Boys
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=
TBA
 Girls
 Boys
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=
Sand
TBA
 Girls
 Boys
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=
Shady Daze
Sand
TBA
 Girls
 Boys
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=

Surf’s up
Sand
TBA
 Girls
 Boys
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=

Toes in the Sand
Sand
TBA
 Girls
 Boys
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=

Hot August Days
Sand
TBA
 Girls
 Boys
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=

Dink and Dive
Sand
TBA
 Girls
 Boys
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=

Block Fest
Sand
TBA
 Girls
 Boys
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=

Sand Championships
Sand
TBA
 Girls
 Boys
 Adult
 $25
 $35
1
2
=
Schedule
Event
Type
Location
Group

Junior Sand Kickoff
Sand
TBA

Junior Digs
Sand
TBA
 Girls
 Boys

Beach Carnival
Sand
TBA
 Girls

Valley Funfest
Sand
TBA

Summer Fun
Sand
TBA

BID TOURNAMENT
Sand
TBA

Summer Breeze
Sand
TBA
 Girls
 Boys
 Adult
 $25

Fun in the Sun
Sand
TBA
 Girls
 Boys
 Adult

Barefoot Classic
Sand
TBA
 Girls
 Boys

Summer Classic
Sand
TBA
 Girls

Valley Sunshine
Sand
TBA

Sand and Sun
Sand

Shady Daze

 Girls
 Boys
Total
Register through USAV
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Women’s
Professional
League (PVL)
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IVA TEAM UNITY
USA Premier Volleyball League (PVL) – Women’s Professional League
The USA PVL is a grass roots professional volleyball league that is sanctioned by USA Volleyball and started
in 2013 for men’s and 2012 for women’s. Teams from among the (40) regional volleyball associations across
the U.S. are eligible to participate in this league.
2013 Women’s PVL Tournament
USA Volleyball hosted a premier volleyball tournament at the 2013 USAV Adult Open National
Championships. Teams represented the following regions: Arizona, Badger, Evergreen, Florida, Great Lakes,
Great Plains, Heart of America, Hoosier, Iowa, New England, North Texas, Intermountain, Pioneer, Puget
Sound and Western Empire. The total prize money was $20,000.
Player Information
The PVL has 4 basic rules for athletes
1. No high school students
2. No current college athletes
3. Athletes must be a member of the region where they play
4. Athletes must be a good role model
 Note: Rules #1 & #2 are due to eligibility issues associated with an athlete maintaining their
amateur status.
There are several additional rules for teams:
1. No international transfers (from other volleyball Federations)
2. Rule of 2 - Limit of 2 athletes from out-of-region. Any out-of-region athletes must be approved by both
Regional Leaders and the out-of-region athletes cannot be from an RVA with a PVL team.
3. The host region may enter two teams into the PVL Championships when they take place within their
respective RVA.
Any female athlete that is a member of IVA, and is not in high school or college, may try out for the Dream
Team. Note: Post high school athletes that are considering college should not tryout as playing on a pro team
could negatively impact their amateur status and college eligibility!
The Dream Team will select up to 24 athletes for the official team roster and will travel to events with 10-12
athletes.
For more information about Team Unity or the Premier Volleyball League: www.imvolleyball.org
Please do not hesitate to contact the IVA with any questions you might have. Email: [email protected]
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Team Unity Tryout Form
Tryout Information:
Date:
TBA 2014
Location: TBA
Check-in: TBA
Tryouts:
TBA
 The PVL has 4 basic rules for athletes
 No high school students
 No current college athletes
 Athletes must be a member of the region


 Pre-Registration Deadline:
o TBA
 Cost:
o $35 by pre-registration deadline
o $45 after deadline
o Cost includes both days of tryouts
where they play
Athletes must be a good role model
Note: Post HS athletes that are considering college
should not tryout as it could negatively impact their
amateur status and college eligibility!
 Price includes a T-shirt
Player Name: __________________________
Date(s) of Tryouts I will be attending:
Date of Birth: _______________
 TBA
 TBA
Address: ______________________________________
Home Phone: ______________________________________
City: _________________________________________
Cell Phone: ________________________________________
State / Zip Code: ________________________________
Email: ___________________________________________
Mail registration to: IVA, 72 Dorman Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124
Fax:
(415) 550-7762
Register online:
www.imvolleyball.org
Make checks payable to:
IVA PVL
Credit Card Information
Please charge my:  VISA  MasterCard
 American Express
Card Number: _____________________________________________Expiration Date: _________________Security Code: ________
Card member: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
Card member’s Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________
Card member’s City, State, & Zip Code: ___________________________________________________________________________
Signature: ___________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________________
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SafeSport
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Team USA- SafeSport
What is SafeSport?
SafeSport is the Olympic community’s initiative to recognize, reduce and respond to
misconduct in sport
.
The six primary types of misconduct are:
• Bullying
• Harassment
• Hazing
• Emotional Misconduct
• Physical Misconduct, and
• Sexual Misconduct, including Child Sexual Abuse
Who is affected by SafeSport?
We all play a role in reducing misconduct and abuse in sport. SafeSport provides resources for all members of
the sport community – organizations, coaches, parents and athletes – to identify misconduct, implement ways to
reduce it and enact plans to respond to it.
USA Volleyball SafeSport Review Committee
Contact SafeSport Committee members to provide feedback about the SafeSport Program, make suggestions for
future initiatives, or get general Information about the SafeSport program.
Margie Mara:
Cecile Reynaud:
Jim Bishop:
Quintiya Miller:
Jennifer Armson-Dyer:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
For More Information Please Visit:
https://www.volleyballreftraining.com/SafeSport/safesport_home.html
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