Milwaukee Wisconsin (November 30, 2018) The JVA is proud to announce the nine beach clubs named 2019 JVA Sponsor Clubs. In it’s fourth consecutive year of the JVA Sponsor Program, the nine beach clubs join the 64 indoor clubs to set yet another record year. As a member driven and member centered organization, JVA will be giving the nine beach clubs a portion of the $200,000 being awarded to JVA Sponsor Clubs this season.
“We are excited to announce our JVA Beach Sponsor Clubs for the 2018-2019 season” shares JVA Director of Member Development Lisa Wielebnicki. “Beach volleyball continues to grow and truly establish its own identity in the volleyball space. These clubs are very deserving of this honor. They have a desire to not only teach the game, but to also develop young athletes who love the game. The JVA is thrilled to give back to its member clubs each year because their hard work and dedication needs to be recognized!“
From it’s inception in 2006, the JVA has been a member driven association focused on the prosperity of its members, along with the goal of unifying clubs. These guiding principles, as well as junior volleyball specific education and resources, have led to a steady growth in membership from nearly 900 clubs in 2016 to over 1,200 in 2018. The growth sparked yet another record number of applicants for the JVA Sponsor Program this year, and nearly doubling the number of beach clubs.
The JVA Beach Sponsor Clubs will receive monetary support from the JVA as a reward for promoting the JVA brand, supporting the JVA mission, and growing JVA at the regional and national level.
The clubs listed below applied for the beach club sponsor program, and were selected based on their ability to meet sponsor level criteria, their length of membership and support of JVA, and their past contributions to JVA educational resources. Among the participants under the JVA Sponsorship Program, there are over 1,600 junior beach athletes in addition to over 2,000 indoor junior volleyball teams, all of whom will be sporting the JVA logo during competition this season.
GOLD LEVEL CLUBS:
692 Beach (TX) – Founded in 2005. 692 quickly became the most successful beach volleyball program in the country with nearly 300 players. Dozens of players are invited to the olympic training center each year to train with the usa beach national team. Their teams have won 16 national championships so far.
692 West (CA) – Founded in 2008. It is the largest club with 400 players, joins 692 Beach’s success.
Tamarack Beach VBC (CA) – Founded in 2013. With 200 beach players, Tamarack’s goal is to train elite level beach volleyball players to love the sport and play it right. With one coach per eight athletes, focused practices, core skill development, sports-psychology sessions and a lot of care, Tamarack gives athletes the tools to become great beach volleyball players.
Top Flight Volleyball (IL)- Founded in 2010. Training 200 beach athletes from May-August, Top Flight is a first time JVA Beach Sponsor Club, but long time member of the JVA.
TMP Beach (MN) – Founded in 2016. Serving over 200 beach athletes year round. The McCarthy Project’s mission is to provide an environment where athletes love the game enough to do it for fun, as well as, for them to accomplish their goals by becoming the most creative, individualistic, self-reliant player who can also play within a system.
SILVER LEVEL CLUBS:
Los Angeles Beach Volleyball Club (CA) – Founded in 2014, and currently has 100 athletes, Los Angeles Beach Volleyball Club provides collegiate caliber technical skills training and tactical instruction for young female athletes in a positive learning environment that fosters personal growth, development and a passion for the game of beach volleyball.
CHAOS Volleyball (MI) – Founded in 2018 with 110 junior beach athletes.
LKN Volleyball Club (NC) – Founded in 2018 with 100 junior beach athletes.
BRONZE LEVEL CLUBS:
Elite Sports Ohio Volleyball Company (OH) – Founded in 2018 with 50 junior beach athletes.
Applications for the 2019-2020 season will begin September 1, 2019. For more information about the JVA Sponsorship Program click HERE.
About the Junior Volleyball Association
The Junior Volleyball Association (JVA) is a non-profit organization that promotes the growth of youth and junior volleyball through program and resource development, education and events. The organization was formed in 2006 with a primary focus of being a voice for junior volleyball club directors and coaches, and with over 1,200 clubs nationwide is the only organization that is focused entirely on youth and junior volleyball.