The JVA is proud to announce the 2020 Ultra Ankle® JVA Boys Watch List featuring 299 male junior volleyball athletes from JVA member clubs across the country. The featured athletes were selected by their respective Club Directors for their outstanding achievement on the court, and are among the best in the nation in their age division this season.
“As part of our initiative to grow interest and participation in men’s volleyball, this award is very important to the JVA and to our member clubs” states JVA Executive Director Jenny Hahn. “We are excited to recognize the dedication and talent portrayed by these young men who are competing at the highest levels.”
Growing the opportunities for boys volleyball at the grassroots level through collegiate and professional level, as well as supporting the efforts of JVA clubs are important initiatives in JVA’s strategic plan. We are honored to highlight the achievements of the athletes, coaches and directors from JVA boys programs.
View the 2020 JVA Boys Watch List by graduation class:
“The mission of the JVA to promote growth of junior volleyball nationally aligns perfectly with the current state of boys junior volleyball in the United States” adds Derek Jensen, Boys Representative on the JVA Board of Directors and Director of D1 Volleyball Club. “While we are seeing an overall increase in the number of boys participating in this sport at younger ages, we still have much work to do to increase the number of high school associations and university athletic departments providing more opportunities for boys to compete. Watchlists like the 2020 Ultra Ankle® JVA Boys Watch List only help to shine a spotlight on boys volleyball and continues to promote all of volleyball nationally. Congratulations to all of the athletes selected and let’s all continue to grow the game!”
For more information on the JVA Boys Watch List click HERE.
About Ultra Ankle®
Ultra Ankle® is the leader in advanced ankle brace technology for volleyball and is proud to be the Official Ankle Brace of the JVA. The Ultra Zoom by Ultra Ankle is the best ankle brace in volleyball because it lasts 2-3 years and uses an athlete’s body heat to form to the ankle. It allows players to move in all the natural ways while helping to restrict any excessive movement that may result in an ankle sprain. With Ultra Ankle, athletes play better and play more, losing less time to injuries. Learn more at: www.ultraankle.com.
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 to this day with nearly 1,300 member clubs, is the only organization that is focused entirely on youth and junior volleyball.