The goal of the JVA Mentor Program is to connectclub directors seeking guidance in any area of running a club with other experienced directors who can listen, guide, and give advice.
Connecting directors will help grow the game and provide more quality opportunities for junior players.
HOW IT WORKS:
Step #1: Apply & Get Matched
In the application we will gather information to help us match you with a mentor that can best serve your needs. (areas of need, goals, club information, preferred method of communication, etc.) CLICK HERE to apply! JVA will review your application and match you with the most fitting mentor within 48 hours.
Step #2: Connect, Learn, Grow!
JVA will facilitate the initial meeting via video chat to discuss goals and expectations, and outline how your specific mentorship will look moving forward. The responsibility will then be on the mentor/mentee to follow through with the schedule. The mentorship will last a maximum of 10 weeks, and you will meet a minimum of 3 times outside of the initial and closing meetings.
Step #3: Closure
At the end of the 10 week period, the mentor and mentee will schedule a closing call to review goals and discuss what they learned and how they will use that to help launch their program forward.
MEET THE MENTORS
The following club director mentors have been hand selected by the JVA Staff to give their advice and expertise in their specific fields.
Maggie GriffinClub Founder and Director at VCNebraska
Maggie’s Strengths: Business Structure, Strategic Planning, Finance/Accounting, Communication, Marketing/Branding/PR, Technology Solutions, Program Development
Steve SackOwner and Manager at Michigan Elite Volleyball Academy
Steve’s Strengths: Business Structure, Finance/Accounting, Marketing/Branding/PR, Crisis Management, Risk Management, Human Resources
Emily HawthorneExecutive Director at The Academy Volleyball Club
Emily’s Strengths: Business Structure, Strategic Planning, Finance/Accounting, Communication, Marketing/Branding/PR, Crisis Management, Risk Management, Human Resources, Program Development, Fundraising/Sponsorships
Kathy KennedyCo-Founder of NKYVC
Kathy’s Strengths: Strategic Planning, Communication, Marketing/Branding/PR, Crisis Management, Risk Management, Human Resources, Technology Solutions, Program Development, Fund Raising/Sponsorships
Max MillerDirector at Mintonette Volleyball Club
Max’s Strengths: Business Structure, Strategic Planning, Finance/Accounting, Communication, Risk Management, Human Resources, Program Development, Governance Structure
Bryan JonesDirector at S3 Volleyball
Beach Club Mentor
Bryan’s Strengths: Program Development, Business Structure, Strategic Planning, Staff Management, Parent Communication
Would you like to be a part of the JVA Mentor Program? Get started by completing the application at the link below.