To host a JVA insured event, the host club must have a JVA Club Director membership

JVA recommends that all JVA member hosted events follow the same guidelines.

The JVA Board of Directors has voted to adapt the new Age Definitions announced by USA Volleyball, effective for the 2020-21 season. The date cutoff has been moved from September 1 to July 1. New age definitions can be viewed below. Click here to view the complete guidelines.

18 and Under – Players who were born on or after July 1, 2002
17 and Under – Players who were born on or after July 1, 2003
16 and Under – Players who were born on or after July 1, 2004
15 and Under – Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005
14 and Under – Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006
13 and Under – Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007
12 and Under – Players who were born on or after July 1, 2008
11 and Under – Players who were born on or after July 1, 2009
10 and Under – Players who were born on or after July 1, 2010

Determine your player’s age group here

JVA will allow age waivered players in club division competitions – the age waiver will allow the athlete to play at grade level with their peers, provided they are not more than one year older than the current age definition. A copy of a certified birth certificate and proof of grade (copy of school schedule, school id, report card, etc.) showing the player’s current school year and grade must be showed to the Tournament Director prior to team check-in.

Two liberos will be allowed in a line-up. The liberos can be changed each set. Either libero will be allowed to serve, but only 1 position will be designated as the serving position.

JVA will require proof of a clear background screening and APS training within the past 12 months of all adults on a junior roster. A USAV membership will be accepted proof. Coaches who need a background screening and APS training can get theirs for only $38 (this is a 2 year screen with a recheck after 1 year). CLICK HERE for more on the JVA Screens and APS training.

Court Size, 8m x 8m

Net Height, 1.9m (6’6″)

Unlimited Substitution

Step in allowed on serve (player must start on or behind the service line and can take up to 2 steps) Maximum of 5 serves per athlete/per term of service. After 5 serves, the team will hold the serve and rotate. U-11 Divisions will use the same rules as U-12 but allow for the step in on the serve as above.

U-10, U-11, and U-12 boys’ teams are allowed to compete in girls’ events at age level.
U-13 and U-14 boys’ teams are allowed to compete in girls events up an age level.
Coed Teams with no more than three boys on the floor at any one time are allowed to play in girls’ events at age level.

14 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006
Boys 14 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2005 (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 will be eligible to receive an age waiver to compete in the boys or girls 14’s age group at JVA events.

13 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007
Boys 13 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2006 (14 years or younger) who shall neither have completed nor are in a grade higher than the seventh grade (7th) during the current academic year are eligible to receive an age waiver to compete in the boys or girls 13’s age group at JVA events.

12 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2008
Boys 12 and Under Division: Players who were born on or after July 1, 2007 (13 years or younger) who shall neither have completed nor are in a grade higher than the sixth grade (6th) during the current academic year are eligible receive an age waiver to compete in the boys or girls 12’s age group at JVA events.

*These are recommendations voted on by the JVA Board. Club Directors are encouraged to use their discretion to encourage development of boys’ participation at youth levels.

As a member of JVA, we will help you market your JVA tournaments. To consolidate the number of emails that we send out, we will promote your event if requested per the schedule below.
Once a month, August through January, our office will send out 1 regional email to the clubs in your zone of the country. The email blast will include the clubs’ events in that region, JVA Presidents Day Series, JVA Challenge Series and JVA hosted events in the same region. The regional blast will only include events of clubs that have requested our help in marketing. The blast will include a note to check out our other member clubs’ events on our web page.

To be included in the regional email you will need to send the following information to members@jvavolleyball.org

Event Name, Date, Location, Divisions, Sanction, Logo and Website.

Our Partners

If you are interested in partnering with the JVA, contact Briana Schunzel.