Inclusion and Belonging

Inclusion and Belonging2021-02-09T14:24:55+00:00

JVA is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and belonging that supports and celebrates our full range of identities allowing every player, coach and director to show up authentically.

The role of a good coach is far greater than simply organizing practices and winning games. If volleyball is the only thing our players learn over the course of the season, then we’ve missed an opportunity to truly impact their lives. This 4 part series focuses on learning and teaching anti-racism. Each part includes an article, links to resources and activities that coaches can implement with their team(s).

Club Directors, Club Coaches and Junior Volleyball Educators can explore this series for resources, information, and activities to advance racial justice.

Meet the JVA Social Justice Task Force

Jordan Armstrong. Assistant Coach. Jacksonville University.
Michelle Erins. Head Coach. Illini Elite Volleyball Club
Steve Bailey. JVA Director of Events
Kristina Johnson. Professor, Social Worker, Diversity and Inclusion Trainer/Consultant
Jennifer Charles. Assistant Coach. University of Tennessee
Lauren Ray. JVA Event Coordinator and JVA Social Justice Task Force Organizer
Alan Davis. Director of Events and Coach. KIVA Sports
Rachel Wilson. Educator. Brandeis University

Meet the JVA Social Justice Task Force Athlete Subcommittee

Nya Bunton, Student Athlete. KIVA. Louisville, Kentucky.

Masidon Eddington. Student athlete. Skyline Juniors.

Rylee Hinton. Student Athlete. University of Illinois Volleyball.

Savannah Matthews. Student Athlete. Kent State University Volleyball.

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