The JVA is pleased to announce a collaboration with the AAU to co-host the Chi-Town Boys Challenge November 19-21, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. The event is expected to bring over 350 boys volleyball teams from coast to coast to compete in this competitive three day tournament. The Chi-Town Boys Challenge is part of a long term collaboration to grow the opportunities for boys volleyball in the US.
“We are beyond thrilled to join together with the AAU to host the Chi-Town Boys Challenge,” states JVA Director of Events, Adam Beck. “We’ve been working closely with the AAU and the National Boys Volleyball Committee, and anticipate that this event will bring together top teams from the West Coast, Midwest, & East Coast, making the Chi-Town Boys Challenge one of the most prestigious events to attend in the country!”
Through numerous discussions with Boys Club Directors over the past couple of years, the JVA and AAU are enthusiastic to work together to provide more opportunities for boys competition and development across the country. Boys volleyball is growing at a fast pace, especially at the grassroots level, and junior volleyball clubs need quality events, as well as resources and support to continue expanding.
“We’re excited to come to Chicago and collaborate with the JVA to grow the opportunities for boys volleyball” says AAU National Volleyball Chair, Joe Gura.
More events will soon be announced for the 2022-2023 season. Registration for the Chi-Town Boys Challenge will open August 1st on AES. Click here for more event information.
About the Amateur Athletic Union
Since its inception in 1888, the The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) has set the standard for amateur sports in the United States with one goal in mind: “Sports For All, Forever.” One of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, multi-sport event organizations in the world, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. The AAU philosophy of “Sports For All, Forever” is now shared by nearly 700,000 members and 150,000 volunteers across 41 sports programs and 55 U.S. districts. AAU Volleyball has surpassed 200,000 total members this year and continues to grow, most recently on the boys indoor side, alongside the collaboration and partnership with the JVA.
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.