The JVA is pleased to announce that Jason Hames has been re-elected to the JVA Board of Directors, and Anne Kordes has been elected to the JVA Board of Directors for a three year term to begin January 2020.
“We are happy to welcome Anne to the JVA Board of Directors. Her leadership experience in the club and college communities, along with her AVCA Board experience will be great assets to the JVA” shares JVA Executive Director Jenny Hahn.
Anne was a collegiate coach from 1999 – 2016. During that time, she served as a coach with the Junior, Youth and A1 National USA Teams. In 2004 Anne served on her first AVCA all region committee and from there, held posts on the All American committee, founded the Coaches 4 Coaches committee, and served as the AVCA President. Since 2016, she has assumed her current duties with KIVA as Associate Director.
“As the associate club director at KIVA, we have supported JVA since its inception. KIVA is one of the founding member clubs, so we feel passionately about the success of the association and its member club directors. My goal would be to offer my assistance to the JVA in whatever areas I am needed or could be helpful” shares Anne.
Jason Hames has served on the JVA Board since 2017. He is the Founder and Director of K2 Volleyball, a club that has been a JVA member for several years. K2 runs multiple tournaments in the greater Knoxville area, including a JVA Challenge Series event. Jason is in his 22nd year of coaching, and oversees all technical training of the elite and travel athletes at K2, as well as being the head coach of K2 18 Adidas JOTA, the 2017 AAU bronze medalist in 18 open. As K2’s recruiting coordinator, he has helped place over 70 athletes from Knoxville into collegiate programs. In 2009 Jason started Tennessee’s first beach volleyball program for club. In addition, he has been a personal coach for several professional players, All Americans and a current Olympian.
“I feel as though I have a very good idea of the climate of junior volleyball and can relate as a coach and club owner to many of our members. I am very passionate about the mission of the JVA, and the impact that the organization has on clubs of all sizes and locations” shares Jason.
“We are happy to welcome J back to the JVA Board. We look forward to his leadership and guidance as we focus on the new initiatives laid out during our strategic planning” adds Jenny Hahn.
About the JVA Board of Directors
The members of the JVA Board of Directors serve a 3 year term, beginning January 2020. The JVA Board of Directors governs, assures financial stability, develops policy and sets a course for the future, maintaining focus on the mission and guiding principles.
As JVA grows and expands its reach through membership, education, events, and advocacy we look to shape a board with a broad base of leadership capabilities and one which represents our JVA member base. The overall growth of youth and junior club volleyball continues to be exciting and brings many new opportunities and challenges to our membership primarily comprised of club directors and coaches. The JVA staff with the support and guidance of the JVA Board of Directors is committed to serving as a vital resource to support that growth.
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.