Tom Vanneman, Ultra Ankle CEO, 317-520-9903 or 
Jenny Hahn, Executive Director JVA, 414-588-3131 or

(Milwaukee) JVA is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with Ultra Ankle®, the new title sponsor of the JVA Watch List, JVA All-National Team, and JVA AthLeader Awards. Ultra Athlete, LLC has strategically developed performance ankle brace products with value and innovation features the aging competition cannot match.

The JVA promotes the growth of youth and junior volleyball through program and resource development, education and events. JVA is comprised of nearly 1,000 junior volleyballs clubs that represent more than 125,000 junior volleyball players, coaches, club directors, administrators and staff.

JVA is excited to have Ultra Ankle® return as a corporate partner of JVA; now as the title sponsor of our JVA Junior Awards Program. We feel this is the perfect fit for Ultra Ankle® as their product directly impacts the athletes we will recognize this year. The financial support to JVA will help insure that we can continue to provide education and resources to the junior volleyball community that will positively impact our junior athletes” shares JVA Executive Director Jenny Hahn.

The Ultra Ankle® JVA Watch List honors girls indoor junior volleyball players for outstanding achievement on the volleyball court. Last year the JVA Watch List featured nearly 700 players from across the country.

All JVA member clubs can nominate players in graduating classes 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 for recognition. Nominations for the Ultra Ankle® JVA Watch List open February 1 and close on February 28, and the final list is announced in early March.

The Ultra Ankle® JVA All-National Team recognizes a select group of the top girls indoor junior volleyball players in the country, and is comprised of players nominated to the JVA Watch List. The Ultra Ankle® JVA All-National Team is announced in early June and players are honored at the JVA Player Awards Banquet during the AAU National Championships taking place in Orlando this June.About Ultra Ankle, LLC.

The Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeader Award recognizes a select group of girls junior volleyball players graduating in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for oustanding achievement both on and off the court, displaying leadership, academic excellence, volunteer work, and commitment to extra-curricular activities. Like the JVA All-National Team, the Ultra Ankle® JVA AthLeaders will be honored at the JVA Player Awards Banquet during the AAU National Championships in June.

Ultra Ankle® is the “Official Ankle Brace of JVA.” Ultra Ankle® develops technologically-advanced ankle braces for sports, to maximize an athlete’s performance while providing superior support.

Ultra Ankle® CEO Tom Vanneman states, “Ultra Ankle® is excited to continue its partnership with the JVA. We are committed to growing the interest in junior volleyball and development of junior volleyball programs. We have seen extraordinary growth in the use of our custom-fit Ultra Zoom® ankle brace by volleyball players since we began our partnership with the JVA three years ago. Our philosophies are very much aligned with the educational focus of the JVA, as we educate junior athletes, coaches and parents on why there is a big difference in support and performance in the many types of ankle braces on the market. For years volleyball players have been looking for a product that that does not loose support rapidly like poor performing lace-up braces. Ultra Ankle’s products, with hinged-cuff technology, are best suited for volleyball players to provide superior, long lasting support without limiting a players’ athletic ability, which often is found in the much older lace-up brace designs that bind all range of motion of the ankle joint.”

About Ultra Ankle
Ultra Ankle® is a brand of Ultra Athlete®, L.L.C., a leader in advanced ankle brace technology and design. Ultra Ankle® is developing next generation, performance oriented ankle braces with superior design, materials and innovative features. The Company’s products are worn by professional, collegiate, high school and amateur athletes’ worldwide. Ultra Athlete® is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana. Learn more at:

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 is the only organization that is focused entirely on youth and junior volleyball.

For more information on the awards click below:
Ultra Ankle JVA Watch List
Ultra Ankle JVA All-National Team
Ultra Ankle JVA AthLeader Award

To learn more about JVA Awards, click here. To learn more about JVA Events, click here.