ADULT VOLLEYBALL OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLEGE PLAYERS
USAV and IREVA encourage all college student volleyball players to consider joining IREVA as adult players.
- A DISCOUNTED IREVA/USAV MEMBERSHIP IS AVAILABLE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS.
- COLLEGE TEAMS CAN JOIN EXISTING IREVA CLUBS OR CAN CREATE THEIR OWN CLUB WITHIN IREVA.
- INDIVIDUAL COLLEGE PLAYERS CAN JOIN EXISTING IREVA CLUBS.
- HP PLAYERS MAY STILL HAVE ELIGIBILITY LEFT AFTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION DUE TO THE DIFFERENCE IN AGE GROUPS FOR HP VERSUS REGULAR USAV PLAY. DISCUSS THIS WITH SUE MEDLEY, IREVA’S HP HEAD COACH.
- Inter-scholastic: Congratulations if you are in this group. These players can participate in IREVA and other vb programs in their off-season as a team or individually. Be sure to discuss the rules of NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA/etc. with your Coach/Compliance Officer/Athletic Director in order to protect your eligibility.
- Other college players - These players can concurrently participate in IREVA and other vb programs as a team or individually:
- Club – NCVF: College club teams may affiliate with the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation [NCVF - http://www.ncvfvolleyball.org/Pages/default.aspx]. NCVF rules limit participation of players on inter-scholastic teams on these club teams. NCVF clubs organize and participate in tournaments within regional conferences. NCVF has a national tournament each year, supported by USAV. NCVF offers a discounted entry fee for teams who are USAV members. IREVA has established a subsidy program for the NCVF tournament for IREVA college club teams, similar to the subsidy program for adult teams participating in USAV nationals. College club teams may or may not be partially supported by student activities fees or other college resources.
- Club – non-NCVF: College club teams may or may not be partially funded by student activities fees or other college resources.
- External – college students playing outside of their college [Adult education programs, Ys, JCCs, churches, etc.] can also concurrently participate in IREVA and other vb programs as a team or individually.
ALL: don’t forget summer vb in its numerous permutations. IREVA is interested in supporting summer vb programs throughout the Region.
IF YOU ARE NO LONGER IN IREVA’S AREA, YOU CAN FIND YOUR LOCAL REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION [RVA] OF USAV ON THE USAV WEBSITE: http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Membership/Regions