Arizona Region of USA Volleyball

In the News:

Michelle Malis & Harold Cranswick
Michelle Malis receiving her Outstanding Female Coach award from Commissioner Harold Cranswick at the General Assembly

Michelle Malis - Outstanding Female Coach from USA Volleyball Junior Assembly
Michelle Malis of Zona Volleyball Club was awarded the Outstanding Female Coach award at the Junior Assembly Awards Luncheon in Orlando, FL last May. She was given her plaque at the Arizona Region General Assembly on Sunday, Sept 18th. Read the full article in the Sept 2016 Covering the Court Newsletter. Congratulations Michelle for this oustanding award!

Reid Priddy is coming to Arizona - 4x Olympian and former Mtn Pointe HS player

Reid Priddy is coming to Arizona the weekend of Nov 11-13. He will be heading up a high school boys camp Nov 11 - 13. Registration is open to all boys of high school age - regardless of club. This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the game's best players. The camp will be held at Grand Canyon University. The cost is $350. Registration is through . Questions contact Troy Dueling at 623-262-0276 or Download Flyer > > >

Reid Priddy will also be offering a Coach's Clinic that can be used as an IMPACT Refresher. The clinic will be held on Sunday, Nov 13th from 12:30 - 2:30 at Grand Canyon Antelope Gym. The cost is $35 and is payable to the AZ Region. Registration is through the Region Office.

Club Nights are Back - Oct 21st @ Glendale CC and Oct 28th at Mesa CC

The Arizona Region will be hosting 2 Club Nights this month. Club Nights are an opportunity for prospective club players to come and meet many clubs in one location. The players can talk to the club representatives and find out information about their club. The ability to talk to many clubs at one time can definitely help narrow down the search for the club to tryout with this season.

Club Nights will be held on Oct 21st at Glendale Community College - 6000 W. Olive Ave in Glendale. Time will be from 5:30 pm - 7 pm. The location will be on the grassy area in front of the gymnasium. Club tables will be set up for you to visit. Once the time is up go on in and watch #1 in the country Glendale Community College play South Mountain Community College in an AZ Community College Athletic Conference matchup. The match starts at 7 pm. Juniors players can get in free. Parents are $5.

Mesa Community College changed the date and start time of the match. The match is now Friday, Oct 28th at 5:30 pm. We will start the Club Night at 4:30 and end at 6 pm. The location will be the grassy area in front of the gym. Mesa CC, #15 in the country, will be playing Pima College of Tucson inside. The match starts at 5:30 pm. Please plan to attend the match when you have visited the clubs you want to see. Club N

Following Club Nights the Arizona Region Open House Periods start. The Open House Periods are the times that the clubs can bring you in and evaluate you prior to tryouts. It is a way for you to visit several clubs and really narrow down where you want to tryout and play this season. The clubs may only offer 3 periods of no more than 2 hours each in each age division during the Open House period. They may also not require you to attend more than one of their sessions for your age. This is YOUR Time to find out where you want to tryout and play this season.

The 12s - 14s have Open House Periods from Nov 2nd - 11th. Tryouts are then held on Nov 12th.

The 15s - 18s have Open House Periods from Nov 10th - 18th. Tryouts are then held on Nov 19th.

Club Tryout Listing > > >

Do your homework prior to tryouts.

Arizona Region SafeSport Program

The Arizona Region in conjunction with the US Olympic Committee and USA Volleyball have launched their SafeSport Programs for the 2015 season. The USOC has mandated that all National Governing Bodies (NGBs) of Sport launch a SafeSport Program with the goal to stop abuse in sport. There are 6 components of the SafeSport Program - Bullying, Hazing, Harrassment, Sexual Misconduct, Emotional Misconduct and Physical Misconduct. The Arizona Region first start is to define these 6 compenents as defined in the SafeSport Program. There is a form (Page 3 of the document) that is to be signed by the parent after discussing the 6 components of SafeSport with their child that is applying for membership in the Arizona Region. This form is now a requirement for membership along with the Concussion Acknowledgement Form and a birth certificate on file.

Other related components of the SafeSport Program are new policies regarding Social Media Communication between coach/player/club and Travel policies intended to reduce the opportunity for misconduct while travling. If the club does not tell you about these new policies - ASK THEM.

Everyone is encouraged to take the SafeSport Training. The SafeSport course is free and is approximately 90 minutes online. The course can be linked from either the USA Volleyball SafeSport Page or USOC .

NOTE: For an official or coach /other person associated with a Junior Club to complete this requirement the full 90 minute SafeSport course must be taken. The Parent Course or the Refresher Course do not count towards this requirement. Until the 90 minute full course is taken an official or coach / other person associated with a Junior Club cannot be put on a roster or is not elilgible to work.

Arizona Region SafeSport Document and Participant Form - Please help us with record retention and making sure both the Concussion Acknowledgement Form and the SafeSport form have been received by printing the Concussion Form and the SafeSport Participant Form (Page 3 of the document) back to back on the same piece of paper. Make sure to sign both forms before submitting them to the club. THANK YOU for your help with this.

CDC Heads Up Concussion Heads Up Concussion Education Is Here

With the backing of the National Football League many states have enacted a "Concussion Law" aimed at educating the schools, coaches, players and parents to what concussions really are - A BRAIN INJURY. Senate Bill 1520 was signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer. In effect what this law does is require that all student athletes and youth sports associations that use school facilities inform coaches, parents and players as to the signs and symptoms of concussion and what to do if you think you might have one.

Since the Arizona Region uses school facilities as host sites for our volleyball tournaments we now have an annual requirement that each parent, player and coach be educated about concussions. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has put together Fact Sheets for Coaches, Players and Parents. We require a form from each player and their parent or legal guardian that acknowledges that they have read the form and respective Fact Sheets and understand what a concussion is. This form (which requires signatures of both the player and parent) will be turned into club who will turn it over to the Region office to be kept on file until the players are the age of majority plus 2 years - which is 20 years of age. The coaches will be educated on the signs and symptoms of concussion in their IMPACT training as well as receive a copy of the Coaches Fact Sheet for their education. Anyone participating in high school sports has already had to view the 20 minute NFHS concussion education clinic online, however, we still need the signed form for our records.

Please print off the Fact Sheets and the Acknowledgement Form below, read the appropriate Fact Sheets, sign the form and turn into your club with the other club related paperwork following tryouts.

If you have any questions about this form or procedures, please contact the Region office.

Parent Fact Sheet Player Fact Sheet Ages 11 - 13 Player Fact Sheet Ages 14 - 18
2017 Concussion Form 7.16 Coaches Fact Sheet  

To learn more about concussions check these websites:

A Free 20 minute concussion education course can be taken at

Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation ImPACT Program - Baseline testing