|Arizona Region officials Milka Steiner (2nd from left) and Wade Colson (right) appear in a USA Volleyball commerical. Milka Steiner is a National Scorer and Wade Colson is a Junior National Referee.
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Arizona Region Beach HP Coaches Applications are now being accepted
The Arizona Region is accepting applications for their Beach HP Coaching positions for the 2016 & 2017 seasons. Interested coaches should send a resume` to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Ron Pelham at 520-661-4695 for more information. These positions involve travel in July to the Beach HP Championships. The application process will close on Dec 15th.
ASU Women's Volleyball discounted tickets for AZ Region Members
Arizona State Women's Volleyball is offering discounted tickets to all Arizona Region members. The discounted tickets are for the Nov 8 match against the Washington State Cougars and the Nov 22 match against the USC Trojans.
The tickets must be purchased through this portal promo.sundeviltickets.com Enter the promo code AZVB to purchase the discounted tickets. The promo code will go live on Oct 8th. The ticket price will be $3 online or $4 at the door if you show your USAV Membership card (this can be printed from your Webpoint login).
Take advantage of this great offer and support ASU Women's Volleyball.
Club Nights Are CANCELLED
It is with great sadness that we must inform you that Club Night has been cancelled at ASU and Grand Canyon University. We were just informed that somewhere some university did something wrong with their club night so the NCAA instituted a rule restricting them. We are not sure what the restrictions are at this point in time nor do we know if at some point these club nights can be reinstituted. However, ASU Compliance Department has recommended that we cancel our Club Night at this time. We do not want to get any schools in trouble with the NCAA. It is our goal to support our local colleges and university volleyball programs.
Club Night was a great way for new and searching club players to talk to many different clubs at the same time and help them determine where they might want to play. There was no collegiate recruiting going on. It was a club event.
We are sorry for the lateness of this notice, however we are just receiving the information ourselves.
If you still want to support ASU or Grand Canyon University on these nights, by all means attend their matches and support local volleyball. NAU, University of Arizona and all the Arizona Community Colleges would appreciate your support as well.
If you are looking for a club to play with in 2016 season, please research the websites of those clubs you are interested in and attend the Open House sessions they will be holding. For 12s - 14s the Open House periods can be held Nov 4th - 13th. Tryouts for this age group start on Nov 14th. For 15s - 18's the Open House periods can be held Nov 11th - 20th. Tryouts for this age group start on Nov 21st.
The Club Directory can be found Here
Good Luck on your search for a club for the 2016 season.
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 SafeSport.org
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.
||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 a 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 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.
To learn more about concussions check these websites:
A Free 20 minute concussion education course can be taken at https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037
Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation ImPACT Program - Baseline testinghttps://www.impacttest.com/audience/?parents-3