JVA Challenge Series Requirements

Uniting the Nation's Elite Volleyball Events

Event Requirements:

  • Event Host must require, verify and enforce that all rostered adults must have JVA or USAV Background Screening and have completed the JVA Abuse Prevention Program or USAV Safe Sport Program

  • If using JVA insurance, Event Host must collect the Coaches Sign-In Form that assures you that the coach has collected a JVA Waiver Form and the JVA Medical Release Form or the USAV Medical Release Form

  •  If using JVA insurance, a JVA Incident Report Form must be filled out and signed for all injuries.  A copy of the JVA Waiver Form and Medical Release form must be collected or copied for any significant injury that will require medical follow-up

  • Minimum 120 teams

  • Minimum 2-day event

  • 5-match guarantee for the weekend; minimum of 2 matches on Day 2

  • Match play competition

  • Event Staff must inform teams if there is any change to the age division in which they entered

  • R1 for all matches; R1 & R2 for Gold Division semi-finals and finals

  • USAV Rules for Domestic Competition with the following variations:
    • Age waivered players are allowed as long as they are not a year older than their peers
    • Libero is allowed to serve in one (1) rotation
    • Step-in allowed on service for 10's and 11's divisions

  • Use of JVA scoresheets

  • Use AES (Advanced Event Systems) for results management (no exceptions)

  • No "Stay to Play" policies

  • Prominent display of JVA banner(s)

  • Share post-event survey provided by JVA, results will be sent to Tournament Director
  • Challenge Series events must be open to teams of all affiliations

JVA will allocate Challenge status to tournaments based on location and dates. Our goal is to offer a network of quality events while not competing with current members' events. We will use the tournament schedule posted on the JVA web page as a guideline for member events.

For questions about the JVA Challenge Series requirements email JVA Director of Events Steve Bailey

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