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APTOPIX Tokyo Olympics Volleyball
Players from the United States react after defeating Brazil to win the gold medal in women's volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. USA Volleyball won gold medals at the Games in indoor volleyball, beach volleyball and para volleyball. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Volleyball’s Popularity Continues to Rise

The growing momentum around women’s sports as a whole is exemplified within volleyball. Who can forget the scene in September, when 92,003 people packed Memorial Stadium to watch Nebraska volleyball sweep in-state rival Omaha? Or the gigantic numbers of those waiting outside Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay ahead of the NCAA championship between the Cornhuskers […]

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Jamie Davis
USA Volleyball Chief Executive Officer Jamie Davis accepts the SportsTravel Award after the 2022 USA Volleyball Salt Lake Showdown in Salt Lake City, Utah, was named Best New Event at TEAMS '22 in in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

Jamie Davis to Leave USA Volleyball at End of Year

USA Volleyball President and Chief Executive Officer Jamie Davis will not renew his contract with the national governing body when it expires at the end of the year, culminating an eight-year run after being hired in 2017 as the first outside leader of the organization. Davis will continue to oversee the organization through the 2024 […]

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Women’s Pro Volleyball
Atlanta Vibe, front, plays against Omaha Supernovas during a Pro Volleyball Federation game Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)

Omaha to Host Inaugural Pro Volleyball Federation Championship

The inaugural Pro Volleyball Federation championship game will be May 18 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, where the hometown Supernovas have the top three attendance records this season. Omaha will also host the semifinals on May 15. Players from the winning team will be awarded a $1 million dollar bonus. “No one […]

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Philippines Volleyball World Championship

Philippines to Host 2025 Volleyball Men’s World Championship

The Philippines wll host the 2025 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship from September 12–28 with its largest field ever of 32 teams from around the world competing. The International Volleyball Federation and Volleyball World made the announcement on Wednesday. The 2025 event will begin the cycle of having the championships on a biennual basis instead […]

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VNL

Volleyball Nations League to Expand to 18 Teams in 2025

The Volleyball Nations League will expand to 18 national teams starting in 2025, alongside format changes aimed at elevating the experience for athletes, fans and stakeholders. The revised Nations League structure involves dividing 18 teams into three groups of six for each of the three competition weeks. In this new format of the women’s and […]

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Pro Volleyball USA Volleyball

USA Volleyball, Pro Volleyball Federation Announce Alliance

The Pro Volleyball Federation, which is one of two professional volleyball leagues that plan to launch in the coming months, will have a partnership with USA Volleyball to promote the sport at its highest level. The partnership reinforces the PVF’s commitment to work with USA Volleyball clubs, athletes and regions while USA Volleyball supports Pro […]

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2024 Beach Volleyball

Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Announces 2024 Schedule

The Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour has announced its 2024 schedule for Elite16 and Challenge events as a blend of previous hosts and new venues is highlighted by three North American events. The 2024 season will be the third for the organization, which also hosts indoor events including a stop in Arlington, Texas, in the […]

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USA Volleyball Partners with League One Volleyball

USA Volleyball has announced a partnership with League One Volleyball to support the expansion professional league scheduled to launch in November 2024, shortly after the conclusion of the Olympic Summer Games in Paris. LOVB also revealed Austin, Texas, as the sixth team that will take part in the league’s inaugural 2024–2025 season. Austin joins Madison, […]

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VNL 2024

Arlington to Host Volleyball Nations League Women’s Event in 2024

Arlington, Texas, will host women’s competition as part of the 2024 Volleyball Nations League 2024 schedule, which will include nine countries and four continents during a six-week period between May and June in a Preliminary Phase. The Nations League events will play a major role in determining the last national teams that will qualify for […]

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John Hunt Park

Huntsville to Host 2024 NJCAA Beach Volleyball Championship

The National Junior College Athletic Association has named the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Huntsville Sports Commission as its host for the 2024 NJCAA Beach Volleyball Championship. The 12-team championship will be played at John Hunt Park in Huntsville, Alabama, from May 2–4, 2024. “We are excited to host the NJCAA Beach […]

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