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Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Prepare for NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach in Alabama are preparing to host the NCAA Beach Volleyball National Championship for the eighth time this season with 16 teams heading to the Gulf Coast from May 3–5, 2024. The region’s ties to beach volleyball started in 2012 when the American Volleyball Coaches Association brought its women’s sand volleyball […]

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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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Aerial view of Paris with Eiffel tower and Seine river

Countdown to Paris: Storylines for the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics

Paris’ place in the world has been romanticized through generations of travelers, journalists and novelists. Paris is always a good idea, goes the saying, and this summer that is the case for sports. While one visiting Paris in the summer typically takes time to enjoy the food, the sights and the landmarks, this summer will […]

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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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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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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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From left, Wade Garard, CEO of First Point Volleyball, Northern Kentucky President Dr. Cady Short-Thompson, Northern Kentucky Athletic Director Christina Roybal and USA Volleyball President and CEO Jamie Davis.

USA Volleyball Helps Support Two New NCAA Men’s Programs

USA Volleyball, in collaboration with the First Point Volleyball Foundation, will provide $150,000 to help support two new men’s NCAA Division 1 programs at Northern Kentucky University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. “We are proud to again partner with the First Point Volleyball Foundation to support the growth of collegiate men’s volleyball,” said […]

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2025 USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship Heads to Kansas City

USA Volleyball has selected Kansas City, Missouri, to host the 2025 Girls Junior National Championship for the 11-13 age divisions. USA Volleyball announced earlier this year it is splitting the Girls Junior National Championship beginning in 2023 and having one tournament for the 11-13 age divisions and one for 14-17. Kansas City has previously hosted […]

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The 2022 SportsTravel Award winners are recognized by Jason Gewirtz, left, vice president of the Sports Division of Northstar Travel Group, which publishes SportsTravel magazine and organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo. With Gewirtz from left is Ryan Allen Hall, senior director of public events and partnerships for the College Football Playoff; USA Volleyball Chief Executive Officer Jamie Davis; Run4Roses Executive Director Tucker Neale; Vice President of Spokane Sports Ashley Blake and Spokane Sports Director of Events and Community Cherie Gwinn; World Athletics Council Member Willie Banks; and Denny Edwards, president and chief executive officer of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. Photo by Jared Wickerham

2022 SportsTravel Award Winners Announced

SportsTravel Magazine announced the winners of the 2022 SportsTravel Awards during the TEAMS ’22 Conference & Expo in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, honoring the best events, venue and host city in the sports-event industry. TEAMS: Travel, Events And Management in Sports, is the world’s largest gathering of event organizers and travel planners from the sports industry. […]

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Columbus to Host 2024 USA Volleyball Open National Championship

USA Volleyball has selected Columbus, Ohio, to host the 2024 Open National Championship from May 24–29 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The USA Volleyball Open National Championship, the longest-running volleyball tournament in the country, gives adult volleyball teams at every level a chance to compete against teams from around the country. Men’s and women’s […]

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