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USA Volleyball (USAV) is a non-profit organization which is recognized as the national governing body of volleyball in the United States by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).[1] It is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and was founded by the YMCA of the USA. The organization is responsible for selecting and supporting US national teams that compete in FIVB-sanctioned international volleyball and beach volleyball competitions such as the Olympic Summer Games. USA Volleyball is also charged with fostering the development of the sport of volleyball within the United States through involvement with its forty Regional Volleyball Associations (RVAs).[2]

PublicationsEdit

Volleyball USA is the official magazine of USA Volleyball. Published four times a year, the magazine provides information regarding the national teams, youth programs, beach volleyball, and regional activities.

The USA Volleyball Domestic Competition Regulations (DCR), formerly published annually, is now published on a two-year cycle as of the 2009 season. The DCR is based on FIVB rules for both indoor and beach volleyball, while incorporating modifications for domestic play in the United States. Other sections of the DCR include refereeing techniques, scorekeeping instructions, and tournament guidelines.

Olympic resultsEdit

Indoor volleyball
Year U.S. Women's Indoor Finishes U.S. Men's Indoor Finishes
1964 5th 9th
1968 8th 7th
1972 did not qualify did not qualify
1976 did not qualify did not qualify
1980 did not compete (Olympic boycott) did not compete (Olympic boycott)
1984   Silver   Gold
1988 7th   Gold
1992   Bronze   Bronze
1996 7th 9th
2000 4th 11th
2004 5th 4th
2008   Silver   Gold
2012   Silver 5th
2016   Bronze   Bronze
Beach volleyball
Year U.S. Women's Beach Finishes U.S. Men's Beach Finishes
1996 did not medal

  Gold (Karch Kiraly and Kent Steffes)
  Silver (Mike Dodd and Mike Whitmarsh)

2000 did not medal   Gold (Dain Blanton and Eric Fonoimoana)
2004   Gold (Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh) did not medal
2008   Gold (Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh)   Gold (Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers)
2012

  Gold (Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh)
  Silver (April Ross and Jennifer Kessy)

did not medal
2016

  Bronze (April Ross and Kerri Walsh-Jennings)

did not medal

FIVB World Championship resultsEdit

FIVB Women's and Men's World Championships
Year U.S. Women's Indoor Finishes U.S. Men's Indoor Finishes
1949 not held did not compete
1952 did not compete did not compete
1956 9th 6th
1960 6th 7th
1962 did not compete did not compete
1966   Silver (1967) 11th
1970 11th 18th
1974 12th 14th
1978 5th 19th
1982   Bronze 13th
1986 10th   Gold
1990   Bronze 13th
1994 6th   Bronze
1998 16th 9th
2002   Silver 9th
2006 9th 10th
2010 4th 6th
2014   Gold 7th
2018 5th Bronze
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships
Year U.S. Women's Beach Finishes U.S. Men's Beach Finishes
1997   Silver (Lisa Arce and Holly McPeak)

  Silver (Canyon Ceman and Mike Whitmarsh)
  Bronze (Dain Blanton and Kent Steffes)

1999

  Silver (Annett Davis and Jenny Johnson Jordan)
  Bronze (Liz Masakayan and Elaine Youngs)

did not medal
2001 did not medal did not medal
2003   Gold (Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh)   Silver (Dax Holdren and Stein Metzger)
2005

  Gold (Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh)

did not medal
2007

  Gold (Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh)

  Gold (Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers)
2009

  Gold (Jennifer Kessy and April Ross)

  Bronze (Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers)
2011

  Silver (Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh)

did not medal
2013 did not medal did not medal
2015 did not medal did not medal
2017   Silver (Lauren Fendrick and April Ross) did not medal

USA Volleyball regionsEdit

There are forty regions of organized competition for adults and juniors in the United States. These regions are grouped into four zones and eight sections. Each region has its own bylaws but are required to follow the national standards and practices.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Us". Team USA. Retrieved 2019-01-11.
  2. ^ "USA Volleyball Regions/How to join". Team USA. Retrieved 2019-01-11.

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