The JVA is proud to announce the five beach clubs named 2018 JVA Sponsor Clubs. In it’s third consecutive year of the JVA Sponsorship Program, these five beach clubs join the 59 indoor clubs to set a new record for JVA Sponsor Clubs. As a member driven and member centered organization, the JVA is giving $200,000 back to the JVA Sponsor Clubs this season.
“We are excited to announce our JVA Beach Sponsor Clubs for the 2017-2018 season” shares JVA Director of Member Development Lisa Wielebnicki. “This is the first year we have separated the indoor and beach clubs for the sponsorship, as beach truly has its own identity. The growth of beach volleyball throughout the last few years is exemplified as more JVA member clubs have added beach programs. In 2013 only 25.23% of clubs offered beach according to the JVA Club Programs Survey. The 2017 survey found that percentage grew up to 42.7%! The JVA is thrilled to give back to these clubs and offer continued support with aligned missions to grow the game.”
From it’s inception in 2006, the JVA has been a member driven association focused on the prosperity of its members, along with the goal of unifying clubs. These guiding principles, as well as junior volleyball specific education and resources, have led to a steady growth in membership from nearly 900 clubs in 2016 to nearly 1100 in 2017. The growth sparked a record number of applicants for the JVA Sponsorship Program this year.
The five JVA Beach Sponsor Clubs will receive monetary support from the JVA as a reward for promoting the JVA brand, supporting the JVA mission, and growing JVA at the regional and national level. The goal of unifying it’s member clubs, and all clubs for that matter, along with the concept that JVA is an organization that serves all clubs, has influenced the JVA’s motto for this season “All JVA United” and #BeJVAUnited.
The clubs listed below applied for the beach club sponsor program, and were selected based on their ability to meet sponsor level criteria, their length of membership and support of JVA, and their past contributions to JVA educational resources. Among the participants under the JVA Sponsorship Program, there are over over 900 junior beach players in addition to 1,860 indoor junior volleyball teams, all of whom will be sporting the JVA logo on their uniforms this season.
GOLD LEVEL CLUBS:
692 Beach (TX) – Founded in 2005 in Dallas, TX. 692 quickly became the most successful beach volleyball program in the country with nearly 300 players. Dozens of players are invited to the olympic training center each year to train with the usa beach national team. Their teams have won 9 national championships so far.
692 West, CA – Founded in 2008 in San Diego, CA. It is the largest club with 400 players, joins 692 Beach’s success.
Tamarack, CA – Founded in 2013 in Carlsbad, CA. With 100 beach players, Tamarack’s goal is to train elite level beach volleyball players to love the sport and play it right. With one coach per eight athletes, focused practices, core skill development, sports-psychology sessions and a lot of care, Tamarack give athletes the tools to become great beach volleyball players.
SILVER LEVEL CLUBS:
Los Angeles Beach Volleyball Club, CA – Founded in 2014, and currently has 100 athletes, Los Angeles Beach Volleyball Club provides collegiate caliber technical skills training and tactical instruction for young female athletes in a positive learning environment that fosters personal growth, development and a passion for the game of beach volleyball.
The McCarthy Project Beach Volleyball Club, MN – Founded in 2016 with 30 players currently. The McCarthy Project’s mission is to provide an environment where athletes love the game enough to do it for fun, as well as, for them to accomplish their goals by becoming the most creative, individualistic, self-reliant player who can also play within a system.