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ANNUAL REPORT


A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO 2017 was a monumental year for USA Volleyball both on and off the court. Arriving as a newcomer to the sport and the organization in January 2017, I knew that we had a lot of potential. Now with a year under my belt, I can say that the potential is much greater than I ever anticipated and that our achievements in 2017 were vast. On the court, Team USA excelled in all disciplines. Indoor Our men’s and women’s teams, both ranked No. 2 in the world, qualified for the finals in the FIVB World League and FIVB World Grand Prix, respectively. The women went on to capture the bronze at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup. Beach Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena won gold at the FIVB World Tour Finals in Hamburg, Germany, and Phil was named Most Outstanding Player, Best Blocker and Best Offensive Player on the FIVB Tour. On the women’s side, April Ross and Lauren Fendrick won silver at the FIVB World Championships in Vienna, Austria, with April earning FIVB Best Server honors. Sara Hughes was named FIVB Rookie of the Year.

Sitting Our men’s and women’s teams both qualified for the 2018 World ParaVolley World Championships by placing first and second, respectively, at the Pan American Zone Championships in Montreal. The women retained their No. 1 world ranking. Off the court, USA Volleyball’s achievements were equally impressive. We significantly strengthened our relationships with NORCECA and the FIVB. We were honored to host FIVB President Ary Graca and NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz at a historic meeting with the USA Volleyball board of directors. Our membership grew to 365,448 – an all-time high for USAV. We restructured our organization by function, removing silos and increasing our operational efficiency. USA Volleyball made huge strides towards brand affinity in 2017.  We developed our Path to the

Podium initiative clearly defining USAV’s unique marketplace position, which emphasized the aspirational benefits of our membership.

 We increased our traditional media

exposure on new platforms for USAV including: CNBC Squawk Box, Sports Business Journal, Fox Business News and The Players’ Tribune.

 And finally, we launched

USAVolleyballShop.com – a stateof-the-art store with a vast array of volleyball products for men and women of all ages.

On the sponsorship side, USA Volleyball entered into a new, historic agreement with adidas, the largest sponsorship deal in the history of the organization. We also added new sponsors: Lucky Dog Nation, Next College Student Athlete and Active Ankle and extended our partnerships with MuscleAidTape, Sport Court, Vert and VolleyMetrics. I want to thank the staff at USA Volleyball for their tireless work and congratulate them on their achievements and the USA Volleyball Board of Directors for their support and guidance. I believe that the future ahead is even brighter and that together we can insure that volleyball’s best days lie ahead.

 We introduced the USA Volleyball

member club logo program affording our grassroots players across the country to proudly display their USAV membership association on their sleeves.

JAMIE DAVIS Chief Executive Officer USA Volleyball


IR AM FR ESSA OM GE OU RC HA USA Volleyball experienced some major changes in 2017. We welcomed a CEO whose vision for the corporation includes a focus on finding new revenue streams, developing the foundation for more USAV-hosted events including a new professional indoor league, an emphasis on diversity & inclusion, and a commitment to reorganization to achieve new methods of efficiency. We renewed our commitment to excellence by redefining and strengthening our relationship with key partners including the FIVB, NORCECA and World ParaVolley. We re-engaged with our partners and sponsors, like Molten USA and adidas, whose fresh vision for marketing and e-commerce have pushed us into new areas of business and increased our commercial presence. And, the Board set its sights on a future succession plan, with a commitment to reorganization of our governance structure to better serve the beach, indoor and sitting volleyball community.

The U.S. National Teams experienced many changes in 2017. We saw major partner changes to our beach national teams, and the emergence of exciting new pairings eager to start Olympic qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games and beyond. Our indoor teams said farewell to many key veterans and Olympians, as we also welcomed new faces ready to take the handoff for Team USA. And we developed an inclusive mindset about Paralympic sports, opening new doors through the regions who adopted sitting volleyball after watching our women’s team win the gold medal in Rio. We hope to see the same enthusiasm for the emergence of beach standing volleyball, a new and exciting discipline. One thing that remains the same is USA Volleyball’s strong and persistent commitment to the protection of its members through our partnership with the U.S. Center for SafeSport. A great deal of credit goes to the 40 regional volleyball associations of USA

Volleyball, who face the challenge of protecting members every day and remained committed to this endeavor long before SafeSport was enacted by law. The USA Volleyball regional volleyball associations are the lifeline to those who play, those forging the “Path to the Podium.” Standing firmly beside the regions and the staff, are those who provide countless hours of volunteerism to the many areas of governance within USA Volleyball. On behalf of the USA Volleyball Board of Directors, we thank you all for your continued work and dedication to the national governing body of beach, indoor and sitting volleyball.

LORI OKIMURA Chair, Board of Directors USA Volleyball


U.S. SITTING NATIONAL TEAMS The U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Sitting Teams qualified for the 2018 ParaVolley World Championships in 2017. The women won the gold medal at the PAVA Zone Championship in Montreal, by beating Brazil, the No. 3 ranked team in the world, in the finals. Lexi Shifflett was named Best Setter, Kari Miller earned Best Libero and Monique Burkland brought home Best Server and MVP honors. (The U.S. women, No. 1 in the world, had already qualified for the World Championships due to their goldmedal finish at the 2016 Paralympic Games.) The men placed second after playing Brazil, the No. 2 ranked team in the world, in the finals. James Stuck was named Best Blocker. The men ended the year ranked eighth in the world.  The Women’s National Team

competed in the first-ever Super 8 tournament for prize money in China, finishing second, playing Russia in the championship match. Monique Burkland was voted Best Server and Heather Erickson was named Best Attacker and MVP.

 The WSNT played friendly matches

 The A2 program conducted

 And the women celebrated their

 Received a new grant award of

at the Crossroads Junior Qualifier against Canada and won all five matches.

Rio gold medal and promoted sitting volleyball by playing a demonstration set at the NCAA Volleyball Championship between semifinals matches.

six training camps and three competitions with 34 athletes and nine coaches participating. $70,000 from the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Adaptive Sports Program. It covers sub award grants to RVAs Sitting A2 programing.

 The first 2-on-2 Narrow Court Cash

Tournament was held in Tulsa. The top six teams received prize money with the top team receiving $2000.

 The Sitting Division of the Opens

Championships had 10 teams.

 A Girls’ Sitting Youth Team played in

Brazil participating in the ParaPan American Youth Games 3-on-3 competition. The team finished second to Brazil. Katie Holloway

Photo: Snider


U.S. SITTING NATIONAL TEAMS

Monique Burkland Female Sitting Player of the Year

James Stuck Male Sitting Player of the Year

Photos: Snider


U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM The U.S. Women’s National Team finished 2017 with an 18-8 record, culminating with bronze at the seasonending FIVB World Grand Champions Cup. The team ended the year ranked second in the world. Many Team USA veterans took some well-deserved time off early in 2017 to rest and recover from the Olympic effort. As a result, 18 players in either their first or second year with the U.S. Women had the opportunity to step up on the international level. The youthful Americans blitzed through the Pan American Cup with a 7-0 record to obtain the gold. Micha Hancock was awarded the Most Valuable Player, Best Setter and Best Server honors. Teammate Liz McMahon was named the Best Opposite. The U.S. Women continued the youth brigade during the annual FIVB World Grand Prix. The Americans finished 6-3 in preliminary round, including wins over top-10 ranked China, Russia and Italy. The U.S. finished fifth in World Grand Prix Finals Round. Team USA’s roster got a boost in August as four Olympians -- Rachael Adams, Kim Hill, Jordan Larson and Carli Lloyd -- returned to the court. The U.S. Women hosted long-time rival Brazil in two USA Volleyball Cup

matches held Aug. 27 and Aug. 29 in Anaheim. The Americans won the first meeting 3-0, while the Brazilians captured the second match 3-1. The U.S. ended the season with a 3-2 record at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup resulting in the bronze medal. Lloyd was the only 2016 U.S. Olympian to compete in both the FIVB World Grand Prix and the World Grand Champions Cup. For her efforts she was named USA Volleyball’s Female Indoor Player of the Year. Michelle BartschHackley was tabbed the Female Indoor Most Improved Player. “Through our 2017 summer competitions, lineups, opponents and countries changed, but one thing stayed constant: Carli Lloyd,” said head coach Karch Kiraly. “She led a new group through real adversity to a series of tough wins during World Grand Prix, battling the world’s best. She faced even greater adversity with an injury in World Grand Carli Lloyd Female Indoor Player of the Year Photo: Matt Brown

Champions Cup, yet from start to finish, Carli maintained a relentless devotion to making people around her better and helped USA to a strong start in the new Olympic quad.”


U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM

Rachael Adams Kim Hill Kelly Murphy

Photos: Matt Brown


U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM The U.S. Men’s National Team finished 2017 as the second-ranked team in the world by the FIVB and qualified for the 2018 FIVB World Championship. The team finished fourth at both the FIVB World League and the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup. At the World League, the U.S. Men played without a lot of superstars, like Matt Anderson, Max Holt, and Aaron Russell. Plus, Olympians Reid Priddy, captain David Lee and Murphy Troy had all retired. They lost the first three pool play matches. Despite the 0-3 start, the team battled back and put together an impressive run of wins over Italy, Russia, Iran and Poland. Coming down to the last match on the last day, the U.S. qualified for the Final Round for the fourth straight year. The U.S. eventually fell to Canada in the bronzemedal match to finish in fourth. The team finished the season by winning the NORCECA Championship for the first time since 2013 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Setter and team captain Micah Christenson was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Outside hitter Aaron Russell was named one of the Best Spikers.

Leadership Training On July 17- 20, approximately 25 athletes and staff spent three days in the mountains and wilderness training with retired Navy Seal Pete Naschak of Performance Activation. Naschak conducted specialized performance initiatives for the team with a focus on top-tier organizational development and leadership skills. The players kept journals to document their introspection as well as action plans.

“With some of the other veterans taking some time off, we had a really young group of guys for the majority of the summer, but we learned a lot and grew through the challenges we faced, and we never stopped playing hard.”

Player of the Year After roughly seven seasons being known as a strong player off the bench, David Smith made 2017 his breakout year, thrust into the limelight as one of the team’s starting middles. Smith led the team in blocks with 40 (.53 per set). His hitting efficiency for the season was .548. He also served as team captain during the FIVB Grand Champions Cup.

David Smith Male Indoor Player of the Year

“The biggest highlight for the team was that we were in the fight for a medal up until the last match of every tournament we played in this summer,” Smith said.

Photos: Matt Brown


U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM

Matt Anderson

Photo: Matt Brown


P h P hil D a lh la y e r o f au s s er t he Yea r eac le B Ma

U.S. BEACH NATIONAL TEAMS Nick Lucena and Phil Dalhausser won the 2017 FIVB World Tour Finals in Hamburg, Germany, defeating the reigning FIVB World Champions from Brazil in the gold-medal match.

Phil

FIVB

 Most Outstanding

At season’s end, FIVB named Dalhausser the Most Outstanding men’s player on the World Tour. He also earned Best Blocker and Best Offensive player. With the three 2017 honors, Dalhausser has now accumulated 30 postseason awards. He is the most decorated player in history. His 80.9 match winning percentage (539-127) ranks first alltime among all male players in the 31-season history of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.

 Best Blocker (2006, 2007, 2008,

April Ross and Lauren Fendrick won the silver at the FIVB World Championships in Vienna, Austria, and April was voted the FIVB’s Best Server for the fifth-time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017).

(2010, 2013, 2014 and 2017)

 Best Setter (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012,

2014, 2015 and 2016)

2010, 2012, 2014 and 2017)

 Best Offensive player

(2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2017)

 Best Hitter

(2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010)

The USA finished 2017 with the following top 10 rankings on the FIVB World Tour: Entry Team Ranking

 Best Server (2014)

 Nick Lucena, Phil Dalhausser – 2nd

 Most Improved (2006)

 Brooke Sweat, Summer Ross – 7th

 Sportsman of the Year (2008)

 Lauren Fendrick, April Ross – 8th  John Hyden, Ryan Doherty – 10th

In FIVB World Tour 3-5 Star events, the U.S. women won one silver and one bronze, while the U.S. men finished with two golds, one silver and one bronze. Dalhausser and Lucena won the most events with three in Moscow, Gstaad and Hamburg. They had the most earnings ($202,000), match wins (35) and best winning percentage (87.5). Sara Hughes earned the FIVB Rookie of the Year honor, and John Hyden was named Most Inspirational. Lauren Fendrick and April Ross earned the silver medal at the FIVB Beach World Championships Photos: FIVB


U.S. BEACH NATIONAL TEAMS NORCECA The U.S. finished the 2017 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour ranked No. 1 in the men and No 2. in the women. In five events the U.S. women won one gold, two silver and two bronze medals, while the men finished with one gold, two silver and two bronze medals.

April Ross Female Beach Player of the Year

Photos: FIVB


INDOOR HIGH PERFORMANCE Joining Forces In 2017, the High Performance department was restructured merging the three disciplines: Beach, Indoor, and Sitting. Indoor HP focused on a major internal overhaul to have a consistent boys’ and girls’ operational model. The restructure allowed all HP staff to collaborate on program offerings and share best practices. Now HP coaches and athletes can get involved all three disciplines. Path to the Podium For many, the Path to the Podium starts with an HP Tryout. In 2017, Indoor HP conducted 47 tryouts across 24 regions and 20 States. Evaluating over 5,000 athletes for placement in 33-tiered summer programs. Collegiate National Teams The 2017 U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team involved three programs and 60 athletes. The top 12 athletes played exhibition matches against national and club teams in Thailand. The second group of 12 competed and won the European Global Challenge in Croatia. A third group of 36 trained and competed in Minneapolis in conjunction with the USAV Girls’ Junior National Championships. Players were chosen based on their performance at the WNT Open Tryout in March.

High Performance Championships The 2017 High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale saw a record 129 teams competing in eight divisions. There were 75 teams from 21 Regions, 28 USAV HP Teams, 20 international club teams, and six National Teams from four countries. New sponsor, adidas, used the event to launch the partnership with its campaign, ‘adidas Unleashed,’ which featured a kickoff, black-lit player party, a player lounge with everything from new adidas products, karaoke, and a hair salon, plus, custom artwork on championship courts.

and 700 boys, a new record for boys’ participation. There were 37 National Training Programs in 14 cities. Coaches’ Clinic HP conducted the final High Performance Coaches’ Clinic in 2017. After evaluating the clinic, HP is pursuing other pipeline coach development opportunities for 2018 and beyond. Coach Development

Indoor HP conducted a closed HP Pipeline coaches meeting at the AVCA conference to create a more in-depth explanation of HP programming changes, how the meshing of Beach HP and Indoor HP has progressed, tryout changes, coaching opportunities, and National Training an informative discussion about our Programs athlete development. HP continued Over 2,000 athletes participated the successful Mentor Coach Program in an Indoor HP National Training at High Performance Championships Program in 2017, including 1,400 girls for both boys’ A1 and girls’ A1 programs. The mentor Youth, Junior National Team Finishes coach is an on-site resource providing insightful real-time  Men’s Junior | 14th | FIVB U21 World Championships | June 23-July 2 | Czech Republic feedback to make significant  Women’s Junior | 7th | FIVB U20 World Championships| July 14-23 | Mexico gains in coach development.  Boys’ Youth | 15th | FIVB U19 World Championships | Aug. 18-27 | Bahrain  Girls’ Youth | 8th | FIVB U18 World Championships | Aug. 18-27 | Argentina Photos: FIVB & NORCECA


INDOOR HIGH PERFORMANCE

HP

BY THE NUMBERS

47 TRYOUTS

5,770

452

ATHLETES

35

COACHES

INDOOR PROGRAMS

CITES

37 TRAINING PROGRAMS

1,392

14

22

15

ATHLETES

HOST CITIES

GIRLS

BOYS

HIGH PERFORMANCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

21

REGIONS

74

888

REGION TEAMS

REGION ATHLETES PARTICIPATING

21

INTERNATIONAL TEAMS

CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, BERMUDA FOREIGN NATIONAL TEAMS PARTICIPATING 

151,606 MILES

TRAVELED BY HP STAFF

6 TONS OF GEAR SHIPPED TO HP EVENTS

Photo: FIVB


BEACH HIGH PERFORMANCE Beach High Performance introduced many new initiatives in 2017 aimed at evaluating and identifying talent, providing quality training and preparing juniors and collegiate athletes and coaches to transition to the international stage.

Path To The Podium

Collegiate Pipeline

Kathryn Plummer (Stanford) and Mima Mirkovic (California-Berkley) won the bronze at the FIVB U21 World Championships in Nanjing, China, representing USAV as the Junior Beach National Team.

This program was redesigned in 2017 to include more training opportunities, ability to work with multiple coaches, and flexibility to accommodate summer work or academic responsibilities. The goal is to prepare athletes with possible Olympic potential for the transition to the senior program.

Two pairs from the Collegiate Beach National Team earned medals at the Dapeng International Invitational in Shenzhen, China. Nicolette Martin and Terese Cannon (Southern Cal) won gold and Brittany Howard and Corinne Quiggle (Pepperdine) won silver.

 Evaluation and Talent Identification

Feedback

◦ A1 Training Blocks – Three 20hour training blocks were designed to prepare athletes (36 women, 17 men) to succeed in domestic professional events over the months of May, June, and July.

 Competitions

◦ Collegiate Beach Championships – First-ever pairs championship for NCAA women’s teams and men’s university pairs, part of the Team USA Summer Champions Series. ◦ Collegiate Beach Open – First-ever domestic international competition for the collegiate program, included athletes from Brazil and Canada prepping for the U21 World Championships.

Beach HP seeks feedback after each event. Here is a sampling from 2017 surveys.

Question

Answer

I would recommend this event to a friend. Overall rating of this event is … The level of coaching at the event was …

Extremely likely, 74 percent Excellent, 47 percent Very high standards and consistent, 61 percent The best process so far, clear, fair and transparent on who is selected, 70 percent

National Team selection process was …

Increase from 2016 16% 21% 15% 15%

Photos: Sally Ullman & Matt Brown


BEACH HIGH PERFORMANCE Junior Pipeline

 Training Programs

 Competitions

This program prepares elite athletes for the transition to the collegiate women’s beach game. In 2017, the program grew 34 percent with significant protected opportunities for athletes across the country as part of the A2 zonal programming, especially in the more northern areas, resulting in a 37 percent region participation growth.

◦ A1 – In Southern California, a 10-day training block. ● 78 participants from 11 states (40 girls, 38 boys)

 Evaluation and Talent Identification

◦ A3 – In Southern California, a two-day training camp. ● 49 girls from eight states

◦ Six Skills Assessment Camps – New for 2017, more training hours, an increase from four to 10 hours. This program focuses on coaching interaction providing athletes with a better understanding of USAV systems of play and an advancement of their personal skills. ● 866 participants from 33 states (581 girls, 185 boys) ● 33 states ◦ National Team Selection – To earn a place on A1 or A2 Zonal Teams all athletes were required to attend a two-day, ten-hour training camp in Southern California.

◦ A2 – In Atlantic, Border, Central and Pacific Zonal, a two-day training camp. ● 175 participants from 29 states (126 girls, 49 boys)

◦ U19 Trials – International qualifying event for the FIVB U19 World Championships. ● 60 participants from eight states (38 women, 22 men)

◦ A4 – In Columbus, Ohio, a three-day training camp. ● 16 participants from eight states (11 girls, 5 boys) ◦ Winter Training Camps – in Southern California ● 117 participants from 17 states (80 girls, 37 boys)

◦ HP Championships – First-ever international format applied over three teams featuring 16 teams from the USA, Czech Republic, Puerto Rico and Canada. ● 208 participants from 17 states (116 women, 92 men)

Coaching In 2017, all coaching roles were open for application. These included paid positions for International and program positions as well as shadowing experiences for up-andcoming coaches to gain practical experience. Over 225 coaching appointments were made for the Beach HP programs.

JUNIOR PIPELINE

◦ Junior Beach Tour ◦ Rankings

region participation growth S K I L L S ASSESSMENT

C A M P S

866

participants

33 states

Photos: Matt Brown


INDOOR EVENTS The 2017 National Championship Season again began with the Girls’ 18s Junior National Championships in April in Dallas. The event field rose from 178 teams in 2016 to 252 teams in 2017 primarily due to the inclusion of the 18 American Division. The 2018 version will be contested in Anaheim. Participation numbers remained strong for indoor Championship Events in 2017. The Open Championships were held in Minneapolis with 464 teams in attendance. The Girls’ Junior Championships were also conducted in Minneapolis with 1,264 teams attending. The Boys’ Junior Championships returned to Columbus and boasted a record 506 teams.

2013

2014

NCVF In 2017, USA Volleyball continued its partnership with the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation, in conducting the ninth NCVF Championships in Kansas City, attracting 444 teams, again setting a new team attendance record by over 10 teams. Girls’ Qualifiers, Boys’ Bid Tournaments Qualifying events for the BJNC and GJNC continue to show strong participation numbers. In 2017, 1,535 teams participated in Boys’ Bid tournaments across the country, up from 1,408 in 2016. The Girls’ National Qualifiers held relatively steady with 12,036 teams participating in all divisions in 2017 compared to 12,198 in 2016.

2015

Girls’ 18s

2016

2017

178

252

BJNC

420

410

479

462

506

GJNC

1,184

1,237

1,278

1,260

1,264

Opens

493

525

430

578

464

Totals

2,097

2,172

2,187

2,478

2,486

Photos: Texas Star


BEACH EVENTS USAV Collegiate Beach Championships USA Volleyball launched a brand-new beach event in 2017, a collegiate pairs championship as part of the Team USA Summer Champions Series, in May on Hermosa Beach, Calif. The finals were broadcast live on NBCSN.

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participants

95

tournaments CHAMPIONSHIPS Siesta Key

882

participants

440

31

regions

“This collegiate tournament aligns with our strategic direction of increasing participation at all levels and we believe the partnership with NBC Sports Network will invite new boys and girls to join us on the beach,” said Jamie Davis, USA Volleyball’s Chief Executive Officer. The champions in 2017 were Lucas Yoder and Michael Saeta from USC/UC Irvine and USC’s Kelly Claes and Sara Hughes.

teams

MAY 10-12, 2018


SPORT DEVELOPMENT Sport Development continued member benefit enhancements. A new partnership with USADA’s TrueSport department brings monthly content of value for all areas of a club program. The USOC improved and expanded the member only Team USA Mobile Coach app which now includes Beach & Paralympic and ParaVolley content. BoardSource continues to provide wide online content to help any nonprofit, both clubs and RVAs.  Expanded Open Court to provide

 Conducted dozens of clinics in the

RVAs and worldwide, both through CAP, NORCECA, and the FIVB, and updated important new research in content for the new IMPACT manual and online course as well as the FIVB online course work.

 Relaunched the STEM project

 Collaborating with - the Aspen

Institute Project Play in Harlem, Baltimore and Buffalo; Kids in the Game in the Northwest US; Starlings USA nationally; Volleyball Coaches and Trainers closed Facebook group with over 16,000 coaches; and many other smaller projects.

with a new owner, still providing elementary and middle schools with programming content, 20 volleyballs and a radar gun to assist PE teachers.

a full template to any club or RVA to have youth and adults experience USA Volleyball for free in a 90-minute or less session. Over 1,000 players coast-to-coast experienced the game, including 500 kids who did both beach and sitting volleyball in the Los Angeles-area.

 Awarded more than $147,000 in

grants for programming and events to grow membership in the 40 RVAs, with an increased focus on economically disadvantaged areas tied into diversity and inclusion.

 Assisted the MotorVB program led

by John Speraw to expand funding and best practices sharing into the high school level – with 10 states working to add boys’ varsity programming soon and nearly a million dollars raised for new men’s collegiate programming.

WHO DID BOTH BE ACH AND INDOOR IN LOS ANGELES


IMPACT OnDemand USAV’s Coaching Education department did a complete overhaul of the IMPACT course; the most significant undertaking on the year. The course that took 7.5 hours, is now under four hours! Other improvements include:  The script was rewritten to

eliminate redundancy  Higher level material was gleaned and included in optional lessons  A new responsive design allows coaches to take the course on a desktop, laptop, tablet, phone, or in any combination  The final exam has been replaced with chapter quizzes  There is more video material  Coaches may now hide or reveal the narration transcription  Downloadable documents (such as Code of Ethics, Parent Handbook, etc.) as well as links to other resources and registration for SafeSport have been included Both Beach and Indoor are included in the new IMPACT (different tracks may be chosen within the same course. Some optional sitting lessons will be included soon). All PowerPoint presentations for on-site courses have been updated with the most current and applicable information.

IMPACT will soon be 100 percent ADA compliant as closed captioning will be added for all videos. In addition, skills and systems videos will be produced specifically for IMPACT OnDemand. High Performance Coaches’ Clinic Of the 85 coaches who participated in the 2017 HP Coaches’ Clinic, five were international coaches and 25 participated in CAP I through an interactive live-streaming event.

CAP III For the first time, CAP III was offered not only at the High Performance Coaches’ Clinic, but also in Vernon Hills, Ill., hosted by the Great Lakes Region. AVCA in Kansas City A compact new schedule at the AVCA Convention allowed 44 coaches to enjoy the Convention, the NCAA Championships, as well as participating in CAP I, II, and Beach CAP I and II.

Photos: FIVB

COACHING EDUCATION


SPONSORSHIPS & TV Sponsorship Concluded 2017 through 2020 sponsor agreements with the following partners:  adidas  Molten  Lucky Dog Nation  MuscleAidTape  Sport Court  VERT  Volleymetrics  Active Ankle  Next College Student Athlete  Sports Imports

2017 – 2020 Host Agreement concluded with the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) for the sitting national team programs.

International Events and Television  Concluded Venue and Host

agreements for the 2018 Men’s Volleyball Nations League (Chicago, Ill.) and the 2017 Women’s Volleyball Nations League (Lincoln, Neb.).

 Produced and executed USAV Cup

matches vs. Brazil

Men – Aug. 18-19 at Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Women – Aug. 27, 29 at Anaheim Convention Center Arena in Anaheim. The match on Aug. 29 was broadcasted on NBCSN.  Produced and executed the

Men’s NORCECA Continental Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the Olympic Training Center, Sept. 26-Oct. 1. The U.S. won the event, qualifying for the 2018 FIVB World Championships.

USOC USA Volleyball and its beach, indoor and sitting national teams have all been assigned to the Gold Tier by the USOC and are receiving quad funding commitments. USOC Staff Selection Procedures have been approved for the following Games:  2018 Youth Olympic Games – Beach

Volleyball (Argentina)

 2019 Parapan American Games

(Peru)

 2019 Pan American Games (Peru)  2020 Paralympic Games  2020 Olympic Games

2018 through 2021 USOC High Performance Plans finalized and submitted.

Photos: Chris Trotman & FIVB


COMMUNICATIONS & CREATIVE SERVICES Very Engaged Fans

Social Media Growth

Website

USA Volleyball ranked 14th for the most-engaged fans for a league/ federation in North America, ahead of the MLS, NASCAR, WTA Tour, WNBA and others, according to a SportsBusiness Journal survey (July 2017) that analyzed 12 months of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts made by 1,255 leagues, federations and teams.

Leveraged Instagram Stories at events extensively in 2017. In the year after the Olympic Games, we broke page view records for event pages and streaming at Opens, GJNC, BJNC, and HPCs.

Completed phase one of a website project that included streamlining of the main navigation, adding a brandnew calendaring system and the launching of a new initiative: even more fresh, readable, diverse content. Exceeded the previous post-Olympic year by one million visitors.

Campaigns

GJNC, 1.3M page views

During GJNC fans liked, shared, and commented or became followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram …

2017, 2.6M visitors

56K times a day

 Launched the ‘Path to the Podium’

campaign, creating an initial video presentation and online home

 Launched USAVolleyballShop.com,

creating numerous web/social/ email graphics and posts.

SOCIAL MEDIA

 Produced USAV Cup promotional

videos in 2017 to raise awareness and promote ticket sales. The shareable videos garnered 2M impressions and 85K engagements (like, shared, reposted, comments) on social media.

2013

2015

2017

Facebook

118,488

487,686

655,815

Instagram

3,142

246,327

474,936

64,404

127,368

215,521

Twitter

1.66M social media followers

Photos: Matt Brown


COMMUNICATIONS & CREATIVE SERVICES Media Placement Placed our first feature on The Players Tribune, a day-at-the-gym with Matt Anderson. The video reached 1.1M people with 390K views, 4,400 shares on our Facebook page. Here is a sampling of media coverage.  Jamie Davis on new deal with

adidas, volleyball popularity, Fox Business

 April, Lauren help Al Roker surprise

a volleyball fan, The Today Show

 U.S. experiment continues against

Brazil, Orange County Register

 Sunday Conversation with GYNT’s

Mica Allison, NewsGazette

 Micah Christenson interviews

on Squawk Box about volleyball popularity, CNBC

 Partain brothers are creating buzz

in summer beach volleyball, Los Angeles Times

 Downtown’s biggest attraction just

concluded a 10-day, $50 million run, StarTribune

 Mansfield Lake Ridge volleyball

player having the best summer ever, StarTelegram

 Hughes aims to complete collegiate

legacy – Los Angeles Times

 Wisconsin’s Lauren Carlini: I’m

so excited to see what’s ahead – VolleyballMag.com

 Carlton selected to U.S.

women’s junior national team – WashingtonPost.com

 UC’s Alvey to coach USA Collegiate

team – Cincinnati Enquirer.com

 Plugged In: Jamie Davis,

USA Volleyball – SportsBusinessDaily.com

 Pro Beach Volleyball Stars Return to

Fort Lauderdale – MiamiHerald.com

 Why Volleyball is Winning the

Popular Vote – ESPNW.com

Videos  Educational – 92 videos created

in-house Rachael Adams | Advice for the WNT Tryout (1.2K views on YouTube) 61 video session recordings for WNT Tryout for coach/evaluators

 Entertainment – 36 videos created

in-house Best Plays from NORCECA (2.1K views on YouTube)

Best Aces from NORCECA (1.4K views on YouTube)  Promotional – 91 videos

created in-house USAV MNT Promo (4.5K views on YouTube) 2017 USAV Cup Promo (2.4K views on YouTube)

Total video/stream views, 1,670,223

Graphic Design In the world of graphic design, we …  Created complete event designs,

including a primary logo, social media and web collateral, streaming graphics, and options for graphic t-shirts for USA National Beach Tour, Beach National Qualifiers, Opens, GJNC, BJNC, Girls’ 18s, WNT Tryout, NORCECA, FIVB and USAV Cup.

 Created artwork for the

USAVolleyballShop.com, email newsletters, media summaries and medal designs. Processed over 300 design requests

Efficiency Completed a major revision of IMPACT OnDemand, reducing participants’ time from 7.5 to 3.5 hours.


PS

MEMBERSHIP EV

NO

CE

Region Aloha Region (AH)

2016-17 NC

3,167

IM

GP

1,060 HA

Arizona Region (AZ)

9,912

9,957

Bayou Region (BY)

OK 14,792

SC

3,194

SU

GL

3,193

1,085 14,895 AZ

BG

LK

2015-16IA

RM

Alaska Region (AK) Badger Region (BG)

NE

3,185 NT

HO

KE % Growth

-0.82%

0.28% GC

7,410

7,056

Chesapeake Region (CH)

10,020

9,776

2.44%FL

Carolina Region (CR)

AK 10,814

10,474

3.14%

Delta Region (DE)

5,683

5,345

5.95%

Evergreen Region (EV)

6,343

6,427

-1.32%

Florida Region (FL)

14,669

14,308 MK

2.46%

Gulf Coast Region (GC)

2,565

2,639

-2.88%

Garden Empire Region (GE)

10,613

9,939

6.35%

Great Lakes Region (GL)

16,797

17,093

-1.76%

Great Plains Region (GP)

4,907

5,303

-8.07%

Gateway Region (GW)

8,743

8,361

4.37%

Heart of America Region (HA)

15,355

15,105

1.63%

Hoosier Region (HO)

3,432

3,466

-0.99%

Iowa Region (IA)

11,703

11,344

3.07%

Iroquois Empire Region (IE)

3,432

3,390

1.22%

Intermountain Region (IM)

1,980

1,825

7.83%

Keystone Region (KE)

7,483

7,284

2.66%

Lakeshore Region (LK)

2,010

2,291

-13.98%

Lone Star Region (LS)

19,897

19,290

3.05%

Moku O Keawe Region (MK)

1,292

1,177

8.90%

Northern California Region (NC)

19,861

20,148

-1.45%

New England Region (NE)

11,812

11,159

5.53%

North Country Region (NO)

21,376

20,156

5.71%

North Texas Region (NT)

13,433

13,625

-1.43%

Old Dominion Region (OD)

4,474

4,633

-3.55%

Oklahoma Region (OK)

3,532

3,499

0.93%

Ohio Valley Region (OV)

22,839

22,392

1.96%

Palmetto Region (PM)

4,528

4,330

4.37%

Pioneer Region (PR)

5,150

4,776

7.26%

Puget Sound Region (PS)

7,699

7,565

1.74%

Rocky Mountain Region (RM)

8,105

8,323

-2.69%

Southern Californaia Region (SC)

24,522

23,254

5.17%

Southern Region (SO)

11,147

10,575

5.13%

Sun Country Region (SU)

6,420

6,318

1.59%

Western Empire Region (WE)

3,149

3,251

-3.24%

Totals

365,448

AH

CH

PM SO 0.69%

DE

Columbia Empire Region (CE)

LS

GE

OV

PR2.30% OD -0.45% CR

GW

BY

WE

IE

4.78%

358,084 2.02% *this count is for the total number of members


FINANCIAL REPORT ASSETS

LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents

CURRENT LIABILITIES $5,308,000

Accounts payable

$2,158,000

3,418,000

Accrued liabilities

357,000

Inventory

179,000

Deferred revenue

5,787,000

Prepaid expenses

728,000

Total current liabilities

Accounts receivable, net

Total current assets

$9,633,000

BUILDING & EQUIPMENT at cost

NET ASSETS

Land

$471,000

Unrestricted

Building and improvements

3,998,000

Temporarily restricted

Office furniture

548,000

Office equipment

767,000

Divisional equipment Less accumulated depreciation

Total equipment - net

TOTAL ASSETS

$8,302,000

Total net assets

$5,608,000 24,000

$5,632,000

2,547,000 ($4,030,000)

$4,301,000

$13,934,000

TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS

$13,934,000


FINANCIAL REPORT ACTIVITIES SUPPORT & REVENUE Program & event participation fees

EXPENSES $9,036,000

Program Services

Membership & insurance

7,060,000

National teams

Sponsorship, rights, & donations

4,843,000

Domestic events

6,703,000

USOC grants, including VIK

2,416,000

High performance development

3,848,000

Ticket, subscriptions & other sales

2,337,000

International events & programs

3,846,000

Other programs

1,629,000

Region services

Housing royalties

1,492,000

Total Program Services

Product & ball sales, net

845,000

Host Incentives

507,000

USAVF grants

176,000

Grants

52,000

Interest & dividends

11,000

Total Support & Revenue

$30,404,000

$7,725,000

804,000

$22,926,000

Supporting Services National headquarters Sponsorship, marketing & PR

$3,007,000 1,912,000

Governance

423,000

Fundraising

19,000

Total Program Services TOTAL EXPENSES CHANGE IN NET ASSETS

$5,361,000

$28,287,000

$2,117,000

NET ASSETS, beginning of year

$3,516,000

NET ASSETS, end of year

$5,633,000


BOARD OF DIRECTORS BEACH ATHLETE

HIGH PERFORMANCE

JUNIOR INDOOR

BEACH ATHLETE

INDEPENDENT

OFFICIALS

BEACH DEVELOPMENT

INDEPENDENT

PARALYMPIC ATHLETE

INDOOR ATHLETE

RVA

INDOOR ATHLETE

RVA

April Ross

Todd Rogers

Dave Selznick

BEACH AT LARGE

Lori Okimura, Chair COACH

Cecile Reynaud

Kristin Fasbender TBD

Ashley Dombkowski Kawika Shoji

Tayyiba Haneef-Park

Andy Reitinger Sue Mailhot

Brent Rasmussen John Hughes Donna Donaghy RVA

Mitch Stemm

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2017 USA Volleyball Annual Report  
2017 USA Volleyball Annual Report