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Milwaukee to Host First 18s GJNC Event in 2016

BY BILL KAUFFMAN | MAY 18, 2015, 8:40 A.M. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 18, 2015) – USA Volleyball announced that the City of Milwaukee has been selected to host the inaugural 18-and-Under Spring USA Volleyball Girls’ Juniors Junior Championships set for April 30-May 1, 2016.

This new event, with just the 18s age divisions, will be held at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. The event will crown winners in the Open, National and USA Divisions as has happened in previous USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships (GJNC). In addition, this event will add an all-comers Patriot Division with teams accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. The 18 American Division will continue to be held at the summer GJNC. The 2015 GJNC, held June 22-July 3 in New Orleans, will have 18s Divisions for Open, National, USA and American prior to next year’s split.

The move to break off most of the 18-and-under divisions from the GJNC is in response to a growing trend of seniors in high school looking to end their club season earlier than the traditional timeframe of late June into early July. This event will give teams the option of ending their season earlier or playing in this Championship and continuing their season with other events.

“I’m very much looking forward to this first edition of the Spring GJNC for 18s being hosted by Milwaukee,” USA Volleyball Senior Director Tom Pingel said. “Milwaukee and the Badger Region has a long history of hosting great volleyball events, whether indoor or on the Beach. I’m certain that it will be a memorable event for all involved.”

“VISIT Milwaukee is thrilled to be hosting this first-time event for USA Volleyball,” said Marissa Werner, VISIT Milwaukee’s sports and entertainment sales manager. “Milwaukee has a strong volleyball community and we plan to make this a fun experience for all the athletes and their families.”



GEVA CARES Program - New for 2014-2015 Season

The program is new for the 2014-2015 season.  It is aimed specifically at enhancing an atmosphere of ethical, respectful behavior and good sportsmanship at all GEVA sanctioned events as well as to provide role models for all when our teams travel.  The program includes processes for education, support and recognition. 


USAV Webpoint Registration is Open

The USAV Webpoint system is open for new memberships (and renewals) for the 2014-2015 season.  These memberships are valid from 9/1/14 thru and including 10/31/15.  As a reminder, the 2013-2014 memberships expire on 10/31/14.  See the Registration section to begin the process for new membership and/or renewal membership.

SafeSport Requirement for Club Directors and Coaches

2014-2015 SafeSport Requirement for Club Directors and Coaches


Mandatory Requirement for the 2014-15 Junior Season - All Club Directors MUST Complete SafeSport Training before being able to allow players to commit to your Club or enter your teams into events this season.  We will Activate your clubs as normal on or after September 1, 2014.  We will Deactivate the clubs who's Directors have not completed the training as of November 1, 2014.  


When you take the training, make sure you choose Volleyball as the sport, and enter you current member number.  This will put your certification directly into the Webpoint database.  It is not a great challenge to complete the training, it is on-line and will take about an hour and a half of your time.  It will also be Mandatory for all coaches by February 1, 2015.  New coaches will receive it as part of their IMPACT Training, current coaches will need to complete it separately.   When Coaches complete the training it will upgrade their coaching IMPACT status and eligibility to include the 2015 and 2016 Seasons.  If they are due to renew prior to 2/1/2015 you need to require them to do so prior to allowing them to coach this season.  

NOTE FOR ALL NEW CLUBS -- The director of the club must complete the SafeSport training requirement before the club will be activated.


Weather related updates


GEVA Juniors 2014-2015 – Inclement Weather Policy


When will we cancel?

GEVA makes every effort to fulfill our commitment to teams and clubs by conducting all scheduled tournaments. Sometimes things get in the way. Our inclement weather practice has been to hold the tournament if at all possible (even if some teams are more effected than others).

Exceptions are made in dangerous situations, and those beyond our control. If the weather is bad, (snow and ice) your safety is paramount. Do not drive if it you don't feel safe.

Why do we cancel?

We will cancel for two reasons.
1. The staff determines the weather and driving conditions are too hazardous. 2. If the facility where we are holding tournament cancels our access.
When do I know?

When possible, a decision is made prior to 9 pm the evening prior. If a situation worsens overnight, the decision is adjusted prior to 5:30 am the day of the tournament. Once cancelled, we will not have a mind change.

How do I know?

We will send information through webpoint to Cub directors, and AES to participating Clubs. We will also post on juniors and home page of

Safety is paramount.
Do not drive if it you don't feel safe. 


  • GEVA CARES Program - New for 2014-2015 Season

  • 10/02/2014, 2:45pm EDT, By Junior Director
  • It is aimed specifically at enhancing an atmosphere of ethical, respectful behavior and good sportsmanship at all GEVA sanctioned events as well as to provide role models for all when our teams travel.
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