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USA Premier Volleyball League (PVL)

Team GEVA

Welcome to the home page for the GEVA Premier Volleyball League (PVL) teams. GEVA is happy to announce that we will be sponsoring both a Men's and Women's PVL team for the 2016-2017 season.

The first Team GEVA tryout will take place on December 18, 2016 at New Jersey City University (Jersey City, NJ). For more info, please go to the TEAM GEVA Tryout page.

Follow Team GEVA on Twitter @GEVApvl.

For more information about PVL, please visit http://www.usapvl.com.

Tryout Registration Information

If you would like to tryout for the GEVA PVL team, please read the info under the tryout link on the left and submit a tryout registration form at the following link and someone will contact you. 

Registration Link

PVL Contacts

Justin Beaumont

Team GEVA General Manager

TBA TBA

Team GEVA Women's Head Coach

TBA TBA

Team GEVA Men's Head Coach

Matthew Bninski

Men's A/AA

Lauren Bninski

Women's A/AA


What is PVL?

The USA PVL is a grass roots professional volleyball league that began in 2012. It is made up of teams from among of the forty (40) regional volleyball associations across North America. Sanctioned by USA Volleyball, USA PVL offers tournament play and a League Championship event each year. The stated mission of the PVL is to create a successful and sustainable indoor professional volleyball league for elite-level post-collegiate male and female athletes in the United States.

What is Team GEVA?

Team GEVA is the official PVL team of the Garden Empire Region, which encompasses the State of New Jersey, Long Island, and the Greater Metropolitan Area of New York City (to include Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam, and Orange Counties).

Team GEVA seeks to embody a number of goals and objectives:

  1. To represent the region in national competition by developing the highest level teams possible.
  2. To contribute to the growth of a professional volleyball league in the United States.
  3. To influence and develop GEVA juniors players through exhibition matches, clinics and other outreach activities.
  4. To provide further opportunities for top-level adult players in the region to continue playing volleyball at a high level.

Who plays on the Team GEVA?

Team GEVA consists of the top former collegiate and pro players from the area, as well as a few out-of-region players, selected onto a men’s and women’s team. For the 2016-17 season, GEVA will be holding a formal tryout process beginning in December; please check the PVL page for more information about the upcoming season. If you are interested in playing, Please contact Matthew Bninski or Justin Beaumont at pvl@ geva.org with information on your position, volleyball career, and accolades.

I am interested in sponsoring or supporting the Team GEVA – how can I get involved?

The Team GEVA is actively looking for corporate and personal sponsors to contribute in any way they can - financial or non-financial. Funds given to the team go directly into the purchase of equipment and the subsidization of jerseys and travel costs. In exchange for sponsorship, corporate promotional material can be featured on jerseys and other marketing materials. Please contact Matthew Bninski or Justin Beaumont more information at pvl@geva.org.

Where can I see the Team GEVA play?

Both the men’s and women’s team will be engaging the GEVA community through a number of local GEVA adult tournaments and potentially exhibition matches at junior events. The dates and locations of these matches are still in the planning, and will be posted on the “Tournaments” section of the PVL page.

Who does the Team GEVA compete against?

Foremost, Team GEVA competes against all other PVL teams in the Nation. The closest competitors are the teams from the Keystone (Pennsylvania), NERVA (New England) and CHRVA (Delaware, Maryland, DC, and VA) regions. CLICK HERE for a list of other PVL teams.

Will the Team GEVA offer any outreach or training?

A central goal of the program is to contribute to the growth and development of volleyball in the GEVA region. Subsequently, the Team GEVA is working to organize events in the area to help juniors and adults improve in the sport. These events may include exhibition matches, clinics, and other volleyball events taught and run by Team GEVA coaches and players. Stay tuned for more details!

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