Welcome to the home page for the GEVA Premier Volleyball League (PVL) teams. From this page, you will be able find the latest news and events about the PVL and the GEVA teams.
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To all A/AA/Open GEVA players:
Men's and Women's PVL Tryouts have been finalized and will be held as follows:
All players interested in trying out for the GEVA PVL team must attend at least one tryout, but you are welcome to attend all 3! Please RSVP to pvl@ geva.org to confirm what tryout date you will attend, so that we can compile a list of attendees and verify we have enough players for each tryout date. To attend the tryout, players will be required to be registered with USAV for insurance purposes. We have set up a 'Special Adult USAV Membership' for $5 which will cover all tryout dates, with the ability to upgrade to a full Adult Membership for the regular season (you will receive a $5 discount on the full Adult Membership). Please keep in mind that any current USAV registration for coaches, collegiate, league, or one-day Memberships will also work. You will be required to bring a print out of your registration to the tryout to verify coverage.
We had a GREAT turnout for our PVL Tryouts at Baruch. We had 23 Men and 21 Women show up to tryout!
If you are an A/AA/Open Level GEVA Player looking to join the GEVA PVL team, please join us at our next tryout this Sunday, December 21st at Stevens from 10am-12pm or on Sunday, January 25th at St. John's (time TBD). Hope to see you there!
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:
Who plays on the Team GEVA?
Team GEVA will consist 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. Given 2014 is the inaugural year for Team GEVA, the timeframe for the tryout process is limited and will consist of interested players joining to play in local GEVA adult tournaments as a tryout. If you are interested in playing, please contact pvl@ geva.org with information on your position, volleyball career, and accolades. Once the rosters have been finalized, player bios and other information on the team will be posted to the PVL page. For the 2015 season, GEVA will begin a more formal tryout process starting in early fall 2014; please check the PVL page for more information in late summer 2014.
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 “Schedule” 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!
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 Rony Gilot or Lauren Bninski for more information at pvl@ geva.org.
Rony Gilot & Lauren Bninski