2014-2015 Policy Changes
- Tournament directors are allowed to charge a service fee when using credit card payment for entry fees; however, teams must still be given the option to pay by cash or check with no additional service fee included.
Membership fees for players listed on B11 - B14 teams will be $20 per player. Coach fees are the regular $50 membership / $20 screen fees.
The region will provide mentors for all B11 - B14 tournaments where paid officials are not provided.
Regarding the policy that teams entering the G/S Regional Championships and/or the Gateway Bid Event must participate in a minimum of 2 Gateway tournaments of the team's age level by the Regional entry deadline: A league will count as one tournament unless the league guarantees 12 sets of results against GW teams of the same age level in which case the league will count as 2 tournaments.
Policies related to Tournaments
- Invitational entry process must be approved with a sanction exception.
- Illegal uniforms should be reported to the Gateway Office for follow up.
BE A RESPONSIBLE ATHLETE
Student-athletes need to behave appropriately at all times and in all forums. They should be particularly aware of social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, or other emerging technologies. In fact, enough cannot be said about the importance of being aware of these emerging technologies. Anyone can post a picture of another student, and an athlete whose exploits are publicized on Facebook might lose a scholarship offer. Check out the full story here: http://www.ncsasports.org/blog/2013/01/24/responsible-athlete-social-media/.
Gateway Region Buying Alliance
The Gateway Region has joined a Buying Alliance comprised of several other Regional Volleyball Associations of USA Volleyball.
This Alliance was created to aid our Region members who buy volleyball equipment and apparel annually. Several National companies were contacted to see if significant discounts could be negotiated with a large number of orders being grouped together nationally. Many companies were on board and very interested in offering this benefit to the USA Volleyball members.
We encourage our clubs to check out the companies and utilize the service. If the Alliance is a success across the country, we will be able to add more companies and negotiate bigger discounts to pass along to the members.
Maps to most of the sites listed can be found on the Maps page.
More information about the various clubs may be found on our Club Profile Page.
New to Junior Volleyball? Check out the PARENTS PAGE for helpful information
Junior Forum Minutes are posted on the Publications page
USAV SafeSport information for Clubs