WELCOME TO THE ALOHA REGION JUNIORS WEBSITE
The Aloha Region is one of 40 regions in the United States and is part of the Pacific Zone with 9 other regions (Alaska, Columbia Empire, Evergreen, Intermountain, Moku O Keawe, Northern California, Puget Sound, Rocky Mountain, Southern California). The Aloha Region has been a member of the United States Volleyball Association since 1960 and was incorporated in April 1986 as a non-profit organization.
Here you will find information and announcements for junior activities in our region. Feel free to email us if you have questions.
ALOHA REGION JUNIORS UPDATE 07/09/20
On July 1st USA Volleyball announced the new junior age definition effective for the 2020-21 season (https://www.teamusa.org/USA-
With respect to USA Volleyball beach programs, the new age definition goes into effect at the conclusion of the 2020 USA Volleyball National Beach Tour Championship in Huntsville, AL (July 21-26, 2020). To be clear, the old age definitions (born on or after September 1) apply to the 2020 USAV NBT Championships.
On a side note...if anyone is competing in this event and would like more information on lodging, please email me as soon as possible. I have some information on special rates.
ALOHA REGION JUNIORS UPDATES (ARCHIVED)
CLUB DIRECTORS MEETING NOTES
The notes from the Club Directors Meeting held on 10/29/19 at McKinley High School - Hirata Hall are posted below.
MEMBERSHIP FEE INCREASE
At the end of August, we were advised that USA Volleyball would be increasing its membership fee as a result of upcoming transition of the current Membership Management System (MMS) over to SportsEngine and related processing fees along with increased insurance costs. The Region will also be incurring additional administrative expenses.
The new MMS (SportsEngine) is being planned for a 2020 roll-out and is expected to aid both USA Volleyball and the Regions with its programs and options. Regions who do not opt-in (MMS) will be assessed a higher fee and increasing modifications (self-absorbed) to meet the new MMS requirements.
In lieu of a staggered increase, it was decided that we should absorb the cost with a single increase. Effective September 1, 2019, the membership fee will be adjusted to accommodate the increase. The Adult membership will be $62.00 and the Junior Membership will be $58.00. It should be noted that despite the increase, AH membership fees is still in the median range of the other 46 USAV regions.
We would also like to advise that effective January 2020, the USA Volleyball Background screening fee will increase from $20.00 to $31.00. Also initiated this past May was the requirement that players turning 18 during the 2019-2020 season will be required to secure SafeSport Certification along with a background screening.
Please email Kent Ma (Aloha Region Commissioner & Registrar) at email@example.com if you have questions or concerns.
2019-2020 ALOHA REGION TRYOUT/COMMITMENT POLICY
The 2019-2020 Aloha Region Tryout/Commitment Policy is in place to bring awareness to our membership so everyone understands the concept of giving players the full benefit of high school sports without the added pressures and distractions of recruitment and tryouts. Please take a moment to read the policy.
18 YR OLDS NOW MANDATED TO COMPLETE CORE SAFESPORT CERTIFICATION
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A Message from Pat Akana, USAV-AH Executive Tournament Director