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.

 

EMAIL:  usavalohajrs@gmail.com

ALOHA REGION JUNIORS UPDATE 07/09/20

 

Aloha All,
 
How is everyone doing these days?  I hope you are all staying healthy and enjoying the summer!
 
Here are some announcements that we'd like to share.
 
USAV NATIONAL BEACH TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS / AGE DEFINITION CLARIFICAITON
A message from Chris Vadala, USAV Chief of Membership Services
 

On July 1st USA Volleyball announced the new junior age definition effective for the 2020-21 season (https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Volleyball/Features/2020/July/01/2021-Age-Definitions).

 

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.

 

NEW ALOHA REGION JUNIORS EMAIL
Please note that the Aloha Region Juniors Program has a new email address.  Effective immediately, please email your inquiries to:
 
​That's it for now!  Stay healthy...Cindy
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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.

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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 usaaloha@aol.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.

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18 YR OLDS NOW MANDATED TO COMPLETE CORE SAFESPORT CERTIFICATION

 

We were just recently informed that 18 year old boys who will be competing in the 2019 BJNCs are mandated to take the Core SafeSport Certification Course.  Members who are affected should have received an email from USAV regarding this mandate.
 
The following announcements were sent to the Region Commissioners and members affected.  
 
Please contact Kent Ma at usaaloha@aol.com if you have any questions or concerns regarding this issue.
 
ANNOUNCEMENT SENT TO COMMISSIONERS
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ANNOUNCEMENT SENT TO 18 YEAR OLD MEMBERS
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UNSANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS

A Message from Pat Akana, USAV-AH Executive Tournament Director

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