2012 JVA World Challenge
Reliant Center, Houston, TX
March 30th- April 1st, 2012
The 2012 JVA World Challenge is an AAU Volleyball Sanctioned Event featuring teams from all over the U.S. and neighboring countries. The top two teams in each division will earn a paid entry into the AAU National Championships in Orlando, FL.
Open Divisions for 13-18; Club Divisions for 10-18
Only $600 entry fee for JVA Member Clubs if entered before February 15th
All Participants must be registered AAU Members.
What makes this event stand out from the others?
Top two teams in each division will earn paid entry into the 2012 AAU National Championships.
No "Stay to Play". In fact, we provide PERKS to teams that use our housing service, such as complimentary rooms, team giveaways, Houston discount cards for area attractions, meals and entertainment, and more! All proceeds from the JVA World Challenge go directly back to providing benefits for junior volleyball through JVA progrqamming.
3 Championship courts with Championship Finals on Sunday - music, awards ceremonies, live webcasting, etc.
Best mid-year recruiting opportunity for your 15's-18's for 2 reasons:
The AVCA Junior Showcase is on Thursday, March 29th and college coaches know it is the only time to see the top clubs that do not attend USAV Qualifiers. List of College Coaches who attended the 2011 World Challenge and the AVCA Junior Talent Showcase.
What is the AVCA Junior Showcase? Junior Athletes sign up to participate in a few hours of on court volleyball drills and scrimmages. The drills and scrimmage are viewed by college coaches in person and video taped for coaches that can not attend.
Check back for more information on the 2012 JVA Junior Showcase to be posted early February.
2012 JVA World Challenge presented by (title sponsor will be announced shortly).
We received a request from Piero Rebaundengo, volleyball Events director of the FIVB in a letter dated July 26th to change our midyear event title. The letter states, "We are contacting you because we would like to kindly ask JVA to refrain from using the word ‘world' with championships as the title of your events or any such similar terms as only the FIVB, as the International Volleyball Sports Federation associated to the International Olympic Committee is entitled to use these terms." Therefore, our event will be called simply the "JVA World Challenge".
Even though we have only had a number of Canadian teams participate in the last two years, we will continue to encourage teams from other countries to join our event. We do have a budget to help with food and transportation on site and AAU will provide free memberships for the team for the duration of the event. If you have any connections with teams outside of the USA, please share the event information with them.
Get in on the Fun - download the "DIG In Volleyball " App for your Ipad or Iphone from the AppleStore! While you're at the 2012 World Challenge this App will provide you with all the best places to dine and visit so you don't miss out on all the entertainment and attractions Houston has to offer.
Last season's 2011 JVA World Challenge Presented by Rox Volleyball was the most competitive yet so make sure to be a part of the competition! To register your teams with AAU, go to http://www.aausports.org/JoinNow.aspx.
Division winners were from Oregon to Florida and all places in between. Final Results are posted on AES.
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Molten is the JVA Official WC Championship Ball