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WEVA OFFICE
John Hughes
WEVA Commissioner
58 Meadowlark Drive
Penfield NY 14526

Office Hours:
9am to 5pm
Monday thru Friday
(585) 259-6557
wevajohn@gmail.com


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Impact Clinics Announced for Rochester*NEW*

There will be 2 Impact Clinics scheduled for the Otto Schults Community Center at Nazareth College from 6-10 p.m.: Monday, December 5, 2016 & Monday, January 9, 2017. Please click HERE to go to the Impact page for the registration form HERE.

Adults Affiliated with Juniors MUST Get Safe Sport Certified*NEW*

Starting in the 2016-2017 season, ALL registered adults, affiliated with a junior club, will be required to complete the Safe Sport Certification Course. The course, and more information regarding the course are found HERE.

2017 Girls Junior National Championships Have Been Announced*NEW*

The 2017 Girls 18s Junior National Championships will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota from June 25th-July 4th. For more information, please go to the USA Volleyball website HERE.

New Housing Company for USA Volleyball Championship Events*NEW*

Team Travel Source has been named the official housing company for all USA Volleyball Championship events in 2017. Please click HERE for more information.

2017 Girls 18s Junior National Championships Have Been Announced*NEW*

The 2017 Girls 18s Junior National Championships will be in Dallas, Texas from April 21st - 23rd. For more information, please go to the USA Volleyball website HERE.

2017 Boys Junior National Championships Have Been Announced*NEW*

The 2017 Boys Junior National Championships will be in Columbus, Ohio from July 1st - 8th. Click HERE for the schedule of events. For more information, please go to the USA Volleyball website HERE.

WEVA Adds Corporate Attorney

August 2016: WEVA is pleased to announce the addition of Lisa Siragusa as it's corporate attorney. Please click HERE for her bio.

First Ever USA Volleyball Fantasy Camp

From September 29th to October 3rd, the 2016 USA Volleyball Fantasy Camp will provide participants with the ultimate opportunity for up close and personal interactions with an All-Star lineup of USAV Olympic team athletes and coaches. Not only will you get to live out the lifestyle of the most elite level athletes through your stay at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center, you’ll also be surrounded by some of the most knowledgeable and talented names in the sport. This Fantasy Camp allows you to create memories and fellowships with these greats as more than just a fan, but as common volleyball enthusiasts.

We are very excited to have our sign-ups arrive to the Olympic Training Center, but please note that travel arrangements should not be made prior to the confirmation date of August 29th. As you can imagine, the Olympic games has been such a huge focus for USA Volleyball and it has made event scheduling difficult throughout the year. We are working to solidify all of the training, venues, and logistics, to ensure the best possible quality for all participants.

USA Volleyball can’t wait to receive your registration notice, and we thank you for your patience with transportation booking.

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Updated WEVA By-Laws

W​EVA has updated the ​By-Laws. Please select HERE for more information.

WEVA Girls at the 2016 Girls' Junior National Championship

Congratulations to all teams that participated at Nationals and represented WEVA with pride and passion. WEVA, clubs and families, are all proud of your season culminating with the opportunity to represent the region at the highest level of competition! To seniors, good luck in your future endeavors. To all underclassmen, continue to work hard and see you next season as you pursue your dreams and goals!

Age
Division
Team Name Record Place
12s NFVB Navy 5-5 33 out of 48 – won Flight 4
13s NFVB Red 1-8 59 out of 64 – lost in semis of Flight 9
13s NFVB Navy 4-5 23 out of 48 – lost in semis of Flight 1
14s VFX Conjure 5-4 27 out of 64 – lost in semis of Flight 1
14s NFVB Navy 2-7 39 out of 48 – lost in semis of Flight 5
15s NFVB Red 1-8 59 out of 64 – lost in semis of Flight 9
15s NFVB Navy 4-6 38 out of 48 – lost in semis of Flight 5
16s Paradigm Rebellion 1-9 62 out of 64 – lost in finals of Flight 10
16s VFX Mantra 3-7 46 out of 48 – lost in finals of Flight 7
17s VFX Rapture 3-6 43 out of 64 – lost in semis of Flight 5
17s NFVB Navy 8-2 17 out of 48 – won Bronze
18s VFX Magic 5-3 25 out of 48 – won Flight 1A


For more information, click HERE.

WEVA Boys at the 2016 Boys' Junior National Championship

Congratulations to all teams that participated at Nationals and represented WEVA with pride and passion. WEVA, clubs and families, are all proud of your season culminating with the opportunity to represent the region at the highest level of competition! To seniors, good luck in your future endeavors. To all underclassmen, continue to work hard and see you next season as you pursue your dreams and goals!

Age
Division
Team Record Place
13 Club Pace 1-6 17 out of 26 – lost in quarters of Bronze
14 Club Eden 4-5 17 out of 26 – lost in quarters of Bronze
14 Club Pace 6-3 17 out of 36 – lost in quarters of Bronze
15 Open Lockport 3-7 23 out of 32 – lost in semis of Flight 1
15 Open Pace 8-4 3 out of 32 – lost in semis of Gold
16 Open Eden 4-7 11 out of 36 – lost in semis of Silver
16 Open Pace 5-8 29 out of 36 – won Flight 2
16 Open Victor 1-8 33 out of 36 – lost in quarters of Flight 2
17 Open Pace 6-7 29 out of 36 – won Flight 2
18 Open Pace 5-8 22 out of 36 – lost in finals of Flight 1
18 Open Eden 4-7 33 out of 36 – lost in quarters of Flight 2


For more information, click HERE.

Updated WEVA Tryout, Registration and Recruiting Policy

W​EVA has updated the ​Tryout, Registration and Recruiting Policy. Please select HERE for more information.

2015-2016 WEVA Meritorious Awards Announced

Alan Brazener, Brian Carroll, and Deborah Schruefer have been named the 2015-2016 WEVA Meritorious Service Award winners. If you see them, please pass along a well deserved congratulation to them on their recognition and their continued contribution as coaches, club directors, program directors and or as a volunteer! Our region has certainly grown due to their efforts and they have made an impact to the volleyball community over the years! Each of them will be receiving a plaque from the region as part of their recognition. For more information, please click HERE.

WEVA Girls Bid Qualifier Results

This year is the first year that the WEVA region was awarded a BID at both the National division and the American division at USA Nationals in Indianapolis.

Congratulations to the following teams for earning the National BID by placing first at the BID Qualifier:
17's - NFVB Navy
16's - VFX Mantra
15's - NFVB Navy
14's - NFVB Navy
13's - NFVB Navy
12's - NFVB Navy

Congratulations to the following teams for earning the American BID by placing second at the BID Qualifier:
17's - VFX Rapture
16's - Paradigm Rebellion
15's - VFX Chant - did not accept - trickled down to third place finisher NFVB Red
14's - VFX Conjure
13's - NFVB Red
12's - no American bid for region in this age division

WEVA is proud of all qualifying teams that had an opportunity to play in the BID event (not all teams are accepted). WEVA knows that all teams that will be participating at Nationals will play with heart and pride representing their club and region to the best of their ability. Good luck to all teams, have fun and enjoy the competition.

Boys Regional Championships

Congratulations to all the boys teams that were crowned champions at the 2016 Boys Regional Championships. The competition was held April 3rd at various locations in the Victor area. The families/spectators witnessed some awesome matches over the course of the day from all participating teams! Some nail biter three sets matches that came down to the wire made it for some exciting volleyball!

Champions by age group are noted below:
12's - Pace 12-1
13's - Pace 13-1
14's - Eden Mizuno Boys 14-1 Blue
15's - Pace 15-1
16's - Victor 16-1
17's - Pace 17-1
18's - Pace 18-1

Good luck to all teams for the remainder of their season and at the USA Boys Nationals!
WEVA Board

IMPORTANT: Libero Solid Color Uniform Rule Change

USA Volleyball passed a major rule change regarding the Libero and fast-tracked its implementation to immediate status during its Rules Commission Meeting on Feb. 25 in Denver.

A motion was made and passed to change the wording of USAV Rule 19.2 to read as: “The Libero(s) must wear a uniform which clearly contrasts with the rest of the team.” A second motion was passed that made the implementation of the new rule immediate. The new rule replaces the "Solid Color Jersey" rule. Pati Rolf, chair of the USAV Rules Commission, stated that the new rule was approved in response to the concerns of the membership. "We strongly believe this rule change, which was strongly supported by the membership, will be less restrictive and more flexible,” Rolf said.

One key point in the discussions was to ensure that any team that currently had legal uniforms would still be able to use those uniforms. Paul Albright, USAV indoor rules interpreter, emphasized that training will start as soon as possible to get that message out to the membership. "Obviously we have a challenge to get the word out, but we already have people working to update our training materials, including the new jersey gallery on https://VolleyballRefTraining.com to explain the rule change,” Albright said.

USA Volleyball will also work to widely distribute the new rule to the clubs and tournament directors as the season is in progress. Any questions regarding the rules change can be directed to your local region referee chair, Fred Chase (fchase@rochester.rr.com) or to the USAV Rules Interpreter at vbinterp@usav.org.

The mission of the Western Empire Volleyball Association is to promote and develop growth of the sport of volleyball in the counties it represents in Western New York from the grassroots levels to adult leagues. WEVA fosters learning the sport of volleyball by providing classes designed to teach the latest methods and strategies in coaching, as well as providing highly trained officials to referee tournaments and matches.

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