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As with our National and local government it is election time in the Arizona Region. The Executive Board positions are up for election as well as 4 positions on the Junior Board. The elections will take place at the Region Championship tournaments of all the divisions of our Junior Girls and Adults. Voting may also take place by email or fax.
However, before we can vote we must establish our candidates. For those interested in a position on either the Executive Board or as a Junior Board Representative please look over the descriptions of duties for each of the positions sought. Candidates must fill out a nomination form and submit it to the AZ Region office no later than April 25th at 12 noon. Forms may be faxed (602-454-1427), emailed (azvolley@qwest.net) or mailed (2105 S. 48th St, Suite 108, Tempe, AZ 85282). The candidate's information will be posted here and available at each site of the Region Championships.

Junior Board Representatives must be a club director or coach currently involved with a club and the club must be part of the zone that the candidate is looking to represent.
Please carefully consider running for a position within the AZ Region’s Junior or Executive Boards. For the nomination forms, go to the Region website.

For a description of duties and requirements of the positions below,  please go to the Region website.

Executive Board Positions - 2 year terms


Commissioner - elected from the Regular members


Secretary/Treasurer - elected by the Regular members


Adult Division Coordinator - is elected by our Adult Players


Officials Division Coordinator - is elected by our registered officials


Junior Division Coordinator - is elected from the sitting Jr Board Members to represent the Jr Board on the Ex Board

Junior Board Positions - 3 year terms


Junior Board Member Duties


Zonal Breakdown


Zones with elections due:



Northern - no incument






Metro Southeast - no incumbent



Metro Northeast - no incumbent

Adult Positions



Male Player Rep



Female Player Rep

AZ Region Girls HP Tryouts Ends with Record Numbers

The Arizona Region ended the tryout phase of its 2008 High Performance Program with a record breaking number of Arizona athletes participating.
With the HP Championships coming to Tucson in July, the program has gained much interest from athletes, coaches and parents alike. The tryout numbers, the biggest in the Region’s 9 year history with the High Performance Program, bear that out:

In total, 162 girls added to the boys total saw the Region tryout 210 athletes.

Congratulations to those athletes that tried out. Notification for the National teams will come in mid-May and for the Regional selections a few weeks later.

The Region will be sponsoring a Boy’s Select team, a Girl’s Select team and a Girl’s Youth team.

Volunteers Needed for HP Championships

The High Performance Championships are looking for volunteers, line judges and statisticians for the tournament July 22-27th in Tucson.

If you are interested, contact the Region office.

Parent’s, We Need Your Cooperation!

USA Volleyball and their insurers prohibit anyone on the volleyball court that is NOT IMPACT certified.

IMPACT is a 4 hour course that is required of all USAV coaches that teaches coaching theory and implementation,  risk management and the legalities of coaching.
For the safety of our athetles and to stay in compliance with our USAV insurers, we ask you to please do not shag or toss balls or participate in any way  at practices or at tournaments.

If you are interested in taking an IMPACT course, please contact the Region office.
Thank You for your attention to this matter.

AVP Schedule is Announced

The AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour announced their schedule for 2008 with Glendale reaping one of the bigger prizes on the tour.
Glendale’s Westgate Center  will host the King and Queen of the Beach tournament that wraps up the season on September 26-28th. This is the tournament where the players play with different partners earning points and eventually the title King and Queen of the Beach.
For more information, or to buy tickets, go to www.avp.com


Adult Beach Volleyball Still Going Strong

The  Arizona Beach Volleyball Association, or the AZBVA is going strong with Adult tournaments throughout the winter and spring. For more information, go to their website at http://www.arizonavolleyball.com.

2008 American Volleyball Challenge Cancelled

The American Volleyball Challenge Tucson tournament has been cancelled for the 2008 season. The hope is to market the tournament to adjoining Regions and possibly bring the tournament to Phoenix in 2009. This series of tournaments is still figuring out what their market is and how best to approach that market.

Any team that has entered and paid for the tournament will be reimbursed. Any team that has entered and not paid will just not be entered any longer. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you.

Sun Devil Turf Challenge Back for Adults

Spark Magazine and Gold Medal Squared Volleyball camps are hosting the 2008 Sun Devil Turf Challenge Grass Volleyball tournament held May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2008 at the Arizona State University Soccer Stadium.
Join the fun in the Biggest Outdoor Volleyball Tournament in the Southwest!

 Registration, Fees and Schedule

Friday, May 2nd:

Check in begins at 3:30 PM
Play begins at 4:30 PM
Divisions: Co-Ed 4s

Saturday, May 3rd:

Check in begins at 9:00 AM
Play begins at 10:00 AM
Divisions: Men's Open Doubles, Women's Open Doubles

Sunday, May 4th:

Check in begins at 8:00 AM
Play begins at 9:00 AM
Divisions: Co-ed Doubles, Men's Rec Doubles, Women's Rec Doubles
For questions or problems, contact

Ben Corbett
W: 480-965-3781 | F: 480-965-7398 | turfchallenge@gmail.com
To register, go to www.goldmedalsquared.com and click on the Turf Challenge link.

2008 Region Golf Tournament Information Announced

The 2nd annual Arizona Region Golf Tournament will be held September 20, 2008 and will be played at the Phantom Ranch golf course at the Pointe South Mountain.

Anyone may participate. The Region is not only looking for golfers, but for those willing to involve themselves with sponsorships and donations as well. All donations will be used as prizes at the event or included in our Development Grant fund.

The Arizona Region aims to facilitate both indoor and outdoor volleyball in a safe yet competitive environment for all those interested. As we continue to grow and our athletes continue to thrive, it is our goal to continue to provide for them as best we can. In doing so we have created a fund that will benefit projects to grow the sport of volleyball here in Arizona; for example, the money may be used to create a club in a low-income area where volleyball may not exist for financial reasons. By playing or making a donation, you will be promoting a safe and competitive environment for our athletes.


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