Boys Advisory Committee
Text in BLACK was offered to the Committee by the Commission.
Text in BLUE is the Committee’s
recommendation. Text in RED
is the Commission’s Motion. Bill
August 4, 2001:
Committee Chair: Chris
SUBJECT #1: Development
of National Tournament Schedule.
Steve Covert will compile a National Tournament Schedule. The schedule will be completed by October 1, 2001.
Subject #2: Pre Tournament Book
Recommendation: Chris Clauss and
Mike Hulett will pre-read the pre-tournament book.
No action Required.
Subject #3: DISABLED ATHLETES
Recommendation: Tabled until the
No Action required.
Subject #4: SEEDING
Recommendation: The Atlantic Zone Regions will pre-compile
their suggested seedings and submit them to USA for seeding as a
collaborative document. Collin
Powers will follow-up on the East Coast, making sure tournament results be
submitted. The boys’
committee supports the Competition Advisory Committee recommendation
requiring reporting of the results on the USA Web Page.
Subject#5: Mandatory Reporting of Team/Tournament Results
Rationale For: Incentive
for teams to submit their results. The
amended seeding criteria will be published; emphasizing to the teams that
proper seeding requires the submission of the reporting criteria.
Rationale Against: You
affect the outcome and the bumping of the lower seeds our of pool play.
not submitting their results will not be seeded for the tournament based on
competition experience. Rather,
if there is room for the team(s) in the tournament, the teams who failed to
comply with the reporting requirement will be seeded together into the same
As per recommendation, see competition commission recommendation
for additional information.
Subject #6: Behavior management at championships
committee recommends that the arbitrator process be evaluated and fine-tuned
That the extent, reach and jurisdiction of the arbitrators
specifically, and USA Volleyball generally, extends to all the individual
members, both on and off the playing sites.
The arbitrators will emphasize the investigation, discovery
and tracking of inappropriate behavior, in addition to the nature, type and
degree of sanctions to be entered against those acting outside the USA Code
The pre-tournament coaches & captains meeting, confirming
the behavior policies, that the team captains, coaches and club directors
will be sanctioned for their team’s inappropriate behavior.
No special awards or opportunities will be conferred on any
player or team who are sanctioned for misbehavior during or outside
competition at the event. This
includes All Tournament, or high performance type awards, opportunities or
The committee fully supports Mike Chandler’s
recommendations, including an emphasis on enforcing the responsibility and
culpability of the coaches, chaperones, parents and club directors.
Rationale For: The
organizational goal is to deter abhorrent behavior, and not to merely
implement processes to punish such behavior. Communication of the both the likelihood of getting caught,
and secondarily the seriousness of the sanctions will help to accomplish
this goal, without unduly accentuating the negative aspects of behavior
Rationale Against: None
Subject #7: TRULY OPEN BOYS CHAMPIONSHIPS
CLICK HERE TO See Final Draft Proposal (8/4/01 3:00 p.m. draft of
Chip Reiley (Keystone Region)).
The Committee unanimously endorses proposal number 2, subject to the
following change in the frozen roster rule for the Club Division.
The first two sentences will be amended to read:
“The team roster shall be considered frozen upon submittal of the
entry form and roster. No
player listed on this roster may participate on a team from any other club
for purpose of these championships.”
This places all of the teams on an equal playing field, without
regard to their Region’s High school volleyball schedule, requirements or
Allowing that the High School Rules to fix the extortion by the high
school coaches. It happened in
Texas and Ohio. Two Things to fix
Need to create another division – ALL
Star Division. No.
Not legal under the current rules, and would create an environment
where the All-Star teams would be competing with the other teams for their
Great Lakes & California currently
circumvent the current rules by allowing teams to release & transfer their
players for purposes of going to boys JOVC’s.
To change & make it open as defined in the proposal, you’ve got
to live with the risk that Regions will not enact local rules to protect their
teams and recruiting.
Clubs are signing waivers.
Does not express an opinion on the merits of the proposal. Is satisfied that the proposal, as submitted by the body
(Boys’ Advisory Committee) is sufficiently complete, that, if accepted,
could theoretically be implemented.
The Commission expressed concerns that such drastic change would also
need to be reviewed by Ethics & Eligibility before they would expect the
ROD, or the Board to take any action, if a recommendation is formulated and
MOTION TO TABLE UNTIL MORNING SESSION OF
#8: number of substitutions
The Boys Committee opposes a reduction in the allowable number of
substitutions per game from 12 to 6.
No action required, supporting the