YJOV ANNUAL MEETING
Welcome to my Youth Junior Olympic Volleyball
National Meeting Web Page. In USA
Volleyball speak, that instantly would become the YJOVNMWP, because once you
arrive at COS (Colorado Springs) only acronyms, not words, are used to
communicate thoughts and ideas.
To help you understand some of the acronyms, they
even provide New Reps a list of acronyms, so of course I’ve included them
here on the site at: CLICK
HERE FOR ACRONYM.
If you’ve never been to the National YJOV meeting,
then I’ve been there once more than you!
If you’re an expert, then please let me know what I do not understand.
What happens at the NYJOV
Each Region is encouraged to send three
representatives to participate in advisory committee meetings dealing with
juniors issues. The committees
are: Grass Roots, High
Competition, Boys, and Interface. General
Forums are meetings for everybody.
What are Advisory
The advisory committees for each section participate in forums to discuss subjects previously placed on the agenda by
the YJOV Division. The Juniors
Coordinators and Directors were asked to provide agenda topics prior to the
meeting. Of course the Advisory
Committee in attendance could request “new business” but the agenda was typically full
for the time periods allowed over the 3 days of meetings.
What do the Advisory
The General Forum and advisory committees engage in discussion
and are asked to submit recommendations on each topic.
The recommendations should include brief statements of
Rationale ‘for’ and ‘against’ the proposals, or a recommendation
that no action be taken.
Each Advisory Committee then submits its
recommendation to the respective YJOVD Commission for consideration. If approved by the Commissions, then MOTIONS are drafted
(based on the recommendation, or as modified by the Commission).
The MOTIONS then move up the decision making ladder.
What happens to the Motions
from the YJOVD Commissions?
Many are forwarded to the Ethics and Eligibility
Committee so they can weigh in on whether the Motion is feasible, or what
modifications might be required to insure that the Motion is consistent with
the National Championship Division, the Amateur Sports Act, the US Olympic
Commission, and to the extent applicable the International Requirements of the
As approved by the E&E, the motion is then
forwarded to the Administrative Council, who may also entertain, edit, or remand the
Motion as appropriate. If the
Administrative Council approves the motion, it is then considered by the ROD Board
(Regional Operating Divisions) which is comprised in part of the
Commissioners of each USA Volleyball Region.
The ROD next meets in early October.
The ROD may entertain, table, edit or remand the
Motion. Once approved by the ROD,
the motion is forwarded to the Executive Committee of the USAV Board of
Directors, who may then include it in the Board of Directors Agenda in
January. Of course, the Board of
Directors may table, remand, modify, reject or approve the Motion.
When will the Motion take
Approval of the Motion would take place in January,
and become effective after that, or at such other time as the
approved form of the Motion would require.
So what is on this NYJOV
This is where we are now. These are the ideas that were circulated and discussed, and
the Motions made by the Commissions. The
chain of command does not REQUIRE a committee to initiate the process.
The YJOVD, ROD, or Board of Directors may also consider any other
issues they initiate on their respective agendas.
So what can the membership
do with the information on these pages?
Let the Juniors Representatives and Commissioner
know your ideas on these topics, so they will know how to best represent your
interests at the NYJOV, and ROD meetings throughout the year.