To: Keystone Region Membership
From: William E. Jones, Commissioner-Elect
CC: Board of Directors
Date: 8/2/2001 3:00 P.M.
Meeting Chair Person: Chris Clauss
Kessel, Mike Hulett
A successful program tried in Sandy Utah to involve younger children
into volleyball. Goal is to make
the courts available, unsupervised for general use.
Risk management idea to place within line of site of
championship/tournament desk for general oversight.
Goal would be to suggest/require for all qualifiers and major
tournaments. Original budget
amount of $3,000.00 vs. actual incurred of less than $500.00.
John Kessel described it also as a great opportunity for interaction
between tournament, coaches and parents, as well as attracts very young
children toward the sport.
YMCA interaction with disabled athletes is going
well. The Shriners foundation
have been non-responsive to numerous requests for involvement.
Special Olympics is completely distinct from
sitting/disabled Olympics so no productive interaction is being sought or
considered. Most Special Olympic
athletes would not meet the threshold requirements for physical disability to
qualify under the present criteria.
There is a need to develop the sitting/disabled
program for females. No teams
have been identified, although one individual has shown interest in such a
USAV has been doing extensive recruiting and
research with the benefit of a $50,000.00 grant from the Paralympics
The USAV poster development project is back to
square one. The original
developer has some concepts but describes it as too big a project to continue
on a pro bono basis.
The program is running out of funding as the Nike
Grant, and “Charlie Jackson” funds are nearly exhausted.
It was suggested
that future viability of the program to develop USAV type volleyball might be
realized by bringing “organized” volleyball to Girls & Boys Clubs of
America, and Police Athletic League type of organizations.