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USA Volleyball Common Acronyms
AAHPERD (pronounced
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education Recreation and Dance
AAU Amateur Athletic Union
ADVA American Deaf Volleyball Association (now DSFUSA Deaf Sorts Federation
AIA Athletes in Action
ALA American Latvian Association
AMATEUR SPORTS ACT Public Law 95.606. This is the legislation governing USA Volleyball as a NGB.
ASEP American Sorts Education Program
AVA Amateur Volleyball Association
AVCA American Volleyball Coaches Association
AVP Association of Volleyball Professionals
BD Beach Volleyball Division
BOD Board of Directors
BSA Bo Scouts of America
CAP Coaching Accreditation Program (advanced coaches training courses offered by
CBVA California Beach Volleyball Association
DSUSA Disabled Sports USA
DVD Disabled Volleyball Division
FIVB International Volleyball Federation (USAV is a member of this, our International
IMPACT Increased Mastery and Professional Application of Coaching Theory (entry level
course in
CAP program)
IOC International Olympic Committee (the FIVB is a member of the IOC)
JCC Jewish Communit Centers Maccabi
JNC or JOVC commonl used abbreviations for U.S. Junior Olympic Volleyball National
Member Relations and Human Resources Division
NAGWS National Association of Girls and Women in Sort
NAIA National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
NAPAL National Association of Police Athletic Leagues
NATIONAL OFFICE USA Volleyball Administrative Office is commonl referred to as the "National
NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association (sometimes referred to NC2A)
NCD or NC DIVISION National Championships Division
NCSG National Congress of State Games
NFSHSA National Federation of State High Schools Association
NGB National Governin Body
NIRSA (ronounced NURSA) National Intramural Recreational Sorts Association
NJCAA National Junior College Athletic Association
NRPA National Recreation and Parks Associations
NSCA (ronounced NISCA) National Strength Coaches Association
NVA National Volleyball Association
OD Officials Division
OLYMPIC We are only permitted to use the word "Olympic" if it is followed b the word
OTC Olympic Training Center
PAVO Professional Association of VB Officials (formerl ABO, Affiliated Board of
PCPFS President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sorts
ROD Regional Operations Division
RVA Regional Volleyball Association (lural is RVAs
SCOUT Student Collegiate Outlook of USA Volleyball Talent (manual available to
collegiate coaches
for player recruitment)
SOCOG Sydney Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games
Sol Special Olympics, Inc.
USA VOLLEYBALL d.b.a name for United States Volleyball Association, as of Ma 1994
USAF United States Air Force
USAV new abbreviation for USA Volleyball
USJOV United States Junior Olympic Volleyball
USJOVC United States Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships
USMC United States Marine Corps
USN United States Navy
USNSO United States National Senior Sorts Organization
USOC United States Olympic Committee (USAV is a member of this National Olympic
USVBA former abbreviation for United States Volleyball Association (now known as USA
aka USVBA)
USYVL United States Youth Volleyball League
VBHF Volleyball Hall of Fame
WGM William G. Morgan Foundation
WI Wall ball Inc.
YJOVD or YJOV DIVISION Youth/Junior Olympic Volleyball Division
YMCA Young Men's Christian Association