Chair (Interim) | Chynna Tavares
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KRVA is looking for three members to serve on the Adult Committee. If you are interested, please contact the Adult Committee.
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My name is Chynna Tavares. I am a coach, a player, volleyball enthusiast, and recently have become the new Adult Chair in KRVA!
It is my goal during my term(s) as Adult Chair to organize and grow the opportunity for adults of all ages to continue playing the sport we love. No matter the level, location, or age, I hope to create programs and make changes that benefit the region's adults who want to play more volleyball.
In my experience as an adult player, the opportunity to play has been limited and organization of it all is almost non-existent. It is hard for many people to find a place to play consistently. If you do have a place to play consistently, travel can be far or competition is too familiar. I believe there are many out there with similar stories.
I have put together a short survey for all of the adult KRVA member and non-member volleyball players who want to play more volleyball within the region throughout the year. Please take a few minutes out of your day to complete the survey and help me make a better Adults program with your input.Adult Volleyball Player Survey
If you have other ideas on how to improve our Adults in region or struggles that you are having, please feel free to reach out to me via e-mail.
Want To Run Events?
If you are interested in running Adults Tournaments, Leagues, or other events, please fill out the short questionnaire in the link below with your information. This questionnaire is for everyone looking to get involved on a high level. If you already run events, but are thinking about bringing them to KRVA please fill it out! Even if you do not have a facility, but would like to get involved, we may be able to work with you.Become a KRVA Tournament/League Director
Playing Levels Defined
In all areas of the country there are primarily 5 levels of adult volleyball competitiveness. They are Beginner, B, BB, A, and AA. (Well, there are 6 if you add in professional/Olympic.) These are classifications that are used by USAVolleyball, the United States' governing body for adult non-professional volleyball.
If one were to call themselves a BB player, that may be interpreted differently if they were in, say, Hawaii or Southern California than if they were in Georgia or South Carolina. No offense to GA or SC but things are different around the country in volleyball. But generally, the definitions below can be used. I encourage you to please discuss this if you feel differently.
Recreational | A "Recreational" player is a Beginner. A Recreational player should know the basics of volleyball, and played some volleyball before, but he/she is just beginning to bump, set, and spike. A Recreational player should not RSVP to an event which includes "BB" or "A" level or Advanced players.
B | A "B" player is still in the early learning stages of the game but knows the skills. A "B" player knows how to bump, set (a little), and spike. But a "B" player has a lot of practice yet to go to be able to do these skills consistently. A "B" player makes mistakes often.
BB | A "BB" player knows where to be on the court at all times when plays are developing. He/she knows where to be when the opponent is hitting. A "BB" player knows the footwork of and how to approach hitting effectively. A "BB" player knows how to run a 5-1, a 6-2, and needlessly, a 4-2. To see videos of BB level volleyball click here or here.
A | An "A" player is somewhere between "BB" and "AA". They know all the skills extremely well but cannot always execute the super-high level plays extremely effectively all the time. "A" players can run combination plays in a basic way if passes are good. That includes slides, tandems, x's, crosses, and back-row hitting.
AA/Open | Nearly Olympic. Or at least able to dig an Olympic Player's attack hit or able to once in a while put a ball down as a hitter against an Olympic Team. OK. No one can ever put a ball down against an Olympic defense. But an adult AA team of players would be able to beat a college Division I team of their same sex at least some of the time.