JJVA has begun the project to build a new Volleyball Center for training, leagues, tournaments and special events. This facility will allow the 100 players who now practice at other facilities to join the other JJVA programs in one facility. It will also allow for increased growth, larger home tournaments, sand training leagues and tournaments, coaching clinics and special events.
Our goal of beginning the construction of the new facility in May of 2013 has been be moved back due to the challenges most construction projects in Florida encounter. These challenges revolve around the purchasing of land with wetlands designated areas. To resolve these challenges we have now progressed to the next step of our plan with the appointment of an architect to head the “JJVA Raise the Nets” construction, design and build committee. The architect we have selected is Dean Scott, a well-known professional from Jacksonville. His committee will be responsible for continuing the design process, finalizing the site selection, and completing the due diligence necessary to ensure the safe purchase of the site.
We have currently met our goal to raise $300,000 by June 2013. We will now begin our second stage of fundraising with our Summer Paver Promotion. During the months of June and July you can help us raise the next $300,000 needed by “Purchasing a Paver”. To donate you can go to the JJVA web page and click on the Summer Paver promotion button – get your name or the name of someone close to you engraved on an eternal paver for the walkway and you will receive a free Official JJVA Practice T- Shirt.
In addition to the Summer Paver promotion we also have a naming rights program – get your name on a court or another part of the new training center. We have also provided a place on the web page for donations of any size. All donations are appreciated and gratefully accepted. If you wish to make an in person or confidential donation, please feel free to contact Mary Andrew or Ginny Alexander at 904-854-2003 for complete donation or sponsorship information.
We are truly grateful to our members and friends for their longstanding support and we thank all donors in advance for their contributions to JJVA. Thanks for helping us to help the youth of our community.
We have several donation options to choose from including Brick Paver donations and sponsorships.
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It is hard to believe that the Travel and Local season are winding down. It seems like just yesterday Adis and I were trying to figure out how to organize and handle all the new players who joined us in December. We were excited, but at the same time challenged to get coaches and practice time for everyone and still keep a high standard of training. The challenges have been large at times and we have done our best to meet them. We are committed to continuing to be the best volleyball training center in North Florida we will continue striving to offer the best services possible to our players, parents and coaches. We are excited about the future of JJVA as we continue to attract new players and coaches to the JJVA Training Center for a catalog of volleyball activities from Volley Tots to Adults.
We are also excited about the 17N Rox Adis team winning the Big South NQ Tournament and qualifying for the National Championships, as well as our 18N Rox team finishing 3rd in the Big South NQ. Several Regional teams made a great showing in the Big South as well and overall all of our teams advanced a level from the previous year.
All of the Local teams have been competing each month and showing great improvement. The players at FSCJ and JJVA have been working hard on their skills and their competitive game knowledge. Coach Rivera, Coach Miriam, Coach John, Coach Snipes and Coach Bowers have worked hard to direct these hard working local division coaches and players. The one day events have been great learning experiences and the gym is always buzzing with excitement when these teams practice and play.
Jacksonville Juniors (JJVA) now owns and operates its own facility enabling us to improve the services provided to the greater Jacksonville Volleyball Community.
Conveniently located at 11661 Philips Highway in Jacksonville, Florida this 20,000 sq. ft. air conditioned facility features: 3 competition courts, strength and conditioning, a fully equipped weight room and our administrative offices.
Junior volleyball can teach many positive values, such as the spirit of cooperation, self-discipline, and regard for personal fitness. It is difficult for these desirable traits to take root in young players, however, if the adults around them fail to set the proper example. JJVA insists that our parents refrain from criticizing opposing players, our players, coaches, officials, other parents, their own child, or teammates of their own child and always remains respectful in the spectator area.
There may never be a perfect fit between the goals and priorities of coaches and parents; each group has their own perspective. Both, however, share a mutual interest in the players development of basic volleyball skills and attitudes.
JJVA parents ally themselves with the coach in teaching their daughters to cope with the natural frustrations of being a member of a competitive team. Our players learn how to deal with demanding superiors, to be a cooperative team member, to make use of positive and negative feedback, to achieve mental toughness and to be a gracious winner or loser.
Our JJVA parents encourage their daughters to show their coaches that they have a high level of commitment to volleyball. Those who display the greatest zest for the sport tend to receive the greatest attention from their coach. We teach players that they can display their commitment by: Proper mental and physical preparation, enthusiasm on and off the court, and actively supporting their teammates.
In 1989, the Jacksonville Junior Volleyball Association, a Jacksonville youth sport association, was founded by three area coaches for the purpose of promoting the sport of volleyball for school age students in the city and surrounding areas; FCCJ Head Coach, Mary Andrew, The Bolles School Head Coach, Elise Bush and Mayport Middle School, then-Head Coach, Brandy King.
In nine years these awesome ladies grew the Club from 30 players and 3 coaches, to almost 200 players of all ages and over 30 coaches offering opportunities for the girls in skill development and lifetime enjoyment of the sport to playing in college and many through scholarships.
This year we went over 100 for the number of our club members who have gone on to play college volleyball, most with scholarships; 20 last season alone!
While the Central and South Florida areas have over 75 junior volleyball clubs, the JJVA is one of only few Junior Volleyball Associations in North Florida.
JJVA staff consists of the following:
A Board of Directors approves policy and determines long-range planning objectives. Volunteer committees will be organized for the purpose of conducting fund raising events, working tournament concessions, and assisting the club in other ways.
Each team is required to have a team parent volunteer for team communication purposes.