1. What is the OVR and what is the meaning of National, American, and Regional levels?
Each USA Volleyball (USAV) club participates in a designated region. Advancement Academy participates in the Ohio Valley Region (OVR) of USA Volleyball. At most age levels, the OVR/USAV supports 3 increasing levels of play — Regional is considered the lowest level of competition and National is the most competitive.
2. At A2, what is the primary difference between National, American, and Regional levels?
3. How many teams will A2 have for the upcoming 2022-2023 season and at what levels?
In 2022-2023, Advancement Academy is planning for approximately 30 girls teams for A2 Girls, 15 A2 Boys teams, and 5-7 teams for A2 Boys West. We will have a mix of National, American, and Regional teams at most age levels. The decision on which teams will play and at which level is made based on the ability level of the athletes that participate in the tryouts and then ultimately decide to join the club. A2 teams typically consist of 10 players. It is our belief that having a team that is competitive, while still being challenged, creates the best atmosphere to allow an athlete to continue to grow and expand their skills. The breakdown of ages/levels we plan to offer can be found on the Teams page for each A2 location.
4. Are there options other than Club Volleyball?
We have a number of other opportunities that can be considered for those not interested or ready for club volleyball. Check out the Programs and Training tab for other opportunities.