Columbia Junior Volleyball Club











"Since 1990, the purpose of Columbia Junior Volleyball has been to provide the highest level of volleyball competition, and the best volleyball experience for our players. As a club, we strive to be the best on and off the court, and to help our players to be the best they can be in volleyball, in the classroom, and in life."

Columbia JVBC 2019-2020 Season

Next Steps for 2021 Season

Players (and Parents) who were offered positions on Columbia teams for the 2021 season should watch for additional information by email in the next few days. If you have questions in the meantime, contact Club Director John L (text is fastest...)

We'll post a practice schedule at least a week ahead of the first practice. Since we don't know a potential tournament schedule yet, we are still determining fees. Initial fees will be the same as last year, but no fee is due yet.

Evergreen Region Membership Changes

The Evergreen Region of USAV Volleyball (which includes the area served by Columbia) has changed the registration process for yearly memberships. All players should register for the 2020-21 season here: https://evergreen-region-volleyball.sportsengine-prelive.com/memberservices

Players must be pre-registered for Junior Memberships prior to any tryout or practice with Columbia JVBC.

Columbia's Statement of Intent for the Upcoming Season

There is a lot on uncertainty about how the Evergreen Region of USA Volleyball intends to put together the upcoming season. Columbia JVBC is waiting to find out many details just like everyone else. Here are a few things we CAN say about what will happen:

  • Columbia won't participate in practice or tournaments for High School age players during a Spring High School volleyball season. We won't create a conflict for players with their high school teams.
  • Columbia won't participate in practices or tournaments that we don't feel are safe for our players and families.
  • Columbia WILL endeavour to make this season instructive and fun for our players, no matter how the season is structured.
  • Columbia is a college-prep program and will continue to expect student athletes to demonstrate 3.0 or higher gpa during our season.

We will continue to post updates as we get more information.

ERVA extends season suspension

March 13, 2020

Region Membership,

In the interest of welfare and safety for our membership, USA Volleyball is eliminating the sanctioning for all USA Volleyball activities effective 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 13. The ban is on all USA Volleyball-sanctioned activities through March 31, 2020, including but not limited to tournaments, practices, individual training sessions and anything covered by USA Volleyball insurance.

The ERVA Executive Board & staff will convene again to discuss the next steps regarding the new mandates (from 3/13/20) by Washington State Governor Inslee and we will send another release soon.

Thank you for your understanding,

ERVA Board & Staff

Practice suspended

Practices are currently suspended for next week. We will re-evaluate each week wait for ERVA to determine when we can safely resume practices. Keep checking back!

Evergreen Region Suspends Events for 30 days

March 12, 2020

Region Membership,

Following the direction of Washington State leadership & Health Authorities, we believe that it is our responsibility to be mindful citizens, and leaders in our community. Therefore, we are suspending all ERVA-hosted events and rescinding ERVA sanctions for junior and adult club-hosted tournaments for a 30-day period, through April 12, 2020.

As this public health crisis evolves, we will continue to evaluate the landscape in Washington and provide an update regarding future events by Wednesday, April 1, 2020.  This includes the ERVA Regional Championships, ERVA HP Tryouts, Border Smackdown and any ERVA sanctioned club-hosted tournaments.

Club directors, please fully educate yourself on the recommendations of the appropriate agencies regarding sporting events and social gatherings.  After you consider the recommendations, should you choose to continue to hold practices, we expect that your organization will be prudent about following those recommendations.

We know these decisions and the issues we all face present challenges. However, after seeking counsel from USA Volleyball and local health authorities, we feel this decision is in the best interest of our members and our communities. We will keep you updated and continue to work diligently alongside you to answer questions and find solutions.

Thank you for your understanding,

... from the Evergreen Region Office

Updates to playing schedule

A number of changes to the tournament schedule were posted to our Tournament Schedule today. We expect several additional tournaments to be added shortly, so keep checking our schedule.

Fees reminder

January fee payments are due 1/1/20 for all teams. See our Fees page for amounts. If you are behind on your initial payment, or need to discuss any arrangements on payments, see John L asap for help.

Score/Ref Clinic on Dec. 29th

All Columbia Coaches and Players need to attend the Region's mandated Ref/Score Clinic on Dec. 29th. If you can't attend, you'll need to complete the online version. (There's a test with the online version.) Click here for a link to the online clinic: https://www.evergreenregion.org/online-ref-score-clinics/ If you will be doing your clinic online, you must notify your coach BEFORE Sunday's clinic.

Columbia's Ref/Score Clinic: Sunday Dec. 29th at Franklin Elementary School (6010 Rd 52, Pasco, WA) starting at 10am.

Update your USAV memberships!

Players (or Parents) please make certain that you change your club to "Columbia Jrs" in your USAV  of the webpoint account. We won't be able to see you in the list until then.

Email Chris when you are updated, or if you need help.

Columbia on Twitter

Columbia will have open tryouts to fill any available spots on our teams for 2020-21 season this Saturday (9/19)...… https://t.co/MYE3HJa38t
Tryout Update... together with other clubs in the area, because of air quality we are delaying our tryouts to Satur… https://t.co/apO9gn6NSb
Our tryout information has been almost complete updated! Check the front page of our website at https://t.co/A12z5nbcPr

2015 Commits

  • Cassandra Brownell - signed (track), Northwest Christian University
  • Anna Grigsby - signed, Colorado College
  • Hannah Hulse - signed, Pacific University
  • Taylor Little - signed, College of Idaho
  • Megan Steach - signed, Montana Tech

2016 Commits

  • Morgan Kline - signed, University of California Riverside
  • Maloree Kupp - signed, University of Redlands
  • Bethane Nelson - signed, Evergreen State College
  • Ashlin Orosco - signed, Walla Walla Community College

2017 Commits

  • Tasha Hungate - signed, Evergreen State College
  • Catelyn Linke - signed, Eastern Washington University
  • McKaidan Moore - signed, University of West Alabama
  • Ashtin Olin - signed, California State University, Sacramento
  • Leanna Shymanski - signed, Eastern Washington University
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