2020 KVCA Region Players and Coaches of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 26, 2020) – The Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association (KVCA) is proud to announce its thirteenth-annual Region Players and Region Coaches of the Year. 

Selections were voted on by KVCA member coaches.

2020 All-State Awards Voting

2020 KVCA Postseason awards voting has ended.

The press release announcing the Region Coaches of the Year and Region Players of the Year will be distributed on Monday, October 26. Sadly, due to concerns from Covid-19, regional awards will not be presented at the KHSAA State Tournament.  We will work to see about having the awards shipped to the invidual regional tournaments to be awarded there.

The press release announcing KVCA First Team and Second Team All-State honorees, Coach of the Year, and Miss Kentucky Volleyball will be distributed on Monday, November 2.

AVCA Thirty Under 30 High School Awards

 

In 2020, the AVCA and the AVCA High School Leadership Council will celebrate the 5th year anniversary for the AVCA Thirty Under 30 High School Awards.

 

This awards program was designed to spotlight and encourage aspiring high school/interscholastic coaches and future leaders within their state volleyball coaching communities ~ our AVCA Affiliate Partner and AVCA Signature Affiliate state associations.

 

Nominations for 2020 are now being accepted through Wednesday, October 28th at 5PM ET. 

 

Thirty Under 30 High School nominee requirements:  

  • Must be 30 years of age or younger on or before December 31, 2020. 
  • Must be actively engaged and affiliated with their state association ~ one of AVCA's Affiliate Partner or Signature Affiliate state associations. 
  • Active AVCA Membership (included with KVCA membership)
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT NOMINATIONS


If you have any questions about the award or membership with the AVCA, please contact Kennedy Wells at
[email protected].

 

2020 KVCA Watch List

The Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association is pleased to announce its 2020 KVCA Preseason Watch List.  The 204 athletes listed are expected to be considered for All-State at the end of the season.  Please review the athletes listed as your season plays out and take note of their performance so that you can complete a more informed All-State ballot in October.

Click Here to View the Full List (updated 9/9/20)

Bolded names are athletes that received an All-State award in 2019.  Did we miss someone?  Nominate here HERE.

KHSAA Covid-19 Update

*Update on August 20*: This morning, the KHSAA reaffirmed its decision to begin the fall season on September 7 as planned. Teams can begin organized practices next Monday, August 24. Individual school districts can decide to delay the start of their season depending on the Covid-19 cases and concerns locally.

The KHSAA warned that the plan is subject to approval by the governor's office, the Kentucky Department of Education and the Kentucky Department of Public Health.

*Update on July 28*: The KHSAA Board of Control approved a plan to leave fall sports in the fall and begin official fall practice on August 24th.  Volleyball can play its first competition match on September 7.

With the regular season window shortened for fall sports, the Board approved a modification to Bylaw 23 (Limitation of Seasons) for 2020-21, removing the allowance for interscholastic scrimmages while adjusting the number of permissible contests in each of the fall sports.  Volleyball is is now able to play up to 24 matches.

Until further revised, the KHSAA will not approve member school participation in any event where NFHS sanctioning is required. In addition, participation in non-NFHS sanctioned events in the team sports of Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball will be restricted to no more than eight teams until further notice. Schedule travel restrictions were also put in place by the Board, as member schools will only be permitted to play schools located in Kentucky or located in a county that directly borders Kentucky until further notice.

Lastly, the KHSAA ruled that teams may only dress a maximum of 15 athletes per contest.

The full press release from the KHSAA is available online here.

*Update on July 13*: The KHSAA Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2020-21 academic year on July 10.  During the course of its meeting, the Board approved a recommendation to extend the guidance and allowances for Segment 3 of the document issued for summer play in KHSAA sports and sport-activities through Sunday, August 2.  Read the full press release.

In a release from the KHSAA effective beginning June 1, the KHSAA published its outline for the return of volleyball athletes to their high school programs. 

Here are the dates outlined in the latest release:


Segment 3 Guiedlines: Now - August 2:

  • No activity that normally occurs officially July 15 may be mandatory for team participants during this period in any sport or sport-activity.
  • There is a STRONG RECOMMENDATION that each athlete be limited to a total of six hours per week.
  • Athletes participating in multiple fall sports should have coaches and athletic personnel collaborate on the distribution of time within the six hours a week.
  • All activity on a member school (or affiliated middle school) campus must be approved by the local board of education through the Superintendent of Schools and in consultation with the local health department.
  • All published social distancing guidelines should be required if such activity is conducted and all references to Social Distancing shall include the CDC guidance as well as the Governor’s guidance contained in the May 22 Youth Sports Guidelines, and any locally supplemented requirements
  • Coaches may conduct activity that complies with the Governor’s Youth Sport Orders for this type of sport.
  • Off campus participation by enrolled or formerly rostered participants with or without the presence of a school coach (whether or not coaching) shall be unlimited.
  • During this period, all groups should be compliant with the guidance for groups of fifty(50) or fewer.
  • All coaches should be instructed to wear cloth masks/face coverings at all times in the presence of students and maintain social distancing guidelines at all times.

Additional guidance and accommodation for competition in all sports and sport-activities is forthcoming.  The KVCA recommends that coaches review the full release linked above.

If you have specific questions or comments regarding the KHSAA decision, please forward them to Brad Wilson at [email protected].

AVCA Membership for 2020 Season

Still need to join the KVCA or renew your previous membership for this fall's season?  Visit the "Join" tab at the top of the page and follow the instructions to complete your membership.  Any issues can be sent to [email protected].