Last modified on 10-12-2009.

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GEVA 2008-09 Season News

October 12, 2009

An updated version of the adults tournament schedule was posted. The tournament scheduled at SporTime (Bethpage, NY) has changed from Men's BB to Women's BB. This version of the schedule is dated 10/12/2009. NOTE: Always Refresh/Reload the schedule page to ensure that you have the latest schedule.

October 9, 2009

An updated version of the adults tournament schedule was posted. The Men's BB tournament scheduled at Stevens on 21 December 2009 changed to 20 December 2009. This version of the schedule is dated 10/09/2009. NOTE: Always Refresh/Reload the schedule page to ensure that you have the latest schedule.

October 7, 2009

The first draft of the adults tournament schedule was posted. This version of the schedule is dated 10/07/2009. NOTE: Always Refresh/Reload the schedule page to ensure that you have the latest schedule.

August 6, 2009: 2010 USA Volleyball Adult Open Championships

USA Volleyball has selected the City of Phoenix as the location for its 2010 USA Adult Open Volleyball Championships to be held May 29-June 5. Click here to read the full story.

July 20, 2009: Congratulations to Mario Treibit - Referee Emeritus

Mario Treibit, member of GEVA, was presented the Wilber Peck Referee Emeritus award this year at the USAV Open tournament. This award is to honor and recognize persons who have retired from refereeing on the national level and who have made significant contributions to the USAV Referee program. The criteria for selection:

  1. Have contributed unselfish and distinguished leadership to local, regional and national-level development programs.
  2. Have officiated at a USA Championship Event for a minimum of 10 years.
  3. Have demonstrated characteristics that are consistent with the high ideals and purposes of USVA Official Code of Ethics as approved by the USA National Referees Commission.
  4. Have retired from active refereeing at the USA Open Events traditionally conducted in conjunction with the Corporationís Annual Meeting.

Previous GEVA Referee Emeritus award Winners include George Chain, Doug Denure, Tom Harrigan, Heinz Schaal, and now Mario. As you can see, our Region has made a rich contribution to the history of officiating in USA Volleyball. Many of our newer members may not have encountered some of these venerated officials, but you have all been touched by what they had to share. In addition to being a retired National Volleyball Referee, Mario also holds the following credentials: retired FIVB Arbiter, Associated Head Coach for St Johns Women's Volleyball team, former head coach of the Rutgers University Men's Vollebyall team, and former Head or Assistant coach for the USA, Puerto Rico, Israeli, and Netherlands national volleyball teams.

A video biography of Mario is available on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBw5obaFJYY). The video was prepared by Gary Colberg, for the 2009 Wilber H. Peck Referee Emeritus award, which was presented to Mario at USA Volleyball's Boyce Banquet, in recognition of his long and meritorious contribution, to the sport of Volleyball.

July 13, 2009

Again, congratulations to all of the participants in the Adult Nationals in Minneapolis, MN. Read the articles provided by the teams that went to Nationals for their "perspective" on the experience.

June 8, 2009

Two GEVA coaches were named by AVCA as 2009 "Thirty Under 30 Winners". Click here to read the AVCA announcement. Congratulations Kristina Hernandez (picture) and John Titus (picture). These were awarded back in February; sorry for the late notice.

June 4, 2009

Congratulations to all of the participants in the Adult Nationals held in Minneapolis, MN. The results are available on the USA Volleyball web site.

 


The GARDEN EMPIRE VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION (GEVA) is the local region of US Volleyball (USAV, the National Governing Body of Volleyball) that is responsible for the promotion and growth of volleyball in New Jersey, Long Island, and the Greater Metropolitan Area of New York City (to include Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam, and Orange Counties).

GEVA promotes volleyball by offering USAV-sanctioned indoor tournaments through-out the fall & winter months and sanctioned outdoor beach and grass tournaments in the spring & summer months. GEVA runs Adult and Junior Olympic programs and sanctions several recreational volleyball leagues in its region. GEVA's adult tournaments are held on week-ends at various venues through-out the region and usually last all day. A team can expect to play at least eight set per tournament; more should they advance to the playoffs. GEVA offers four skill levels for Adult Men and Women (AA, A, BB, B) and various age level competition for Junior Boys and Girls (single age groups starting at 12). At the present time, GEVA offers limited Coed Sanctioned play. We anticipate expanding this area if we see a demand for it.

Information about the GEVA Board of Directors is available from the Board of Directors link. If you have any questions and/or comments, please feel free to send a message to webmaster@geva.org or to the Board members.