Official Volleyball Sanctioning Organizations

This list is centered on organizations that mainly affect the USA. It may be expanded if users of this site are global in the future.

USA Volleyball

Non-profit organization

USA Volleyball is a non-profit organization which is recognized as the national governing body of volleyball in the United States by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball and the United States Olympic Committee. It is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and was founded by the YMCA of the USA. Wikipedia

Fédération Internationale de Volleyball

The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball,

Commonly known by the acronym FIVB, is the international governing body for all forms of volleyball. Its headquarters are located in Lausanne, Switzerland and its current president is Brazilian Ary Graça. Wikipedia

American Volleyball Coaches Association

Non-profit organization

The American Volleyball Coaches Association is an organization of over 6,000 members, incorporated as a private non-profit educational corporation in 1981, as the Collegiate Volleyball Coaches Association. It is currently headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. Wikipedia

Association of Volleyball Professionals

The Association of Volleyball Professionals is the biggest and longest-running professional beach volleyball tour in the United States. Founded in 1983, the AVP is headquartered in Newport Beach, California. Wikipedia

North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation

Non-profit organization

The North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation is an incorporated, non-profit organization responsible for all volleyball activities that take place in its zone. Wikipedia

International Volleyball Association


The International Volleyball Association was a short lived co-ed professional volleyball league in the United States from 1975 to 1980. Like other major sports leagues in the United States, it had two geographic divisions. However, its teams were entirely in the west. Wikipedia

National Volleyball Association


National Volleyball Association is men’s professional indoor volleyball league in the US, founded in 2018, that currently has 8 teams. NVA’s 2020 season was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. Wikipedia

Amateur Athletic Union

The Amateur Athletic Union is an amateur sports organization based in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. It has more than 700,000 members nationwide, including more than 100,000 volunteers. Wikipedia

National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA

Nonprofit organization

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a nonprofit organization that regulates student athletes from 1,268 North American institutions and conferences. Wikipedia

National Federation of State High School Associations, NFHS

The National Federation of State High School Associations is the body that writes the rules of competition for most high school sports and activities in the United States. NFHS’s headquarters are located in White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. Wikipedia