USA Volleyball (USAV) seems at the top of the heap because it is the sponsoring organization involved in selecting USA National Teams, including Olympic teams. USAV hosts junior and adult leagues, indoor, beach and sitting teams.
For junior level play (generally 12-18 years old), most competitive clubs (non-recreational) are affiliated with one of 40 USA Volleyball Member Regions – this affiliation allows these clubs to host tournaments recognized by the larger sanctioning body. Clubs who play in these tournaments are ranked both within the member region and nationally. USAV also sponsors regional tournaments to identify the top club teams in the nation (by age).
Players and clubs affiliate with USA Volleyball by region. For more information, visit the USA Volleyball Regions page.