Call to Action
We encourage coaches and players to sign petitions, review resources and post on social media. We would love if you used #vollequality on all of your posts!
AVCA’s diversity page has resources, statements, programming, and a list of their diversity award recipients. This link leads to the resources page which has player testaments and a great presentation on addressing race and actions steps to take.
Great website to find petitions to sign for anything from Justice for George Floyd, Justice for Breonna Taylor, or even trying to save the Stanford Men’s Volleyball team.
LGBT ally page utilizing unique models to create more inclusive cultures within sports teams and programs.
Starlings Volleyball, USA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, believes every girl deserves the opportunity to play club volleyball, regardless of socioeconomic background or level of play. Follow them on social media and learn more about becoming a Sister Club or Sister College.
This is a link to Athlete Ally’s FREE LGBTQ inclusion training course for coaches. Athlete Ally believes that everyone should have equal access opportunity and experience in sports — regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
First Point Volleyball Foundation decided that increasing diversity in boys’ and men’s volleyball was one of the Foundation’s strategic initiatives.
Fantastic website that provides resources and information to athletes, especially those within the LGBTQ+ community. Gives coaches tools, language, and outlets to use for and with athletes.
Website especially for athletes that want to do their part. There are lots of great resources for ways to take action. They do great webinars and have speakers on zoom calls so athletes can listen and further educate themselves.
The NCAA Inclusion page has a nice block dedicated to core areas for inclusion including disability, race/ethnicity, and LGBTQ. They also have great links to some of the inclusivity projects they’ve been working on thus showing concrete action and steps being taken to make the sports world more inclusive. Check out Common Ground project and their page for Creating an Inclusive Culture
Black Owned Fitness Apparel Vendors
This link is a list of 10 black owned businesses for fitness apparel. Support Black Owned businesses in sports!