Monday, 22 Jul 2024

USAV Processes 430 International Transfers

USA Volleyball is facilitating the transfer of 430 international transfer certificates (313 females, 117 males) for United States citizens to play in professional volleyball leagues abroad for the 2019-2020 season as of December 12th. While this number is slightly lower than last year’s record of 440 transfers, additional transfers, including members of the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams, are expected to be processed throughout the winter months.

For the women’s side, players have transferred to 36 different countries, with England attracting the most with 45 players, followed by France with 44 players. Germany, Italy, and Switzerland also saw significant interest from U.S. women’s players. Notably, the Italian league boasts 11 U.S. Women’s National Team players, six of whom helped Team USA secure silver at the 2019 FIVB World Cup.

On the men’s side, German clubs attracted the most U.S. athletes, with 23 transfers, followed by England with 21 transfers. France also saw 11 transfers to their professional volleyball leagues. Notably, Italy hosts six U.S. Men’s National Team players who were part of the Team USA roster at the 2019 FIVB World Cup.

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In total, U.S. athletes are participating in the 2019-2020 club seasons in 39 different countries.

The International Transfer Certificate (ITC) is a requirement by the FIVB for athletes to transfer from one National Federation to another to play in professional leagues. All National Federations must adhere to this established procedure. For more details, refer to the FIVB Sports Regulations (2013) Section 45.3.

FAQs

1. What is the International Transfer Certificate (ITC)?
The International Transfer Certificate is a mandatory requirement by the FIVB for athletes to transfer from one National Federation to another to play in professional volleyball leagues. It ensures that all transfers follow a standardized procedure.

2. How many international transfers were processed for the 2019-2020 season?
As of December 12th, USA Volleyball has processed 430 international transfer certificates (313 females, 117 males) for United States citizens to compete abroad. This number is slightly lower than last year’s record but is expected to increase throughout the winter months.

3. Which countries have the most transfers of U.S. women’s players?
England has the highest number of U.S. women’s players with 45 transfers, followed closely by France with 44 transfers. Germany, Italy, and Switzerland also attracted a significant number of U.S. women’s players.

Summary

USA Volleyball has facilitated 430 international transfers (313 females, 117 males) for United States citizens to play in professional volleyball leagues abroad. The women’s transfers span 36 countries, with England, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland being the most popular destinations. On the men’s side, Germany, England, and France were the top choices. These transfers provide athletes with opportunities to gain valuable experience and contribute to the growth of volleyball on a global level. To learn more about international transfers, refer to the FIVB Sports Regulations.

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