Who We Are

Serving up volleyball for 37 years

RVC is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 1981 to meet the demand for recreational volleyball in the Central Virginia area. More than 1800 adult members play in leagues that run throughout the year and over 600 junior players ages 7-18 participate in our junior programs. Between our two sites (RVC-Byrdhill and RVC Stonebridge), we have 20 courts and our facilities include a concession stand, weights room, game room, and showers.

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Mission Statement

The Richmond Volleyball Club is dedicated to providing a lifetime of opportunity through the sport of volleyball by promoting interest in the sport, teaching and developing skills and techniques, and fostering teamwork, sportsmanship, and an appreciation for health and wellness.

  • Seven full-time and numerous part-time employees operate the club. A volunteer Board of Directors, consisting of eleven members, guides RVC management.

    Currently, RVC has more than 2,600 active members and up to 240 teams participating in evening recreational leagues from Sunday through Friday. RVC also supports 40 USAV Junior Travel Teams and around 150 junior recreational teams annually.  Along with hosting many adult and junior tournaments, RVC also sponsors sand leagues, skills clinics, private lessons, referee training, and other special events related to volleyball.

  • The Richmond Volleyball Club, a private, non- profit 501c(3) organization, was founded in 1981 when two area leagues, TRAVL and Fan League, merged and opened what was our first location (RVC East) at 3300 West Marshall Street in Richmond, Virginia. The nightly leagues consisted of men’s, women’s and co-ed teams at various levels and was open only to adults.

    The popularity of league play at RVC grew tremendously during the 1980’s, resulting in a much needed expansion. In the fall of 1991, RVC West, with six courts at 1907 Westmoreland Street, opened its doors to the membership. These two locations, housing a total of ten courts, served RVC until January, 2010. After a long search for the right location, the Board of Directors purchased and renovated RVC’s current home at 2921 Byrdhill Rd. This location boasts 12 indoor courts and outdoor space for volleyball, tailgating and more, making RVC one of the largest volleyball-dedicated facilities in the world.

    In March 2018, RVC expanded it’s operations with a 50, 000 sq. ft. facility which houses 8 courts, in partnership with Chesterfield Parks & Recreation. Located at the Stonebridge Shopping Center, 200 Karl Linn Drive in Chesterfield County, (RVC Stonebridge) it’s conveniently surrounded by shops and restaurants as well as easy access to the interstate. The following May 2018, RVC Westmoreland was closed down.

  • The Richmond Volleyball Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board of Directors provides oversight on all matters and the President of the Board is the Executive Director’s supervisor. Board members may be reached at RVC@RVC.net.

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    Board of Directors

    Travis Garlock
    President


    Devin Pope
    Vice President

    Karen Williamson
    Vice President

    David Muddiman
    Treasurer

    Devin Keeler
    Secretary

    Andre Spencer
    Director

    Nicky Conyers
    Director

    Nicholas Sladic
    Director

    James Baldwin
    Director

    Ryan Rinn
    Director
      

Committees

Individuals interested in joining a committee should email rvc@rvc.net with their name,  the name of the committee on which they are interested in serving, and any other information they believe prevalent. 

Board Commitees

  • The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, VicePresident(s), Secretary and Treasurer. The Executive Committee, when the Board of Directors is not in session, may to the extent permitted by law, exercise all of the powers of the Directors and authorize the seal of the Corporation to be affixed as required. The Executive Committee may make rules for the holding and conduct of its meetings, the notices thereof required, and the keeping of its records. At least three members of the Executive Committee shall be required to constitute a quorum. Committee membership is limited to the Board of Directors. Meets as needed.

  • At each annual meeting of the Board of Directors, the President shall appoint a nominating and governance committee. The committee chairperson shall be a Director. The committee will:

    • Seek out individuals to serve as Directors who shall meet the requirements set forth in Section 2 of Article II of the bylaws, who have the highest personal and professional integrity, and who shall be most effective, in conjunction with the other members of the Board, in collectively serving the long-term interests of the organization;
    • Report the final ballot of director nominees to the Board;
    • Review the Board’s committee structure and, when requested, recommend to the Board possible candidates to serve as members of committees;
    • Work with the Executive Director to develop and implement an appropriate orientation program for new Directors and continuing education of existing Directors;
    • Develop and recommend to the Board a set of corporate governance guidelines; the committee shall review the guidelines annually and recommend changes as necessary;
    • Develop and recommend to the board an annual self-evaluation process of the Board and its committees. Interested individuals should contact the committee chair at rvc@rvc.net. Please be sure to include the name of the committee on which you are interested in serving. Meets bi-monthly with possibility of more frequent meetings as elections near.
  • At each annual meeting of the Board of Directors, the President shall appoint a strategic planning committee to focus on, among other things, (1) the mission and goals of the Corporation, (2) the Corporation’s strengths, weaknesses and opportunities, (3) staffing, program and facility needs, and (4) fund raising priorities. The committee chairperson shall be a Director. Interested individuals should contact the committee chair at rvc@rvc.net. Please be sure to include the name of the committee on which you are interested in serving. Meets as needed.

  • At each annual meeting of the Board of Directors, the President shall appoint a finance committee for the purpose of focusing on the annual budget and other financial matters of the Corporation. The committee will assist senior management with the development, preparation and presentation of the annual budget; conduct periodic reviews of the organization’s financial statements to ensure that significant variances from budget do not occur; and prepare an annual committee report for inclusion in the organization’s annual report. The committee is also responsible for the development and periodic review of the Fiscal Operations Policy Manual. The committee chairperson shall be the organization’s Treasurer unless the Treasurer is not a member of the Board of Directors, then the chairperson will be a director selected by the President. Interested individuals should contact the committee chair,, at rvc@rvc.net. Please be sure to include the name of the committee on which you are interested in serving. Meets in the evening on the third Tuesday of each month.

  • At each annual meeting of the Board of Directors, the President shall create a Human Resources Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to encourage paid and volunteer staff retention and development in support of the strategic plan. In accordance with the strategic plan, the Committee will develop a staffing and compensation plan to support the future growth of the organization. The committee is also tasked with developing a succession plan for leadership positions in the organization (i.e. executive staff and Board). Finally, the Committee will oversee the development and implementation of a volunteer recruitment and management plan. The committee chairperson shall be a Director. Interested individuals should contact the committee chair, at rvc@rvc.net. Please be sure to include the name of the committee on which you are interested in serving. Meets in the evening on the second Monday of each month.

  • The Board of Directors, by resolution duly adopted, may establish such committees of limited authority in the management of the affairs of the Corporation as it may deem necessary or advisable, and the numbers, terms, and authority of such committees shall be as set forth in the resolution establishing the same

Management Committees

  • The purpose of the Junior Program Development committee is to support RVC staff and management in the strategic and financial development of the RVC juniors program. Primarily, the committee extends the human resources of the organization by supporting and completing various tasks requested by staff. Committee members act as ambassadors for the program and assist with recruiting necessary volunteers for events and initiatives. When requested, the committee recommends goals to the Board of Directors for incorporation into the strategic plan and analyzes suggested (whether internal or external) programs for their suitability and sustainability in relation to the stated mission. Interested individuals should contact the committee chair, Scott Newton. Please be sure to include the name of the committee on which you are interested in serving. Meets in the evening on the first Monday of each month.

  • The purpose of the Member Retention and Engagement Committee (MRC) is to assist staff with the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of initiatives related to increasing first- to second-year retention of evening league members. The Committee will survey members on an annual basis for the purpose of determining programs and benefits of interest to general membership. The Committee will also develop a plan for transitioning junior members to the evening leagues once they have aged out of the juniors program. Interested individuals should contact the committee chair, Alecia Hairston, at ahairston@rvc.net. Please be sure to include the name of the committee on which you are interested in serving. Meets in the evening bi-monthly as determined by committee.

  • The Event Committee is an ad hoc committee that assists with the support of various events throughout the year. Events may include annual golf tournament, St. Patrick’s Day quads tournament, Summer’s Last Call tournament, annual member event, etc. Interested individuals should contact the committee chair, Patti Nelms. Please be sure to include the name of the committee on which you are interested in serving. Meets in the evening as needed.

  • The purpose of the Competition/Referee Committee is to ensure the establishment and annual review of playing rules for evening leagues. Additionally, the committee supports staff in the development and continuing education of league referees. Meets annually to review rules, etc. Team Placement/Court Utilization Subcommittee – The Team Placement/Court Utilization committee is a subcommittee of the Competition/Referee Committee. This subcommittee assists staff with the seasonal placement of teams into various divisions ensuring that placement is equitable and according to established guidelines. Meets after registrations are received for the upcoming season – approximately every 3 months, 4 times/year Interested individuals should contact the committee chair, Alecia Hairston. Please be sure to include the name of the committee on which you are interested in serving.