Wednesday, 29 May 2024

USAV Processes Record 413 International Transfers

USA Volleyball, the governing body for volleyball in the United States, has recently announced that it has processed a record-breaking 413 international transfer certificates for the 2017-2018 season. This is an increase of 25 players since the previous report in January. The certificates allow United States citizens to compete in professional volleyball leagues in countries around the world. The number of transfers is expected to continue to rise throughout the winter months.

Women’s Transfers

On the women’s side, players have transferred to 35 different countries. England and Germany are the top destinations, with 39 United States citizens playing in their leagues. France follows closely behind with 28 players, while Switzerland, Italy, Finland, and Sweden each have 15 or more players. Notable transfers include Carli Lloyd, who has signed to play with Barueri in the Brazil Superliga, and Annie Drews, who has transferred to play for Pomi Casalmaggiore in the Italian Serie A1.

Men’s Transfers

For U.S. men, the most popular destinations for international transfers include England, Italy, and Germany. England has attracted 24 players, followed by Italy with 18 athletes and Germany with 12 athletes. A notable transfer is three-time Olympian David Lee, who has joined UPCN Coley Club in Argentina, becoming the first American – male or female – to play in that country in 2017-18.

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National Team Players

Both the U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Teams have 11 players each competing in Italy during the 2017-18 club season. This showcases the high level of talent among American players and their ability to compete on the international stage.

Global Presence

Overall, U.S. athletes are participating in the 2017-18 club season in a total of 40 different countries. This highlights the global reach of American volleyball players and their impact on the sport worldwide.

International Transfer Certificate

The International Transfer Certificate (ITC) is a mandatory requirement for athletes to transfer from one National Federation to another to play in professional leagues. USA Volleyball follows the established procedure set by the FIVB. For more details, refer to the FIVB Sports Regulations (2013) Section 45.3.

FAQs

1. How many international transfer certificates have been processed for the 2017-2018 season?
USA Volleyball has processed a record-breaking 413 international transfer certificates for the 2017-2018 season.

2. Which countries have the most U.S. women’s volleyball players?
England and Germany have the most U.S. women’s volleyball players, with 39 United States citizens playing in each country’s league.

3. Who is the first American player to compete in Argentina in the 2017-2018 season?
Three-time Olympian David Lee is the first American – male or female – to play in Argentina in the 2017-2018 season.

4. How many U.S. National Team players are competing in Italy during the 2017-2018 club season?
Both the U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Teams have 11 players each competing in Italy during the 2017-2018 club season.

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5. In how many countries are U.S. athletes participating in the 2017-2018 club season?
U.S. athletes are participating in the 2017-2018 club season in a total of 40 different countries.

Conclusion

The record-breaking number of international transfers processed by USA Volleyball for the 2017-2018 season attests to the growing global presence of American volleyball players. With athletes competing in 40 different countries, the influence of U.S. players on the international stage is undeniable. This highlights the talent and dedication of American volleyball athletes and their ability to thrive in professional leagues around the world.