May 2, 2017USA Volleyball Announces Four Year Partnership with Active Ankle
USA Volleyball recently announced its partnership with Active Ankle, Inc., which becomes the “Official Ankle Brace Supplier of USA Volleyball” through 2020. Active Ankle provides a full range of ankle braces and sleeves to help athletes minimize pain, reduce injury and perform with confidence. The braces and sleeves are developed through extensive field research and trials with athletes of all skill levels ranging from professional to youth sports.
“Active Ankle is the industry leader with a proven track record in developing and producing ankle braces for all age and skill levels,” USA Volleyball Secretary General Kerry Klostermann said. “USA Volleyball and Active Ankle had previously worked together in 2001 through 2008 and we are thrilled to renew our partnership and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship over the next four years.”
“We’re honored to renew this strategic partnership between Active Ankle and USA Volleyball,” said Senior Brand and Category Director Tim Dunphy. “There’s an incredibly strong alignment between our two organizations’ commitments to promoting performance, health, and safety to all athletes, especially those performing at levels of such high intensity and competitive standards. USA Volleyball is a world class program, we could not have asked for a better partner.”
Active Ankle is committed to the philosophy that the needs of every athlete are different. Some players need a brace that offers the most protection, some need a brace that offers the most mobility, and others are somewhere in between. Whatever an athlete’s ankle state, preferences and position, Active Ankle has a brace for their needs. Brief descriptions of a few Active Ankle offerings, including the new Eclipse braces, are below:
Eclipse II Dual Upright Ankle Brace. The new Eclipse II provides the maximum protection available from Active Ankle through its solid u-shaped design and multipoint strapping system. It’s ideal for players that need a higher level of support.
Eclipse I Single Upright Ankle Brace. The new Eclipse I is a completely new innovation in ankle bracing that provides superior mobility while maintaining the protection of a rigid ankle brace. It’s ideal for players needing a high level of support with increased side-to- side flexibility.
T2 Rigid Ankle Brace. The T2 is Active Ankle’s best-known rigid ankle brace with its classic and simple design. Recent improvements have strengthened the brace material to be 10 times more durable than previous T2 brace material.
AS1 Pro Lace-Up Brace. The AS1 Pro provides superior protection while maintaining the comfort of a lace-up through its supportive compression and vertical straps that imitate the heel-lock taping technique.
329 Ankle Sleeve. The 329 is a low-profile ankle support that fits like a compression sleeve and includes straps for increased protection. It’s great for players that are hesitant to use traditional braces but need more support during competitive play.
About Active Ankle
Leading the ankle brace category for more than 25 years, Active Ankle has continued to revolutionize the ankle protection market. Since the development of the original Trainer Rigid Ankle Brace, Active Ankle has been at the forefront of innovation in the ankle brace category. These products serve athletes and allow them to perform their best while providing unmatched support and design.
About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the disciplines of beach volleyball, indoor volleyball and sitting volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball has over 325,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $31 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men’s and women’s senior national team programs for beach, indoor and sitting volleyball; youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education, certification programs and grassroots development across all disciplines. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, four Paralympic medals since 2004 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles.
USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information on USA Volleyball, visit www.usavolleyball.org.