Apr 28, 2017
USA Volleyball Announces Four Year Partnership with Active Ankle

USA Volleyball Commits to Best in Class Athlete Support with Active Ankle

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 20, 2017) – USA Volleyball is pleased to announce 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,” Active Ankle Senior Brand and Category Director Tim Dunphy said. “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, and 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.

Active Ankle’s product line has a brace for every athlete including the Eclipse II Dual Upright Ankle Brace, Eclipse I Single Upright Ankle Brace, T2 Rigid Ankle Brace, AS1 Pro Lace-Up Brace and 329 Ankle Sleeve. For a full description for the entire Active Ankle product line, visit  www.activeankle.com.

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.

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.  www.activeankle.com.

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