The criteria for the USAV Meritorious Service Award:
Active participation and leadership in volleyball during the current playing season as a coach, offical, and/or administrator.
Promotion of volleyball and/or the corporation with the nomination Member Organization
Contribution of articles on volleyball in special or regular communication vehicles of the corporation and/or the nominating organization or other such publications having national and/or international distribution
Speeches or scholarl presentations that serve to promote volleyball play
Research that enhances the coaching, teaching or analysis of volleyball play
An active role in major volleyball programs or projects
Former recipients are not eligible to receive this award from the same affiliate organization but are eligible to receive the recongnition from other/another affiliate organization.