Far Western

National Qualifier

Far Western

National Qualifier

  • Reno-Sparks Convention Center

  • April 22-24 & 28-30, 2017

Entry Tickets / Wristbands


Use your smart phone, tablet, or computer to complete your guest registration at any time of day and from any location!

Multiple weekend and single day registrations may be completed in a single transaction;  Wristbands are then picked up at Registration in the Main Lobby of the Convention Center.

  • To pickup, have a barcode receipt – either paper or on your phone.
  • All Wristbands are non-replaceable.  If lost, stolen or forgotten, a new registration is required, with the applicable fee.

All family, friends, and fans of all teams must register; no one may enter the playing area without an Entry Wristband.

Players (15 max) and Coaches (5 max) will receive an Entry Wristband as part of their Team registration during check-in.

Guests may pick up Entry Wristbands purchased online at the WILL CALL booth in the Main Lobby.

Weekend #1 - Wristbands - Buy Now!

Weekend #2 - Wristbands - Buy Now!

Guest Registration Hours

Team Registration Hours


Far Westerns used to have Open and Club divisions.

Open gave 3 open bids and was very, very strong competition – approximately only 10% of the teams that play in the Far Western enter this division.
Club gave out a National and an American bid – 90% of the teams at FW participated in this division.

Many years ago, some of the qualifiers started splitting the club division into a National Division and an American Division. Each division had one bid and the teams picked which one they wanted to try for.

Since that was the case for most of the tournaments, USAV decided to make it the norm for all qualifiers. And, in addition to this, they changed the National Bid given at Qualifiers to be called a USA bid. American remained the same.

Now you have Open, USA and American. In theory, Open teams should be better than USA teams and USA teams should be better than American teams – but since the clubs decide where they will play, this is not law.

In addition to these divisions, we have a non-bid awarding division called the No Dinx Division. This allows teams with age-waiver players, etc and does not have the same requirements as teams playing in the bid awarding divisions which allows more teams the opportunity to experience the Far Western. It also means that the No Dinx Division does not have as strict format and tie breaking guidelines making it a an opportunity for teams to experience Far Westerns without all the requirements that may be limiting.


The entire tournament schedule will be posted online. Be sure to check the website just before departing for any last minute format changes due to teams being dropped or added. If you would like printed copies of the format or schedule, please take the time to print these off from home. The NCVA will not be providing printed materials at the tournament in our effort to Go Green!

Online Schedule – April 22, 23, 24

Online Schedule – April 28, 29, 30

Wave Assignments

Dates of Play: April 22, 23, 24, 2017

AM Wave: First Serve 8:00 AM
PM Wave: First Serve 3:00 PM

Age Group Division Wave Assignment
11 No Dinx  Merged with 12 No Dinx
12 American AM Wave
12 National  AM Wave
12 No Dinx PM Wave
13 American  PM Wave
13 No Dinx  AM Wave
13 Open  AM Wave
14 American  PM Wave
14 No Dinx  PM Wave
14 Open  AM Wave
14 USA  AM Wave
15 American  AM Wave
15 No Dinx  AM Wave

Dates of Play: April 28, 29, 30, 2017

AM Wave: First Serve 8:00 AM
PM Wave: First Serve 3:00 PM

Age Group Division Wave Assignment
15 Open AM Wave
15 USA AM Wave
16 American  PM Wave
16 No Dinx  AM Wave
16  Open  AM Wave
16  USA  PM Wave
17 American  PM Wave
17 No Dinx  AM Wave
17 Open  AM Wave
17 USA  AM Wave
18 No Dinx  AM Wave


Future Events

21apr - 23apr 217:00 amapr 232018 Far WesternNational Qualifier7:00 am - 9:00 pm (23) Reno-Sparks Convention Center

27apr - 29apr 277:00 amapr 292018 Far WesternNational Qualifier7:00 am - 9:00 pm (29) Reno-Sparks Convention Center


Entry Fees / Registration Deadline

Entry Fee: $950 for all age divisions


Registration Deadline: February 20, 2017 (This is for both weekends)

Teams will be accepted after the deadline, if space is available, with an entry fee of $1050

There are no refunds after February 20, 2017

Tournament Flier

Changes? Cancellations?

If your team needs to cancel from the event, change their division, or just ask a question, please use the links below.

Tournament Cancellation Form Contact Us!


Tournament Hotels

Your team will not be accepted into the tournament without submitting the required hotel form. Please be sure to submit this form once you have booked and confirmed your hotel reservations.

Required Hotel Form

Tournament Check-In

All coaches are required to check-in prior to the beginning of play at the tournament.

Check-In will be on Friday, April 21, 2017 (1st Weekend) & Thursday, April 27, 2017 (2nd Weekend) between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM.  This Check-In is for both AM and PM wave teams.

Coaches with teams playing in the PM wave will have an additional check-in between 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Saturday, April 22, 2017 for the April 22-24, 2017 Tournament
Friday, April 28, 2017 for the April 28-30, 2017 Tournament

Check-In is quick if you follow the described procedures.

You will be required to complete a roster on-site and show proof of USAV memberships before your team is allowed to play in the tournament.

All coaches are required to carry their signed players’ Medical Release Forms with them at all times during the tournament. You do not need to submit these forms to the NCVA at Check-In. You may be asked to present these forms at any time during the event.

All teams must bring a complete roster to check-in. Please make sure that you have the following information for all players listed on a roster: DOB, jersey number, member number. Please make sure that you have the following information for all staff listed on a roster: member number, IMPACT certification.

ALL COACHES must have a current Safesport certification. See Coaches Requirements (below) for more information.

Check-In Desk (Tournament Desk) locations:

Reno/Sparks Convention Center: in the lobby by the main entrance

Coaches' Requirements

ALL coaches listed on the Official Roster (Head and Assistant coaches) must have the following items:

  1. A current background screen via WebPoint
  2. A current Safesport certification
  3. An IMPACT coaching certification, at a minimum (CAP I, II, III counts as well)

Coaches Meeting

There will not be a coaches meeting. However, there will be qualified Tournament Directors on hand to answer any and all questions you may have.

Bid Availability

AgeDivisionBids Available
11No DinxN/A
12No DinxN/A
13No DinxN/A
14No DinxN/A
15No DinxN/A
16No DinxN/A
17No DinxN/A
18No DinxN/A

USA Volleyball High Performance Tryouts

USA Volleyball will be conducting the following High Performance tryouts

Friday, April 21, 2017
Check-In: 4:00 PM
Tryout: 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Check-In: 4:00 PM
Tryout: 5:00 – 8:00 PM

For more information, go to:
USA Volleyball High Performance

National Anthem - Sign Ups!

Have a great set of pipes?

Sing the National Anthem at Far Westerns!

Sign up now!


Reno Aces 2nd Logo

Wildcreek GC Logo 2015 NEWuse

RenoTahoeLogoBadge_CMYK_Orange_VisitRenoTahoe w URL

Aces with Reno Logo

Important Links