Far Western

National Qualifier

  • Reno-Sparks Convention Center

  • April 22-24 & 28-30, 2017

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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.

So, 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.

Now, in addition to these divisions, we have decided to add a non-bid awarding division called the No Dinx Division. This allows teams that have waivered players, etc and may 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
12 American
 12 National
 12 No Dinx
13 American
 13 No Dinx
 13 Open
 14 American
 14 No Dinx
 14 Open
 14 USA
 15 American
 15 No Dinx
 15 USA
 15 Open

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
16 American
16 No Dinx
16  Open
16  USA
17 American
17 No Dinx
17 Open
17 USA
18 American
18 No Dinx



12 American
12 National
12 No Dinx
13 American
13 No Dinx
13 Open
14 American
14 No Dinx
14 Open
14 USA
15 American
15 No Dinx
15 USA
15 Open

16 American
16 No Dinx
16 Open
16 USA
17 American
17 Open
17 USA
18 American
18/17 No Dinx

Future Events


Entry Fees / Registration Deadline

Entry Fee: TBA for all age divisions


Registration Deadline: TBA – February 2017 (This is for both weekends)

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

There are no refunds after TBA – February 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 15, 2016 (1st Weekend) & Thursday, April 21, 2016 (2nd Weekend) between 6:00 PM and 10:00 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 16, 2016 for the April 16-18, 2016 Tournament
Friday, April 2, 2016 for the April 22-24, 2016 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.

Check-In Desk (Tournament Desk) locations:

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

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


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USA Volleyball High Performance Tryouts

USA Volleyball will be conducting the following High Performance tryouts

Friday, April 15, 2016
Check-In: 4:00 PM
Tryout: 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Check-In: 4:00 PM
Tryout: 5:00 – 8:00 PM

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USA Volleyball High Performance


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