NCVA2024__GirlsFarWestern

April 2024

Reno Sparks Convention Center

2024 Update!

As the Northern California Volleyball Association, we are wholeheartedly dedicated to providing an unforgettable tournament experience for all participants. In line with our commitment for continuous improvement, we are excited to announce a significant change for the 2024 NCVA Far Western National Qualifier.

In response to the challenges that some of our participating teams have faced in the past regarding hotel availability, we have decided to extend the tournament from two weekends to three weekends in 2024. This proactive measure will not only allow us to accommodate a larger number of teams but also ensure a better distribution of visitors across the tournament weekends, ultimately reducing the impact on hotel availability.

As all other National Qualifiers, we will continue to be a "Support the Sport" event through our official housing service, The THS Company.

We will soon be sharing the updated tournament schedule for the three weekends, along with the housing opening date. Please be sure to keep an eye out for this important information.

We believe that the extension to three weekends will create a more enjoyable and memorable tournament experience for everyone involved. We sincerely hope you share our excitement and look forward to welcoming your team!
NCVA

Registration Deadline: Extended to February 26, 2024!

Team Entry: $975
*Entry Fee is non-refundable once your team has been accepted into the event or after the original registration deadline of 2/12/2024. 

Divisions (Girls)

Open | National | USA | Liberty | American | No Dinx

*Divisions are listed in order of strength, with Open being the highest level of competition. No Dinx is a non-bid- awarding division. 

Team Registration

still open!

Guest Registration

Hotel booking - Weekend 1

*Reminder – this is a Stay to Play event, direct hotel bookings will not be considered as part of your team’s hotel room night requirements.
*12 Room Nights Required*

Hotel booking - Weekend 2

*Reminder – this is a Stay to Play event, direct hotel bookings will not be considered as part of your team’s hotel room night requirements..
*12 Room Nights Required*

Hotel booking - Weekend 3

*Reminder – this is a Stay to Play event, direct hotel bookings will not be considered as part of your team’s hotel room night requirements..
*12 Room Nights Required*

NCVA Code of Conduct

All attendees are required to abide by the following codes of conduct and behavior. Violations of these codes may include removal from the event in addition to potential penalties against the team you are affiliated with including, but not limited to removing the team from the event and awarding last place points.

Divisions

Divisions offered, in order of strength , are:

Open | National | USA | Liberty | American | No Dinx

Weekend 1: April 13-14-15, 2024 *Wave assignments are the same the first two days of play. The third day will vary depending on how you fall into your bracket for the final day.*
Division Bids Venue Wave Format Seeding
16 American TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
16 Liberty TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
16 No Dinx N/A Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
16 Open TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
16 USA TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
17 American TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
17 Liberty TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
17 No Dinx N/A Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
17 Open TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
17 USA TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
18 Prime N/A Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
18 Select N/A Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
Weekend 2: April 20-21-22, 2024 *Wave assignments are the same the first two days of play. The third day will vary depending on how you fall into your bracket for the final day.*
Division Bids Play Site/Venue Wave Format Seeding
11 National TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
11 American TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
11 Liberty TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
11 No Dinx N/A Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
11 Open TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
11 USA TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
12 National TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
12 American TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
12 Liberty TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
12 No Dinx N/A Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
12 Open TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
12 USA TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
13 American TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
13 Liberty TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
13 No Dinx N/A Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
13 Open TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
13 USA TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
14 American TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
Weekend 3: April 26-27-28, 2024 *Wave assignments are the same the first two days of play. The third day will vary depending on how you fall into your bracket for the final day.*
Division Bids Play Site/Venue Wave Format Seeding
14 Liberty TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
14 No Dinx N/A Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
14 Open TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
14 USA TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
15 American TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
15 Liberty TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
15 No Dinx N/A Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
15 Open TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA
15 USA TBA Reno Convention Center TBA TBA TBA

*Due to requests for division changes in various age groups, which we always try to accommodate, and other team movement, we have reassigned the 15 USA division from the AM wave to the PM wave on the first day of play on Week 2 of Far Westerns. This puts the USA teams for all the age groups together in the PM wave on the first day, which is a preferred arrangement for college coaches recruiting at the tournament.

18's Prime Division

The Prime Division is a non-qualifying division at the Far Western. This division was established when the Girls Junior National Championships for the 18 and under divisions was separated out from the Summer Girls Junior National Championships. In order to provide all 18s teams an opportunity to participate in the Far Western in a competitive division, the Prime and Select Divisions were formed.

The Prime Division is the higher level of competition, similar to how Open is higher level than USA at a Qualifier.

18's Select Division

The Select Division is a non-qualifying division at the Far Western. Previously known as the 18 No Dinx Division, it was renamed the 18 Select Division when the 18 Prime division was added.

The Select Division is the lower level of competition, similar to how USA is a lower level than Open at a Qualifier.

The NoDinx / NCVA Far Western National Qualifier will follow the USA Volleyball procedure for breaking ties to determine a Pool Finish.

Venue

This year the NCVA / No Dinx Far Western National Qualifier will be held in the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Please observe the following requirements while attending the tournament:

  • All attendees must be on an Official Team Roster or be registered through our Guest Registration system.
  • Chairs are provided around the courts for attendees.
  • No outside food is allowed in the convention center.

Hotels - Support the Sport

Help us Support the Sport!
Volleyball tournaments such as these require a lot of space – and that means Convention Centers. But there is great deal of competition for those spaces and it can be impossible to get the space needed for our events on popular weekends unless we demonstrate to host cities the clear benefits our events bring to their local economies.
For your benefit and ours, we’ve partnered with Tournament Housing Services (THS). THS helps teams by getting them access to better room rates, making it more convenient for teams to manage their hotel reservations, coordinate room blocks (e.g. keeping room assignments close together), manage occupant lists, etc. THS benefits the NCVA by helping us demonstrate our positive impact on local economies and guarantee the success of future events.
Help us Support the Sport – book your accommodations through our housing partner, THS.

Team Check In

Online Check-in on TM2Sign.com: 

  • TBA

All teams MUST Check-In Online BEFORE they come to the Convention Center to pick up their wristbands. 

  • You must have a validated roster in TM2 to check your team in online; you will not be able to check-in unless your team has a valid roster
    • Log into your TM2 account 
    • Scroll down to the Far Westerns Qualifier 
    • Find the team you want to check-in 
    • Click on the purple button that says, “Check-In Online”.   
  • The roster you submit when you check-in online is your Official Roster. Any roster changes you make after submitting your Official Roster online must be done at the Championship Desk before the team’s first match.
    1. The addition of players and/or staff to an official roster is not allowed once a Team has begun Match play in the Event. 
  • Each player is required to wear the same jersey number as listed on the official roster throughout the entire Event, with limited exceptions as required by emergency or blood rule applications. Please refer to the Championship manual for the penalties for an illegal number. 

Wristband Pick Up:

  • After you have checked your team in online, you MUST come to the Convention Center to pick up your team’s wristbands
  • To facilitate picking up the wristbands for the team, Club Directors can check their teams in online and send the check-in confirmation email to a coach or other team representative to pick up the team wristbands

Check-in at the Tournament Desk in the Main Lobby of the Reno Convention Center.

Week 1Week 2
Friday, April 21, 2023 – 4:00 PM to 9:00 PMThursday, April 27, 2023 – 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Team Check-In:

  • Please check in online in TM2Sign.
  • One person per team is allowed to approach the Tournament Desk to pick up the team bag during the hours above.

Guest Registration:

Pick up your wristbands early by stopping during the hours above to avoid any delays getting in on the first day of the tournament!

Team Rosters

Rosters are open for editing until 5:00 PM, Monday, April 17, 2023.

Building your rosters requires use of both SportsEngine and TM2

Step 1: SportsEngine

Confirm that all your players/coaches on your roster are assigned to your club.

  • In your “Directory” search for each Player and Coach.
  • Click on their name, then click “Memberships”
  • You should see your Club Name in their Memberships. If you do not see your club name, you will need to send them a club assignment request. You cannot build your roster in TM2 until all players and coaches are members of your club in SportsEngine.

Step 2: TM2

Once all of your players and coaches are members of your Club in SportsEngine, you can build your rosters in TM2.

  • Click your “Members” tab.
    • Click “Import member”.
    • Click the big green button.
  • Once the members are imported, start building your roster by searching  the names of your players and coaches.
    • Please note, if you have previously built your roster, you need to delete it and start fresh.
    • There may be multiple accounts for each person that will populate; be sure to choose the account that says “Has USAV Membership” in green.
  • Once you have your rosters built, click on “Validate”, and the system should validate your roster.

2024 Far Westerns Elite Potential Recruiting Combine

Championship Combines is focused on creating the opportunity for players to demonstrate their volleyball skills and for college coaches to evaluate recruits in a quick and economical manner.  The Combine format leans towards individual/position/group drills, as opposed team play.  This allows the college coaches the ability to see multiple repetitions of specific skills, while also reducing the risk of injuries which can often occur in team competition.  

Details: TBA

Weekend 1: Friday, April 21, 2023

  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Reno Sparks Convention Center
  • Open to female players 8th grade and older, who have the desire and potential to be NCAA Division I athletes.
  • This is a video combine.
  • All players/drills/skills will be filmed and recorded.
  • The video, along with player contact info, will be sent to every NCAA Division I volleyball program in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Colorado!

Weekend 2: Thursday, April 27, 2023

  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Reno Sparks Convention Center
  • Open to female players 8th grade and older, who have the desire and potential to be NCAA Division I athletes, regardless of whether or not they they are participating in the Far Westerns National Qualifier.
  • This is a video combine.
  • All players/drills/skills will be filmed and recorded.
  • The video, along with player contact info, will be sent to every NCAA Division I volleyball program.
  • In addition, we will promote the Combine to every NCAA Division II, Division III, NAIA and Junior College Volleyball in the West Coast and Mountain regions.

Officials' Information for National Qualifier Events

Referee Pay Rates

We’ve increased our pay rates for our Junior National Qualifiers!

2023-2024 Pay Rates:
Provisional $36.00
Regional $40.00
Junior National $42.00
National $44.00

Check out the full details HERE!

Multi-Event Bonus

2023/2024 Commitment Bonuses TBA

Membership Requirements

In order to officiate at an NCVA Junior National Qualifier, you must be a current USA Volleyball member in good standing who has completed SafeSport and has passed a background screening.

Click Here to complete your Membership through Northern California, or please register through your local USA Volleyball Region if you are joining us from out of Region! 

Hotel Accommodations

NCVA provides a complimentary shared hotel room for all officials at various hotels near the playing venue. You will be given your hotel information the week of the tournament.

Sign Up to Work

If you would like to officiate at an NCVA JNQ, please register online via TM2sign.com. 

Air and Ground Travel Stipends

More Info TBA

Action Photographs

Our photographer, Micheal Hall, will be on site at the Reno Convention Center and available to photograph for you! Be sure to sign up online to be photographed. Visit his site to learn more.

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