The year 2017 marks the 34th anniversary of the Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) servicing Northern California from the Oregon border to Bakersfield including Northern Nevada.
Under USA Volleyball, the national governing body for the sport of volleyball in the United States, the Northern California Region became incorporated as a non-profit corporation called the Northern California Volleyball Association, NCVA, in 1982. The NCVA abides by the rules set forth by USA Volleyball; however, it operates as a completely separate business entity. The NCVA hosts and approves competition, fellowship play, clinics, leagues and tournaments. The NCVA also hosts one of the ten National Qualifiers for USA Volleyball. In addition, the NCVA aids in the development of players, coaches, referees and scorekeepers. The longevity of our service has enabled us to create strong ties to the volleyball community, which, in turn will help us to reach out to our members as well as other players, parents and coaches within the community.
Background: In developing this vision statement, an examination took place concerning the popularity of youth volleyball, the resources available to clubs in the Northern California Region, and the interpretation of the intent of junior volleyball participants. Directives from USA Volleyball were incorporated, with special attention given to the present qualification process for the Junior Olympic Championships. Due to the expanded opportunity that out of region competition offers to clubs, inter-regional communication was also included. A commitment to enhancing the development of all levels of play, while not abandoning the elite level of competitors, was reinforced.
The “Vision” is to promote participation in a quality program that provides a positive and safe athletic environment through a variety of developmental and competitive opportunities for junior players of all ages, skill levels, and diverse groups.
Background: Paramount in the creation of this mission statement was a concern to accommodate the growth of volleyball in the Divisions and how it should offer updated and flexible competitive opportunities with varied formats, sites, and tournaments dates. Sensitivity was applied to elite and entry-level play and how tournaments could best serve these diverse participants. Furthermore, travel costs and the strain of extended travel were given special consideration. The NCVA’s future programs will reflect a commitment to varied and non-discriminatory opportunities with the entire geographical region hosting competitive sites each season in order not to isolate distant volleyball communities.
The Division will create a diverse and varied system of competition. It will develop education and training programs for all players and participants. The Division will create non-discriminatory entry-level playing opportunities. It will create reciprocal relationships for inter-regional, national, intra-regional, and international competition. The Division will establish partnerships with related groups to promote volleyball.
As we continue striving to uphold our mission of supporting and developing NCVA programs, community volleyball programs and organizations, actively collecting and distributing volleyball-related information, providing educational opportunities for the regional volleyball community while working in conjunction with volleyball’s national governing body, we look forward to increasing our membership base for the new season.