What Is A Sanctioned Event?
Sanctioned events are tryouts, clinics, open gyms, and other club affiliated events that have been approved by NCVA/USAV. These events are governed by the policies set by NCVA/USAV and are covered by the USA Volleyball insurance policy.
Sanctioned events are required to submit a list of all adults attending each event. These adults are mandated to meet the minimum coaching requirements which include: IMPACT certification, SafeSport certification, and background screening. Adults failing to meet these requirements are not approved to be present as a participant at the sanctioned event.
Sanctioned events must also confirm that all participants attending, both adult and junior levels, have a valid membership for the duration of the event. If the event falls over multiple days/weekends, the membership must be valid for the entire time.
All events listed as part of the NCVA league and/or special event schedule are sanctioned by NCVA/USAV.
What Is A Non-Sanctioned Event?
Many clubs/teams receive invitations to events hosted by other clubs/teams that are not sanctioned by NCVA and/or USA Volleyball. This indicates they have not requested/been approved for sanctioning and are not covered by USAV policies and insurance. Teams that participate in non-NCVA sanctioned events are playing without USA Volleyball insurance coverage.
Any complaints/claims that would arise, including but not limited to code of conduct violations, code of ethics violations, sexual misconduct, and injury, would fall on the event organizers and/or participants of the event.
Sanctioned competition protects a player’s eligibility for participation in regional, zonal, national, and international competition. For anyone participating, please be diligent in reviewing insurance, waivers and release of liability guidelines beforehand.
AAU Boys’ West Coast Championship
AAU National Volleyball Championships – Orlando, Florida
CBVA Beach Tournaments
Great America Volleyball Tournament
Pacific AAU League
Triple Crown Volleyball – Kansas City, Missouri