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Founded in 1982, Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization recognized as the Regional Volleyball Association (RVA) for all of Northern California and Northern Nevada. NCVA is one of 40 RVAs under USA Volleyball (USAV), the non-profit organization recognized by the United State Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body (NGB) for the disciplines of beach volleyball, indoor volleyball, and sitting volleyball in the United States.

NCVA provides volleyball referees, tournament directors, clinicians, and head officials in the capacities listed below:

  • Girls’ and Boys’ Club Tournaments: We cover 22 events each season, ranging from one day to three days long.
  • Girls’ and Boys’ Junior Varsity and Varsity High School Programs: We service 27 Bay Area schools.
  • Girls’ Middle School Programs: We service 8 leagues across the Bay Area.
  • Girls’ League Tournaments: We assign tournament directors to over 500 league events.
  • Girls’ and Boys’ Beach Tour Stops and Beach Open Championships: We assign Tournament Directors and Referees to all USAV sanctioned beach events held in Northern California.
  • New Referee Symposiums for High School and Club Programs: We sponsor and operate 5 new referee symposiums each season.
  • Corporate and Alumni events: We work to develop an event that meets the needs of the attendees, supplying any variation of referees, tournament directors, and head officials.

Resources for Club Season

The following resources have been provided for use by Officials during any of our club seasons.

Frequently Asked Questions The Officials Advisory Group (OAG) has compiled a l ist of commonly asked questions. If you think on should be added, send us an email.
Independent Contractor Agreement This document outlines responsibilities for all referees. Required to be electronically submitted by ALL referees each season. Use this link to sign this document electronically.
Libero Serving Guidelines Detailed information on the guidelines for allowing the libero to serve.
Libero Tracker The libero tracking sheet used by all NCVA/USAV sanctioned events.
Lineup Sheet The lineup sheet used by all NCVA/USAV sanctioned events.
Membership Use this link to register as a member and submit the required background screening
National and Advancement Clinics These clinics are designed to help you enhance your refereeing skills and improve your performance in every match you officiate.
Officiating Materials A detailed list of all recommended and required officiating materials.
Payment Forms Officials | Tournament Directors/Clinicians
Pre-Match Responsibilities Detailed information on your pre-match conference with your officiating crew.
Rulebook (Beach) The Domestic Competition Regulations (DCR) for all NCVA/USAV sanctioned events.
Rulebook (Indoor) The Domestic Competition Regulations (DCR) for all NCVA/USAV sanctioned events.
Rules Comparisons USAV/NFHS/NCAA: This document outlines all the rules difference between USAV (Club), NCAA (College), and NFHS (High School).
Scoresheet The scoresheet used by all NCVA/USAV sanctioned events.
Sign up to work Use this link to submit and review your application(s) to work club season tournaments.
Signals A detailed list of all hand signals used by referees during the club season.
Significant Rules Modifications & Clarification
Uniform A detailed list of all uniform items worn by referees at all NCVA/USAV sanctioned events.
Uniform Guide A brief overview of team uniform requirements and reminders for this season.
Uniform Requirements & Guidelines Online tool to assist with team uniform requirements. Also includes the option to submit team uniforms for approval by the USAV Officials’ Division.

Resources for Middle & High School Seasons

The following resources have been provided for use by Officials during the middle and high school seasons.

Conflict of Interest Policy This document is required for all High School and Middle School Officials.
Contact Information & Site Availability This document helps to determine how to reach an official and where they can travel to during the High School and Middle School seasons.
Directions This page includes addresses and directions for all schools serviced by NCVA.
Independent Contractor Agreement This document outlines responsibilities for all referees. Required to be submitted by all referees each season.
Membership Use this link to register as a member and submit the required background screening.
Payment Form Submit information about which matches you have officiated.
Rules Clinics Rules Clinics for New or Returning Referees. Attendance of a rules clinic is required for any official that intends to official during the Girls’ or Boys School season.
Rules Comparisons USAV/NFHS/NCAA: This document outlines all the rules difference between USAV (Club), NCAA (College), and NFHS (High School).
Schedule Availability This gives the NCVA your schedule availability for each High School and Middle School season.
Uniform A detailed list of all uniform items worn by referees at all NCVA/USAV sanctioned events.
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