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Girls Division Handbook

Welcome to the 2022-2023 Volleyball Season!

We hope that this Handbook will help guide you through your season. As always, we are here to help! So if you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to the NCVA office.

Membership Registration

As of September 1st, all Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) must renew their membership or become new members by using SportsEngine, detailed information can be found in the FEES section of this handbook. You may also visit the NCVA website for more information.

Tournament Registration

  • Your event registration is complete once the following steps are done:
    1. Register online in TM2Sign.com.
    2. Submit club sanctioning form.
    3. All payments completed. Payments can be made by credit card or check.
    4. Background checks have cleared, SafeSport, and IMPACT Certified.
    5. Rosters built in TM2 and SportsEngine.
  • All tournament entries and membership registrations (player, coach, team, etc.) must be completed online by the individual(s).
  • Teams participating in the Power League must enter online and pay for the league by the appropriate deadline:
    • 18s/17s 5:00 PM on November 14, 2022
    • All Other Ages 5:00 PM on December 5, 2022
  • Teams participating in the Premier League must enter online and pay for the league by the appropriate deadline: 5:00 PM on January 2, 2023.
  • Teams participating in Non-League tournaments must register online no later than 9:00 AM, 14 days prior to the event. We will accept teams on a space-availability basis. You can email the NCVA for availability.
  • All tournament entries and membership registrations (player, coach, team, etc.) must be completed online by the individual(s).
  • All tournament cancellations must be submitted online to the NCVA using the Tournament Cancellation Form.
  • There are no refunds after the registration deadline for NCVA Events.

On-Site at NCVA Tournaments

  • All teams, players and coaches, must arrive at the team’s assigned tournament site at least one (1) hour prior to the scheduled start time for the tournament. Teams that may have a bye for the first match of the day are still required to show up one (1) hour prior to the scheduled start time for the tournament. For example, if the scheduled start time for Power League #2 is 8:00 AM, then your entire team should arrive by 7:00 AM.
  • Coaches must attend the on-site coaches meeting held 30 minutes prior to match time for all league and non-league events. Teams who do not attend the meeting may be dropped from the tournament.
  • Teams are responsible for keeping track of the status of play on their assigned court. Teams must be ready to play or officiate as soon as the court is ready to go. Teams failing to be ready on their assigned court will incur sanctions.

Recruiting Policy

  • The NCVA Girls Division sanctioned season begins on September 1st, 2022 and concludes on the day after the last day of the USA Junior National Volleyball Championships (JNC). Regardless of either event, the conclusion of the Girls Division sanctioned season will not extend past July 31st, 2023.
  • Once a player has committed to a team during the NCVA sanctioned season, club directors and coaches from other NCVA clubs must respect the player’s commitment and cease recruiting the player. If a recruiter contacts a player who has signed a commitment to another team, the player must notify the recruiter of the commitment. After notification, the recruiter shall not contact that player or the player’s family.
  • A recruiting violation occurs when an NCVA registered club director and/or coach from one (1) NCVA registered club makes initial verbal or written contact with an athlete, or the athlete’s parents, from another NCVA registered club with the intent to persuade the player to leave the present club and join another club.
  • The suggested maximum penalty may include, but is not limited to, a monetary fine and/or a suspension of NCVA membership for a period of one (1) year, beginning on the date of the final ruling.
  • If a club director or coach is found guilty of committing a recruiting violation, the guilty party may make an appeal. A special Board of Inquiry Committee will hear the appeal and will make a ruling. The decision of this Committee will be final.
  • If a player or parent makes the initial contact, a club director or coach may answer questions and inform the player or parent about the club’s specific program without fear of committing a recruiting violation. It is strongly recommended that all club directors and coaches refrain from making negative comments concerning other clubs or their staff.
  • A player who has committed to a club and then wishes to transfer to another club must follow the NCVA’s Procedure for Player Transfer. This is irrespective of the length of a player’s membership with that club.

Signing/Commitment Policy

A Signing/Commitment letter has been created to protect the player and parent/guardian as a member of a club that follows NCVA policies and guidelines:

Players Turning 18

Any individual who is not yet 18 years old and who is in a player role affiliated with a junior club must complete the required Safesport certification online immediately upon reaching 18 years of age. Players Enrolled in Collegiate Athletics: If an individual participates in collegiate athletics, they are no longer eligible to participate in junior club divisions regardless of whether the individual is age eligible. This includes but is not limited to college teams, college club teams, and college intramurals.

Minors Coaching

  • Anyone that would like to coach a Junior Team that is age 17 and under is allowed to be an assistant coach. All teams must have a head coach age 18 or older.
  • A head coach, 18 and over, must always be present, a minor participating as an assistant coach is not allowed to coach by themselves at practice/tournaments, etc.
  • Any individual who is not yet 18 years old and who is in a non-player role affiliated with a junior club must complete a background screening immediately upon reaching 18 years of age. A 30-day grace period shall apply from the date of the 18th birthday in order to allow time for the background screening to be processed. During the 30-day grace period the same restrictions apply to the individual and should be enforced as are in place for junior coaches regarding supervision by a qualified adult.
  • Must have a Junior Coach Membership.
  • Must be SafeSport and IMPACT Certified.

Club to Club Player Transfer

Junior players are eligible to play for any club or team until the start of the NCVA sanctioned season, which begins on September 1st, 2022. During the sanctioned season, a player is to remain a registered member of that specific club throughout the season. However, during the sanctioned season, a player or parent may request a transfer to another club.

Transfer Guidelines

  • A player cannot participate in any practice or tournament until the NCVA has approved the transfer.
  • A player can only transfer provided they remain in the same age definition or higher. Example: If you are a 16 year-old who is playing in the 18s division, you cannot transfer back to the 16s Division. However, if you play on an 18s team and need to transfer to a different club, you can play on a 17s team provided the player is within the USAV Age Definition.
  • Once a team has qualified, or attempted to qualify, for a National Bid to the JNC that team’s roster is frozen. See USAV website for Frozen Roster Verification Rules.
  • A new player may be added to any team’s roster at any time provided the player has never been registered with another NCVA registered club for that season.
  • Following Power League #3, you cannot transfer a player from one (1) club to another club.
  • If the current club director will not sign the form to release the player, the player or parent may submit a written appeal to the NCVA, and the NCVA League Coordinator will make the necessary contact(s).
  • The NCVA League Coordinator has the right to release the player whether or not the current club director responds.
  • The NCVA League Coordinator also has the right to uphold the current club director’s decision to not grant the player release. In either case, each party has the right to appeal to the Commissioner.
  • One (1) Club to Club transfer is permitted per season.
Steps What you need Transfer Procedure
First Fill out and Submit a Change of Clubs Form This form is used to initiate the process for players to change clubs. The player, parent, current club director and future club director must all sign the form in order for the transfer to occur
Second The NCVA Office will review the form for approval. Players may not practice, play or in any way be affiliated with their new club until the transfer has been approved by the NCVA Office.
Third Email Approval The NCVA office will send an email to the person who submitted the form that the player has been approved or denied of the transfer.

Player Transfer within a Club

A team’s roster must remain the same for all NCVA League Tournaments (Qualifier, League Tournaments #1-3, and Region Championships).

  • However, during the NCVA-sanctioned season, a player may transfer from one (1) team to another team within the same club provided it is within the same age category or higher. A player can only transfer once to a different team and must stay with that team for the remainder of the season. They must also qualify under the Age definition. Example: If you are a 16-year-old playing in the 18s division, you cannot transfer back to the 16s Division.
Steps What you need Transfer Procedure
First Notify the NCVA Office via email Send an email and ask for approval ([email protected]) of the transfer.
Second Updated Roster from Handbook If the transfer is approved, you will need to submit a new roster via [email protected]. You will also need to update your roster on TM2 and SportsEngine.

Transfer Guidelines

Once a team has qualified for a National Bid to the Junior National Championships, that team’s roster is frozen. See USAV website for Frozen Roster Verification Rules.

  • A player may not return to a previous team once a transfer has occurred.
  • Following Power League #3, you cannot transfer a player from one (1) team to another team within the club.
  • A new player may be added to any team’s roster at any time provided the player has never been registered with another NCVA registered club for that season. Appropriate paperwork and fees must be submitted to the NCVA office before the player participates in any practice or tournament.
  • Any player or club found illegally transferring players between teams within their club may be subject, but not limited, to fines and/or suspension of the club director, coach, and/or player(s) involved.

Adding New Players to a Roster

  • A new player may be added to any team’s roster at any time provided the player has never been registered with another NCVA registered club for that season. Appropriate paperwork and fees must be submitted to the NCVA Office before the player participates in any practice or tournament and update your roster online.
  • Any player or club found illegally transferring players between teams within their club or illegally adding new players to a roster may be subject, but not limited, to fines and/or suspension of the club director, coach, and/or player(s) involved.

Multi-Division Teams

  • A team that participates in the NCVA Power League or the NCVA Premier League may participate in an older age division but must continue to play in that age division for each league tournament. Such a team may play in their own age division for all non-league and “special” tournaments.
  • Teams may not play in a younger age division. Any team found participating in an illegal age division or illegally switching age divisions may be subject, but not limited, to fines and/or suspension of the club director, coach and/or player(s) involved.

Participating in a Beach Program

Players that plan to participate in both the indoor and outdoor seasons may do so without defining a club commitment for the outdoor season. There is not a transfer policy to participate in both seasons as indoor season commitments do not apply to the outdoor season. A full season Junior Membership covers a member who participates in the Indoor programs as well as the Beach Program.

Regional Jurisdiction Policy

  • Players on NCVA teams must reside within the NCVA region’s geographical jurisdiction (as approved by USA Volleyball).
  • Players who reside within the NCVA region’s geographical jurisdiction cannot play on a team that is under the jurisdiction of another Regional Volleyball Association.

USA Volleyball Junior Player Age Definition

For Use during the 2022 - 2023 Season

Once a player participates (including but not limited to practicing, training, attending workouts and/or competing) in a club or varsity program for any university, college, community college, or junior college, that player is ineligible to take part in any regional and national programming, which includes but is not limited to national JNC qualifying and championship events.

A downloadable version of this age chart is available as a PDF.

FORMAT

Non-League Tournaments

  • Non-League tournaments will be offered in the following age groups: 11, 12, 14, 16, 18. All teams are eligible to play in Non-League tournaments.
  • The cost for these tournaments is $180.00 each.
  • The deadline to enter these tournaments will be 5:00 PM, 14 days prior to the event. In order for your Non-League registration to be complete, you must register online and submit payment either online or by submitting a check or credit card to the NCVA Office. Please also note there are required club forms to be submitted to the NCVA Office. These can be found on the forms section of the NCVA website.
  • Unless a Non-League tournament is cancelled, there are no refunds. After the deadline, teams entering late may be added on a first-come, first-serve, space-available basis.
  • Play will begin at 8:00 AM.
  • Each match is the best two (2) out of three (3) sets to 25 points in the first two (2) sets and to 15 points in the third set, if necessary. All sets will use rally scoring with no cap. Some pools can be all three (3) games to 25 points based on format.
  • After pool play, all teams will advance to playoff brackets. If bracket play cannot be completed by 6:00 PM, the tournament director can change the scoring method from a best two (2) out of three (3) sets to one (1) set to 25 points. Teams will switch sides when one (1) team scores 13 points. The decision will be based on leaving the site by 6:00 PM per facility rules.
  • Each team will have the option to play as close to home as possible or to travel; typical travel time is 90 minutes. However, sites and travel times are subject to change.
  • Points will not be given for Non-League tournaments. Tournament formats may change from tournament to tournament due to the number of entries received.
  • The 13-18 Non- League Divisions will use the Molten Super Touch volleyball.
  • The 11 and 12 and under Non-League Division will use the Molten VB-U12 volleyball and players are not allowed to step into the court when serving.
  • Only teams that do not have 12-year olds – players that are 11 years old and under and on a team designated as an 11 and under team (i.e. 11-1) – are allowed to use the Molten VB-U12 volleyball AND one (1) step into the court when serving.

Youth League Tournaments

  • Youth League tournaments will be offered in the following age groups: 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, 7th/8th, 9th grades. The concept of this league is to introduce younger athletes to the sport of volleyball.
  • The cost for this league is $120.00 per participant. This fee includes a Youth League Only Membership. Players wishing to participate in other events will need to register as a full member. Youth League Only Memberships will not be upgraded to full members.
  • The deadline to enter teams into events online/submit payment for the League is 14 days prior to the event. In order for your Youth League registration to be complete, you must register online and submit payment either online or by submitting a check or credit card to the NCVA Office.
  • Play will begin at 9:00 AM.
  • Tournaments will consist of pool play only. If three (3) team pools are used, cross over matches will follow pool play. All Youth League Tournaments are scheduled to end by 3:00 PM. If play cannot be completed by 3:00 PM, the tournament director may change the scoring method to one (1) set to 25 points. Teams will switch sides when one (1) team scores 13 points. The decision will be based on the need to leave the site by 3:00 PM per facility rules.
  • Each team will have the option to play as close to home as possible or to travel; typical travel time is 90 minutes. However, sites and travel times are subject to change.
  • Points will not be given for Youth League tournaments. Tournament formats may change from tournament to tournament due to the number of entries received.
  • For Youth League events, clubs may set team roster(s) on a per-tournament basis.
  • In order to grow the sport of volleyball and introduce more youth to the sport, the NCVA recommends that clubs charge no more than $500.00 per participant, not including the $120.00 league fee, for their Youth League Program.
  • Simple, low cost uniforms are recommended – a simple t-shirt with number.

Youth League Rule Differences

  • Serving
    • For the first serve of the match, player must start behind the end line
    • If the player is unable to make their serve over the net on the first attempt:
    • Player may re-serve and
    • Player is allowed to take a step into the court
    • If a player can jump serve, they may not step in or re-serve
    • If a player serves over the net and it goes out, they may not step in or re-serve
    • If the served ball becomes in play, regardless of the result, no re-serve is allowed
  • 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade players:
    • This division uses times matches
    • 35 minutes each match, switching sides after 15 minutes
    • Officiating team should start score over at 15-minute switch
    • Team with the most points at switch and/or end wins the set
    • The result is recorded by sets, not matches
    • All final pool results are done by set percentage
    • Warm-up time is not included in the 35-minute match
    • A limit of three (3) serves in a row, then side-out, without awarding a point
  • 7th/8th and 9th grade players:
    • This division has a two (2) set cap
    • The result is recorded by sets, not matches
    • All results are done by set percentage
    • A limit of six (6) serves in a row, then side-out, without awarding a point
  • At each event there is a 20-minute break between the second and third matches of the tournament, however, the teams may decide to go ahead and play if they use a four (4) team pool as breaks are built into the format.
  • All sets will use rally scoring.

Premier League Tournaments

  • Premier League tournaments will be offered in the following age groups:  12/11, 14/13, 16/15, 18/17.
  • Play will begin at 8:00 AM for all Premier League tournaments.
  • The Premier League consists of a one (1) day Qualifier, four (4) league dates, a two (2) day Region Championship.
  • To enter the entire league, you must complete all league registration requirements by the deadline, 5:00 PM on January 2, 2023. In order for your Premier League registration to be complete, you must register online and submit payment either online or by submitting a check or credit card to the NCVA Office. These can be found on the forms section of the NCVA website.
  • After entering the entire league, teams will be automatically entered into all League dates, including the Qualifier and the two (2) day Region Championship.
  • All teams participating in Premier League will receive points.  The Premier League point structure will be used to seed teams into the District and Region Championships.
  • Premier League is broken into districts throughout Northern California. All teams in a particular district will compete against each other.
  • Teams in each district will be divided into groups to allow for movement up and down throughout the league.
  • There will be seven (7) districts throughout Northern California. Districts will be named as follows:
    • Gold Rush
    • Sierra
    • Eagle
    • Redwood
    • Earthquake
    • San Andreas
    • Pacific

Premier League Map;

  • Teams will be assigned to sites based on their ranking within their district, not their distance to a particular site. Sites and travel times are subject to change. The NCVA will make every attempt to acquire sites within a 90-minute travel time but this cannot be guaranteed due to the league format.
  • For the Premier League Region Championship, teams will be combined with the other district teams at convention centers to compete in a region-wide championship.
  • Each tournament held on Saturday will be either AM or PM wave and each tournament held on Sunday will be AM wave only.
  • Each match is best two (2) out of three (3) sets to 25 points in the first two (2) sets and to 15 points in the third set, if necessary.  All sets will use rally scoring with no cap.
  • After pool play, teams will advance to playoff brackets.  If bracket play cannot be completed by the scheduled end-time, the tournament director may change the scoring method from a best two (2) out of three (3) sets to one (1) set to 25 points.  Teams will switch sides when one (1) team scores 13 points.
  • The 13-18 Premier League Divisions will use the Molten Super Touch volleyball.
  • The 12 and 11 and under Premier League Division will use the Molten VB-U12 volleyball and players are not allowed to step into the court when serving.
  • Only teams designated as an 11 and under team (i.e. 11-1) will be allowed one (1) step into the court when serving.

Premier League Seeding

  • The number of teams in each division (Gold, Silver, Bronze, etc) will be determined by the total number of teams in each District.
  • Each League tournament will have the same designated point structure, which will seed the teams into the Region Championships.
  • Overall finish from League #4 will be reviewed for the Region Championships.

Initial Seeding

  • Teams will be seeded based on their points from the 2021 - 2022 Premier League.
  • Teams will be ranked according to the points in the previous season’s same age groups. For example, 18s teams will be seeded according to their finish as an 18s team.
  • All teams who did not have a corresponding team in 2021 - 2022 will be seeded at the bottom of the division.

Premier League Region Championships

The Premier League Region Championships will be broken into 48 team divisions [Gold (1-48), Silver (49-96), Bronze (97-144), and so on]. Each District will be allocated positions in each division.

How we calculate the number of positions allocated to each District:

  1. Each District receives two positions automatically.
  2. Each District receives additional positions based on the number of teams from that District that made it to the top 24 teams the previous season.
  3. Each district receives additional positions based on the number of teams in that district:
Number of Teams in top 24 Number of Additional Bids
0 0
2 1
4 2
6 3
  1. Remaining positions are awarded to the Districts in a round robin method, starting with the largest districts, until all positions have been awarded.

Power League Tournaments

  • Power League tournaments are offered in the following age groups: 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.
  • Play will begin at 8:00 AM for all Power League tournaments.
  • Points will be awarded to all teams participating in the Power League.
  • To enter the entire league, and avoid late registration fees, you must complete all league registration requirements by the appropriate deadline:
    • 18s/17s 5:00 PM on November 14, 2022
    • All other Ages 5:00 PM on December 5, 2022.
  • There are no refunds after deadline. In order for your Power League registration to be complete, you must register online and submit payment either online or by submitting a check or credit card to the NCVA Office. Please also note there are required club forms to be submitted to the NCVA Office. These can be found on the forms section of the NCVA website.
  • In order to accurately seed teams for the beginning of the season, the Power League begins with a two (2) day Qualifier. Following the Qualifier, there will be three (3) League tournaments followed by a two (2) day Region Championship. The Region Championship format consists of a Championship Section and a Challenger Section.
  • All Power League tournaments are mandatory, which means that teams entering Power League will play seven (7) mandatory days.
  • After entering the Power League, teams will be automatically entered into all League dates, including the two (2) day Qualifier and the two (2) day Region Championship.
  • A team may choose to enter the League after the Qualifier, but they will be entered at the lowest level and only if space is available, at the full Power League cost.
  • All teams must be prepared to travel to their assigned playing sites.
  • Each match is best two (2) out of three (3) sets to 25 points in the first two (2) sets and to 15 points in the third set, if necessary. All sets will use rally scoring with no cap.
  • All teams will be divided into pools for partial round-robin play. After pool play, all teams will advance to a playoff bracket(s). If bracket play cannot be completed by 6:00 PM, the tournament director may change the scoring method from a best two (2) out of three (3) sets to one (1) set to 25 points.  Teams will switch sides when one (1) team scores 13 points.  The decision will be based on leaving the site by 6:00 PM per facility rules.
  • All teams will be ranked and given points according to their finishes.
  • The 13-18 Power League Divisions will use the Molten Super Touch volleyball.
  • Both the 12 and under and the 11 and under divisions for Power League will use the Molten VB-U12 volleyball.
  • Teams participating in the 11 and under division will be allowed to take one (1) step into the court when serving.

Power League Qualifier Seeding

Placement into the 2022 - 2023 Power League is determined by Power League Qualifier Finish. Every team in the Power League Qualifier will have an opportunity on the court to reach the Gold, Silver or Bronze Division.

Initial Seeding

  • Teams will be seeded based on their points from the 2021 - 2022 Power League. For example: NCVA 15-1 will receive NCVA 14-1 Points.
  • All teams who did not have a corresponding team in 2021 - 2022 Season finishes will be seeded at the bottom of the division.

Appeals

  • Teams that believe that they are significantly mis-seeded must submit a written appeal to the NCVA Office by the deadline: Monday, December 19, 2022 at 5:00pm.
  • You must turn in the Appeals Form by this date.

Examples of teams that have appropriate reasons to appeal

  • A team that is comprised of many players who played with a different club in the 2021-2022 season.
  • Appeals should only be submitted when a team’s seeding may be incorrect by at least 35% of the divisions seeding.

Once the seeding is released for appeals, the ceiling/cap will be removed from the seeded and unseeded teams. Based on the appeal, team(s) may be moved accordingly. Appeals should only be submitted when a team’s seeding may be incorrect by at least 35% of the divisions seeding.

This percentage translates to these approximations:

Age Division Approximate Number of Seeds Represented by 35%
12 8
13 19
14 31
15 30
16 41
17 19
18 23
  • A written appeal must include specific documentation, including names of players.
  • Any attempt to criticize another team or suggest that a seed is too high based on opinion only will result in the appeal being disregarded. However, if you have significant documentation and facts, you can use them in your appeal.
  • Appeal forms will only be reviewed if received by the deadline.
  • All appeals will be considered if they meet the guidelines.
  • The written appeals will be reviewed and a final seeding for the Power League Qualifier will be posted by, one week prior to the Power League Qualifier.

In order to preserve the integrity of the seeding process, NCVA may, at its sole discretion, re-seed teams that did not submit appeals.

Unseeded Teams

For the 2022 - 2023 season these teams will be seeded from the same age group from last season. Example: If your club has a 16-1 team playing in the 2023 season but did not have a 15-1 team in 2021 - 2022 this 16-1 team would be considered an “unseeded” team.

For the 2022 - 2023 season, the California Kickoff Tournament will be seeded based on the above information. All unseeded teams will be re-seeded, following California Kickoff based on the criteria below, by the NCVA for a final seeding of the Power League Qualifier for 2022 - 2023.

Teams wishing to use their California Kickoff Results for seeding into the seeded teams for the Power League must participate in the Open Division. California Kickoff Head-to-Head Results for teams participating in the Club Division will only move their team within the unseeded teams.

Appeal Deadlines

  • Deadline to appeal for California Kickoff: Monday, December 19, 2022
  • Teams who can submit this form are:
    • All teams can appeal their seeding for the California Kickoff
    • This appeal will be used for the Power League Qualifier
  • Deadline to appeal for Power League Qualifier: Friday, January 20, 2023 at 5:00pm
  • Teams who can submit this form are:
    • Unseeded teams who did not play in the California Kickoff

Power Leagues #1, #2 and #3

Following the Power League Qualifier, teams will be seeded based on their PLQ finish and teams will remain in their specific age groups to play in League #1, #2 and #3. (i.e. 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, and 11)

Power League Region Championships

The Power League Region Championships seeding will be determined following Power League #3 finish. Teams will receive their Power League #3 points first, then (#1, #2 and #3) will move up one (1) division and the three lowest finishing teams will move down one (1) division. For example, a Bronze division team that finishes tenth, eleventh, or twelfth in a League tournament will move to the Aqua division for its next tournament. Likewise, a team finishing first, second, or third in the Aqua division will move to the Bronze division. Once the movement is complete and the divisions are determined (Top 36 for Championship, next 36 for Challenger, and so on), teams will be seeded within their division at the Region Championships based on points. All teams will play teams in their age group. (i.e 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, and 11)

Region Championship Seeding Procedure

  1. Following Power League #3, movement will occur in all age groups. i.e. three (3) teams move up and three (3) teams move down a division.
  2. Region Championship Divisions are decided: Championship (Seeds 1-36), Challenger 1 Division (36-72), Challenger 2 Division (73-108), etc.
  3. Each Division within an age group will be seeded by points.
  4. Challenger Divisions will vary in the amount of teams in each division.

Power League Regional Championship Section

  • The Championship Section will consist of 36 teams divided into three divisions (Gold, Silver, and Bronze).
  • Each division will have 12 teams playing on three (3) or four (4) courts. The top three (3) finishing teams in each League tournament (Leagues #1, #2, and #3) will move up one (1) division and the three (3) lowest finishing teams will move down one (1) division.
  • The last few divisions of a Challenger Section age group will have a random number of teams.
Gold 12 Teams
Silver 12 Teams
Bronze 12 Teams

Power League Regional Challenger Section

  • The Challenger Section will consist of as many divisions as necessary to accommodate all teams that have entered. The NCVA reserves the right to change the number of teams in a division to better accommodate the number of teams entered in any age group, and to allow the use of more two (2) court facilities.
  • Each division will begin with Gold, Silver Bronze divisions followed by the corresponding alphabet by color (Aqua, Blue, Copper, Dusk, etc.) with the higher levels corresponding to the beginning of the alphabet.
  • Each division will play on two (2), three (3), or four (4) courts.
  • The top three (3) finishing teams in each League tournament (#1, #2 and #3) will move up one (1) division and the three (3) lowest finishing teams will move down one (1) division. For example, a Bronze division team that finishes tenth, eleventh, or twelfth in a League tournament will move to the Aqua division for its next tournament. Likewise, a team finishing first, second, or third in the Aqua division will move to the Bronze division up to and including League #3.
Aqua Evergreen Indigo Maroon
Blue Fuchsia Jade Navajo
Copper Green Kale Orange
Dusk Hyacinth Lavender Purple, etc.

NCVA Region Bids

In all age divisions of the NCVA Power League, the following Region Bids will be awarded based on total points accumulated at the completion of Power League Region Championships: 11 National, 12 National, 12 American, 13 National, and 13 American. 14-15-16-17-18's will each receive National, Freedom and American Bids. The amount of Bids per Division will be determined by USA Volleyball each season. This information will be posted on the Power League page once NCVA receives it from USAV.

Switching Leagues

A team may choose to play in the Power League and in Non-League tournaments, or in the Premier League and in Non-League tournaments. A team may not play in both Power League tournaments and Premier League tournaments concurrently in the same season. However, a team may switch Leagues once during the season according to the regulations below.

Switching from Premier League to Power League (Team)

  • If a team plays in a Premier League tournament and decides it would rather play in the Power League, the team will be allowed to enter the Power League at the lowest level and only on a space-available basis.
  • The cost of entry will be $1600.00, paid in full before the next scheduled Power League event. If you have already paid for the $1200.00 Premier League entry fee, the team will owe an additional $400.00.
  • A team that switches from the Premier League to the Power League may not switch back to the Premier League.
  • Points earned by the team while participating in the Premier League will not be transferred to the Power League.

Premier League Teams cannot switch to Power League following Power League #3.

Switching from Power League to Premier League (Team)

  • If a team plays in the Power League Qualifier and decides it would rather play in the Premier League, the team will be allowed to enter the Premier League at that time following the Qualifier.
  • The team will not receive a refund for the Power League, but will not have to pay an additional fee for the Premier League.
  • A team that switches from the Power League to the Premier League may not switch back to the Power League.
  • Points earned by the team while participating in the Power League will not be transferred to the Premier League.

Power League Teams cannot switch to Premier League following Power League #3.

Warm-Ups

  • Teams will be given sole use of the court for five (5) minutes prior to their first match of the day. During the five (5) minutes the team may hit, practice ball handling and serve (serving must be done during their five (5) minutes). No other time will be allotted to practice serving.
  • Serving Team – five (5) minutes solo court.
  • Receiving Team – five (5) minute solo court.
  • Once all teams in the pool have played, the teams scheduled to play the next match will be given sole use of the court for three (3) minutes. During the three (3) minutes the team may hit, practice ball handling and serve (serving must be done during their three (3) min.) No other time will be allotted to practice serving.

Since no ball handling is permitted during the opposing team’s use of the court, it is recommended that each team provides shaggers for the opposing team’s warm-up. This allows for more reps for the team warming up. Due to insurance and liability requirements only NCVA registered and on the roster personnel will be allowed to retrieve balls.

For more information on warmups, see Rule 7.2 in the USAV Indoor Volleyball Rule book.

Tie-Breaking Procedure

Two (2) Way Ties

Two (2) way ties, in match record, in a pool are broken by head-to-head competition results between the two (2) tied teams.

Three (3) Way Ties

Three (3) way ties in a pool are broken by:
1st Matches Won/Lost Record.
2nd Sets Won/Lost percentage.
Calculation: the team’s total number of sets won divided by the team’s total number of sets played equals the won/lost percentage. The highest percentage wins the pool.
3rd Point Differential Determined among the tied teams.
Calculation: the sum of the team’s points scored minus the sum of the team’s points allowed across all matches of the pool.

Note: If three teams have the same match record but a different set record, only the teams with identical set records are tied. If match record and set record are the same for all three teams, then point differential will be used to break the tie.

Protests

If an explanation of an application or interpretation of a rule is not satisfactory to the team captain, the captain must immediately indicate their disagreement and file a protest prior to the authorization of the next service. If the disagreement with the referee’s explanation involves the last point of the set, the official protest must be recorded within the first 60 seconds of the times interval between sets. (For 14-and-under competition, the coach may act instead of the captain.) A protest must be called prior to a player going to a tournament director or head official. A parent is not allowed to call a protest.

  • If the final point of the match is disputed, the protest must be recorded before the referees leave the playing area.
  • It is advisable to have an assigned Protest Committee (Tournament Director) available to rule upon a protest as soon as possible prior to the first service following the protest. Such action should preclude playing the match over from the point of protest if the protest is upheld.

Protests considered by the first referee (Protest Committee or Tournament Director) include:

  1. Misinterpretation of a playing rule.
  2. Failure of the first referee to apply the correct rule to a given situation.
  3. Failure to charge the correct penalty-sanction for a given fault.

Protest facts recorded on the score sheet must include:

  1. Score of the set at the time of the protest.
  2. Players and positions at the time of the protest.
  3. Player substitutions and team substitutions made up to the protest.
  4. Team time-outs taken up to the protest.
  5. Situation that caused the protest.
  6. Signatures of the scorer, captains and first referee, indicating the facts are correct.

Coaches may not protest judgment calls.

League Points

The NCVA makes every attempt to post points three (3) to four (4) days after each event.

Review League points online.

NCVA Premier League Point Structure

  • The number of teams that will move up and down, and the points, given, will be based on the total number of teams in your district.
  • No shows, late cancellations, illegal players and forfeits will all receive last place in their division and last place points.

NCVA Power League Point Structure

  • All finish places will be played out at the Power League Region Championships.
  • No shows, late cancellations, illegal players and forfeits will all receive last place in their division and last place points.

*Point Structure Grids will be posted after League deadlines to ensure accurate numbers are used for the season.*

EVENTS

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, annual SafeSport certification, and annual 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.

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.

Power League Schedule

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Qualifier Feb 4 - Feb 5 Feb 4 - Feb 5 Feb 4 - Feb 5 Jan 28 - Jan 29 Jan 28 - Jan 29 Feb 4 - Feb 5 Dec 10 - Dec 11 Dec 10 - Dec 11
League #1 Feb 26 Feb 25 Feb 25 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 26 Jan 21 Jan 21
League #2 Mar 11 Mar 12 Mar 11 Mar 12 Mar 25 Apr 1 Feb 5 Feb 5
League #3 Mar 26 Mar 26 Mar 26 Mar 26 Apr 16 Apr 15 Feb 25 Feb 25
Region Championships May 6 - May 7 May 13 - May 14 May 13 - May 14 May 6 - May 7 May 13 - May 14 May 13 - May 14 Mar 4 - Mar 5 Apr 1 - Apr 2

Premier League Schedule

12/11 14/13 16/15 18/17
Qualifier January 22 January 21 January 22 January 21
League #1 February 11 February 12 February 11 February 12
League #2 March 12 March 25 March 12 March 25
League #3 April 1 April 2 April 1 April 2
League #4 May 7 May 6 April 16 April 15
Region Championships May 20 - May 21 May 13 - May 14 May 20 - May 21 May 13 - May 14

Non-League Schedule

12/11 14/13 16/15 18/17
Non-League #1 December 17 December 18 December 17 December 18
Non-League #2 January 22 January 22 January 22 January 22
Non-League #3 February 11 February 11 February 12 February 12
Non-League #4 February 26 February 26 February 26 February 26

Youth Fall Competition League Schedule

YFCL at San Mateo Event Center and Skylane Facility:

3rd/4th Grades 5th/6th Grades 7th/8th Grades 9th Grade
League #1 October 1 October 1 October 2 October 2
League #2 October 9 October 9 October 8 October 8
League #3 October 29 October 29 October 29 October 29

YFCL at Capital Sports Center:

3rd/4th Grades 5th/6th Grades 7th/8th Grades 9th Grade
League #1 October 2 October 2 October 2 October 2
League #2 October 22 October 22 October 22 October 22
League #3 October 30 October 30 October 30 October 30

2022-2023 Region Special Events

Tournament Date Locations Event Page
California Kickoff January 14-15-16, 2023
(2 days of play)
Sacramento Convention Center
San Jose Convention Center
San Mateo Event Center
More Information
Kickstart January 14, 2023 San Mateo Event Center More Information
President's Day February 18-19-20, 2023 @theGrounds, Roseville
San Mateo Event Center
More Information
Sierra 18's National Qualifier March 3-4-5, 2023 Reno-Sparks Convention Center More Information
Golden State Classic March 4-5, 2023 San Mateo Event Center More Information
March Madness March 18-19, 2023
(1 day of play)
Capital Sports Center
San Mateo Event Center
More Information
Spring Fling March 25-26, 2023 International Agri-Center, Tulare More Information
Far Western National Qualifier April 22-23-24, 2023
April 28-29-30, 2023
Reno-Sparks Convention Center More Information
Bay View Classic May 27-28-29, 2023 Capital Sports Center
@theGrounds, Roseville
Sacramento Convention Center
More Information

Girls' National Qualifiers

No Dinx/NCVA 18's Sierra National Qualifier

SNQ Logo

Reno-Sparks Convention Center - Reno, Nevada

March 3-4-5, 2023
18 Open, 18 USA, 18 Liberty, 18 American, and 18 No Dinx Divisions


No Dinx/NCVA Far Western National Qualifier

GFW Logo

Reno-Sparks Convention Center - Reno, Nevada

April 22-23-24, 2023
Open Division: 13/14
National Division: 11/12
USA Division: 13/14
Liberty Division: 13/14/15
American Division: 12/13/14/15
No Dinx Division: 11/12/13/14/15

April 22-23-24, 2023
Open Division: 15/16/17
USA Division: 15/16/17
Liberty Division: 16/17
American Division: 16/17
No Dinx Division: 16/17
Prime Division: 17/18
Select Division: 17/18


Phone: (415) 550-7582
Email: [email protected]
Register for the tournaments online

Information for additional National Qualifiers can be found on USA Volleyball's website. As a reminder, USA Volleyball may change some of their requirements from what is in this Handbook.

USA Volleyball Junior National Championships

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18's Girls' Junior National Championships

April 28-30, 2023 - Columbus, Ohio

14-17's Girls' Junior National Championships

June 28 – July 6, 2023 – Chicago, Illinois

11-13's Girls' Junior National Championships

June 14-17, 2023 – Minneapolis, Minnesota

For complete information on the JNCs, check USA Volleyball’s website. Information on dates, divisions, location, and schedule are located on the site along with information on entry costs, procedures, and hotel accommodations. A complete download of the Pre-Tournament Booklet will also be available. Some of the information may be duplicated on the NCVA website.

USA Volleyball requires all teams to register online through their website.

Once a team has qualified, or attempted to qualify, for a Bid to the Junior National Championships, that team’s roster is frozen. See USAV website for Frozen Roster Verification Rules.

FEES

Important:
It is the responsibility of the club to ensure that all members of their club who participate at tournaments are fully paid and registered with USAV/NCVA.

  • Membership fees are non-refundable.
  • Memberships are not transferable from one player to another, or from one membership to another.
  • All adults affiliated with a junior club are required to be members and pass a background and complete SafeSport certification.

Membership Fees

As of September 1st, all participants playing in NCVA events must renew their membership or register as a new member. No refunds.

Membership Type Cost
Athlete Membership: 18 and under Players
Valid September 1st to August 31st.
Non-refundable and non-transferable.
Must be paid online through SportsEngine.
$50.00 NCVA + $25.00 USAV
Adult Membership: 18+ affiliated with a Junior Club
Valid September 1st to August 31st.
For: Club Director/Admin, Coach, Team Rep, Chaperone, etc.
Non-refundable and non-transferable.
Must be paid online through SportsEngine.
$50.00 NCVA + $25.00 USAV
$14.00 annual Background Check
Junior Coach Membership: Minor Aged Assistant Coach
Valid September 1st to August 31st.
Non-refundable and non-transferable.
Must be paid online through SportsEngine.
$50.00 NCVA + $25.00 USAV
Tryout Membership
Valid July 29th to August 31st.
Non-refundable. Upgrade to FULL Athlete Membership available.
Must be paid online through SportsEngine.
$10.00 NCVA + $5.00 USAV
Summer Membership
Valid June 1st to August 31st.
For: Indoor/Outdoor clinics, camps and activities.
Non-refundable and non-transferable.
Must be paid online through SportsEngine.
$20.00 NCVA + $11.00 USAV

Tournament and League Fees

Fees can be paid online or by submitting a payment to the NCVA Office.

Tournament Duration Fee
Power League 7 Days $1600.00 per team
Premier League 7 Days $1200.00 per team
Non-League Tournaments 1 Day $180.00 per team
Kickstart 1 Day $300.00 per team
California Kickoff 3 Days $650.00 per team
No Dinx/NCVA President’s Day Tournament 3 Days $875.00 per team
No Dinx/NCVA Sierra National Qualifier 3 Days $975.00 per team
No Dinx/NCVA Golden State Classic 2 Days $600.00 per team
No Dinx/NCVA March Madness 2 Days $300.00 per team
No Dinx/NCVA Spring Fling 2 Days $600.00 per team
No Dinx/NCVA Far Western 3 Days $975.00 per team
Bay View Classic 3 Days $600.00 per team

Fee Analysis

Power League

  • Days of competition: Seven (7)
  • Days in Convention Centers/Sports Complex: Four (4)
  • Entry Fee: $1600.00 per team

Cost Breakdown

No. of Players Event Cost Per Player NCVA Membership Total Cost Per Player Cost Per Player Per Day
10 $160.00 $50.00
$210.00 $30.00
12 $133.33 $50.00
$183.33 $26.19
15 $106.67 $50.00
$156.67 $22.38

Premier League

  • Days of competition: Seven (7)
  • Days in Convention Centers/Sports Complex: Two (2)
  • Entry Fee: $1200.00 per team

Cost Breakdown

No. of Players Event Cost Per Player NCVA Membership Total Cost Per Player Cost Per Player Per Day
10 $120.00 $50.00
$170.00 $24.29
12 $100.00 $50.00
$150.00 $21.43
15 $80.00 $50.00
$130.00 $18.57

Special Tournaments

Example: No Dinx/NCVA Far Westerns National Qualifier

  • Days of competition: Three (3)
  • Guaranteed Matches: Seven (7)
  • Entry fee: $975.00
No. of Players Event Cost Per Player Cost Per Player Per Day
10 $97.50 $32.50
12 $81.25 $27.08
15 $65.00 $21.66

Events Combined

If your team plays in the Power League ($1600.00), President’s Day ($875.00), Golden State Classic ($600.00) and No Dinx/NCVA Far Westerns National Qualifier ($975.00) for a total of 15 tournament days, the total cost for the team is: $4050.00

No. of Players Cost Per Player Cost Per Player Per Day
10 $405.00 $27.00
12 $337.50 $22.50
15 $270.00 $18.00

CLUB TRYOUTS

Parent / Player Guidelines

What should Athletes and Parents expect from a club at tryouts?

  • You have the right to make an informed decision. Since your decision is binding for the full season, you should make your choice carefully.
  • You should be wary of any club that tries to convince you to join while denying you information.
  • We recommend that you receive the information in writing.

At the very least, you are entitled to the following information from the clubs

  • The opportunity to talk to parents, other players, and/or other programs.
  • The opportunity to try out in a future season without discrimination.
  • Knowledge about how many spots are available before a tryout begins.
  • Clear disclosure of financial obligations.
  • A statement of club philosophy.
  • Have any questions answered.
  • An assessment of your role on the team.
  • Disclosure of other players who have accepted and/or been offered spots.
  • Information on the coaching staff.
  • Description of the teams, goals, practice schedule, and tournament schedule.
  • Try out for more than one club.
  • Time Commitment.
  • Travel Commitment.
  • Travel Policy for overnight stay.
  • Social Media Guidelines.
  • SafeSport Guidelines.
  • COVID Protocols

Parents - you may view our Parents Info page for general information. Make sure you are aware of all recruiting rules and regulations following your commitment to your club. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the NCVA at (415) 550-7582 or email us.

Tryout Policy for the 2022 - 2023 Season

Policy

Each year the tryout policy is reviewed by the Board of Directors. They have reviewed the alternative solutions and suggestions given to the NCVA from club directors, coaches and parents. The decision has been made to keep the current policy intact. The approved start date for tryouts for the 2022 - 2023 season is: July 29, 2023 for Ages 15 to 18's. October 21, 2023 for Ages 14 and under.

Tryout Policy and Letter of Commitment

A Signing/Commitment letter has been created to protect the player and parent/guardian as a member of a club that follows NCVA policies and guidelines:

Ages 11-14 Ages 15-18
Download Commitment Letter Download Commitment Letter

Only One Letter of Commitment Permitted

A player who signs more than one Letter of Commitment with more than one club is subject to suspension for the entire 2022 - 2023 season.

Verbal Commitments

A player may commit verbally to a club before the second Sunday in November. A verbal commitment is not binding. The player may revoke the commitment at any time, before signing a Letter of Commitment, without penalty.

Recruiting Ban after Signing

I understand that all clubs are obligated to respect my signing and shall cease to recruit me upon my signing this document. I shall notify any recruiter who contacts me that I have signed.

Club Signatures Required Prior to Submission

This document must be signed and dated by the Club Director before submission to me and my parents (or legal guardian) for our signatures.

Parent/Guardian Signature Required

My parent or legal guardian is required to sign this Letter of Commitment if I am less than 21 years of age at the time of signing.

Falsification of Letter of Commitment

If I falsify any part of this Letter of Commitment, including the date, I understand that I am subject to suspension for the entire 2022 - 2023 season.

Nullification of Other Agreements

My signature on this Letter of Commitment nullifies any agreements, verbal or otherwise, which would release me from the conditions stated within this document.

Binding Agreement

I understand that I have signed this Letter of Commitment with the club and not with a particular individual. If the coach or any player(s) leaves the team, I remain bound by the provisions of this document. If a club makes dramatic material changes from what was promised, then it may be grounds for a release from the commitment. Examples include, but are not limited, to significant changes in practice schedule, practice location, tournament schedule.

Violations

The following sanctions apply directly to the person(s) violating the policy:

  • The penalty for the first violation will be suspension from all NCVA/USAV competition for a minimum of one (1) week up to a maximum of one (1) month, depending on the severity of the violation. Multiple offenses arising from the same incident (e.g., multiple players on the same team) will incur separate penalties.
  • The penalty for the second violation will be suspension from all NCVA/USAV competition for a minimum of one (1) month up to a maximum of one (1) year, depending on the severity of the violation.  Multiple offenses arising from the same incident (e.g., multiple players on the same team) will incur separate penalties.

All suspensions begin on the date of the first competition following the violation for the penalized person(s).

If any person fails to adhere to the terms of a sanction, the individual will be suspended from NCVA competition and National level events for one (1) calendar year and subject to a lifetime ban. Furthermore, the coaching staff of the team on which the person is registered will be suspended from NCVA competition and National level events for one (1) calendar year and subject to a lifetime ban. In the event the individual is the club director, all coaches in the club will be suspended from NCVA competition and National level events for one (1) calendar year and subject to a lifetime ban.

Tryout Pass/Membership

We recommend you send the following information to all players attending your tryouts:

All players attending NCVA Sanctioned tryouts must have a full membership or a tryout pass ($10 NCVA/$5 USAV). Tryout passes are good for all tryouts that a player attends. Tryout passes do not extend past tryouts, once tryouts are completed you will need to purchase a full membership. To attend NCVA Sanctioned tryouts, you need to register online with NCVA.

To register for the tryout, pass or full membership:

If you are uncertain or have a question reqarding membership, please contact the NCVA

Membership fees are non-refundable, if you are uncertain about which membership to purchase, email the NCVA [email protected] so that we can assist you.

Tryout Procedure

All tryout procedures and policies will need to be followed whether you are having a tryout or not. This entails waiting until the specified signing date to sign players, collect uniform sizes, collect forms and/or payments.

Teams holding a Tryout

We would like to make the tryout procedure as easy as possible. Please follow the instructions below and should you have any questions on the procedure, contact the NCVA Office [email protected]. You may start submitting tryout forms on first Tuesday of June. Tryout information will be posted online once a week, on Tuesdays.

Helpful Guide to an Easy Tryout Process

This process should begin at least two (2) weeks prior to your tryout dates.

Step 1: Gather your information

Step 2: Tryout Staff Registration Any adult who helps in any capacity at the tryouts must be a member of the NCVA and pass a background check. Otherwise, the NCVA insurance coverage becomes null and void! You will receive an email noting which adults will need to have a background check for the upcoming season.

2022 - 2023 Adult Affiliated with a Junior Program Membership

The following items must be completed within the SportsEngine System:

  • Membership: $50.00 NCVA / $20.00 USAV
  • Yearly Background Check: $15.00
  • SafeSport Certification (no cost)

All memberships are non-refundable, non-transferable. Once payment has been accepted, no refunds are given.

Step 3: Tryout Passes / Website

Once the above items are complete, your Tryout information will be posted on the NCVA Website, unless otherwise requested. We will post your Tryout information, usually every Tuesday.

Step 4: During Tryouts

Each Club Director or Registrar will need to keep a list of ALL participants at the tryout. This list will be submitted to NCVA. The information on the list must include all participants’ first name, last name and membership number.

Step 5: Tryout Completion

After your tryouts, you must submit a complete list of attendees to NCVA. The list must follow these requirements:

Failure to complete all requirements for the tryout process by the deadlines set, will result in an advertising and/or sanction fee being charged to your club in the amount of $500.00.

Tryout Sanctioning Form

The club Tryout Sanctioning Form can be found and completed online

CLUB CLINICS

Clinic Procedure - Helpful Guide to an Easy Clinic Process

Before Clinics

This process should begin at least Two (2) weeks prior to your Clinic dates.

Step 1: Gather your information

Step 2: Clinic Staff Registration

We must receive, via email, a list of all adults associated with your clinics. Any adult who helps in any capacity at the clinics must be a member of the NCVA, pass a background check, IMPACT Certified, and SafeSport Certified. Otherwise, the NCVA insurance coverage becomes null and void! You will receive an email noting which adult will need to have a background check for the upcoming season.

2022 - 2023 Adult Affiliated with a Junior Program Membership

The following items must be completed within the SportsEngine System:

  • Membership: $50.00 NCVA + $25.00 USAV
  • Yearly Background Check: $14.00
  • SafeSport Certification (no cost)

All memberships are non-refundable, non-transferable. Once payment has been accepted, no refunds are given.

Step 3: Clinic Passes / Website

Once the above items are complete, your Clinic information will be posted on the NCVA Website as requested. We will post your Clinic information, once approved.

Step 4: During Clinics

Each Club Director or Registrar will need to keep a list of ALL participants at the clinic. This list will be submitted to NCVA. The information on the list must include all participants’ first name, last name and membership number.

Step 5: Clinic Completion

After your clinics, you must submit a complete list of attendees to NCVA.

The list must follow these requirements:

Failure to complete all requirements for the tryout process by the deadlines set, will result in an advertising and/or sanction fee being charged to your club in the amount of $500.00.

Clinic Sanctioning Form

The Clinic Sanctioning Form can be completed online.

All steps included in the Clinic Procedure must be completed before your club clinics will be sanctioned and insured by the NCVA.

INSURANCE

The NCVA provides outstanding insurance coverage for our teams. At NO CHARGE to you, we will provide you with facility insurance coverage for all your practice sites. This form may be used by junior clubs or adult teams that would like to request a certificate(s) of insurance for a facility.

The facility is covered by the insurance company for all club practices and NCVA-sanctioned tournaments. To request insurance coverage, please complete the online Insurance Request form. For additional insurance information contact the NCVA.

Insurance, Medical and Incident Forms

FORMS

Registration Checklist

For the sanctioned season, all individuals are required to complete their own registration and pay online within the SportsEngine system on the NCVA website. This must be done before attending a tryout, practice, event or tournament.

Registering as a Member

Prior to registering on SportsEngine for the season, please note the following:

  • Please use member’s legal name (Do not use Liz instead of Elizabeth or Bobby instead of Robert).
  • Once a registration is paid and accepted, it is non-refundable, non-transferable.

All Memberships are non-refundable, non-transferable.

Please review the list below to see if each form is required, or not.

Forms required to be submitted online to the NCVA Office:

These forms do not need to be submitted to the NCVA Office, but Club Directors are required to keep a hard copy on file:

  • Letter of Commitment – must be submitted to NCVA upon request within 48 hours.
  • Medical Release Form (All coaches are required to have a copy with them at all NCVA/USAV events). Printed by the athlete from their SportsEngine account.
  • Approved Age Waiver Form, if applicable.

IMPACT AND SAFESPORT

IMPACT

USA Volleyball SafeSport requires all participating coaches listed on the roster must be IMPACT and SafeSport Certified. The NCVA also recommends that parents and spectators complete SafeSport.

The primary IMPACT goal is to help all coaches understand and become well-skilled in the awesome responsibility and incredible opportunity they have to influence young people positively through the sport of volleyball. This course is an offshoot of the Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP), which is under the auspices of the USA Volleyball branch of Educational Programs and Services.

SafeSport

The NCVA would like to assist all coaches in becoming responsible and respectful coaches.

We all have a role to play in providing a healthy setting for our sport. The SafeSport Program raises awareness about possible misconduct in our sport, promotes open dialogue and provides training and resources. When we work as a team, we can build a plan to make volleyball safe – for everyone.

USA Volleyball and NCVA are committed to fostering a fun, healthy and safe sport environment for all its members. We must recognize that the safety of minors lies with all those involved in the sport and is not the sole responsibility of any one person at the club, regional or national level.

We all have a role to play in providing a healthy setting for our sport. The USA Volleyball SafeSport Program raises awareness about possible misconduct in our sport, promotes open dialogue and provides training and resources. When we work as a team, we can build a plan to make volleyball safe – for everyone.

USA Volleyball members should use the policies, guidelines, best practices, strategies and tools available to implement SafeSport practices at the local level. Together we can provide a safe environment for all members to enjoy the sport of volleyball.

Starting September 1st, the below courses will be available in the USAV Clinics to register for the upcoming season.

  • 2022 - 2023 Core Center for SafeSport Training
  • 2022 - 2023 Center for SafeSport Refresher 1 Training

Who is required to take the Core Center for SafeSport Training?

  • Any new member who falls into the category of the required training.
  • Any member who took the USOC previous version of the SafeSport training on the Team USA Prep site.
  • Any junior member turning 18 during the season.  Parents can fill out the consent for their 17 year old to take the Core training prior to the athlete turning 18 if they choose by following this link Parental Consent.  If the parent chooses to have their child take the training when they turn 18, the athlete will need to register themselves and complete the training as soon as possible to avoid any disruption in play.

Who is required to take the Refresher?

Any member who has taken the Core Center for SafeSport training with an expiration of 08/31/2023.  You must have completed the Core Training to be eligible for the refresher 1 training.


All 2022 - 2023 IMPACT and SafeSport classes will be completed online. Please visit the link below to sign up for the USA Volleyball ON-DEMAND courses.

  • MAAP Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies
  • IMPACT
  • USAV Academy:
    • Login to SportsEngine
    • Go to Household and select the profile that requires SafeSport Certification
    • Click on View Details
    • On the top right corner click the “USAV Academy” button

Officiating

Teams will be responsible for providing the first referee, second referee, two (2) line judges, and three (3) scorekeepers. If a League tournament (including Qualifier and Regionals) does not have paid certified officials, the teams must officiate the matches.

  • Coaches are required to be part of the officiating crew when their team is assigned to officiate a match. All coaches, unless acting as a line judge or R2, must be present at the scoring table. While their team is officiating, all coaches must be actively attentive, listening to what is occurring around the court to make sure the score is kept accurately and all players are performing their duties appropriately. Coaches failing to fulfill this role for their team will subject them to incomplete officiating team sanctions which consists of forfeiting a point a minute, up to 25 points, in the first set of the next match. If this is the last match of the day, please refer to the sanctions section for additional information.
  • All players attending the USAV Junior National Volleyball Championships must fulfill any additional requirements as set forth by the Competition Committee of USA Volleyball. The NCVA will be providing raters during the Power League Region Championship ONLY. To have your team rated, please complete the form in the National Events section of this Handbook and send it to the NCVA Office. For more information on this topic, see the National Events section of this Handbook or check USA Volleyball’s website.

All players, coaches, parents are required to attend a rules clinic to play in the NCVA League Tournaments.

Officiating

It has been the policy of the Northern California Volleyball Association, NCVA Board of Directors, the NCVA office staff, and the Officials Advisory Group that during league play tournaments:

  • Club coaches work as the first referee.
  • Have junior players that have been through the Junior Officials training program as the first referee.
  • If you do not have a player that has been through the program, the head coach must be the first referee.

Teams are required to provide a first referee, second referee, two (2) line judges, a score keeper, assistant score keeper (Libero tracker) and a visual score board operator for League events. If the first referee is a certified junior official (player) the coach is still required to fulfill their assignment as stated above.

Significant Rule Changes 2021 - 2023

This information can be found on the USA Volleyball website here.

Junior Officials Program

The Junior Officials Program is designed to offer junior players many opportunities.

  • To help the junior officials advance their officiating skills as well as their playing experience.
  • To provide role models for the younger junior players.
  • To offer a part time job for those willing to learn the trade.
  • To identify new officials and help them enter the officiating ranks.
  • To advance in volleyball through the Officials Division. Many former Junior Officials are now advancing their ratings and entering the Regional and Junior National levels as well as working high school matches.

We here at the NCVA have a great opportunity if you are:

  • A Player that is frequently assigned as the First Official for your team
  • A Coach that wants to have one (1) or more of your players receive the Junior Official Certificate for your team

Junior Officials will be required to:

  • Have a full membership
  • To attend a symposium, which will cover the R1, R2, Scorekeeping, and Line Judge Positions.
  • To have a uniform that consists of navy blue dress slacks or shorts (no denim), all white athletic shoes and socks, white, grey or blue polo shirt, whistle, timing device and flipping coin.
  • To have reliable transportation (car or parent) to and from the assigned sites.

If you are interested in signing up for the Junior Official’s Program, please contact the NCVA.

Junior Officials will be required to submit the following:

  • Online Membership – if not already registered as a junior player
  • Background Screen, if 18 – if not 18, within ten (10) days of turning 18.
  • SafeSport Certified, if 18 – if not 18, within ten (10) days of turning 18.
  • HelloSign Packet, which includes:
    • Independent Contractor Form
    • W-9 Form
    • Direct Deposit Form, if applicable

Codes 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.

USAV Code of Conduct

The USAV Member Code of Conduct is provided as a downloadable PDF.

The NCVA is committed to creating and upholding traditions of excellence through volleyball by focusing on responsibility and accountability. Everyone involved in the sport of volleyball will fit into at least one of the following categories.

NCVA Code of Behavior for Spectators/Parents

The following is not a complete list of behavior codes, but it gives a starting point in considering what proper behavior at a volleyball event is for spectators.

  • Remain in the spectator area during matches.
  • Do not make derogatory comments to coaches, officials, tournament directors or players of either team.
  • Do not drink alcohol at tournaments or come to a tournament having consumed alcohol.
  • Respect the integrity and judgment of the officials without taunting or approaching them at any time.
  • Be in control of your emotions.
  • Respect the rights of others and treat the visiting team and their spectators courteously.
  • Abide by all applicable federal, state, and local laws while attending any match.
  • Cheer positively for your team, using socially acceptable language.
  • Follow the rules of the event
  • Follow the rules of the facility, such as NO FOOD IN GYM, no beach chairs, etc.
  • Use litter receptacles to properly dispose of trash.
  • Use only designated smoking areas that are clearly posted. – (No smoking or vaping unless in a designated area).
  • Stay in the assigned spectator area.
  • Applaud good performances by both teams. Excessive noise during such as pounding on bleachers or use of artificial noise makers is not permitted.
  • Discourage all forms of violent behavior.
  • Direct all questions at an event to the Head Coach or Club Director for your team/club as opposed to contacting the Tournament Director directly.
  • Do not directly contact any event site or venue used by NCVA. If you have questions about the venue, contact the NCVA.
  • Do not advise the coach on how to coach.
  • Do not try to coach your child during the match.
  • Cheer for your child’s team.
  • Show interest, enthusiasm, and support for your child.
  • Help when asked by coaches or officials.
  • Thank coaches, officials, tournament directors, and other volunteers who conducted the event.
  • Know the rules.
  • Avoid conduct that is inappropriate as determined by comparison to normally accepted behavior.
  • Physical or verbal intimidation of any individual is unacceptable.
  • Understand that there are consequences for your behavior that 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.

Athlete Code of Behavior

As an athlete, I:

  • will participate in volleyball free of alcohol and drugs
  • will use positive verbal and physical behavior, controlling my temper and aggression
  • will give true information concerning another individual’s involvement in or knowledge of an incident relevant to a violation of the rules
  • will play by the rules of volleyball
  • will display fair play by treating all those involved in the match with dignity and respect
  • will treat others as I would like to be treated
  • will work hard and honestly to improve performance and participation
  • will maintain a positive image of myself by participating for enjoyment
  • will respect the decisions of officials and tournament directors
  • will respect the Officials
  • will respect all NCVA and Event staff members
  • will not use my cellphone, or accessories such as headphones while my team is playing or officiating Parent Code of Behavior

Club Director Code of Behavior

As a club director, I:

  • will insist that coaches conduct themselves in a professional manner
  • will provide equal opportunities and equal access for everyone to participate
  • will insist that unruly fans be removed from the premises
  • will follow the rules and regulations of USAV/NCVA to ensure that the association’s philosophy and objectives are enhanced
  • will develop programs that encompass fairness to the participants and promote fair play
  • will positively promote and publicize volleyball
  • will hire positive role models for athletes
  • will assist in the provision of appropriate first aid and injury treatment of athletes
  • will inform all parents participating with my club that all questions at any tournament should be addressed by contacting the Head Coach or Club Director and not the Tournament Director directly.
  • will make sure that all players, coaches, and parents are aware that there is not celebratory handshakes or high fives, due to current risk of COVID-19

SANCTIONS

Background

There has been sufficient abuse of competition privileges by teams in past years to warrant a list of published penalties or sanctions. The ramifications of these abuses are that gym sites or formats have to be altered at the very last minute. This has led to lessening the quality of tournaments for those teams who remain involved. The following sanctions are meant to curtail the cavalier use of the junior tournament structure and to enhance tournament play for all teams.

Exceptions

Teams having to cancel from a league tournament or are unable to get to a tournament site due to acts of God and/or weather conditions and road closures will not be sanctioned which will be determined by the NCVA Office. Teams should notify the NCVA Office, in writing, if this type of situation becomes applicable to them.

To Cancel from a Power League or Non-League Tournament

A team canceling 14 days or more prior to a league/non-league day will not receive a sanction. However, if you cancel 13 days or less prior to the tournament day, you will lose your entry fee and possibly other sanctions may apply, see below. No refunds for cancellations of any tournament. To cancel tournament attendance, you must complete the online tournament cancellation form.

Sanctions & Penalties

Officiating Violations

1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
Missed Officiating Assignment** $150.00 $250.00 $350.00
Late to Officiating Assignment Forfeit 1 point per minute in 1st set of next match Forfeit 2 points per minute in 1st set of next match Forfeit 3 points per minute in 1st set of next match
Incomplete Officiating Team $50.00 $75.00 $100.00
Coach Not Present at Score Table $100.00 $150.00 $200.00

Other Penalties

1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
Code of Behavior Violation 13 Point Rule and $200.00 13 Point Rule and $250.00 13 Point Rule and $300.00
Illegal Player(s)*** $500.00 $1000.00 Club suspension for current season.

*Loss of Entry Fee, plus sanction fee.
**Last place finish/point if they apply, sanction fee.
***Forfeit all matches played.

NCVA Girls League Tournament Cancellation Sanction Fees

1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
30 Days Prior to Event No Penalty** No Penalty** No Penalty**
Up to 14 Days Prior to Event $125.00 $175.00 $225.00
Up to 7 Days Prior to Event $150.00 $200.00 $250.00
Up to 5 Days Prior to Event $175.00 $225.00 $275.00
Up to 2 Days Prior to Event $200.00 $250.00 $300.00
The Day Prior to Event $300.00 $350.00 $400.00
No Show Day of Event $400.00 $450.00 $500.00

*All teams who wish to cancel tournament attendance are required to submit the Tournament Cancellation Form.
**All Cancellations within 30 days of the event results in loss of Entry Fee, plus Sanction Fees above.

Sanction Payments

All fines must be paid before the sanctioned team/participant may enter into their next NCVA event. Please be aware of these penalties and take care of them as soon as possible.

Teams leaving multi-day tournaments early and failing to fulfill all officiating assignments

Teams that have no flexibility in their travel plans and know they will need to leave before their division completes play will report to the Tournament Director no later than the end of play on the day prior to the final day of Tournament.

Failure to report to the Tournament Director no later than the end of play on the day prior to the final day of Tournament will result in a team sanction. This sanction will be in the amount of $400.00. This sanction will be reported to USA Volleyball and teams will not be able to participate in any future events until paid.

Illegal Player

An illegal player is one who:

  • Competes under elements of false identification such as name, birth date, club affiliation, etc.
  • Competes, but is not registered with the NCVA.
  • Competes on two (2) teams in the same tournament. In one (1) event occurs over multiple weekends, a player may only participate on one (1) weekend/division.
  • Competes in an event with another team while the player’s original team is being sanctioned for an offense.
    • Illegal players, the team coach, and the club director will fall under the guidelines of the due process procedure. Penalties may range from but are not limited to, immediate suspension of an individual to the suspension of the entire club and monetary fines.

Age Falsification

For all NCVA events, any person who alters any document that certifies the age of a participant, or falsifies any statement that lists the age of a participant, will be sanctioned according to the terms listed below.

Any team representative, coach, club director, or responsible adult who is found to be party to age falsification shall be:

  1. Immediately suspended from registration with NCVA/USAV and barred from further participation in the event; and
  2. Barred from participation in any NCVA/USAV events in any capacity for a minimum of two (2) years; and
  3. Placed on a minimum probation of one additional year, to run consecutively to the suspension.

Junior players who knowingly play in lower age classifications than which they are eligible or adult players who knowingly play in higher age classifications than which they are eligible shall be:

  1. Immediately suspended from registration with NCVA/USAV and barred from further participation in the event; and
  2. Barred from participation in any NCVA/USAV events in any capacity for a minimum of two (2) years; and
  3. Placed on a minimum probation of one additional year, to run consecutively to the suspension.

Violating NCVA Tryout and Commitment Policies

The following sanctions apply directly to the Clubs, Teams and/or person(s) violating the policy.

First Offense - Individual(s)

  • Suspension from All NCVA/USAV competition for a minimum of one (1) week up to a maximum of one (1) month, depending on the severity of the violation.
  • Multiple offenses arising from the same incident (for example, multiple players on the same team violate the same policy) will incur separate penalties for each offender.

First Offense - Clubs Teams

Removal from NCVA Sanctioned Events, including but not limited to: Power League, Premier League, Region Bid Events, etc.

Second Offense - Individual(s)

  • Suspension from All NCVA/USAV competition for a minimum of one (1) month up to a maximum of one (1) year, depending on the severity of the violation.
  • Multiple offenses arising from the same incident (for example, multiple players on the same team violate the same policy) will incur separate penalties for each offender.

Second Offense - Clubs/Teams

Potential loss of club sanctioning or recognition as a club of USA Volleyball. Ineligibility for participation in any USAV Sanctioned event including National Qualifiers

All suspensions being on the date of the first competition following the violation for the penalized person(s). All sanctions begin with the first tournament of the season. If any person fails to adhere to the terms of the sanction, the individual will be suspended from NCVA competition and National events for one calendar year and subject to a lifetime ban. Further, the coaching staff of the team on which the person is registered will be suspended from NCVA competition and National events for one (1) calendar year and subject to a lifetime ban. If the individual is the club director, all coaches in the club will be suspended from NCVA competition and National events for one (1) calendar year and subject to a lifetime ban.

Violating the Code of Conduct

Any participants/attendees found in violation of the code of conduct will be required to attend a behavioral seminar, determined by NCVA, in addition to any other sanctions that may be assessed. Attendance and completion of the behavioral seminar will be at the expense of the person in violation of the code of conduct. Completion of the required behavioral seminar will be required before the person may participate in or attend any future events.

Food in the Playing Facility / Failure to Follow Facility Rules

Tournament directors may impose the “13-Point Rule” for teams who are violating the “No Food in Gym” policy. The “13-Point Rule” means that in the team’s next set, the score will begin at 0-13, with 13 points automatically awarded to the opposing team. This will be noted in the tournament director’s report, which will result in the club’s being fined a minimum of $200.00 and receive the last place finish/points if they apply. During the tournaments located in Convention Centers, if your team is caught with food you may be removed from the tournament.

Late for an Officiating Assignment

Tournament directors may impose the following sanction for teams who are late for and/or miss an officiating assignment. Your team’s opponent will be awarded a point a minute for each minute you are late to your officiating assignment, up to 25 points (one set). If this is the last match of the day, then the team may be fined $150.00.

League Commitment

Once a team has committed to play in the League, the team is automatically entered into each League date. If a team cannot attend a League tournament, the team must still cancel from the tournament by submitting the Tournament Cancellation Form, using the criteria stated in this Handbook. The club will not receive a refund for the cancelled tournament. The team will be placed as the last finisher in that tournament and receive last place points. The team will be dropped to the next division, depending on the League structure. There are no refunds and sanctions may occur if your team does not cancel in the allotted time.

Additional Sanctions

Specific sanctions are mentioned and described in various sections of this Handbook, and in some cases, a specific penalty is associated with a particular violation. In addition, NCVA has the right to impose sanctions with respect to any violation of any other part of this Handbook, or any violation of USA Volleyball’s Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, Participant Code of Conduct, Eligibility Rules, Substance Abuse Policy, or other policy, as well as any other indiscretions not specifically covered in this Handbook or policies of NCVA or USA Volleyball. The extent and type of sanctions imposed shall be at the sole discretion of the NCVA, subject to the due process procedures described herein.

Sanction Procedure

Confirmation of missed officiating assignments, forfeiture of matches, food/drink violations, no-shows, use of illegal players, or any other violations that come to the attention of the tournament director will be communicated by the tournament director to the NCVA Office. The tournament director will also record all offenses on the appropriate forms. After the event in question, the NCVA Office will confirm the offense(s) with the club director and sanctions will be imposed if appropriate. The NCVA Office will record all offenses in the team’s folder.

Sanction Appeal Process

Any sanction that does not involve probation, suspension of any duration, or expulsion (severe sanction) shall take effect as soon as it is imposed either by the tournament director or the NCVA office. Any club director or participant who is penalized with a sanction that is not a severe sanction shall have the right to appeal the sanction, by the earlier of either the seventh day after receiving the sanction or the club’s or participant’s next scheduled event, whichever is first. An appeal shall consist of a letter from the club or participant who has been sanctioned along with any other materials the club or participant chooses to provide. Appeals of non-severe sanctions shall be considered, as soon as reasonably practicable by the NCVA Office, in consultation with the tournament director. NCVA shall provide the club director or participant with written notice of its decision, and there will be no further appeal of the matter.

Sanctions involving facility rules/policies such as food policies will not be required to identify the persons and/or specific team incurring the sanction. The Tournament Director will determine the club affiliation for the sanction. These Sanctions may not be appealed based on questions regarding the person and/or specific team involved in the incident. While the Tournament Director may choose to notify the Club Director on site at events in Convention Centers, it is not mandatory to do so. The Tournament Director is not required to give a warning for these Sanctions at any time.

Severe sanctions will be handled under NCVA’s due process procedures.

Due Process

The NCVA’s Due Process Procedure is available as a downloadable PDF.

POLICIES

Background Check Policy

Adults affiliated with a Junior Program must submit their yearly Background Check ($14.00), which is processed after purchasing your new season's membership through SportsEngine.

The most up to date USAV/NCVA Background Screening Policy is provided as a downloadable PDF.

Travel Policy

USA Volleyball Junior Clubs are required to implement a team travel policy. The following link will assist clubs in developing their own policy. If a Club chooses not to, or is unable to, create a written travel policy, the following model policy will become the default policy for that club.

USAV Sample Travel Policy

Social Media and Electronic Communication Policy

USA Volleyball junior clubs are required to implement an electronic communication policy. The policy must be reviewed with and agreed to by all athletes, parents, coaches, and other adults affiliated with the Club. The following link is a model to assist clubs in developing their own policy. If a Club chooses not to, or is unable to, create a written electronic communication policy, the following model policy will become the default electronic communication policy for that club.

USAV Sample Social Media Policy

COMMUNICATION

The communication in the NCVA Girls Division is as follows, as requested by NCVA Club Directors:

Players and Parents → Coaches → Club Director → NCVA Office

All NCVA members: When registering online with NCVA, even though it is not a required field, please be sure to provide a phone number and your email address.

NCVA Office

The NCVA Office will communicate with a Club Director or Representative listed under the club console.

Communications will be made in the same manner to all clubs, with no individual club or group of clubs receiving privileged information from the NCVA office or any tournament personnel.

In an effort to provide better service, please contact your Club Director/Coach before calling the NCVA.

Club Director

  • Each club will have only one (1) Club Director or and one (1) Club Admin, if applicable.
  • This Club Director and/or Club Admin will be the only person in the club who may contact the NCVA Office on matters involving the Girls Division.
  • The Club Director or Club Admin must be a member of the NCVA, pass a background check and be SafeSport certified.
  • Any change of Club Director must notify the NCVA Office in writing by emailing [email protected]

Coaches

Coaches are recommended to contact their Club Director for all junior information.

If a coach cannot receive appropriate information from the Club Director and the information is not on the NCVA Website, the coach may contact the NCVA Office.

Players and Parents

Players and their parents should contact their Coach or Club Director for all Girls Division information. Based on the contract between NCVA and all Club Directors, it is their responsibility to provide you with all required and necessary information. However, if a player/parent cannot receive appropriate information from the Club Director/Coach, the information should be found on the NCVA website. If a parent needs to contact NCVA, please do so via email and include as much detail as possible. You must include the parent’s full name, club name and team affiliation information in order to receive a response. If this information is omitted, you will not receive a response. Emails from parents are responded to on a first-come, first-served basis, usually within three (3) to five (5) business days.

Filing Complaints

The NCVA is willing to investigate complaints that are lodged against various personnel such as club directors, coaches, officials, tournament directors, NCVA staff, or parents, but only if a complaint falls under the jurisdiction of the NCVA. If a complaint does not fall under the NCVA’s jurisdiction, the region cannot act against the person because the NCVA does not have the authority to govern the acts that brought on the complaint. To file a complaint, please view the information below.

Examples of Jurisdiction

Situation Who has Jurisdiction
Player not receiving enough playing time. Coach or Club Director
Parents charged too much money by the club. Club Director
The team enters tournaments requiring travel. Coach or Club Director
Poor officiating or incompetent tournament director.
(Must be reported by Club Director)
NCVA – Use the links provided.
Falsifying age identification. NCVA
Violation of NCVA policies. NCVA
Inappropriate behavior toward a minor. NCVA and Club Director
Illegal rosters. NCVA and Club Director
A coach who is found cheating. NCVA and Club Director
Abusive coaching / SafeSport violations NCVA and The Center for SafeSport

NCVA Contact Information

Contact info for the NCVA and its staff can be found on the NCVA website

Telephone Number: (415) 550-7582
Email Address: [email protected]
Website Address: https://www.ncva.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ncvavolleyball
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ncva
Address: 5621 Skylane Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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