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March 17-18-19, 2023

Site: Cal Expo, Sacramento

Tournament Status

Wednesday, 3/3, 11:30 AM PST: Sierra NQ NEW SITE ANNOUNCED!
*Dates: March 17-18-19, 2023 - Venue: Cal Expo, Sacramento.
Please check back for furhter updates!

Wednesday, 3/1, 3:40 PM PST: Sierra NQ has been CANCELLED IN RENO!
*New dates are: March 17-18-19, 2023 - Venue: Northern California, the specific site is TBA as we confirm details. Please check back!

Tuesday, 2/28, 8:00 PM PST: Sierra NQ is STILL HAPPENING IN RENO!
*The only event canceled in Reno is the NCVA Power League Region Championship for the 17's division, which is a seperate event from the Sierra NQ.

Tuesday, 2/28, 10:15 AM PST: The tournament is still taking place.
NCVA is monitoring the weather and road conditions. If there is any update to the status of the event we will send an email to the teams immediately and update this Event Status.


Divisions offered, in order of strength, are:

Open | USA | Liberty | American

March 17-18-19, 2023
*Please note: First Serve will be at 9am on Friday/Saturday/Sunday.

18 Open: plays Friday & Saturday ONLY2AM.PDF.PDF
18 USA: plays all three days2AM.PDF.PDF
18 Liberty: plays all three days2AM.PDF.PDF
18 American: plays all three days1AM.PDF.PDF

The NCVA Sierra National Qualifier will follow the USA Volleyball procedure for breaking ties to determine a Pool Finish.

Registration Deadline: January 23, 2023
Team Entry: $975

Divisions (Girls)

18 Open • 18 USA

18 Liberty • 18 American

18 NoDinx

Team Registration

If your team cannot attend the new dates (March 17-18-19), please submit a tournament cancelletion form:

Event Housing (Updated link)

Room Night Requirements: 12 room nights for a three day event. Example: 4 rooms booked for three nights.

Guest Registration

If you cannot make the new dates (March 17-18-19), please email [email protected] with your confirmation of the purcahsed tickets for a refund.

Schedule & Results

NCVA Code of Conduct

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

Event Staff and Qualifier Manual

coming soon

Action Photographs

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

Venue - Cal Expo, Sacramento

This new site for the NCVA / No Dinx Sierra National Qualifier will be Cal Expo, Sacramento. Please observe the following requirements while attending the tournament:

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

Team Check In

Check-in at the Tournament Desk - Site Cal Expo, Sacramento, Building C

Friday, March 17, 2023 – 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Team Check-In:

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

In Person Check-In:

  • In-person team check-in will be Friday, 3/17 starting at 7:30 AM at the Tournament Desk in Building C.
  • We ask that one person/representative from each team approach the Tournament Desk to check-in, and pick up the team’s swag bag!
  • Please make sure to have your online form printed, signed, and ready to turn in to Tournament Staff at check-in.
  • Yes, Coaches can appoint one parent to check their team in for them.

Guest Registration:

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

Team Rosters

Rosters are open for editing until 9:00 PM, Thursday, March 16, 2023

Building your rosters requires use of both SportsEngine and TM2

Step 1: SportsEngine

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

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

Step 2: TM2

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

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



More information to come!

2023 Sierra National Qualifier Recruiting Combine (CANCELED)

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

March 2nd, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Reno Sparks Convention Center and is open to any current high school age player (FEMALE ONLY), regardless if they are participating in the Sierra National Qualifier or not.

Cost: $120.00 per athlete

The Sierra National Recruiting Combine is a VIDEO Combine with College Coaches invited….

  • Because there are a number other National Qualifiers across the country the weekend of March 3rd, we will film the Sierra National Recruiting Combine.
  • The Combine film will be sent to every NCAA Division I college program in the USA, and every college volleyball program in CA/OR/WA/NV/AZ, along with the Player Contact Information.
  • In addition, College coaches will be invited to attend the Combine from NCAA DI/DII/DII-NAIA-Junior College programs within the Western USA..
  • All players and drills will be filmed.

Hotels - Support the Sport

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

Officials' Information for National Qualifier Events

Referee Pay Rates

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

2022-2023 Pay Rates:
Provisional $36.00
Regional $40.00
Junior National $42.00
National $44.00

Check out the full details HERE!

Multi-Event Bonus

When you complete a Junior National Qualifier tournament day, start to finish, you can start working towards your Multi-Event Bonus Goal! 


  • 6 or 7 days to receive $200.00
  • 8 days to receive $350.00
  • Work all three JNQs  to receive $500.00

Membership Requirements

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

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

Hotel Accommodations

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

If you work both weekends of the Girls’ Far Western in Reno, NV, we will provide accommodations for you in between weekends so you can get a little R&R! 

Sign Up to Work

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

Air and Ground Travel Stipends

Local NCVA Officials will receive an inflation relief of $25.00 per tournament day. 
Out of Region Officials will receive a $200.00 stipend to help with airfare.

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