• Jul
    17

    Girls Power League


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    All information for the NCVA Girls Power League can be found in the menu below.

    Announcements

    All Tournaments: First Serve at 8:30 AM

     

    Power League Deadline: 5:00 PM, Friday, December 6, 2013
    To enter the entire league, and avoid late registration fees, you must complete all league registration requirements by the deadline. In order for your Power League registration to be complete, you must register online and submit payment.  Please also note there are required club forms to be submitted to the NCVA Office.  See page 56 of the Girls Division Handbook.

     

     

    2014 USA Volleyball Girl’s Junior National Championships

     

     

    Be sure to receive communications from the NCVA! Add the following emails to your safe list: vball@ncva.com

    Venue Addresses

    Site Rules

    Power League Schedule

    12 13 14 15 16 17 18
    Qualifier January 25-26 February 1-2 February 1-2 February 8-9 February 1-2 February 8-9 February 8-9
    League # 1 February 9 March 1 March 1 March 2 March 2 February 23 February 23
    League # 2 March 2 March 15 March 15 April 6 April 6 April 6 April 6
    League # 3 March 15 April 5 April 5 April 19 April 19 April 19 April 19
    Region Championships:
    Weekend # 1 – May 3-4 Seeds 37-balance Seeds 37-balance Seeds 37-balance Seeds 37-balance Seeds 37-balance Seeds 37-balance
    Weekend # 2 – May 10-11 All Seeds Seed 1-36 Seeds 1-36 Seeds 1-36 Seeds 1-36 Seeds 1-36 Seeds 1-36

     

    Site Rules

    If you have any questions regarding the site that your team has been assigned to, do not contact the school/site directly. Inundating sites with phone calls about tournaments strains our relationships with the facility and may cause the site to stop hosting tournaments. If you have a question about a school/site, you need to email vball@ncva.com

    The site rules for ALL NCVA facilities are:

    • NO ALCOHOL is permitted on the premises of any facility – This includes the parking lot, quads/grass areas, gym, etc.
    • No outside food or beverages inside the facility. Water will be allowed when carried individually, not in a cooler.
    • No ice chests, coolers, soft sided coolers, small coolers or large coolers will be allowed inside.
    • No broken folding chairs, tents, trash left outside the gym or parking lots.
    • Security Guards will be present at all convention centers to enforce site rules
    • Devices, of any kind, that heat food that require them to be plugged in and/or use a flame, of any kind, are not permitted on the premises of any facility.

    Penalties for violating these rules are:

    • Tournament Director will impose 13 Point Penalty. The 13 Point Penalty means that in the team’s next set, the score will begin at 0-13, with 13 points automatically awarded to the opposing team.
    • Receive $200 fine from the NCVA.
    • Receive last place finish and points, if applicable.
    • Teams may be asked to leave the tournament.

    All Sites: The NCVA would like to remind you to make sure you always lock your cars, keep your expensive items out of plain view and keep your personal items within your sight at each facility at all times.

     

    Additional rules by site can be found on our Site Rules page

     

    Parent Info

    Looking for more information about our Leagues?

     

    Please take a look at our Parents section.

     

    If, after reading our parent section, you still have questions, please contact us! vball@ncva.com

    Restaurants

    Sacramento Restaurants Coming Soon…

    San Jose Restaurants Coming Soon…

    San Mateo Restaurants Coming Soon…

    Hotel Accommodations

    Please click on the following link to view our preferred hotels for each tournament: www.ncva.com/hotels/

    Power League Points

    2014

    13/14                   15/16                   17/18

    12                    13                   14                   15                    16                   17                   18

     

    Region Championship Seeding Procedure

    1. Following Power League #3, movement will occur in all age groups. i.e. 3 teams move up and 3 teams move down a division.
    2. The odd teams (17s, 15s, and 13s) will be taken out of each age group
    3. The remainder of the teams in the 18s, 16s, 14s age groups will be shifted up.
    4. Region Championship Divisions are decided: Championship (Seeds 1-36), Challenger 1 Division (36-72), Challenger 2 Division (73-108), etc.
    5. Each Division within an age group will be seeded by points.
    6. Challenger Divisions will vary in the amount of teams in each division.

     

    2013

    12                    13                    13/14                    15                    15/16                    17                    17/18

    18/17 Power League #3 Finish

    16/15 Power League #3 Finish

    14/13 Power League #3 Finish

     

    2012

    12                    13                    13/14                    15                    15/16                    17                    17/18

    Power League Qualifier

    12′s Division

    January 25 & 26, 2014

    Site: San Jose Convention Center

    All teams start at 8:30 AM

    12 and under Final Seeding

    12 and under Format

    Online Schedule & Results

    13′s Division

    February 1 & 2, 2014

    Site: San Mateo Event Center

    All teams start at 8:30 AM

    13 Seeding

    13 Format

    Live Schedule & Results

     

    14′s Division

    February 1 & 2, 2014

    Site: Cal Expo – Sacramento

    All teams start at 8:30 AM

    14 Seeding

    14 and under Format

    Live Schedule & Results

    15′s Division

    February 8 & 9, 2014

    Site: Sacramento Convention Center

    All teams start at 8:30 AM

    15 Seeding

    15 Format

    Live Schedule & Results

    Court Maps will be posted on-site

     

    16′s Division

    February 1 & 2, 2014

    Site: San Jose Convention Center

    All teams start at 8:30 AM

    16 Seeding

    16 and under Format

    Live Schedule & Results

     

    17′s Division

    February 8 & 9, 2014

    Site: Cal Expo – Sacramento

    All teams start at 8:30 AM

    17 Seeding

    17 Format

    Live Schedule & Results

    Court Maps will be posted on-site

     

    18′s Division

    February 8 & 9, 2014

    Site: Cal Expo – Sacramento

    All teams start at 8:30 AM

    18 Seeding

    18 Format

    Live Schedule & Results

    Court Maps will be posted on-site

     

    Power League #1

    18′s Results

    The following teams have been sanctioned for violating site rules at the tournament. The final results may be different than their actual finish at the event due to the last place penalty that has been applied: Pacpre Gold 17-1 and Vibe Elite 17-1

     

    Power League #2

    Power League #3

    Regionals – Final Seeding Lists

    Region Championship Seeding Procedure

    1. Following Power League #3, movement will occur in all age groups. i.e. 3 teams move up and 3 teams move down a division.
    2. The odd teams (17s, 15s, and 13s) will be taken out of each age group
    3. The remainder of the teams in the 18s, 16s, 14s age groups will be shifted up.
    4. Region Championship Divisions are decided: Championship (Seeds 1-36), Challenger 1 Division (36-72), Challenger 2 Division (73-108), etc.
    5. Each Division within an age group will be seeded by points.
    6. Challenger Divisions will vary in the amount of teams in each division.

    12 Championship Div.

    13 Championship Div.     13 Challenger I Div.

    14 Championship Div.     14 Challenger I Div.     14 Challenger II Div.

    15 Championship Div.     15 Challenger I Div.     15 Challenger II Div.

    16 Championship Div.     16 Challenger I Div.     16 Challenger II Div.

    17 Championship Div.     17 Challenger I Div.

    18 Championship Div.     18 Challenger I Div.

    Regionals – Championship Divisions

    Bid Availability at the 2014 Girls Power League Region Championship:

    12s 2 National & 2 American
    13s 2 National & 3 American
    14s 2 National & 3 American
    15s 2 National, 1 USA & 3 American
    16s 2 National & 3 American
    17s 2 National & 3 American
    18s 2 National & 3 American

     

    Site Rules

    May 10-11, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: Reno-Sparks Convention Center

    12′s Championship Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

    May 10-11, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: Reno-Sparks Convention Center

    13′s Championship Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

    May 10-11, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: Reno-Sparks Convention Center

    14′s Championship Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

    May 10-11, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: Reno-Sparks Convention Center

    15′s Championship Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

    May 10-11, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: Reno-Sparks Convention Center

    16′s Championship Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

    May 10-11, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: Reno-Sparks Convention Center

    17′s Championship Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

    May 10-11, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: Reno-Sparks Convention Center

    18′s Championship Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

    Please click on the following link to view our preferred hotels: www.ncva.com/hotels/

     

    Regionals – Challenger Division 1

    Site Rules

    May 3-4, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: San Mateo Event Center

    13 Challenger Division Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

    May 3-4, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: McClellan Convention Center

    Please check AES for court assignments as there are two buildings at McClellan:

    McClellan Conference Center: 5411 Luce Ave, McClellan, CA, 95652

    McClellan Building 690: 4710 Kilzer Avenue, McClellan, CA 95652

    14 Challenger Division 1 Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

    May 3-4, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: Cal Expo

    15 Challenger Division 1 Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

    May 3-4, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: Cal Expo

    16 Challenger Division 1 Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

    May 3-4, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: San Mateo Event Center

    17 Challenger Division Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

    May 3-4, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: Cal Expo

    18 Challenger Division Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

     

     Please click on the following link to view our preferred hotels: www.ncva.com/hotels/

    Regionals – Challenger Division 2

    Site Rules

    May 3-4, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: McClellan Convention Center

    Please check AES for court assignments as there are two buildings at McClellan:

    McClellan Conference Center: 5411 Luce Ave, McClellan, CA, 95652

    McClellan Building 690: 4710 Kilzer Avenue, McClellan, CA 95652

    14 Challenger Division 2 Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

    May 3-4, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: Cal Expo

    15 Challenger Division 2 Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

    May 3-4, 2014

    All teams: AM Wave – 8:30 AM

    Site: San Mateo Event Center

    16 Challenger Division 2 Flowchart

    Online Schedule & Results

     Please click on the following link to view our preferred hotels: www.ncva.com/hotels/

     

     

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  • Jul
    17

    Boys Power League


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    All information for the NCVA Boys Power League can be found in the menu below.

     

    First serve for all Boys Power League tournaments is 8:30 AM.

    All teams are required to be on-site one hour prior to tournament start time.

    Coaches meeting will be at 8:00 AM.

    Announcements

    2014 Boys Power League schedule is posted!- Under Power League Schedule below.

     

    Be sure to receive communications from the NCVA! Add the following emails to your safe list: vball@ncva.com

    Venue Addresses

    Site Rules

    Power League Schedule

    2014 Schedule:

    14 16 18
    Qualifier September 13-14, 2014 September 13-14, 2014 September 20-21, 2014
    League # 1 October 5, 2014 October 5, 2014 October 5, 2014
    League # 2 October 19, 2014 October 19, 2014 October 19, 2014
    League # 3 November 15, 2014 November 15, 2014 November 15, 2014
    League # 4 November 22, 2014 November 22, 2014 December 7, 2014
    Region Championships December 13-14, 2014 December 13-14, 2014 December 20-21, 2014

    Site Rules

    If you have any questions regarding the site that your team has been assigned to, do not contact the school/site directly. Inundating sites with phone calls about tournaments strains our relationships with the facility and may cause the site to stop hosting tournaments. If you have a question about a school/site, you need to email vball@ncva.com

    The site rules for ALL NCVA facilities are:

    • NO ALCOHOL is permitted on the premises of any facility – This includes the parking lot, quads/grass areas, gym, etc.
    • No outside food or beverages inside the facility. Water will be allowed when carried individually, not in a cooler.
    • No ice chests, coolers, soft sided coolers, small coolers or large coolers will be allowed inside.
    • No broken folding chairs, tents, trash left outside the gym or parking lots.
    • Security Guards will be present at all convention centers to enforce site rules
    • Devices, of any kind, that heat food that require them to be plugged in and/or use a flame, of any kind, are not permitted on the premises of any facility.

    Penalties for violating these rules are:

    • Tournament Director will impose 13 Point Penalty. The 13 Point Penalty means that in the team’s next set, the score will begin at 0-13, with 13 points automatically awarded to the opposing team.
    • Receive $200 fine
    • Receive last place finish and points, if applicable.
    • Teams may be asked to leave the tournament.

    All Sites: The NCVA would like to remind you to make sure you always lock your cars, keep your expensive items out of plain view and keep your personal items within your sight at each facility at all times.

     

    Additional rules by site can be found on our Site Rules page

    Parent Info

    Looking for more information about our Leagues?  Please take a look at our Parent section.

    If, after reading our parent section, you still have questions, please contact us! vball@ncva.com

    USAV Junior National Championships

    2015 Boy’s Junior National Championships

    Jun / July 2015 – Columbus, Ohio

    For more information. please visit Junior National Championships

    Power League Points

    2014-2015 Points:

    18/17             16/15             14/13

     

    2013-2014 Points:

    18/17             16/15             14/13

     

    2012-2013 Points:

    18/17             16/15             14/13

     

    Power League Qualifier

    September 13-14, 2014

    Site: San Mateo Event Center

    14/13 Format

    14/13 Seeding

     

    Live Schedule & Results

    September 13-14, 2014

    Site: San Mateo Event Center

    16/15 Format

    16/15 Seeding

     

    Live Schedule & Results

    September 20-21, 2014

    Site: San Mateo Event Center

    18/17 Format

    18/17 Seeding

     

    Live Schedule & Results

    Boys Power League Qualifier
     
    Site: San Mateo Event Center
     
    Age Division Date Assignments:
    18/17 – September 20-21, 2014
    16/15 – September 13-14, 2014
    14/13 – September 13-14, 2014
     
    NCVA Hotel Reservations:
    Don’t forget to book your hotel accommodations at the NCVA Group Rate!
    Cut Off Date Friendly Reminder:
    Marriott San Mateo – book by 9/1/2014
    Please visit www.ncva.com/hotels/ for more details!
     

    September 13-14, 2014

    Site: San Mateo Event Center

    Live Schedule & Results

    Qualifier Results

    September 13-14, 2014

    Site: San Mateo Event Center

    Live Schedule & Results

    Qualifier Results

    September 20-21, 2014

    Site: San Mateo Event Center

    Live Schedule & Results

    Qualifier Results

    Power League #1

    Registered Teams & Site Assignments

    Registered Teams & Site Assignments

    Registered Teams & Site Assignments

    14/13 Results

    16/15 Results

    18/17 Results

    Power League #2

    Registered Teams & Site Assignments

    Registered Teams & Site Assignments

    Registered Teams & Site Assignments

    14/13 Results

    16/15 Results

    18/17 Results

    Power League #3

    Registered Teams & Site Assignments

    Registered Teams & Site Assignments

    Registered Teams & Site Assignments

    14/13 Result

    16/15 Results

    18/17 Results

    Power League #4

    Registered Teams & Site Assignments

    Registered Teams & Site Assignments

    Registered Teams & Site Assignments

    14/13 Results

    16/15 Results

    18/17 Results

    Power League Region Championships

    December 13-14, 2014

    Site: San Mateo Event Center

    14/13 Format

    14/13 Seeding

    Live Schedule & Results

    December 13-14, 2014

    Site: San Mateo Event Center

    16/15 Format

    16/15 Seeding

    Live Schedule & Results

    December 20-21, 2014

    Site: San Mateo Event Center

    18/17 Format

    18/17 Seeding

    Live Schedule & Results

    Please visit www.ncva.com/hotels to view our preferred hotels.

    14/13 Finish

    Live Schedule & Results

    16/15 Finish

    Live Schedule & Results

    18/17 Finish

    Live Schedule & Results

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  • Oct
    25

    Tournament Hotels


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    Welcome to the NCVA Hotel Reservations Page

    The 2014-2015 season information is currently being updated.

    Please check back as we are continuously making updates!

    Important Tournament Hotel Information, Please Read

    In an effort to provide all around service for teams registered for our leagues and tournaments, we have updated our reservation procedures and information.

    We have been diligently working with this season’s sponsored hotels to bring you the most up to date information on each and every hotel with NCVA room blocks. Our goal is to make hotel reservations for your leagues and tournaments as easy as possible with both online booking and dedicated live help via phone, when needed.

    Please note that each club/team will be required to submit the Hotel Information Form before they are accepted into a tournament. Please email completed form to vball@ncva.com or Fax to 415-550-7762.

    All hotels listed below will have a direct reservation link so that you may book your rooms online. In addition to being available to assist in making your reservations, the dedicated staff at each hotel will be available during or after a tournament as well. However, if you have additional questions or need additional assistance in booking your rooms, you will also have a dedicated staff at each hotel to assist in making your reservation. As always, if after you have done this and you need additional assistance, just email the NCVA (kylie@ncva.com) with your request so we can assist you.

    You will notice that each hotel has the following items listed: room type, rate, extras, to book, cancellation policy and about the hotel. The ‘extras’ referred to here will include those most sought after amenities that we know our teams look for the most, such as free breakfast, WIFI access, free parking and mini suites to accommodate the entire family.

    If you need to cancel from the event and have already secured your hotel rooms, make sure you contact NCVA (kylie@ncva.com) as well as the hotel with the cancellation # or a confirmation email as we may have another team on the list that is waiting for rooms for their team.

    When using Convention Center type venues, we are required to prove the hotel nights used by the attendees of these events in each of the cities. The more room nights you can prove, the higher rank you are in reserving the facility. If you cannot provide a certain number of room nights, some weekends that are highly sought after will be unavailable to NCVA tournaments and leagues. This task of proving room nights booked is why so many of the Regions, Qualifiers and National Events are going with Stay to Play. Please help us give you what you want, No Stay to Play, by booking in our blocks at our sponsored hotels so we can prove to the convention center the impact of our teams playing in their city. It is in your hands, the only other alternative is to go to Stay to Play, which is something the Convention Center, Sponsored Hotels and USA Volleyball (for the Far Western National Qualifier) are pursuing.

    We understand that you may be able to find cheaper rooms at Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotelplanner.com and other web sites. However there are usually only 2-5 rooms available at the super low rates quoted by 3rd party online sellers, and the rates are not available to groups. Usually you have to prepay the room in full at the time of booking with a “no refunds” policy. Also, websites like hotelplanner.com add extra booking fees on top of the rates after you book.

    If you miss the cut-off date for the NCVA Group Rate or if you like a certain hotel that is not listed below, please email the NCVA (kylie@ncva.com) so we can work with the hotels to assist in fulfilling your hotel needs.

    For additional information regarding hotels, please contact Kylie at kylie@ncva.com, she can help you with all your hotel needs.

    NCVA Boys Power League Qualifier 2014-15

    Divisions:  Date: September 13-14, 2014

    Location: San Mateo Event Center

    Marriott San Mateo

    Sofitel Luxury Hotel

    Division: 18′s Date: September 20-21, 2014

    Location: San Mateo Event Center

    Marriott San Mateo

    Sofitel Luxury Hotel

     

    NCVA Boys Power League Regionals 2014-15

    Divisions: 14′s and 16′s Date: December 13-14, 2014

    Location: San Mateo Event Center

    Marriott San Mateo

    Sofitel Luxury Hotel

    Division: 18′s Date: December 20-21, 2014

    Location: San Mateo Event Center

    Marriott San Mateo

    Sofitel Luxury Hotel

     

    NCVA/No Dinx Boy’s Bid Tournament 2014-15

    Dates: January 10-11, 2015

    Location: San Mateo Event Center

    Hotel information to come.

     

     

    California Kickoff 2015

    Dates: January 17-19, 2015

    Locations: San Mateo Event Center & San Jose Convention Center

    Hotel information to come.

     Hotel information to come.

     

    NCVA Girls Power League Qualifier 2015

    Dates: TBA

    Location: TBA

     Hotel information to come.

     

    No Dinx/NCVA President’s Day 2015

    Dates: February 14-16, 2015

    Location: San Jose Convention Center & TBA

    San Jose Hotels – Information to come!

    TBA – Information to come!

     

     

    No Dinx/NCVA Spring Classic 2015

    Dates: March 7-8, 2015

    Location: San Mateo Event Center & International Agri Center, Tulare/Visalia

    Information to come!

     

    No Dinx/NCVA Far Western Girls National Qualifier 2015

    Dates: April 18-20 & April 24-26, 2015

    Location: Reno Sparks Convention Center / Reno Event Center

    Please check back as we are continuously making updates!

    *If the link is live, then you are able to make reservations for the 2015 event.

    Atlantis Resort & Casino

    Best Western Airport Plaza

    Circus Circus Hotel

    Eldorado Hotel & Casino

    Grand Sierra Resort

    Harrah’s Hotel & Casino

    Hilton Garden Inn

    Holiday Inn – Sparks

    La Quinta Inn & Suites

    Legacy Vacation Club

    Nugget Hotel & Casino

    Peppermill Resort & Spa

    Ramada Hotel & Casino

    Residence Inn by Marriott

    Silver Legacy Hotel & Casino

    Whitney Peak Hotel

     

    NCVA Girls Power League Regionals 2015

    Dates: May TBA & May 9-10, 2015

    Power League Locations: TBA & Reno

    Site TBA – Information to come!

    Reno – Information to come!

     

    NCVA Girls Premier League Regionals 2015

    Dates: TBA

    Premier League Locations: TBA

    Site TBA – Information to come!

     

     Site TBA – Information to come!

     

     Site TBA – Information to come!

     

    Bay View Classic 2015

    Dates: May 23-25, 2015

    Location: San Mateo Event Center & Oakland Convention Center

    Oakland Hotels – Information to come!

    San Mateo Hotels – Information to come!

     

    NCVA Real California Milk Volleyball Classic 2015

    Dates: 2015 TBA

    Location: International Agri Center, Tulare

    Information to come!

     

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  • Aug
    08

    Referee General Information


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    ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Congratulations to Ed Richardson for earning his National Scorer rating in Reno, Nevada at the 2013 USA Volleyball Boys' Junior National Championships and for being awarded the Silver Whistle winner at the 2013 USA Volleyball Open Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.

     


    All officials are required to take the clinic and test on-line before you can work any of the girls sanctioned events, but now you can do it in the comfort of your own home, in your PJs

    2012-2013 Referee Re-Certification Clinic

    Be sure to indicate that you from the Northern California Region to insure that you get credit for your clinic.

     


    Are you a Regional Referee interested in attaining your Junior National rating? Check out the requirements

     

    Helpful Links:
    Upcoming Rules Clinic InformationFrequently Asked QuestionsEvaluate a Referee
    Sign-up to Work EventsBecome a RefereeVolleyball Referee Training
    Online Learning Resource

    REGISTRATION HELP

    The following is a step by step explanation of how to register for the NCVA Clinic & Form C Exam. This guide also serves as a guide for all registrations that you might have to complete, but the exact links will be different.

    To take the clinic & exam to meet your officiating requirements please login to your webpoint account here:https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/wp15/IntraLock/Login.asp

    After, go to event registration on the left hand side then select region ref/scoring clinics or click the following link:https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/wp/Events/ListEvents.wp?evt_CategoryID=12&evt_ChapterID=25974

    Once on that page register for the NCVA Clinic & Form C Exam by clicking the register button or by clicking the link then registering. You can access the registration page by also clicking the following link: NCVA Clinic & Form C Exam

    Once you register you will get two emails, one of which will have your login and course link. You click the link and login to the CourseMill to begin taking your exam.

    If you do not receive an email after registering or accidently delete your email, you can access the course by logging into your Webpoint account, going to My Information on the left hand side, and then going to the registration tab. Click on the Edit button next to your registration, scroll down the pop up window that appears ,and your login and CourseMill link will be listed.

    ABOUT THE NCVA

    The NCVA is an organization that provides volleyball referees in Northern California to all levels of the sport from Middle School through College.

    The NCVA uses referees during the club season as referees, court monitors and tournament directors. Referees can work both the boys and girls seasons.

    If you are interested in becoming an official, please fill out this prospective official form

    REFEREE MATERIALS

    Official Rule Books

    If you would like a printed version of the rules books listed below, please contact the NCVA. The links below contain the full version of the rule books for your reference.

    Volleyball Rules - Indoor (Full Version)

    Sand Volleyball Rules (Full Version)

    Learn how to keep score

    Want to be better at keeping score? Visit our How to Keep Score help page!

    How to Instruct your...

    Lines people

    • Briefly introduce yourself.
    • Let them know that they need to pay attention and that you will be looking at them during the match (and make sure you do).  Tell them that you need their help during the match.  (This tends to make them pay attention)
    • Ask if they’ve worked lines before, and if they have, don’t go into a dissertation about all the calls.  However, please explain about antenna calls, touches, where to stand if someone serves close to them,  where to stand during a time-out and where to stand between sets.  And not to chase the ball.  Their job is to make the call.
    • Please remind them that they should not be peppering during time-outs or between sets.
    • Talk about being confident when they make a call.
    • Ask if they have any questions, and tell them if they have questions later, to please talk to you.
    • Let them know that if anyone bothers them during the match, they are to tell the referee.
    • Coaches tend to have a lot more confidence in your calls when they see that you have instructed your work crew.

    R2

    • Briefly introduce yourself and tell them that since you can’t see everything that you really count on the R2 to help.
    • Tell them to discreetly signal “four”, but not to blow the whistle, when they see four hits.
    • Tell them not to call the lines on their side and to watch the net and center line when the play is close to the net.
    • Eyes should be focused on the net and not to track the ball. Be sure to clarify all under and net rules.
    • Ask them to blow the whistle when there’s a sub or timeout, and to get them in and out quickly.
    • Ask if there are any questions.
    • They should not lean against the pole and should give all of their attention to the match being played.
    • If they have questions or are not ready to continue they should hold up one hand to let you know to wait.
    • Give them the proper signal to show the R1 they are ready to continue (both hands up palm forward)

    Scorekeeper

    • Let the scorekeeper know that there is no music or magazines at the table, and to pay attention.
    • This includes assistant score keeper and visual score board
    • With the R2 listening, explain that you want the SK to acknowledge to the R2 that they have recorded the sub.
    • Tell them they should inform the R2 when 9, 10, 11, and 12 subs have been used.
    • Tell the scorekeeper that if they get behind to let the R2 know right away so you can wait for them.
    • Let them know that if parents bother them, to ignore them and mention something to the referees.  (Hopefully you’re paying attention to that as well)
    • The more informed your work crew is the smoother your match will go.

    Always let everyone know that you are working as a team, and if they have questions, they should ask.

    The Official Word

    The Official Word is a publication that contains current information for volleyball officials on topics such as rule changes, officiating techniques, upcoming events, and opportunities for rating and training. It is published as a joint effort between the USA Volleyball Officials Division and the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials (PAVO). The Official Word is published five times a year and is sent to all National and Junior National referees and scorekeepers.

     

    June 2013

    April 2013

    August 2012

     

     

    For more information on the Official Word, visit the USA Volleyball Officials & Rules Website or the USA Volleyball Referee Training & Education Website

    Referee Procedures

    In order to assist our referees, we have listed the Referee Procedures here. We hope that this will make sure that everyone receives the same information and is as up to date as possible.

    If you feel that something is missing, please send us an email - vball@ncva.com

    Contacting the NCVA

    Due to the number of phone calls received by the NCVA office and to better service you, all correspondence with the NCVA should be done via email at vball@ncva.com. The NCVA responds to emails on a daily basis and you should hear back from someone via email within one business day. Of course, if you would like to talk to someone, please call 415 550-7582 our office hours are 9:00 to 5:00 Monday to Friday.

    Availability

    If you plan to work, you will need to sign up for events online. For more information, please review the Sign up to Work page.

    Assignments

    As the event approaches you will receive a confirmation via email that we have assigned you to the tournament. Once you have received this email you will be required to respond within 48 hours that you have accepted this assignment or that your plans have changed and you cannot attend.

    Occasionally you will be contacted by the NCVA office even if you have not signed up for an event. This email is just an inquiry because we are in need of additional officials for this event because the number of teams has increased or additional venues are required. This way if your plans have changed and you can now work this event you will have the opportunity to work. It is always a good idea to update your availability online whenever your plans change.

    Some officials may wonder how the decision is made to assign a referee to a specific court.

    You may think that your officiating skills should keep you on the top levels matches the entire time, but we also need good officials at all levels of play.

    These are the factors considered when assigning you to a court and age level:

    • Your officiating skills
    • Attitude
    • Willingness to work wherever
    • Your personal skills
    • Punctuality
    • Professionalism
    • Dedication
    • Someone to fill the slot
    • Seniority

    When to Arrive / Check-in at tournaments

    Once you have confirmed, via email, that you can work, you will receive an email with the required arrival time. This is the time that you need to be onsite, ready and dressed for work for the mandatory officials meeting held before each event.

    The Head Official will go over tournament procedures specific to that event and give you your match assignments for that day.

    If you do not attend the mandatory meeting or arrive late, your first match will be reassigned to another official and your Head Official will not be able to schedule your next match until they have time to review the specifics of the event with you. The outcome of arriving late or missing the meeting will be that your match count will be less than other officials that arrived on time. Any missed matches because you arrived late will NOT be made up during the event.

    If you are repeatedly late, the NCVA may choose not to assign you to any further tournaments.

    Please remember that these are all day events and you will be required to stay until the completion of each day’s play.The NCVA sets up an Officials area where you can sit and put up your feet between your assignments and leave your personal items in safety. We do not provide food or water for officials, so come prepared.

    Understand you need to be flexible, team’s no-show, officials are a no show; your head official does the best they can do given the situation.

    There may be matches running behind and you may be asked to cover other matches to help keep the tournament running smoothly.

    Working as a team during these situations is the best way to address these unforeseen circumstances.

    Checking out and payment

    At the end of each day, and before leaving the site, you must check out with the Head Official.

    You will be given an NCVA pay sheet with the number of matches done by you for that day or event. You will be asked to verify that the numbers are correct and sign your pay sheet. It is a good idea that you keep your own count of the number of matches that you worked also.

    The Head Official will turn in all of the pay sheets at once to the NCVA after the event. If your pay sheet is not included and/or not signed it will delay payment to you.

    The pay cycle for the Junior Club Season is once a month. All tournament days worked up to the 25th of each month will be paid the first week of the following month. If your pay sheet is received after the 25th, it will be included in the next month’s payment.

    Membership

        • Join the NCVA - Membership application and fees are due by September 1 of the calendar year. Membership is from September 1st to August 31st of the subsequent year. The fee is non-refundable, non-transferable and is not prorated.
        • Membership application must be completed on-line. Membership fees must also be paid on-line at the time of application.
        • The membership fee for officials is equivalent to the NCVA Adult membership.
        • Bi-annually, NCVA officials must complete and pass the USA/NCVA Background Check process. The background form must be accompanied by the background check fee.
        • Annually, NCVA officials must complete and sign the NCVA’s Outside Independent Services Contract Form.
        • All returning officials must be NCVA “Members in Good Standing” (see definition below).

    Required Uniform

    Uniform Item: Additional Information:
    ShirtAll white polo shirt, short or long sleeves, with the “Certified Volleyball Official” logo on the left arm.
    SlacksDark navy slacks made of 100% polyester are recommended. Other fabric combinations are permitted as long as the dark navy color doesn’t appear to be faded. However, “Dockers” are specifically prohibited.
    BeltBlack or dark navy in color.
    ShoesShoes must be all white.
    SweaterSweaters are optional. If worn they must be all white with v-neck with the “Certified Volleyball Official” logo on the left chest. Sweat-shirts are specifically prohibited.
    JacketJackets are optional. If worn they must be all white with the “Certified Volleyball Officials” logo on the left chest.

    Referee Levels

    For the purposes of developing officials in the region and to recognize levels of competencies, the following levels have been established. Training and other requirements needed to achieve and maintain these levels are discussed in subsequent sections.

    1. Official in Training
    2. Provisional
    3. Regional
    4. Junior National
    5. National

     

     

     

     

    good standing requirements

    Officials working for the NCVA are expected to provide a minimum level of services and to maintain their achieved officials level.  The minimum level of services to be provided and maintenance requirements depends on the level.

    The NCVA is willing to work with you if you are unable to meet these requirements and you inform the NCVA in writing in a timely manner during the season.  You should explain your reason for being unable to meet these requirements.  The NCVA Officials Advisory Group (OAG) will review your standing and try to make alternative options available to you to meet the minimum necessary requirements.  If officials do not complete the minimum service requirements during the season, the official could revert back to the next lower pay.

    1.  Official in Training

    • Attend the NCVA Officials Symposium
    • Be evaluated on the stand during the current season at an NCVA sanctioned training event (The California Kickoff Tournament held each year in January)
    • Attend additional training tournaments when requested by the NCVA Officials Advisory Group (OAG)
    2.  Provisional

    • Work a minimum of nine (9) tournament days as a referee at NCVA sanctioned events, four (4) days of which must be at the annual Junior Girls Power League Regional. The NCVA’s Far Western National Tournament cannot be used toward the accumulation of the nine days.
    • If returning as a provisional, attend an NCVA Sanctioned Rules Clinic.
    • If returning as a provisional, pass a written rules test, USAV test C or its equivalent, each season.
    • If returning as a provisional, pass a score keeping evaluation consisting of the proficient completion of an actual match score sheet each season.
    3.
     Regional

    • Work a minimum of nine (9) tournament days as a referee at NCVA sanctioned events, four (4) days of which must be at the annual Junior Girls Power League Regional. The NCVA’s Far Western National Tournament cannot be used toward the accumulation of the nine days.
    • Attend an NCVA Sanctioned Rules Clinic each season.
    • Pass a written rules test, USAV test C or its equivalent, each season.
    • Every two years be evaluated on the stand.
    • Pass a score keeping evaluation consisting of the proficient completion of an actual match score sheet each season.
    4.
     Junior National

    • Follow the USAV guidelines established for Junior National Officials (see USA Volleyball website for more information).
    • Participate in the annual NCVA’s Officials Symposium in January, as a mentor, trainer, or evaluator at other training tournaments for officials, if asked.
    • Work the minimum required hours set by USA Volleyball, four (4) days of which must be at the annual Junior Girls Power League Regional. The NCVA’s Far Western National Tournament cannot be used toward the accumulation of hours for this requirement.
    • For NCVA pay status service recognition purposes, work an additional four (4) tournament days as a referee at NCVA sanctioned events. The NCVA’s Far Western National Tournament cannot be used toward the accumulation of these four days.
    • Attend an NCVA/USAV Sanctioned Rules Clinic each season.
    • Pass a written rules test each season.
    • Pass a score keeping evaluation consisting of the proficient completion of an actual match score sheet each season.
    5.
     National

    • Follow the USAV guidelines established for National Officials (see USA Volleyball website for more information).
    • Participate in the annual NCVA’s Officials Symposium in January, as a mentor, trainer, or evaluator at other training tournaments for officials, if asked.
    • Work the minimum required hours set by USA Volleyball, four (4) days of which must be at the annual Junior Girls Power League Regional. The NCVA’s Far Western National Tournament cannot be used toward the accumulation of hours for this requirement.
    • For NCVA pay status service recognition purposes, work an additional four (4) tournament days as a referee at NCVA sanctioned events. The NCVA’s Far Western National Tournament cannot be used toward the accumulation of these four days.
    • Attend an NCVA/USAV Sanctioned Rules Clinic each season.
    • Pass a written rules test each season.
    • Pass a score keeping evaluation consisting of the proficient completion of an actual match score sheet each season.

     

     

    achieve various Levels

    Generally, NCVA officials start at the lowest level and with training and experience work there way up to the highest level. However, the NCVA’s OAG may accelerate progression through the levels based on the level of proficiency exhibited at tournaments used by the OAG to train or evaluate officials.

    1.  How to Become a Referee in Training

    • Become an NCVA member.
    • Attend the NCVA Officials symposium.
    • Be evaluated on the stand during the current season at an NCVA sanctioned event (The California Kickoff Tournament held each year in January).
    • Attend additional training tournaments when requested by the NCVA Officials Advisory Group (OAG).
    2.  How to Become a 'Provisional' Referee

    • While an “Official in Training” achieve the “Member in Good Standing” requirements of the provisional referee.
    • Receive approval from the OAG for advancement.
    3.  How to Become a 'Regional' Referee

    • Meet the “Member in Good Standing” requirements for the provisional referee.
    • Officiate as a Provisional Referee for a minimum of one full season and have worked at least nine (9) tournament days as an official.
    • Apply in writing to the OAG. The OAG must approve the request.
    • Attend an NCVA/USAV sanctioned rules clinic
    • Be evaluated on the stand during the current season at an NCVA sanctioned event and pass the evaluation. On stand evaluations are limited to once a season.
    • Successfully working a match as a scorekeeper.
    • Pass a written rules test.
    4.  How to Become a 'Junior National' Referee

    • Meet the “Member in Good Standing” requirements for the Regional referee.
    • Officiate as a Regional Referee for a minimum of one full season.
    • Must apply for candidacy to the NCVA Office by December 1st of the current season. The application must include a letter that supports why you should be considered as a Junior National Official candidate. This letter may be part of your paperwork that will be submitted to USA Volleyball if you are approved by the NCVA to apply to USAV.
    • Applicants are expected to be able to participate in two (2) training tournaments prior to the final evaluation tournament (usually the California Kickoff Tournament). The Boy’s Power League Regional tournament held in December will be the first training tournament and will be used to evaluate the applicants officiating skills. A determination will be made at this tournament as to whether the applicant has the minimum skills necessary to proceed to the next tournament. The NCVA Boy’s Far Western tournament is the second training tournament that will be used primarily to further develop the applicant’s officiating skills. Training offered will emphasize the officiating skills expected by USA Volleyball from Junior National candidates. Applicants then must attend the final training and rating tournament. During this tournament, the applicant will be evaluated twice as an R1 and twice as an R2 by NCVA approved raters. Candidates must receive passing ratings on all evaluations in order to be recommended by the NCVA to formally apply to USA Volleyball.
    • Pass a written rules test.
    • Pass a written scorekeeping test.
    • The NCVA recommends working a minimum of 10-12 NCVA sanctioned tournament days during the current season as an official to get trained and prepared for the USA Volleyball rating process.
    • Follow the guidelines of USA Volleyball for Junior National candidates.
    • Fulfill all requirements as required by USA Volleyball such as attend the Junior National tournament and pass the rating sessions at this tournament.
    • The NCVA reserves the right to revoke your application prior to attending the Junior Nationals if you fail to maintain the professional standards required by NCVA for Junior National Official Candidates from this region.
    5.  How to Become a 'National' Referee

    • Meet the “Member in Good Standing” requirements for the Junior National referee.
    • Officiate as a Junior National Referee for a minimum of one full season.
    • Must apply for candidacy to the NCVA Office by December 1st of the current season. The application must include a letter that supports why you should be considered as a National Official candidate. This letter may be part of your paperwork that will be submitted to USA Volleyball if you are approved by the NCVA to apply to USAV.
    • Applicants are expected to be able to participate in two (2) training tournaments prior to the final rating tournament (usually the California Kickoff Tournament). The Boy’s Power League Regional tournament held in December will be the first training tournament and will be used to evaluate the applicants officiating skills. A determination will be made at this tournament as to whether the applicant has the minimum skills necessary to proceed to the next tournament. Training offered will emphasize the officiating skills expected by USA Volleyball from National candidates. The NCVA Boy’s Far Western tournament is the second training tournament that will be used primarily to further develop the applicant’s National level officiating skills. Applicants then must attend the final training and rating tournament. During this tournament, the applicant will be evaluated twice as an R1 and twice as an R2 by NCVA approved raters. Candidates must receive passing ratings on all evaluations in order to be recommended by the NCVA to formally apply to USA Volleyball.
    • Pass a written rules test.
    • Pass a written scorekeeping test.
    • The NCVA recommends working a minimum of 10-12 NCVA sanctioned tournament days during the current season as an official to get trained and prepared for the USA Volleyball rating process.
    • Follow the guidelines of USA Volleyball for National candidates.
    • Fulfill all requirements as required by USA Volleyball such as attend the USAV selected tournament and pass the rating sessions at this tournament.
    • The NCVA reserves the right to revoke your application prior to attending the USAV selected tournament if you fail to maintain the professional standards required by NCVA for National Official Candidates from this region.

     

     

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    Below you will find information on all of the tournaments offered by NCVA that require referees. For tournaments that require tournament directors, court monitors or mentors, please login to your online membership profile and view your schedule.

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP TO WORK EVENTS

    All of the information below is subject to change as the event get closer. We will forward additional updated information to you once you have been assigned to an event and will make every attempt to updates these pages. This information is for “general” information only.

    Boy's Power League Qualifier


    Dates:September 21-22, 2013
    Site:San Mateo Event Center & McClellan Event Center
    Age Group: Boy’s - all age groups
    Times:Officials will be required to arrive by 7:30 AM. Attendance will be taken promptly at 7:30 AM. If you are not in attendance when role call is taken you may not be assigned to work.

    Officials are updated on site rules and have the opportunity to ask the head official questions.

    All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Notes:This site charges for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    Boy's Power League Regionals

    Dates:December 14-15, 2013
    Site:San Mateo Event Center & McClellan Event Center
    Age Group: Boys - all age groups
    Times:Officials will be required to arrive by 7:30 AM. Attendance will be taken promptly at 7:30 AM. If you are not in attendance when role call is taken you may not be assigned to work.

    Officials are updated on site rules and have the opportunity to ask the head official questions.

    All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Notes:This site charges for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    Boy's Far Westerns

    Dates:January 11-12, 2014
    Site:San Mateo Event Center
    Age Group: Boys - all age groups
    Times:Officials will be required to arrive by 7:30 AM. Attendance will be taken promptly at 7:30 AM. If you are not in attendance when role call is taken you may not be assigned to work.

    Officials are updated on site rules and have the opportunity to ask the head official questions.

    All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Notes:This site charges for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    California Kickoff

    Dates:January 18-20, 2014
    Site:San Jose Convention Center, San Mateo Event Center, Oakland Convention Center
    Age Group: Girls - all age groups
    Times:Officials will be required to arrive by 7:30 AM. Attendance will be taken promptly at 7:30 AM. If you are not in attendance when role call is taken you may not be assigned to work.

    Officials are updated on site rules and have the opportunity to ask the head official questions.

    This event has AM & PM waves. All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Notes:This is a warm up tournament for returning officials and a Symposium training clinic / tournament for new officials.

    You will receive payment for this event, via the event management not the NCVA.

    This site charges for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    Girl's Power League Qualifier - Weekend # 1

    Dates:January 25-26, 2014
    Site:San Jose Convention Center
    Age Group: Girls
    Times:Officials will be required to arrive by 7:30 AM. Attendance will be taken promptly at 7:30 AM. If you are not in attendance when role call is taken you may not be assigned to work.

    Officials are updated on site rules and have the opportunity to ask the head official questions.

    This event is just one wave. All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Notes:This site charges for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    Girl's Power League Qualifier - Weekend # 2

    Dates:February 1-2, 2014
    Site:Cal Expo, San Mateo Event Center & San Jose Convention Center
    Age Group: Girls
    Times:Officials will be required to arrive by 7:30 AM. Attendance will be taken promptly at 7:30 AM. If you are not in attendance when role call is taken you may not be assigned to work.

    Officials are updated on site rules and have the opportunity to ask the head official questions.

    This event is just one wave. All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Notes:This site charges for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    Girl's Power League Qualifier - Weekend # 3

    Dates:February 8-9, 2014
    Site:Sacramento Convention Center & Cal Expo
    Age Group: Girls
    Times:Officials will be required to arrive by 7:30 AM. Attendance will be taken promptly at 7:30 AM. If you are not in attendance when role call is taken you may not be assigned to work.

    Officials are updated on site rules and have the opportunity to ask the head official questions.

    This event is just one wave. All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Notes:This site charges for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    President's Day

    Dates:February 15-17, 2014
    Site:San Mateo Event Center, San Jose Convention Center & Santa Clara Convention Center
    Age Group: Girls - all age groups
    Times:Officials will be required to arrive by 7:30 AM. Attendance will be taken promptly at 7:30 AM. If you are not in attendance when role call is taken you may not be assigned to work.

    Officials are updated on site rules and have the opportunity to ask the head official questions.

    This event has AM & PM waves. All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Notes:Both sites charge for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    Spring Classic

    Dates:March 8-9, 2014
    Site:San Mateo Event Center & International Agri-Center (Visalia, CA)
    Age Group: Girls
    Times:Officials will be required to arrive by 7:30 AM. Attendance will be taken promptly at 7:30 AM. If you are not in attendance when role call is taken you may not be assigned to work.

    Officials are updated on site rules and have the opportunity to ask the head official questions.

    This event has AM & PM waves. All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Notes:Both sites charge for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    Girls Far Western - Weekend # 1

    Dates:April 12-14, 2014
    Site:Reno-Sparks Convention Center
    Age Group: Girls - 12c/13c/14oc/15c
    Times:Officials will be required to attend a mandatory pre-tournament meeting in order to work this event. The meeting is scheduled for 8:00 PM on Friday, April 11, 2014

    This event has AM & PM waves. All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Application:Application to work the event - also includes more information about the tournament
    Notes:This site charges for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    Girls Far Western - Weekend # 2

    Dates:April 25-27, 2014
    Site:Reno-Sparks Convention Center
    Age Group: Girls - 15o/16oc/17oc/18oc
    Times:Officials will be required to attend a mandatory pre-tournament meeting in order to work this event. The meeting is scheduled for 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 24, 2014

    This event has AM & PM waves. All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Application:Application to work the event - also includes more information about the tournament
    Notes:This site charges for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    Girl's Power League Regionals & Girls Premier League Regionals - Weekend # 1

    Dates:May 3-4, 2014
    Site:TBA
    Age Group: Girls
    Times:Officials will be required to arrive by 7:30 AM. Attendance will be taken promptly at 7:30 AM. If you are not in attendance when role call is taken you may not be assigned to work.

    Officials are updated on site rules and have the opportunity to ask the head official questions.

    This event is just one wave. All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Notes:This site charges for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    Girl's Power League Regionals & Girls Premier League Regionals - Weekend # 2

    Dates:May 10-11, 2014
    Site:Reno-Sparks Convention Center & TBA
    Age Group: Girls
    Times:Officials will be required to arrive by 7:30 AM. Attendance will be taken promptly at 7:30 AM. If you are not in attendance when role call is taken you may not be assigned to work.

    Officials are updated on site rules and have the opportunity to ask the head official questions.

    All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Notes:All sites charge for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    Girls Premier League Regionals - Weekend # 3

    Dates:May 17-18, 2014
    Site:TBA
    Age Group: Girls
    Times:Officials will be required to arrive by 7:30 AM. Attendance will be taken promptly at 7:30 AM. If you are not in attendance when role call is taken you may not be assigned to work.

    Officials are updated on site rules and have the opportunity to ask the head official questions.

    This event is just one wave. All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Notes:This site charges for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    Great America

    Dates:June 7-8, 2014
    Site:City Beach (Santa Clara), City Beach (Fremont) and additional sites in the south bay
    Age Group: Girls - all age groups
    Times:Officials will be required to arrive by 7:30 AM. Attendance will be taken promptly at 7:30 AM. If you are not in attendance when role call is taken you may not be assigned to work.

    Officials are updated on site rules and have the opportunity to ask the head official questions.

    This event has AM & PM waves. All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Notes:You will receive payment for this event via the event management, not the NCVA.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

    Bay View Classic

    Dates:May 24-26, 2014
    Site:San Mateo Event Center & Oakland Convention Center
    Age Group: Girls - all age groups
    Times:Officials will be required to arrive by 7:30 AM. Attendance will be taken promptly at 7:30 AM. If you are not in attendance when role call is taken you may not be assigned to work.

    Officials are updated on site rules and have the opportunity to ask the head official questions.

    This event has AM & PM waves. All Officials are requested to stay to the end of play each day.

    Notes:You will receive payment for this event, via the event management not the NCVA.

    This site charges for parking.

    Officials are responsible for food, parking and hotel expense.

    For hotel and discount rates for officials: Tournament Hotels

    No outside food is allowed.

    Additional information on this event can be found on the home page of this tournament. to view, click on the tournament logo on the homepage

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  • Aug
    13

    FAQ’s


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    • Q:

      How do I become a Tournament Director?

      A:

      The NCVA is always looking to train new people into becoming tournament directors for our tournaments. It is a great way to make some money and also watch some great volleyball. We have tournaments just about every weekend during the sanctioned season. If you are interested in viewing the responsibilities of a tournament director you can review the Girls Handbook or you can email us and will provide you with some information. – If you are interested in becoming a tournament director, please email us at vball@ncva.com for more information.

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      Do Tournament Directors have the authority to change formats during the tournament either to reformat (due to a team not showing up) or to move the tournament along faster?

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      Yes! The Tournament Director has the ability to change formats. The Tournament Director is provided a phone number to contact an NCVA Staff member to approve each change that has been made before it is done. The reason for checking before changes can be made is because the change could possibly affect a Bid to Junior Olympics for teams or can affect seeds for Qualifiers or Regional Championships. Tournament Directors are all trained to make correct changes, but are always required to check with the on call NCVA staff member to verify. Remember…for example for Girls Teams, Power League #1 is not a standalone tournament. It is the 3rd day of a 7 day event which can affect bids for Junior Olympics. – If you are interested in becoming a tournament director, please email us at vball@ncva.com for more information.

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    • Q:

      How do I find information for my daughter or son on tryouts for the upcoming season?

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      The information for sanctioned club tryouts is posted on our website weekly. Prior to the season starting, the tryout postings are listed under Girl’s/Boy’s Tryouts on the NCVA homepage. The NCVA gives each club an opportunity to post their tryouts on our website. If you are interested in a particular club and do not see the club listed on our Tryouts Listings page, please contact the NCVA Office to inquire if that club is a sanctioned club with the NCVA. As parents you have the right to know what is going on with the club you are trying out for. Please refer to the Club Tryouts page in the handbook for more information. It is important as parents to know what time, money and energy you are committing both your daughter/son and yourself to. Be sure to check out the Parents Bill of Rights which can be found on the Parent General Information page of the NCVA website. – If you are interested in becoming a tournament director, please email us at vball@ncva.com for more information.

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    • Q:

      Why are fees for one club team more expensive than other club teams?

      A:

      Individual Clubs are the ones who set their fees for the season. The NCVA only requires a limited payment to us during the season and the fee is determined by what league (of the 3 tiers) your club/team wants to participate in (Power League, Area League or Non-League). Each league varies in payment price. League Fees & NCVA Fee Analysis – The fees through the individual club are divided up according to gym rentals, equipment, uniforms, club director & coach’s salaries, tournament fees, travel, etc.

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    • Q:

      How do I register my daughter/son to become a NCVA member?

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      Players are required to register online before participating in any tryout, clinic, practice, tournament, etc. All members are required to register online via the NCVA website. During registration, you will have the opportunity to select the membership type that you would like to register for. (i.e. tryout membership – $15, full membership – $60, etc.) We encourage parents to become members as well. This will ensure that you receive all pertinent information about the club season and that you stay up to date on all information also sent to the club. If you need assistance with either process, please contact the NCVA by email, vball@ncva.com or by phone (415) 550-7582.

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    • Q:

      Do the club directors, coaches and staff of the club team receive background checks?

      A:

      Yes, anyone that is affiliated with the club must have their background check cleared every two years. This is the policy of our organization that any member, who participates with junior members in any capacity, including supervisory personnel, club directors, team representatives, coaches, chaperones, and trainers, shall submit to a background screen immediately upon application for registration and every two years thereafter so long as that individual is a registered member. USAV/NCVA has one of the best/outstanding background screening processes in the industry. The list of what we check for is one of the most comprehensive. Other organizations may do spot background checks but the question to ask is what the screening company check for? Does the company check on the important items that will affect my child? In most cases, the answer to this question will be no. However, this is not the case with the USAV/NCVA background screening. Our main concern is to protect your child to the best of our ability. If you as a parent are ever in question if any one mentioned above has not been background checked please email the NCVA Office (vball@ncva.com) with the full name and the club affiliation, so we can check to make sure. Please also include your contact information.

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    • Q:

      How does the NCVA go about renting facilities for tournaments?

      A:

      The NCVA over the years has developed relationships with many Athletic Directors, Junior High & High School contacts, as well as Colleges and Recreation Centers throughout our region. It does take a large commitment from the site contact to allow the NCVA to hold events at their sites. We appreciate and applaud them. While we work with our contacts we always know that the school has the last say on when and how a site can be used and school activities always come first to them. Translation = the NCVA can be bumped at anytime for any reason no matter how long we have had the reservation.

      We are always looking for new sites (relationships) – (Facilities Rental Form) that fit the needs of our participants, especially in the areas that we are lacking sites. Club Directors and site contacts often use these events as fund raisers for their club or school teams.

      Our facility standards are set by the USAV Indoor Volleyball Domestic Competition Regulations. While the NCVA has the safety of the participants and their fan base as a high priority we must rely on the tournament director/site contacts to meet the standards set forth in their contract and inform the office of any infractions appointed in the contract.

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    • Q:

      How does College scouting at Nationals Work?

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      The Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA), is contracted with “University Athlete” to supply information to college scouts in attendance at various events. Only information for athletes ages 15-18 are provided, per NCAA recruiting policies. The information provided comes from Advanced Event Systems, the tournament registration system (www.advancedeventsystems.com) as this information is entered by the Club Director or his/her designee, NCVA cannot be responsible for its accuracy.

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    • Q:

      Can I bring my own chair to a tournament at a convention center?

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      The NCVA does not allow outside chairs due to the spacing requirements inside the venues. The NCVA provides chairs around each court. Allowing outside chairs causes for more congestion and extra hazards on the floor, and is prohibited due to safety issues as well as potential damages done to the floors as well.

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    • Q:

      Can I bring food inside to my players?

      A:

      No outside food is ever permitted in the venues, be it a High School, a college sport facility or a convention center. The contracts that are signed with the venues include a clause that gives the venue exclusive rights to all food and drink provided in the venue, this clause is non-negotiable with all venues. We do ask that the food vendors supply healthier food options for the athletes and their families, but ultimately it is their prerogative on what is served. Coolers are not allowed in any of the venues. This, like outside chairs, is due to safety concerns such as creating too many obstacles on the floor as well as unattended coolers suggest public safety concerns.

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    • Q:

      How do I get a refund for my membership?

      A:

      The NCVA has a strict no refund policy in regards to memberships. If you are not sure that your child will play for a certain team then we encourage you to purchase a tryout membership at $15 that is only valid for tryouts, but protects you from paying the full $60 fee if you decide not to play that season. The $15 however does not apply to the full membership, so you must purchase a $60 membership as soon as you commit to a team.

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    • Q:

      Who do I contact when I want to know about facilities locations, posting of results and/or points?

      A:

      This information can be found on the NCVA website. To view this information go to the menu for the Division you want to look up (Girls/Boys) then choose the league and then Teams in Events, Results, etc.

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    • Q:

      Where do I find the locations of the tournament results and points for my team?

      A:

      Please refer to the NCVA website. Under each division header – Girls/Boys – you will find links to all of our leagues (Power League, Area League and Non League). Choose the league you want to find information for. Then, select results or points. This will take you to the page where you can choose your age division and look at your player’s results and points. You can also click on Teams to see where your team will be playing in the upcoming tournaments. Typically results and points will be posted on the website before noon on Wednesdays following the tournament weekend.

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    • Q:

      Why does the NCVA have a difficult time finding some sites for certain weekends?

      A:

      The NCVA works around the clock trying to find sites where our teams can play. We have a difficult time finding sites because sites will cancel on us for numerous amounts of reasons, or we cannot use a site because from the previous weekend the site was vandalized by our members. These are ongoing issues that the NCVA tries to avoid, but we need the help of our members to ensure we have enough sites for our tournaments. Generally, we get help from people like you. If you know of any sites, please contact the NCVA Office to see if the site can help accommodate our teams.

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    • Q:

      Where do your NCVA Officials come from? And what training do they, or have they received?

      A:

      The NCVA is always recruiting officials for our club season, with many coming from other sports and a few from our volleyball ranks. We attend job fairs for officials as well as recruiting at local college fairs looking for people with schedules that meet the needs of the NCVA volleyball seasons.

      The NCVA assigns officials to different High School Leagues and Colleges during their respective seasons trying to keep our officials active during the club off season.

      The NCVA requires all officials to attend a rules clinic every season to go over any rule changes while sharpening those that have not been working during the High School/College seasons. The NCVA has implemented a full day Symposium for prospective officials just before the California Kickoff and then uses the California Kickoff as a training ground for the new officials pairing them up with mentors to bring them up to speed in volleyball.

      It surprises us that year after year young people leave the NCVA player ranks with knowledge of the game, some exhibiting very competent officiating skills from years of club play and yet not putting it to work for themselves. Many of the High School and college seasons have schedules that meet the needs of students with flexible days and times for scheduled games. They could go to work anywhere that there is volleyball happening, but we would love to have them in the ranks of the NCVA Officials.

      Testimonials:

      Kylie Nuckols is a graduate of UC Davis and is now studying in Beverly Hills with ambitions of working in the Plastic Surgery field, this is her story; I was a volleyball player in both High school and club and after graduation I needed a job. Volleyball was a natural fit in my busy school schedule and easy for me since I already had knowledge of the game. I continued to ref through all my college years, starting first with middle school and high school levels and then through the various levels of club. I eventually moved up to collegiate volleyball games and assisted the NCVA Officials Division in training new officials. Volleyball officiating was always flexible and a fun job that earned me extra money through my years as a student.

      Caitlin Parker

      I am currently a student and volleyball player at California Baptist University majoring in Sociology. I plan to be a counselor in the future after I complete grad school. I started playing volleyball in the NCVA at the age of 11. Volleyball quickly became my passion. I played in high school, club, and continued on to play in college. My freshman year of college I need some extra money, even though I already had a job. My Dad, Bob Parker, was planning to ref that year and convinced me to join him. It proved to be a great decision. The NCVA was very flexible with my schedule and as a broke college student the extra money really helped. More than that, I gained better knowledge of the game which has helped me as a player and coach. It was also a fun activity I shared with my Dad that have created some amazing memories. I moved down to Southern California to finish my college volleyball career. After 3 years of being a student, player, and coach I have decided to continue officiating. As of Dec. 2007 my volleyball career is over, but I am so grateful I can continue my involvement with the sport I love through officiating. A side note Caitlin finished her college career at CBU with a tough loss in the NAIA National Championships to No. 1 ranked Fresno Pacific College

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  • Aug
    08

    High Performance Coaches


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    Bios for current and past High Performance coaches are included below. For more information on becoming a High Performance Coach, please review Coaching Information below and email melissa@ncva.com

     

    Coaching Information

    If you are interested in becoming part of the High Performance program, these are the recommended requirements for head or assistant coaches:

    • Good organizational skills.
    • Willingness to adapt skill-training philosophy to coincide with that used by USA Volleyball National Teams and the USA High Performance Program.
    • Willingness and ability to evaluate talent without bias to an athlete’s previous experience or organizational affiliation.
    • At least three years of experience as head coach of a high level high school, club, or college program.
    • At minimum, be IMPACT-certified (assistant coach) with a Cap 1 or Cap 2 Level preferred (head coach).

    Once involved in the program, coach’s requirements are as follows:

    • Agreement to submit to a background check.
    • Must be available for all scheduled events (see list of events) including all tryout dates, practices as scheduled and the dates of the tournament.
    • Agreement to coach a team selected by the Athlete Selection Committee.
    • Agreement to follow all NCVA procedures and policies.
    • Willingness to set aside other affiliations in order to provide the players and the program with an unbiased coaching experience.
    • Act as a representative of the NCVA and all Northern California Volleyball Clubs, Coaches and Players

    If this interests you, please send your resume by mail, fax, or email to the NCVA office.  Coaches will be selected on the basis of how well they will represent the NCVA, what attributes/qualities they have to give to the program and how well they will work with the players. Coaches of the High Performance program are to act professional at all times and represent the NCVA in the best manner possible.

    Gilad Doron

    First Season with NCVA HP: 2007

    Gilad Doron continues as the Head Coach at University of San Francisco looking to build on a solid debut in 2007 and continue the success of a record-breaking 2008 season. Doron was introduced as the ninth head coach in program history on March 14, 2007. This is the second Division I head coaching assignment for Doron, who spent three years (2004-06) as the head coach at Villanova, guiding the Wildcats to back-to-back winning seasons in the Big East. During his tenure on the Hilltop, Doron has posted a 52-35 (.597) overall record, including 24 WCC victories. His league win mark is the highest total in the USF coaching ranks.

    Dons Set Program Records, Advance to NCAA Tournament
    In 2008, Doron guided the Dons to one of the most prolific seasons in USF history. The season was highlighted by USF's highest West Coast Conference finish in history and a second all-time bid to the NCAA Tournament.

    After starting the season with a strong 10-4 non-conference record, San Francsico rolled through the opening half of league play with an undefeated a program-best 7-0 record. The Dons continued to play strong, earning spots in the national top-25 for four weeks, including an all-time high rank of No. 22.

    USF finished WCC play with an 11-3 record, falling just one win short of the league title. Highlights of the conference season included five All-WCC honors, a four-match sweep of Bay Area rivals Saint Mary's and Santa Clara, setting a school record for WCC victories and three-straight weeks in which the Dons' defeated nationally ranked opponents, including Pepperdine and San Diego, both of which were ranked in the top-15.

    The season ended with San Francisco's second all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Dons were selected to travel to Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA to face off against perenial ACC powerhouse Duke. After a hard battle, USF fell 3-2 to the Blue Devils, finishing the season with a 22-3 record. The 22 wins marked the third best win total in program history.

    Ready To Guide The Dons
    Doron helped USF to 17 victories in 2007, highlighted by home sweeps of defending West Coast Conference champion No. 12 San Diego and Santa Clara - the Dons first win against the Broncos since 1989.

    Under Doron's guidance in 2007, three Dons earned all-conference honors, headlined by sophomore libero Haley Carroll who was named the WCC Defender of the Year. Junior middle Alix Gombos and freshman opposite Sarah Mandala earned WCC Honorable Mention accolades.

    Renovating Villanova
    An experienced and well-respected coach, Doron compiled a 46-44 overall record on the Main Line and catapulted Villanova to its first 20-plus win season since 1997 with a 21-11 mark in 2005, capped by a berth in the Big East Tournament. The Wildcats posted a 12-win improvement from 2004 to 2005, the second best turnaround in Big East history. Villanova got out of the gate quickly in 2005, matching the best start in program history with 10 consecutive wins to start the season. Along the way, the 'Cats defeated Pittsburgh for the first time since 1998 and started Big East play at 2-0 for the first time since 2002 after registering a road sweep against the Panthers and West Virginia.

    Doron coached a pair of All-Big East Second Team performers during his tenure on the Main Line. Middle blocker Kacy Sellers (2005) and Adrian Semrau (2006) captured accolades for their 'Cat exploits. Six student-athletes earned Big East weekly honors during Doron's watch.

    Academic Focus
    Doron demanded excellence in the classroom and his student-athletes responded. In just three seasons, 30 Villanova volleyball players were selected to the Big East Honor Roll. Semrau earned ESPN/CoSIDA District II Academic Team honors in 2006. Villanova earned two AVCA Academic Team Awards from 2004-06. In his first seasons at USF, setter Darcy Carroll was named to the WCC All-Academic Team.

    Having A Hoot at Temple
    Prior to his stint at Villanova, Doron served as an assistant coach at Temple University from 1996-1999. In four seasons in Philadelphia, Doron helped the Owls post a 101-28 (.783) overall record and a remarkable 70-11 (.864) slate in Atlantic-10 action. In four seasons, Temple averaged 25.3 wins a season and 17.5 league wins and ran the table in A-10 play in 1997, posting a 22-0 mark.

    As an assistant under head coach Bob Bertucci, Doron helped guide the Owls to the most successful three-year run in program history, capped by back-to-back-to-back Atlantic 10 titles and three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. Doron worked with two-time Asics All-American Honorable Mention Alma Kovacci, six AVCA All-District selections and six Atlantic-10 First Team picks.

    The Philadelphia Volleyball Academy
    In between his time at Temple and taking over the helm at Villanova, Doron founded the Philadelphia Volleyball Academy. The nationally ranked volleyball club fields five teams comprised of players aged 14-18. Doron supervised a coaching staff of eight and provided guidance on implementing strategies and team goals.

    Doron also spent three years as the head girls' volleyball coach for Synergy Volleyball Club in Philadelphia. He worked with U-18 players on a nationally ranked club squad that qualified for the national championships in 2001 and 2002. In 2002, his U-18 team earned a No. 12 national ranking, and compiled an overall record of 100-27.

    Israeli National Team Member
    Doron began his coaching career in Israel as the head men's volleyball coach for the Mate Asher Professional Volleyball Club, where he mentored national team players from Israel, the Czech Republic, Romania, and Croatia. Doron led his teams to the 1994 Israeli championship and the finals of the 1995 Israel Cup. Mate Asher was also a qualifier in the European League in 1996.

    An accomplished player, Doron competed for the Israeli National team for 10 years and was part of the squad that placed fourth in the World University Games in Japan in 1995. He played 12 seasons with Mate Asher, helping lead the club to four Israeli League titles and two Israeli Cup championships.

    The Personal File
    A 2000 graduate of Temple University with a degree in Business Administration, Doron and his wife Jennifer have a son, Kai Jonathon (5). The Doron family lives in San Francisco.

    Bio provided by USF

    Prima Elam

    First Season with NCVA HP: 20072013 Prima Elam

    Prima Elam has 18 years of coaching experience ranging from high school, club and college. Combine that with over 20 years of playing experience, and Prima has been involved in volleyball almost her entire life. Her playing experience includes Sacramento City College. As a member of the Sacramento City College team, she played opposite and helped the team finish 4th in the State of California. Prima then went on to finish her playing and academic career at Cal State Hayward. Prima Elam spent two years as the First Assistant at Menlo College in Atherton, CA.   Prima also represented the Northern California Region as the Head Coach of the Boys Regional Team. The team competed at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships where they earned back to back silver medals.  Eight years ago she founded Core Volleyball Club and in the first year the club had six teams and currently the club has sixteen teams.  Prior to Core, she was the Club Director for California Volleyball Academy and assisted in developing California Volleyball Academy from a startup club its first year only offering camps and clinics to six teams its second season and CVA finished with eight teams in the third year. Prima was the first assistant at Diablo Valley College in 2006.  Prima was the  Setting/Defensive coach at Skyline College in San Bruno, and she also coached the Renegades 18-Prima Boys that finished in Silver, and competed in at the USA Volleyball Junior Nationals.  In 2010 she was the assistant for 18-Wutang Boys Team, which finished 11th in Gold, and 4th at Far Westerns .  Prima’s certifications include USA CAP II, Gold Medal Squared, Impact, Positive Coaching Alliance, and Champions of Character (NAIA).

    Ken Ko

    First Season with NCVA HP: 2011

    University of San Francisco volleyball coach Gilad Doron announced the addition of Ken Ko to his staff as an assistant coach on September 17, 2010.
    This is a homecoming of sorts for Ko, who began his collegiate coaching career at USF in 2000 as a volunteer assistant coach. Ko is a Bay Area native and attended Skyline High School in Oakland.

    “I’ve pretty much been out of the Bay Area for the last 10 years, so it’s great to be home,” Ko said. “Then on the professional side of it, I have the opportunity to work with Gilad. His staff has worked so hard to accomplish what they have here. The direction the program is heading looks really good.”

    Ko replaces Scott Wong, who was with the Dons for one season before becoming the associate head coach at the University of Hawaii.

    A 15-year coaching veteran, Ko comes to the Hilltop after a two-year stint at the University of Florida. During both seasons, the Gators advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament and finished 25-6 last season and 27-4 in 2008. Florida won the Southeastern Conference Championship in 2008.  

    Ko’s responsibilities at Florida included assisting with offensive coordination and opponent scouting, while also acting as the recruiting coordinator for the Gators.

    “I am excited to have the opportunity to work with Ken,” Doron said. “I think he brings a wealth of experience from different programs and conferences. Mostly, his personality and his approach on how to train are very compatible to mine and Melissa [Walbridge]’s attitudes. He has great passion for the game and is very competitive.”

    Before moving to Gainesville, Ko spent three seasons at Washington State University from 2005-07. He served as the associate head coach during his final two seasons in Pullman. Ko’s responsibilities included coordinating the team’s defensive and blocking schemes. During his time with the Cougars, his team won a Pac-10 conference blocking title and finished in the top 10 in blocking in the country in 2005.

    With seven new players on the Dons’ roster this year, Ko’s experience working with young players will be advantageous for USF.

    In his first year at Florida, Kristy Jaeckel and Colleen Ward were both named to the SEC All-Freshman team, with Kelly Murphy earning Freshman-of-the Year honors. Four of his players were named to the Pac-10 Conference All-Freshman team in Ko’s three years at Washington State.

    “I think with the experience of working with young teams, you understand what a lot of these young players are going through and the unique dynamics of a new group forming,” Ko said. “Just knowing the things we can do as a team and a staff to be proactive and get through the adjustment period and build a strong foundation for success will help.”

    Ko spent three years at California State Fullerton from 2002-04, where he helped guide the Titans to a school-record 11 home wins in 2004. Before heading to Fullerton, Ko was an assistant coach for one season at Colgate University.

    In addition to his collegiate experience, Ko has significant experience working with the USA Volleyball program. He was an assistant coach for the Junior National Select A1 Team in Fort Lauderdale in 2008, along with being an assistant coach for the Junior National Select A2 Team in both 2005 and 2006.

    Ko began his coaching career at Miramonte High School in Orinda, Calif. as head coach and program director for the girl’s program in 1995. In six seasons, his teams went 151-24 and won four league titles. His 1996 Miramonte team won a California Interscholastic Federation section title and advanced to the state semifinals. Ko was named Contra Costa Times Coach of the Year in 1998. In 2001, Ko took over the boy’s program at Miramonte for one season.

    While at Miramonte, Ko coached Nicole Branagh, who went on to become a two-time All-American at Minnesota and the 2005 AVP Tour Rookie of the Year. Branagh was also a member of the United States’ No. 2 beach volleyball team at the 2008 Beijing Olympic games.

    Ko received his bachelor of science degree in Physical Education (Biomechanics) from the University of California-Davis in 1993. He played volleyball for the Aggies for three seasons as an outside hitter. After graduation he worked in the physical therapy field until 2000.

    Bio provided by USF

    Michele Shelton

    First Season with NCVA HP: 20072013 HP Michele Shelton

    Michele is currently the Head Coach for the Junior Varsity Girls Team at Ripon Christian High School in Ripon, Calif.  In 2007, Michelle co-founded Ripon Christian Volleyball Club (RCVC). RCVC 12-1 went on to qualify for the 2008 USA Volleyball Junior Olympics. Since then, she has been with Delta Valley Volleyball Club. In 2010 she assisted Richard Chan and the Delta Valley 13-1 Team as they made their way to winning 1st place in the Gold Division of 14 Open at the 2010 USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.

    Michele is the proud mother of two children. Her oldest daughter participated in the USAV National High Performance A2 program in 2010 representing the National HP Program at the USA High Performance Championships in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

     

     

     

     

    Tiger Shelton

    First Season with NCVA HP: 20052013 HP Tiger Shelton

    Tiger has been coaching volleyball now for over 26 years. He has coached both Girls and Boys High School throughout Southern California, Northern California and North Carolina. Tiger also has vast experience coaching club volleyball for clubs such as Muzuno South of  Rock Hill, South Carolina, North Charlotte VBC of Charlotte, North Carolina, Delta Valley VBC and now Ripon Christian VBC (Team Elon). Tiger was the founder of Carolina Juniors Volleyball and Ripon Christian VBC along with playing an important role in the development of Salinas Valley VBC. Tiger is also CAP II Certified. In addition to his experience coaching various teams, Tiger has helped run summer camps at the University of North Carolina, Furman University and Winthrop University. Tiger is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) where he serves on the ACVA High School All-American selection committee.

    Tiger is currently the Athletic Director for Ripon Christian High School and the Head Coach for the Ripon Christian High School Varsity Girls team. Tiger also coaches at Delta Valley Volleyball Club during the Girls Club Season in the Spring.

    Volleyball coaching experience: 1980 – Present

    •    1980-1984 Hoover HS, San Diego Ca. Asst Varsity Coach
    •    1989-1991 Strathmore HS, Strathmore Ca, Asst Varsity Coach
    •    1992-1994 Meyers Park High School, Charlotte NC. Assistant Varsity Coach
    •    1992- 1994 Charlotte North Volleyball Club, Charlotte NC. Assistant Coach 18s
    •    1995-1999 Charlotte Latin, Charlotte NC. Assistant Varsity Coach, State Runner-up 1996, State Champ. 1997
    •    1995- 1996Mizuno South Volleyball Club, Charlotte NC. Head Coach and Director of Club.
    •    1995 Impact Certified, University of North Carolina, Tom Tait
    •    1995- 1997 Furman University, South Carolina, Camp Coach, under Cole Talmon, Furman Head Coach
    •    1996- 1999 Mizuno South became Carolina Jr. VB (CJV) Director of Coaching, Head Coach - Girls 16s.
    •    1996  Cap 1 Certified, University of North Carolina, Tom Tait
    •    1997 Cap 2 Certified, Colorado Springs (Critical Thinking on Blocking) Jim Coleman
    •    1998, 1999, 2003 University of North Carolina Camp Coach, under Joe Sagula, UNC Head Coach.
    •    2001-2004 Delta Valley Volleyball. Head Coach 18-1, 17-1. Open National Championships 2001 - 2004.
    •    Head Coach for Delta Valley Summer Camps 2001-2003
    •    2004-Present Ripon Christian School - Head Varsity Coach - Reg. playoffs 2004-07, Section Champ. 2007
    •    Director of Ripon Christian Summer Camps
    •    2006 to Present Northern California High Performance Coach
    •    2008 to Present Delta Valley Volleyball Head Coach

     

    Eddie Chen

    Eddie Chen has been coaching volleyball for over ten years.  He is the Varsity Women's Volleyball Coach at St Joseph Notre Dame High School who recently finished 2nd place for CIF Northern California Division 5.  He is also the director of Sky Volleyball Club and his coaching experience includes NCVA Indoor High Performance, Varsity Boys High School Volleyball at St Joseph Notre Dame and Head Royce, Golden Bear Volleyball Club, Peninsula Juniors Volleyball Club and much more.  His high school players train in the sand and he has had beach camps for Sky Volleyball Club.  He is an avid beach volleyball player and is excited about growing the sport of beach volleyball.

     

    Greg Gibbons

    Greg Gibbons enters his fourth season at the helm of the Pacific women's volleyball program after being named the seventh head coach in program history.

    After two seasons of pushing the Tigers back on track, Gibbons led Pacific to its first 20+ win season in over a decade as the Tigers went 20-11 in 2012. Among those 20 wins was a 12-1 non-conference record that marked Pacific's best non-conference record since the 1999 season, the last season the Tigers' were ranked No. 1 in the country. Throughout the year, the Tigers showed brilliance and resilience as Pacific won three of four pre-conference tournaments and also set an NCAA record for five-set matches with 14, in which the Tigers were 9-5 on the year.

    Prior to the Tigers' 2012 season, Gibbons led the Tigers to a 37-23 overall record in his first two seasons of work. Overall, Gibbons has led Pacific to three straight Bankers Classic titles as the Tigers are undefeated under Gibbons at their home tournament.

    Individually, Gibbons helped guide the Tigers to eight all-conference awards with Pacific placing a pair on the All-Big West postseason teams in 2012. Additionally, Gibbons guided Svenja Engelhardt to her finest collegiate season in 2010, her senior season, as the Tigers' top hitter earned all-region and all-conference honors in her final year.

    Prior to Pacific, Gibbons spent four seasons at UC Santa Barbara, including his final two as associate head coach. He was the primary recruiter for the Gauchos and was involved in all facets of running the program.

    With extensive experience at the collegiate, club, and USA Volleyball levels, Gibbons will bring an outstanding coaching background to the Tiger program.

    In two of his four years at UC Santa Barbara, Gibbons helped lead the program to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances and 66 victories. The Gauchos were 19-12 in his first season and had a 22-win season in 2009. In his time at UCSB, he coached two All-Americans, three All-Region players, 10 All-Big West players and six All-Freshman players.

    Gibbons went 41-29 as the head coach at Cal Lutheran University from 2003-05, leading the Regales to an 18-3 mark, a conference championship and a final NCAA Division III national ranking of No. 18 his final season. He guided CLU to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title in 2005, while mentoring a First Team AVCA All-American, Mo Coverdale. In 2004, Cal Lutheran finished with a West Region ranking of 7th and was ranked as high as No. 25 in the national poll.

    In 2008, Gibbons took over the Santa Barbara Volleyball Club as director and head coach. In 2009 Gibbons took the SBVC to the bronze medal at the Junior Olympics and a No. 3 national ranking. Prior to his time in Santa Barbara, Gibbons emerged as an outstanding club coach. He was the co-director and coach of the Los Angeles-based Sports Shack Volleyball Club from 2004-07. In the 2005 season he was named Club Coach of the Year while leading the under-15 team to a fifth-place finish at Nationals while his under-18 team won the Volleyball Festival National Championship. In 2006, his under-16 team captured the regional title.

    From 2004-06 Gibbons also served as head coach of the Southern California Volleyball Association Youth National Team based in Anaheim, coaching the region's top girls players that placed third at the Global World Championships in Salt Lake City in 2005.

    In addition, Gibbons was Coordinator of Volleyball Affairs with the Pepperdine University men's program from 2003-05, analyzing game film and handling administrative responsibilities for the perennially-powerful Waves. In his time in Malibu (2003-06) Gibbons was part of a program that won a national title (2005), was the national title runner-up (2003) and also played in a Final Four (2004).

    Previously, Gibbons served as head boys and girls volleyball coach at both Westlake High School (2000-03) and was the head boys coach at Moorpark High School (1997-99) while also gaining experience with several Ventura County-based club programs.

    Gibbons is a 1997 graduate of Iowa State University, where he earned a B.S. in psychology and in 2009 earned his Master's degree in adult education from the University of Phoenix. At Iowa State he played on the Cyclones' nationally ranked club volleyball team, ranking as high as third in 1997.

    He married Emily Cochran in December of 2005, and the couple has two sons, Max and Ryan.

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    General Information

    We have developed this page over the last few years and since it has been well complimented, we will continue to provide parents updated information here continuing throughout the season. We would like to welcome all new and returning players for the upcoming season and thank all the parents that contributed ideas and information for this page.

    This site has been constructed to help the Junior Division parents stay informed and updated for the club season. We want to help you make good decisions for your child that will best suit your needs for the club season. Please take a moment and read through the information provided here. If you have any questions, please review our Frequently Asked Questions section. Thank you and we hope you have a great club season!

    The Membership process can be quick and easy. You as a parent have options on how you would like to approach your child or yourself becoming a member of the NCVA. As a member, you can be included in our email blasts which will keep you updated on information that your club receives. We encourage every parent to become a member so that they are better informed.

    More detailed information can be found in the handbooks for your division (girls/boys). To access the handbook, find your division above and select handbook.

    Contact the NCVA

    We encourage all parents to go through their coaches and club directors for all questions regarding club volleyball.

    We also encourage all parents to read our Handbooks and league pages for each division as they are great places to get more detailed information. To find your applicable handbook and league page, please select girls or boys from the top navigation bar and then choose the league or handbook of your choice.

    If you have exhausted these means and still have not had your questions answered, or feel that you cannot approach your coach/club director, please contact us.

    We ask that you send us an email with the information below:

    1. Your full name
    2. What club you are affiliated with - if you have not yet decided, just list yourself as no club affiliation.
    3. Is this question in reference to the girls or boys division?
    4. Which age group?
    5. Which league? (Power League, Area League, Non League)

    *By providing all the information above, we will be able to better assist you and present the correct information to you. If you choose to omit some or all of the information requested, we will still do our best to answer your questions, although it may require us to attain more information from you thus delaying the answer you are looking for.

    Thank you!

    Code of Conduct

    It is important for Parents and/or Spectators to understand this section. Everyone must remember that you are there to support your child and their team. Parents of a volleyball player have a shared responsibility with the player. A few of the biggest responsibilities are encouraging good sportsmanship and responsible behavior, support and encourage your child win or lose, providing support financially and assist with transportation. Parents also have the responsibility to conduct themselves in a reasonable, responsible manner. Parents must be aware that they have as much, if not more, influence on the chemistry of their team than the coach. How can a player be a good team member when they have to listen to a parents bad mouth their teammates or coach? How can the team have good chemistry when parents sit in the stands and make disparaging comments about players or coaches to other parents?

    Read Responsible Sports Sportsmanship Conversation Guide to see how to spot and deal with unsportsmanlike conduct at events.

    The following Codes of Conduct will be enforced for each NCVA Sanctioned Event:

    Volleyball Spectator Code of Conduct

    • Remain in the spectator area during games.
    • 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 intoxicated.
    • Respect the integrity and judgment of the officials without taunting or approaching them between sets or at the end of the match.
    • 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 tournament Follow the rules of the facility, such as NO FOOD IN GYM, no chairs, etc.
    • Use litter receptacles to properly dispose of trash.
    • Use only designated smoking areas that are clearly posted.
    • Applaud good performances by both teams.
    • Discourage all forms of violent behavior.

    Volleyball Parent Code of Conduct Remain in the spectator area during games.

    • Do not advise the coach on how to coach.
    • Do not make derogatory comments to coaches, officials, tournament directors or players of either team.
    • Do not try to coach your child during the game.
    • Do not drink alcohol at tournaments or come to a tournament intoxicated.
    • Cheer for your child’s team.
    • Show interest, enthusiasm, and support for your child.
    • Be in control of your emotions.
    • 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.
    • Follow the rules of the tournament, such as NO FOOD IN GYM, no chairs, etc.

    Bill of Rights

    I have the right to:

    • be treated with dignity and respect
    • share in the leadership and decision making of your athlete
    • approach the leadership of the club organization with which you are involved
    • cheer for your child in a positive manner
    • verify your coaches/team qualifications
    • ask questions and receive answers
    • ensure that the adults involved with your child are positive role models
    • talk to parents, other players and/or other clubs
    • have your child tryout without discrimination
    • request a clear disclosure of financial obligations
    • clubs statement of philosophy
    • be informed about your child’s role on the team
    • have your child tryout out for more than one club and be allowed time to make a decision as specified by the tryout policy
    • the knowledge of the time, travel and financial commitment of your involvement with the club/team.
    • knowledge of how many spots are available before tryouts begin
    • remove your child from an event/practice if you feel it is unsafe for your child to continue without repercussions
    • know that all club affiliated staff are members of the NCVA and background checked.
    • Ask your club director if they adhere to all State and Federal business requirements and laws

    P is for praising, which your child needs often.
    A is for accepting, so hard edges will soften.
    R is for recognizing your child’s many talents.
    E is for encouraging a good healthy balance.
    N is for nurturing, to help your child grow.
    T is for teaching, then letting go.
    S is for smiling at the growth and the glow.

    Concussions in Sports

    Fast Facts:

    •  Concussions can occur in any sport.
    •  A concussion is a brain injury and all are serious.
    •  Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
    •  Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury.

     

    What is a Concussion?

    A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.

    Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created free tools for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, athletes, and health care professionals that provide important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion:

    How can I recognize a possible concussion?

    What should I do if a concussion occurs?

    What can I do to prevent concussions in sports?

    Where can I find additional resources?

     

     

    Heads Up Online Training Course

    The CDC is also offering online training.

    This online training program will cover a wide variety of information about concussion, including signs and symptoms, how to respond to a suspected concussion, steps to take to assist an athlete after being cleared to safely return to play.

    To learn more about the CDC online training please click on the icon.

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