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ADULT DIVISION
HANDBOOK
2014-2015 Season
The Northern California Volleyball Association reserves the right to make changes at any time to the Adult
Division, its operation, and/or this Handbook for the betterment of membership participation
Last Updated: 12/16/2014
Adult Division Vision and Mission Statements
Vision Statement
Background: In developing this vision statement, an examination took place concerning the popularity of adult
volleyball, the resources available to clubs in the Northern California Region, and the interpretation of the intent
of adult volleyball participants. Directives from USA Volleyball were incorporated, with special attention
given to the present qualification process for the Adult Championships. Due to the expanded opportunity that
out-of-region competition offers to adult teams, inter-regional communication was also included. A
commitment to enhancing the development of all levels of play, while not abandoning the elite level of
competitors, was reinforced.
The “Vision” is to promote participation in a quality program that provides a positive and safe athletic
environment through a variety of developmental and competitive opportunities for adults of all ages, skill
levels, and diverse groups.
Mission Statement
Background: Paramount in the creation of this mission statement was a concern to accommodate the growth of
volleyball in the Adult Division and how it should offer updated and flexible competitive opportunities with
varied formats, sites, and tournaments dates. Sensitivity was applied to elite and entry-level play and how
tournaments could best serve these diverse participants. Furthermore, travel costs and the strain of extended
travel were given special consideration. The NCVA’s future programs will reflect a commitment to varied and
non-discriminatory opportunities with the entire geographical region hosting competitive sites each season in
order not to isolate distant volleyball communities.
The Adult Division will create a diverse and varied system of competition. It will develop education and
training programs for all players and participants. The Division will create non-discriminatory entry-level
playing opportunities. It will create reciprocal relationships for inter-regional, national, intra-regional, and
international competition. The Division will establish partnerships with related groups to promote Adult
volleyball.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
ADULT DIVISION – FORMAT ......................................................................................... 7
Competitive Formats .......................................................................................................................................7
NCVA Membership ........................................................................................................................................7
Men’s and Women’s Leagues .........................................................................................................................7
Regional Championships ................................................................................................................................8
Levels of Competition.....................................................................................................................................8
Competition Levels .........................................................................................................................................8
Movement between Levels .............................................................................................................................9
ADULT DIVISION – POLICIES ..................................................................................... 11
Borrowing Players ........................................................................................................................................11
Warm-Ups .....................................................................................................................................................11
Late-Arriving Teams .....................................................................................................................................12
Scoring ..........................................................................................................................................................12
Tie-Breaking Procedure ................................................................................................................................12
Requesting a “Bye” .......................................................................................................................................13
Canceling from a Tournament ......................................................................................................................13
Region Championships .................................................................................................................................13
Awards ..........................................................................................................................................................13
Deadlines to Enter Tournaments ...................................................................................................................14
Deadline for Paperwork ................................................................................................................................14
ADULT DIVISION – COMMUNICATION ...................................................................... 16
ADULT DIVISION – CODES OF CONDUCT ................................................................ 19
Northern California Volleyball Association Disciplinary Policy ................................................................19
Athlete Code of Behavior .............................................................................................................................20
Volleyball Spectator Code of Conduct .........................................................................................................20
ADULT DIVISION – SANCTIONS ................................................................................. 22
Background ...................................................................................................................................................22
Exceptions .....................................................................................................................................................22
Tournament Cancellations ............................................................................................................................22
Sanction Payments ........................................................................................................................................22
Sanctions Policies Grid .................................................................................................................................23
Illegal Player .................................................................................................................................................25
Tournament Director’s Authority .................................................................................................................25
Food in the Playing Facility/ Failure to Follow Facility Rules .....................................................................25
League Commitment .....................................................................................................................................25
Additional Sanctions .....................................................................................................................................26
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Sanction Procedure .......................................................................................................................................26
Sanction Appeal Process ...............................................................................................................................26
Due Process ...................................................................................................................................................26
NCVA Due Process Procedure .....................................................................................................................26
ADULT DIVISION – SCHEDULES................................................................................ 31
Adult League .................................................................................................................................................31
Sand Schedule ...............................................................................................................................................31
ADULT DIVISION – FEES ............................................................................................. 35
Membership Fees ..........................................................................................................................................33
Tournament and League Fees .......................................................................................................................33
ADULT DIVISION – FORMS ......................................................................................... 35
Registration Checklist ...................................................................................................................................35
Team Registration Summary Form ...............................................................................................................36
Team Contact Information Form ..................................................................................................................37
Team Roster Form ........................................................................................................................................38
Rules Clinic Form .........................................................................................................................................39
Tournament Cancellation Form ....................................................................................................................40
ADULT DIVISION – RULES .......................................................................................... 42
Uniform Rules ...............................................................................................................................................42
General Rules / Additional Uniform Rules ...................................................................................................42
Significant playing rule changes 2014-2015.................................................................................................43
ADULT DIVISION – INSURANCE ................................................................................ 45
Certificate of Insurance Request Form .........................................................................................................45
Medical Claim Form .....................................................................................................................................46
Incident Report Form ....................................................................................................................................49
ADULT DIVISION – SAND PROGRAM ........................................................................ 51
Tournaments .................................................................................................................................................51
Registration ...................................................................................................................................................51
NCVA DREAM TEAM ..........................................................................................................................53
USA Premier Volleyball League (PVL) – Women’s Professional League ..................................................53
2013 Women’s PVL Tournament .................................................................................................................53
Player Information ........................................................................................................................................54
2014 No Dinx/NCVA Dream Team .............................................................................................................54
Dream Team Tryout Form ............................................................................................................................55
NO DINX / NCVA NORCAL PREMIER MEN’S TEAM..........................................................57
USA Premier Volleyball League (PVL) – Men’s Professional League .......................................................57
Inaugural 2013 Men’s PVL Tournament ......................................................................................................57
2014 NCVA NorCal Premier traveling roster – 2014 PVL Championships: ...............................................57
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Player Information ........................................................................................................................................58
NorCal Premier Tryout Form........................................................................................................................59
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FORMAT
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ADULT DIVISION – FORMAT
Competitive Formats
The 2014-2015 adult indoor season will include the following events:
 Men’s and Women’s ABC Tournaments
 Men’s and Women’s Leagues
 Men’s and Women’s Region Championships
NCVA Membership
As of September 1, all participants playing in NCVA events must renew their membership or become new
members by using our online registration system. In an event that allows the $15 One-Event Pass must be
ordered by completing the NCVA Membership Form and sending the form and payment to the NCVA Office
on the Wednesday before the event. One-Event Passes cannot be used toward an upgrade to full membership.
Men’s and Women’s Leagues
All participants in the NCVA Adult League must be full members by registering and paying online. Uniforms
are required. Players may be added to team rosters at any time so long as they have not played for another
team. In order for a player to be eligible for the Region Championships, the player must have played in at least
two League tournaments.
The Adult League will consist of a Qualifier tournament, four League tournaments, and a Region Championship
for levels A through B. If a division has over 12 teams, there will be a two day Region Championship. The AA
level will have a Pre-Qualifier tournament, a Qualifier tournament, four League tournaments, and a Region
Championship.
The AA Pre-Qualifier will consist of 12 teams, who will be seeded according to last season’s final points. New
teams will be seeded accordingly.
Three teams will receive a bye from the AA Pre-Qualifier. Teams receiving byes are:
Women’s Division Men’s Division
Silicon Volley
NorCal Premier
The Kitty Kats
White Out
Honey Badgers
Spartans
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Pre-Qualifier
The nine top-finishing teams from the Pre-Qualifier and the three teams who receive byes (for a total of 12
teams) will play in the AA Qualifier. All teams in the AA Qualifier will be seeded according to their finishes
from the AA Pre-Qualifier with the bye teams occupying the first three seeds. The three lowest finishing teams
from the Pre-Qualifiers will play in the A Qualifier. The format for the A Qualifier is subject to change
depending on the amount of teams finishing in the AA Pre-Qualifier.
Regional Championships
The format will be double elimination (subject to change) for the one-day AA Division Region Championships.
The Region Championship for all other divisions will be a one-or two-day event, depending on the number of
participating teams. Divisions with 12 teams or fewer will play a one-day event. Divisions with more than 12
teams will use a two-day format. One-day championships will consist of pool play and bracket playoffs. Twoday championships will consist of one or two pools and bracket playoffs.
** After League #3, players may not be added to team rosters for League #4 and the Region Championships.
Levels of Competition
The top nine teams from the AA Qualifier will play in League One at the AA Gold level. The last three teams
from the AA Qualifier and top five teams from the A Qualifier (for a total of eight teams) will play in the AA
Silver level.
Competition Levels
AA Gold
AA Silver
A Gold
A Silver
BB Gold
(one site)
(one site)
(one site)
(two sites)
(two sites)
9 Teams
8 Teams
8 Teams
18 teams
18+ Teams
 Teams per division may change based on the number of teams that participate in the AA Pre-Qualifier
Tournament.
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Movement between Levels
AA Gold
AA Silver
A Gold
A Silver
BB Gold
3 move down
3 move up
3 move up
3 move up
3 move up
3 move down
3 move down
3 move down
League Points Format
League
Points
Finishing
Points
AA
Gold
AA
Silver
A
A
Gold Silver
BB
Gold
175
150
125
100
75
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
60
55
50
45
40
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
 The number of teams in a level or division will be adjusted if necessary, depending upon the number of
teams participating in the League.
 If a team either “No Shows to a tournament, Cancels out of a tournament or Forfeits the day of the
tournament, the team will receive last place in their division and also receive last place points. This will
also result in moving down to the next division.
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POLICIES
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ADULT DIVISION – POLICIES
Borrowing Players
If a team does not have enough players to field a team, the team may borrow a player from another team.
However, all matches played with a borrowed player will be considered a forfeit and will be recorded on the
scoresheet as 25-0. The philosophy behind this policy is to give teams the opportunity to play as much as
possible without jeopardizing teams that field enough players. Teams cannot play with five players.
Warm-Ups
 Teams will be given sole use of the court for 5 minutes prior to their first match of the day. During the 5
minutes the team may hit, practice ball handling and serve (serving must be done during their 5 min.)
No other time will be allotted to practice serving.
 Serving Team – 5 minutes solo court
 Receiving Team – 5 minute solo court
 Once all teams in the pool have played, the teams scheduled to play the next match will be given sole
use of the court for 3 minutes. During the 3 minutes the team may hit, practice ball handling and serve
(serving must be done during their 3 min.) No other time will be allotted to practice serving.
 Rule 7.2.2b: “For junior competition, when one team has exclusive use of the court, the other
team must either be at its team bench or out of the playing area. Warming up with balls at the
team bench or the spectator walkways is not permitted.”
 Since no ball handling is permitted during the opposing team’s use of the court it is recommended that
each team provides shaggers for the opposing team’s warm-up. This allows for more reps for the team
warming up. Due to insurance and liability requirements only NCVA registered and on the roster
personnel will be allowed to retrieve balls.
Playoff alterations may include, but are not limited to:
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Formatting playoff matches with fewer points or sets.
Allowing fewer teams to advance to the playoffs.
Formatting matches by applying time limits.
Shortening pool play matches or sets.
All play for adult tournaments must begin at 8:30 AM and MUST end by 6:00 PM, based on the contracts we
have with certain facilities. The format for adult tournaments is structured based on this timeframe. There is no
reason why a tournament that starts on time and adheres to the warm-up periods cannot end by 6:00 PM.
When a tournament is not finished in the allotted time, the NCVA is charged an overtime expense. If the
NCVA receives additional billing from a facility and the tournament director reports that the extra charge is due
to late-arriving teams or warm-up abuse, the NCVA will divide the additional expense by the teams playing at
that facility and will bill each team accordingly. Teams who don’t pay the extra charge will not be allowed to
play in the next tournament. If only one team or a few teams are abusing the warm-up time, it should be
brought to the tournament director’s attention. If the tournament director reports such a situation, the additional
billing will be directed only to those teams that are at fault.
Note: All teams need to have a Team Representative present at the coaches meeting. If you do not have a
representative at the tournament site by 8:30 AM, your team will forfeit the first match of the day and possibly
the rest of the tournament.
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Late-Arriving Teams
Arriving Late to Play the First Match
Teams who arrive late for a tournament in which they play first will be penalized one point per minute from the
start of play. One point per minute will be charged up to 15 points, after which the first set will be awarded to
the waiting team. The late-arriving team will be penalized using the same procedure for the second set after the
normal period of time between sets has passed. The waiting team will be awarded the match after 15 points.
Late-arriving teams who arrive during the penalty period will not be allowed time to warm up. If there is fear of
injury from not warming up before playing the match, the NCVA suggests that the team take the necessary
warm-up time during which they will continue to forfeit points.
Arriving Late to Officiate the First Match / Have a BYE
Teams who arrive late for a tournament in which they are scheduled to officiate the first match will be penalized
by starting their first set 0-15 in favor of the opposing team. Teams who arrive late for a tournament in which
they have a bye in the first round will be penalized by starting their first set 0-15 in favor of the opposing team.
Teams who arrive after the start of the second round in their pool will be disqualified from the tournament and
will be asked to leave.
Multiple Late-Arriving Teams
If multiple teams are late, each late team will be assessed the appropriate penalty even if it means that a match
starts with a score of 15-15. For example, two teams who are scheduled to play each other in the second round
are late for their first round duties - one team missed their officiating assignment and the other team missed
their bye. Each team is penalized 15 points and their first set starts with a score of 15-15.
Scoring
All matches will be the best two-out-of-three sets. The first and second sets are played using rally scoring to 25
points. The third and deciding set, if necessary, is played using rally scoring to 15 points. In all sets, a team
must win by two points and there is no scoring cap.
Tie-Breaking Procedure
2-Way Ties
2-way ties, in match record, in a pool are broken by head-to-head competition results between the two tied
teams.
3-Way Ties
3-way ties in a pool are broken by:
1st
Sets
2nd Point
Differential
Won/lost percentage. Calculation: the team’s total number of sets won divided by the
team’s total number of sets played equals the won/lost percentage. The highest
percentage wins the pool.
Determined among the tied teams. Calculation: the team’s total points scored minus
the team’s total points allowed in ALL the matches of the pool.
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If three teams have the same match record but a different set record, only the teams with identical set
records are tied. If a team has any forfeits (for example, showing up late) in the tournament, then that team
automatically loses all ties.
Note:
Requesting a “Bye”
Byes will not be allowed for any team. Teams that do not play in a League Tournament will be dropped to the
next level and will incur any fines and/or penalties associated with late cancellations or no shows.
Canceling from a Tournament
These are the NCVA Adult Division cancellation policies:
 There are no refunds for missing or canceling tournaments.
 To avoid a penalty fee, a team representative must notify the NCVA Office in writing by completing the
Tournament Cancellation Form before the deadlines.
 If a team misses a League Tournament due to an “Act of God,” the team will not be fined. However, the
team is still required to notify the NCVA Office in writing by completing the Tournament Cancellation
Form.
 If a team does not notify the NCVA Office and does not attend the tournament, the team will be assessed a
penalty fee.
 Penalty fees must be paid before the team is allowed to play in the next scheduled event.
Note: See the Sanctions section of this handbook for specific cancellation deadlines and penalty fees. Page 22
Region Championships
For the Region Championships, teams will be placed in the division in which they played majority of the time
during the League. If a team played in multiple divisions during the season, it will be placed in the division in
which they played most often during the league. If a team played in two divisions an equal number of times, the
team will be placed in the higher of the two divisions. If more than the allotted teams are in a division, the
teams with a higher point total will remain in the higher division. Teams will be seeded in each division by
point totals.
The AA Division Region Championships will be a one-day event using a double elimination (subject to change)
format. The Region Championship for all other divisions will be a one-or two-day event, depending on the
number of participating teams. Divisions with 12 teams or fewer will play a one-day event. Divisions with
more than 12 teams will use a two-day format. One-day championships will consist of pool play and bracket
playoffs. Two-day championships will consist of one or two pools and bracket playoffs. After League #3 is
completed, players may not be added to team rosters for League #4 or the Region Championships.
Awards
Awards are determined based upon the number of entries and at the discretion of the NCVA. The following
tournaments will give awards:
 Men’s & Women’s Region Championships
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 Men’s & Women’s League Champions
Awards will also be given to all first place teams in each League level (AA Gold, AA Silver, A Gold, A Silver,
BB Gold) and based on League points. All first place teams in their League division and the Region
Championships (each division) will receive awards based on their finishes.
Deadlines to Enter Tournaments
Tournament Date
Tournament
Deadline Time
Deadline Date
November 22, 2014
Men’s AA Pre-Qualifier
5:00 PM
November 5, 2014
November 22, 2014
Women’s AA Pre-Qualifier
5:00 PM
November 5, 2014
December 6, 2014
Women’s Qualifier
5:00 PM
November 19, 2014
December 7, 2014
Men’s Qualifier
5:00 PM
November 19, 2014
Teams may be accepted after the deadlines on a space-available basis. There will be a $25 late fee for teams
entering any tournament after the listed deadline. Teams are considered entered into a tournament when the
when they are entered online with payment or send the payment into the office.
Deadline for Paperwork
For teams playing in the AA Pre-Qualifier tournament, the NCVA Office must receive all forms with payment
by the deadline. For teams playing in the Men’s or Women’s Qualifier, all forms must be received by the
NCVA Office with payment by the deadline.
Note: Only the first twelve (12) teams with completed paperwork, full payment and entered online will be
considered for the AA Pre-Qualifier tournament.
What needs to be turned in by the Deadline:
1. Team Registration Summary Form
2. Adult Team Contact Information Form
3. Team Roster Form
All players MUST be registered online and paid before your team will be entered into any NCVA Event. Your
roster will be checked daily to make sure this is complete.
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COMMUNICATION
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ADULT DIVISION – COMMUNICATION
All NCVA members: When you register online for your NCVA Membership, even though it is not a required
field, please be sure to provide a phone number.
The communication in the NCVA Adult Division is as follows:
NCVA Office  Team Representative  Players
NCVA Office
 For the purpose of continuity, the NCVA Office would like to communicate with one Team Representative
from each team.
 Communications will be made in the same manner to all teams, with no individual team or group of teams
receiving privileged information from the NCVA Office or any tournament personnel.
Team Representative
 Each team will have only one Team Representative.
 If any questions or concerns arise regarding the Adult Division please have the Team Representative contact
the NCVA Office.
Players
 Players should contact their Team Representative for all Adult Division information.
 If a player cannot receive appropriate information from the Team Representative and the information is not
on the NCVA website, the player should contact the NCVA Office.
 Email is the preferred method of communication for the NCVA.
Social Media
Twitter.com/NCVAVolleyball
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Contact NCVA
Telephone Number: (415) 550-7582
Fax Number:
(415) 550-7762
Email Address:
[email protected]
Website Address:
www.ncva.com
Adults Division
AES & Webpoint
Boys Indoor Division
Club Paper Work
Email Blasts & Classified Advertisements
European Global Challenge Teams
Girls Indoor Division
Hotel Reservations
Indoor & Beach High Performance
Junior National Championships- Bids
League Facilities
Membership Registration
NCVA Room Blocks
Donna Donaghy
Chief Executive Officer
[email protected]
Tom Donaghy
Chief Operations Officer
[email protected]
Melissa Walker
Director of Events and Program Development
[email protected]
Kylie Woodruff
Director of Hotel Operations and Logistics
[email protected]
Kris Johnson
Director of Boys & Adult Program Logistics
[email protected]
NCVA Store Manager
Outdoor Divisions
Player/Club Transfers
PVL- Dream Team & NorCal Premier
Referee Information – New and Returning
Sanctioning Information
Carter Gray
Media and Publications Director
[email protected]
Shannon Christie
Region Services Administrator
[email protected]
Social Media
Special Tournaments
Sport Court Rentals
Website Management
Vendor Information
Youth League & Fall Competition
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CODES OF
CONDUCT
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ADULT DIVISION – CODES OF CONDUCT
Northern California Volleyball Association Participant Code of Conduct
In consideration of the rights granted to me by my membership with the Regional Volleyball Association (RVA), a USA Volleyball (USAV) RVA
member, I consent to abide by the rules of conduct set forth herein, while I am a member of the RVA. I understand that these rules extend to my
conduct in activities related to, and during any USAV/RVA sanctioned event in which I participate. This includes all events or activities sanctioned
or sponsored by the RVAs or the USAV, practices, travel to and from events, volleyball camps, players’ clinics and officials’ clinics. I also
understand that if I violate any of the following rules, I might be subject to whatever disciplinary action is deemed appropriate by the authorized
person, persons, boards or committees of the RVAs or USA Volleyball.
The Following Actions are Prohibited:
1. Violation of any anti-doping policies, protocols or procedures as defined by the International Olympic Committee, (IOC), World Anti-Doping
Agency (WADA), Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) or the United States Olympic
Committee (USOC). Violations of this provision will be adjudicated only by USADA or the proper anti-doping authority, not USA Volleyball
(USAV).
2. Possession, consumption or distribution of alcohol and/or tobacco if illegal or in violation of USA Volleyball (USAV) or Regional Volleyball
Association (RVA) policy.
3. USAV policy prohibits the possession, consumption or distribution of alcohol and/or tobacco by anyone registered as a Junior Olympic
Volleyball Player at the event venue of any USAV/RVA sanctioned junior event.
4. Use of a recognized identification card by anyone other than the individual described on the card.
5. Physical damage to a facility or theft of items from a room, dormitory, residence or other person. (Restitution will be a part of any penalty
imposed.)
6. Possession of fireworks, ammunition, firearms, other weapons or any item or material which by commonly accepted practices and principles
would be a hazard or harmful to other persons at USAV/RVA sanctioned events.
7. Any action considered to be an offense under Federal, State or local law ordinances.
8. Violation of the specific policies, regulations, and/or procedures of the USAV, RVA, or the facility used in conjunction with a sanctioned event.
(It is the responsibility of the individual to be familiar with applicable specific policies, regulations and procedures.)
9. Conduct which is inappropriate as determined by comparison to normally accepted behavior.
10. Physical or verbal intimidation of any individual.
11. Actions that will be detrimental to USAV or the RVA.
Northern California Volleyball Association Disciplinary Policy
Infraction
When
Occurred
First
Before or
during event
Individual disqualified (if person is a junior, he/she will be sent home as soon as possible and parent or guardian
notified.) The individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for one year
starting from the date of the infraction.
After event
concludes
The individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for one year starting from
the date of the infraction.
Before or
during event
Individual disqualified (if person is a junior, he/she will be sent home as soon as possible and parent or guardian
notified.) The individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for two years
starting from the date of the infraction.
After event
concludes
The individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for two years starting from
the date of the infraction.
Second
Third
Suggested Maximum Penalty
Individual may be declared ineligible for USAV registration or RVA membership for the remainder of his/her
lifetime.
NOTE: Major misbehavior (e.g. verbal or physical abuse of a child, sexual harassment, etc.) may subject the violator to lifetime ineligibility for
USAV registration or RVA membership after the first infraction. Penalties are only applied after affording the participant due process as may be
required by the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act (TSOASA), USOC, USAV and RVA. Appeals, other than for doping violations, may
be made in accordance with procedures set forth in the bylaws and operating code of USA Volleyball and the RVA as printed in the current Official
USA Volleyball Guide and RVA Handbook, respectively.
(Revised 06/30/2010)
TO BE RETAINED BY MEMBER
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The following is not a complete list of conduct codes, but it gives a starting point in considering what proper
behavior at a volleyball event is for spectators, parents, or tournament directors.
Athlete Code of Behavior
As an athlete, I:
 will participate in volleyball free of alcohol and drugs.
 will use positive verbal and physical behavior, controlling my temper and aggression.
 will give true information concerning another individual’s involvement in or knowledge of an incident
relevant to a violation of the rules.
 will play by the rules of volleyball.
 will display fair play by treating all those involved in the match with dignity and respect.
 will treat others as I would like to be treated.
 will work hard and honestly to improve performance and participation.
 will maintain a positive image of myself by participating for enjoyment.
 will comply with and respect all decisions made by the tournament director, including format and all
necessary sanctions.
 will abide by all facility rules.
Volleyball Spectator Code of Conduct
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Remain in the spectator area during matches.
Do not make derogatory comments to coaches, officials, tournament directors or players of either team.
Do not drink alcohol at tournaments or come to a tournament having consumed too much alcohol.
Respect the integrity and judgment of the officials without taunting or approaching them at any time.
Be in control of your emotions.
Respect the rights of others and treat the visiting team and their spectators courteously.
Abide by all applicable federal, state, and local laws while attending any match.
Cheer positively for your team, using socially acceptable language.
Follow the rules of the event
Follow the rules of the facility, such as NO FOOD IN GYM, no beach chairs, etc.
Use litter receptacles to properly dispose of trash.
Use only designated smoking areas that are clearly posted.
Applaud good performances by both teams. Excessive noise during such as pounding on bleachers or use
of artificial noise makers is not permitted.
Discourage all forms of violent behavior.
I will direct all questions at an event to the Head Coach or Club Director for my team/club as opposed to
contacting the Tournament Director directly.
I will not contact any site used by NCVA directly
I understand that there are consequences for my behavior that may include removal from the event in
addition to potential penalties against the team I am affiliated with including, but not limited to removing
the team from the event and awarding last place points.
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SANCTIONS
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ADULT DIVISION – SANCTIONS
Background
There has been sufficient abuse of competition privileges by teams in past years to warrant a list of published
penalties or sanctions. The ramifications of these abuses are that gym sites or formats have to be altered at the
very last minute. This has led to lessening the quality of tournaments for those teams who remain involved.
The following sanctions are meant to curtail cavalier use of the adult tournament structure and to enhance
tournament play for all teams.
Exceptions
Teams having to cancel from a tournament or that are unable to get to a tournament site due to acts of God
and/or weather conditions and road closures will not be sanctioned. Teams should notify the NCVA Office if
this type of situation becomes applicable to them.
Tournament Cancellations
Without exception, team representatives must notify the NCVA Office of all cancellations by completing and
submitting the Tournament Cancellation Form. This form may be faxed to the NCVA Office. The following
cancellation policies apply to specific tournaments.
Men’s & Women’s League
There will be no refund for missing or canceling from a League tournament. To avoid a penalty fee, a team
representative must notify the NCVA Office by completing and submitting the Tournament Cancellation Form.
The team will be dropped to the next level. If a team misses a League tournament due to an act of God, the
team will not be fined which will be determined by the NCVA. However, the team is still required to notify the
NCVA in writing and will still be dropped to the next level and receive last place in the division and last place
finishing points.
ABC Tournament
The cancellation deadline is 12:00 PM the Monday before the tournament. Teams who cancel by the deadline
are eligible for a refund. Any cancellations received after the deadline will result in a forfeiture of the entry fee.
Sanction Payments
1. All fines must be paid before the sanctioned team or a participant may enter into their next NCVA event.
If you cancel late, please be aware of these penalties and take care of them as soon as possible.
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Sanctions Policies Grid
Sanctions are effective the preceding week of the Tournament.
Canceling 15
Days Prior to
Event
Canceling
Before 5:00 PM
on Monday
Canceling After
5:00 PM on
Monday to 5:00
PM on
Wednesday
1st Offense
Entry Fee will
be Credited to
Club Account *
Loss of Entry
Fee
Loss of Entry Fee
and a $50 Fine
Loss of Entry
Fee and a $75
Fine
Loss of Entry
Fee and a $100
Fine
Loss of Entry Fee
and a $150 Fine
Loss of Entry
Fee and a $200
Fine
2nd Offense
Entry Fee will
be Credited to
Club Account *
Loss of Entry
Fee and a $50
Fine
Loss of Entry Fee
and a $75 Fine
Loss of Entry
Fee and a $100
Fine
Loss of Entry
Fee and a $125
Fine
Loss of Entry Fee
and a $175 Fine
Loss of Entry
Fee and a $225
Fine
Entry Fee will
be Credited to
Club Account *
Loss of Entry
Fee and a $50
Fine, and
cancellation of
that team's entry
into next event
Loss of Entry Fee
and a $100 Fine,
and cancellation
of that team’s
entry into next
event
Loss of Entry
Fee and a $125
Fine, and
cancellation of
that team’s entry
into next event
Loss of Entry
Fee and a $150
Fine, and
cancellation of
that team’s entry
into next event
Loss of Entry Fee
and a $200 Fine,
and cancellation
of that team’s
entry into next
event
Loss of Entry
Fee and a $250
Fine, and
cancellation of
that team’s entry
into next event
3rd Offense
Canceling After
5:00 PM on
Wednesday to
12:00 PM on
Friday
Canceling After
12:00 PM on
Friday to 5:00
PM on Friday
Canceling After
5:00 PM on
Friday
No Show
without
notifying the
NCVA Office in
writing
* NO refunds are given for full league option
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Sanctions Policies Grid Continued
Forfeiting all play at ANY
Tournament: i.e. not enough
players
Missed Officiating
Assignment
Food Policy, Facility
Rules & Unsportsmanlike
behavior
1st
Offense
Loss of Entry Fee and a $125 Fine
$100 Fine and last place
finish/points if they
apply
13 Point Rule, $200 Fine
and last place finish/points
if they apply
Forfeit all matches played and
$500 Fine
2nd
Offense
Loss of Entry Fee, a $125 Fine, and
cancellation of that team's entry into
next event
$125 Fine and last place
finish/points if they
apply
13 Point Rule, $250 Fine
and last place finish/points
if they apply
Forfeit all matches played, $500
Fine and Club Suspension
3rd
Offense
Loss of Entry Fee and cancellation
of competition privileges for the rest
of the NCVA Season
Cancellation of
Competition privileges
for the balance of
NCVA Jr. Season
13 Point Rule, $300 Fine
and last place finish/points
if they apply
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Illegal Player
Forfeit all matches played, $500
Fine and Club Suspension - See
Codes of Conduct
Illegal Player
An illegal player is one who:
 Competes on two teams in the same tournament.
 Competes in an event with another team while the player’s original team is being sanctioned for an
offense.
 Competes under elements of false identification such as name, birth date, team affiliation, etc.
 Competes, but is not registered with the NCVA.
Illegal players, the team coach, and the club director will fall under the guidelines of the due process procedure.
Penalties may range from, but are not limited to, immediate suspension of an individual to the suspension of the
entire club and monetary fines.
Tournament Director’s Authority
 Tournament directors have been harassed and ridiculed for merely enforcing NCVA and site policy and
this is entirely unacceptable. Coaches are ultimately responsible for inappropriate actions and/or
violations of the site rules/policies by their players, player’s parents, and any other spectator associated
with their team or club.
 The tournament director is responsible for running the tournament, enforcing any facility policies (such
as the “No Food in Gym” and “No Lawn Chair” policies), and ensuring that all participants and
spectators conduct themselves in a suitable fashion.
 Tournament directors do not have the authority to change tournament format unless they are directly
instructed to do so by the NCVA.
 Tournament directors will not take abuse from any participant and/or spectator at NCVA events. The
tournament director has the authority to penalize a team in the manner that he/she sees fit for any
misconduct. This means a tournament director may forfeit a set, forfeit a match, disqualify a team, or
disqualify a player or coach for violating NCVA or site policy or for improper behavior of a player,
coach, parent, and/or spectator of any team.
 It is imperative that tournament directors likewise adhere to their specific code of conduct set forth by
the NCVA. Tournament directors should consider the consequences of their actions and should not
make decisions in haste. The NCVA supports its tournament directors and expects all participants and
spectators to respect and abide by the tournament director’s decisions.
Food in the Playing Facility/ Failure to Follow Facility Rules
 Tournament directors may impose the “13-Point Rule” for teams who are violating the “No Food in
Gym” policy. The “13-Point Rule” means that in the team’s next set, the score will begin at 0-13, with
13 points automatically awarded to the opposing team. This will be noted in the tournament director’s
report, which will result in the club’s being fined a minimum of $200 and receive last place finish/points
if they apply. During the tournaments located in Convention Centers, if your team is caught with food
you may be removed from the tournament.
League Commitment
 Once a team has committed to play in the League, the team is automatically entered into each League
date, including the Region Championship. If a team cannot attend a League tournament, the team must
still cancel from the tournament by sending, faxing, or emailing the Tournament Cancellation Form,
using the criteria stated in this Handbook. The team will not receive a refund for the canceled
tournament. The team will be placed as the last finisher in that tournament and may be dropped to the
next division, depending on the League structure.
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Additional Sanctions
 Specific sanctions are mentioned and described in various sections of this Handbook, and in some cases
a specific penalty is associated with a particular violation. In addition, NCVA has the right to impose
sanctions with respect to any violation of any other part of this Handbook, or any violation of USA
Volleyball’s Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, Participant Code of Conduct, Eligibility Rules,
Substance Abuse Policy, or other policy, as well as any other indiscretions not specifically covered in
this Handbook or policies of NCVA or USA Volleyball. The extent and type of sanctions imposed shall
be the sole discretion of the NCVA, subject to the due process procedures described herein.
Sanction Procedure
 Confirmation of missed officiating assignments, cancellations, forfeiture of matches, food/drink
violations, no shows, use of illegal players, or any other violations that come to the attention of the
tournament director will be communicated by the tournament director to the NCVA Office. The
tournament director will also record all offenses on the appropriate forms. After the event in question,
the NCVA Office will confirm the offense(s) with the team representative and sanctions will be imposed
if appropriate. The NCVA Office will record all offenses in the team's folder.
Sanction Appeal Process
 Any sanction that does not involve probation, suspension of any duration, or expulsion (severe sanction)
shall take effect as soon as it is imposed either by the tournament director or the NCVA office. Any
team representative or participant who is penalized with a sanction that is not a severe sanction shall
have the right to appeal the sanction, by the earlier of the seventh day after receiving the sanction or the
team's or participant's next scheduled event. An appeal shall consist of a letter from the team or
participant who has been sanctioned along with any other materials the team or participant chooses to
provide. Appeals of non-severe sanctions shall be considered, as soon as reasonably practicable by the
NCVA Office, in consultation with the tournament director. NCVA shall provide the team
representative or participant with written notice of its decision, and there will be no further appeal of the
matter.
 Severe sanctions will be handled under NCVA's due process procedures.
Due Process
 Every individual or team (participant) who participates in volleyball events that fall under the
jurisdiction of the Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) is entitled to due process
whenever NCVA proposes, as part of the penalty levied against the participant, to expel, suspend, or
place the participant on probation, a violation of which could result in suspension or expulsion. To the
extent that USA Volleyball’s Due Process Procedures are inapplicable to a given matter because the
matter is within the jurisdiction of the NCVA or to the extent that USA Volleyball directs NCVA to
handle the particular matter, the following Due Process Procedures shall apply.
NCVA Due Process Procedure
Notice of specific charges, or alleged violations, will be made in writing to the participant, along with an
explanation of the potential consequences if the charges are found to be true. This notice will be delivered by
certified mail or personal delivery. If necessary, to be practical and/or timely, initial notice may be verbal. All
verbal communications will be followed by written notice via certified mail or personal delivery. A notice will
include the following items:
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1. Summary of the charges or alleged violations.
2. Statement that the participant has a right to respond in writing with delivery to the NCVA Office within
twenty (20) days from the date the written notice was sent.
3. Statement that the participant has a right to request a hearing before the NCVA Review Committee by
delivering a written request for a hearing to the NCVA office, within twenty (20) days from the date the
written notice was sent.
4. An explanation of any potential consequences if the charges are found to be true. If probation is a potential
consequence, the notice shall describe the terms of probation.
5. An explanation of any immediate actions taken, which in the sole discretion of the NCVA office are
necessary to protect the safety of other participants, until the matter can be finally resolved through due
process procedures.
6. If the participant does not request a hearing within the time provided above:
7. The NCVA Office shall evaluate all of the information and reach a decision as to the appropriate
disciplinary action, or non-action, in keeping with the established codes and policies of the NCVA.
8. The NCVA Office will notify all involved parties of its decision, and there will be no further right to an
appeal.
9. NCVA may publish notice of the decision in its newsletter or other materials delivered to members or
available on its website.
If the participant requests a hearing in a timely manner, the evaluation will be administered within 30 days by a
Review Committee established by NCVA. NCVA may establish a standing committee to serve as a Review
Committee, or it may form an ad hoc Review Committee to consider the particular matter. The Review
Committee shall not be a committee reporting to the Board of Directors (BOD) of the NCVA, but rather an
independent review committee. The Chairperson of the BOD shall select the members of the Review
Committee and may replace members of the Review Committee if a conflict of interest or bias exists, or if a
Review Committee member is unavailable. The Review Committee will consist of either three or five
individuals, and a minority of the Review Committee members may be members of the NCVA BOD, provided
that such members do not have a conflict of interest or bias for or against the participant in question. One
member of the Review Committee will be designated by the BOD Chair as the Chair of the Review Committee.
A Review Committee member is considered to have a conflict if any of the following exists:
1. The Review Committee member has a direct pecuniary interest in the outcome of the matter.
2. The Review Committee member has been the target of personal abuse or criticism from the participant in
question.
3. The Review Committee member is enmeshed in other matters involving the participant.
4. The Review Committee member may have prejudged the matter because of prior participation as an accuser,
investigator, fact finder, or initial decision maker in the matter.
5. The BOD Chairperson may elect to hold the hearing in person or by conference call to accommodate the
need for timely action. The participant must consent to any hearing to be held by conference call. Both
NCVA and the participant may have legal counsel and bring any reasonable number of witnesses. The
hearing will not be open to the public.
The hearing or conference call will have four parts:
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1. The participant in question has the right to ask questions of the Review Committee members and challenge
their bias or ability to be impartial. The Chair of the Review Committee will then consider these challenges
and make a determination. If the Chair is being challenged, other members of the Review Committee will
make the decision about the bias or impartiality of the Chair. If the Review Committee dismisses a member
for bias or conflict of interest and if the Committee is left with fewer than three members, the hearing will
end and a new Review Committee will be appointed by the BOD chair.
2. Presentation of the accusation and all evidence in support of the accusation.
3. Opportunity by the participant to confront and cross-examine the accusers and to examine and refute all
evidence.
4. Opportunity to present a defense.
The Review Committee will have the opportunity to ask questions of all parties presenting evidence. Either the
Participant or the BOD, at either's own expense, may arrange for a transcript of the hearing to be taken and
provided to the NCVA BOD and the participant. Following the hearing, after the participant and its counsel
have left, the Review Committee will meet in private to make a decision. A written decision, with reasons
therein and based solely on the evidence of record, will be rendered no later than fifteen (15) days after the
hearing and will be forwarded by certified mail or personal delivery to all parties.
Written communication of the Review Committee's decision will contain the following:
1. Decision(s) and reasons for the decision(s) of the Review Committee.
2. Notice of any severe sanctions and other sanctions, explaining the terms and reasons for the sanctions.
3. Outline of the further appeals process.
Upon receipt of the Review Committee's decision, any of the participants may file an appeal of the decision in
writing with the NCVA Office within seven (7) days of the decision. All participant appeals to the NCVA
Board of Directors must be accompanied by a $100 filing fee payable to the NCVA. If no timely appeal is
filed, the decision of the Review Committee shall be final, and NCVA may publish notice of the decision in its
newsletter or other materials delivered to members or available on its website.
A final appeal will then be conducted before the NCVA Board of Directors at the date, time, and location of the
next regularly scheduled meeting and, in no event, more than sixty (60) days after the mailing of the Review
Committee decision. The participant and counsel shall have the right, but shall not be required to, to attend the
portion of the meeting at which the hearing will be conducted whether or not the involved parties are present.
Each party has the right to be assisted in the presentation of its case at the hearing, including the aid of legal
counsel, at the party’s expense. Each party has the right to present reasonable verbal and written evidence,
including witnesses. Each party has the right to have a record made of the hearing at the party’s expense.
The NCVA Board of Directors may reverse, affirm, or modify the decision of the Review Committee. The
NCVA Board of Directors then present at such meeting, by a vote of the majority directors present, will render
a decision within seven (7) days of such meeting. A written decision will be forwarded by certified mail or
personal delivery to all parties.
Copies of all communications and findings will be forwarded to the USA Volleyball Vice President of Regional
Operations or Vice President of Youth and Junior Olympic Volleyball as appropriate.
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The Board's decision shall be final and binding, and shall not be further appealed within the NCVA. The
participant shall be entitled to exercise any legal rights that he, she, or it has through USA Volleyball or through
courts of law.
NCVA may publish the final decision of the BOD in its newsletter or other materials delivered to members or
available on its website.
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SCHEDULES
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ADULT DIVISION – SCHEDULES
Adult League
AA Pre-Qualifier
Qualifier
League #1
League #2
League #3
League #4
Region Championships
Women's
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Saturday, January 3, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Men's
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Sand Schedule
Event
Type
Location
 May 31
Schedule
USA Beach HP Tryouts
Sand
West Valley
 June 6
Junior Digs
Sand
West Valley
 June 7
Beach Carnival
Sand
West Valley
 June 13
Valley Funfest
Sand
West Valley
 June 14
Day in the Sand
Sand
West Valley
 June 18
Schools Out**
Sand
Santa Cruz
 June 20
Sandfest
Sand
West Valley
 June 21
Spike it up!
Sand
West Valley
 June 24
Dog Days Of Summer**
Sand
Santa Cruz
 June 27
Summer Fun
Sand
West Valley
 June 27
NorCal Jr. Beach Qualifier
Sand
Santa Cruz
 June 28
Summer Breeze
Sand
Santa Cruz
 July 1
Summer In The Sun**
Sand
Santa Cruz
 July 5
Fun in the Sun
Sand
West Valley
 July 9
Serve & Surf**
Sand
Santa Cruz
 July 11
Barefoot Classic
Sand
West Valley
 July 12
Summer Classic
Sand
West Valley
 July 16
Riptide Classic**
Sand
Santa Cruz
 July 18
Valley Sunshine
Sand
West Valley
 July 19
Sand and Sun
Sand
West Valley
 July 23
Beach Ball**
Sand
Santa Cruz
 July 25
Shady Daze
Sand
West Valley
 July 25
Shady Daze
Sand
Santa Cruz
 July 26
Surf’s up
Sand
West Valley
 July 30
Sumer Daze**
Sand
Santa Cruz
 Aug. 1
Toes in the Sand
Sand
West Valley
 Aug. 2
Hot August Days
Sand
West Valley
 Aug. 9
Dink and Dive
Sand
Santa Cruz
 Aug. 12
Block Fest **
Sand
Santa Cruz
 Aug. 15
Sand Championships
Sand
Santa Cruz
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FEES
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ADULT DIVISION – FEES
Membership Fees
As of September 1, 2014, all participants playing in NCVA events must renew their membership status or
become new members.
 Individual Membership (non-refundable and/or non-transferable) - Must be paid online
$60
 Individual Membership - Adults Participating at USAV Open Championships ONLY
(non-refundable and/or non-transferable) - Must be paid online
$40
Membership fees are non-refundable. Memberships are not transferable from one player to another.
Tournament and League Fees
 Men’s or Women’s League
$550 per team
 Men’s or Women’s AA League
$600 per team
Teams that do not play in the Qualifier will not be allowed to start at the AA level. Teams entering the League
after the Qualifier will participate at the lowest level on a space-available basis at the same league fee.
Teams that do not participate in one of the League Tournaments will not be allowed to participate in the Region
Championships. League fees are non-refundable or transferable.
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FORMS
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ADULT DIVISION – FORMS
Registration Checklist
For the 2014-2015 season, all individuals are required to complete their own registration, and pay, online.
Please review the list below to see if each form is required, or not.
Required Forms
1. Team Registration Summary Form
2. Adult Team Contact Information Form
3. Team Roster Form
Optional Forms
1. Rule Clinic Form
2. Tournament Cancellation Form
 All Membership fees must be paid online with a credit card.
 All adults that play with your team are required to be on the official roster, registered online and paid
before the team is allowed to play.
 All league fees can be paid online via credit card or online check. Teams may also choose to mail their
league fees. Please make checks payable to “NCVA”. Multiple checks or credit cards are accepted.
Mail all forms and payments, if you choose to mail them to:
NCVA
72 Dorman Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
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Team Registration Summary Form
PLEASE COMPLETE ONE FORM PER TEAM
Team Name: ____________________________________________________________________________
Classification:  Men
 Women
Expected Level of Competition:  AA
A
 BB
B
Entry Fees: (must also complete tournament entry form)
Men’s or Women’s AA League
______ @ $600
= $ ______________
Men’s or Women’s A or B League
______ @ $550
= $ ______________
TOTAL
 MasterCard
$ ______________
 Check enclosed
Please charge my:  VISA
 American Express
 Paid online
Card Number: __________________________ Exp.: ________ Sec. Code: ____
Make checks payable to: Card member: _____________________________________________________
NCVA
Card member’s Address: _____________________________________________
72 Dorman Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
Card member’s City, State, Zip Code: ___________________________________
Phone: (415) 550-7582
Signature: _________________________________________________________
Fax: (415) 550-7762
E-mail: [email protected]
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Team Contact Information Form
Team Name:
Last Season’s Team Name:
(if different from this season)
Facebook: ___________________________________ Twitter: ___________________________________
Main Contact Person:
Address:
City, State, Zip Code:
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Cell Phone:
Fax Number:
Email:
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Team Roster Form
Team Name: ____________________________________________________________________________
Team Reps. Email: _______________________________________________________________________
Classification:
 Men
 Women
 ABC
Please list the Team Representative at the top of the roster and check all applicable boxes.
Name (Please print clearly)
NCVA Office Use Only
 Team Fee:
_____________________
Team Rep. only needs to be listed once on Roster
if a player too
 Team Rep.
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
 Player
 Completed Online
1. ______________________________
2. ______________________________
3. ______________________________
4. ______________________________
5. ______________________________
6. ______________________________
7. ______________________________
8. ______________________________
9. ______________________________
10. ______________________________
11. ______________________________
12. ______________________________
13. ______________________________
14. ______________________________
15. ______________________________
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Rules Clinic Form
In the past few seasons, there have been many rule changes that have affected the game of volleyball. We
encourage all new teams to attend a free rules clinic. Check the NCVA website for a schedule of available rules
clinics. A team or group of teams, new or veteran, may request a private rules clinic. The fee for a private
clinic is $400.
All NCVA Rules clinics are conducted by a clinician who is certified and assigned by the NCVA Office. All
NCVA-assigned clinicians must attend a special clinician’s clinic to be able to conduct a Rules clinic.
Complete and return this form only if you plan to attend a rules clinic this season.
Team Name: _________________________________
Contact Person: ____________________________
Day Phone: __________________________________
Evening Phone: ____________________________
Our team will attend the clinic on: __________________ at __________________ in ____________________
The following number of people will be attending: _________
Our team would like to setup a private clinic and would like to schedule it for:
Date of clinic: _______________________________
Site of clinic: ______________________________
Time of clinic: ______________________________
Number of people attending: __________________
The following teams will also be attending: ______________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________
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NCVA Office use only
Tournament Cancellation Form
Cancellation Date: _______________
Sanction Amount: _______________
Cancellations
Without exception, team representatives must notify the NCVA Office of all cancellations by completing and
submitting the Tournament Cancellation Form. This form may be faxed to the NCVA Office and must be
received at the NCVA Office by the designated deadline prior to the event. Any cancellations after the deadline
will result in sanctions.
There are no refunds for teams canceling from the League Play. If a team cancels from a League tournament,
the team will be given the last place in the tournament and will receive the last place finishing points, regardless
of cancellation deadlines. The team will receive any corresponding sanctions if applicable.
Note: See the Sanctions section of this handbook for the fines that are associated with late cancellation
If you are cancelling the preceding week
of the tournament, Monday after 12 PM
your team will receive a sanction. Please
view the sanction section page 21.
Team Name:
Age Group:
 Men
 Women
Tournament:
All fines must be paid before the
sanctioned team or participant
participates in their next NCVA event.
Date of Tournament:
Site of Tournament:
 Will pay Online
Please charge my:
 Charge my Card below
 VISA
 MasterCard
 Mailing a check to the office
 American Express
Card Number: _________________________________________ Exp.: ______________ Sec. Code: _______
Card Member Name: ________________________________________________________________________
Card Member’s Address: _____________________________________________________________________
Card member’s City, State: ___________________________________________________________________
Card member’s Zip Code: ____________________________________________________________________
Signature: _____________________________________________________ Date: ______________________
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RULES
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ADULT DIVISION – RULES
Uniform Rules
 A player’s uniform consists of a jersey and shorts. If undergarments (including, but not limited to T-shirts,
boxer shorts, tights, leotards, body suits, bicycle shorts, sport bras, etc.) are worn in such a manner that they
are exposed, they will be considered part of the uniform. In that case, they must be similar and the same
color for any team members who wear such a uniform.
 Uniforms must be similar and of the same color (short sleeve T-shirts, long sleeve T-shirts, and tank tops
may be mixed). The exception is the Libero, who must wear a uniform, shirt, or jacket whose color is in
contrast to the uniform color of other players on the team.
 Players’ jerseys must be numbered from 1 to 99. The number must be placed in the center on the back of
the jersey. On the front of the jersey, the number must either be centered or the top of the number must be
no more than five inches (5”) down from the shoulder seam and the medial edge of the number be no more
than three inches (3”) from the midline of the jersey. Numbers must be placed so that they are clearly
visible at all times.
 Uniform numbers must be of a different and contrasting color from the jersey with a minimum height of six
inches (6”) on the front and eight inches (8”) on the back. Each uniform jersey must use the same color and
number height for all team members. The stripe forming the numbers shall have a minimum width of threequarters of an inch (3/4”).
 Uniform pants or shorts need only have the same solid color, regardless of style, cut, and trim. Different
manufacturers’ colors (for example, “navy” blue and “royal” blue) may NOT be mixed. If specially
patterned fabric is used, all pants must use the same fabric. Differing logos and logo placements are
acceptable unless the logo is a major part of the design. Long pants of any style ARE acceptable as
uniforms, but pants must be worn either completely above the knee or completely below the knee by the
entire playing team.
General Rules / Additional Uniform Rules
 Team members may wear presentable uniform tops or shorts that once matched, but do not currently match
due to normal, REASONABLE use.
 Sweat clothes worn over uniforms are not allowed unless they meet the requirements listed above and are
worn by everyone on the team, or unless the gym is especially cold as determined by the tournament
director.
 It is forbidden to wear hats. Players must not wear casts, braces, prosthetic limbs, or headgear that may
cause injury or give an artificial advantage to the player. If a cast, brace, prosthetic limb, or headgear is
used, padding or covering may be necessary.
 Shoes are considered player’s equipment and must be light and pliable with rubber or leather soles without
heels.
 For nationally sanctioned USA Volleyball competition, uniforms must be identical with the exception of
sleeve length. (This applies to the Adult Open Championships.)
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Significant playing rule changes 2014-2015
This information will be posted online at www.ncva.com once released by USAV.
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INSURANCE
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ADULT DIVISION – INSURANCE
Certificate of Insurance Request Form
The NCVA provides outstanding insurance for our teams. At no charge to you, we will provide you facility
insurance coverage for all of your practice sites. This form may be used by junior clubs or adult teams that
would like to request a certificate(s) of insurance for a facility. The facility is covered by the insurance company
for all club practices and NCVA-sanctioned tournaments. If requesting more than two certificates, please use
additional copies of this form. Send this form to the NCVA Office. For additional insurance information please
go to www.ncva.com.
Note: This is the ONLY form that will be accepted for insurance requests. Please allow 10 Business Days to
receive your certificate of insurance
How would you like this form sent? This form will be sent to the club contact listed on this form.
Pick One:
 Email
 Fax
 Mail
Region: Northern California
Date: ___________________________ Club Name: __________________________________________
Contact: _____________________________________ Email: __________________________________
Address: _____________________________________ City, State, Zip: ___________________________
Phone: __________________________________
Fax: _______________________________________
Certificate Holder: (Facility or District Name)
Phone: ___________________________
Name: _______________________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________________________________
Special Instructions: ____________________________________________________________________
Facility Use:  Practice  Scrimmage  Clinic  Tryout  Other: __________________________
Certificate Holder: (Facility or District Name)
Phone: ___________________________
Name: _______________________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip: ________________________________________________________________________
Special Instructions: ____________________________________________________________________
Facility Use:  Practice  Scrimmage  Clinic  Tryout  Other: __________________________
Please allow 10 Business Days to receive your certificate of insurance
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Medical Claim Form
2014-2015 Season
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Incident Report Form
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SAND PROGRAM
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ADULT DIVISION – SAND PROGRAM
Tournaments
The NCVA adult sand division offers opportunities to accumulate points during the regular sand season for
adult’s based on tournament results. These points will be used to seed teams into the season ending NCVA
Adult Sand Tour Championships.
Registration
To register for an event, please go to www.ncva.com to register online.
Time schedule is subject to change based on the site requirements.
2013-2015 DOMESTIC COMPETITION REGULATIONS
SIGNIFICANT OUTDOOR RULE CHANGES AND CLARIFICATIONS
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Women’s
Professional
League (PVL)
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NCVA DREAM TEAM
USA Premier Volleyball League (PVL) – Women’s Professional League
The USA PVL is a grass roots professional volleyball league that is sanctioned by USA Volleyball and started
in 2013 for men’s and 2012 for women’s. Teams from among the (40) regional volleyball associations across
the U.S. are eligible to participate in this league.
2013 Women’s PVL Tournament
USA Volleyball hosted a premier volleyball tournament at the 2013 USAV Adult Open National
Championships. Teams represented the following regions: Arizona, Badger, Evergreen, Florida, Great Lakes,
Great Plains, Heart of America, Hoosier, Iowa, New England, North Texas, Northern California, Pioneer, Puget
Sound and Western Empire. The total prize money was $20,000.
2014 NCVA Dream Team traveling roster – 2014 PVL Championships:
Head Coach: Lazaro Beltran
Assistant Coach: Peter Chao / Arvin Cruz
Players:
Bri Hoag (Fresno State)
Catherine Walker (US Coast Guard Academy)
Cecilia Agraz (Fresno State)
Heather Sheely (Vanguard Univ.)
Iris Tolenada
Josie Casillas (American River)
Ingrid Tolenada
Lauren Mace (Sacramento City College)
Megan Johnson (SFSU)
Candice Silva-Martin (Georgetown)
Paulina Akiona (Notre Dame de Namur)
Tricia Plummer (Sacramento State)
2014 NCVA Dream Team members:
Bri Hoag (Fresno State)
Catherine Walker (US Coast Guard Academy)
Cecilia Agraz (Fresno State)
Chelsea Olsen (Notre Dame de Namur)
Danielle Thelen (Solano JC)
Heather Sheely (Vanguard Univ.)
Iris Tolenada
Josie Casillas (American River)
Ingrid Tolenada
Lauren Mace (Sacramento City College)
Megan Johnson (SFSU)
Candice Silva-Martin (Georgetown)
Paulina Akiona (Notre Dame de Namur)
Sydney Kordic (Sacramento State)
Tamara Lapointe (San Diego State)
Tricia Plummer (Sacramento State)
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Player Information
The PVL has 4 basic rules for athletes
1. No high school students
2. No current college athletes
3. Athletes must be a member of the region where they play
4. Athletes must be a good role model
 Note: Rules #1 & #2 are due to eligibility issues associated with an athlete maintaining their
amateur status.
There are several additional rules for teams:
1. No international transfers (from other volleyball Federations)
2. Rule of 2 - Limit of 2 athletes from out-of-region. Any out-of-region athletes must be approved by both
Regional Leaders and the out-of-region athletes cannot be from an RVA with a PVL team.
3. The host region may enter two teams into the PVL Championships when they take place within their
respective RVA.
Any female athlete that is a member of NCVA, and is not in high school or college, may try out for the Dream
Team. Note: Post high school athletes that are considering college should not tryout as playing on a pro team
could negatively impact their amateur status and college eligibility!
The Dream Team will select up to 24 athletes for the official team roster and will travel to events with 10-12
athletes.
2014 No Dinx/NCVA Dream Team
For more information about the Dream Team or the Premier Volleyball League: www.ncva.com
Please do not hesitate to contact the NCVA with any questions you might have. Email: [email protected]
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Dream Team Tryout Form
Tryout Information:
Date:
Sept. 13 & 21, 2014
Dec. 13 & 14, 2014
Location: San Mateo Event Center
Check-in: 2:00pm – 2:45pm
Tryouts:
3:00pm – 5:00pm
 The PVL has 4 basic rules for athletes
 No high school students
 No current college athletes
 Athletes must be a member of the region


 Pre-Registration Deadline:
o September 8, 2014
 Cost:
o $35 by pre-registration deadline
o $45 after deadline
o Cost includes both days of tryouts
where they play
Athletes must be a good role model
Note: Post HS athletes that are considering college
should not tryout as it could negatively impact their
amateur status and college eligibility!
 Price includes a T-shirt
Player Name: __________________________
Date(s) of Tryouts I will be attending:
Date of Birth: _______________
 Sept. 13 & 21
 Dec. 13 & 14
Address: ______________________________________
Home Phone: ______________________________________
City: _________________________________________
Cell Phone: ________________________________________
State / Zip Code: ________________________________
Email: ___________________________________________
Mail registration to: NCVA, 72 Dorman Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124
Fax:
(415) 550-7762
Register online:
www.ncva.com
Make checks payable to:
NCVA PVL
Credit Card Information
Please charge my:  VISA  MasterCard
 American Express
Card Number: _____________________________________________Expiration Date: _________________Security Code: ________
Card member: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
Card member’s Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________
Card member’s City, State, & Zip Code: ___________________________________________________________________________
Signature: ___________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________________
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Men’s Professional
League (PVL)
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NO DINX / NCVA NORCAL PREMIER MEN’S TEAM
USA Premier Volleyball League (PVL) – Men’s Professional League
The USA PVL is a grass roots professional volleyball league that is sanctioned by USA Volleyball and started
in 2013 for men’s and 2012 for women’s. Teams from among the (40) regional volleyball associations across
the U.S. are eligible to participate in this league.
Inaugural 2013 Men’s PVL Tournament
USA Volleyball hosted a premier volleyball tournament at the 2013 USAV Boys’ Junior National
Championships.
Five teams competed in the inaugural 2013 PVL Championships in Reno, Nevada June 28-July 2. Teams
represented the following regions: Northern California, Western Empire, New England, Great Lakes and
Florida.
2014 NCVA NorCal Premier traveling roster – 2014 PVL Championships:
Head Coach: Jon Tolentino
Assistant Coaches: Kevin Seeley & Lucas Abbott
Players:
Alex Kumar (UC Santa Cruz)
Andrew Price (Penn State)
Christopher Hughes (CSU Fresno)
Gary House (Univ. of Reno)
Donny Hui (San Jose State)
Jesse Meredith (Stanford)
JT Shaver (CSU Fresno, Northridge)
Kit Maddox (CSU Fresno)
Mario Ruiz (Cal)
Mauro Salinas (UC Santa Cruz)
Nick Manov (Stanford)
Brandt Ng
Ryan Sullivan (Irvine Valley College)
Samuel Laracuente (University of PR, Mayaguez)
Simo Taoufik (Mohammed 5th University, Rabat)
Tyler Rigg (West Valley)
Vincent Tuminelli (Princeton)
Beau Vandeweghe
2014 NCVA NorCal Premier Members:
Alex Kumar (UC Santa Cruz)
Andrew Price (Penn State)
Christopher Hughes (CSU Fresno)
Gary House (Univ. of Reno)
Donny Hui (San Jose State)
Jesse Meredith (Stanford)
JT Shaver (CSU Fresno, Northridge)
Kit Maddox (CSU Fresno)
Mario Ruiz (Cal)
Mauro Salinas (UC Santa Cruz)
Nick Manov (Stanford)
Brandt Ng
Ryan Sullivan (Irvine Valley College)
Samuel Laracuente (University of PR, Mayaguez)
Simo Taoufik (Mohammed 5th University, Rabat)
Tyler Rigg (West Valley)
Vincent Tuminelli (Princeton)
Beau Vandeweghe
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Player Information
The PVL has 4 basic rules for athletes
5. No high school students
6. No current college athletes
7. Athletes must be a member of the region where they play
8. Athletes must be a good role model
 Note: Rules #1 & #2 are due to eligibility issues associated with an athlete maintaining their
amateur status.
There are several additional rules for teams:
4. No international transfers (from other volleyball Federations)
5. Rule of 2 - Limit of 2 athletes from out-of-region. Any out-of-region athletes must be approved by both
Regional Leaders and the out-of-region athletes cannot be from an RVA with a PVL team.
6. The host region may enter two teams into the PVL Championships when they take place within their
respective RVA.
Any male athlete that is a member of NCVA, and is not in high school or college, may try out for the NorCal
Premier Team. Note: Post high school athletes that are considering college should not tryout, as playing on a
pro team could negatively impact their amateur status and college eligibility!
The NorCal Permier Team will select up to 24 athletes for the official team roster and will travel to events with
10-12 athletes.
For more information about the Dream Team or the Premier Volleyball League: www.ncva.com
Please do not hesitate to contact the NCVA with any questions you might have. Email: [email protected]
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NorCal Premier Tryout Form
Tryout Information:
Date:
September 13 & 21, 2014
Location: San Mateo Event Center
Check-in: 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
Tryouts:
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 The PVL has 4 basic rules for athletes
 No high school students
 No current college athletes
 Athletes must be a member of the region


 Pre-Registration Deadline:
o September 8, 2014
 Cost:
o $35 by pre-registration deadline
o $45 after deadline
o Cost includes both days of tryouts
where they play
Athletes must be a good role model
Note: Post HS athletes that are considering college
should not tryout as it could negatively impact their
amateur status and college eligibility!
 Price includes a T-shirt
Player Name: __________________________
Date(s) of Tryouts I will be attending:
Date of Birth: _______________
 September 13
 September 21
Address: ______________________________________
Home Phone: ______________________________________
City: _________________________________________
Cell Phone: ________________________________________
State / Zip Code: ________________________________
Email: ___________________________________________
Mail registration to: NCVA, 72 Dorman Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124
Fax:
(415) 550-7762
Register online:
www.ncva.com
Make checks payable to:
NCVA PVL
Credit Card Information
Please charge my:  VISA  MasterCard
 American Express
Card Number: _____________________________________________Expiration Date: _________________Security Code: ________
Card member: ________________________________________________________________________________________________
Card member’s Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________
Card member’s City, State, & Zip Code: ___________________________________________________________________________
Signature: ___________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________________
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