NVC Tournaments

NVC Tournament Information

2020 DATES: Jan 4, Mar 7-8, Mar 21-22, Mar 28-29, Apr 25-26

Arrival Time: Ensure you are at your assigned location 30-40 minutes prior to your first match.

Match Format: Regular matches will be the best 2 of 3 rally score sets. The first two sets will be 25 points, no cap win by two. The third set, if required, will be a set to 15, no cap, win by two points. Teams will switch courts in the third set when one team has scored 8 points. First match of the day starts on time, all other matches will be played in order. Teams are to be ready to play when their match is sequentially ready to be played.

Payment: $30 per match. If you do not work as scheduled (more or less matches!) please email/call Robyn immediately after the event so we can ensure payments are made correctly to all officials.

Break Room: The Conference room will be available for officials to use as a break area. There is a small fridge and microwave available in the adjacent training room.

Game Ball: Measure at least 2 balls from the cart for game balls prior to the start of the match. The game ball for 15s-18s is the Molten Super Touch.

Flags: Provided by the facility

Warm-up: 10 min. warm up the 2-4-4 format will be used for a teams' FIRST match of the day. The first two minutes will be for ball handling, followed by 4 minutes on the court for the serving team and then 4 minutes for the receiving team. 5 min. warm up (1-2-2) will be used for all subsequent matches

12s Division: There will be a short service line for those that need to step in.

6 Players: Teams not having six players when called to the end line at the beginning of a match will forfeit the first set. The team will forfeit the match if they do not have six players within ten minutes after forfeiting the first set.

5 Team Pools: Will be indicated on your schedule and are 2 sets to 25.

Mandatory 3 Set Pools: Will be indicated on your schedule and are 3 sets ALL played to 25 points. Pay will be $40 for these matches.

Protests: Only rule interpretations can be protested, not judgment calls made by the officials. A protest must be filed at the time of the infraction and settled before the set continues. A protest will be resolved by a committee of the First Referee, Head Official, and the Site Director. The committee will vote to deny or uphold the protest. Their decision is final.

Ref Teams: Each team will provide two line judges, a scorekeeper, a scoreboard operator, a libero tracker and a 2nd (Down) referee. Teams must be on time for their refereeing responsibilities as if they were playing. The 2nd referee can be a coach or a player with the team coach assisting from the scorer’s table or standing near the player referee.

Playing Locations & Procedures

Rochester National Volleyball Center (NVC)

Courts 1-11

2601 Viola Rd NE, Rochester, MN 55906

Hotel Accommodations

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field

401 6th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Direct: 507-292-7337 | www.soldiersfield.com


Officials' assignments are sent via email. Please confirm with a reply after reviewing your schedule.

Deb is the primary assignor for Rochester events, please contact her first for any questions/issues.

If your schedule changes while onsite, please contact Robyn with your updated match count by the next morning.