NVC Tournaments

NVC Playdays & NVC Tournament Information

2023 DATES: February 4-5 | March 11-12, 25-26 | April 22-23


General Information / Arrival Time:

  • Ensure you are at your assigned location 30 minutes prior to your first match. If you are replacing an official on your assigned court, be sure to let your predecessor know you have arrived.

  • Concessions will not be available or will be limited. Officials will be allowed to bring in personal coolers/lunch boxes. There is no food provided by the event. Bottle filler stations are available. Please come prepared and bring pre-filled water bottles with you to start your day.


  • $30 per standard match (Best 2 sets of 3), $40 for a Mandatory 3 sets to 25 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.

  • Forfeited matches that are the official's last match of their assigned day AND do not require the official to perform the forfeit procedure are not included in final match counts for payment.

Match Format:

  • Standard Match Format: best 2 sets out of 3. First 2 sets, play to 25, win by 2, no cap. Deciding set, play to 15, win by 2, no cap.

  • Teams will NOT switch sides during the match.

Officiating Crew:

  • R1s will be assigned by MVOA.

  • Teams will provide the remaining crew members (R2, Line Judges, Score table staff).

Coin Toss:

  • One team representative from each team and the R1 will conduct a coin toss in a socially distanced manner.

  • Facing the benches from the court, the team listed 1st on the schedule will take the bench on the right, the team listed 2nd on the schedule will take the bench to the left

  • Assign 'heads' to one side and 'tails' to the other when performing the coin toss. The winner of the coin toss will choose serve or receive.

  • If a 3rd set is necessary, a team representative will meet with the R1 at center court for a coin toss, the winner will choose serve or receive.

  • Teams will NOT switch sides at any time during the match.


  • Standard warm-up is 2-4-4. 2 minutes on teams own side. 4 minutes exclusive use of court for serving team. 4 minutes exclusive use of court for receiving team.

  • Playdate format: When both teams have just previously played, no formal warmup is conducted prior to the next match.

  • Tournament format: Use standard warm-up between matches.

Rules Set

  • USAV rules apply

COVID-19 Information:

  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED for everyone in the building. Masks may be removed by Players on the court during physical activity. Coaches are to monitor their team for compliance with masking.

  • Officials accepting assignments should be flexible and understanding of changes due to unforeseen circumstances caused by the pandemic.

  • An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.

  • By accepting assignment and participating in this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

  • Adhere to current CDC & MDH guidelines regarding face coverings. Officials must wear a properly fitted mask that covers their mouth and nose whether using a regular whistle or a hand-held whistle.

  • Please utilize the hand sanitizer provided when entering the facility and maintain social distancing of 6 feet apart whenever possible.

  • If you have been recently been clinically diagnosed or have a lab confirmation for COVID-19 (within the last 10 days) you may not attend the event/tournament.

  • If you have been exposed to a household member that has lab confirmed COVID-19, you may not attend the event/tournament.

Playing Locations

National Volleyball Center (NVC) - 11 Courts
2601 Viola Rd NE, Rochester, MN 55906

Entrance: Main National Volleyball Center doors, use doors with signs on them signifying entrance doors.

Exit: Main National Volleyball Center Doors, use doors signed as exit doors

Resources & Schedules

Officials Uniform Guidelines

Team Schedules (search for "NVC" and look for either "NVC Playday" or "NVC Tournament")

Hotel Accommodations


A discounted rate of $55 (+tax) for either a single or double room can be reserved with Debbie. Please let her know if you would like a room for Friday and/or Saturday night(s) and she will make arrangements and will send you a confirmation #.

Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field

401 6th St SW, Rochester, MN 55902

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


Officials that apply to work this event can check for acceptance of their application by reviewing the placeholder assignments in Arbiter.

Actual court assignments are sent via email the week of the event. Please confirm with a reply indicating you are "Good to Go" after reviewing your schedule.

Debbie 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.