NERVA Junior Qualifiers Tournament Information

Team Entry Fee:
$400 for for 18 Open in NERVA Junior Qualifier #1
$400 for for 16/17 Open and $125 for 14 Club in NERVA Junior Qualifier #2
**Entry fees will NOT be refunded once a team has been ACCEPTED.

Age Divisions:
NERVA Junior Qualifier #1 - February 1-3, 2019

Girl's 18’s

NERVA Junior Qualifier #2 - February 8-10, 2019
Girl's 16's, 17's and 14 Club

Division Formats:
Format for each weekend will be designed to determine the groups of 8 teams participating in the Open levels for the NERVA Junior Tournaments. Exact format to be announced approximately 10 days before each event.  Format for non-qualifying 14 Club division will be pool play followed by single elim bracket on SATURDAY ONLY guaranteeing each team at least 4 matches.

For this year's event, there will NOT be any tie-breaking games played.  In the case of a tie, the teams will be ranked by head-to-head results in case of a 2-way tie, or in the case of a 3-way tie: set percentage, and then, if necessary, point percentage.

Paid 1st officials provided for all matches. 
CLICK HERE for officials' registration details for this and other JVC hosted tournaments.

Host Hotel & Stay, Play, and Save Policy:
All teams participating in this event must stay in the host hotels.
**Click on hotel information for specifics!

Once a club has registered for the Tourament, you will be able to book hotel room for the Club/Team(s)

Tournament Schedule:
A full tournament schedule will be posted on no later than 8pm on the Wednesday before each weekend’s play.

Spectator Registration Information and Cost:
Purchase your spectator wristbands in advance at (Wristbands will be available for purchase online
approximately 10 days before the first date of tournament play and will remain open throughout the event)  
Spectators will also be able to purchase a wristband at the door each day, beginning at 7am, that will gain them entrance to the playing venues.

NERVA Junior Qualifiers Wristband Pricing

$20 for a All Tournament wristband purchased online before 11pm the night before tournament play begins
$25 for a All Tournament wristband online OR on-site after 11pm the night before tournament play begins
**Children 10 and under are free
**Lost, forgotten or stolen wristbands will need to be re-purchased.

$10 for a Single Day wristband purchased online OR on-site
**Children 10 and under are free
**Lost, forgotten or stolen wristbands will need to be re-purchased.

Team Check-in Details:
MANDATORY Online SportWrench Team Check-in will open approximately 1 week prior to the event.
Roster Requirements:  All Team Bench Personnel (Coaches, Asst. Coaches, Team Rep/Mgrs) MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF: a current Membership, current Background Check , IMPACT Coaching certification and a SafeSport Certification.
There is NO coaches meeting on Friday night.
COACHES OR CLUB DIRECTORS MUST check in their teams prior to tournament play.  (consists of verifying the roster and receiving coach and player wristband(s)).
Teams will be issued a coaching wristband for up to 3 staff and up to 15 players listed on the validated roster in SportWrench at Team Check-in.

Team Check-in Locations and Times:
NERVA Junior Qualifier #1
4:15-8:00pm at the Mass Mutual Convention Center at the entrance to the Exhibit Hall.

NERVA Junior Qualifier #2
4:15-8:00pm at the Mass Mutual Convention Center at the entrance to the Exhibit Hall.

Match Length:
All matches will be best of 3 games to 25 with the deciding game, if necessary, to 15. There is no cap!!!

Rules of Play:
The rules of play are as prescribed in the USA Volleyball Domestic Competition Regulations. (Note for the 2017-2018 season, the “Test” rules regarding what happens when an illegal player is found on the court will be in effect—see Rule Book for updated language. (DCR pg. 15).

If a protest is to be filed, it must be done at the time of the incident, NO LATER. 
The first referee is obligated to acknowledge and record all protests. 
ONLY THE FLOOR CAPTAIN MAY FILE PROTESTS. The exception to this rule applies to the 14U and younger divisions, where the acting team coach may act. 
All protests will be handled by the Protest Committee and their decision is binding. A Protest Committee will consist of any two of the following: Tournament Director, Assistant Tournament Director, Head Official, National Official or a non-involved Club Director.

Facility Rules:

  • Due to incidents in previous years, there will be a NO TOLERANCE policy for misbehavior by players/teams and spectators in the venues.
  • Ball Handling is NOT allowed outside of the exhibit halls in the Convention Center. 
  • Coolers and outside food and drink are NOT ALLOWED in ANY facility.
  • Only water and sports drinks may be brought inside the facilities. 
  • Violation of these policies or any other general misbehaviors may result in IMMEDIATE dismissal from the facility for the remainder of the day.

Athletic Trainers:
There will be athletic trainers available to tape ankles and assist with minor injuries at each facility.  
Athletes must provide tape and pre-warp for any pre-existing needs.  Tape and pre-wrap are only provided by the tournament for emergency purposes.
A Nurse will be in the Convention Center in case of emergency.