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Foreign Team Information

Eligibility Details

Foreign Teams are eligible to participate in National Junior Competitions sanctioned by USAV in ANY NON-BID Qualification Division provided all Entry Requirements below have been met.

  • IMPORTANT: Foreign teams (with the EXCEPTION of teams from US Territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, US Virgin Islands, etc) are not eligible to participate in the 18 Open, 18 USA, 18 Liberty and 18 American divisions at the NIKE Boston Volleyball Festival. They are ONLY eligible to enter 18 Club division for this event.
  • CLICK HERE to review the Foreign Team Participation Procedures provided by USA Volleyball!

Event Registration Requirements:

Important First Step: Contact IMMEDIATELY to obtain your unique TEAM Code -- REQUIRED for accurate event registration. If you ALREADY have one from a previous season, you MUST use that SAME Team Code each season!

A Foreign Team (registered with its National Volleyball Federation) may participate if the team/club:

  • Pays Entry Fee
  • Is NOT representing its country in any official capacity
  • Complies with the Stay & Play housing policy (if applicable)
  • Meets USA Volleyball Junior Age Definitions (2 pages) for all event age requirements
    • NOTE:  Age definitions ARE different for USA Volleyball sanctioned events!
  • Submits ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION electronically through the NEW USA Volleyball Online Portal prior to the deadline listed below.
  • **Purchase Secondary Insurance Coverage - $100 USD (PAID electronically to USA Volleyball via NEW Online Portal)

**NEW THIS SEASON!  ALL FOREIGN TEAMS are now REQUIRED to purchase the secondary insurance coverage through USA Volleyball.  WRITTEN proof of 24-hour health coverage valid in the United States is no longer accepted.  For more information on the Summary of Coverage, please CLICK HERE

Required Event Documents & Information:

The following documents & information MUST BE electronically uploaded to USA Volleyball National Office via their NEW Online Portal NO LATER THAN 45 days before the event Team Roster deadline.  Email communication with deadline dates will be provided 60 days prior to the event start date to the contact listed for the Club in SportWrench!

  • STEP 1: Contact USA Volleyball Membership Services Department:
    1. ​​To obtain details on how to access the USA Volleyball Online Portal & upload the REQUIRED FORMS please email the USA Volleyball Membership Services Department at and provide the following information: 
        -  Team Name
        -  Team Code
        -  Team Federation
        -  Events Attending for the Season



  • STEP 3: Complete Required Coach & Player Forms:
    1. Complete & sign COACH Foreign Participant Registration Form (One form per Certified Bench Personnel - ALL pages MUST be signed)​
    2. Complete & sign PLAYER Foreign Participant Registration Form (One form per PLAYER - THREE PARENT SIGNATURES ARE REQUIRED ON FORM)
    3. Provide copy of government issued Photo Identification for each Player (ex: Passport, Driver's License, or Birth Certificate)

**NEW THIS SEASON!  The Coach or Team Rep for each team must have the following items in his/her possession for each rostered member of the team if requested courtside during any event:

  1. A copy of government issued Photo Identification (ex: Passport, Driver's License, or Birth Certificate – if under the age of 18)
  2. Proof of coaching qualifications 

Once ALL required documents have been uploaded to the USA Volleyball Online Portal, please email Courtney Powell at to let her know you are awaiting approval.


  • STEP 5:  (Only allowed AFTER Team is listed on USA VOLLEYBALL "APPROVED TEAM LIST")
    • Complete Roster Requirements:
      Event rosters are due at least TWO WEEKS before the event start date. An email with more instructions will be sent to the contact listed on SportWrench!