North Country Region

Sanction a USAV/NCR Event



USA Volleyball is the national governing body for volleyball - no other organization has a "Path to the Podium" for its players, coaches and officials!  By sanctioning your tournament through USA Volleyball - North Country Region, you are showing the volleyball world that you truly represent the BEST in our sport!

North Country Region is dedicated to providing support for and focus on our Region members ensuring that your events are 1) easy to sanction, 2) marketed to fill and 3) implemented flawlessly!  We want to continue to provide you with value above and beyond your expectations!  Just a few examples - the Region charges NO FEES to sanction a tournament!  In addition, event insurance and the use of the AES registration and scheduling platforms* are provided by the Region at NO COST to our member clubs!  Note - NCR-USAV will only include events on our website that are sanctioned by us.  Let us know if you have any questions or need any assistance!

As You Prepare to Apply for Event Sanctioning, Please Keep the Following Mandatory Requirements in Mind:

  • All host Tournament and Club Directors must be current USAV members, pass a USAV-approved background check and complete SafeSport training before final tournament sanctioning can take place. 
  • All rostered tournament participants (e.g. players, coaches, managers, chaperones, team representatives, etc.) must be current affiliates of USAV and meet requisite roster requirements that can be validated through AES.
  • Event must be implemented exactly as indicated on the “Sanction a Tournament” application and as approved by North Country Region (NCR) which includes the use of AES as the event's registration system (e.g. NCR will build all sanctioned tournaments in AES for the host club and provide host Tournament Director with admin rights to manage the event.)
  • Sanctioned events must be covered by USAV insurance.

New This Year - You have the Option to Request that Your Tournament be Designated as a "Region Rank" Event!

North Country Region will designate select NCR sanctioned tournaments as “region rank tournaments”. Teams participating in these tournaments will receive points based on participation and finish. These points will go toward a team’s North Country Region Rankings by Age Group with the goal of capturing the incredible intra-region competition that is taking place. 

Make sure you have reviewed the "Region Rank Tournament Requirements" and "NCR Regional Rank Points Chart" documents (attached below) in advance of starting your application.  You will be asked if you want to apply to have your event designated as a Region Rank Tournament or not.

Ready to Sanction Your Tournament?  Here are Step by Step Instructions:

  • You are on the "Sanction a Tournament" page on our website, so you are in the right place!
  • If you haven't already, now is the time to log into your Sports Engine online account.  A log-in prompt should appear at the bottom of this page.
  • You are now on the "Who Are You Registering?" page - Select YOURSELF and click CONTINUE. 
  • Proceed by filling in all of the Information that is requested.
    • ​​​​​​​With regards to playing levels, North Country Region has adopted the recently-revised USA Volleyball levels of play naming to distinguish tournament levels.  Please select one of these designations when prompted to select your "Tournament Level":


USA    Formerly Region Open or Gold
American    Formerly Region Intermediate or Silver
Patriot    Formerly Region Beginner or Bronze
All-Levels    You can also choose to allow all levels of play


  • When you have completed all questions on the form, click REVIEW.  Please check your application to make sure that it is accurate.  If it is, click COMPLETE REGISTRATION.

You are done with the application process!  So what's next?...

  • You will be notified in writing once your USAV credentials have been verified and your final tournament sanction status is determined.
  • You will receive a complete "USAV-NCR Tournament Director Manual".
  • If you checked that you would like assistance with AES, you will be contacted.

Thank you!