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Mission and Vision

About North Country Region Volleyball

North Country Region Volleyball is a non-profit, membership organization.  As one of 40 regions that partner with USA Volleyball, which is the National Governing Body of Volleyball in the United States as designated by the United States Olympic Committee, North Country Region is the upper Midwest chapter of USA Volleyball.  The Region serves as the foremost agency for junior and adult players, club directors and coaches, parents and spectators, officials and scorekeepers, sitting and sand with the intent of Growing the Game.  High quality service with high quality experiences is the Region’s operating standard.


Membership Organization

North Country Region is an individual membership organization. Membership is with North Country Region and with USA Volleyball only.

Non Discrimation

Articles of Incorporation
Article IV
This corporation shall not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Rules of Play

North Country Region utilizes USA Volleyball Rules of Play, or a variation thereof, for volleyball developmental purposes.
USA Volleyball Rules of Play


Service | Opportunity | Growth | Education | Safety


Volleyball for LifeTM: For all ages, skill levels and aspects both within and surrounding the game within Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Strategic Guidelines

1. Officials Chair - seek qualified candidates to serve as non-voting member on NCR Board of Directors.
2. Training
     - USA Volleyball Officials National Training Team (2020, 2021, and 
then every two years)
     - Annual officials training opportunities
3. Mentoring/Evaluation
     - Provide opportunities for officials to be evaluated and earn higher level certification
     -  Nominate at least one NCR official annually for Junior National or National certification
4. Work Opportunities
     - NCR hosted events will have paid R1s
     - Junior Officiating Training - hire 1 - 2 officials to assist junior clubs on learning and applying rules of competition
     -  Provide in person officiating clinics ran by a cadre of NCR certified USAV officials

1. NCR hosted events will have paid R1s
     - Boys Winter Tournament
     - February Tournament
     - Smack Showcase - boys
     - Region Qualifier
     - Area Championships
2.  Underserved Communities
     - Region Roadtrip - no registration fee
     - Provide official to assist club teams on learning and applying rules of the game during competition
3. Partner and Grow
     - Work with other Regions and Clubs to grow tournament offerings (Superior WI, Great Plains, etc..)

1. Resuscitate the Region's HP Program
2. Boys and Girls Teams
3. Aligned with USAV NTDP model
4. Select Region coaches and volunteers 

1. Provide coach education (AVCA)
2. Host Coach Clinics (NTDP, Art of Coaching, In House)
3. Identify coaches at clinic to participate in HP or future Region Coaching Clinics

1. Weekly communication
2. Club Director Manual/Handbook
3. Monthly meetings/symposiums
4. Identify key policies and guidelines for future years

1. Monthly newsletter
2. Costumer service driven
3. Membership pricing considerations
4. Provide opportunities