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Global Challenge

2019 Global Challenge - General Information

North Country Region Travel Itinerary

July 13 - Depart Minneapolis
July 14 - Arrive Venice, Italy
July 15 - Opening Ceremonies in Pula, Croatia
July 16 - Tournament Begins
July 19 - Tournament Ends
July 20 - Tour Venice, Italy
July 21 - Depart Venice, Italy
July 21 - Arrive Minneapolis
Size of  Official Travel Party: 12 (2 coaches and 10 North Country Region junior members) 
Cost: $3100/person.  Includes uniforms, round trip airfare, transportation, accommodations, and meals while in Europe.
Coaches Named for the NCR Global Challenge Team

Rashinda Reed, University of Illinois Assistant Volleyball Coach, will lead the North Country Region team as the head coach for the Global Challenge.  Reed has substantial coaching experience and international playing experience (bio).  As an established and respected coach in the Division I ranks, Reed will provide the NCR Global Challenge Team with excellent coaching , leadership and mentoring.

Crysta Christiansen will serve as the trip manager and assistant coach for the Global Challenge team.

Rashinda Reed

Rashinda Reed

Assistant Volleyball Coach, University of Illinois

Crysta Christensen

Crysta Christensen

Assistant Coach, NCR Global Challenge

Junior Member Requirements

  • USAV/NCR current, full membership
  • Minimum age of 15  at time of trip
  • Current junior club - in good standing
  • NCR - in good standing
  • USAV - in good standing
  • Valid Passport

Player Selection Process

North Country Region staff will be responsible for selecting the roster. Selection will be based on meeting junior member requirements, position of player, experience, and high school/junior club recommendations on ability and attitude.
Registration will open February 20th and close when all positions have been accepted.  
  • Once selected, the player/parents will  be notified by telephone and email. 
  • Player/Parent will have up to 5 days to accept.
  • Upon acceptance  a down payment of $775 is needed to secure the spot on the team.  
  • Acceptance of position after April 10 requires the $775 down payment and the April 10th payment.
  • Acceptance of position after May 10 requires the $775 down payment, the April 10 payment, and the May 10th payment.

Payment Schedule

  • Registration and Administrative fee - $150
  • Security Deposit/Down Payment - $775
  • First Installment - April 10 - $775
  • Second Installment - May 10 - $775
  • Third and Final Installment - June 10 - $625
Refund Policy
Registration Administration Fee: $100 refundable if not selected or  does not accept position on a team. 
Security Deposit: 85% refundable until April 9th. Non - refundable after April 9th.
First Installment: 85% refundable until May 9. Non -refundable after May 9th.
Second Installment: 85% refundable until June 9. Non - refundable after June 9.
Third and Final Installment: non refundable.