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Create A SportsEngine Account






  • once clicking the above link, you will be directed to either login to the parents/guardian/adult in the household SportsEngine Account
  • or if logged into SportsEngine, to select the SportsEngine profile the membership is to be associated
  • quizzard will ask questions to recommend the best membership for the date of birth associated with the person and for the person's role

UPGRADES - members who had a Fall Membership and are upgrading to a 20-21 NCR Full Membership will need to

  • utilize/login to the same Sports Engine account associated with the Fall Membership
  • once logged into the correct Sports Engine account the $15 Fall membership will be applied at the time of purchase




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Create an Account, Logging In, and My SE Overview These one page PDF’s are simplified instructions for parents/guardians on the most common functions they will complete within the USAV MMS

Club Invitations: Member Directory vs Club Commitment

Member Directory Invite

This invite when accepted puts you into a club's member directory.    It allows them to correspond with you through the  SportsEngine system.   It does not however commit you to that club for the season.    

The subject line in these emails will read Invite: Join XYZ Volleyball Club.  In the base of the email it will say Invitation to Participate.   If you accept the invite you will be prompted to sign in or create a user account in SportsEngine if you don’t have one already.  If you choose not to accept simply delete.   

North Country Region recommends only accepting invites from clubs in which you have a genuine interest.    Again this acceptance is not a club commitment however you will need to have accepted this invite for the club to perform the necessary actions to get you officially assigned to their club.

Club Commitment Invitation

This invite will occur if the club you are affiliating with has you purchase your membership directly from the region website.   Accepting this invite will be your online verification of your commitment to the club for the 2020/21 season.  

The subject line in these emails will read Accept Your Invitation from XYZ Volleyball Club !   In the base of the email it will again state its time to accept your invitation from XYZ Volleyball Club and some customized language they may have created.     

IMPORTANT -  A person will have to have accepted the member directory invite (see to the left) in order for the club to send you this invitation.     ONLY ACCEPT ONE CLUB COMMITMENT INVITATION.  





When a youth, junior player, or junior manager membership is purchased, a person will not have the option of associating oneself with a club.  The club must send an invitation, and the invitation must be accepted, before a person is associated with a club in the system.  This process must happen before a player or coach can be placed on a roster.  This is different than past seasons.  Previously, a member could pick a club during an initial membership purchase. 

  • On November 1, clubs can send invitations to junior age players
  • Junior players may receive multiple club invitations
  • A member can only be affiliated to one club
  • Once an invitation is accepted, the member is affiliated to the club associated with the membership

The individual must be listed within the club’s member directory in order for a club to send this association invitation and the club must follow all region policies and guidelines.

An individual must have a membership before accepting this invitation. If the clubs send an invitation to someone without a current membership, the individual will be directed to purchase a membership before the association will be completed.

Learning Management System (LMS) Info

Roster Requirements and Eligibility

Completing Eligibility Requirements

All individuals will have an eligibility status. An individual who has met all requirements will appear as eligible. Once a membership is purchased, that individual will receive an eligibility email outlining all requirements they still need to meet and will clearly see in their account that there are remaining requirements to be met.

SafeSport Training

This is a member benefit included with the Fall Membership and Full Membership.  If you require SafeSport training, the system will send you a link via e-mail to complete the training.  The system will know which training is appropriate for you (Core vs. Refresher) and will automatically load it for you.

A major benefit of this new system will be a greater ability for both clubs and region staff to ensure everybody meets eligibility requirements prior to being put on a roster.


  • Coaches
  • Club Personnel - Non Coach (club director, chaperones, etc..)
  • Team Managers 17 and under
  • Junior Level Players who will turn 18 prior to August 31, 2021

Juniors who are 18, or who will turn 18 during the season, will be able to select a membership that automatically enrolls them in SafeSport.

Background Screen

Background screenings will be a separate purchase, done after your membership purchase is complete.  This is different than past seasons.  You will automatically receive a link via e-mail to purchase a BGS if you need it.  USAV has changed their background screening policy prior to the 2019-2020 season. The cost to members is  - $35 for two years, which includes a supplemental screening prior to the second season included as a part of the initial purchase.

The member owns their background screen information. North Country Region is only informed of the result and never the details.  North Country Region does collect $5 from each screen to offset the cost of administrative support.

Learning Management System


We are still learning more about how the USAV Academy Learning Management System (LMS) will be integrated with the new platform.  North Country Region is also working on implementing new policies and requirements to make this experience less cumbersome on our members.

We do know that USAV will be using a different system for the LMS next season, called Litmos.  The layout and feel of the system will be very different from what we have become accustomed to  with USAV Academy.

USAV is creating new learning modules that are more age appropriate (i.e. 14-and-under would view slightly simpler content compared to 15-and-older athletes).  This is still a work in progress and USAV is hoping to have this completed by the Fall.

In Webpoint, in order to register for coursework, you would need to go into your Webpoint account and "register" for an "event" that would load your coursework into Academy.  In the new system, you will not need to find these separate "events."  The registration process will be much more streamlined.

As the courses become available to preview and access, the Region will create a shareable plan on how to complete requirements. Stay tuned!

Parents Matter

Being the parent or coach of a young athlete is an art, not a science.  Science is exact, and A plus B always equals C.  But sports coaching and parenting are different.  Your children are your blankcanvas, and years from now, they will be the culmination of the messages they have received, the opportunities they have had, and the values they have learned by being an athlete.   Like art, in coaching and parenting there are infinite textures, colors, and styles of that all lead to the final product, and no two kids are the same.  You will have to constantly learn, to adapt, to listen, and be ready to change on the fly as you navigate your child’s athletic career. Raising a young athlete can be brilliant, it can be exasperating, but ultimately it can be the most wonderful and rewarding experience of our life.

Information and Resources

10 Rules for Parents of Athletes

10 Rules for Parents of Athletes by Lloyd Percival 
Lloyd Percival, a fitness expert, developed 10 rules for parents of athletic children. Maybe your child will become a great player some day, and maybe they won’t, but they will be a better person if you follow these rules.

  1. Make sure that your child knows that, win or lose, you love them. Let them know that you appreciate their effort and they you won’t be disappointed in them if they fail. Be the person in their life that they can always look to for support.
  2. Try to be completely honest with yourself about your child’s athletic ability, competitive spirit, sportsmanship, and skill level.
  3. Be helpful, but don’t coach your child on the way to the game or at the breakfast table. Think how tough it must be on them to be continually inundated with advice, criticism, and pep talks.
  4. Teach your child to enjoy the thrill of competition, to be “out there trying,” to be constantly working to improve their skills, to take the physical and emotional bumps and come back for more. Don’t tell them that winning doesn’t count, because it does and they know it. Instead, help them develop a healthy competitive attitude, a “feel” for competing, for trying hard, for having a good time.
  5. Try not to live your life through your child. You’ve lost as well as won, you’ve been frightened, you’ve backed off at times, and you’ve been the villain. Don’t expect any better of them. Sure they are an extension of you, but don’t assume that they feel the same way as you did, want the same things, or has the same attitude. Don’t push them in the direction that will give you the most satisfaction.
  6. Don’t compete with your child’s coach. A coach may become a hero to them for a while – someone who can do no wrong – and you may find this hard to take. Or, they may become disenchanted with the coach. Don’t side with them against the coach. Talk to them about the importance of learning how to handle problems and how to react to criticism. Try to help them understand the necessity for discipline, rules, and regulations.
  7. Don’t compare your child with the other players on their team or others – at least not within their earshot. If they have a tendency to resent the treatment they get from the coach, if she is jealous of the approval other players get, try to be honest with them. Don’t lie to them about their capabilities as a player. If you are overly protective, you will perpetuate the problem.
  8. Get to know your child’s coach.
  9. Remember that children tend to exaggerate when they are praised and when they are criticized. Temper your reactions for exaggerating, but don’t overreact to the stories they tell you.
  10. Teach your child the meaning of courage. Some of us can climb mountains, but are frightened to get into a fight. Some of us can fight without fear, but turn into jelly at the sight of a bee. Everyone is frightened of something. Courage isn’t the absence of fear. Courage is learning to perform in spite of fear.