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START HERE - Directions for Membership Purchase Experience -->

START HERE - Parents please read before purchasing a membership for your son or daughter. USA Volleyball SAFETY GUIDELINES require that a parent/legal guardian purchase the membership for any 18 and younger junior level participant.

VIDEO - Parents SportsEngine Training Camp -->

LINKS directly to SportsEngine produced video and written directions on how to manage your family's household SportsEngine account.

Connect to North Country Region Membership Specialist -->

DESCRIPTION: North Country Region staff is ready to assist. Feel free to call the office at 952-831-9150, email, or connect with an online chat.

Purchase a Membership for Your Child

USA Volleyball and SportsEngine require, for safety guidelines, that a junior level membership is purchased through a parent or guardian's SportsEngine account.

QUIZZARD - Direct Purchase of Membership -->

This is North Country's QUIZZARD. The quizzard assists the person who is registering by determining, through a series of questions, which membership is best for the individual who needs the membership. Questions are based on date of birth, role, and duration of membership needed. A SportsEngine account is required. Only LIVE/PUBLISHED MEMBERSHIPS will populate as an option.

LINK - Direct Membership Links -->

For the person who is confident about which membership type he/she needs to purchase AND is confident on how to accurately proceed through the SportsEngine Account and USA Volleyball guidelines of purchase.

What Does My Child Need to Do After Membership Purchase

Officiating Training -->

North Country Region is proud that members learn the game and learn the full game. The Region requires annual officiating training for club directors, coaches, players, and paid officials. This is a member benefit of your NCR - USA Volleyball membership.

18s Age Division - SafeSport Training-->

So, what is this “SafeSport training?” The U.S. Center for SafeSport Core training is important information for adults (or soon-to-be adults) to be aware of when participating in USA Volleyball (or any other sport) activities. The training covers a wide range of topics, including, emotional and physical conduct, sexual misconduct, bullying and hazing. The training provides different situations and issues that athletes are more likely to see and/or experience as they continue in the world of volleyball. Taking such training will prepare them for how to handle themselves in these situations and how to properly report any actions in violation of SafeSport code. While SafeSport training is not mandatory until athletes turn 18, it is highly recommended that 17-year-old athletes, take the course so they are ready to go when they turn 18

Parent Resources

How To Choose A Club -->

Guidance on considerations when seeking a club that meets your family's needs and wants.

USA Volleyball Parent Resources -->

Parenting is hard. Helping navigate a child through being an athlete doesn’t make that job any easier, either, regardless of whether or not you are or were one yourself. No matter how old or how skilled your young athlete is, they will benefit from your encouragement and positivity. As you’ll learn from the tools on this page, the best help you can provide to your child is unconditional love and support… And maybe, at times, a peppering partner.

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.

Your Child's Safety

SafeSport for Parents -->

As reports of sexual abuse in amateur sport made headlines in the 2010s, it had become clear: America deserved a safer sport culture. To achieve this, a new paradigm anchored by a new organization would be needed. Authorized by Congress to help abuse prevention, education, and accountability take root in every sport, on every court. Dedicated solely to ending sexual, physical, and emotional abuse on behalf of athletes everywhere. From this need, the U.S. Center for SafeSport was created.

Five Safety Tips for Parents

Learning Management System (LMS) Info

Roster Requirements and Eligibility