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Athlete Performance Solutions is the exclusive sponsor and supplier of the
NIKE Twin Cities River Rumble.

April 29-30, 2023

Gatorade is the exclusive sponsor and supplier of the
NIKE Twin Cities River Rumble.

Tournament Information

    Register NIKE Twin Cities River Rumble
    22-23 NCR Comprehensive Tournament Guide 
    NIKE Twin Cities River Rumble  Tournament Guide - coming soon
Online Check-In Process - deadline 11:59 pm 4/25/2023
    Tournament Schedule coming soon


NCR is utilizing the Stay to Save Program for teams traveling over 60 miles from the event.

Minneapolis Convention Center


  • Online
  • Monday, April 24th  7:30 pm CT
  • Details will be shared closer to the date


Friday, April 28th
North Country Region will host a 60 - 90 minute youth volleyball clinic on Friday prior to the start of the NIKE Twin Cities River Rumble.  The focus of the Try Volleyball Youth Clinic is to share and teach the sport to youth who are new(er) to the game of volleyball. Outreach is focused on youth from the Twin Cities.  Open to all youth 14 and under who are not current NCR-USA Volleyball members.

More information on how to participate will be available soon!

Athletic Trainers & EMT

Certified athletic trainers will be available to tape and assist with minor injuries at the Convention Center. Athletes must provide tape and pre-wrap for any pre-existing needs. Tape and pre-wrap are only provided by the tournament for emergencies.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) will be on site.

Bag Tags - Participant Swag

Rostered Players and Coaches
Pick up your NIKE Twin Cities River Rumble  bag tag under the NCR tent by the Championship Desk.

Hours of Operation
- Saturday, 10:00 am  - 1:00 pm
- Saturday, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
- Sunday, 9:00 - 11:00 am

One bag tag per participant.

Club Director - Know Before You Go

  • Online Team Check-In will open approximately 1 week prior to the event!
  • COACHES OR CLUB DIRECTORS MUST complete Online Team Check-In for their teams prior to tournament play. Paper rosters will not be accepted.

Coaches - Know Before You Go

To streamline entry into the competition halls and to increase safety for the event the following protocol will occur:

  • Participants (anyone on the roster of a registered team) will have their own entryway into the competition halls
    • coaches can check in themselves and receive their VIP wristband Friday, April 28th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm in Hall D of the Minneapolis Convention Center
      Replacement fee for a Coach wristband is $50

PARTICIPANT ENTRY - Saturday, April 29th

  • Coaches - will personally check in with event staff at the participant entry doors to receive their wristbands which must be worn on the coach's wrist. 
    Replacement fee for a Coach wristband is $50. 
  • Players - to gain entry into the tournament (both Saturday and Sunday) through the participant entryway will need to be wearing a their team's jersey


  • NCR will have a room available, away from the courts, for participant coaches and club directors to use
  • Only coaches/clubs directors who are on a roster and are wearing coach wristband are able to utilize the room


CONTEST ONE: Guess How Many...
Rostered players  in the NIKE Twin Cities River Rumble can take their best guess to determine how many of a certain candy is in a container. Player who guesses the correct number or is closest to the number without going over will win a whole-lot-a-candy.

Located by the tournament Championship Desk
Winner announced at NOON on Sunday, April 30th - come to the Social Media Booth to pick up your prize.

  • only one guess per player
  • if more than one player has submitted the correct number (and if not the correct number then the same closest number) then a drawing among the "winners" will determine the final winner
  • player(s) submitting more than one guess will be disqualified

CONTEST TWO: Trivia and Social Media
Open to all. An NCR staff member will be roving the tournament to ask volleyball questions, post stories, and challenge tournament participant and attendees on the best social media posts. Contest will occur throughout the duration of the tournament.
Prizes Include:

  • t-shirts
  • stickers
  • chap stick
  • lunch bag
  • ...and more

CONTEST THREE: Kindness Counts - Teamwork Grant
USA Volleyball Certified Officials working the event AND Nike Twin Cities River Rumble event staff will vote throughout the tournament on what team or teams exhibited kindness and teamwork.  The team or teams selected will have the tournament registration waived for the 2024 NIKE Season Finale Volleyball Tournament (formerly known as River Rumble).

  • promotes positive athletic competition experiences
  • unites participation from players, fans, club staff, officials, and event staff
  • recognizes actions on and off the volleyball court

Teamwork Grants will be announced on Friday, May 6th via NCR's social media and and email to the club's club director.



Food & Beverage

Minneapolis Convention Center prohibits coolers. Please keep coolers in your vehicle or in your hotel room.

The follow concessions and more will be available at the Ace of Clubs Volleyball Festival.

  • Dunn Brothers Coffee Stand
  • Breakfast Stand
  • Rice Bowl Stand
  • Concession Stands
  • Maui Wowi
  • Sherbert – healthy stand


The City of Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Ace of Clubs Event Staff, and fellow participants request that if anyone planning to attend the Ace of Clubs Volleyball Festival has any of  the following less than 24 hours before or during the event:

  • fever
  • vomiting
  • chills
  • been exposed to someone with  a communicable disease, virus, etc,,. within 48 hours of the event

to please NOT attend the NIKE Twin Cities River Rumble out of care and courtesy to other attendees. 
Thank you.

Lost and Found

North Country Region will dedicate an area for Lost and Found. Unclaimed items will be placed in Lost and Found. If not retrieved prior to the end of the tournament, NCR will donate to a local charity.

Lost cell phones, computers, etc... will be stored securely with NCR event staff. Please ask at the Championship Desk about these items.

Officiating - Work Teams

Certified USA Volleyball officials will serve as R1's for this event.  The work team for a match will need to provide the following personnel:

  • A coach on the work team roster needs to be present at the court his/her team is working
  • R2  (rostered coach)
  • Score Sheet
  • Libero Tracker
  • Score Flipper
  • 2 line judges

Parking Coupon-Convention Center

Reserve your parking spot at one of the Minneapolis Convention Center parking ramps early! Click on the link associated with the day that parking is needed, choose the location, pay for reservation, and use the code to enter the ramp.

NIKE Twin Cities River Rumble Day 1  - Saturday, April 29
NIKE Twin Cities River Rumble Day 2 - Sunday, April 30

PARK MOBIL RESPONSE – NIKE Twin Cities River Rumble Parking
“All passes will be full-day passes. Parking starts at 4 AM and ends at 6 PM but people can remain in the garage until 11 PM"
No in-and-out privileges

Players - Know Before You Go

To streamline entry into the competition halls and to increase safety for the event the following protocol will occur:

  • Participants will have their own entryway into the competition halls
  • Saturday, April 29 - teams (players and staff) will enter the competition halls together. Anyone on the team roster will need to be present to enter. This is the only time during the event that team entry is required.
    • Coaches - will personally check in with event staff at the participant entry doors to receive their wristbands which must be worn on the coach's wrist.
    • Players - to gain entry into the tournament through the participant entry way, your team jersey must be worn.

Players Lounge (open 7:00 am - 9:00 pm)

  • NCR will have a large room for players to utilize
  • No adults, outside of MCC security or tournament staff, may enter this room (no coaches, no parents, etc…)
  • This room will be closely monitored by MCC’s Security Staff and NCR Tournament Staff

Prohibited Items

North Country Region, Minneapolis Convention Center, and/or the City of Minneapolis prohibit the following items and behaviors:

  • coolers in Hall C or D or left unattended anywhere in MCC
  • personal chairs/lawn chairs/etc..
  • laser pointers
  • firearms, weapons of any kind
  • noise makers
  • bullying
  • unsportsmanlike behaviors and actions


Our first priority is ALWAYS the safety of our attendees and participants! With the recent uptick in incidents at large-scale events nationwide, we are implementing increased security measures.
This is a private event and organized under the rules and policies of USA Volleyball. Adults working with minor age athletes will meet safety requirements of USA Volleyball.

Only eligible participants, on an official SportsEngine USA Volleyball roster, will be allowed to be on the team bench and meet work team duties.

Spectators are required to show proof of ticket purchase and appropriate hand stamp for entry and subsequent re-entry into the event.

Event Staff may remove any participant or spectator from the venue for inappropriate or dangerous behavior. Refunds will not be provided if removal occurs.

Spectator Tickets

PRESALE:  $12.00 daily rate or $20.00 weekend pass
online ticket purchase will be available Sunday, April 24th to 7:00 pm Friday, April 28th

ONLINE TICKETS:  $15 daily tickets available once presale ends

DAYS of EVENT: $15.00 daily rate when purchased at event
onsite ticket sales will be available starting 7:00 am Saturday, April 29th

- tickets are not transferable
- requests for unused ticket can be made after the conclusion of the event by Noon, Monday, Feb 13 to email
- credit card dispute for any used or unused ticket may result in team  or player suspension until dispute is cleared



GAME VOLLEYBALLS - Ace of Clubs Volleyball Festival 

  • 12u: Molten Light Touch
  • Girls 13 - 18s: Molten Super Touch
  • Boys 12 - 18s: Molten Flistatek

WARM UP VOLLEYBALLS - responsibility of the participating teams to provide volleyballs for warm up