1,500 club teams and 40,000 people are expected to attend the tournament at Reno-Sparks Convention Center

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (April 9, 2024) – The Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) will host the 50th NCVA/No Dinx Far Westerns National Qualifier across three weekends this coming April at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, in Reno, Nev. Over 1,500 club teams from Northern California, Southern California, Texas, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and 15 other states will come together at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center over three weekends in April (April 13th-15th, 20th-22nd, 26th-28th) to compete for a spot in the Junior National Championships.

The historic Junior Qualifier began as an adult qualifier in 1947, and in 1974, it became a Junior National Qualifier for the Northern California Region of USA Volleyball (USAV). This is the first time in the Qualifier’s history it will be split into three weekends to help alleviate the heavy foot traffic and hotel availability.

“Far Westerns is the most competitive tournament in the NCVA Region, with top-level teams and athletes coming together from across the country. It’s not far-fetched to assume future Division 1 athletes, and Olympians will be competing,” said Donna Donaghy, commissioner of the NCVA since 1994. “We can’t thank the City of Reno and the staff at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center enough for what they’ve done for Far Westerns and, by extension, the sport of volleyball.”

The Reno-Sparks Convention Center has been hosting Far Westerns for over 20 years, providing 65 courts simultaneously. Over 40,000 attendees are expected to make their way to Reno throughout the three weekends. Some of those attendees are expected to be college recruiters.

“Northern California Volleyball Association continues to be one of the biggest, most competitive and most important annual sporting events in Northern Nevada,” said Reno Tahoe President and CEO Mike Larragueta. “The entire destination is grateful for this wonderful family event and for this partnership with NCVA, which will generate an estimated $10.2 million economic impact this year.”

Many of the NCVA’s partners will be setting up shop in Reno, providing players with the opportunity to showcase their skills. NCSA will be conducting some drills and answering questions players may have about college applications, playing in college, etc. Championship Combine will host a video combine during the first and last weekends, having the athletes’ run drills, and sharing the recorded drills with college coaches who were not able to make it to the tournament. And NCVA’s long-time partner, No Dinx will be setting up a shop selling clothing and swag with unique designs celebrating the event and anniversary, as well as supplying award shirts to teams who excel in the competition.

Tickets are available online, with early bird specials ending 1 week before each weekend kicks off.