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Gary Colberg, founder of the NCVF National Championship Tournament, died on July 4, 2016. On behalf of the collegiate club volleyball community, the NCVF extends its sincerest condolences to Gary's wife Debby, son Casey, and all those who mourn the passing of such a great man. 

In lieu of flowers, any donations should be sent to the Gary J Colberg Endowment for UC Davis Men's Volleyball Club. Checks payable to UC Regents, and mailed to: UC Davis Men's Volleyball, c/o Andy Ramirez, UC Davis Campus Recreation, 232 ARC, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616.




Louisville, KY (April 12, 2016).   The National Collegiate Volleyball Federation’ (NCVF) championship tournament was held at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center from April 7-9, 2016, drawing 432 NCVF registered men’s and women’s teams from throughout the country.  Championships were contested in 10 divisions.  Event sponsors included Mizuno USA, Molten USA, and Lucky Dog, with divisional final matches taking place in Louisville’s Freedom Hall.


The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (MIVA/WVC) earned its third consecutive Division 1 title by defeating Penn State (ECVA) in a thrilling three set match in front of over 5,000 spectators.  In women’s Division 1, Ohio State University defeated Michigan State University in straight sets, earning the Buckeye’s their first ever women’s NCVF National Championship title.  For a complete list of tournament champions, results and all-tournament selectees, visit


The NCVF and USA Volleyball collaborate to stage the event, which has grown every year since its inception in 1985.  The NCVF reports that over 7,500 college students registered during the 2016 season and competed in over 15,000 NCVF recognized matches leading up to the Louisville event. 


Sante Perrelli, NCVF President said “we are thrilled with the ongoing growth of collegiate club volleyball, this event and our continued strong relationship with USA Volleyball.”  Perrelli adds, “we extend best wishes to former USA Volleyball Board of Director member and winner of the 2003 Friar award, Gary Colberg.  Gary was the founder of this event and brought many of us to the table to help expand opportunities for every day college students.  We also extend our very best to retiring USA Volleyball CEO Doug Beal and thank him for extending such strong support to our grass-roots efforts.”


The 2017 NCVF National Championships will take place in Kansas City, MO on April 13-15 at the Kansas City Convention Center.

2016 NCVF National Championship Tournament 
















will be held in Louisville, Kentucky on April 7-9, 2016 - See National Tournament tab for more information 


NCVF Designated Volleyballs for 2014 and beyond                                         

NCVF Registered Teams and Recognized Leagues are free to use whatever volleyballs they have available for their events during the regular season.  NCVF endorses the use of Molten volleyballs for regular season events.  NCVF Women's Ranking Tournaments have agreed that play will use the Molten Super Touch.


For the NCVF National Tournament, the Men's divisions will change to the Molten V5M5000-3N FLISTATEC® volleyball, Women's divisions will continue using the Molten Super Touch.


Teams wishing to take advantage of special NCVF pricing from Molten distributors will be able to place orders beginning Wednesday, September 18.  The pricing plan is available on all 3 balls:  Men's (V5M5000-3N FLISTATEC® and V58L-3 Pro Touch), and the Women's (IV58L-3 Super Touch).  The price is $37/ball when buying 12 or more balls and includes free shipping.




·            Club league/conference commissioners, event operators, teams and players are reminded that "good faith" compliance with all NCVF Governance Rules is the standard.

·            Club league/commissioners and event operators are reminded to use their best efforts to ensure material compliance with NCVF Governance Rules and standards.  NCVF Governance Rules are published on the NCVF Website.

·            Teams and players are urged to review the NCVF Governance Rules, including but not limited to team (Rule 3) and player (Rule 4) eligibility rules.  Teams and players should check with league/conference commissioners and event operators to determine whether or to what extent their league/conference or events meet NCVF rules and standards.

·            Consistent with NCVF Governance Rule 3.2(f), any league, conference or event competitions that use rules or competition standards that are not in material compliance with NCVF Governance Rules and standards may not be recognized for purposes of satisfying the competition or other requirements for NCVF rankings or entry into the NCVF National Championship Tournament.

·            By registering with the NCVF, teams and players affirm that they will comply with all NCVF Governance Rules and standards.

·            The NCVF retains sole discretion to determine material compliance with all NCVF Governance Rules and standards.


If you have questions or concerns regarding these reminders, contact the NCVF.