All info about the Tournament is on the website. Also, please read NFA Handbook and NFA Rulebook carefully!
Fill out the registration form here on the website before you make a payment. Please be on time with your registration payment. Late payments will NOT be accepted. The spots are limited. Hurry up as spots are filled on a first-come basis. After the registration deadline no registration will be allowed.
It's not allowed to pay partial amount. Team fees incurred by NFA must be paid in full by the entry registration deadline each event. Otherwise your team registration is not complete.
You can register yourself just to pick / reserve your spot but you have to inform your partner's name by the registration deadline.
Any changes to your registration is allowed up to Wednesday of the week preceding the tournament at 11:59pm (EST) because the player's kit, roster, rankings, tournament format and schedule will be prepared on Thursday morning and released. After that no more changes will be allowed.
No refunds given if a team fails to show-up for the tournament. There could be a MUST FILL Weather waiver in case of unplayable conditions.
Players shall fill the registration form and accept the waiver on the website
Sign-up will be confirmed after receiving payment confirmation and waiver accepted (required).
The event is being organized by the local promoter and in association with National Footvolley Association (NFA).
Players will have points on the current NFA Rankings according to the Players Handbook.
OPEN TOURNAMENT: All players, advanced, intermediates and beginners are welcome to sign in. The tournament will have a qualify, where players will be separated between DIVISION 1, DIVISION 2, DIVISION 3, and etc, based on their scores and performance during the qualifying. All players will play a qualify to decide in which division / bracket they will fall in.
The tournament format will be defined after registration deadline when we'll be able to know how many teams are signed up.
Players may not be allowed to play in two different divisions if they are played in the same day at the same time.
Guidelines and requirements:
Pro Division / Division 1 (Advanced):
No set age limit for any athletes, but a minimum of 15 years old
Minimum of 5 years of footvolley tournament experience
Proof of affiliation to any national association with approved regular season
Be internationally recognized as a top athlete
Be a top ranked player internationally or in the country of origin or within the regional US rankings
Any semi-finals round participation in the Open Division / Division 2 of the NFA Tour in the last year or current year
Open Division / Division 2 and 3 (intermediate):
In case we have separated divisions since the beginning of the tournament, teams CAN start on Open Divisions 2 or 3 (depending on the number of divisions in the tournament), if:
- NOT Ranked in the top 25 of the previous year NFA Ranking of Open Division
- NOT Ranked in the top 25 of the current year NFA ranking of Open Division
- Made it to a semi-final game in the previous year on Open Division
- Made it to a semi-final game in the current year on Open Division
Athletes who have played as a professional in their country will not be allowed to play in Open Division 2 or 3.
NFA also encourages players 45 years of age (completed until the day of the event) or over to participate in the “Open” division.
Those that are beginners / new to sport, may be able to play the competition at Beginner's Division, that are created ONLY for High School, College players and those who never played before on a NFA Tour.
Please note that NFA’s main goal for the “Beginners” division is to help the development of players who have zero or very minimum experience with Footvolley, especially in tournaments.
In case we have separated divisions ONLY for BEGINNERS, HIGH SCHOOL and COLLEGE players, they will be able to play, if:
- Less than ONE year experience
- FIRST time participating on a NFA official competition (not ranked)
- Current student of one of the schools in the U.S. (must provide the instructor, and school name)
- Has not been champion of the Beginner's Division before
- Exceptions for players who have average team points equal or less than 50 points on the current NFA Ranking.
Note: In case such special circumstance occurs, it will be of the sole discretion of the board of directors to approve the athlete’s participation in such tournament.
Master Division: Players at least 45 years of age completed until the day of the event and your participation.
Queen of the Sand: Registration per player. The format of "Queen of the Sand" consists in all girls are able to participate. With this format, all girls will play individually with different partners, in other words, the girls who don’t have a partner can participate and have fun, with a chance to end up finding a partner for future tournaments.
CO-ED Division: mixed team between man and woman.
Women's, CO-ED, and MASTER divisions have to meet a minimum registration of 4 teams (Women's division) or 4 players ("Queen of the Sand") and 4 teams (CO-ED and MASTER division) to be confirmed for the event.
The NFA tournaments are OPEN for all athletes and teams from all around the world.
Players must have extensive knowledge of the way the sport is played, especially its rules (see NFA Rulebook), regulations (see NFA Handbook), and strategies.
Fair Play is an absolute must! Footvolley is a team sport, but you should also have respect for the other teams, players and spectators. Playing footvolley competitively requires discipline, emotional control, focus, and fair play.
Fair play means being a professional at the sport and being an example to others. Any misconduct that differs from the NFA guidelines will be subject to suspension or fines.
Athletes who received any Unsportsmanlike Misconduct Notice on any League in the world might not be able to register.
Official Rules of National Footvolley Association (NFA)
Playing Area: the footvolley court dimensions will be 59 FT by 29 FT 6 Inches (18m x 9m).
Height of the Net: the Footvolley net will be set at 7 FT 2 Inches (2.20 meters)
Official Ball: The Official Ball will be the new MIKASA FT5 designated by NFA.
Official Rules of International Footvolley Federation
NFA follows the official Footvolley Rules in the U.S. The document can be found here on our website (Tournaments / Official Documentation) or through the link below and it was recently updated.
Code of Conduct:
All players must respect their teammates, opponents, and staffs, and failure to do so can lead to suspensions or bans. You can find the Code of Conduct for NFA here on the official website (Tournaments / Official Documentation) or through the link below. They will be strictly enforced Players who failed to obey those rules will be removed from the competition under the organizer's discretion.