North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation

North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA)

Formation 1968
Type Sports organisation
Headquarters Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic
42 nations
Dominican Republic Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz

The North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) is an incorporated, non-profit organization responsible for all volleyball activities that take place in its zone. NORCECA is the continental confederation that represents its thirty-five (35) member countries at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) level and also has 7 associate members (Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Saint Martin, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Turks & Caicos Islands). The Confederation is responsible for, among other things, the staging of Olympic and World Championship zone qualification tournaments, as well as continental championships for both men and women in Indoor and Beach Volleyball. In 2003, NORCECA celebrated its thirty-fifth (35th) anniversary.


During the 1966 Caribbean and Central American Games held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the idea of the NORCECA concept was born. At that time it was known as the Caribbean and Central American Zone. The development of the NORCECA Confederation came from the visionary mind of today’s FIVB President, Dr. Rubén Acosta Hernández, in conjunction with several other sportsmen from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti. NORCECA was formally created by the FIVB and its President, Mr. Paul Liband in 1968, when Canada and the United States of America joined the Confederation. Its first Senior Championship was held in Mexico from August 4–9, 1969 and the inaugural game featured Haiti vs. Panama, with Haiti winning 3-0. NORCECA’s first Junior Championship was staged in 1980.

NORCECA's Presidents

Affiliated Federations

NCVA (North Central Americas Volleyball Association)

CAN CanadaVolleyball Canada
CUB CubaFederación Cubana de Voleibol
DOM Dominican RepublicConfederación Dominicana de Voleibol
MEX MexicoFederación Mexicana de Voleibol
PUR Puerto RicoFederación Puertorriqueña de Voleibol
USA United StatesUnited States Volleyball Association

AFECAVOL (Asociación de Federaciones CentroAmericanas de Voleibol)

BIZ BelizeBelize Volleyball Association
CRC Costa RicaFederación Costarricense de Voleibol
ESA El SalvadorFederación Salvadoreña de Voleibol
GUA GuatemalaFederación Guatemalteca de Voleibol
HON HondurasFederación Hondureña de Voleibol
NCA NicaraguaFederación Nicaragüense de Voleibol
PAN PanamaFederación Panameña de Voleibol

ECVA (Eastern Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association)

AGU AnguillaAnguilla Volleyball Association
ANT Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda Volleyball Association
BER BermudaBermuda Volleyball Association
DMA DominicaDominica Volleyball Association
EUX Sint EustatiusSint Eustatius Volleyball Association
MAF Saint MartinLigue de Volley-Ball de Saint-Martin
GRN GrenadaGrenada Volleyball Association
IVB British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands Volleyball Association
LCA Saint LuciaSt. Lucia Volleyball Association
MSR MontserratMontserrat Volleyball Federation
SAB SabaSaba Volleyball Association
SKN Saint Kitts and NevisSt. Kitts & Nevis Volleyball Federation
SXM Sint MaartenSint Maarten Volleyball Association
VIN Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines Volleyball Federation

CAZOVA (Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association)

ARU ArubaAruba Volleyball Association
BAH BahamasBahamas Volleyball Association
BAR BarbadosBarbados Volleyball Association
BON BonaireBonairiaanse Volleyball Bond
CAY Cayman IslandsCayman Islands Volleyball Federation
CUR CuraçaoCuraçaose Volleyball Bond
GDP GuadeloupeLigue Guadeloupe de Volleyball
HAI HaitiHaiti Volleyball Association
ISV United States Virgin IslandsUS Virgin Island Volleyball Association
JAM JamaicaJamaica Volleyball Federation
MQE MartiniqueMartinique Volleyball Federation
SUR SurinameSurinaamse Volleyball Bond
TCI Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks & Caicos Volleyball Association
TRI Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad & Tobago Volleyball Federation


Organised entirely by NORCECA

Current champions

(M / W)
NORCECA Champions Cup
(M / W)
Junior Championship
(M / W)
Youth Championship
(M / W)
Men  Canada (2015)  Canada (2015)  United States (2016)  Cuba (2016)
Women  United States (2015)  Dominican Republic (2015)  Dominican Republic (2016)  Dominican Republic (2016)

Organised alongside CSV

Current champions

Senior Pan-American Cup
(M / W)
U23 Pan-American Cup
(M / W)
Junior Pan-American Cup
(M / W)
Youth Pan-American Cup
(M / W)
Men  Cuba (2016)  Argentina (2016)  Brazil (2015)  Brazil (2011)
Women  Dominican Republic (2016)  Dominican Republic (2016)  Dominican Republic (2015)  Argentina (2015)
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