Athlete Selection Criteria

Overview – Beach Volleyball

The Northern Mariana Islands Volleyball Association (NMIVA) will conduct qualifying events in order to select athletes for the 2011 Men’s & Women’s Beach Volleyball Teams for the following events:
  • 2011 FIVB World Cup – Sub Zonal Phase – Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands: March 3rd – 6th, 2010
  • 26th Summer Universiade 2011 – Shenzhen, China: Aug. 12th – 23rd, 2011 
  • 2011 Pacific Games – Noumea, New Caledonia: Aug. 27th – Sept. 10th, 2011
  • World University Championships – Maceio, Brazil: July 23rd – 29th, 2012
  • [Other events TBA]
The initial selection process for athletes will involve all current members of the NMIVA who apply for the team. The athletes will be identified and selected based on the highest total points earned after the completion of the qualifying events for the beach volleyball national teams. The final selection will be made by NMIVA, subject to final review by NMASA.
Each athlete must fill out the required application forms provided by NMIVA and must meet the requirements set forth by the NMIVA and NMASA. Each athlete is required to participate in the fundraising efforts to send Team Marianas to the events mentioned above. The exact amount of funds needed to be raised will be determined and announced by NMASA.

Click here to download the entire Athlete Selection Criteria document.

(Attachments noted in the Athlete Selection Criteria will be upload and available by January 20, 2011)