North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation

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North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA)
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NORCECA logo
Formation 1968
Type Sports organisation
Headquarters Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic
Membership 42 nations
President
Dominican Republic Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz
Website www.NORCECA.org

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.

Origins[edit]

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[edit]

  • Dr. Rubén Acosta Hernández (1968–1984)
  • Lcdo. Libertario Pérez, Esq. (1984–1988)
  • Lcdo. Luis R. Mendoza, Esq. (1988–2001)
  • Lic. Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz (2001–Present)

Affiliated Federations[edit]

Code Country Federation
AGU  Anguilla Anguilla Volleyball Association
AHO  Netherlands Antilles Nederlands Antilliaanse Volleybal Bond
ANT  Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Volleyball Association
ARU  Aruba Aruba Volleyball Association
BAH  Bahamas Bahamas Volleyball Association
BAR  Barbados Barbados Volleyball Association
BER  Bermuda Bermuda Volleyball Association
BIZ  Belize Belize Volleyball Association
BON  Bonaire Bonairiaanse Volleyball Bond
CAN  Canada Volleyball Canada
CAY  Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation
CRC  Costa Rica Federación Costarricense de Voleibol
CUB  Cuba Federación Cubana de Voleibol
CUR  Curaçao Curaçaose Volleyball Bond
DMA  Dominica Dominica Volleyball Association
DOM  Dominican Republic Confederación Dominicana de Voleibol
ESA  El Salvador Federación Salvadoreña de Voleibol
EUX  Sint Eustatius Sint Eustatius Volleyball Association
FSM  Saint Martin Ligue de Volley-Ball de Saint-Martin
GDP  Guadeloupe Ligue Guadeloupe de Volleyball
GRN  Grenada Grenada Volleyball Association
GUA  Guatemala Federación Guatemalteca de Voleibol
HAI  Haiti Haiti Volleyball Association
HON  Honduras Federación Hondureña de Voleibol
ISV  United States Virgin Islands US Virgin Island Volleyball Association
IVB  British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Volleyball Association
JAM  Jamaica Jamaica Volleyball Federation
LCA  Saint Lucia St. Lucia Volleyball Association
MEX  Mexico Federación Mexicana de Voleibol
MQE  Martinique Martinique Volleyball Federation
MSR  Montserrat Montserrat Volleyball Federation
NCA  Nicaragua Federación Nicaragüense de Voleibol
PAN  Panama Federación Panameña de Voleibol
PUR  Puerto Rico Federación Puertorriqueña de Voleibol
SAB  Saba Saba Volleyball Association
SKN  Saint Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts & Nevis Volleyball Federation
SUR  Suriname Surinaamse Volleyball Bond
SXM  Sint Maarten Sint Maarten Volleyball Association
TCI  Turks and Caicos Islands Turks & Caicos Volleyball Association
TRI  Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad & Tobago Volleyball Federation
USA  United States United States Volleyball Association
VIN  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Volleyball Federation

Tournaments[edit]

Organised entirely by NORCECA[edit]

Organised alongside CSV[edit]