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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
Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz

The North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) is an incorporated, 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 1
  • NORCECA's Presidents 2
  • Affiliated Federations 3
    • NCVA (North Central Americas Volleyball Association) 3.1
    • AFECAVOL (Asociación de Federaciones CentroAmericanas de Voleibol) 3.2
    • ECVA (Eastern Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association) 3.3
    • CAZOVA (Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association) 3.4
  • Tournaments 4
    • Organised entirely by NORCECA 4.1
      • Current champions 4.1.1
    • Organised alongside CSV 4.2
      • Current champions 4.2.1


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

  • 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

NCVA (North Central Americas Volleyball Association)

Code Country Federation
CAN  Canada Volleyball Canada
CUB  Cuba Federación Cubana de Voleibol
DOM  Dominican Republic Confederación Dominicana de Voleibol
MEX  Mexico Federación Mexicana de Voleibol
PUR  Puerto Rico Federación Puertorriqueña de Voleibol
USA  United States United States Volleyball Association

AFECAVOL (Asociación de Federaciones CentroAmericanas de Voleibol)

Code Country Federation
BIZ  Belize Belize Volleyball Association
CRC  Costa Rica Federación Costarricense de Voleibol
ESA  El Salvador Federación Salvadoreña de Voleibol
GUA  Guatemala Federación Guatemalteca de Voleibol
HON  Honduras Federación Hondureña de Voleibol
NCA  Nicaragua Federación Nicaragüense de Voleibol
PAN  Panama Federación Panameña de Voleibol

ECVA (Eastern Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association)

Code Country Federation
AGU  Anguilla Anguilla Volleyball Association
ANT  Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda Volleyball Association
BER  Bermuda Bermuda Volleyball Association
DMA  Dominica Dominica Volleyball Association
EUX Sint Eustatius Volleyball Association
FSM Ligue de Volley-Ball de Saint-Martin
GRN Grenada Volleyball Association
IVB British Virgin Islands Volleyball Association
LCA St. Lucia Volleyball Association
MSR Montserrat Volleyball Federation
SAB Saba Volleyball Association
SKN St. Kitts & Nevis Volleyball Federation
SXM Sint Maarten Volleyball Association
VIN Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Volleyball Federation

CAZOVA (Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association)

Code Country Federation
ARU Aruba Volleyball Association
BAH Bahamas Volleyball Association
BAR Barbados Volleyball Association
BON Bonairiaanse Volleyball Bond
CAY Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation
CUR Curaçaose Volleyball Bond
GDP Ligue Guadeloupe de Volleyball
HAI Haiti Volleyball Association
ISV US Virgin Island Volleyball Association
JAM Jamaica Volleyball Federation
MQE Martinique Volleyball Federation
SUR Surinaamse Volleyball Bond
TCI Turks & Caicos Volleyball Association
TRI Trinidad & Tobago Volleyball Federation


Organised entirely by NORCECA

Current champions

NORCECA Champions Cup
(M / W)
Junior Championship
(M / W)
Youth Championship
(M / W)
Men  United States (2013)  Canada (2015)  Cuba (2014)  United States (2014)
Women  United States (2013)  Dominican Republic (2015)  United States (2014)  Dominican Republic (2014)

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 (2014)  Cuba (2014)  Brazil (2015)  Brazil (2011)
Women  United States (2015)  Dominican Republic (2014)  Dominican Republic (2015)  Argentina (2015)
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