Volleyball Tournament Information

State Tournament

The State Volleyball Tournament will be held November 21 - 23, 2013 in Minot with Mitch Lunde, Athletic Administrator for Minot Public Schools as manager. 

Click Links Below for Additional Information:

Click HERE for Updates, Scores and Results as Tournament Progresses

State Volleyball Coach Informational letter including deadlines and responsibilities.

State Volleyball Coach Meeting Information.

Parking Map - Parking Information

Click HERE to purchase State Volleyball tickets in advance

Brackets: Class A  -   Class B

The State Volleyball Tournament will be held on November 21, 22, 23, 2013 in Minot at the Minot State University Dome.  Mitch Lunde, athletic administrator of the Minot Public Schools, Mgr.

State A
            #1 East - Shanley vs. #4 West - Bismarck High
            #2 West - Jamestown vs. #3 East - Grand Forks Red River
            #1 West - Bismarck St. Mary's vs. #4 East - Fargo South
            #2 East - Fargo Davies vs. #3 West - Bismarck Century

State B
The head coaches of the eight qualifying teams will use an electronic process to seed the top four teams for the state tournament.  An NDHSAA-approved designee will randomly draw the opponents for the top four seeded teams.

The quarterfinal pairings are:
#2 seed - Thompson vs. Stanley
#3 seed - LaMoure vs. Grant County
#1 seed - Northern Cass vs. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood
#4 seed - Carrington vs. Beulah



After first match of a session, the next match will begin 25 minutes after the completion of matches but not earlier than the scheduled time.

SESSION 1 Thursday, Nov. 21 (Double Court):
            Time # A-Court/B-Court
            12:00 PM #1E-Shanley vs. #4W- Bismarck High/ #2-Thompson vs. Stanley
            2:00 PM #2W-Jamestown vs. #3E-Grand Forks Red River/#3-LaMoure vs. Grant County
SESSION 2 Thursday, Nov. 21 (Double Court)
            6:00 P.M. #1W-Bismarck St. Mary's vs. #4E-Fargo Soutt /#1-Northern Cass vs. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood
            8:00 P.M. #2E-Fargo Davies vs. #3W-Bismarck Century/#4-Carrington vs. Beulah
SESSION 3 Friday, Nov. 22 (Double Court):
            12:00 P.M. Consolation Semi-Final (Upper Bracket)
            2:00 P.M.  Consolation Semi-Final (Lower Bracket)
SESSION 4 Friday, Nov. 22 (Double Court):
            6:00 P.M.  Championship Semi-Final Matches (Upper Bracket)
            8:00 P.M.  Championship Semi-Final Matches (Lower Bracket)
SESSION 5 Saturday, Nov. 23 (Double Court):
            10:00 A.M. 7th Place Matches
            12:00 P.M.  Consolation Championships
            2:00 P.M.  Third Place Matches
SESSION 6 Saturday, Nov. 23 (Single Court):
            6:00 P.M.  B Championship
            8:00 P.M.  A Championship

All State Tournament matches must be played to conclusion. Matches will be played on double court or main court as indicated in the schedule. Only the championship matches will go on main court.

All Regional and State play will be best-of-five-set matches with rally scoring.

Coaches with teams entered in the State Tournament will meet with the tournament manager and the attending NDHSAA official on Thursday prior to their scheduled pre-match to go over any questions they might have and for a briefing on the operation of the tournament.

Officials will be contracted by the NDHSAA. Assignment of officials for regional matches may be made by the NDHSAA or the tournament manager.

Officials working the State A Tournament will be the top three selections from each region. Officials working the State B Tournament will be the top selection state-wide from Regions 2, 4, 6, and 8 plus two at-large officials. The sit-out rule is in effect.

Assignments of these officials for State Tournament matches are made by the NDHSAA office one week prior to the tournament and officials will then be notified of their specific assignments. Only NDOA and reciprocity officials are eligible to work regional tournaments and only NDOA officials are eligible to work the state tournament.

A floor captain, statisticians, desk officials, ball return workers, ticket takers and sellers, ushers, etc., are to be obtained by the tournament manager. Desk officials are required to wear distinguishing uniforms so they can be readily identified.

It is recommended registered officials be used as line judges. The NDHSAA will attempt to contract local officials as no mileage or per diem may be paid. These officials will receive two tournament passes plus a per-match fee.

Regional and State Tournament

No practice will be allowed at the Regional or State Tournament site from the time the brackets are set to once the tournament has begun.

The scheduled 20-minute warm-up period on the playing court will be provided prior to each Regional and State match. While using double court, warm-up on court may begin immediately following the previous match. Warm-up shall consist of 4 minutes teams share the court, no balls hit over the net. The remainder of the warm-up time will be: 4 minutes full court for the visitor team, 4 minutes full court for the home team, 4 minutes full court for the visitor team, and 4 minutes full court for the home team. During a team’s time on the court, they may choose the option of serving practice.

Practice Balls

Each participating team will furnish its own practice balls at regional sites. Practice balls will be furnished by the management at the state tournament site. Game Balls

Game balls are furnished through the NDHSAA office and sent to all A and B regional and state tournament managers: upon completion of the tournament, balls may be awarded to the schools at no cost (one per school) with first chance going to the first place team, second to the second place team, etc.

In Regional and State Tournaments, schools may have a 15 player roster and the maximum number of players dressed for a match is also 15. If disciplinary action of a player is taken by a coach removing a player because of violation of any Association rules, a player may be replaced by someone else for the tournament. If disciplinary action is taken by the coach for reasons other than NDHSAA rules and regulations, a player may not be replaced. Any changes in the roster must be cleared with the tournament manager beforehand.

It is not necessary to use the same players in Regional and State Tournaments.

A maximum of twenty-eight passes shall be given to competing schools in regional and state tournaments, plus cheerleader passes (maximum of 8 which includes the mascot). Schools are to notify the tournament manager as to the number of passes needed. Each player, student manager, coach and school official must present a pass or ticket for admission to any and all sessions. Additional passes must be requested from the tournament manager.

PART TWO, SECTION V of the NDHSAA Constitution & By-Laws states: “Contesting schools shall each have present an authorized faculty representative who shall be responsible to his/her school for the conduct of its participants and students throughout the contest and the visiting team’s stay away from home.”

The NDHSAA Board of Directors, in response to a recommendation of the District Chairpersons, adopted the following policy: “An appropriate shirt is required at all NDHSAA sponsored district, region and state events”. An appropriate shirt is to be determined as per local school policy. Also, there shall be no body paint. Face paint is allowed.

Regional Tournament and State Tournaments

Team payments will be distributed at the end of the school year.

State Tournament managers will make motel arrangements for the out-of-town schools.

Protests as to eligibility status of individual contestants will be considered by the Board of Directors prior to or after the completion of a tournament, but not while said tournament is in progress.

No solicitations for any purpose shall be permitted at any Association-sponsored tournament regardless of the merit of such a venture.


Team awards are provided for 1st and 2nd, place winners for A and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners for B

Team awards are provided for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and participation. Only trophies provided by the NDHSAA or an approved affiliated organization will be presented at the tournaments.

Individual awards are also provided for the State Tournament. Eighteen individual plaques will be provided for each 1st and 2nd place team members. Places 3 through 8 shall each be provided with 18 participation medals.

Regulations prohibit the use of video equipment by schools except for the match they are playing. This does not prohibit stations that have contracted for the televising of tournaments from videotaping or filming for delayed telecasts.

Private individuals may use video recorders at NDHSAA-sponsored events provided they do not interfere with other people’s view of the match. Tournament managers will determine if individuals are causing any viewing problems.

Each tournament will be protected by a Master Personal Liability and Property Damage Insurance Policy.

All tournaments will be protected against Inside Robbery and Outside Messenger Service and Burglary Insurance to a maximum of $2,000 for each tournament.

All Regional Tournament managers are bonded with a $10,000 Fidelity Bond and State Managers with a $75,000 bond.

Regional - Adult Student
           Season Ticket (3 day) Adult- $18.00 / Student - $10.00
           Each Individual Session Adult - $7.00 / Student - $4.00

A Pre-Quarters
            Adult - $6.00 / Student - $4.00

Note: All regional and state tickets are unreserved.

Season Ticket
            Adult: $30 + venue charge   Student: $15 + venue charge
Daily Pass
            Adult: $12.00 + venue charge
            Student: $6.00 + venue charge

Click HERE for District Volleyball Information

Click Brackets Below
Regions - B        
   Region 1 November 11, 12, 14, 2013 Kindred Perry Piatz perry.piatz@sendit.nodak.edu
   Region 2 November 11, 12, 14, 2013 Park River Aaron Schramm aaron.schramm@sendit.nodak.edu
   Region 3 November 11, 12, 14, 2013 Napoleon Barry McCleary barry.mccleary@sendit.nodak.edu
   Region 4 November 11, 12, 14, 2013 Devils Lake Jason Wiberg jason.w.wiberg@sendit.nodak.edu
   Region 5 November 11, 12, 14, 2013 Shiloh Christian Brian Marcus marcusb@shilohchristian.org
   Region 6 November 11, 12, 14, 2013 Minot Audi Alton Nygaard alton.nygaard@sendit.nodak.edu
   Region 7 November 11, 12, 14, 2013 Dickinson Trinity Andrew DesRosier andrew.desrosier.1@sendit.nodak.edu
   Region 8 November 11, 12, 14, 2013 Tioga Ryan Eraas Ryan.Eraas@sendit.nodak.edu
Regions - A        
   East November 12, 15, 16, 2013 Valley City Martin Bratrud martin.bratrud@sendit.nodak.edu
   West November 14, 15, 16, 2013 Jamestown Jim Roaldson jim.roaldson@sendit.nodak.edu
State A & B November 21, 22, 23, 2013 Minot Mitch Lunde mitch.lunde@sendit.nodak.edu

2013 Regional/State Volleyball Information

Regional Tournaments will be held at the following sites:

East Region – November 12 at site of upper seeded team, at Valley City November 15 and 16, Martin Bratrud, Mgr.

West Region – Jamestown, November 14, 15, 16, Jim Roaldson, Mgr.

First, second, third and fourth place winners advance to the state tournament. Third and fourth places will be determined using a cross- bracketing of semi-final losers to the consolation bracket’s semi-final round. All regional matches are to be played to conclusion. Failure to complete a match will cause a team to be ineligible for further competition. The WDA and EDC regions will set their own time and format for their regional tournaments.


First, second, third and fourth place winners advance to the state tournament. Third and fourth places will be determined using a cross-bracketing of semi-final losers to the consolation bracket’s semi-final round. The entire tournament bracketing will be as previously set.

All regional matches are to be played to conclusion. Failure to complete a match will cause a team to be ineligible for further competition.

B REGIONAL PAIRINGS - November 11, 12, 14, 2013

First round matches on November 11 will be in one session beginning at 3:00 p.m. Each subsequent match will begin 25 minutes after completion of the previous match. Pairings are:

Region 1 – Kindred, Perry Piatz, Manager
            District 1 - Team 1 vs. District 2 - Team 4
            District 2 - Team 2 vs. District 1 - Team 3
            District 2 - Team 1 vs. District 1 - Team 4
            District 1 - Team 2 vs. District 2 - Team 3

Region 2 – Park River, Aaron Schramm, Manager
            District 3 - Team 1 vs. District 4 - Team 4
            District 4 - Team 2 vs. District 3 - Team 3
            District 4 - Team 1 vs. District 3 - Team 4
            District 3 - Team 2 vs. District 4 - Team 3

Region 3 – Napoleon, Barry McCleary, Manager
            District 5 - Team 1 vs. District 6 - Team 4
            District 6 - Team 2 vs. District 5 - Team 3
            District 6 - Team 1 vs. District 5 - Team 4
            District 5 - Team 2 vs. District 6 - Team 3

Region 4 - Devils Lake, Jason Wiberg, Manager
            District 7 - Team 1 vs. District 8 - Team 4
            District 8 - Team 2 vs. District 7 - Team 3
            District 8 - Team 1 vs. District 7 - Team 4
            District 7 - Team 2 vs. District 8 - Team 3

Region 5 Shiloh Christian, Brian Marcus, Manager
            District 9 - Team 1 vs. District 10 -  Team 4
            District 10 - Team 2 vs. District 9-Team 3
            District 10 - Team 1 vs. District 9 - Team 4
            District 9 - Team 2 vs. District 10 - Team 3

Region 6 - Minot Auditorium, Alton Nygaard, Manager
            District 11 - Team 1 vs. District 12 - Team 4
            District 12 - Team 2 vs. District 11 - Team 3
            District 12 - Team 1 vs. District 11 - Team 4
            District 11- Team 2 vs. District 12 - Team 3

Region 7 – Dickinson Trinity, Thomas Sander, Manager
            District 13 - Team 1 vs. District 14 - Team 4
            District 14 - Team 2 vs. District 13 - Team 3
            District 14 - Team 1 vs. District 13 - Team 4
            District 13 - Team 2 vs. District 14 - Team 3

Region 8 – Tioga, Ryan Eraas, Manager
            District 15 - Team 1 vs. District 16 - Team 4
            District 16 - Team 2 vs. District 15 - Team 3
            District 16 - Team 1 vs. District 15 - Team 4
            District 15 - Team 2 vs. District 16 - Team 3

First place from each region shall advance to the State Tournament.

Previous Volleyball Champions

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Updated 11/18/2013