What is the NACIVT?
The North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament (NACIVT) is an annual volleyball tournament held on Labor Day weekend to bring together Chinese communities from around the United States and Canada. Since its inception in 1935, the tournament has grown considerably and has over 1,500 players participating in it each year.
The first North American Chinese Invitational Volleyball Tournament was held in Boston in 1944. The tournament is traditionally held outdoors on cement pavement with courts set up in parking lots and the street. Two-thirds of the team must be 100% Chinese and the remaining team members must be of Asian descent. Since then, teams from all over the country and Canada have participated, including New York City, Maryland, Los Angeles, Montreal, Philadelphia, San Francisco, San Diego, Toronto, and Washington DC. The tournament rotates between seven cities: Boston, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto, New York, San Francisco and Washington, DC.