The Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) Championship which also serves as the 2017 FIVB World Championship Second Round Qualifiers comes off in Antigua & Barbuda from September 6th - 11th and will involve already qualifiers, St Lucia, Dutch St Marteen, Grenada, Dominica, St Kitts/Nevis, French St Martin host Antigua & Barbuda and Bermuda to battle it out for the other qualification spot.
The other teams which will compete in the Norceca Continental Championship includes Cuba, Canada, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua and Guatemala, St Lucia and Jamaica, as CAZOVA runner-up.
The two remaining Norceca Continental Championship Finals Groups will being hosted by Canada (September 26-30) and Dominican Republic (October 11-16).
At the end of each of the four-team groups, the the top two from each will advance to the 2018 World Championship, that will run from September 29 to October 20.
USA has already qualified to the World Championships in Japan in 2018 as the reigning champions and will be joined by the six other teams as Norceca representatives at the finals.
The qualifiers in October will conclude a busy five months of competition for the national women’s team after they competed at the 16th Pan American Women’s Cup in Lima, Peru in June followed by the first two weeks of the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix Group Three Series, in Mexico and in T&T at Couva in July.