On May 8, 2020, the MAVO Executive Board voted to require all MAVO members wishing to work a collegiate schedule to complete the appropriate PAVO iRef level. The iREF modules are progressive, and each prior level must be completed before moving to the next.
The iREF training module is free to all PAVO members.
PAVO REGISTRATION: Because of the delays and uncertainty about reopening businesses and events, as well as ongoing discussions with NCAA and Arbiter, the dues amounts are not settled yet. Consequently, the PAVO registration period has been reset to run from June 15 to July 31. LATE FEES will be applied beginning August 1.
PAVO REGISTRATION FOR THE ANNUAL OTP CLINICS OPEN JULY 6, 2020
ALL MAVO MEMBERS MUST attend an OTP clinic THIS YEAR. MAVO is not hosting such a clinic. This is a "rule book" year (new rule books are issued by the NCAA every two years) and all PAVO officials (collegiate) MUST ATTEND a certified OTP clinic.
Since all clinics this year are online it doesn't make any difference which one you attend.
PAVO officials MUST pre-register, however to attend any of the clinics, and registration after TUESDAY of the week of the clinic will include a late fee.
REGISTER NOW AND SAVE,
(July 1, 2020)
Nearly all collegiate volleyball officials begin as a high school volleyball official. There are numerous valuable skills that are learned at the high school level of officiating that should be mastered before becoming a collegiate official.
Because many of the people who wish to learn to officiate the sport of volleyball have no prior experience with the sport, either as a player, coach, or referee, it is important to have at least three-five years of officiating experience at the high school, or club level. Once a high school volleyball referee has several years of experience, the next step can be at the collegiate level, which requires much more training, and a firm dedication to the craft.
(July 1, 2020)
The demand for new high school volleyball officials is high all over the state. Many schools are adding girls volleyball to their line-up of fall sports. If you're interested, click the link.
The NFHS has extended its free course on ball handling though the month of July. This is a great way to brush up on your skills and to help you establish a better understanding of what constitutes ball handling errors.
(July 3, 2020)
Lets face it, this is one of the hardest parts of being a volleyball official and very few of us do it well. This course is an introduction to player alignments and overlaps. There are some very good helpful tools in this course
(July 3, 2020)
You've been tasked with being your school's official volleyball scorekeeper. Now what?
Here's how to become an integral part of the officiating team as an assistant scorekeeper.
So you want to be a high school volleyball line judge? Are you ready?
The "how to" be a volleyball scoreboard operator/timer
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