MAVO is recognized by the Maine Principals Association as the official high school volleyball officials association in our state. We officiate high school volleyball matches throughout the entire state of Maine.
MAVO's primary purpose is to provide support, supervision and training for our members.
The Maine High School Girls volleyball season is September through October. Preseason training begins in June, with opportunities for on-court, practical experience, and rules and mechanics clinics throughout the summer. Participation in one or more scheduled preseason play dates is mandatory.
Many members of MAVO have joined the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials (PAVO), and officiate NCAA collegiate-level volleyball in Maine. MAVO provides training and support for experienced high school officials wishing to advance to a higher level.
The collegiate women's season is held in September and October, with playoffs in November. MAVO provides rules instruction, mechanics instruction, and supervision for those officials qualified. There is a separate registration in conjunction with the NCAA that is required to become a member of PAVO
After the Maine High School and collegiate volleyball seasons are completed there are other opportunities for MAVO members to work and gain additional experience by officiating men's, women's, and youth volleyball matches sanctioned through the United States Volleyball Association; the National Governing Body for the sport. Additionally, opportunities exist to officiate Maine State Volleyball Association matches in tournaments played throughout the state.
USAV officials are trained through USAV, with support from MAVO, and a separate registration is required.
All MAVO members are required to have their fingerprints on file and are subjected to a Maine Department of Education background check before they can be assigned any high school matches in the state of Maine. There is a $55 fee for fingerprinting, and $15 for the background check. Once approved, it is valid for five years. This requirement applies to all sports officials in all sports working high school assignments. Learn more
Remember: without sports officials, it's only a scrimmage