The Maine Association of Volleyball Officials is approved by the Maine Principals Association as the exclusive volleyball officials association in Maine, and our officials referee all high school matches in the state of Maine. Many of our members also officiate college (NCAA), and club (USAV) volleyball. Our officials have the opportunity to referee volleyball from September through May, and can work as much as they want, depending on their availability.
Starting with the 2019-2020 school year all Maine sports officials are required by the state to have a background check and have their fingerprints placed on file with the state. If you had these obligations taken care of at that time, be aware that you will have to have them re-done and re-submitted before the 2024-2025 school year.
(posted November 8, 2022)
(updated November 13, 2023)
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Extremely well-produced and detailed video for line judges. The information in this video will be valuable to all high school volleyball officials who must train non-certified officials on the job of line judge.
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