The Maine Association of Volleyball Officials (MAVO) is announcing details of their 2020 Maine High School Girls Volleyball Rookie Officials Boot Camp, to be held in the gymnasium at Deering High School, in Portland, Maine, beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 21 (check-in begins at 8:30). This one-day class will continue until approximately 3 p.m. Classroom and on-court instruction will be presented.
This event will provide information to new and prospective officials regarding the process of becoming a certified NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) high school girls volleyball official.
The Maine high school girls volleyball season runs from the first week of school in September, through the final week of October, and the Maine Association of Volleyball Officials is the organization which provides instruction and assigns all volleyball officials in the state of Maine.
New volleyball officials are typically offered a match schedule that can include freshman matches, as well as junior varsity/varsity double-header contests. Most assignments require officials to be court side by either 3:30 or 4 p.m. during the week, and the assignments typically conclude before 7:30 p.m. Some Saturday matches may also be available.
Interested adults (18+) with or without previous sports officiating experience are encouraged to attend this event to get a head start on their career with the Maine Association of Volleyball Officials.
The $20 registration includes printed instructional materials, lunch, and a $10 rebate on the first year’s MAVO membership for those who become a certified high school volleyball official.
Additionally, a series of summer instructional sessions are offered for new officials to gain some on-court experience prior to the start of their first season. These sessions are invaluable for those wishing to become a high school volleyball referee.
Classroom instruction, rules clinics, and instructional play-dates are also being scheduled for August, prior to the start of the 2020 season.
For more information and to pre-register, contact Michael Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
(posted March 5, 2020)