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Officials - Paid

MAKE AN IMPACT

Officials are a huge part of our junior tournaments’ success. Safety is our top priority concerning working with junior athletes, and officials are another adult group that we make sure are considered safe before working for North Country Region. There is a process to becoming an official and it leads up to the podium of USA Volleyball, the National Governing Body, where opportunities are limitless. Officials embrace “Volleyball for Life” and they have the upper hand in making an impact on all junior athletes that come into contact with these adults who truly love to surround themselves in this sport for life.

UPDATE: OFFICIAL'S EXAMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE YOUR USAV ACADEMY ACCOUNT BY 1/22/2021.  

NORTH COUNTRY REGION OFFICIATING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

2021 USAV OFFICIALS NATIONAL TRAINING CAMP

North Country Region-USA Volleyball is very excited to host the 2021 USAV Officials Training Camp scheduled to take place February 5-7, 2021 in the Twin Cities.  This camp is intended for all officials who wish to advance their current rating or to receive additional training in officiating.  In addition, the camp will allow officials to officiate top level matches at the 2021 NCR SmackFest tournament while receiving invaluable feedback from the USAV National Training Team.  Last year's USAV Officials National Training Camp was an incredible hands-on learning experience for everyone involved.  If you are looking to take your officiating to the next level, you don't want to miss this!  

Registration will be open to officials from other USAV regions as well. Officials registering from regions outside of North Country Region must provide a recommendation letter from their Officials Chair. 

REGISTRATION CLOSES on JANUARY 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm (CDT).  Click the link below for further details and to REGISTER TODAY!

NCR VIRTUAL REGION ADVANCEMENT CLINIC

This year, North Country Region offered our annual Region Advancement Clinic virtually.  Our Officials Chair, Travis Karlin, facilitated he clinic on December 29, 2020

All New & Provisional Officials should view this clinic.  Regional Officials may choose to participate in this clinic and/or the National Advancement Clinic.  National & Junior National Officials are required to take the National Advancement Clinic; however, you are welcome to view this clinic as well.   

If you missed the Virtual Regional Advancement Clinic live but would like to request access to view it, please reach out to our Officials Director, Beth Modaff

OFFICIALS ON-COURT EVALUATION & TRAINING

North Country Region is offering a Paid Officials On-Court Evaluation & Training at the Irish Early Bird  Tournament on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Hope Fieldhouse in Rosemount, MN.   

All New/Apprentice Officials should participate in this FREE training and evaluation.  Working with the NCR Officials Training Team will be impactful and give you confidence as you jump into the 2021 officiating season. 

All Provisional officials who are looking to advance to the Regional official level need to be evaluated on-court by the NCR Officials Training Team.  This event is a great opportunity to take care of your on-court evaluation. 

Regional officials should be evaluated every other year to maintain their North Country Region Regional status.  Take advantage of this opportunity to complete your biennial evaluation. 

Click the link below and Register Today!

OFFICIALS RESOURCES & INFORMATION

OFFICIAL CERTIFICATIONS

APPRENTICE:  An apprentice official has met all the requirements including membership, background screening, and training and is eligible to be assigned to matches in North Country Region.  This stage focuses on the development of basic officiating and score-keeping skills through match experience.  An official remains at this level until they can be observed and recommended to advance.  

PROVISIONAL:  A provisional official has demonstrated and successfully applied volleyball rules and officiating mechanics.  This is a development level but can be permanent if an individual chooses not to advance further. 

REGIONAL:  After serving a minimum of one year as a Provisional Official, one may begin working toward their Regional certification.  A Regional Official may officiate any match at any age level within the Region and must have working knowledge of volleyball rules, proper officiating mechanics, be familiar with the USAV score sheet, know how to transition to the R2 position, and show awareness in rotational faults as well as players' positions on the court.  

JUNIOR NATIONAL: A Junior National Official is certified to officiate any and all USAV-sanctioned junior competition in any of the 40 regions of USA Volleyball.  This includes all USA Volleyball Junior National Championships. 

NATIONAL: A National Official is eligible to work at all USAV-sanctioned competitions including the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships and the USA Volleyball Adult Open National Championships.  

Click on the links below to see how to become an official at each of these levels.

North Country Region Trainers

OFFICIATING QUESTIONS? ASK AN OFFICIAL

One of the missions of North Country Region – USA Volleyball is to support our region members by passing on as much knowledge, information and experience as possible to each of you.  North Country Region is honored to have a well-respected USAV National Official as our Officials Chair, and he is ready to answer your officiating questions and clarify any USAV Rules, so how can we help?  
•    Is this an out of rotation fault?
•    What is the correct signal?
•    Does the R1 or the R2 whistle this fault?
•    Does the R2 repeat this signal?
•    Does the screen rule still exist?
•    When is a delay sanction issued?
Click on the ASK AN OFFICIAL link above and ask away . . . .

Beth Modaff

Officials Director

Phone: 952-831-9150 ext. 6