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Officials - Paid


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.


To better ensure that our members have a full NCR - USA Volleyball experience without the financial commitment of a full membership, the Fall Membership will be the ONLY MEMBERSHIP OFFERED  by North Country Region for the time being.  It allows officials the full support of the Region while we all assess if and how volleyball is impacted by Covid 19 during the winter and spring. The Fall Membership is a one time USA Volleyball Board approved  membership option that
  • is available September 1
  • can be upgraded to a full membership
  • can be purchased by junior age players and adults
  • will expire December 31, 2020
  • allows access to  SafeSport Training and officiating

Officials should select Administrator & then the Adult with Junior Program (Non-Coaching Role) membership option.



Beth Modaff

Officials Director

Phone: 952-831-9150 ext. 6

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 . . . .


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.

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First Medals Awarded at NBT Jr Championship

By B.J. Hoeptner Evans 07/27/2020, 9:15am CDT


By Communications Manager B.J. Hoeptner Evans ( | July 24, 2020, 7:26 p.m. (ET)


NBT Jr Champs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 24, 2020) – Players from Texas, Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee won gold on Thursday in three divisions of the 2020 USA National Beach Tour Junior Championship in Huntsville, Ala.

USA Volleyball is holding the championship in partnership with Rally Volleyball Club, the Huntsville Sports Commission and the City of Huntsville.

Almost 350 girls and boys beach teams from 27 states are registered to compete in the championship being held at John Hunt Park.

Finals were held Thursday in the Girls 12U and 16U and Boys 16U divisions.

The Girls 16U winners were Maggie Boyd and Gabrielle Walker of Flower Mound, Texas. They defeated Jourdan Boulware (Tallahassee, Fla.) and Ashley Peter (Bradenton, Fla.), 21-18, 21-18 in the final.

Kylie Wickley/Alexis Durish, both of San Antonio, Texas, tied with Jasmine Haas (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Jacqueline Carpenter (Dublin, Ohio) for third place. The Girls 16U Division started with 112 teams.

The Boys 16U winners were Gavin Blanchette (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Tate Colebaugh (Owens Cross Roads, Ala.) who beat Kenneth Felts (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Ajani Henley (Marietta, Ga.) in the final, 21-17, 21-15.

Gabriel Hartwell (Wichita, Kan.) and Clayton Elliott (Goldsby, Okla.) took third place, defeating Jack Turner (Zionsville, Ind.) and Jay Miller (Yorktown, Ind.), 21-13, 21-19. Ten teams started the division.

The Girls 12U Division started with 34 teams. Katrina Oswald and Sara Smedley of Louisville, Ky., won the gold with a 19-21, 21-18, 15-11 victory in the final over Bella and Dreya Scherfenberg of Harrisonville, Mo.

Rylee Woods (Gilbert, Ariz.) and Natalie Lorenzo (Mesa, Ariz.) took third place with a 16-21, 21-14, 15-8 win over Finley Saxon and Addie Micklos of Montgomery, Texas.

For full results, visit the USA Volleyball event page.

Check out this report on the event from WHNT:

Tokyo 2020 Schedule Confirmed for 2021

By FIVB Website 07/20/2020, 12:00pm CDT

Volleyball 17/07/2020



Hosts Japan look forward to the rescheduled Tokyo Games.

Lausanne, Switzerland, July 17, 2020 - The full match schedule for the men's and women's volleyball tournaments at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic date, now replanned for 2021, has been confirmed, ahead of the ultimate sporting event of the planet due to be held in the Japanese capital from July 23 to August 8.

● Match schedule - Men - Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Click here.
● Match schedule - Women - Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - Click here.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games earlier this year rescheduled the Games for 2021.

The volleyball schedule remains the same as originally planned for, though adjusted to the new dates of 2021.

As volleyball returns to the place where it made its Olympic debut in 1964, for the first time in history the competition will conclude with the women's final, on Sunday, August 8, just a few hours ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Closing Ceremony and one day after the men's gold is decided.

The preliminary round matches will be held on alternate days for men and women, each day including six matches in three sessions of two.

Action begins with the men's competition on Saturday, July 24 as Rio 2016 silver medallists Italy take on Canada at 9.00 local time (0.00 GMT). Defending champions Brazil open their campaign with the second match of the opening day at 11.05 (2.05 GMT).

The preliminary round in the men's tournament concludes on Sunday, August 1, followed by quarterfinals on Tuesday, August 3 and semifinals on Thursday, August 5. The medals matches are scheduled for Saturday, August 7, starting at 13.30 local time (4.30 GMT) for the bronze medal match and at 21.15 (12.15 GMT) for the gold medal match.

The order of quarterfinals and semifinals will be defined following the conclusion of the preliminary round and quarterfinals respectively, to ensure the maximum audience for the athletes and the sport in the different territories broadcasting the Olympic Games.

The women's tournament begins on Sunday, July 25 with first serve at 9.00 local time (0.00 GMT) when Russia take on Italy. Defending champions China play their first game at 16.25 (7.25 GMT) against Turkey.

The preliminary round in the women's tournament concludes on Monday, August 2, followed by quarterfinals on Wednesday, August 4 and semifinals on Friday, August 6. The medals matches are scheduled for Sunday, August 8, starting at 9.00 local time (0.00 GMT) for the bronze and at 13.30 (4.30 GMT) for the gold.

All volleyball matches of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will be held at the newly constructed Ariake Arena.

Quick links:
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020