IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR JUNIOR PLAYERS: As USAV released an updated rule book this year, ALL junior players need to register for and complete officiating training either online or at an in-person clinic. Upon completion, R2 badge certification will be good for two years (through the 2020-2021 season).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION IF YOU NEED HELP: Please utilize the Help Desk within the USAV Academy for any issues while taking the courses. Please select “Report an Issue”, then select “Officiating Training” for the department someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Access Webpoint by logging in. If this is your first time logging into Webpoint, Request a Login to create your user name and password.
NOTE: Before enrolling in any course, click View Current Certifications/Badges on the home page to see if you have completed any training last season (see image). This will display any Certifications you may have completed along with the certification expiration date.
Click Region Clinics options on the left side of the screen near the bottom of the options menu, then select Region Ref/Score Clinics (see image).
• Junior Players: Find the Junior Player Officiating Training and click Participant Registration to register for the course. Upon completion of this course, players earn an R2 badge, and all USAV officiating training requirements for juniors to participate in events are met.
• Coaches & Club Directors: Find the Coach Officiating Training ONLY or Club Director Officiating Training ONLY and click Participant Registration to register for the course. Club Directors who are also coaches should register only for the Coach Officiating Training.
• Officials: Find the appropriate Paid Officials course (see below) and click on Participant Registration to register for the course.
The course will show a price of $0. Enter all required information (indicated by a *). Click Submit.
COACHES, CLUB DIRECTORS and PAID OFFICIALS also must have current SafeSport training and a current Background Screening. If needed, register for these under the Member Area in Webpoint near the top left of your screen.
Once registered for the correct training, click the red USAV Academy button on the bottom left side of your screen (see image). This will take you to the proper courses needed to complete the training.
Google Chrome tends to be the best platform to use for this particular training, although Firefox works well for others (please stay away from Internet Explorer). It is advisable to run the system test found on the Home page of your USAV Academy to ensure your computer is set-up and will run the training properly. Most importantly, you will need a fast, stable internet connection. Doing your training on a phone will most likely not work well overall.
On the My Account page of your USAV Academy, begin watching courses by clicking GO and watching each slide all the way through in order to get credit for each course.
NOTE: At the end of each course, the instructions will ask you to close the window and provide a link to return to course details page. Please be sure to complete this step in order to get credit for the course. Courses do not need to be completed all at once as your progress is saved. To return to your courses, simply login to Webpoint then click the red USAV Academy button to continue your training.
Junior/Club Director/Coach: Once all required courses are finished, coaches will see a Junior Referee - Coach (Junior Referee on member card) certification pop-up on the left side of My Account page where you will be able to print a certificate (see image). If a certificate does not pop-up, you have not completed the training and most likely have another course to complete until the very end.
Club Directors will not see a certificate as the required courses are informational only pertaining to the club director role.
Paid Officials: Once all required courses are finished and the Referee chair has had a chance to review and verify your on-court observation, only at that point will a certificate pop-up on the top-left side of your My Account page. Please note that since an on-court observation is required for most all levels, this will delay the certification from appearing at the conclusion of your coursework, as this is a manual process for verifying each and every official.
Return to Webpoint and print your member card that will include all your certifications for the season by clicking Member Home on top left corner, then select Print Member Card.