Officiating Requirements for Teams and Coaches

BECOMING AN OFFICIAL FOR YOUR JUNIOR TEAM

Each team in the Delta Region is required to have at least two certified referees, one certified scorekeeper, one certified Libero tracker and two certified Line Judges listed on the team roster. Different levels of officiating certification are available through the Delta Region. Please review each certification requirement outlined in the Junior Club Official’s Guidebook above.

With the increasing expectation of quality officials for volleyball matches, it is the policy of the Delta Region that certified coaches or certified chaperones of Junior Teams accept the role of primary referee (R1) for their team, when a paid official is not working the set.  Junior Officials may serve as a secondary referee (R2).  We believe that this is the best direction for us to take for the protection of the younger players and the integrity of the game. We expect all Junior Programs to embrace this concept and participate fully as a club.

It is recommended that early in the season that the team coach focus most of their training on just a few individuals per team to get the team ready for early officiating assignments. The team coach should decide who best fits with each officiating responsibility. All players should be encouraged to take the online officiating clinics and quizzes to increase their knowledge of the game. But, when it comes to hands on training you may want to start out with only a select few. As long as each member performing a duty as part of the officiating crew has been trained and certified in that position's duties, region requirements have been met.
 

TO REGISTER FOR THE CLINIC(S) YOU WANT TO TAKE

The first thing you need to do when getting ready to take the online Officials Clinics is REGISTER for the clinic in your member account. Doing this will synchronize your USAV Academy credentials to match your current Webpoint (member account) login information. Hint--make sure your password does not have any special characters like $, &, @, etc. The system will not allow you to take the online clinics with special characters in your password--the password becomes invalid.

To register for the clinics:

  1. Go to webpoint.usavolleyball.org to login to your Member Account
  2. Enter your Username and Password
  3. On the left bottom section of the page look for the Region Clinics tab (not USAV Clinics) and then click on Region Ref/Score Clinics
  4. A list of clinics will then come up on the page. Read each description carefully for the clinic you wish to take. If you are a junior player—only take the clinics listed for junior players.
  5. Then click on the Register Now button to the right of the clinic name.
  6. Fill in and submit all your member information and hit submit. Confirm the information on the next screen and hit register.
  7. After you register for the clinic, you will receive a confirmation email telling you that you are all signed up and can begin, including a link to the clinics. If you aren’t ready to start yet—no worries—you can log back in to the clinics from the main page of your Member Account.

To log in to the place where the Delta Region Clinics can be found (after you register), just click on the “Volleyball Academy” button on your Member Account page. You will then be directed to the Learning Material site. 

When you have completed all modules for the clinic you registered for, your certification will immediately appear under the Officiating tab on the first page of your Member Account. If your page still list “in-progress” this means that you have not completed all of the modules. Log back into the Academy to see what you missed.

COMPLETED CERTIFICATIONS ARE POSTED IMMEDIATELY TO THE INDIVIDUALS MEMBER RECORD AND THE TEAM ROSTER.

WHAT CLINICS SHOULD I TAKE?

Listed below are the Officiating Clinics offered in the Delta Region for members of Junior Clubs. Please note only Club Adults are expected to take the First Referee Clinic. Expected completion time is listed for each module. All members of Junior Clubs are eligible to take the clinics, which include: Junior players, managers, coaches and chaperones who could serve as part of the officiating team at a USA Volleyball sanctioned Junior Tournament. Each person participating on the Officiating Team must have taken the course and be certified for the duty they perform.

MODULE

TIME

 

 

LIBERO CLINIC  ~ BADGE WHEN COMPLETED =   (L)

 

2020 Officiating Overview

 

Libero Control (w/quiz)

16 min

 

 

LINE JUDGE CLINIC ~ BADGE WHEN COMPLETED =   (J)

 

2020 Officiating Overview

 

Line Judge Essentials

10 min

 

 

SCORE CLINIC ~ BADGE WHEN COMPLETED = (S)

 

2020 Officiating Overview

 

Scoring Basics Non-deciding Set (w/quiz)

25 min

Scoring – Deciding Set (w/quiz)

7 min

Basic Scoring Example

6 min

COMPLETION TIME FOR THE CLINIC

38 min

 

 

JUNIOR SECOND REFEREE ~ BADGE WHEN COMPLETED  = (2)

 

2020 Officiating Overview

 

Junior Second Referee

23 min

Junior Signals

16 min

COMPLETION TIME FOR THE CLINIC

39 min

 

 

JUNIOR FIRST REFEREE ~ BADGE WHEN COMPLETED = (1)  * For Coaches/Adults

 

2020 Officiating Overview

 

Junior First Referee (w/quiz)

20 min

2019-20 Critical Rules & Interpretations

10 min

COMPLETION TIME FOR THE CLINIC

30 min

 

CHECK FOR YOUR CERTIFICATION

You should be able to tell when you have completed your certification while reviewing your USAV Academy main page. Just click on the My Certificates icon to the left of the Learning Activities column for your completed certificates. 

To double-check your certification, log back into your member account in Webpoint. If you have completed the courses required for each clinic/certification, your certification will be posted to your member record and your membership card. 

If it is not immediately posted you have not completed the all the courses required for certification! To check to see what you still need, click back on the USAV Academy button and look at your
Transcript Folder icon to the right of the Learning Activities column. This will outline everything you have taken and what you still need to complete.

 

HOW MANY OFFICIALS DOES A TEAM NEED TO COMPETE

All teams are only required to have six certified officials on their team rosters. These certifications are: one adult R1; one R2; one Score keeper; one Libero tracker; and two line judges. The Delta Region does not require that everyone on the team have a certification, as long as these six certifications are filled. Some clubs may require all players to take everything---sorry---if so, expect to be on the computer for about 2.4 hours to complete all courses.

Certifications are posted immediately to the team roster.  An individual certification will be listed on the team roster as a Badge: 1-means they are certified to R1; 2-means they are certified to R2; S-certified to keep score ; J-certified to Line Judge; and L-certified to be a Libero tracker.

A "P"  listed on the team roster means that individual is not certified-they are still in-progress. If a team member has a "P" on the team roster, that individual needs to log back into the Academy to see which Module was missed.

 

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