Please click here to read 2013 Line Judge Techniques for Signaling an Antenna Fault.
Hopefully you were able to view VolleyCast 1 regarding the net fault clarification.
Many of you are already working your second weekend, but please take the time to view VolleyCast 2, which reviews the center line points of emphasis regarding safety.
VolleyCast 3 has also been posted and will assist you with the new solid-colored uniform rule.
Anne Pufahl. SRE
Joan Powell, NC
The NCAA 2013 volleyball season is underway. Some of you have already worked a preseason tournament or scrimmage. You and your crew hopefully worked through the new techniques, clarifications, points of emphasis and the new uniform rule.
We thought we could further your preparation by posting the net fault and center line fault video clips from this year’s clinics. Now you can view them at your leisure and better understand the clarifications. The coaches received some of the same videos, as well as the clarifications that the officials received. Today you will be able to review the net fault videos through the first VolleyCast. Soon you will be able to review the center line points of emphasis in VolleyCast II. The third VolleyCast will deal with the uniform rule. Stay tuned for an update announcing VolleyCast II and III.
We appreciated your post-clinic evaluations. The first rules interpretation will be posted soon with answers to questions you posed at the clinics, along with situations from the first weekend of competition.
The NCAA Rules Book can be downloaded as a free application on your Apple or Android device. This member benefit is a resource. You will be asked to provide your ArbiterSports email and password in order to download the rules book. Please do not bring your phone or tablet to the score table. In the event of a protest, use your rules book.
Continue to visit the Hub for updates. New and additional information posted in the POSTSEASON area on the Hub includes:
· Best Practices for Line Judges, updated
· 2013 Best Practices for Scorekeepers
· 2013 Postseason Dates for Divisions I, II, III
· Division I, II, III Postseason Processes
· Postseason Competition Criteria
· Best Practices for Postseason Consideration
*Click “More” to view all of the postseason documents
*No need to send the National Coordinator a copy of your test results; a list will be generated and sent to me.
Anne Pufahl, SRE
Joan Powell, NC
It is hard to believe that we are about to start our preparatory phase of the 2013 volleyball season. The NCAA/PAVO clinics will get underway this weekend at four cities. There will be 29 host sites in all. Check out the site nearest you under Clinic Information.
The 2013 NCAA/PAVO online exams have been posted. When you are ready to take your exam, go to the TESTING Tab and follow the directions. Here are a few reminders:
-The Form A and B rules exams are only available to currently registered members of the NCAA Central Hub.
-PAVO National referees, as well as referees who wish to be eligible for NCAA postseason assignments, must complete the Form A (or B) exam online by September 1. These referees must attain a score of at least 90 on either Form A or Form B, within the 90-minute time allotment. As an added feature this year, test-takers will also find a 90-minute countdown clock on the exam page.
It is strongly suggested that you attend an NCAA/PAVO clinic before attempting the exam. And consider using PAVO RefSchool to prep for the exam and the upcoming season – the link to RefSchool is on the PAVO website (www.pavo.org). The $10 subscription is well worth the cost.
Thanks for your preparation and your pursuit to excellence!
2013 Welcome, Registration, Membership
Welcome to the NCAA Volleyball Officiating Central Hub – dedicated entirely to volleyball officials.
As you prepare to the best official that you can be, registration with the NCAA is a perfect start and a necessary commitment to a good season. To demonstrate our commitment to you we have updated the “Pregame” Central Hub to help you develop the knowledge and skills needed for top-notch officiating. Remember your “pre-game” responsibilities start with registration, clinic attendance, and fulfillment of the exam. You are encouraged to visit the Hub regularly to access the latest in volleyball officiating.
As always, we welcome your suggestions, new ideas, and any thoughts you may have to make this site even better.
Thanks again for your commitment to the institutions, coaches, players, and to officiating, your crew, and the game itself.
Now let’s get started…
The NCAA Volleyball Officiating Program (VOP) is approaching its third year. The National Coordinator, Secretary-Rules Editor, and Regional Advisors help to develop the Central Hub website, which includes vital information for anyone who officiates volleyball matches using NCAA rules. The Central Hub is now the only source for the NCAA/PAVO Annual Examination, the NCAA rules interpretations, the National Coordinator Messages, and other new and timely training tools, which can be viewed on Apple and Android mobile devices. The NCAA/PAVO clinics are an imperative to your preparation for the upcoming season. The coaches and athletes spend a great deal of time preparing for their season. You must take the time to fulfill your pre-season responsibilities, as well.
Registration for the 2013 season will open May 1, 2013.
For those whose PAVO board opts for online dues payment:
- Go to the PAVO website and complete the online dues payment process.
- You will then be prompted to go to the NCAA Volleyball Central Hub.
- If your current-year PAVO dues have been received in the PAVO Central Office, you will be permitted to complete NCAA Volleyball Officials' registration at no additional cost.
- Complete your NCAA Volleyball Officials' registration.
- Paying your PAVO dues and completing your NCAA Volleyball Officials' registration are two separate steps.
- If, for some reason, you do not complete your NCAA Volleyball Officials' registration when you pay your PAVO dues, you will be able to go back and complete that step later.
For those who are not paying dues online:
- If your board chair opts for payments directly to your local board, write a check for your dues, give it to your board chair or their designee.
- Once your board chair submits your dues to the PAVO Central Office, you will receive an email with a link to the NCAA Central Hub.
- Complete your NCAA Volleyball Officials' registration. You will not have access to the Central Hub until you complete your NCAA Central Hub registration.
- You will also receive a link to the PAVO waivers and Conditions of Membership. Your dues will not be processed until you complete agreed to the waivers/Conditions of Membership.
If you are not a member of PAVO:
- Click REGISTRATION.
- Complete your registration and submit your $100 fee.
Standard PAVO members:
“Standard” PAVO members are eligible for certification as a referee, and pay $110 to PAVO/NCAA plus local board dues. Standard members who pay PAVO dues (either online or by check) and complete the NCAA registration, will receive the NCAA “Welcome Packet” that includes the NCAA Volleyball 2012 and 2013 Rules and Interpretations book, special vendor discount offers, and, for officials who did not register and receive a copy last year, the NCAA/PAVO Women's Volleyball Officiating Manual (shipped separately). The “Welcome Packets” will be shipped directly to each standard member. Members will receive an email from TrackingUpdates@fedex.com informing them of the ship date of their Welcome Packet.
Associate PAVO members:
“Associate” PAVO members are eligible for certification as a line judge or scorekeeper, and pay $20 to PAVO/NCAA plus local board dues. Associate members who register on the NCAA Central Hub will have full access to all Central Hub features. However, associate members will not receive a “Welcome Packet,” but may purchase NCAA rule books from the NCAA website, www.ncaapublications.com and the NCAA/PAVO Officiating Manual from the PAVO Estore.
Check the Official Word newsletter for more information.
The FormA/FormB exam for referees can be accessed by clicking on the Central Hub TESTING Tab, and a 90% or better mark by September 1 is required for anyone wishing to be considered for Division I, II or III postseason and may be required by your coordinator/assignor. The Form A/Form B will be available online from July 15 to October 1. Although the Form A/Form B exam is available from July 15 to October 1, please note that anyone interested in NCAA postseason assignments must submit their score by the September 1 deadline.
Just like in the game of volleyball, we always seem to survive the changes each year. The current changes for officials involve a lot of improvements, including technology to add to the training process. The information and features that will be on the Central Hub will have a positive impact on your officiating skills if accessed regularly and with diligence.
NCAA National Coordinator of Volleyball Officiating
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