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PAVO Referee and Line Judge Training Camps Program

Purpose: To provide officials, both referees and line judges, with on-court officiating opportunities in a low-pressure atmosphere that allows for feedback and constructive criticism. Participants should be challenged to learn and develop new officiating skills and a better appreciation of the intricacies of volleyball officiating.

Since 2002, PAVO has been offering officials' training camps. Geographic diversity and competitive variation are important components to the decision making process. Camps are held each Spring in a variety of tournament settings - women's collegiate play, men's and women's collegiate club, and juniors. By design, we strive to appeal to officials of all skill levels by offering on-court training opportunities that may expose the camp participant a higher level of play than they have previously experienced.

Online registration through the PAVO E-Store is mandatory for all 2017 camps. Register NOW on the PAVO E-Store. contact Miki at the PAVO Central Office 888/791-2074.


Camp Scholarships

PAVO Officials' Training Camps have been highly successful in helping develop the quantity and quality of the cadre of officials across the nation. In support of this cause are the availability of camp scholarships. These scholarship funds are awarded to deserving officials to help offset expenses associated with camp attendance - usually, the registration fee is covered in full. Completed applications for scholarships must be submitted not later than April 15, 2017.

Scholarship Application Process
Any PAVO member in good standing may apply for a camp scholarship. Click here for information on camp scholarships that are available. Electronic submission of application and recommendation forms can be completed by emailing Suzanne Dodd, PAVO Camp Director.

  • 2017 PAVO Training Camps Scholarship Application (coming soon)
  • 2017 PAVO Camp Scholarship Applicant Recommendation Form (coming soon)
  • 2017 PAVO Camp Scholarship descriptions (coming soon)

Selecting the Camp that's Right for You!

The camp experience offers the following:

  • A chance to officiate with officials from other areas of the country.
  • Evaluations without the intensity of a rating session.
  • Feedback from seasoned evaluators.
  • An atmosphere conducive to learning and fun!

At many camps, the camper will be videotaped (with audio-feedback) during their on-court experiences. After completing the camp, campers have the option of having summarized evaluation information sent to conference coordinators and assignors across the country.

REFEREES can choose from three (3) different levels of camp so that skill level can be appropriately matched with the skill level of the tournament participants. All levels of referee camps include multiple opportunities to work as both first referee and second referee as well as a pre-tournament meeting and a specialized classroom session the evening before the tournament*.

LINE JUDGES can currently choose from two (2) different levels of camp that offer opportunities to develop and enhance skills while working a high level of competition. All line judge camps include a pre-tournament meeting and specialized classroom session the evening before the tournament*.

*Departures should not be planned before 8pm the day of the tournament.


Referee Camps

Register online now at the PAVO E-store.

This level of camp is intended to provide educational and on-court experience for referees looking to build their foundation of officiating skills. Registration is on a first-paid, first-accepted basis. The registration fee for 2017 Referee Training Camps is set at $175.00 for PAVO members and non-members. Reference our refund policy at the bottom of this page.

2017 Referee Camp(s):

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, March 24-25. Registration closes on March 17.
Tournament participants include teams from NCAA Division I and II as well as the NAIA — an excellent opportunity for referees in the early stages of their officiating career to get valuable experience and feedback. Discounted hotel rooms are available and lunch on tournament day will be provided. Travel and expenses are the responsibility of the camp participant. Camp space is limited!

STAFF: Kathy Ferraraccio (Evaluator), Wade DuBois (Evaluator), Ann Hutchins (Evaluator), and Chuck Fleet (Evaluator).


Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, April 1-2. Registration closes on March 24.
This high-energy tournament boasts competition from teams representing the ACC, SEC, and the AAC. Rooming accommodations will not be provided. Lunch will be provided on camp tournament day. Travel and expenses are the responsibility of the camp participant. Camp space is limited!

SPECIAL NOTE: The Big South National Qualifier is held at a nearby site during this tournament. The opportunity to work at the B.S.Q. is possible for early registrants, but is not guaranteed.

STAFF: Mark Prater (Crew Chief), Pati Rolf (Evaluator), and Suzanne Dodd (Evaluator).


University of Albany, Albany, NY, April 7-8. Registration closes on March 31.
PAVO is excited about holding a camp in the Northeast! This large tournament will include competition from some of the best teams in the CAA, Patriot League, and other conferences. Lunch will be provided on tournament day and discounted hotel rooms are available. Space is limited. Travel and expenses are the responsibility of the camp participant. Camp space is limited!

STAFF: Michael O'Connor (Evaluator), and Mike McPoyle (Evaluator)


Collegiate Referee Camps

Register online now at the PAVO E-store.

These camps are intended to strengthen the knowledge and skills of a referee already officiating at any division of women's collegiate competition. Rosters are filled on a first-paid, first-accepted basis following the vetting of applications for qualification. The registration fee for a 2017 Collegiate Referee Training Camp is $260.00 for PAVO members and $285 for non-members. Reference our refund policy at the bottom of this page.

2017 Collegiate Referee Camp(s):

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, February 24-25. Registration closes on February 17.
This tournament will include Division I competition from teams representing the following conferences: American Athletic, Atlantic Sun, C-USA, and MEAC. Video feedback with a running commentary using Dartfish software will be included. Discounted hotel rooms are available and lunch on tournament day will be provided. Camp space is limited!

STAFF: Donna Carter (Crew Chief), Leisa Jordan (Evaluator), Carlos Rodriguez (Evaluator), and Jerry Moews (Technician/Evaluator).


University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, March 31-April 1. Registration closes on March 24.
PAVO is excited about holding a camp involving teams from the PAC-12, Mountain West, West Coast, and PacWest conferences. An Advanced Line Judge Camp will be held in conjunction with this camp. Video feedback with a running commentary using Dartfish software will be included. Discounted hotel rooms are available; lunch will be provided on tournament day. Camp space is limited!

 STAFF: Verna Klubnikin (Crew Chief), Joan Powell (Evaluator), Anne Pufahl (Evaluator), and Sergio Gonzalez (Evaluator).


University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, April 21-22. Registration closes on April 14.
PAVO proudly announces this camp opportunity as a part of Tennessee's long-standing tournament tradition. This tournament includes competition from the SEC and other major and mid-major Division I programs. Video feedback with a running commentary using Dartfish software will be included. Discounted hotel rooms are available; lunch will be provided on tournament day. Camp space is limited!

SPECIAL NOTE: The SAVL Power League Championships is being held in nearby Pigeon Forge, TN, and the opportunity to work that event is also possible by registering on AES.

STAFF: Bill Thornburg (Crew Chief), Marcia Alterman (Evaluator), Jung Park (Evaluator), Denise Penzkoper (Evaluator), and Jerry Moews (Technician).


Advanced Referee Camps

Advanced Referee Camp Application and required Forms

Advanced camps are highly competitive camps intended for the referee interested in breaking into the top tier conferences or to prepare officials pursuing a PAVO National rating. Video feedback with voice-over commentary is included. The registration fees for a 2017 Advanced Referee Training Camp is $300 for PAVO members and $330 for non-members.

Application and Payment Process:  The completed application, two (2) letters of recommendation, and an officiating resume (“application packet”), must be submitted not later than February 15, 2017 to the PAVO Central Office, Attn: Miki Kennedy (PO Box 780, Oxford KS 67119) or electronically at pavo@pavo.org.

Additionally, the full registration fee (see above) also must be paid online, via the PAVO E-Store, not later than February 15, 2017.

Each Advanced Referee Camp applicant will be notified of their acceptance status no later than February 27, 2017. If your application is NOT selected, PAVO will credit the full registration fee directly to the credit card used for payment.

2017 Advanced Referee Camp(s)

FAST Complex Collegiate Invitational, Houston, TX, April 7-8. Registration closes on February 22**.
PAVO returns to this large collegiate showcase because of the exciting competition, generous host, and accessibility. Tournament participants represent the Big 12, C-USA, SEC, SWAC, and other conferences and include a 2017 NCAA National Championship participant. An Advanced Line Judge Camp will be held in conjunction with this camp. Discounted rooms are available at nearby hotels. Lunch will be provided. Camp space is limited!

** This is a change from the original posting.

STAFF: Marcia Alterman (Crew Chief), Joan Powell (Evaluator), Devonie McLarty (Evaluator), Michael Blalock (Evaluator), Verna Klubnikin (Evaluator), Mary Blalock (Evaluator), CJ McAbee-Reher (Evaluator), and Chad Klunck (Technician).


Line Judge Training Camp

Register online now at the PAVO E-store.

In most instances, PAVO's Line Judge Camps coincide with referee training camps to provide opportunities for line judges to gain exposure and improve their skills working with a full crew in a competitive, but non-threatening, environment. Camps will include a post-match debriefing with seasoned evaluators, feedback from a seasoned line judge with post-season experience, and opportunities to practice using the most current NCAA rules and interpretations. These camps are designed for line judges interested in increasing their fundamental skills, pursuing a National Line Judge certification, and/or earning post-season assignments. The registration fee for 2017 is set at $150.00 for PAVO members and non-members. Reference our refund policy at the bottom of this page.

2017 Advanced Line Judge Training Camp(s)

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, March 31-April 1. Registration closes March 24.
PAVO is excited about holding a camp involving teams from the PAC-12, Mountain West, West Coast, and PacWest conferences. Discounted hotel rooms are available; lunch will be provided on tournament day.
Camp space is limited!

STAFF: Rodante Saballa.


FAST Complex Collegiate Invitational, Houston, TX, April 7-8. Registration closes on April 1.
PAVO returns to this large collegiate showcase because of the exciting competition, generous host, and accessibility. Tournament participants represent the Big 12, C-USA, SEC, SWAC, and other conferences and include a 2017 NCAA National Championship participant. Discounted rooms are available at nearby hotels. Lunch will be provided. Camp space is limited!

STAFF: Henry Chen.


2017 PAVO Camps - All

Space is very limited and is filled quickly in all camps. Register now on the PAVO E-Store!

DATES LOCATION CAMP TYPE EVENT DESCRIPTION
February 24-25

University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

Collegiate Referee Training Camp Division I Collegiate Tournament
March 24-25 Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Referee Training Camp Division I, II, and NAIA Collegiate Tournament
March 31-April 1 University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Collegiate Referee Training Camp Division I and II Collegiate Tournament
March 31-April 1 University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Advanced Line Judge Training Camp Division I and II Collegiate Tournament
April 1-2 Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia
Referee Training Camp Division I Collegiate Tournament
April 7-8 University of Albany
Albany, NY
Referee Training Camp Division I and II Collegiate Tournament
April 7-8 Houston FAST Complex
Houston Juniors
Houston, TX
Advanced Referee Training Camp Division I Collegiate Showcase
April 7-8 Houston FAST Complex
Houston Juniors
Houston, TX
Advanced Line Judge Training Camp Division I Collegiate Showcase
 April 21-22
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Collegiate Referee Training Camp
Division I Collegiate Tournament

 

Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend a camp for which you have registered, PAVO will attempt to fill that slot with a replacement camper. If another camper is found to fill that slot, your camp registration fee will be fully refunded. If PAVO is not able to find a replacement camper, you will receive a refund of 50% of the registration fee, and the other 50% may be applied toward a future camp (based on availability).

REMEMBER – PAVO Camp scholarship applications. Click here (coming soon) to find out more about PAVO scholarships!


Direct questions to Miki Kennedy, Member Services, PAVO Central Office at pavo@pavo.org or (888) 791-2074.