Uniform/Approved Vendors


 

OFFICIATING WITH THE APPROPRIATE GEAR

PAVO establishes the officiating uniform for those who are certified as PAVO referees, line judges, and scorekeepers. 

Referees

Although uniform requirements can be a little less restrictive for line judges and scorekeepers, referees must wear this uniform:

  • A PAVO/USAV volleyball uniform shirt that is all white, polo-style, and has the following specifications
    • Approved official embroidered designation on the left sleeve (“Volleyball Certified Official”).
    • Long or short sleeves.

    NOTE:  Uniform shirts may only be sold by those vendors approved by PAVO/USAV.  Complete specifications for the uniform shirt are available from the PAVO central office (pavo@pavo.org) or the USAV office (margie.mara@usav.org).  The only fabrics (weight and type) and styles allowed are those approved by the PAVO/USAV Interface Committee.  The approved logo for the uniform shirt is protected by copyright.

  • For matches played with NCAA rules, appropriate PAVO patch, worn on the right side of the chest (a conference or assignor may override this specification and require a conference patch or no patch).
  • For matches played with USAV rules, appropriate USAV/FIVB patch, worn on the right side of the chest
  • Dark navy blue slacks that are pressed and in good repair (not faded).
  • Black or dark navy blue leather belt.
  • Shoes and socks that meet the following specifications:
    • All white leather or leather-like athletic shoes
    • Non-marking rubber soles
    • No exposed “coils” (for example, the “Z-Coil” style)
    • All white socks, at least crew length
  • Optional outerwear that may be worn while officiating a match, if permitted by conference (NCAA) or tournament director (USAV)*:
    • (Approved through 12/31/14 only)  Approved white V-neck sweater in100% cotton or Orlon with the approved official embroidered designation on the left side of the chest.
    • (Approved through 12/31/14 only)  Approved white sleeveless vest worn over the approved uniform shirt.
    • Sport-Tek ¼ Zip Sweatshirt (F253) - white, with approved official embroidered designation on the left sleeve (“Volleyball Certified Official”).  Complete specifications are available from the PAVO central office.
    • Alo lightweight Jacket (Men’s-M4009, Women’s-W4009) - white, with approved official embroidered designation on the left sleeve (“Volleyball Certified Official”).  Complete specifications are available from the PAVO central office (pavo@pavo.org), or the USAV office (margie.mara@usav.org).
    • Guidelines for wearing outerwear.  Both the fleece-cadet and the jacket will be worn following these guidelines:
      • If a certification or conference patch is worn per the instructions of the conference (NCAA) or tournament director (USAV), it should be affixed in the right chest area.
      • Uniform shirt must be worn underneath.
      • Zipper should be placed in an appropriate location to allow the collar to be worn “polo-style” (not zipped to the top).
      • Sleeves will not be pushed up.
      • Nothing stored in the pocket.
      • It is recommended that both referees be alike in their choice of outerwear.
  • Other equipment:
    • Whistle attached to a lanyard.
    • Red and Yellow sanction cards concealed from view.
    • Timing device that can track seconds and minutes.
    • Ball gauge.
    • Ball pump
    • Net measuring device
    • Tossing coin
    • Current rule book for appropriate rules code.

LINE JUDGE AND SCORER UNIFORM:

Line judges and scorers who are certified by PAVO or USAV must wear the uniform that is described above for referees. Line judges and scorers who are not certified by PAVO or USAV are encouraged to wear the same shirt as referees. Non-certified (non-player) line judges and scorers can wear a plain white polo-style shirt with no visible school logos (conference logos are permitted). The remainder of the uniform (slacks, belt, shoes, and socks) is identical to the referee’s uniform.

If referees opt for outerwear, scorers and line judges are not required to wear the same outer garments.  However, for televised or webcast matches, identical outerwear is recommended.
 
NCAA institutions and tournament directors are responsible for providing the items needed by line judges and scorers. However, it is good practice for line judges to carry their own flags if they have a set.  All scorers should bring their own writing instruments and a watch, and USAV scorers should carry a small bag with correction tape, straight edge, scratch paper, and the current rule book.

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The following companies are approved vendors by both the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials and USA Volleyball to provide the required uniform for all women's and men's collegiate play.
For more information, please contact the vendor directly.


Great Lakes Apparel

Mary Malpede
1711 W Armitage Ct
Addison, IL 60101
(630) 691-8170 - Business Phone
(630) 691-8175 - Fax
mmalpede@aol.com

www.greatlakesapparel.com


The Ref Shop

Michael Hertz
4860 108th St. N.
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
(727) 392-7294 - Business
(727) 392-4050 - Fax
Backset@tampabay.rr.com  

www.TheRefShop.com


Time Out For Sports

Nancy Sommer
9716 Belair Rd
Baltimore, MD  21236
(888) 594-4884 - Toll-free
(410) 248-0068 - Business Phone
(410) 248-8827 - Fax
salestime@comcast.net

www.timeoutforsports.net


Roof Sportswear

Verna Klubnikin
12138 1/2 Woodruff Ave
Downey, CA 90241
(888) 830-8374 - Toll Free Business Phone
(562) 803-4530 - Fax & Business Phone
roofsport@aol.com  

www.roofsportswear.com



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