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Becoming an Official

Steps to Becoming an Official

PAVO and our affiliated training and educational programming are centered around the establishment and maintenance of high standards for officials.

There are a series of recommended, structured steps you can take as you begin your journey to becoming a women's collegiate volleyball official:


Study the rules and learn the techniques of officiating by reading and reviewing:
• The current NCAA Women's Volleyball Rules and Interpretations book (2016 - 2017)
• The PAVO Women's Volleyball Officiating Manual (2016 - 2017)
 
Consider attending a:
• PAVO Referee Training Camp, and (click here for details)
• NCAA/PAVO Clinic (click here for details)
 
Attend interpretation meetings and officiating training courses that are conducted in your local area.
(click here to find a PAVO Affiliated Board in your area)
 
Practice often and in a variety of environments.
 
Contact the Chair of a PAVO Affiliated Board in your area to inquire and learn about upcoming on-court and written examinations opportunities.
(click here to find a PAVO Affiliated Board in your area)
 
Successfully complete the PAVO evaluation and rating process to obtain a PAVO Referee or Line Judge Certification.
Click here to find out more about PAVO certifications.
 


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