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PAVO Basic Line Judge Training

PAVO Basic Line Judge Training Clinics Program

Purpose: To provide line judges with on-court opportunities in a competitive setting that allows for feedback and constructive criticism. It is also an opportunity for participants to complete several of the requirements for Basic Line Judge certification. Participants should be challenged to learn and develop their line judging skills while gaining a better appreciation of the intricacies of volleyball officiating.

Since 2002, PAVO has been offering officials' training camps, and in 2016 began incorporating line judge training into the camps program. However, given the growing nationwide demand for trained and certified line judges at various levels, PAVO has made a commitment to expanding funding for programming efforts dedicated solely to line judge training, development, and certification. With a mission and focus much the same as PAVO Training Camps, PAVO Basic Line Judge Training Clinics will feature geographic diversity and competitive variation and will be held each Spring/Summer in a variety of tournament settings – women’s collegiate play, men's and women's collegiate club, and juniors. By design, PAVO programming strives to appeal to officials of all skill levels by offering on-court training opportunities that may expose the participant to a higher level of play than they have previously experienced.

Online registration through the PAVO E-Store is mandatory for all 2018-19 PAVO Basic Line Judge Training Clinics. Registration is OPEN NOW in the PAVO E-Store.


Is a PAVO Basic Line Judge Clinic Right for You?

The basic line judge clinic experience offers the following: 

  • A chance to officiate with officials from other areas of the country
  • Evaluations leading to recommendation for PAVO Basic Line Judge certification
  • Feedback from seasoned evaluators
  • An atmosphere conducive to learning and growth 

PAVO Basic Line Judge Clinic attendees will have the opportunity to complete the following requirements for basic line judge certification: 

  • Attend an annual line judge clinic, conducted by an approved PAVO instructor, where current-year materials developed by PAVO are used.
  • Take the current-year written Line Judge Examination, corrected to 100%, and signed by an approved PAVO clinic instructor.
  • Receive observation from at least two different individuals (approved PAVO clinic instructors) while line judging sets/matches that meet the minimum criteria for basic line judge certification. 

BASIC LINE JUDGE TRAINING CLINICS offer opportunities to develop and enhance skills while working a high level of competition. All PAVO Basic Line Judge Training Clinics include: 

  • A combined pre-tournament meeting and specialized classroom session the evening before tournament competition.* 
  • On-court line judging opportunity accompanied by a post-match debriefing with trained observers, feedback from a seasoned line judge with postseason experience, and opportunities to practice using (in most instances) current NCAA rules and interpretations. 

*Attendees should plan to arrive at the site no earlier than 5:00 PM on the first day. Departures should not be planned for earlier than 8:00 PM on the day of the tournament.


Registration

Registration is OPEN NOW in the PAVO E-store!

PAVO’s Basic Line Judge Training Clinics coincide with events that provide opportunities for line judges to gain exposure and experience which can improve their skills while working with a full crew in a competitive, but non-threatening, environment. PAVO Basic Line Judge Training Clinics will include a post-match debriefing with trained observers, feedback from a seasoned line judge with postseason experience, and opportunities to practice using (in most instances) current NCAA rules and interpretations. These clinics are designed for line judges interested in increasing their fundamental skills, working towards a PAVO National Line Judge certification, and/or earning post-season assignments. The basic line judge clinic registration fee is $150. Travel, lodging, and expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.

2018 Basic Line Judge Training Clinic:

Cox Business Center, Tulsa, OK
The USA Volleyball High Performance Championships (Indoor)
July 25-26
 

Registration closes on July 16 at Noon CT.

PAVO is excited to offer this inaugural basic line judge training clinic at one of USA Volleyball’s flagship events. This 100+ team event features tournaments for both boys and girls that include teams from USA Volleyball Region HP teams, international teams and teams from the USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline. PAVO Basic Line Judge Clinic participants will have the opportunity to work some of the premier matches of this tournament. Clinic space is limited!

STAFF: Dan Swensen and TBA


2018 Basic Line Judge Training Clinic:

Cox Business Center, Tulsa, OK
The USA Volleyball High Performance Championships (Indoor)
July 26-27
 

Registration closes on July 16 at Noon CT.

PAVO is excited to offer this inaugural basic line judge training clinic at one of USA Volleyball’s flagship events. This 100+ team event features tournaments for both boys and girls that include teams from USA Volleyball Region HP teams, international teams and teams from the USA Volleyball High Performance pipeline. PAVO Basic Line Judge Clinic participants will have the opportunity to work some of the premier matches of this tournament. Clinic space is limited!

STAFF: Dan Swensen and TBA


2019 Basic Line Judge Training Clinics: To be determined and announced.


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