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Training Camps

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 2019 camps. Register NOW in the PAVO E-Store.


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 no later than April 15, 2019.

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


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 recorded (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 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 JUDGE camps 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.*

*Campers should plan to arrive at the site no earlier than 4:00 PM on the first day. Departures should not be planned for earlier than 8:00 PM on the day of the tournament.


2019 PAVO Camps

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

DATES LOCATION CAMP TYPE REGISTRATION
DEADLINE
Feb 15-16   Triple Crown Sports NIT
Kansas City, MO
Advanced Referee Camp   January 28
Feb 15-16   Triple Crown Sports NIT
Kansas City, MO
Line Judge Training Camp   February 8
March 29-30 Houston FAST Complex
Houston, TX
Advanced Referee Camp    February 28
March 29-30 Houston FAST Complex
Houston, TX
Line Judge Training Camp   March 25
March 29-30 University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Referee Training Camp    March 22
April 5-6 Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA
Collegiate Referee Camp    March 30
April 12-13 US Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO
Collegiate Referee Camp    April 4
April 12-13 US Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO
Line Judge Training Camp   April 4
April 12-13 Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Referee Training Camp    April 4
April 19-20 Cal State, East Bay
Hayward, CA
Referee Training Camp    April 11

 


Advanced Referee Camps

Advanced Referee Camp Application Packet
Advanced Referee Camp Recommendation Form

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. PAVO National referees may earn a point towards National renewal for successful performance at an Advanced Referee Camp. Video feedback with voice-over commentary is included. A flash drive of matches will be provided to each camp participant. The registration fees for a 2019 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 résumé (“application packet”), must be submitted by the registration deadline 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, by the registration deadline.

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

2019 Advanced Referee Camps:

February 15-16 - Triple Crown Sports-National Invitational Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri. 
Registration closes on January 28.
This is an elite, invitation only juniors tournament using USAV rules. The TCS-NIT is a three-day tournament. Camp will be held the evening of Friday, February 15, and all day on Saturday, February 16. All camp participants have the option of staying to officiate at the tournament on Sunday and Monday, February 17-18. Campers must be invited by Head Referee Glo Bailey in order to work the tournament. 

Camp applications will be accepted until January 28. Space is limited!  Registration Closed!

TENTATIVE STAFF:  Mary Faragher, Nathan Mahaven, Michael O'Connor, Jung Park, Anne Pufahl, Chad Klunck, and Jerry Moews (Tech Staff)


March 29-30 - FAST Complex Collegiate Invitational, Houston, Texas. Registration closes on February 28.
PAVO returns to Houston FAST for a collegiate tournament with an outstanding level of play. 19 teams are confirmed, including teams from the Big 12, SEC, C-USA, SWAC, Sun Belt, and other conferences. A hospitable host, great facilities, and convenient location make this tournament hard to beat!

Camp applications will be accepted until February 28. Space is limited!  Registration Closed!

TENTATIVE STAFF: Michael Blalock, Donna Carter, Mike Carter, Carlos Rodriguez, Chad Klunck (Tech Staff)


Collegiate Referee Camps

Register NOW in 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. Referees are filmed during play, and video feedback with a running commentary using Dartfish software is utilized. Each camper will receive a flash drive of their matches. Rosters are filled on a first-paid, first-accepted basis. Registration fee is $260 for PAVO members; $285 for non-members.

2019 Collegiate Referee Camps:

April 5-6 - Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia. Registration closes on March 30.  
Georgia Tech always serves as a great host for this tournament involving teams from the SEC, ACC, and A-Sun. The Big South Qualifier (BSQ) is being held at the nearby GWCC. Opportunities to officiate at that tournament while outside of camp are available. Registration for BSQ is separate from the PAVO Camp.  

Space is limited!  Click here to register.

Tentative Staff:  Carla Bunner, Suzanne Dodd, Kathy Ferraraccio


April 12-13 - US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Registration closes on April 4.  
PAVO is excited about holding a camp at one of our proud military academies! This tournament will include Mountain West teams and other DI and DII competition.  

Space is limited!  Click here to register.

TENTATIVE STAFF: Marcia Alterman, Norma Carr, Ryan MacDowell, Joan Powell, Steve Thorpe, Julie Voeck, Chad Klunck (Tech Staff)


Referee Training Camps

Register NOW in 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 fee is $175 for PAVO members and non-members.

2019 Referee Camps:

March 29-30 - University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration closes on March 22.  
This will be a great tournament with highly competitive play for the referee looking for exposure and experience.  

Space is limited!  Click here to register.

Tentative Staff:  Norma Carr, Maile Jewkes, Daphne Nelson


April 12-13 - Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Registration closes on April 4.  
The reigning NCAA Division III National Champions serve as a great host for a tournament with DII teams. This is a great tournament for newer referees who want to be challenged. The Big South Qualifier is being held nearby from April 12-14 and provides an opportunity to work for pay outside of camp. Registration for that tournament is separate from the PAVO Camp.

Space is limited!  Click here to register.

Tentative Staff:  Suzanne Dodd, Scott Lowery, Devonie McLarty, Mark Prater


April 19-20- Cal State, East Bay, Hayward, California. Registration closes on April 11.  
This is PAVO’s first Referee Training Camp in the state of California and is a great opportunity for novice referees who want to be challenged and who want to learn from some great trainers and evaluators! This tournament will include DII competition from the PacWest and CCAA.

Space is limited!  Click here to register.

Tentative Staff:  Syd Church, Sergio Gonzalez, Kaili Kimura, Verna Klubnikin


Line Judge Training Camps

Register NOW in the PAVO E-Store!

PAVO’s Line Judge Training 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 trained observers, feedback from a seasoned line judge with postseason 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, working towards a National Line Judge certification, and/or earning post-season assignments.  The camp fee is $150.  Travel, lodging, and expenses are the responsibility of the camper.

2019 Line Judge Training Camps:

February 15-16 - Triple Crown Sports-National Invitational Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri. 
Deadline Extended!  Registration closes on February 8.
This is an elite, invitation only juniors tournament using USAV rules. The TCS-NIT is a three-day tournament. Camp will be held the evening of Friday, February 15, and all day on Saturday, February 16. All camp participants have the option of staying to officiate at the tournament on Sunday and Monday, February 17-18. Campers must be invited by Head Referee Glo Bailey in order to work the tournament. 

Camp space is limited!  Registration closed.

TENTATIVE STAFF: Ken Corum, Mary Faragher, Nathan Mahaven, Michael O'Connor, Jung Park, Anne Pufahl, Chad Klunck, and Jerry Moews (Tech Staff)


March 29-30 - FAST Complex Collegiate Invitational, Houston, Texas.  Registration closes on March 25.
PAVO returns to this large collegiate showcase because of the exciting competition, generous host, and easy accessibility.  Tournament participants represent the Big 12, C-USA, SEC, SWAC, and other conferences. 

Camp space is limited!  Click here to register.

TENTATIVE STAFF: Michael Blalock, Donna Carter, Mike Carter, Henry Chen, Beverly Michelson, Carlos Rodriguez, Chad Klunck (Tech Staff)


April 12-13 - US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Registration closes on April 4.
PAVO is excited about holding a camp at one of our proud military academies! This tournament will include Mountain West teams and other DI and DII competition.  Line judges will also have an opportunity to earn their basic certification or renew their certification for the 2019 season.  

Camp space is limited!  Click here to register.

TENTATIVE STAFF: Marcia Alterman, Robyn Buck, Norma Carr, Ryan MacDowell, Joan Powell, Steve Thorpe, Julie Voeck, Chad Klunck (Tech Staff)


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 – Scholarships are available. All required documents can be downloaded from links near the top of this page, or by visiting the Forms and Applications page. Click here to find out more about PAVO Camp scholarships!


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