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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 expert instruction and growth feedback from the nation’s top-level officials. 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 camps.


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.

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 Wade DuBois, 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.


2022 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
March 25-26

Boston College
Boston, MA

Collegiate Referee Camp   March 7
March 25-26 Boston College
Boston, MA
Line Judge Training Camp   March 7
March 25-26 University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Collegiate Referee Camp    March 21
April 1-2 The Volleyball Academy (TVA)
Omaha, NE
Advanced Referee Camp   March 14
April 1-2 The Volleyball Academy (TVA)
Omaha, NE
Referee Camp   March 14
April 8-9

Houston FAST
Houston, TX

Advanced Referee Camp    March 21
April 8-9

Houston FAST
Houston, TX

Line Judge Training Camp    March 21
April 8-9 United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD
Collegiate Referee Camp   March 21
April 22-23 University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Collegiate Referee Camp   April 1

 

 


Advanced Referee Camps

Advanced Referee Camp Application Information
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 2022 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 must be submitted online by the registration deadline.

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.

2022 Advanced Referee Camps:

April 1-2 - The Volleyball Academy (TVA), Omaha, Nebraska. Registration closes on March 14.
PAVO is excited to offer a midwestern Advanced Referee Camp in Omaha, Nebraska! If you are looking for a volleyball tournament and training experience that will test your skills and help with your professional growth and development, look no further! This Advanced Camp with video feedback from our expert staff will help boost your confidence and prepare you for that next level you are looking to achieve. 

Camp applications will be accepted until March 14. Space is limited!  Click here to register.

TENTATIVE STAFF:  Mary Blalock, Donna Carter, Kathy Ferraraccio, Nathan Mahaven, Chad Klunck (Tech)


April 8-9 - FAST Complex Collegiate Invitational, Houston, Texas. Registration closes on March 21.
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. This Advanced Referee Camp will offer the camper the opportunity to be video recorded during your on-court experience. Our expert trainers will review the video footage with you to provide constructive growth feedback.

Camp applications will be accepted until March 21. Space is limited!  Click here to register.

TENTATIVE STAFF: Robyn Courchane, Christina Fiebich, April Fricke, Michael O'Connor, Mark Prater, Anne Pufahl, Pati Rolf 


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.

2022 Collegiate Referee Camps:

March 25-26 - Boston College, Boston Massachusetts. Registration closes March 7.  
PAVO is proud to bring you a Collegiate Referee Camp in the northeast! Boston College is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). This will be a great tournament for officials already working collegiate volleyball because of its mix of DI New England teams who represent the Big East, Ivy, and Patriot Leagues, as well as the CAA, and the NEC. ACC Coordinator Janis Matson will be on hand.  

Space is limited!  Click here to register.

TENTATIVE STAFF:  Wayne Clark, Janis Matson, Michelle Prater, Steve Webster


March 25-26 - University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. Registration closes March 21.  
Considered by some as “one of the most incredible places on Earth” the University of Arizona represents the PAC-12 as they play host to some of the top Division I teams on the West Coast. This Camp is ideal for those officials who are looking to take their skills to the next level.  

Space is limited!  Click here to register.

TENTATIVE STAFF: Landry Homsher, Devonie McLarty, Daphne Nelson, Ron Pelham


April 8-9 - United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Registration closes March 21.  
Call it what you will: The United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, or simply the Navy. PAVO is honored to offer this Collegiate Camp at one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions in the nation. Be “at ease” as this will be a great tournament for collegiate-level officials to showcase their talents, refine their skills, and get quality feedback from some of the top officials and coordinators in the country. Division I teams represented include the A10, MEAC, Patriot League and others. A10 & Patriot League assignor Steve Webster is expected to be in attendance.  

Space is limited!  Click here to register.

TENTATIVE STAFF: Marcia Alterman, Suzanne Dodd, Denise Penzkofer, Steve Thorpe, Steve Webster


April 22-23 - University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Registration closes April 1.  
PAVO is excited to bring a modified Collegiate Referee Camp to the Midwest. With the BIG10, BIG12, SEC, Missouri Valley, and Summit League conferences represented, this Collegiate Camp promises to offer an extremely high-level of play and is designed for those experienced collegiate officials who are looking to take their officiating careers to the next level. NOTE: This Camp will give you the opportunity to work two matches as R1 and two matches as R2. Space is extremely limited as only 5 campers will be accepted. REGISTER SOON!

Space is limited!  Click here to register.

TENTATIVE STAFF: Christina Fiebich, Josh Hall, Wally Hendricks (Tech)


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.

2022 Referee Camp:

April 1-2 - The Volleyball Academy (TVA), Omaha, Nebraska. Registration closes March 14.  
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:  Mary Faragher, Denise Penzofer, Bill Thornburgh


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.

2022 Line Judge Training Camps:

March 25-26 - Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts. Registration closes March 7.
In conjunction with our Collegiate Referee Camp, this Boston College tournament will provide great competition and training for line judges looking for a fast-paced experience. Whether it be to advance to the next level or to jump start your line judge career, Henry Chen (NCAA Division I Championship Line Judge) and Ted Tracy (National Line Judge) will offer expert instruction. 

Camp space is limited!  Click here to register.

TENTATIVE STAFF: Henry Chen, Ted Tracy


April 8-9 - FAST Complex Collegiate Invitational, Houston, Texas. Registration closes on March 21.
In conjunction with our Advanced Referee Camp, this collegiate showcase in sunny Texas will provide opportunities to develop and enhance your skills while working high level competition. We’re excited to offer a specialized classroom session and on-court expert instruction from our PAVO experts and Line Judge Training Staff.

Space is limited!  Click here to register.

TENTATIVE STAFF: Ruchelle Dunwoody, Kyp Harasymowycz, Chad Klunck (Tech)


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 (855) 914-8225.

Direct technical questions to PAVOhelp@gmail.com.