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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 2018 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, 2018.

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.


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.

2018 Referee Camps:

Army West Point, West Point, NY, April 6-7. Registration closes on March 30.
PAVO is looking forward to a first-time-ever visit to the U.S. Military Academy! Tournament participants include NCAA Division I teams from the Northeast, MAAC, and Patriot Conferences. Camp space is limited!

TENTATIVE STAFF: Nathan Mahaven, Michael O'Connor, Bill Thornburgh, Steve Webster


Upward Star Center, Spartanburg, SC, April 20-21. Registration closes on April 13.
Converse College hosts this tournament that includes a mix of NCAA Division I and II teams along with two nationally ranked 18 Open teams. This will be a great tournament to get a mix of different levels of play. Camp space is limited!

TENTATIVE STAFF: Suzanne Dodd, Scott Lowery, Luis Martinez, Jung Park, Bill Thornburgh


Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, April 20-21. Registration closes on April 13.
PAVO is excited to be working with the Northeast-10 to host this tournament with competition from some of the best teams in DI and DII from all over New England. Camp space is limited!

TENTATIVE STAFF: Dave Carson, Wade DuBois, Kathy Ferraraccio, Glenn Reid


Collegiate Referee Camps

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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.

2018 Collegiate Referee Camps:

University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, March 16-17. Cancelled.

Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, March 30-31. Registration closes on March 20.
This high-energy tournament boasts competition from teams representing the ACC, SEC, and the Atlantic Sun, and includes the 2017 NCAA Division I National Runner-Up! The Big South National Qualifier is held at a nearby site during this tournament. The opportunity to work at the BSQ is possible for early registrants, but is not guaranteed. Registration for the BSQ is handled through its own website. Housing for campers also working the BSQ is the camper’s responsibility. Camp space is limited!

TENTATIVE STAFF: Suzanne Dodd, Mark Prater, Jerry Moews (Tech)


University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, April 6-7. Registration closes on March 27.
UNI hosts teams from the Missouri Valley Conference, Summit League, and Big 12 Conference. Camp space is limited!

TENTATIVE STAFF: Christina Fiebich, Wally Hendricks, CJ McAbee-Reher, Dave Spencer


University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, April 6-7.  Registration closes on March 30.
USC serves again as host for a tournament that includes teams from NCAA Division I members of the Pac-12, West Coast, Big West, and Mountain West conferences, along with Division II teams from the PacWest and CCAA. This tournament will include very competitive play in first-rate facilities. A special emphasis on CRS live action training will be included. Video capture software will NOT be in use. Referees and line judges interested in applying for National certification will benefit from attending this camp. Camp space is limited!

TENTATIVE STAFF: Paul Albright, Kevin Cull, Patsy Malta, Joan Powell


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 2018 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 March 5 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 March 5.

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.

2018 Advanced Referee Camps:

FAST Complex Collegiate Invitational, Houston, TX, April 13-14. Registration closes on March 5. Click here to register!
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!

TENTATIVE STAFF: Mike Carter, Mary Faragher, CJ McAbee-Reher, Michael O’Connor, Anne Pufahl, Julie Voeck, Chad Klunck (Tech)


Indy Collegiate Invitational, Indianapolis, IN, April 20-21. Registration closes on March 5.  Click here to register!
The Indy Collegiate Invitational is a showcase of Division I teams from the Big 10, Atlantic 10, and other conferences. This tournament provides an excellent opportunity for referees to gain exposure to a high level of competition in front of many assignors of multiple Division I conferences. Camp space is limited!

TENTATIVE STAFF: Marcia Alterman, Christina Fiebich, CJ McAbee-Reher, Devonie McLarty, Anne Pufahl, Carlos Rodriguez, Chad Klunck (Tech)


Line Judge Training Camp

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.

2018 Line Judge Training Camps:

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, April 6-7.  Registration closes on March 30.
USC serves again as host for a tournament that includes teams from NCAA Division I members of the Pac-12, West Coast, Big West, and Mountain West conferences, along with Division II teams from the PacWest and CCAA. This tournament will include very competitive play in first-rate facilities. A special emphasis on CRS live action training will be included. Video capture software will NOT be in use. Referees and line judges interested in applying for National certification will benefit from attending this camp. Camp space is limited!

TENTATIVE STAFF: Paul Albright, Kevin Cull, Patsy Malta, Joan Powell


FAST Complex Collegiate Invitational, Houston, Texas, April 13-14.  Registration closes on April 3.
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!

TENTATIVE STAFF: Thomas Berg, Mike Carter, Mary Faragher, CJ McAbee-Reher, Michael O’Connor, Anne Pufahl, Julie Voeck, Chad Klunck (Tech)


Indy Collegiate Invitational, Indianapolis, IN, April 20-21. Registration closes on April 10.
The Indy Collegiate Invitational is a showcase of Division I teams from the Big 10, Atlantic 10, and other conferences. This tournament provides an excellent opportunity for referees to gain exposure to a high level of competition in front of many assignors of multiple Division I conferences. Camp space is limited!

TENTATIVE STAFF: Marcia Alterman, Henry Chen, Ken Corum, Christina Fiebich, CJ McAbee-Reher, Devonie McLarty, Anne Pufahl, Carlos Rodriguez, Chad Klunck (Tech)


2018 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 30-31   Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA
Collegiate Referee Training Camp     March 20
April 6-7   University of Northern Iowa   
Cedar Falls, IA
Collegiate Referee Training Camp     March 27
April 6-7   Army West Point
West Point, NY
Referee Training Camp    March 30
April 6-7   University of Southern California  
Los Angeles, CA
Collegiate Referee Training Camp    March 30
April 6-7   University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Line Judge Training Camp    March 30
April 13-14   Houston FAST Complex
Houston, TX
Advanced Referee Training Camp    March 5 
April 13-14   Houston FAST Complex
Houston, TX
Line Judge Training Camp     April 3
April 20-21 Indy Collegiate Invitational
Indianapolis, IN
Advanced Referee Training Camp      March 5
April 20-21 Indy Collegiate Invitational
Indianapolis, IN
Line Judge Training Camp     April 10
April 20-21   Upward Star Center
Spartanburg, SC
Referee Training Camp    April 13
April 20-21 Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
Referee Training Camp    April 13

 

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.