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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 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, 2020.

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.


2020 PAVO Camps

Registration available NOW in the PAVO E-Store!

Space is very limited and available spots fill quickly in all camps.

DATES LOCATION CAMP TYPE REGISTRATION
DEADLINE
Feb 14-16   Triple Crown Sports NIT
Kansas City, MO
Advanced Referee Camp CAPACITY ~ CLOSED
Feb 14-16   Triple Crown Sports NIT
Kansas City, MO
Line Judge Training Camp January 24 ~ EXTENDED
March 20-21 Houston FAST Complex
Houston, TX
Advanced Referee Camp  CANCELLED
March 20-21  Houston FAST Complex
Houston, TX
Line Judge Training Camp CANCELLED
March 27-28

Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Referee Training Camp CANCELLED

April 3-4

Villanova University
Philadelphia, PA

Collegiate Referee Camp

CANCELLED
April 3-4 University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Collegiate Referee Camp CANCELLED
April 10-11 US Air Force Academy
Colorado Springs, CO
Referee Training Camp CANCELLED
April 24-25 University of Toledo
Toledo, OH
Collegiate Referee Camp CANCELLED
April 24-25 University of Toledo
Toledo, OH
Line Judge Training Camp CANCELLED

 


 

Advanced Referee Camps

Advanced Referee Camp Application Process
  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 2020 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 as outlined in the application process.

Additionally, the full registration fee (see above) 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.

2020 Advanced Referee Camps:

February 14-16 - Triple Crown Sports-National Invitational Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri. 
This is an elite, invitation only juniors tournament using USAV rules. The TCS-NIT is a three-day tournament (Saturday-Monday). Camp will be held the evening of Friday, February 14 (Clinic), and during the afternoon waves on Saturday and Sunday (on-court and review). All camp participants have the option of staying to officiate at the tournament on Monday, February 17. Campers must be invited by Head Referee Glo Bailey in order to work the tournament. 

Camp applications will be accepted until Monday, January 13, at 12:00 Noon CT. APPLICATION PROCESS CLOSED. 

SCHEDULED STAFF:  Suzanne Dodd, Mary Faragher, Chad Klunck, Jung Park, Bill Stanley, Joy Stauffer


March 20-21 - FAST Complex Collegiate Invitational, Houston, Texas.
PAVO returns to Houston FAST for a collegiate tournament with an outstanding level of play. 19 teams are confirmed, including teams from the Big XII, SEC, and other Division I conferences. A hospitable host, great facilities, and convenient location make this tournament hard to beat!

Camp applications will be accepted until Wednesday, February 5, at 12:00 Noon CT. Space is limited!

SCHEDULED STAFF: Paul Albright, Corny Galdones, Nathan Mahaven, Devonie McLarty, Jung Park, Charlie Tamez, Jerry Moews (Tech)


Collegiate Referee Camps

Registration available 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.

2020 Collegiate Referee Camps:

April 3-4 - Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A number of Division I teams from the Big East and other conferences gather for a fun tournament. The USAV Northeast Qualifier (NEQ) takes place at the nearby downtown convention center. Register through AES to work the Qualifier after the camp has concluded.

Registration deadline is March 25, 2020 at 12:00 Noon CT. Space is limited! Waiting list when capacity is reached.

SCHEDULED STAFF: Marcia Alterman, Mike Carter, Michael O’Connor, Steve Thorpe


April 3-4 - University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama.

With a mix of Division I and Division II teams, this camp will include good competition to stretch referees of all levels. The Gulf Coast calls!

Registration deadline is March 25, 2020 at 12:00 Noon CT. Space is limited! Waiting list when capacity is reached.

SCHEDULED STAFF: Chad Klunck, Mark Prater, Kim Wishum


April 24-25 - University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. 

This will be a great tournament for officials already working collegiate volleyball because of its mix of DI and top DII teams. Teams representing the MAC, GLIAC, Horizon, and Summit Leagues are scheduled to participate.

Registration deadline is April 14, 2020 at 12:00 Noon CT. Space is limited! Waiting list when capacity is reached.

SCHEDULED STAFF: Jr. Calton, Christina Fiebich, Ann Hutchins, Steve Webster, Jerry Moews (Tech)


Referee Training Camps

Registration available 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.

2020 Referee Camps:

March 27-28 - Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Hosted by a perennial NCAA Division III power, this tournament will include a number of Division II teams, too.  Outstanding facilities, Southern hospitality, easy access, and strong competition make for a great experience for up-and-coming referees.

Registration deadline is March 14, 2020 at 12:00 Noon CT. Space is limited! Waiting list when capacity is reached.

SCHEDULED STAFF: Suzanne Dodd, Kathy Ferraraccio, Daphne Nelson, Mark Prater


April 10-11 - US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Participating teams include a mix of levels to challenge both newer and experienced referees. This military academy serves as an excellent host.

Registration deadline is April 1, 2020 at 12:00 Noon CT. Space is limited! Waiting list when capacity is reached.

SCHEDULED STAFF: Al Cleary, Kaili Kimura, Verna Klubnikin


Line Judge Training Camps

Registration available 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.

2020 Line Judge Training Camps:

February 14-16 - Triple Crown Sports-National Invitational Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri. 
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 14, and during the afternoon wave on Saturday and Sunday. All camp participants have the option of staying to officiate at the tournament on Monday, February 17. Campers must be invited by Head Referee Glo Bailey in order to work the tournament. 

EXTENDED! Registration deadline is Friday, January 24, at 12:00 Noon CT. Camp space is limited! 

SCHEDULED STAFF: Suzanne Dodd, Mary Faragher, Chad Klunck, Jung Park, Bill Stanley, Joy Stauffer, Ken Corum


March 20-21 - FAST Complex Collegiate Invitational, Houston, Texas.
PAVO returns to this large collegiate showcase because of the exciting competition, generous host, and easy accessibility.  Tournament participants represent the Big XII, SEC, and other Division I conferences. 

Registration deadline is Wednesday, March 11, at 12:00 Noon CT.  Camp space is limited!

SCHEDULED STAFF: Paul Albright, Corny Galdones, Nathan Mahaven, Devonie McLarty, Jung Park, Charlie Tamez, Henry Chen, Ken Corum, Jerry Moews (Tech)


April 24-25 - University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.

This tournament will provide great competition and training for line judges looking for fast-paced experience to jump start their line judge career!

Registration deadline is April 14, 2020 at 12:00 Noon CT. Space is limited! Waiting list when capacity is reached.

SCHEDULED STAFF: Jr. Calton, Christina Fiebich, Ann Hutchins, Steve Webster, Kyprian Harasymowycz


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.