This page contains relevant referee information for the 2020 Mizuno Boston Volleyball Festival. We work very hard to include all important information here as it becomes available.
Here’s how you can do your part… If you are officiating at this tournament, read this carefully. If there is something you think is missing, read it again. Be certain you’ve looked at all the applicable links and downloads. If after you’ve done that, something is missing, by all means, drop a line. We’re FAR from perfect and we want to be sure everyone has a hotel room for the weekend and knows where to go and when to be there. But the first thing we do when we get a question is to wonder if we messed (usually at a time when time is of the essence).
Thanks very much….
Please direct questions to Steve Webster, firstname.lastname@example.org (but please read below before writing).
Updated September 2, 2019
Dates: March 6-8, 2020
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Halls A, B and C
90 Courts (will need ~170 referees)
Girls 18s National Qualifier
Girls 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s and Boys 15s, 16s, 17s, and 18s Club
MAA and WAA
Play begins Friday, March 6 @ 8a
There will be no pre-tournament meeting on Thursday night, but there will be meetings Friday, Saturday, and Sunday depending on when referees start.
Register at SportWrench.com. Please be sure to complete information about travel plans and housing needs (we can’t help you unless you tell us your plans).
We have not started accepting referees, but we will need MANY referees. If you are in good standing in your region, have the recommendation of your regional chair, and are available for all three days, there is little reason to think we will not accept you. Current SafeSport and USAV background check are both required.
Girls and Boys matches (2 out of 3)
Jr National/National: $36/match
TBD, depending on format
Convention center food vouchers provided for lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday and lunch on Sunday.
Provided, double occupancy. Tournament will house referees on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and (if necessary) Sunday nights.
Referees will be housed in hotels in the area. We wish we could house everyone immediately next to the event. That, alas, will not be possible.
Parking at the event is NOT reimbursed.
- Up to $200 for USAV Junior National and National officials FLYING or DRIVING from outside of the New England Region and up to $150 for USAV Regional Officials (with regional chair recommendation) with submission of airline or train receipt. To be eligible for this, referees must be available through the end of the tournament ~5p).
- Up to $150 for Junior National and National officials DRIVING from outside of the New England Region and up to $100 for Regional Officials (with regional chair recommendation) driving from outside of the New England Region. Total will be determined in advance on a case-by-case basis. Assistance will be provided to only the driver for those carpooling. To be eligible for this, referees must be available through the end of the tournament ~5p).
Referee social (will be held Thursday, March 5 (time and location TBD). Last year’s event was a tremendous hit. We hope you can arrange travel plans to join us.
General tournament information (https://jvctournaments.com/MizunoBostonVolleyballFestival)
** NEW THIS SEASON **
Payments will be made electronically by the Wednesday following the event via ArbiterPay. To be paid, you MUST register with an ArbiterPay ID — No exceptions.