2021 NIKE Boston Volleyball Festival

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 missed (usually at a time when time is of the essence).

Thanks very much….

Please direct questions to Steve Webster, steve@srwebster.com (but please read below before writing).

Updated April 2, 2021

Dates: May 21-23, 2021
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center Halls A, B and C
70-80 Courts (will need ~90 referees)
Girls 12s, 13s, 14s, 15s, 16s, 17s, 18s and Boys 15s, 16s, 17s, and 18s (No adults)


Play begins Friday, May 21 @ 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. Note: To register, you must be fully eligible to referee in SportsEngine.

Referees must have current USAV membership, background check, and SafeSport. 


Masks will be required for all participants and spectators.

14 spectators per team

Detailed NERVA/JVC Health and Safety information at https://jvctournaments.com/sites/jvctournaments.com/files/21JVC_NIKE_Boston%20Best%20Practices%20Amid%20COVID-19%203-23.pdf


All matches (2 out of 3)
     Provisional: $28/match
     Regional: $32/match
     Jr National/National: $36/match

On Friday and Saturday, there will be 9 matches per court, with 1/5-2 hour gaps between every 3 matches. Referees should expect to be assigned in 3-match blocks. On Sunday there will be similar gaps between brackets, but a shorter day.


TBD. We are working to determine how to best handle meals. Stay tuned.


Provided, double occupancy. Tournament will house referees on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and (if necessary) Sunday nights.

Before you ask… regretfully, there will be no singles available, regardless of the referee’s willingness to pay half of the room cost. This is just the reality of the 2021 tournament.

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).


Due to COVID, there will be no referee social this year.


General tournament information (https://jvctournaments.com/BostonVolleyballFestival)


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.