To become a USA Volleyball certified referee, there are four core components that have to occur every year – membership, clinic, exam, and practical.
Due to COVID-19, there are no tournaments currently scheduled and we have suspended new referee certifications.
When tournaments resume, we will again start certifying new referees.
In the meantime, here is a general outline of the steps required to become a USAV certified refreee:
- Become a member of the New England Region of USA Volleyball. NOTE: To referee USAV events, you will also need to have pass a USAV background check and complete the SafeSport Training as mandated by the USOC.
- Through the USAV online training program (not in place right now), register for an view the New Referee Training materials, which includes a referee exam (can be done open book).
- On your own, do some practice refereeing (local leagues are great here)… this can be tough due to COVID restrictions.
- Once you have completed the coursework and you are comfortable as a first and second referee, arrange to be evaluated at a tournament (details on this when play resumes).
What we can’t do online is help you practice and get skilled at blowing a whistle, knowing the sport, and actually DOING the job. There is no substitute for time on task. This is something you need to do in venues that are convenient to you and your life. If you need some help finding locales, please drop a line.