STEPS TO BECOMING AN OFFICIAL
REGISTER WITH USAV
COMPLETE ONLINE TRAINING & ATTEND ORIENTATION
Step 1 – in order to officiate juniors’ events:
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Register with USAV
- Must have current background screening*
- SafeSport Training is required for all officials**
Both the Background Screening and SafeSport Training are accomplished with the registration process.
Step 2 – contains two components:
- Complete online training classes for credit. Click here for online training instructions.
- Attend an in-person orientation session
Click on the button above to learn more about the training requirements and the available training opportunities that exist in the New England Region for officials.
Step 3 – be evaluated ib tge court by members of the region rating and training team.
The focus is on learning and new officials will be given training and guidance during this process. If the prospective official demonstrates proficiency by the end of the training and evaluation, and all other certification criteria have been met, a USAV Provisional patch will be awarded and the new official will be eligible for assignments.
*The Background Check is to be performed by the company contracted by USA Volleyball. The background screen will be initiated during registration once you select the official’s registration option. No other background screens are accepted. This is a policy of USA Volleyball that cannot be changed or altered by the New England Region. The background screen is good for two years and the process is initiated during registration for all those who will officiate Junior’s tournaments.
**During your SportsEngine registration process, the system will send you a link via e-mail to complete the training. The system will automatically load which training is appropriate for you (Core vs. Refresher) and be available in your profile for you to complete.
COMPLETE ONLINE TRAININGOnce you have registered as a member of USAV – New England Regional Volleyball Association, you must register for and take the online training clinics offered through the USA Volleyball Academy. If you are an adult or a junior who is at least 16 years old, and you want to work as a paid official at New England Region Indoor events, including Juniors tournaments, you need to:
- Watch the training sessions online for credit
- Attend a regional new official’s orientation class
- Take an online exam
IN-PERSON ORIENTATIONThe New Official’s Orientation Class is geared towards provisional, and interim (brand new) adult officials. Officials must sign up for a clinic in advance. This session is REQUIRED for all interim officials who would like to work in the New England Region. For provisional officials, attendance is optional. Attendees must have completed the online training course for new officials (if a candidate) or re-certifying officials (if a provisional.)
To receive your on-court evaluation assignment, you will need to be registered in the New England Region Officials’ Assigning System. All New England Region USAV officials are required to register in the assigning system if they want to be assigned to any USAV sanctioned events in the Florida Region. Registration is an invitation-only process.