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Referee Certification Instructions

REMINDERS For the 2019 - 2020 USA Volleyball Season:

  • Registration for the Junior Referee Certification training includes:
    • the applicable Junior Scorer Certification training, so you DO NOT need to register for the Junior Scorer Certification training separately.
    • the payment of the CHRVA Scorer Referee Evaluation Fee.
  • All recertifying Adult certifications will be preregistered for their training AND will be sent a link to pay the CHRVA Scorer Referee Evaluation Fee.
  • Email address for corresponding and submitting evaluations Referee.Certification@chrva.org

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Junior Referee Evaluation Forms


Junior Referee Level 1:

Responsibilities and entitlements of a certified Junior Level 1Referee:

  • shall have the opportunity to referee their team’s officiating work assignments for sanctioned and other approved volleyball competitions within the Chesapeake Region.
  • this certification is for all junior players, coaches and parents who are affiliated with a Junior team and will be obtaining a certification to officiate during team tournament work assignments (not a paid official).

Junior Referee Level 2

Responsibilities and entitlements of a certified Junior Level 2 Referee:

  • shall have the opportunity to referee their team’s officiating work assignments for sanctioned and other approved volleyball competitions within the Chesapeake Region.
  • Junior Level 2 Referees who is at least 14 years of age shall have the opportunity to work Junior Tournament assignments for volleyball competitions within the Chesapeake Region from Chesapeake assignor(s).
  • This certification is for more experienced junior players, coaches and parents who have been previously fully certified, and are affiliated with a Junior team that will be obtaining a certification to officiate during their teams tournament work assignments

If you have any questions, please contact:

referee.certification@chrva.org


Adult Player Referee Certification

Responsibilities and entitlements of a Adult Player Referee:

  • After certification, the player referee shall have the opportunity to work their team's work assignments for sanctioned and other approved volleyball competitions.
  • Adult Player Referees cannot officiate as a paid, uniformed referee.
  • This certification is for Adult players only who will be obtaining a certification to officiate during their teams tournament work assignments

Adult Provisional Referee Certification

Responsibilities and entitlements of a certified Provisional Referee:

  • entitled to wear the official Provisional patch and approved official’s uniform while officiating.
  • shall have the opportunity to work assignments for sanctioned and other approved volleyball competitions within the Chesapeake Region from Regionally designated assignor(s).
  • may elect to become a candidate for Regional Referee upon completion of two seasons as a Provisional Referee. The Provisional certification may be retained indefinitely provided all re-certification requirements are met.
  • is authorized to officiate any USA Volleyball-sanctioned competition, including Junior Olympic Volleyball competition within the Region where certified, and in other Regions with the approval of the appropriate Regional referee chair.
  • This certification is for Adult members who would like to be paid officials in the region to officiate Junior and/or Adult tournaments during the season. 
     

Adult Regional Referee Certification

Responsibilities and entitlements of a certified Regional referee:

  • If you aren't sure what a REGIONAL referee means, contact the Referee Chair before you complete this curriculum.  A Regional referee is someone who works as a non-player referee.
  • will be entitled to wear the official Regional patch and approved official’s uniform while officiating.
  • shall have the opportunity to work assignments for sanctioned and other approved volleyball competitions within the Chesapeake Region from Regionally designated assignor(s).
  • All Regional Referees are expected to work at least two In-region tournaments, at least one regional championship and work as an evaluator at fellowship tournament.
  • The Regional certification may be retained indefinitely provided all re-certification requirements are met.
  • is authorized to officiate any USA Volleyball-sanctioned competition, including Junior Olympic Volleyball competition within the Region where certified, and in other Regions with the approval of the appropriate Regional Referee Chair.

Becoming a certified Regional referee:

Provisional Referees who seek to upgrade their certification to Regional referee must do the following:

  • Contact the CHRVA Referee Development Program (RDP) coordinator (RDP.coordinator@CHRVA.org) to express your interest.
    • This may be done as soon as you determine you are interested, even if you will not be ready to upgrade in the current season.
    • This must be done by December 15 in the season you aspire to upgrade your rating.
  • Carefully review and ensure that you meet the USAV requirements found on the USA Volleyball Referee Training site.
    • See the "To be certified" section for "Regional Referee" under "Indoor Officials Certifications" shown below.

Carefully review and ensure that you meet the CHRVA requirements shown below:

  • Provisional referees must:
    • Have served a minimum of two full years to request an upgrade with a recommendation from a Regional referee to the RDP coordinator.
    • Have served a minimum of one full year to request an upgrade with a recommendation from a USA National or Junior National referee to the RDP coordinator.
    • Have completed the recertification process as a Provisional referee.
    • Be a certified scorer.
    • Be a current CHRVA member in good standing.
    • Have a current background screening, since junior's competition may be used for training or evaluation purposes.
    • Gain experience.  The single most important thing you can do is gain practical experience on the court as a referee (both R1 and R2).
  • Seek feedback from other referees.  You can gain very valuable insights by simply asking for help.
  • Use the resources on the USA Volleyball Referee Training site to improve your knowledge of the rules and skills as a referee.
  • Consider attending RDP-sponsored training events.
  • If invited by the RDP Coordinator, attend the full-day annual CHRVA Regional Upgrade Tournament (held in the February-April time frame each season) as a volunteer and receive passing ratings as both R1 and R2.  A candidate that does not pass in two successive years should not expect to be invited in the third year, but may reapply in a subsequent year.