Referee Certification

Team Referee Certification Requirements:

  1. Register with the ODR Adult Club.
  2. Attend a USA Volleyball rules interpretation clinic in the Old Dominion Region or view annual online materials.
  3. Complete the national rules examination Form C on line; correct to 100%; forward corrected examination with references for those questions missed to the Referee Chair.
  4. Upon completion of the requirements above, the Referee Chair will indicate certification of the team referee by updating the team referee’s information in the USA Volleyball Webpoint system.
  5. Team referee certifications are good for two seasons.

Team referees may elect and are encouraged to become USA Volleyball Provisional Referee candidates and meet the requirements for that rating (see Chapter 8 – Officials)

Failure to Provide Player Officials

The Tournament Director shall be advised if any team fails or refuses to perform work assignments as scheduled.

If such failure to work is for a round robin match, the offending team shall forfeit the next match for which they are scheduled, even though that match might be played. If such failure to work is for a playoff match, the offending team shall be subject to suspension from competition for up to one month. No penalty shall be administered if failure to work is due to a scheduling change or lack of notice to the offending team.

If a player referee fails to work as scheduled, the offending team shall be required to pay the required fee to cover the cost of a non-playing referee. This must be paid to the Tournament Director prior to the participation of the team in any match subsequent to such failure to work.

A player referee failing to work may be subject to suspension from playing or officiating for a period of not less than 30 days.

If the failure is the result of a refusal to work, the certification of the referee may be revoked and the player may be suspended from playing for a period of not less than 30 days.

No penalty shall be administered if failure to work is due to a scheduling change or lack of notice to the offending referee.