Welcome to the Officials page of the Old Dominion Region. Here you will find important information on how to become an official for USA Volleyball in the Old Dominion Region; officiating resources; officials’ training; rules; and Officiating Opportunities. Don’t forget to check out the articles section under officials to help your professional development as an official.

For Junior Officials training information – 2021-22: ODR Junior Officials

For Information for New Referees – 2021-22: How to become a Certified Official

For adult team referee and scoring information – 2021-22: TBP-How to become a Certified Adult Player Official

For information for returning referees and scorers – 2021-22: Returning Info

All Members must register in SportsEngine. Please visit the ODR membership page for more information.


All Provisional and Regional Scorer Referees are required to keep score twice during the season.  You must notify me when you keep score; if you keep score some place other than the ODR one day tournaments; send a copy of the scoresheet to Patsy Neal, ODR Scorekeeper Chair at 3726 Mockingbird Lane, Suffolk, VA 23434-7106

All Provisional Referees/Scorers must renew their certification each year.
Certification expires on October 31 of the current year.
You must view the appropriate clinics and take the test that goes along with the clinic.

All Regional Referees/Scorers must renew their certification every other year.
If your certification is up for renewal, you will be getting an email prior to start of season.  Your certification will expire on October 31 of current year.  You renew your certification by viewing the appropriate clinic and taking the scoring test.

ODR Scoring Procedures can be found here. For the proper scoresheets, please visit the Official’s Forms section.

The Official Word

The Official Word is a publication that contains current information for volleyball officials on topics such as rule changes, officiating techniques, upcoming events, and opportunities for rating and training. It is published as a joint effort between the USA Volleyball Officials Division and the Professional Association of Volleyball Officials (PAVO). The Official Word is published five times a year and is sent to all National and Junior National referees and scorekeepers. Visit USAV’s Official Word archive for previous issues.