Sitting referees are the ones calling the shots during a sitting volleyball match. They enforce the rules, initiate play, and ensure safety of all participants. Being a beach referee requires long periods of alertness and focus, swift judgement, and a decisive nature. It also requires exposure to the elements as referees can be outside all day during tournaments. As a referee, you allow thousands to participate in the sport we all love. Without you, there is no sitting volleyball.

Levels of Sitting Refereeing


World ParaVolley education materials are available for free online. Contact your Region Officials Chair for access.

Standing indoor referee education courses are available at on the USA Volleyball Academy.

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Opportunities to Officiate

Looking to officiate in qualifiers and national championships? More information about how to register for these types of events may be found on the Opportunities to Officiate page.

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With safety being the top priority, USA Volleyball is proud to team with the U.S. Center for SafeSport to Protect our members.

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