USA Volleyball’s response to COVID-19 and guidelines toward Return to Play.

Learn More Close Announcement

USA Volleyball’s response to COVID-19 and guidelines toward Return to Play.

Learn More Close Announcement

2020 New Rules Interpretations – November 2019

A new USAV season is underway, and we have a new rulebook and many rule changes. Contact your region for a new rulebook or download your own copy. Here are some highlights and points of emphasis. Scenario One A referee observes a junior player wearing small stud earrings during warmups. They ask the player to…

2020 Officiating Review: A Letter from Pati Rolf

Pati Rolf, USAV’s Director of Officials Development, has some thoughts on 2020 and urges us all to be kind and generous to others and ourselves.

From the Beach: 2020 in Review

2020 didn’t happen as expected, but there still was a beach volleyball season. Keith Murlless, Director of Beach Referee Training and Certification, recaps the season and congratulates the officials who “earned their flip-flops,” as he says.

New National Scorers

I am happy to report that 20 candidates from 15 different regions earned their national scorer certification in July during the USA Volleyball Boys Junior National Championships in Dallas, Texas. These candidates all demonstrated proficiency in national scoring procedures, and I am excited to welcome them to the cadre of national scorers. Shereen Bailey (Delta)…

New National Referees

Letter from the Officials Assembly Chair – December 2020

Good day Officials and greetings from the Officials Assembly! Wow – what a year 2020 has been?!? I hope and pray that you and your family are safe and sound this holiday season. I can easily say that we all have been affected by this pandemic. Here’s to a brighter and more prosperous 2021. Your…

2020 New Rules Interpretations

A Look Back at the NORCECA Champions Cup

By: Michelle Prater I had the pleasure of officiating the NORCECA Men’s and Women’s Champions Cup in Colorado Springs, Colo., last August, working alongside Americans Hansen Leong and Jung Park in addition to international officials Matt van Raalte , Lourdes Perez, Jaime Maldonado, Serge Theriault, Denny Cespedes and Edgar la Forest. Our matches ran smoothly,…

USAV Beach Officiating: 2019 in Review

By: Keith Murlless Looking back at the 2019 beach season and beach referee training program, a few questions come to mind. Did we offer enough training opportunities? How many new officials did we bring to the sand? Did we serve the major tournaments well? Are we providing fun and profitable opportunities for our beach referees?…

High Performance Championships: A Look Back

By: Jennifer Vander Meer My first year at High Performance Championships was amazing and one I will always remember, from the coaches to the atmosphere to the cadre. I will never forget stopping my first match on the first day with a score of 2-3 in the second set due to a water main break…